As all pet owners know, our pets are the greatest part of our day, and they make coming home from work or school so much better. But, since everyone is social distancing and staying at home, we get to be around them and play with them all day long. The Wesleyan community has a variety of pets, ranging from Director of Christian Life Greg Lisson’s sweet dog, Sam, to High School English Teacher Katie Wischerth’s handsome kitty, Ernie. But the question is, what have these wonderful creatures been up to during quarantine? I asked many Wesleyan students and faculty to tell me a little bit about what their beloved companions have been up to during this time. Here is what they said:
The Athletic Circle of Honor is a program that is dedicated to honor the alumni athletes that performed tremendously during their time at Wesleyan. Each year since 2007, athletes have been inducted after holding a rigorous process. Inductees must be a graduate of at least five years, earned a varsity leader in each of the sports they participated in and must have exhibited excellent abilities in their sports during their time at Wesleyan. Freshman Kaylynn Kirklen said, “The Circle of Honor is for the alumni who have shown honor and dedication to Wesleyan through athletics and have impacted the community through their sports by winning state championships or breaking records.” Keep Reading
From the moment students step on campus, the Wesleyan mission statement is instilled in them through the actions of teachers, administrators and peers. The Statement, “To be a Christian school of academic excellence by providing each student a diverse college preparatory education guided by Christian principles and beliefs; by challenging and nurturing the mind, body and spirit; and by developing stewardship in our changing world.”
Wesleyan instills a “Go Get ‘Em” mentally in the students. From the classroom to locker rooms to the conference room students are taught to lead with passion. Many young adults have graduate from Wesleyan with the knowledge of how to start a company in the real world.
Alumni Spencer Sutlive (’16) and Henry Collins (’16) started their outdoors company right after leaving the halls of Wesleyan. Rugged Road Outdoors is a company that sells outdoor gear for camping and hiking. The products vary from clothing, to packs and any other equipment needed for an outdoor excursion. Sutlive said, “we are hoping to release our coolers in the Spring.” Keep Reading
Every Thursday, about eight aspiring minds meet in the library to discuss their latest progress in their personal projects. Girls Who Code is a new club at Wesleyan, one that aims to inspire young women to expand their interests to the technical field through simple, yet engaging, online guides. Keep Reading