Dodd ’03 joins DCH Center for Occ Health

Dr. Gentry C. Dodd, MD ’03, has joined the DCH Center for Occupational Health in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Gentry is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. As an expert in the musculoskeletal system, he will help treat injuries related to trauma or repetitive motion.

After Wabash, Gentry received his MD and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.

Congratulations, Gentry!

Burress ’01 – you can hear him on NPR

Jim Burress ’01 is the host of NPR’s Weekend Edition and a reporter at WABE radio in Atlanta.  Jim was working on his PhD when the lure of reporting called him back to the radio studio and reporting in the field.  He has been at WABE in Atlanta since 2008.  Click here to read a news story about Jim and see samples of his stories, where he covers a variety of topics from aviation to healthcare, as well as international topics.

Buress Jim

Jim was active with the Wabash WNDY radio station as a student.  He earned a master’s in Mass Communication from Murray State University and began his career with public radio.

Thanks, Jim, now we can say “we heard it on NPR” – from you!



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WABE 90.1 FM.


Claxton ’03 chairs 61st SCUFFY Drive

Brady Claxton ’03 is the Drive Chair for SCUFFY, the Shelbyville, IN version of United Way.  Brady is a Shelbyville native and currently works and resides there with his family. Click here for the press release.

Brady is the President of the Claxton & Estelle team and now a partner of Pfenninger, Claxton & Estelle. He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1999 and from Wabash College in 2003. He is very active in the community serving on several non-profit boards of directors and committees. He currently serves as the board President for the Shelby Community Health Center, is a board member of the J Kenneth Self Boys and Girls Club, the Blue River Community Foundation, the Shelby County Public Defender’s office, and serves on the Planned Giving Committee for the Major Hospital Foundation. During his free time, Brady enjoys spending time with his family, coaching youth sports, and occasionally getting to play a little golf.

Congratulations, Brady!

Kraus ’81 twice honored

Dr. Michael Kraus FACP ’81 was honored by the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana for his achievements in nephrology. While at the gala event, he was surprised to learn that he was also receiving a Sagamore of the Wabash award.  Click here for the news story.  The annual Celebrating Life Under the Stars Gala benefits the National Kidney Foundation.  The Sagamore of the Wabash is a civilian honor presented by the governor of Indiana.

Mike and Molly Kraus.

Mike and Molly Kraus.

Mike is Clinical Coordinator and Professor of Clinical Medicine, Indiana University Division of Nephrology; Medical Director, Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD), Hemodialysis, and Acute Dialysis Units; and Interim Medical Director of Renal and Pancreas Transplant.

After Wabash, he earned his MD at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Congratulations, Mike!



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Current in Fishers.

Prengaman ’98 named AP news editor

peter prengaman ap photoPeter Prengaman ’98, a cross-format journalist and news manager who has reported from a dozen countries for The Associated Press, has been named news editor for the Southern Cone countries of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay.  He will be based in Buenos Aires.  Click here to read the news release.

Peter joined AP in 2002 and has covered major national and international stories.  He was a Spanish and English literature major, and earned a Master’s degree from Stanford University in Latin American Studies, as well as a certificate in Arabic from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Congratulations, Peter!




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Associated Press.

Dean ’73 – Graduate Commencement Speaker

Dennis R Dean, Director, Life Sciences, Biochemistry.Dr. Dennis R. Dean ’73, professor of Biochemistry at Virginia Tech, will be the Fall 2014 Graduate Commencement Speaker in December.  He has been a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and a member of the Virginia Tech community since 1985.  Dennis has established an international reputation for his research on the chemical mechanism of biological nitrogen fixation and how iron and sulfur combine and mobilize to support essential life processes such as nitrogen fixation, photosynthesis, and respiration.

After Wabash, Dennis earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University. He was a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Enzyme Research at the University of Wisconsin and was a research scientist at the Charles F. Kettering Laboratory prior to joining the Virginia Tech faculty.

Congratulations, Dennis!




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Virginia Tech.


Brown ’06 and Unune ’98 – two tech guys return to Indy

Here are two Wabash alumni who made their ways in the tech world after leaving Wabash.  During family visits to Indianapolis last year, each decided to check out the local tech world and, liking what they saw, made their moves back to the Midwest.

Marty_Brown_5_19_2014Marty Brown ’06 (right) returned from New York and is VP of Marketing for One Click Ventures.  Click here to read his story.





KalUnune_Xpat_ImageKal Unune ’98 (left) is working for Angie’s List as an internal consultant after living in Colorado and then the Seattle area.  To read about Kal’s return to Indy, click here.







Welcome home!


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Clifton ’06 named Deputy Secretary of State/chief of staff

Brandon CliftonBrandon Clifton ’06 has been named Deputy Secretary of State and chief of staff for Indiana, effective December 1.  Brandon is currently serving as Deputy General Counsel at the Indiana Department of Administration and has worked for the Indiana Department of Education as a staff attorney and policy advisory.  Brandon replaces Davey Neal ’01 who joins a private law practice.  Click here for the news release.

After Wabash Brandon earned an MBA from Webster University and a JD from Barry University.

Congratulations, Brandon!

Neal ’01 joins Clark Quinn law offices

davey nealDavey Neal ’01 will join the law offices of Clark Quinn to serve as President of Clark Quinn Public Affairs and as an attorney.  Davey will join Clark Quinn from serving as Deputy Secretary of State and chief of staff for Indiana.  Brandon Clifton ’06 has been named to fill Davey’s position.  Click here for the news release.

After Wabash, Davey earned his JD from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and an MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Congratulations, Davey!

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