We call our students Presidents because they routinely demonstrate the qualities that a president must possess: humility, curiosity, leadership, character and integrity. As Presidents, their Washington & Jefferson education is preparing them for success in a variety of fields. Learn more about what it really means to Be a President below.
Huong Nguyen decided to enroll at Washington & Jefferson College because it seemed like a place where she could make a difference. That is why, after learning about the College’s Leadership and Service Institute, the ambitious 18-year-old jumped at the chance to apply.
Enthusiastic to get a head start on honing her leadership skills, Nguyen arrived at W&J a couple of weeks before classes started to get to know members of the campus community and connect with like-minded classmates. “When I graduated from high school, I knew I wanted to be more involved in college but didn’t know what I wanted to do,” said Nguyen, who became inspired after meeting representatives from local volunteer organizations. “The program really opened doors for me at W&J.”more
Back-to-back medical missions to the Dominican Republic were not enough for senior Nick Tyger, who created a student service organization at Washington & Jefferson College to continue his relief efforts in the region long after he graduates.
The organization, called Presidents Without Borders, aims to connect W&J students with those living in medically underserved areas of the world. Since being formed this year, membership has grown to more than 40 students.more
A Washington & Jefferson College honors student, Magellan scholar, athlete—and cancer survivor—sophomore Haley Roberts is on a mission to raise awareness of ovarian cancers and help others fight the same disease she overcame.
At 16 years old, Roberts was diagnosed with granulosa cell tumor (GCT), a rare form of ovarian cancer. Two years later, with the support of the Magellan Project, the biology major was afforded the opportunity to travel to New Zealand, where she studied with the world’s leading researchers of the disease at the Granulosa Cell Tumour Research Foundation and University of Auckland.more
Admittedly shy when he was younger, it did not take senior Jeremy Bennett long to break out of his shell. In fact, there seems to be little he is not involved in.
A graduate of nearby Canon McMillan High School, Bennett was excited to have the opportunity to continue his education at a college close to home. Always focused on academics, he wanted to fit in, to make a name for himself around campus.more