Dimos ’83 – member of legal panel

jim dimosJim Dimos ’83, Deputy Executive Director of the American Bar Association, will be a featured panelist at the “Practicing Law in Indiana – Breaking Down the Survey” program on November 18 in Indianapolis.  The event is sponsored Maurer School of Law and The Indiana Lawyer.

Prior to joining the ABA, Jim was a partner at Frost Brown Todd LLC in Indianapolis.  He received his law degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.



Sheridan ’14 named city manager

Jacob SheridanJacob W. Sheridan ’14 was named City Manager of Gordon, Nebraska, in August 2015.  Prior to accepting the position, Jake earned a graduate certificate in public management from IU-PUI in Indianapolis and was Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Fishers, Indiana.

Jake, a political science major at Wabash, developed his interest in city management as he served as Community Development Intern for the City of Crawfordsville as a student.

Congratulations, Jake!







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Grabill ’91 named Assoc. Provost at MSU

jeff grabillJeff Grabill ’91 has been appointed Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology at Michigan State University, effective today, October 15.  Jeff, who is professor of rhetoric and professional writing and chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, will continue in his role as chairperson of WRAC.

From MSU:  “In his new role as associate provost, Professor Grabill will be responsible for guiding the development of technology-enhanced instruction on campus. He will work collaboratively with the chief information officer on issues related to the teaching and learning experience and actively engage with the deans of the Graduate School and undergraduate education on new models related to curriculum development and delivery.”

Congratulations, Jeff!




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Michigan State University.





Waters ’03 joins Eskenazi Health

Joshua waters  IUDr. Joshua A. Waters ’03 has joined Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis as a colon and rectal surgeon. He was a biology major at Wabash, and earned his MD from Indiana University School of Medicine.

Congratulations, Joshua!







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Indiana University Department of Surgery.





Shreve ’04 joins Smallbox

mark shreve -1Mark Shreve ’04 is a new hire at Smallbox Culture-Powered Marketing in Indianapolis, as Account Executive.  Click here for the news release.

Based on his love of Italy and its cuisine, Mark most recently researched, founded, and ran Cuoco Pasta in Denver.  He has returned to his Midwest roots to work for Smallbox.  Mark is a co-class agent with Jacob Pactor ’04 for the Class of 2004.

Welcome back, Mark!








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Koeneman ’06 and Bly ’06 – brewers on a mission

jake koenemanchris blyJake Koeneman ’06 and Chris Bly ’06 are co-founders of Central State Brewing Company in Indianapolis.  CSB “explores the delicate art of yeast interaction and cultivation in an experimental process as a third wave brewery dedicating themselves to 100% Brett brewing.”

Classmates at Wabash, Jake was a mathematics major and Chris was a chemistry major – they found their way to team  up combining their talents to produce under the Brett brewery concept — Click here to find out what that means and more from Jake’s feature interview on WISH-CH8 last week.

Congratulations, Jake (left photo) and Chris!




Photos courtesy of
Central State Brewing Company.

Robbins ’79 named chair of Lilly Endowment Board

clay robbinsN. Clay Robbins ’79 has been named chairman of the Board of Directors of Lilly Endowment Inc.  Clay is currently president and CEO of the Endowment, an Indianapolis-based private foundation that is committed to the causes of community development, education and religion. He will continue as president and CEO as he assumes the chairmanship. Click here to read the news release.

After Wabash, Clay earned his JD from Vanderbilt University Law School, and received an honorary degree from Rose-Hulman Institute.  He has served in various staff positions since he joined the Endowment in 1993.

Congratulations, Clay!









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Lilly Endowment, Inc.

Magnussen ’04 joins J-W-M Neurology

marcus magnusson 2015Dr. Marcus Magnussen D.O. ’04 has joined Josephson-Wallack-Munshower Neurology PC group in the Indianapolis area.  His special areas of interest include neuromuscular disease, EMG, EEG, Epilepsy and Concussion.

After Wabash, Marc received his Master of Science Degree in Biology from Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis and his Medical Degree from Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA in 2010. He completed his Neurology Residency in 2014 and his Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship in 2015, both at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

Congratulations, Marc!




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Josephson-Wallack-Munshower Neurology PC.





Wabash alums named The Best Lawyers in America® 2016.

The following Wabash alumni have been named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2016. in their designated practice areas:

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
Indianapolis office
J. Christopher Janak ’88
– Water Law

Washington DC office:
George T. Patton, Jr. ’84 – Appellate Practice


Ogletree Deakins
Indianapolis office

Kim F. Ebert ’72 – Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
Kenneth B. Siepman ’87 – Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management)