Alumni Volunteers

The Student Members of Kathekon

Kathekon is a student organization designed to improve student-alumni relations. The term Kathekon comes from the Greek phrase meaning "having an ethos of caring" or "to serve" and embodies how members of Kathekon support Alumni Engagement on campus. Students also connect with the history and workings of the university and strive for camaraderie within the group and with the Alumni Engagement staff. This comfort and familiarity serve as the foundation for continued engagement after members graduate.

Kathekon members assist with on-campus alumni weekends and events, create mission-fulfilling events for current students, and are given behind-the-scenes looks into the university. One of its biggest events is Say Hey Day, which the club sponsors twice a year to encourage students to embrace the Speaking Tradition.

Membership is by application only in early spring and is limited to rising juniors and seniors in good academic and general standing in the W&L community. Kathekon seeks a varied group of students who, by their demonstrated and planned involvement and passion for W&L, wish to deepen their connection with the university. Alumni Engagement staff and the leaders of the group conduct interviews with finalists, with a goal of approximately 40 members split evenly between juniors and seniors.

John Jensen ’01, executive director of Alumni and Career Services, currently serves as the staff advisor for Kathekon.

Class of 2023

Hunter Bates
Louisville, Kentucky

William Daniels
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Will Davis
Lake Bluff, Illinois 

Sam Dugan
Nashville, Tennessee

Collin Frazey
Phoenix, Arizona

Katherine Ho
Naperville, Illinois

Timmy Jones
Concord, North Carolina

Sunghee Kim
Lehigh Acres, Florida

Center Harbor, New Hampshire

Tatiana Monteleone
New York, New York

Smith O'Leary
Charlotte, North Carolina

Evan Owan
Germantown, Maryland

Avalon Pernell
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Eli Samson
Houston, Texas

Michael Spedale
Houston, Texas

Allie Stankewich
Guilford, Connecticut

James Torbert
Auburn, Alabama

Ashley True
Greencastle, Pennsylvania

Peyton Tysinger
Norfolk, Virginia

Class of 2024

Pari Ahamdi
Medfield, Massachusetts

Anna Bosking
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Will Burrow
Winter Park, Florida

Connor Coleman
Birmingham, Alabama

Mason Davis
Memphis, Tennessee

Kate Edmondson
Greenville, South Carolina

Charles Frazer
Norfolk, Virginia

Pierson Gammage
Greenwich, Connecticut

Perry Kramer
Roswell, Georgia

Stephen Murrin
Fort Worth, Texas

Oliver Pink
Charlotte, North Carolina

Emma Poole
Cleveland, Ohio

Abby Portwood
Dallas, Texas

Margaret Thompson
Dallas, Texas

Angela Tu
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Nathan Unger
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Mark Waller
Mountain Brook, Alabama

Sharif Wilson
Harare, Zimbabwe


Office of Alumni Engagement

Hotchkiss House
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450