Wabash College is proud of its Peace Corps volunteers, president writes

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. 

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President Gregory Hess

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”

Meet Your Peace Corps Midwest Recruiter: Kendrall Masten

Name: Kendrall Masten
Country of Service: Zambia 2005-2007
Assignment: Rural Aquaculture Promotion
Paul D. Coverdell Fellow: Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University Recruitment Territory: Central Indiana Continue reading “Meet Your Peace Corps Midwest Recruiter: Kendrall Masten”

Wabash College alum finds strength in unity with his community in Cameroon

Peace Corps volunteer Jake Moore with community members in Cameroon.

Jake Moore, of Crawfordsville, Ind., has been making a difference as an agro-forestry volunteer in Cameroon since September 2012. We checked in with the 2012 Wabash College alum recently to find out how his projects are going and the lessons he’s learned so far. (Jake will also be sharing his experience live via video conference at a special Peace Corps recruitment event at Wabash College on Wednesday, Jan. 29) Continue reading “Wabash College alum finds strength in unity with his community in Cameroon”