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Today, let’s show that we are Wabash Proud! If you aren’t already aware, Wabash is having another important day today and it would be great for you to join me in supporting the College. 

Last year on 4.22, the Wabash nation made a lasting impact on the College by raising over $500,000 from more than 2,500 donors. This day provided phenomenal opportunities and experiences for Wabash students, inspiring a group of alumni to challenge us to do it again. 

Adam Rains ’17 presenting at the Celebration of Student Research


In Psychology, your donations last year:

  • Helped send a recent graduate, Andy Walsh ’14, to present his graduate research at a conference in Switzerland.
  • Allowed us to send Adam Rains ’17 to present the results of his summer research at a national neuroscience conference in Chicago.
  • Purchased critical research materials for Max Gallivan ’16, who has spent his senior year testing the effectiveness of new drug treatments for cognitive deficits in a rat model of diabetes.

In total, donations from last year’s Day of Giving have had an enormous impact on our current students and graduates, and we are very grateful for your support!

Today, we are focusing on all of the reasons that we are #WabashProud, for our department, we are very proud of the work that our students accomplish. This year, we are raising funds to support two current students, Carson Powell ’17 and Nigel Dao ’18, who will be completing summer research internships this year. We are hoping to raise enough funds to send both men to the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting in San Diego in November, and to support other research projects and professional development of our students. We think that this will be an excellent opportunity for both Carson and Nigel, hope you will consider donating to the Special Psychology Fund today to support them and other Psychology students. 

I am asking you to show you are Wabash Proud by making a gift today. With your help, Wabash will receive over $170,000 in lead challenge gifts if 2,700 alumni, friends, and family give on 4.27. This money will be unlocked as we hit four benchmarks throughout the day. 

For every gift made to the Special Psychology Fund, the Psychology faculty will match $10 dollars up to $850!  To support Wabash and our Psychology students, when making your gift at, simply select Psych from the drop‐down menu. 

Join me in showing you are Wabash Proud today!  Support Wabash students and encourage others to do the same! 

Best wishes, and thank you again for your support, 

Neil Schmitzer-Torbert
Daniel F. Evans Associate Professor in Social Sciences
Department of Psychology, Chair