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.

Mary Webster, associate director of alumni engagement, advises Kathekon.

Class of 2020

Mourad Berrached
Houston, Texas

Will Bolton
Bel Air, Maryland

Andrew Brennan
Baltimore, Maryland

Ben Bryles
Little Rock, Arkansas

Parker Catlett
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Sean Clark
Washington, D.C.

Kaitlyn Fitzsimmons
Hillsborough, California

Ally Gsell
Houston, Texas

Sarah Hall
Louisville, Kentucky

Lily Horsley
Richmond, Virginia

Jimmie Johnson
Hoover, Alabama

Catherine Latour
Lubbock, Texas

Brian Peccie
Norfolk, Virginia

Adele Petagna
New Orleans, Louisiana

Parker Robertson
Bend, Oregon

Mariam Samuel
Fleming Island, Florida

Eva Sarkes
Owings Mills, Maryland

Dillon Smith
Alexandria, Virginia

Molly Sykes
Norfolk, Virginia

Sloan Warner
Lexington, Kentucky

John Wickham
Charlotte, North Carolina

Class of 2021

Brennan Black
Fairfield, Connecticut

Danner Butler
Mobile, Alabama

Chase Calhoun
Atlanta, Georgia

Brandon Carner
Northport, New York

Calder Clay
Lansing, North Carolina

Robert Dee
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Graysen Doran
Wilmette, Illinois

Megan Duncanson
Hillsborough, California

Savannah Emge
Reisterstown, Maryland

Julia Foxen
Garden City, New Jersey

Whit Goode
Richmond, Virginia

Austin Hudson
Baltimore, Maryland

Runa King
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Sam Louman
Purchase, New York

Grey McCarthy
Atlanta, Georgia

Will Reynolds
Louisville, Kentucky

Isabel Ryan
Bristow, Virginia

Alankrit Shatadal
Verona, Wisconsin

Mary Stephen Straske
Tampa, Florida

Christopher Watt
Thomasville, Georgia

Jake Williams
Mountainbrook, Alabama

Contact Us

Office of Alumni Engagement
Hotchkiss House
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450