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Eric Stark '88/Indianapolis Symphonic Choir

Eric Stark ’88  is the Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir. He is also Professor of Music, Assistant Chair and Director of Graduate Studies at Butler University’s Jordan College of Fine Arts.   A music major at Wabash, he earned his doctoral degree in choral conducting from Indiana University.  In addition to his musical talent, Eric is a volunteer for Angel Flight, a non-profit network of pilots providing free air transportation for those with medical needs, and he teaches an honors seminar at Butler on the first century of powered flight.

As part of the year-long celebration of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s 75th th season, the ISC has released a CD of Felix Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elija, recorded live in concert in June 2007 at Clowes Memorial Hall in Indianapolis with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Indianapolis Children’s Choir and four soloists.  CDs may be purchased from the ISC web site , on iTunes, or by calling the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir at (317) 940-9057.  This is the first CD release since 2006.

Wabash alumni on Top Doctors list

The following physicians were amongst 352 included on the Indianapolis Monthly Top Doctors List in the November issue of Indianapolis Monthly magazine, as a resource to help patients select physicians.  The annual list is compiled based on:  survey results by an independent medical survey firm, where physicians and hospital administrators nominate physicians they trust and recommend; medical education;  other professional experience; and board certification.  Some areas such as anesthesiologists, emergency room physicians, and pathologists, are not included because they are generally not chosen by patients. 

The Wabashh alumni and their general areas of specialty:

  • Dr. Chris Bojrab ‘89, Psychiatry
  • Dr. Richard Burgett ‘88, Ophthalmology
  • Dr. Patrick Healey ‘76, Geriatric Medicine and
                  his wife, Dr. Diane Healey, Geriatric Medicine
  • Dr. Frank Kolisek ‘82, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Dr. Daniel Kraft ‘85, Sports Medicine
  • Dr. Christopher Leagre ‘83, Radiation Oncology
  • Dr. R. Thomas Schmidt ’78, Surgery
  • Dr. K. Donald Shelbourne ‘72, Orthopedic Surgery

Eric Rowland ’86 – Indiana Landmarks BOT

Eric Rowland ’86 was recently elected to the Indiana Landmarks board of trustees.  Indiana Landmarks leads historical architectural preservation initiatives in Indiana.

Eric is the chief architect and a principal partner at Rowland Design, which specializes in academic, corporate, hospitality, residential, health care, and retail projects, in Indianapolis.  Last year Eric was featured in the Indianapolis Star “Indy Living – In the Kitchen” for use of LEED sustainable design and lifestyles in his own home kitchen remodel.

David Broecker '83 leads two Indy medical firms

David Broecker ’83 is busy these days, wearing two hats as:  1) CEO of BioCritica Inc., a new local firm that acquired commercialization rights to a Lilly drug to treat the blood infection sepsis, and 2) Chair of Zorion Medical located in Indianapolis.  

Today’s announcement, that BioCrossroads’ Indiana Seed Fund has invested $300,000 in Zorion to develop an absorbable stent to treat cardiovascular disease, will keep him even busier.  Click here to read more online in this week’s Indianapolis Business Journal.

David, a chemistry major/mathematics minor at Wabash, also earned a Master of Science from MIT and an MBA from the University of Chicago.  Before returning to Indianapolis, he was president and CEO of Cambridge, Mass.-based biopharmaceutical company Alkermes Inc.

Vince Buzard '64 Elected Chair-Elect of Council of Appellate Lawyers

A. Vincent Buzard ’64, leader of the Harris Beach Appellate Litigation and Advocacy Practice Group in Pittsford, NY, was recently elected chair-elect of the American Bar Association’s Council of Appellate Lawyers. He will serve as chair-elect until August 2012 at which time he will become chair until August 2013, and then become past-chair. As chair of the council, he would also become a member of the ABA’s Executive Court of the Council of Appellate Judges.  Click here for more details about his election to the council.

Vince has been a trial and appellate lawyer for 40+ years, with experience in Appellate Litigation and Advocacy, and Business and Commercial Litigation, and he also practices in personal injury.  He was a Political Science major at Wabash, and earned his JD in 1967, cum laude, at the University of Michigan Law School.

Photo courtesy of
Harris Beach PLLC

Steve Badger '87 named to the Commission for Legal Education

The Indiana Supreme Court has appointed Steven M. Badger ’87 to the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education, effective Jan. 1, 2012 through 2016.  The purpose of the ICCLE is “to enhance the quality of the judiciary, and legal services and professionalism in Indiana through administering, developing and regulating continuing judicial education requirements for judges, continuing legal education requirements for attorneys, mediation training standards and attorney specialization programs.”

Steve is a Partner at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP in Indianapolis.  He was an Economics major at Wabash and graduated from Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington in 1992.   He was recently named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2012, a national guide of the country’s top attorneys.  Steve represents clients in business litigation, arbitration and appeals. His litigation practice focuses on business disputes, the defense of lawyers and professionals accused of negligence, and media law.

Steve is a member of Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men Board of Directors and co-chair of Wabash Day of service in Zionsville on October 15.

Congratulations, Steve!

Dave Worrell '73 – old news is still good news!

Apologies to Dave for missing this announcement a few months ago, and thank you to ’73 Class Agent Pete Allen for reporting in the most recent class newsletter:

Last spring, Dave was named to Who’s Who in Banking & Finance by the Indianapolis Business Journal, through nominations from the IBJ news staff, peer recommendations and public nominations.

Dave is a Partner at the law firm Baker & Daniels in Indianapolis in the business and corporate finance area.  Dave joined B&D after graduating from the University of Chicago Law School in 1976.  He grew up in Indianapolis, attended Cathedral High School, and received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Wabash College.

Last month, Dave was named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 for his work in banking and finance law, corporate law, and financial services regulation law.