– Student, The University of Chicago, Class of 2015
“Wes is one of the landmark people in my life. My final year of high school was a swirling period of transformation and growth, and Wes was there at the kickoff. He nudged me in the right directions without dictation and asked the best, most difficult questions without my feeling uncomfortable. The college application process was exhilarating at times when many other students were groaning; Wes made writing the essays beautifully cathartic and worthwhile, providing invaluable insight and suggestion every step of the way.
“But Wes was more than a terrific college counselor who helped me get into the right school … much more. He became a unique teacher, mentor, and friend in the sense that he wasn’t a part of my in-school life, nor was he a parent or peer. I can talk about life, the universe, and everything with him — literature, love, family, philosophy. There will always be a place for Wes in my future.”