Hello! My name is Ben Kees and I am an admissions counselor at KWC. I'm originally from Russellville, Kentucky. I came to Kentucky Wesleyan in the fall of 2006 and graduated summa cum laude in the spring of 2010 with a B.S. in Communication Arts. While I was a student, I was active in Sigma Phi Epsilon, IFC, Greek Council, Order of Omega, intramural sports, Student Government, Brown Society and Panther Radio.
Kentucky Wesleyan truly is a special place. I would love to speak with you about the world of possibility that awaits you here!
A few questions for Ben:
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: I love breakfast food. I could eat it any time of day. Bacon, eggs, sausage, hash brown casserole, biscuits ... basically everything you could eat at breakfast.
Q: What is your favorite book?
A: I could name more than a few favorites, but I’ll choose just one: Moneyball by Michael Lewis. This book looks at the relationships that exist between market value and actual value in the game of baseball. Basically, one of the biggest lessons you can learn is that conventional wisdom and thought isn’t always the best way to look at things. It profiles how a group of mathematicians helped change the way Major League teams evaluated players.
Q: What are your favorite hobbies?
A: I played a lot of sports growing up, and I still enjoy doing so. My favorite one to play is soccer, but I am a big basketball fan too. Also, I love music. I like going to shows, listening to my favorites, and playing guitar and mandolin.
Q: If you could eat dinner with four people from any era (real or fictitious), who would it be?
A: Mark Twain, Franklin Roosevelt, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Pelé. Twain is one of America’s finest writers and humorists. FDR led America through two of its most defining struggles (The Great Depression and World War II). Bonhoeffer was an incredibly influential theologian who was part of the Resistance movement in Nazi Germany. Pelé is the greatest soccer player of all time and one of the admired figures in modern history.
I’ll give an honorable mention to Winston Churchill. He could come if one of the others cancelled!