Ted Grossnickle ’73 will receive the Henry A. Rosso Medal Award at the IUPUI Fund Raising School Leadership Roundtable dinner on June 22 in Indianapolis. The Rosso Medal is an annual award which recognizes lifetime achievement in ethical fundraising. It was created in honor of Hank Rosso, a co-founder of the Center on Philanthropy and a founding director of The Fund Raising School. Since 1990, 45 distinguished men and women have been honored for their outstanding contributions to the fund raising profession.
Brian Edelman ’82 was named president of Purdue Research Foundation effective May 1. Click here for the news release.
After Wabash, Brian earned his MS from Purdue University. He joined the PRF in 2015 as the foundation’s chief financial officer and treasurer and was promoted to chief operating officer in 2016.
Dr. Stephen Webb ’83 was remembered during the Indianapolis East Washington Branch Library Reopening on March 18. Part of the renovation project included a new community room, which was dedicated in the name of Dr. Webb. “He was a longtime East Washington neighborhood resident who was an author, theologian and Wabash College professor of religion and philosophy. Steve’s wife, Diane Timmerman, offered comments about her husband’s work and connections to the neighborhood. Included in the community room is a painting purchased by Steve and his parents that they donated as a lasting tribute to his legacy. Click here for the news story.
Dr. Max Rudicel ’66 was named Chief Medical Officer at Open Door Health Services in Muncie, Indiana. Click here for the news release.
After Wabash, Dr. Rudicel earned his MD at Indiana University School of Medicine.
Bob Grand ’78 was named this week to the Republican National Committee’s Finance Leadership Team as Regional Vice Chairman. Click here for the press release.
Bob is a member of the Wabash Board of Trustees. After Wabash, he earned his J.D. at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where he serves on the Board of Visitors.
Neil Burk ’12 was named to Editor & Publisher’s “25 Under 35 in 2017” list. He is one of only two Hoosier journalists recognized this year, and the second-youngest of the group. Click here for the news story and Neil’s interview, about 1/3 down.
Neil is the editor of the local Crawfordsville newspaper, The Paper of Montgomery County.
Mark Miles ’76 is a new member of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors, appointed by Governor Eric Holcomb last week. Click here for the news story.
Mark is the President and CEO of Hulman & Company, parent company of IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
John Kerezy’77 met with Wabash alumni and spouses in Cleveland this week to talk about his recently published book, “Glory Reborn: Wabash College and Its Athletic Teams, 1977-1982.”
John wrote the book while on sabbatical from teaching at Cuyahoga Community College. He read from the book, which also chronicles life, main events at the college, and important world events of the era, in addition to the DIII national runner-up football team, the national championship basketball team, and the 10-0 football team in Wabash’s sesquicentennial year, 1982. Click here to watch “Glory Reborn” video interview excerpts and click here to listen to a Wabash podcast interview with John in January.
Fellow Wallies helped John with the book process: Duane Hile ’67 did a lot of proofing, Terry Evitts ’79 proofed a few chapters, and Scott Biederman ’82 helped with interviewing Pete Metzelaars ’82. John paid tribute to the late William Starr ’37, another NE Ohio alumnus, who collaborated with John on a story about the writing of “Old Wabash” for Wabash Magazine in 2000 – the article was the beginning of the inspiration for the “Glory Reborn” book. Bob Kissling ’73 arranged the book gathering.