If you are like me, you remember the day…but not a lot of the details. I remember our son’s better than I do mine. Regardless, you go high school boy to Wabash Man-in-the-making in the space of a couple of hours. (Mom, your home cooking also became sooooo good!)
You pick up your packet of “stuff” and you begin making your way – the transition is incredible if you think about it. These young men start the journey to becoming a man responsible for their actions…in simple but concrete ways.
Familiar faces in the group ease part of that transition – for students and parents alike. Coach Kyle Brumett (left), head basketball coach, was there to talk a little “X and O” and a lot of Wabash College.
First Lady Lora Hess seems to be asking Trustee Dave Callecod ’89 where his son, Nolan ’19, got his height.
Of course, the central piece of of the day is the welcoming of the families into the Wabash community. President Hess does that in a very visible fashion at the Ringing In Ceremony. He also does it one-on-one – helping families to understand the Wabash isn’t a four year educational business exchange..Wabash is 4-LIFE.
Yes, the times have changed, the faces have changes, and orientation is better than ever. What hasn’t changed is the zeal for life and learning that becomes a part of the DNA of every Wabash man.