In this guest post, Gregory D. Hess, the president of Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., reflects on how the missions and goals of Wabash and the Peace Corps overlap, and the opportunities service offers to Wabash graduates.
The mission of Wabash College is “to educate men to think critically, act responsibly, lead effectively, and live humanely.” We call our students to seek lives of purpose and meaning, and to take leadership roles in communities around the globe. To develop these skills and values, Wabash students live by a single rule of conduct, which demands that they conduct themselves as gentlemen and responsible citizens.
Wabash is exceedingly proud of its graduates who have chosen to serve in the Peace Corps because they live out the values of the College’s mission and the responsible action required by the Gentleman’s Rule. Wabash’s student-centered, liberal arts approach to education provides uncommon opportunities for students to innovate, lead, and serve — on campus and, through our Global Health, Ecuadorian Studies, and Immersion Learning programs, around the world. While Wabash is a small college in Indiana, its graduates become lifelong learners who are eager to interact and develop partnerships with all cultures. Continue reading “Wabash College is proud of its Peace Corps volunteers, president writes”