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Tyler Regnier ’16- Private Capital Management

Tyler Regnier ’16 – This summer I am interning for Thane Bushong ’96 at Private Capital Management Tyler Regnier Summer Internship 2014Group, Inc. in Noblesville, IN.  PCMG Inc. is a personal finance firm offering investment, mortgage, insurance, and financial advising services.  I am also working on efforts within PCMG’s sister company, Timberline Properties, LLC, a property management group in Noblesville.  My responsibilities come in a wide variety, ranging from tax abatements, to kitchen remodels, to investment portfolios.

I started this position with mostly soft skills, such as strong interpersonal skills and a detail oriented mind-set.  My main technical skills included proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, which I gained from my statistics course with Dr. Byun.  Through this internship I have been able to strengthen both my analytical and technical skills, as I review investment portfolios and prepare presentations for various clients.  I have always been able to balance seeing and addressing the fine details of a situation while also keeping the larger picture or final goal in mind.  I have sharpened this skill by working on various projects in investments, and more so in real estate and property management projects with Timberline, LLC.

Due to my diverse interests, I have not narrowed my career path.  At this time I am working towards a career in personal finance, law, or education.  From a young age, I have held an interest in finance and investments.  Working at PCMG Inc., has enabled me to develop and strengthen that interest.  I am enjoying this position in personal finance, and I find stock research and portfolio analysis to be a invigorating activity.  In addition, the personal interaction with clients is a vital part of what draws me to personal finance.  I can certainly see myself in a full-time position similar to this internship.

At PCMG Inc., I have been handed a number of tasks that I know little to nothing about.  For instance, I am currently working on a tax abatement proposal for a historic building in downtown Noblesville that Timberline Properties, LLC will soon be renovating to create professional office suites.  This task is teaching me to handle situations with a steep learning curve, a skill which will be valuable in future positions.  Coming into this job, I knew nothing about local tax laws and incentives.  Through talking to local officials and business owners, I have been able to compile information on tax incentives to complete this tax abatement proposal.

My Wabash liberal arts education has enabled me to perform the wide range of tasks that this position requires of me.  Due to the wide array of subjects covered by a liberal arts education, my Wabash experience has enabled me to take on very diverse responsibilities as well as tasks which I initially know very little about. This internship has helped me further develop my skills and refine my career path.  I am very grateful that through Wabash and the Lilly Endowment, I am able to have this internship experience.


Ryne Ruddock ’16- Herald Bulletin

Ryne Ruddock Summer Internship 2014Ryne Ruddock ’16- May 19 marked the start of a new experience for me both as a student, and as a person. Monday, May 19, I started my first day at my internship generously provided by the Lilly Endowment. The Herald Bulletin, located in downtown Anderson, IN, brought me in and has worked with me each and every day of the week, molding me and picking my brain, in an effort to better develop my journalism.

Scott Miley, my direct supervisor and features editor for the Herald Bulletin, has sat down and gone over my work, emphasizing both my strengths and weaknesses. I have covered a variety of stories, from simple things like talking to race fans to get their experience of short-track racing, to more complex, detailed work, such as working on a three-part series for Anderson’s downtown project.

Each day has presented a new challenge, whether it be rushing to cover a developing story, or looking back through old articles while reporting a new ‘twist’ to a story. Going out to cover the sites and action has been a new experience too.

I have had an opportunity to speak with some important, generous, and sincere people while working here. I got an opportunity to speak with a Christian organization that helps ex-cons find work and rehabilitate themselves. That experience alone made an enormous impact on me. Seeing these men, some not much older than me, who had made a mistake and served time for it, coming together and trying to return to the path of righteousness was amazing.

I have also had the privilege of covering some major stories, such as a D-Day tribute (June 6) when I got to speak with a living veteran who was a part of the attack on Omaha Beach that day in Normandy, France. Mr. Mehling, the veteran I spoke with, was a kind-hearted, sweet man who thoroughly enjoyed speaking with me about his experience.

I have not always had a feature story to write, but working on various stories, the time constraints, I have to complete the stories, and the people I have had the opportunity to meet along the way have truly helped make this a great experience. This internship has been such a blessing and I am thankful for Lilly Endowment and Herald Bulletin for making this possible.


Hemant Sah ’17– Health Department

Hemant Sah Summer Internship 2014Hemant Sah ’17 – I am thankful to Fountain-Warren County Health Department for giving me an opportunity to work with them. I am on an eight week long internship that focuses on addressing public health issues.

I knew public health is about rendering health services to as many people as you can. But the internship made me realize my knowledge was very basic. Public health is a very broad topic, beyond what I had thought. It refers to all the organized measures and informed choices of society, organizations, communities and individuals to prevent diseases, promote health, and prolong life among the population as a whole. Public health organizations (here, Fountain-Warren County Health Department) plan activities based on population health analysis, and aim to provide the conditions in which people can be healthy and completely eradicate threatening diseases.

The Fountain & Warren County Health Department recognizes that health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Therefore, they dedicate their services to help the citizens of both Fountain and Warren County achieve and maintain their highest level of health.  As part of my internship, I assist the health workers and professionals to monitor and diagnose the health concerns such as vaccination and control of infectious diseases, safer workplaces, safer and healthier foods, safe drinking water, health of mother and infants, tobacco use and abuse, and prescription drug abuse, etc.

I have diverse tasks both menial and exciting. I am responsible for entering data into the State’s system and expedite the paperwork. Exciting tasks include meetings with the county commissioners, analyze surveys, produce reports and, examine CT and MRI scans. I also got to do food inspections at grocery stores and restaurants in both counties. I received training to dispatch and manage emergency services like fire department, local hospital and, law enforcement. I input septic system information into iTOSS (Indiana’s network for
Tracking of On-site Sewage Systems). iTOSS keeps records of all new and old septic records which can be assessed by any health worker within the state. There is another similar system called CHIRP which keeps record of immunization of the county’s population within the state. I also assisted the health educator during the Park’s Program to educate kids on use of sunscreen and sun safety. Community Action Program (CAP) is an important initiative that adopted several ways that Indiana is trying to stop all forms of tobacco use.

I also got a chance to pick a health issue for my own project to be completed by the end of the internship. As obesity is one of the major public health issues in both Fountain and Warren County. I chose obesity, for my independent project. Last year’s Community Health Needs Assessment survey revealed that 34% of the population of the bi-county area is obese. The data also coincides with the United States’ one-third obese population. Therefore, I’m working to organize a private screening of ‘FED UP’. The documentary examines the truth behind “low-fat foods”, sugar intake, corporate politics and advertising of processed food. The documentary is not scheduled to be released in Indiana and I advise everyone reading this blog to watch ‘FED UP’. The movie director urged ‘everyone who eats’ to watch the documentary. It will change the way you think about food.

Lastly, I would like to reflect on what all these information and experience have helped me to accomplish. I am from a Nepal but we have similar health issues in Nepalese community. Nepal is yet to recognize prescription drug abuse and sun exposure as a potential risk to public health. We do recognize tobacco abuse as a public health issue but the actions being taken fail to be aggressive and effective. When I go back, I can propose the authorities, these successful steps that the health department and Indiana have taken to tackle health issues of my community in Nepal.

All this would not have been possible without a Wabash College and the Lilly Endowment Fund. I express my heartiest gratitude to Lilly Endowment, Inc. which has made a wide range of new programs and opportunities available for students to hone leadership skills and work experience across the state. I also thank all the alumni and friends of Wabash who donate Wabash to produce capable men.


Connor Sullivan ’15- Triton Brewing Company

pcsulliv15Connor Sullivan ’15- For the Triton Brewing Company internship there are four parts that make up the internship as a whole.  These four parts are divided up according to the four parts of this business:  sales, production, tasting room and operations.  With the internship position spanning a period of eight weeks, each section of the internship last two weeks.  I first started off in sales.  For this period I followed our sales director around and learned the process of acquiring new customers as well as how to maintain and build upon relationships that Triton Brewing Company already had with prior customers.  The production side of the business is the behind the scenes part.  Here I learned about the brewing process and how the beer, then packaged and readied for shipment.  Triton Brewing Company has a tasting room on the front part of the building.  This is a bar scene where guests are able to come in and enjoy our products and others that we find quite favorable as well.  I took part in the event planning, how to run and operate the tasting room and was given the chance to serve our final product on some days, as well.  The final part of this internship is the operations.  Operations involve the financial part of running the brewery.  It can involve anything from paying bills, collecting payments and keeping inventory of what we have and what we need to buy.  Overall, this has been a very exciting and informative experience.  Not only have I been given the chance to learn about business and how to run a small business, but I was able to learn about the entire brewing process.  I would like to thank the Lilly Endowment, Inc for their support and thank them for giving me the opportunity, and all other Wabash men, of having an internship in our state.


Tyler Trepton ’16- Leonard-McDowell

Tyler Trepton Summer Internship 2014

 

Tyler Trepton ’16- Being from Northwest Indiana “The Region” it never occurred to me to extend my internship search past the Chicago land area. I started doing some research and saw the developing technology startup boom in the Indianapolis area, and I was sold. After doing some research I stumbled across Leonard-McDowell a small Indianapolis Tech Company with a list of previous interns, Ben Cook, Tyler Ownesby, Jared Valentine, and many more. After speaking to Jared a previous intern said the internship was an enjoyable learning opportunity.

Since my first day in May, Frank started the ball rolling quickly with Will and I for a busy and productive summer. It did not take long for me to realize that Frank is basically the man who knows everyone in Indianapolis. The different meetings and random meet ups he constantly found someone he knew allowing me to network and interact with people in the technology industry in Indianapolis. It has been a privilege to work with Frank and the rest of Leonard McDowell; I would like to thank them for accepting me as one of the interns for the summer, and providing me with a great learning experience.

So what have I been doing the past month? To start I have become Veeam VMSP and VTMSP certified to sell and market their product. Also, I have become Spiceworks certified or what they call a “Spicehead”. In addition, I have expanded my knowledge of Smartfile, Solidfire, and Scale Computing where I can help sell and market their product. On the other side of sales I am in the process of developing a technical chart for an app. Visit http://me.leonard-mcdowell.com/ for more information. Finally, I have had the opportunity to do a lot of networking in attending different events like VMUG, VTUG, Techpoint, and many more!

My favorite part of the internship so far was being able to experience the Indianapolis Strawberry Festival. Frank and I had a quick meeting at the Starbucks on Monument Circle, and after we headed for an early dessert before dinner. It was a beautiful day and a great experience I would never have experienced if it weren’t for Leonard McDowell.

To conclude, I would like to thank the Lilly Endowment Fund, without them none of this would be possible. Their partnership with Wabash College has and will continue to help the young Wabash men continue to pave their way to a successful future.


Hauser ’15 Working Science Skills in Alaska

Wes Hauser ’15 – Before this summer, I never imagined I would travel to a small town in south-central Alaska to hone my abilities as a scientist. However, here I sit in Homer, Alaska delivering an update describing just that. This summer I’m working on a series of projects with Smithsonian scientist and Wabash Alum Dr. Dennis Whigham, who I worked with last summer at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, Maryland. While my work from last summer was largely laboratory-based (and can be found here), the nature of my research this summer is strikingly different.
 
Wes Hauser working in Alaska fields.

Wes Hauser working in Alaska fields.

My attention is primarily focused on two research projects in Homer. The first explores the impact of landscape features on the nutrient cycling of two headwater streams. This involves collecting leaf litter and soil core samples from fertilized and unfertilized portions of the stream in an attempt to profile how Nitrogen moves through these systems. Previous work has shown that inorganic nitrogen is crucial to the vitality of juvenile fish communities in these streams; therefore, several management implications will emerge based upon how the surrounding wetlands source and store this valuable nutrient.

 
The second project I’m undertaking centers around a commonly occurring Alaskan bog orchid, Platanthera dilatata. Relatively little information marks the species’ population structure and reproductive biology, so I’ve been collecting those measurements from three distinct populations near Homer. I’ve also set up several pollination experiments and exclosures to determine the nature of how the species reproduces. Information from this project will be used to update the North American Orchid Conservation Center (NAOCC), an online orchid information database governed by SERC.
 
While I’ve devoted much of my time to these two projects, I’ve also had several enriching experiences outside of my research pursuits. Taking time to enjoy the stunning natural environments of Alaska has been high on my list, and tide-pooling, trips to the beach, and hikes in the woods have all made my time here phenomenal. I’ve also had the chance to explore several museums in Homer that have outlined the community’s rich history (particularly through its ties to commercial fishing).
 
Needless to say, this internship experience has broadened my horizons both as a scientist and as a young naturalist. I’m grateful to the Wabash College Biology Department and the SERC Plant Ecology Lab for funding for this opportunity. I’m also thankful for my research mentor, Dennis Whigham.

Hanes ’16 Hanapin & the PPC Community

Sam Hanes ‘ 16  – So this is awesome. I am in week four of my internship here at Hanapin Marketing in Bloomington and it’s been a blast!

As soon as I got back from studying and singing in Ecuador (also a Wabash occasion), I had two days to gather myself and get down to Bloomington. The first day was a great day for orientation, as I was able to sit in on REDBOP day at Hanapin. REDBOP is held once a month and is a day of research in which we all get together and discuss and present new topics and tactics that we have learned or problems that we have solved. The Director of Talent and Culture at Hanapin, Chris Martin, was my first contact as he guided me through the interview process and coordinated my internship. It has also been great to meet and interact with the CEO of Hanapin and Wabash graduate Pat East (’00).

I have really enjoyed my time at the office. All of my coworkers have been pleasant to work with and are always willing to help me out no matter how busy they are. Since the internship is Pay Per Click Marketing, the work environment is relaxed (they bump music in the office all day) and the employees are young and tech-savvy.

Sam Hanes

But it hasn’t all been rainbows and lollipops. Going into the internship, I had barely any marketing experience and absolutely no PPC experience. For those unfamiliar, Pay Per Click, PPC and Paid Search are all terms for advertising online (like on Bing or Google) where a company pays money for users to click on that advertisement. Hanapin specializes in digital advertising for their clients.  Without any experience, and without being extremely techy (for a young guy), the initial tasks were quite overwhelming.

I was finally able to get the ball rolling. Each day I worked with my mentor, Amanda West-Bookwalter, on learning new tasks. Each time I learn a new task, I get account managers that ask me to perform those tasks on their accounts. The amount I’ve learned about PPC and all of the work that Hanapin does for their clients in just four weeks has been incredible.  Despite all the fun and learning, I have still been put to work! I have:

  • Ran spelling and 404 checker audits for all of our clients
  • Put together congruency analysis and reports for enterprise-level clients
  • Performed a mobile audit for an enterprise-level client
  • Worked on keyword research for enterprise, small business, and retainer clients
  • Done landing page assessments for Conversion Rate Optimization
  • Run affinity analytics in Google Analytics
  • Worked on a keyword build-out for an enterprise-level client

These are just a few specific tasks I have worked on, not to mention all of the different software and PPC terms and tactics that I have learned!

I couldn’t be happier with my internship here at Hanapin. I’d like to give a big thanks to Hanapin, Wabash, and the Lilly Endowment for making this possible. I’ve become extremely interested in the world of PPC and the PPC community, and the company culture at Hanapin is something that I enjoy and appreciate. My first internship experience is something that will benefit me in the future no matter what path I take!


Health Program Provided Career Direction

Health Care Immersion Program (HCIP) 2014

Earlier this spring (May 11-15) eight Wabash men participated in the 2nd annual Health Care Immersion Program in Indianapolis.  Students learned through a series of presentations by Wabash alumni who are currently working in health care and related fields – a crucial, complicated, and extremely varied sector of our economy.  Dr. Frank Howland also lead the group through vigorous coursework throughout the week.  The HCIP was created from the success of other past immersion programs and under the umbrella of a current Lilly Endowment, Inc. grant.

The following students were selected to participate based on the strength of their applications and interviews:  Tiger Zuo, Ethan Farmer, Bilal Jawed, Thanh Tran, Ryan Gross, Tu Nguyen, Mazin Hakim, and Ian Artis.  On the final day of the program, students gave 3 group presentations covering varied aspects and perspectives of the topics covered over the course of the week.

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Tiger Zuo ‘16 – After taking the Health Economics class with Dr. Howland last semester, I had decided to give the Healthcare Immersion Program a try. Fortunately, I got admitted into the program and I got a more immersive experience in healthcare in terms of the knowledge which I acquired from Dr. Howland’s lecture. The visit to St. Vincent hospital helped me to build a more comprehensive approach on how hospitals generate revenue in terms of cost shifting and multiple-sites budgeting, The different visits with physicians helped us to bring different perspectives together to think more critically. More importantly, the visit to the IU Innovation center helped me to sort out the initial process on how to bring ideas and pitches into a solid plan of action. I highly suggest that students who are interested in Healthcare apply for this program. Last but not least, Dr. Howland’s Health Economics (ECON 235) class is a must-take for individuals who wish to pursue a career in healthcare.

Thanh Tran ‘17 – Throughout the Health Care Immersion Program, I learned a lot about the multiple facets of the health care industry in the USA, along with important influential factors including public policy, entrepreneurship, and economy. Especially the speakers in the program, who are experts in health care services, brought up the very insightful perspectives. We truly had interesting and in-depth conversation about health care throughout the talks. Furthermore, the program has essentially enhanced my personal viewpoint about the health care industry in the USA.

On the first day of the program, Dr. Stephen Jay from Fairbanks School of Public Health IUPUI talked about public health and health the care system in America. I found it very important as humans nowadays are still facing imperative global health issues such as infectious diseases, water and air pollution, global warming and health care access. Dr. Stephen Jay moved on to the second half of his talk about the limitations of the current health care systems. One of them is the insurance coverage for Medicare/Medicaid. For example, doctors and pharmacists are less likely to treat Medicaid patients because they wouldn’t get reimbursed adequately afterward.

One of the most remarkable points of the program is the trip to St. Vincent Hospital and IU Research center. Dr. Joe Trebly gave us a tour around the Research and Technology Center. This center is special in that it hosts many start-up medical and research firms. Dr. Trebly talked about the development and financial support of entrepreneurial avenues in science and medicine. In addition, Dr. Trebly gave us good advices on prospective careers and how to pursue what we are truly passionate about.

At the end of the trip, our group made a presentation about Health in Montgomery County and Indiana. Throughout the research, our group got to know more deeply about the specific health issues in Montgomery County and Indiana by applying what we had learned so far through the trip. Our group presentation has received positive feedback from professors at Wabash College.

Health1PREPMazin Hakim ‘17 – Health Care Immersion Program 2014. What can I really say? Countless times the thought crossed my mind how much my good friend (a pre-med student at Purdue) would love to take part in such an eye opening experience into the universe of healthcare that this program was. It is certainly a privilege of Wabash students to be able to participate and learn from such high standing Wabash alumni.

I feel that a brief introduction of myself and why I wanted to participate in the Healthcare Immersion Program would serve well.  First off, my name is Mazin Hakim (class of 2017) and I am a Chemistry major with a Math and Spanish double minor. As a part of the Wabash 3/2 dual-degree engineering program, I plan on studying chemistry, math, and Spanish at Wabash for three years and following that with two years of concentrated biomedical engineering studies at Purdue. Although the Wabash-Purdue biomedical engineering program is not quite set up yet, I am confident that I will be able to reach out to Purdue and demonstrate to them why I would like to go there to study biomedical engineering.

Along with my passion in science and engineering, I have held an interest in healthcare since studying anatomy and physiology in my sophomore year of high school. This is the reason why I found interest in and decided to take part in this immersion program. Mostly, I wanted to be able to figure out where biomedical engineering fell in the array of healthcare in the United States. Coming out of the program, I have found that, in some sense, it applies almost wherever I can imagine. Learning from Dr. Joe Trebley, head of startup companies at IURTC, I found that medical device startup companies are intertwined in healthcare policy, regulations, and patent laws. From Dr. Kolisek, president and orthopedic surgeon at OrthoIndy, biomedical engineering is directly applicable to the development of the prosthetic knees and hips they implement on a daily basis.

These are just examples among many. Knowing pretty much nothing about health care upon starting my four day journey, I also learned implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), and applied that to many opinions of where in the world health care is moving. The conclusion to take away from what I have seen throughout this program is that in modern, fast-paced American society, there exists virtually infinite sides to the broad field of healthcare.

As jam-packed as this week was with information and learning, it is almost hard to differentiate which speakers told me what. Overall, this was a great experience for me to learn about healthcare in our nation, bond with some Wabash brothers, and meet some pretty amazing alumni. But of course, none of this would have been possible without the support of the Lilly Endowment, which paid for our hotel and meals, and the organizers of the program. For this, I am truly grateful.

 Bilal Jawed ‘17 – The 2014 Wabash College Health Immersion Program made me feel stupid. As absurd and ridiculous as the previous statement may appear to be, I mean it in the most beautiful way. The program revealed to me a complicated and intricate world of health care, science, intellectual property, and everything in between. It was only until we saw these complexities up close from different perspectives that we truly understood how much more there is to health care. These extremely different perspectives are where the value of the Immersion Program lies. Experiencing Dr. Stephen Jay from the IU School of Public Health speak on a global perspective of health and then, within hours, witnessing Dr. John Roberts speak about these same topics right at home was truly amazing. The diversity of the immersion, such as Dr. Frank Kolisek’s discussion on million dollar orthopedic robots and their relationship with insurance companies coupled with Dr. John Sturman’s ethical discussion on opioid treatment of chronic pain truly blew me away. These are just a few of the examples of the amazing and diverse perspectives that were jam-packed in less than a week of immersion. As I absorb and “immerse” myself in these new perspectives, I am proud to say that I am now forming my own. Although the Health Immersion Program did make me “feel stupid”, it could not have been a better humbling experience, reminding me of how much more I have to learn and achieve.

I would like to give deep thanks to all the esteemed speakers who took time out of their extremely busy days, Dr. Howland, Betsy Knott, and Cassie Hagan for organizing and guiding us through this whirlwind, and Lilly Endowment, Inc. for making this opportunity possible.

 Tu Nguyen ‘17 – The Health Care Immersion Program was a wonderful opportunity for us to improve our understanding about the health care system and its existing problems. During the trip, we had the chance to talk with 7 speakers, who were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. They provided us with multiple angles and opinions about the health care system in America. For instance, on our first day of the trip, Dr. Stephen Jay ’63, Professor of Medicine and Public Health at IU, talked about the general ideas, cost and benefit of the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care). In the evening of the same day, Dr. Joe Trebley ’01, Head of Startup Support and Promotion of IU Research and Technology Corporation, provided us with the economic and innovation perspective of the health care system. For that reason, the program has helped us to have a diverse view of medical-related careers, which betters our orientation of our career choice. I think this is an awesome opportunity for students, and not only those interested in the pre-med program, but students who are interested in other programs as well. I really wish that the program was longer so that we could have had more time to spend on deepening our understanding and thought about the health care system. Last but not least, thank you to the Eli Lilly Endowment, Dr. Frank Howland, and Mrs. Cassie Hagan, who had supported this program.

Dr. Frank Kolisek '82 talks health care with the students.

Dr. Frank Kolisek ’82 talks health care with the students.

Ethan Farmer ‘16 – Going into this immersion program, I thought I had my time after Wabash figured out. Due to my interest in health care, I am planning on going to medical school once I am done here at Wabash. One reason why this program looked so inciting to me is because of the diversity I thought I was going to experience. What I found out is that I had no idea how vast health care is and all of the different jobs that make up this vital part of our country. This diversity is something I quickly found out to be just as important as the specific field I am intending on pursuing, making it imperative that I learn more about it.

The Health Care Immersion Program allowed for this because we saw multiple alumni all over the health care spectrum. This included doctors like Dr. Jay, professor of Medicine & Public Health, and Dr. Emkes, Medical Director/Managed Care Services at St. Vincent, all the way to medical company startup entrepreneur Dr. Trebley. Some of the talks we participated in were very specific and discussed an issue pertaining to what they do, while other talks covered a broader range of health care including the ACA, how it affects doctors, and what it means for job searchers coming into the health care system. Being able to learn the various aspects of the health system through these alumni, has given me a new outlook on the health field and the vast opportunities it provides. Experiencing this immersion program has also made me excited to take up the challenges that the incoming medical students will have to address as we transition into the real world.

I would like to thank Betsy Knott, Cassie Hagan, and Dr. Frank Howland for their time, effort, and leadership as we continued through this program. I would also like to thank the Eli Lilly Endowment, Inc. for providing us with the ability to experience this opportunity.

Ryan Gross ‘17 – My experience during the 2014 Health Care Immersion Trip can be summarized as eye opening. I learned that the health system of America is extremely complex with a future of many uncertainties. The numerous Alumni that spoken to our small group of eight had a variety of perspectives towards the future of the health care system here in America. Hearing from health care professionals that hold different perspectives helped me polish my own views on this country’s health care system. As it turns out, the health care specific immersion trip turned into an opportunity to learn the culture of my fellow Wabash men as well. Our group had a variety of different cultures/ethnicities, which was another great learning experience in itself. Overall, I learned a lot of details about the health care system of America but also, I learned that a Wabash man is one who is hungry to acquire their goals regardless whether they’re a current student or an Alumni or even what country they originate from. I’d like to thank the Lilly Endowment, Dr. Frank Howland, Betsy Knott and Cassie Hagan for allowing me this valuable opportunity, one which I hope grows to inform more Wabash men about the future of this country’s health care system.



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