Bob Brennan ’87, an Economics teacher at Zionsville High School, has lead his seniors to a second consecutive win for title of Best in State in Verizon’s Innovative Learning App Challenge. Their app is called NuTown, designed to help newcomers to a community connect to local services, businesses and places to go. Click here for the news story. The win brought the school a prize of $5,000 to be used for STEM in their school, and qualifies them to move on to the Best in Nation Verizon App Challenge in February.
After Wabash, Bob earned an M.A. in Counseling at IUPUI. He has taught in Zionsville Community Schools since 1995.
Broecker says the project should be complete in the second quarter.
David Broecker ’83, CEO of Indiana Biosciences Research (IBRI), is working to bring together several big Indiana industry names to work together on a major study on Type 2 diabetes: Eli Lilly and Co, Roche Diagnostics Corp., Regenstrief Institute, and Indiana University School of Medicine. Click here for the news story and to hear Dave talk about the project on Inside Indiana Business: New IBRI Study ‘Essence of Big Data.
Photo courtesy of Inside Indiana Business.
Kevin Chavous ’78 has been named to the board of directors of K12 Inc., a technology education company with online school programs and for students pre-K through high school. He is a supporter of national education reform that includes charter schools and parental choice programs. Click here for the news release.
After Wabash, Kevin earned a JD from the Howard University School of Law, where he was president of his graduating class.
Andrew McCoy’05 was named Partner at the Faegre Baker Daniels’ downtown Indianapolis office. Andrew is a member of the firm’s intellectual property group, with clients ranging from entrepreneurs to Fortune 100 companies. He also maintains an active pro bono practice in Southern District of Indiana and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
After Wabash, he earned his JD at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Jake Gilbert ’98 is the Indianapolis Colts’ nominee for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award. Representing the best coaches at the high school level, the coaches were nominated for the national award, named for the winningest coach in NFL history, by NFL teams for their character and integrity, leadership and dedication to the community, commitment to player health and safety, and on-field success. Click here for the press release. The winner will be announced during the third quarter of the 2017 Pro Bowl on January 29.
Jake is head football coach at Westfield High School in Westfield, Indiana. After graduating from Wabash, he was assistant coach at Ben Davis High School, head coach at North Montgomery High School, and assistant coach at Wabash College, before joining Westfield High School.
Alan White ’60 and wife Barbara are innkeepers and hosts of the The Yountsville Mill-Inn & Garden Bed & Breakfast, located just west of Crawfordsville on Sugar Creek. They bought the mill inn and property in 2009 and have been renovating, renewing, and expanding the historical buildings and gardens. Alan has degrees in dentistry and in music as a pianist; Barbara is an artist and portraitist. They enjoy living in and sharing the history of the Inn with guests.
Alumnus Phil Coons ’67 and his wife Elizabeth were recent guests of the Yountsville Mill B&B. Click here to read about their visit and for more details about the Inn and Mill and their history.
Kent Holden ’75 has been named to the board of directors for Steps to HOPE in Tryon, North Carolina. Steps to HOPE provides emergency temporary safe shelter to those seeking refuge from domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Click here for the news release.
After Wabash, Kent earned an MBA from the University of Houston.
Scott Boone ’81 is the new Assistant Linebacker Coach at the University of Arizona – Tucson. Click here for the coach bio. Scott joins Arizona from serving three seasons as defensive coordinator at the University of Nevada.
Scott was an assistant coach at Wabash from 1983 to 1996. He is a member of the Wabash College Athletic Hall of Fame. After Wabash, Scott earned a Master’s of Science in Higher Education Administration from Purdue University.
Dr. John L. Mikesell ’64 PhD received a Sagamore of the Wabash award during a meeting of the State Budget Committee (Indiana) on December 15. The Sagamore of the Wabash is an honorary award presented by the Governor of Indiana to residents of Indiana who have provided a distinguished service to the state or to the governor. Dr. Mikesell, Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs – Indiana University Bloomington, was recognized for his many accomplishments in the field of public finance and, in particular, his nearly 40 years of service as a member of the State Budget Committee’s Revenue Forecast Technical Committee. The Committee is responsible for forecasting state tax revenues available for appropriation in the state biennial budget. The award was presented on behalf of Governor Mike Pence by State Rep. Tim Brown, who is the current chairman of the State Budget Committee.
After Wabash, Dr. Mikesell earned an M.A. and a PhD in Economics at the University of Illinois. He is an expert in governmental finance, specializing in sales and property tax policy and administration and public budgeting systems.
Thank you to Ben Tooley ’04 for the sharing the announcement.
Shawn Tabor with the left-handed move to the basket at the 2010 Alumni game on Chadwick Court.
Shawn Tabor ’96 will be honored by the New Castle High School [Indiana] boys’ basketball program at a banquet on December 9. Shawn is a member of the New Castle Silver Anniversary Squad for the 1991-92 team, one of four seniors in 1992 who will be recognized for their contributions to the team. Click here for the press release.
At Wabash, Shawn was a three-year starter for the Little Giants, with 1,111 career points, and connected on 101 three-point baskets. After graduation he played briefly in Europe. In May 2016, Shawn was inducted into the Montgomery County Basketball Hall of Fame.