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Pastor Tom Anthony '86

It almost sounds like a movie these days – but with a happy ending. A couple has their car taken by armed criminals right from their driveway – with their two kids strapped into the back seat. Dad gives chase – shots fired. Aftermath – pretty shaken parents and children. No movie script – it happened!

The dad said: "I’m feeling like God had his hand on me and my family today." Right there along side was Wabash’s Tom Anthony ’86, pastor of Cross Pointe Christian Church. The picture shows Tom talking with one of the children after the incident.

Tom Anthony ’86 – Some Little Giant!

 

For the newspaper article, click here.

 

Tackle Basketball – Uniquely Wabash

The half-time entertainment for last week’s North Coast Athletic Conference playoff game was provided by the Sphinx Club pledge class.  As you can see in the foreground, it’s best described as tackle basketball.

Just a little to the left, another "defender" is drawing a bead on the guy about to get the ball.

Even though it’s half-time, a lot of fans are glued to the action.

Headgear?  Another Wabash tradition!  

Old Glory

Some things on campus seem to challenge me to take the perfect picture, but I never can.  The Pioneer Chapel is one of those…a lot of shots…still looking for the perfect one.

The US Flag on the mall is the same way. This photo was taken from the second floor of Hays Hall, the state-of-the-art science building.  The photo is OK…but, of course, I’ll be back to try to make it better.

Guess that’s the liberal arts education in me…

Have a good weekend…   

Phi Psi Alumni at Cracker Barrel

 

Saturday, February 18th several Phi Psi brothers got together for breakfast and memories at a Cracker Barrel in Indianapolis.

Pictured are: Dr. Larry Adams ’82, Greg Peckham ’82, Tim Guiden ’82, Kevin Hibner ’82, Dr. Dave Soper ’82, Tom Bradburn ’82 and Mac McLaughlin ‘83

The report was short and sweet – everyone had a great time and they want to make this a recurring meeting.

Nobody, we’re told, spilled their biscuits and gravy! Shouldn’t that be Soy oatmeal and dry toast (healthy, you know)?

Way Before His Time

In this little blog, I tend to be a little less than fully serious.

However, today needs to be different.

Late yesterday we learned of the death of Ken Rudolph ’05. Ken was involved in a fatal car accident. That’s all I know…

Ken was a strong, conservative voice on campus. Self confident…he turned around the Commentary, the conservative publication on campus, in my humble opinion. Ken put integrity back into the entire process.  Integrity is the most important trait a gentleman has – if one doesn’t have integrity, nothing else really matters.

I didn’t know Ken that well – but that’s OK. He was a Wabash man, through and through. He loved this place and relished the academic exchange of ideas that frequently centered on politics.

God called Ken home-way before his time. Ours is not to try to figure out why. Ours is to celebrate Ken’s life, to be there for his family, and to remember that a healthy exchange of ideas is the foundation of a real liberal arts college. Ken knew that and we are better because he cared enough to speak up.

God’s speed, Ken Rudolph – save me a place.

That's Jon Pactor

That’s Jon Pactor – class agent for the world famous and highly renowned Class of 1971.  I came upon Jon posing at the 2005 Big Bash reunion…his brother Peter was back celebrating his 40th reunion.

Jon’s VW has a most interesting license number – I understand the number (911) comes from either his driving style or his law practice…

Jon will be back for the 2006 Big Bash…I hope you will be as well.

Hollett and Hays To Join Hall of Fame

Fran Hollett H’85 (l) and Ginny Hays H’37, two legendary figures at Wabash, will be inducted into the Wabash Athletics Hall of Fame this coming November.

Where do you start to describe them?  Fran and Ginny love Wabash deeply, have cheered on the Little Giants in virtually every sport, and have demonstrated to everyone around how tight-knit the Wabash community is.

Those of us at Wabash know the ultimate compliment you can give someone is to say one is "Some Little Giant."  In this case, these ladies are Giants among Little Giants.

Barney, Fran’s late husband, is already in the Hall of Fame.  Will, Ginny’s late husband, will be inducted in November along with Ginny.  It will be an evening not to be missed.  Stayed tuned for details! 

Remember When? -The Seal

I still don’t walk on it…The College Seal at the entryway of the Lilly Library. Sure, it’s a different seal than in my day and it’s in a different location.

But some rhynie thought processes remain fixed for life. I think that’s what makes our College so unique…

 

Wabash Starts New Regional Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Wabash College formally started a new regional association in Texas on February 15, 2006. The association, the RGV (Rio Grand Valley) Association, aims to united Wabash alumni, parents, and friends in the valley area.

Adan Garcia ’04 and Jeff Espino ‘03 will serve as the main contacts for the group. The association hopes to focus on a combination of social events and a concerted effort to get more young men from the area to attend college, hopefully at Wabash!

You surely could not find any better examples for young men to emulate than Adan and Jeff, that’s for sure!

In the photo: when you think of South Texas, you don’t necessarily think of palm trees. This picture is of the historic Renaissance Hotel in McAllen, TX, a building on the national registry.


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