NAWM Board Shares Insight With Seniors

On Saturday, January 28, 2006, members of the board of directors of the National Association of Wabash Men (NAWM) met with seniors to discuss the responsibilities and privileges of being a Wabash alumnus. For our seniors, Commencement is just around the corner.

In this photo, Duane Hile ’67, member of the board and regional association leader from Cleveland, talks with several seniors.

Wabash alumni are automatically members of the National Association of Wabash Men – for life! There are no dues, just a shared vision to support each other and the College.

A great deal in this day and age.

Student Research – What An Opportunity

The Celebration of Student Research on Friday, January 27, 2006 has been covered elsewhere on our web site (click here) – it was simply incredible.

For example, I happened on John Anagnostou ’07, a biology major, discussing his research with Wabash Trustee and noted Indianapolis pediatrician Jim Cumming ’61. John spent last summer working with a research team at the IU School of Medicine. He plans to continue his research this coming summer and following graduation attend medical school.

It’s one thing to do this kind of research – a life experience. It’s another to stand there and talk with a well-known doctor, on a virtually equal footing, about something they both see as critical research with life-saving implications. 

John will be a difference maker, I’m sure.  Just like Jim Cumming ’61 and so many others…

Ryan Vaughn '00 Joins Law Firm

Ryan Vaughn, Wabash Class of 2000, has joined the Indianapolis-based law firm of Tabbert Hahn Earnest & Weddle, LLP. He will practice in the areas of general litigation, criminal law, and contracts law.


Prior to joining the firm, Vaughn served as a Municipal Division, Grand Jury and Major Felony Prosecutor for Marion County, Indiana.


Vaughn is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis. He received his undergraduate degree cum laude from Wabash College.


Congratulations Ryan!

(Information from the firm’s press release)

Tim Lake and the NAWM board

Professor Tim Lake, who will take over the reins of the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies this coming summer, shared his vision of the future with the NAWM board of directors last Friday (January 27, 2006).

Tim’s goal is to build upon the numerous achievements of the Institute under Horace Turner H’77.  Tim plans to add a significant academic component at the Institute.

Tim is a talented young man – I think great things are in store.   

Tim Koegel – Making A Difference

As a part of our new Student to Alumni Program (we need a name for the program - anyone got a good idea?), we invited presentation expert Tim Koegel to campus on January 26, 2006. Tim’s forte is in preparing CEOs and other professionals to be top-notch presenters.

Tim’s presentation and his sage advise were powerful.  He accomplished two things that night.  First, he offered substantive but simple advice useful to everyone in the room.  Second, and without even mentioning it, he reinforced the advantage gained by many of our young men in taking a course or two, regardless of their major, from the Rhetoric Department.

Our goals for the evening were to prepare our men to better perform in interview situations and to help them be their best when engaging our alumni network.  I think we accomplished both.

As you can see, Tim (second from left) fielded many questions after the presentation.

Brian Shinkle ’85, Edwards County State’s Attorney since 1992, is a candidate for Circuit Judge of the Second Judicial Circuit. The Second Judicial Circuit covers Crawford, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, Wayne, and White Counties in Indiana.

Following law school, Shinkle began his legal career as Assistant State’s Attorney for Richland County. He continued his role as prosecutor as Trial Counsel and Chief Government Counsel for Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. After three years on active duty, Shinkle returned to Southeast Illinois and was elected State’s Attorney in Edwards County.

Good luck Brian!

(Info from press release)

It's Another Wabash Tradition

In this age of impersonal, electronic communication, it’s comforting to know that at Wabash College we still believe in more personal, one-on-one (or many) communications. The picture is an excellent example. A Wabash student, dressed to the "Ts" I might add, is using a proven combination of communication forms, written and verbal. He might be a speech major who has done some research on the significantly increased retention rates of audiences when speakers use visual references as well. Or…he’s a Sphinx Club pledge undergoing pledgeship. I’ll let you decide.


Either way, I like it…

NAWM Board Member Eric Rowland '86 Speaks in Chapel

Eric Rowland ’86 was the speaker today in the regular Thursday Chapel sponsored by the Sphinx Club.

A good crowd turned out to hear Eric introduce the students to Wabash’s alumni association, the National Association of Wabash Men (NAWM).

Eric provided a number of examples of the ways the network of Wabash alumni helps each other.  He stressed that membership is automatic (after a student spends two semesters at Wabash and upon his class’s graduation), it’s free, and it lasts a lifetime.

Wabash alumni – brothers for life!   

Thanks Eric!

Read more about Eric’s remarks here.

Steve Goldsmith ’68 on the move!

Former Indianapolis mayor Stephen Goldsmith ‘68 has been appointed a senior fellow at the California-based Milken Institute.

Goldsmith, currently a professor of government at Harvard University, will work at Milken on matters related to education and infrastructure reform. He will also help with research on Middle Eastern capital markets.

Congrats Steve!

For more on the Milken institute, click here.

Nick White ’02 Joins Baker & Hostetler

January 19, 2006. The national law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP today announced the addition of 27 associates in eight offices. Representing many of the country’s top law schools, this year’s class includes former editors of law school publications and members of numerous academic organizations.

Nicholas L. White (Wabash 2002) earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he served as a notes editor for the Journal of Entertainment Law & Practice. He earned his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude, from Wabash College.

Baker & Hostetler LLP was established in 1916 and today is a full-service law firm with more than 600 attorneys serving clients throughout the world. The firm’s four primary practice groups are Business; Employment and Labor; Litigation; and Tax.

Congrats Nick!

Information from the law firm’s press release!