First-Year Wins 2018 Social Venture Challenge with Music Making

Caleb Britton ’21 not only won an auspicious sum of $5,000, but is also the only first-year student to take first place in the five-year history of SVC—an annual, campus-wide competition for student teams looking to jump-start their nonprofit or business ventures.

Bob Weil ’85: Let There Be Light… For Sound

Truetone’s effects pedals like Jekyll & Hyde, Route 66 and H2O have been used on recordings by U2, Aerosmith, Bruno Mars, The Fray, Weezer, Blue Man Group, OK Go and Hillsong United, among many others.

Jack Hanke ’17: Confidence Through Comedy

After appearing in a Netflix documentary, life has been busy for Jack Hanke ’17. His comedy troupe of four openly autistic friends, Asperger’s Are Us, has traveled the U.S., Canada and Europe with their absurdist sketches.

Benjamin Eng ’93: Dress Classically, Innovate Boldly

Times were tough during the dot-com collapse of the early 2000s. Newly married with a toddler and a baby on the way, Benjamin Eng ’93, a computer programmer at the time, got creative—by returning to his roots in classic clothing. 

Andrea Polnaszek ’94: Meeting Human Needs

“I believe the Church is the answer to our country’s and the world’s social issues,” says Andrea Polnaszek ’94, professional therapist and co-founder of the nonprofit organization Touched Twice United.