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Clay Robinson ‘97 promotes Winterfest 2014

 

Click here to hear Clay Robinson ’97, owner of Sun King Brewing Company, talk about 2014 Winterfest, a sold out event tomorrow night.  The Brewers of Indiana Guild expects 4,000 people to attend.  There will be 50 craft brewers from Indiana, and 20+ have been invited from out of state = approximately 200 craft beers will be offered. 

If you are lucky enough to have a ticket to Winterfest, you’ll probably have the opportunity to sample from Sun King (Clay Robinson ’97 and Omar Robinson ’60), Triton (David Waldman ’93), Black Swan (D.J. McCallister ’97 and Nick Carter ’95) and Barley Island (Jeff Eaton ’85).

 

 

 

Logo courtesy of
The Brewers of Indiana Guild.

 

 

David Lewis ’81 checks out Super Bowl in NYC

As vice chairman of the Indy 2018 Super Bowl bid committee, David Lewis ’81 will travel to NYC this week to check out this year’s venues in New Jersey and NYC.  Indianapolis is competing with Minneapolis and New Orleans as the site in 2018.  With the super-positive results and feedback from the 2012 Super Bowl in Indianapolis, there is a positive feeling about Indianapolis becoming the 2018 site, too.  The decision will be made in May.

David is Vice President – Global Taxes, Chief Tax Executive, and Assistant Treasurer of Eli Lilly & Co. in Indianapolis.  He was an Economics major and earned his J.D. from Indiana University of Law – Bloomington, and is a member of the Wabash College Board of Trustees.

Larry Landis '67 honored by Indiana joint resolution

Larry Landis ’67 retired this month after nearly 11years of service to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.  The photo below was taken on the floor of the Indiana House as Larry was honored by a Joint (House-Senate) resolution today. Larry and his wife, Carol, stand to the right of Indiana State Rep. Eric Koch, chairman of the Utility Committee and sponsor, as Larry is recognized.

Congratulations, Larry!

 

Photo courtesy of
Larry Landis.

 

Stan Huntsman ’54 – Indiana Cross Country/Track and Field Hall of Fame

 

 

Stan Huntsman ’54 will be inducted into the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame this weekend in Indianapolis and Terre Haute.  Stan grew up in Crawfordsville, where his father, J. Owen Huntsman H‘71 was track and cross country coach at Wabash for over 20 years.  Stan and his brother, Jerry Huntsman ’52, both played football at Wabash, and all three were inducted into the Wabash College Athletic Hall of Fame.

Stan Huntsman ’54, second from right, coaching at Ohio University.

After Wabash, Stan directed his athletic expertise to coaching track and field at several colleges, and was a U.S. Olympic coach in 1988.  Click here to read full details about Stan’s coaching career.

Congratulations, Stan!

Photo courtesy of
Journal Review.
Poster courtesy of

IATCCC.

Pete Wilson ’84 continues Pyromation expansion

 

Peter C. Wilson ’84 is President of Pyromation, Inc. in Fort Wayne, IN, which manufactures thermostatic controls and temperature sensing devices. Pyromation was founded in 1962 by Pete’s father.  In 2013, it was listed as one of Indiana’s Best Places to Work Indiana, nominated by its employees.  Over the last few years, Pyromation has completed facility renovation and expansion of its manufacturing areas.  Now they have started the final phase in the administrative office areas.

After Wabash, Pete earned his master’s degree in business administration from Indiana University. He formerly served Wabash on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Wabash Men and is currently a member of the Wabash College Board of Trustees.

Congratulations, Pete!

Logo graphic courtesy of
Pyromation, Inc.

 

Prof. Richard Dallinger celebrates 400th game

 

Professor of Chemistry Richard F. Dallinger was scorekeeper for his 400th basketball game last week, against DePauw.  Rich began his scorekeeping career as a manager for his high school basketball team.  Rich joined the Wabash chemistry faculty in the early 1980’s, and became team scorekeeper in 1987 at the request of Coach Mac Petty.

Professor Richard Dallinger, center, and Greg Dallinger, right, at Chadwick Court.

His son, Greg Dallinger, is currently a visiting instructor of chemistry at Wabash and has an office next to his dad’s office in Hays Hall.  Greg also works beside his dad as a spotter during the games.

Click here to read more about Rich’s interest in his scorekeeping, a dedication which has lasted several decades.

Congratulations, Rich!

 

Photo courtesy of Tom Runge ’71.

Pete Metzelaars ’82 named TE coach for San Diego Chargers

 

Pete Metzelaars ’82 was named tight end coach for San Diego Chargers today.  Click here for the news release.

 

Pete was an Economics major at Wabash.  In 1988 he was inducted into the Wabash College Athletics Hall of Fame as an All American in Football and Basketball, having competed on an undefeated football team while also helping lead the Little Giants’ basketball team to a NCAA Division-III national championship while at Wabash.  In 2011, he was inducted into the Academic All-American Hall of Fame.

Congratulations, Pete!

 

 

Photo courtesy of
San Diego Chargers.

 

Emeritus Prof. Greg Huebner H’77 exhibits art at DeHaan Center

 

Emeritus Professor of Art Greg Huebner H’77 is the current featured exhibitor at The DeHaan Center at the University of Indianapolis.

“30-Year Retrospective: Paintings & Works on Paper” features works spanning 1981-2014.  From Greg’s artist statement:  “These compositions, be they aggressive or contemplative, deal with harmonizing very divergent structural opposites.  The search for harmony and balance through the act of painting continues in my work to this day and I expect it always will.”

Greg was Chair of the Art Department at Wabash College from 1974-1991, and 2002-2008, and held the rank of Professor of Art from 1990 until retirement in 2008.  He is Artist in Residence at the technology company Apparatus, in Indianapolis.  Click here to read about Greg’s work at Apparatus, see him at work in the studio, and view a portfolio of his art.

“30-Year Retrospective” will be on exhibit through Feb. 7.  The DeHaan Center gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and is free to attend.

Congratulations, Greg!

 

 

Photo courtesy of
Apparatus.

Roy Sexton ‘95 – actor . . . blogger . . . now author

 

Who IS that behind the mask?

Roy Sexton ’95 has always been interested in theater and movies.  He was an English major at Wabash, and was active in Wabash theater as a student.  After Wabash, he continued an avid interest in community theater wherever he resided, in addition to earning an MA in theatre from Ohio State and an MBA from the University of Michigan, while advancing in a corporate affairs career.

Reel forward:  Coming to a theatre … er … bookstore near you: Reel Roy Reviews, Vol. 1: Keepin’ It Real! His ongoing blog of movie reviews will be released as a book on February 28.  Click here to find out more: “The book is a compilation of essays composed in tribute to (and sometimes frustration with) the art-form known as “cinema” —with a few theatre, music, and concert analyses thrown in for good measure. As a populist at heart, Sexton’s sensibility is grounded in a desire to see good stories, well told.”

Thanks for the update, Roy!

Lt. Mark Ostapowicz ’92 wears many hats in GRPD

 

Lt. Mark Ostapowicz ’92, of the Grand Rapids, MI police department, recently was an instructor for a civilian training class for the Grand Rapids Police Department Citizen Police Academy.  Coordinator of the Academy is just one of Mark’s areas of responsibility within the GRPD.

Lt. Mark Ostapowicz (right) at the Grand Rapids Police Department Citizen Police Academy.

After Wabash, Mark graduated from the Grand Valley State University Police Academy and was hired by the Grand Rapids Police Department in 1992.  He is Night Watch Commander, in charge of all patrol operations during the night shift, and Commander of the Crisis Negotiation Unit (commonly known as the Hostage Negotiation Unit).

Mark has held many different positions within the department, including patrol officer, narcotics/vice officer, SWAT team, sergeant in the Training Unit, Patrol Sergeant, and he was assigned as the Detective Unit Lieutenant in charge of investigations.  Mark is also a certified instructor in several Use of Force disciplines; which he teaches within the Grand Rapids Police Department and at Grand Valley State University. 

Thank you for the update, Mark, and thanks to Jay Fisher ’66 for the heads up on the news story.

Photo courtesy of
The Rapidian.org.