DePauw welcomes 509 students to class of 2025

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

One student has taught English to youngsters in Japan. Others started the Gay-Straight Alliance and the Latinx Student Union at their high schools.

Another started a nonprofit that provides feminine hygiene products to girls and women whose inability to afford them keeps them out of school. Still another created his own clothing line.

There’s an Ethics Bowl state champion; a Special Olympics coach; and a triplet.

All are among the 509 students who make up the DePauw University Class of 2025, an accomplished, diverse and intriguing group of individuals who bring a variety of experiences and interests to campus.

“Our community is thrilled to welcome such a talented, intellectually impressive, diverse group of students into our Class of 2025,” said Amanda Ryan, assistant vice president for admission. “Throughout the application process, it was clear that this group of young individuals did not let the challenges this past year provided stand in their way of accomplishing their goals. We are excited to see the impact they will make during their time here and have no doubt that they will take advantage of all DePauw has to offer.”

The class has 261 women and 248 men who come from 35 states and 20 countries. It includes 21 valedictorians and six salutatorians. Eighty class members are legacies, meaning a relative attended or attends DePauw. Another 88 are first-generation college students, while 97 are students of color, 89 are international students and five students from right her in Putnam County.

The Honor Scholar Program is welcoming 104 new members, while the class also has 75 management fellows, 27 media fellows and 22 environmental fellows. Eleven students are Rector scholars; 20 are Bonner scholars; and 18 are Posse members.

The class also boasts 190 athletes, many of whom were captains of their high school teams. They participate in cross country, track, swimming, water polo, basketball, skiing, lacrosse, football, soccer, gymnastics, tennis, cheerleading, volleyball, field hockey, golf, rowing, softball, badminton and rugby. At least one is a personal trainer.

Many members of the Class of 2025 have musical talent. They play violin, piano and French horn; they sing show tunes and jazz. The class includes at least one drum major, a marching band member and a ballet dancer.

Several class members have been student government leaders. Their ranks include Eagle Scouts and high-achieving Girl Scouts, as well as competitors in a scholar bowl, a national history day competition and on speech, ethics and math teams.

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  • When will the courthouse protests begin? And as a Putnam County resident, always looking forward to again reading in the BANNER comment section how DePauw protest organizers feel Putnam County residents are IGNORANT, UNSOPHISTICATED, and UNEDUCATED.

    -- Posted by Prince of Stardust Hills on Thu, Aug 26, 2021, at 9:45 AM
  • Do you need a hug? Did those bad peoples signs hurt you? Show us on the doll where it hurt you.

    You are refering what ONE person said ONE TIME in the comments section under the article about the protests on the square and I'm pretty sure they didnt even say PutCo residents are IGNORANT, UNSOPHISTICATED, and UNEDUCATED.

    I thought the right to peacefully protest is what America was all about?

    -- Posted by BJCP96 on Thu, Aug 26, 2021, at 10:54 AM
  • I thought violent protest is what America is all about.

    -- Posted by beg on Thu, Aug 26, 2021, at 12:17 PM
  • Do I want a HUG? Are you serious? Of course! I'm a senior citizen who will gladly take a HUG, as long as she's pretty. Did anyone hurt me? Nope, so you can keep your doll.

    You thought that the right to protest was what America was all about? Sure. I believe so, too. So where is the disagreement, or do you just want to argue?

    If they weren't referring to Putnam County residents, perhaps you could enlighten us because a lot of Putnam County residents believed that was EXACTLY who that ONE person was referring.

    And so what was the point of the protests? Was it to inspire folks to never call others names, use derogatory comments, or offer blanket condemnation? Maybe the protesters should look in the mirror.

    And by the way, the article pointing out DePauw's need to hire more psychiatrists and counselors appeared in the BANNER on MARCH 25 of this year. I hope they make a difference.

    And by the way, again, many of the nicest people I have ever meant and enjoy calling my friends work for DePauw, so a few bad apples didn't spoil the whole bunch.

    -- Posted by Prince of Stardust Hills on Thu, Aug 26, 2021, at 3:24 PM
  • Hahaha, thats pretty good. I'll pass the word along about the hugs.

    The doll is beg's, I was just going to borrow it.

    Sorry, if I misunderstood, I thought your issue was with the protesters.

    -- Posted by BJCP96 on Thu, Aug 26, 2021, at 3:34 PM
  • Love it when I see the LLS playbook in action.

    -- Posted by beg on Thu, Aug 26, 2021, at 8:34 PM
  • It's more of a LLL playbook, "Live Laugh and Love".

    -- Posted by BJCP96 on Thu, Aug 26, 2021, at 8:58 PM
  • BJCP96-It's always in fun, and I enjoy your response. Thanks!

    -- Posted by Prince of Stardust Hills on Fri, Aug 27, 2021, at 12:01 AM
  • Glad to have the students back! Welcome!

    -- Posted by GladysK on Fri, Aug 27, 2021, at 8:07 AM
  • Quite an accomplished class

    -- Posted by beg on Sun, Aug 29, 2021, at 4:19 PM
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