Some things are just tough to explain. Chapel Sing pops to mind. For the Wabash community, it’s a no-brainer. A Rite of Passage that might just be the biggest at Wabash. Try to explain that “event”, though, to someone not familiar with Wabash? Tough. Ringing In may be much the same.
The photos above and at right are Greg Castanias ’87, president of the board of directors of the National Association of Wabash Men, welcoming the Class of 2015 and their families to Wabash. Greg noted that our 25,000 alumni, since 1832, is a smaller group than IU’s current student population.
Greg went on to explain the impact of Wabash throughout his life.
As you see, the Caleb Mills Bell didn’t pay any attention to the heat, and waited patiently for its turn to shine.
That moment came a little later as President Pat White, who referenced fittingly the Wabash student body as a “band of brothers”, asked the class to stand and rang them in.
Pat knows the importance of the day and it shows in his smile. The next time he reaches for the bell with the Class of 2015 present, it will be their Commencement.
Those four years will fly by!