Baldwin ’78 teaches to develop students as individuals

Paul Baldwin ’78 has been teaching at the Washington State School for the Blind in Vancouver, WA since 1997.  In addition to providing a traditional classroom education, he teaches to develop his students into complete individuals.  Paul was recently featured in a local news series profiling business owners and workers in the public, private, or nonprofit sector in the Vancouver area.

Click here to read the interview with Paul.

Alexander ’85, Broecker ’88, Bromund ’85 named best lawyers

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in Indianapolis is pleased to announce that the following Wabash College alumni were selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2015. The number in parentheses refers to the number of years (in five-year increments) that the attorney has been listed.

Alexander.Scott_hires Scott R. Alexander ’85, Partner, Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental.  Indiana University – Robert H. McKinney School of Law.




Broecker.Ed_hiresEdwin J. Broecker ’88, Partner, Corporate Law.  Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.





Bromund.Dave_hiresDave C. Bromund ’85 (5), Partner, Health Care Law.  Vanderbilt University Law School.




Congratulations to all!



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Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.




Vaughn ’00 elected president of Indiana Sports Corp

Ryan VaughnRyan Vaughn ’00 was elected president of Indiana Sports Corp.  He will leave his current position as Chief of Staff for Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard.  Click here to read details in the press release.

Prior to joining Mayor Ballard’s administration, Ryan was a partner with Barnes and Thornburg, LLP.  He also served as a Councillor for the Indianapolis-Marion County City-County Council.  After Wabash, Ryan received his law degree from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis.

Congratulations, Ryan!

Stegelmann ’87 named city judge

bodie_stegelmanBodie J. Stegelmann ’87 was appointed Goshen City Court Judge by Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

Bodie is a partner with Yoder, Ainlay, Ulmer & Buckingham, LLP in Goshen, IN.  He has been with the firm since 1994.  He served as a deputy prosecuting attorney for Elkhart County, Indiana from 1995 to 1998.

After Wabash, Bodie earned his JD from Valparaiso University.  His son, Andrew, is Wabash Class of 2014.

Congratulations, Bodie and Andrew!




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Yoder, Ainlay, Ulmer & Buckingham, LLP.

Juncker ’06 takes pastor post in CT

jacob Juncker 2014In July 2014, Jacob Juncker ’06 moved from Indiana to Norwich, CT, as pastor of the Lee Memorial United Methodist Church.  Click here to read an Q&A with Jacob.

A Religion major at Wabash, Jacob earned a master’s of divinity from Boston University School of Theology.  He served at a church in Indiana before moving to Lee Memorial.

Congratulations, Jacob!


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McLaughlin ‘79 named best lawyer

McLaughlin_Alan_02407_0Alan L. McLaughlin ’79 was named The Best Lawyers in America© in 2012-2015 and Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Indianapolis, 2015.

Alan is an Office Managing Shareholder at Littler’s Indianapolis office. His practice areas cover discrimination and harassment, competition and trade secret Law, complex litigation and jury trials, wage and hour class actions.  After graduating from Wabash, Alan earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School.

Congratulations, Alan!



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Sparks ’08 speaks at Southmont High School

Justin Sparks ’08 was a student at Southmont High School before he came to Wabash.  Last week, he visited his high school alma mater to talk about the importance of preparing educationally and financially for college life.

Justin was a Biology major at Wabash.  He just completed his PhD at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.  Next stop is Harvard University, where he will continue his work in molecular and cellular biology.  His post-doctoral degree and research will be in DNA repair and replication.  Click here to read more about Justin’s visit with Southmont students.

Congratulations, Justin!

Bowerman ’11 reaches new heights

Ryan Bowerman ’11 just completed a “hike” to the top of Mount Kilamanjaro.  The climb was a personal goal for Ryan, and a fundraiser to raise money for the Vision for the Poor missionary organization which provides eye surgeries for children.

Click here to see a photo and read about Ryan’s 6-day climb to the top!  Ryan is the IU-Kokomo University assistant volleyball coach.

Congratulations, Ryan!

Ahmed ’07 is high tech at 3M

syud ahmed 2007Syud M. Ahmed ’07 is a Senior Scientist at 3M, located in St. Paul, Minnesota.  After earning a doctorate degree, Syud joined 3M as a Senior Scientist to develop products related to 3M’s Safety and Graphics Business.

Syud was a Chemistry major at Wabash.  As a student, he was awarded a Dill Summer Internship which allowed him to work with Dr. Robert Hamers’ Material Sciences program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2006. In 2012 he earned his PhD at Cornell University in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.  Click here to read more about Syud.

Syud’s talents extend beyond the lab to the musical stage. As a child, he learned to play the tabla, an instrument native to Bangladesh.  He was active in the Wamidan World Music Ensemble at Wabash, and continues to play the tabla in his spare time today.

Revised: Syud works at 3M in St. Paul, Minnesota, which was misstated in a previous alumni blog.

Photo courtesy of
The Daily Star, Dhaka.

Thanks to Class Agent Ross Dillard ’07 for sharing the news about Syud!

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