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Tour Guide Spotlight: Sarah Jessee ’14

2 Jan

Sarah Jessee ’14

Hometown: Roanoke, VA

Major(s)/Minor(s): Politics and Philosophy

What clubs/activities are you involved in on campus? Mock Convention – Public Relations Committee, Fancy Dress Committee, RUF (Reformed University Fellowship), greek life (Kappa Kappa Gamma), and Relay for Life.

How are you involved in the Lexington community? Through public relations with Mock Con and Relay for Life I have had the chance to get involved with the community.

What are some of your other hobbies/interests? I played volleyball, swimming, and tennis in high school. I am hoping to go to law school and like to travel.

Favorite weekend activity? Going to lunch or dinner in town with friends. It is a fun way to get away from campus and get to know new friends better.

Favorite thing about Lexington? It’s a small city but everything you need you can walk to. Since the community is so small, it gives a comfortable, homey feel to the city.

What’s your favorite W&L memory? My favorite W&L memory so far is our bid night sleepover. The Cadavers surprised us at the house. It was the first time we had seen the cadavers and it made the night that much more exciting.

What’s the best encounter you’ve had with a faculty or staff member? Going to office hours with my teachers has really helped me understand the subject better but more importantly it allows me to get to know the teachers, and the teachers to get to know me.


Roll On Mock Con 2016!

8 Nov

Now that this year’s elections are over, I wanted to take a step back and think about what they have shown me.  I’m very excited that I was able to vote for the first time on Tuesday, and I have been so glad since I’ve been at W&L to see the interest our students have in the political process as a tool to better the future of our great nation.  The energy shown by all students at Mock Con 2012 last winter was inspiring, our ability to attract great speakers willing to share their wisdom with us wowed me, and our choice for the nomination proved correct.  In the weeks before the election I heard many different opinions presented by many of my friends, presented respectfully and intelligently but with a definite eye to persuade.  Tuesday morning, I woke up at 6am with two of my fraternity brothers to beat the rush and vote in town where, despite some technical difficulties, we were able to cast our votes.  I won’t say how my chosen candidates did, but I will say that I felt very powerful as a voter and very tied into our community.  Recently I’ve been reading on Campus Notices that there are a few interest meetings for students interested in being involved with Mock Con 2016.  That makes my sophomore heart feel old, but I’m glad to hear many of the first-years are already getting involved.  None of my friends who attend other schools have mentioned feeling the same kind of interest and involvement that I have felt here in this election, and I think that’s another thing that makes W&L different.

Mock Con Gala Weekend

16 Nov

This past Saturday W&L celebrated the Presidential Gala for the 2012 Mock Convention – themed black tie and boots! Various delegations hosted parties prior to the event to round up excitement and support. The gala was held in the Doremus Gym where both professors and students attended prepared to have a great time. Incredible entertainment, dancing, and company, the gala was a huge success and lasted until about one in the morning. Although only a quadrennial event, the students will be sure to remember it.

To learn more about the Presidential Gala and learn a little Mock Con background check out this cool video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gnOKqTX4y0

Mock Con Gala

7 Nov

It seems that every student and teacher at W&L is making preparations for the Mock Convention Gala this weekend. A huge black tie (and boots!) event will have gentlemen in tuxes and ladies in long dresses. The event takes place this Saturday (November 12th) to get the W&L community excited for the Convention in 94 days!

Mock Convention Apparel

28 Oct

The Mock Convention garb is awesome! To get ready for the huge event in March, the bookstore is selling Vineyard Vines ties, Nike shorts, golf balls, coozies, etc. with the Republican elephant and W&L trident. It is safe to say that students are decked out in Mock Con gear!

Mock Con Presidential Gala

12 Oct

Save the date!

Mock Convention.

16 Sep

We are officially less than five months from the 2012 Mock Convention, and the excitement is building here in Lexington! Last night, Ali and I attended our first Steering Committee meeting of the 2011-2012 school year, where we got to hear about each committee’s plans for next month’s Delegate Fair, November’s Presidential Gala, and the February Convention itself. The State Delegate Fair is on October 5, which is when students who are not already involved in Mock Con can join state delegations. Delegates will help design their respective parade floats (yes, we will have a parade down Main Street the weekend of the Convention!), sell state t-shirts, and help determine their state’s prediction for the 2012 Republican Presidential candidate. With 54 state delegations (including Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the US Virgin Islands), we have plenty of room for students to jump on board! In fact, Mock Con has recruited over 95% of the student body in years past, so we hope to continue (or even surpass!) this incredible degree of involvement.

We kicked off the 2012 Convention season last May with a very successful Spring Kickoff. Karl Rove was our keynote speaker, and following his address in front of Lee Chapel, the W&L community enjoyed a delicious Colonnade Cake! You can see our Personnel Chair, Tucker Pribor, our General Chair, Tricia King, and our Political Chair, Zach Wilkes, cutting the first slice below.

We’re entering the final stretch, so there will be Mock Con activities galore around campus! Our online store re-opens tomorrow, so be sure to check it out for some AWESOME memorabilia! You’ll find Mock Con tumblers, lax pennies, Nike shorts, t-shirts, baseball caps, croakies, and Vineyard Vines tote bags and ties. Stay tuned for memorabilia especially designed for November’s Presidential Gala!