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.

Alexis LaBerge, assistant director of digital communications of alumni engagement, advises Kathekon.

Class of 2022

Gavron Campbell
Atlanta, Georgia

Sam Carley
Springfield, Virginia

Matt Condon
Marietta, Georgia

Jack Denious
Richmond, Virginia

Jack Eason
Danville, Kentucky

Mary Wilson Grist
Lexington, Virginia

Elizabeth Grist
Lexington, Virginia

Johnny Hsu
Potomac, Maryland

McKenzie Napier
Bend, Oregon

Cate O'Kelley
Atlanta, Georgia

Owen Roberts
Athens, Georgia

Charles Sampson
Houston, Texas

Elliot Schaffer
Hillsborough, California

MacKenzie Walter
Downingstown, Pennsylvania 

Lillian Weitz
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Class of 2023

Hunter Bates
Louisville, Kentucky

William Daniels
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Will Davis
Lake Bluff, Illinois 

Collin Frazey
Phoenix, Arizona

Katherine Ho
Naperville, Illinois

Timmy Jones
Concord, North Carolina

Ian McCabe
Center Harbor, New Hampshire

Smith O'Leary
Charlotte, North Carolina

Michael Spedale
Houston, Texas

Allie Stankewich
Guilford, Connecticut

Ashley True
Greencastle, Pennsylvania

Peyton Tysinger
Norfolk, Virginia

Contact Us

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