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Clay Robinson '97 – One to Keep an Eye On

Clay Robinson ’97 is included in the series “10 To Watch” by the Indianapolis Star newspaper this past week:  “Indianapolis is keeping its vitality with the help of people younger than 40 who have brought new ideas and proven achievements to the city.”

Clay and his father, Omar Robinson ’60, co-own Sun King Brewing Co. in Indianapolis, which opened in 2009.  Click here to read the IndyStar Q&A with Clay – he’s No. 9 on the list. 

Omar and Clay talk beer during a tour of Sun King.

 

Don Fuchs '76 – Partner at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

Donald J. Fuchs ’76 is based in the Evansville, IN office of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP., joining its Corporate and Transactional and Real Estate Departments. In January, Bingham McHale LLP and Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC merged to form the regional firm of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP.

Don advises community banks and credit unions, commercial and residential real estate, and is a licensed title insurance agent.  He graduated from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., in 1979. Congratulations, Don!

Brett Findley '04 coaches the Grizzlies

This weekend, Franklin Community High School swimming and diving coach Brett Findley ’04 and his team go to the Sectionals.  Franklin is ranked 12th in the state going in to the competition.  A Bargersville, IN/Franklin Community native himself, Brett has been the Franklin coach for six years.  He was a four year letter athlete for the Little Giants.  Good luck to Franklin’s Grizzly Cubs!

Jordon Blackwell '10 – part of Super Bowl halftime show

Jordon was not only part of the halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVI, but he was “personally” selected to appear as a gladiator in Madonna’s performance.  Jordon, a 2005 Crawfordsville High School grad, and Psychology major and swim team athlete at Wabash, now teaches and coaches at nearby Fountain Central High School.  In his “spare” time he models via an agency in Carmel, which is how he earned his brush with fame/Madonna at the game.  Click here to read the full story (Jordan is on the right in the front row, below).

 

Photo provided from
Journal Review story

Russ Harbaugh '06 – full length version next

From the Evansville Courier & Press:  “Russell Harbaugh, a son of UE Theatre professor Patti McCrory, wrote and directed “Rolling on the Floor Laughing,” a 19-minute film shot in 2010 in and around Evansville.  Harbaugh’s film, an autobiographically-inspired story about two grown brothers dealing with their widowed mother’s re-entry into the world of dating, was among 64 Sundance short selections, drawn from a record 7,675 submissions from around the world.

Harbaugh is a Wabash College graduate who made his film in graduate school at Columbia University in New York City.  [He said in a phone call from Park City, Utah] that he  felt honored to see his movie in the Sundance Film Festival, which closed last week.  Russ said he looked forward to getting back to New York to resume work on his next project – a full-length feature version of “Rolling on the Floor Laughing.”
 

And we look forward to seeing the full length version, Russ!

PUP's Giant Repurposing Project

Q:  What do you do with a lemon such as 5-6 miles of left over fabric from the giant Super Bowl banners in Indianapolis?
A:  You make lemonade, or if you are Michael Bricker ’04 and People for Urban Progress, you repurpose the banners as useful items.

The Indianapolis Star reports this as the largest recovery effort going on now that the Super Bowl is over.  “People for Urban Progress [PUP], the company that recovered the RCA Dome materials, will use the fabric to create bags and possibly shower curtains, said Michael Bricker ’04, chief innovator.  He said he hopes to start selling items in a month.  Check out their website, peopleup.org, in about a month to purchase the recycled banner products.