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Kyle Rugletic

Class of 2017
Major/Minor: Political Science / Philosophy with focus in United States Government & Politics

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

High School: Northeast High School


Campus Involvement
  • Illinois’ Tenth Congressional District Democrats:
    • Internship Coordinator
    • w/ Honorable Lauren Beth Gash (D-IL), Summer 2016
  • Pennsylvania State House of Representatives:
    • Legislative Assistant
    • w/ Honorable Michael P. McGeehan (D-PA), Summer 2013
  • Washington College Democrats:
    • President, 2013-2016
    • Vice President, 2013
  • College Democrats of America:
    • Member, 2013-2016
  • College Democrats of Maryland:
    • Member, 2013-2016
  • College Democrats of Pennsylvania:
    • Member, 2013-2016
  • Student Government Association (SGA):
    • Vice Presidential Candidate, 2015
    • Vice President of Class of 2017, 2013-2014
    • Senator Representative of Chester Hall, 2013-2014
  • Kappa Sigma Fraternity (KΣ):
    • Vice President of Public Relations, 2014-2015
      • Grand Scribe
      • Brother
  • The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS): 
    • International Collegiate Student Council, 2014-2016
    • Member, Inducted Fall 2009
  • White-Williams Scholar and Philadelphia Futures: 
    • Member, Inducted Fall 2009
  • Sigma Alpha Pi, National Society of Leadership and Success:
    • Member, Inducted Spring 2015 
  • Washington College Office of Student Engagement:
  • Student Events Board (SEB):
    • Traditions and School Spirit Committee, 2013-2014
    • Arts and School Spirit Committee 2014-2015 
  • Washington College Dining Services:
    • Catering Department
      • Banquet Captain, 2012-2014
      • Server, 2013-2016
  • Washington College Office of Admissions:
    • Web Communications Assistant, 2013-2016
    • Blogger
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA): 
    • Student Ambassador, 2013-2015
  • Habitat For Humanity: 
    • Member Volunteer, 2014-2015
  • Chess Club:
    • Vice President, 2014-2015

Q&A with Kyle


Favorite class and professor?

I would have to say Political Philosophy with Dr. Jennifer Benson. Not only did we engage in difficult, inequality topics that face the world today, we learned invaluable skills on how to approach philosophical concepts and facilitate the techniques and advantages of a thoughtful, insightful and reflective approach to everyday societal problems.

Favorite Chestertown hangout?

Without a doubt, the college waterfront in Wilmer Park. I love leaving campus for an afternoon with my Fiancée Julia and drive down for a picnic on a beautiful, sunny day. Along the way, I like to stop downtown and get the popular WAC student drink, an Alaskan and enjoy the breathtaking waterfront view. It is certainly a great get-away spot and stress reliever! 

Any personal life philosophy that you adhere to?

I have many personal life philosophies that I accede to in this day and age. I suppose the highest philosophy being said: “Be too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and to be defeated.” Another is “God, grant you the serenity to accept the things you cannot change, the courage to change the things you can, and wisdom to know the difference.”

Favorite thing to order at the “Cove”?

Great Question! I would have to go with one of Martha’s Kitchen specialty secret sandwiches known as The Tipson. Essentially, it is this freshly hand-battered sandwich, crispy chicken breast on Texas Toast with melted Cheddar Cheese, Barbeque Sauce, and Ranch Dressing. YUM!!