Douglas ’84 named new health officer

Scott DouglasDr. Scott Douglas ’84 will be named the Montgomery County [IN] Health Officer in July. Scott is a local physician, has served as vice president of the Montgomery County Health Board, and has served as interim county health director since January.  He is also a student health physician at Wabash College.  Click here to read the news story.

After Wabash, Scott earned his M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine.

Congratulations, Scott!

Brown ’16 named IWA Deputy Director

Wes Brown ’16 was named Deputy Director at Indiana West Advantage (IWA) in Montgomery County.  IWA is an economic development organization which works with local and prospective businesses in the county.

A Wabash, Wes was a double major in Economics and Financial Mathematics.  He interned last summer at IWA funded through the Wabash CIBE Indiana Lilly Internship program, and then continued during the entire school year as a part-time CIBE Intern before being hired as Deputy Director.


Birk ’77 meets up with Miller ’64 in Greece

Greg Birk and Steve Miller in Nimea.

Greg Birk (left) and Dr. Steve Miller in Nimea.

Greg Birk ’77 participated in the Nemean Games last week in Greece, where he ran into Dr. Stephen G. Miller ’64.  Steve is Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology at UC Berkeley, from which he retired after 25 years as the director of the Nemea Excavations.  In 1995, Steve founded the Society for the Revival of the Nemean Games, and is currently President of the Board of Directors.  A Greek major at Wabash, Steve earned his A.M. and Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology at Princeton University.

Greg reported:  “Dr. Miller is a huge deal in Nimea. There was always a queue of people waiting to talk with him. They have even named a street after him.  Some Little Giant!”  Click here to read about Nemea and the Games.

Greg (far right) at the start of the race.

Greg (far right) at the start of the race.

Greg is the Director of College Counseling at TASIS, the American School in Switzerland.  His love of running takes him to races throughout the world.  Thanks for the news and photos, Greg!

Unfried ’03 and Archon Tech Strategies are hiring!

Tony-Unfried-Archon-Tony Unfried ’03 is founder and CEO of Archon Tech Strategies, LLC (formerly Archon Apps), whose business is to improve communication and operating efficiencies of organizations through consulting and app development.  Archon Tech Strategies recently received performance-based tax credits from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, and is busy hiring to get moving on its business growth.  Click here for the news release.

After Wabash, Tony earned his Master’s degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University.  He is a member of the Center for Innovation, Business, and Entrepreneurship (CIBE) Advisory Committee at Wabash College.

Congratulation, Tony!

James ’89 to speak at Circle City IN Pride

Andrea jamesAndrea James ’89 will speak at an Indiana Historical Society event on June 8 during Circle City IN Pride’s festival this week in Indianapolis.  Her talk is entitled “Being Transgender in Indiana: Making History Past and Present.”  Click here for the newspaper story.

After Wabash, Andrea earned a master of arts degree at the University of Chicago, and currently owns her own transgender movie production company in Los Angeles.  She returned to Wabash last fall to discuss her most recent film and to meet with students on campus.

Halverson ’87 named CoBank CEO

Tom halversonTom Halverson ’87, currently chief banking officer at CoBank in Denver, Colorado area will become CEO on January 1, 2017.  In 2013, Tom was named Chief Banking Officer at CoBank, where he was responsible for the Regional Agribusiness, Corporate Agribusiness and Rural Infrastructure banking groups.  Click here for the news release.

After Wabash, Tom earned doctorate in war studies from King’s College London.

Congratulations, Tom!


Baker ’65 earns Hall of Distinction

2005 Health Care Heroes winner Bruce Baker, president of Semantic Compaction Systems.

2005 Health Care Heroes winner Bruce Baker, president of Semantic Compaction Systems.

Bruce Baker, Wabash 1965, will be inducted into the 2016 Logansport [Indiana] High School Hall of Distinction at the high school’s commencement on June 5.  Bruce graduated from LHS in 1961.  Widely acknowledged as a brilliant linguist and entrepreneur, Bruce has developed a natural language device for people who cannot speak or use hand signs.  Click here for the news release.

After Wabash, Bruce studied at Indiana University, the University of Paris, and earned his Master’s degree at Middlebury College.

Congratulations, Bruce!

Byrd ’97 and Byrd ’98 sponsor Indy racing

Byrd,-Jonathan(1) Jonathan Byrd ’97 and Byrd,-David(1) David Byrd ’98

have separate business interests, but together they share their love of racing via race car sponsorship.  They sponsored their first Indy 500 one-race car in 2005, the next in 2015, and in 2016, they sponsor a full race season for Coyne Racing, including this year’s Indy 500 last Sunday.  Click here for the news story.

The Byrd Brothers were on campus as part of the panel discussion for “IndyCar & The Liberal Arts” on April 11.

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