Zachary Wagner

Summa Cum Laude

Politics, Philosophy, and Economics

Summa Cum Laude
Zachary Wagner


House of Winston Churchill

“Zach, it was a privilege to have you in class (and over for dinners) – especially Political Economy and the 2008 Financial crisis! I have appreciated your thoughtfulness, respect, and the care you take in doing good work and understanding the topic at hand well. I am confident you will do well after King’s despite the current economic uncertainty. Keep at it!”

— Dr. Paul Mueller

Paul Mueller


House of Winston Churchill


  • House of Sir Winston Churchill Spiritual Life Coordinator (2017-2018), President (2018-2019)
  • Faculty Assistant to Chair of Program in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Dr. David Innes (FA’19-SP’20), Professor of Theological Studies Dr. Robert Carle (FA’19-SP’20), and Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies Dr. Benjamin White (FA’19-SP’20)
  • Nominee for The King’s College 2020 PPE Academic Excellence Award

Notes for Zachary

Mr. President, well done! Thanks for all you’ve done for this community over the years. You will be so missed. I really loved working with you when you were an HA and also when you were Churchill President (welcome to the alumni!). Congrats on graduating!

Also, Episode VII is the best one. Hands down.

Mr. Wagner! Congratulations and welcome to the brotherhood of the Churchill alumni. Looking forward to continuing to see you at alumni events and talking Star Wars, Jack Ryan, or whatever other great TV/movie series is important to discuss. Thanks for your year of leadership to Churchill. You are a good man. God bless.

Zach, you are studied and wise in the things of heaven and of the earth. You have learned how to rule and to be ruled in turn. You know how things ought to be and how they can go terribly wrong. You are off to a good start in following “the great man” in the defense of Christian civilization. “In all your way acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths.” Prov. 3:6

Zach, congratulations! You have been one of the most prompt and professional students that I have known during my time thus far at King’s. I’m sure you’ll succeed at whatever you set your hand to do. And thank you for completing so many mundane but important tasks for me over this last year. It is much appreciated! Keep in touch!

Zach, truly I felt like sitting at the same library table as you gave me super powers to do better at school. Thanks for making me smile by antagonizing Josh, and for being such a good leader for the King’s community. Congrats!!

Zwags, you have taken one step closer to “unlimited power.” Starwars 9 comes out for free on Disney+ today, and I think that’s a very fitting coincidence.

Congratulations on making it at King’s for four years. I know there were many times when the homework and other life challenges seemed never-ending and overwhelming. But you are strong and resilient. I wish I could celebrate with you in person. I’m very proud of you. I leave you with this photo of the time when a certain house member accidentally drew blue sharpie on your blazer. I hope that doesn’t happen today. Much love.

Zachy Wags,

The King’s Marines did not pan out, but that’s just as well – I got plenty of good memories besides. Whether it was your cheerful overestimation of my apartment cleaning abilities, or our joint efforts in conversing at JQAS, or having each other’s backs in Brooklyn in the wee hours of morning, I have learned so much about duty and commitment from watching you do your thing. You’re a good man, a just man, and a great friend. I cannot wait to see what you end up doing and where you end up doing it. Thanks for the memories, and make sure to keep in touch!!

Eddie VanZandt

Zach! Congratulations on graduating. 🙂 I hope that you are playing many games to pass your time in quarantine and thank you for being a constant friend these past four years. May God bless you in this next season of life and may it be filled with much joy!

Zach, you saved our House. Thanks for making being awesome a cool thing again (and causing people pain and agony in the process). You’re a legend. Congrats!

Zach!!! I am truly so thankful for getting to have you around these last four years and so grateful for the laughs, the jokes, the camaraderie, and the family. I am happy to call you a friend, even if you got rid of this fantastic backpack. I can’t wait to see your future success.

Mr. Wagner, you are the best president the House of Churchill has ever seen. Thank you for being such a great Big and friend. Congratulations on graduating and I look forward to going to Delmonico’s with you in the future.

Zach! I don’t think we’ve actually had many classes together, but this past year you’ve been one of my favorite people to run into at King’s. Your quick wit, bomb sense of humor (pun is very much intended), and never-ending arsenal of conspiracy theories bring so much joy wherever you go. The library will certainly be a duller place without your Darth Sidious imitations. You’re a good egg, very hardworking, and a delight to those who know you. Congrats on all that you’ve achieved and best wishes wherever you go!

Zach, congratulations! I am so thankful I had the chance to know you this year. Your wisdom and humor will be missed. Thank you for all you have done for the King’s community! I wish you the very best after graduation.


I’ve always admired your intellect from afar and I feel lucky to now consider you a friend. Your quick wit keeps things interesting in and out of the classroom and I have great respect for you. Wishing you all the best beyond King’s!

Wachary Zanger, there are many names I have for you, but I’m thankful to call you a friend. From meeting you at Inviso to working alongside you as an H.A. to our “family” group chat, I’ve loved getting to know you throughout our time at King’s. You are kind, thoughtful, and witty. You’re going to CRUSH it in the post grad world. Also, I’m sorry for tricking you into eating that nasty cake in Israel and for always bugging you in the library!

Zach, anytime you spoke in class, no matter the subject and no matter the class, I listen. Sometimes you would make connections to different points and it would shock me. I am honored to have shared classrooms with you. I wish you all the best in whatever God holds for you.

Zach I am so glad that we are friends and that we shared so many classes! You are kind and thoughtful. You are intelligent and always brought so much to class discussions. I am especially glad that we did Dr. Mueller’s reading group together, starting as little baby freshmen with the Constitution of Liberty. Wishing you all the best wherever you end up! I know that in any job you will do incredibly well.

Mr. President.

Your knowledge of everything Military astounds me. You have such wit and are a phenomenal speechmaker and giver. Proud to graduate alongside you buddy. Never forget the formula!

It sure will be strange to walk by the FA desks and not see you sitting there every morning. You are incredibly dedicated and it always showed. You’ve been such a great FA to our faculty. I know they appreciated all of your hard work, as did the rest of us. Blessings on your future endeavors!

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11

Hey Zach,

I was going to write a long post about how amazing you are and how I am so glad that we got to spend two years together in the same college. But, then I thought, “I can just tell you in person.” So I am going to do that and instead just post a funny picture of you 😉

Love you Bro!


Never did I think someone could argue so much about Star Wars before you. The Star Wars references only pale in comparison to your historical knowledge and ability to counter Eddie in a debate. In all seriousness, thanks for being a good friend and classmate. Congratulations on graduating, I know you will go far


Congrats! From our first encounter at the library table to our last conversation arguing over pizza crust around the hallways, I am so thankful to have met you! You have taught me a LOT about Star Wars to where I could probably quote it without having seen it (still)! Can’t wait to see what you do next!!


Zach: you are an extraordinary young man, courageous and ready to meet the challenges ahead of you. We are so proud of you reaching your goals and graduating summa-cum-laude, what an honor!! May God bless your journey in all your days ahead. We are certain that you will use your gifts to make a difference in our world. We love you very much. Grandma and Grandpa 👨🏻‍🎓

Congratulations on all your achievements these past four years. I admire so many qualities about you and am so happy to have been able to watch you grow in Christ over time. You will be a blessing wherever God plants you! Much love!


I am really happy for you! This is a momentous occasion, and although you may be unable to celebrate it in the traditional way, you have much of which to be proud. You have accomplished a lot and have a great future ahead of you. I look forward to seeing what God has in store for you!

God bless,
Keith Henderson

Zach, Congratulations on all your achievements. You will do well I’m sure with the personality God has blessed you with, and that twinkle in your eye. I am very proud to be your Great Aunt Jan. Prayers for a successful life and God’s blessing on you.

What an amazing man you have grown to be. I’m so blessed to have been able to watch you go through this chapter of your life. I always say this, but I will say it again “I’m so excited to see where God leads you next”! Congratulations on your success at The King’s College! Continue to be brave and faithful and you will always succeed. That smile will take you places as well! I love you so much and couldn’t be more proud!
Aunt Kammi

Zachary, Having you as a student in both Constitutional Law and International Politics was a singular pleasure for me. Your level of preparation for each class was truly exceptional. Congratulations on earning your PPE degree and graduating summa cum laude. I wish you many blessings in your life after King’s and hope that we’ll stay in touch. DLT

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