Meet the Class of 2018

36 members representing 35 different student groups

Jake van Arkel

Hometown: Haverford, PA
Major(s): International Relations and History

Activities & Honors:

  • Abbot – Friars
  • President – St. Anthony Hall
  • Student Fellow – Perry World House

Hobbies: Surfing, fishing and golfing
Favorite Book(s): Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan and Matterhorn – A Novel of the Vietnam War By Karl Marinates
Favorite Movie(s): Remember the Titans, Band of Brothers
Favorite Quote: “Courage is endurance for one moment more.” ~ Unknown Marine 2nd Lt in Vietnam

Plans After Penn: Serve as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps.