Peer Counseling

Need a listening ear? The Peer Counseling Program is a team of student volunteers dedicated to helping other students experiencing any kind of emotional problems. Recognizing that students often feel most comfortable talking with friends about life issues, the Peer Counselors receive extensive training on how to help other students. They are not therapists, but act as friends who are knowledgeable about the kinds of emotional issues affecting students and campus resources.

These caring and committed campus leaders go through a week-long training in the early fall and then participate in an ongoing monthly training program throughout the year. They learn about depression, anxiety, eating issues, grief, relationship issues, alcohol and substance problems, academic problems, and trauma. They learn how to listen without judging, and keep all contacts confidential (except for situations where there a student is at risk of harm, when they get consultation from the University Counselor on-call).

Peer Counselors team up with RAs on each hall to help first-year students make a successful adjustment to W&L, but are also available to upper class students. The PCs want to be there for you whether your issue is large or small; if you are a W&L student experiencing any kind of life difficulty and want support from a peer you can contact any of the PCs any time, either by email from the list below or by phone using the numbers on the Peer Counseling posters around campus.

Kirk Luder

Staff Advisor

Peer Counselors
Will Shannon Will Shannon Head PC, EC PC
Rose Maxwell Rose Maxwell Assistant Head PC, EC PC
Mikey Barro Mikey Barro SJC PC
Morgan Dalton Morgan Dalton
Ethiopia Getachew Ethiopia Getachew Diversity PC
Alex Farley Alex Farley
Bryan Stieneker Bryan Stieneker
Elizabeth Camerota Elizabeth Camerota
Jackson Ellis Jackson Ellis
Gabriella Miggins Gabriella Miggins
Ella Rose Ella Rose
Claire Mackin Claire Mackin
Bri Karpowich Bri Karpowich
Jimmie Johnson Jimmie Johnson
Jiwon Kim Jiwon Kim Diversity PC
Prakriti Pranthi Prakriti Pranthi Diversity PC
Joelle Simeu Joelle Simeu Diversity PC
Marshall Howerton Marshall Howerton
Will Schirmer Will Schirmer
Joe Wiencek Joe Wiencek
Catherine Latour Catherine Latour
Wade Patterson Wade Patterson
Parker Robertson Parker Robertson
Harrison Travis Harrison Travis
Christopher Watt Christopher Watt
Grace Anne Holladay Grace Anne Holladay
Sarah Concepcion Sarah Concepcion
Isabel Ryan Isabel Ryan
Micah Wilson Micah Wilson
Roman Bacchetta Roman Bacchetta
Alankrit Shatadal Alankrit Shatadal
Anna Miller Anna Miller
Will Atkins Will Atkins
Franklin Rinko Franklin Rinko
Jonathan Tucker Jonathan Tucker
Annie Talton Annie Talton
Cabrey Keller Cabrey Keller