Jamie Bopp ’03 has worn many caps in his twelve years at Merritt Island Christian High School in Brevard County, Florida: history and P.E. teacher, boys basketball, and for 10 years assistant football coach. Jamie was named principal of MIC two years ago and took a leave of absence from football. Now he is back, serving dual roles as Principal of MIC and Head Football Coach. Whew!
Click here to read an interview with Jamie.
David L. Callecod ’89 was recently elected Treasurer of the Louisiana Hospital Association. The LHA supports advocacy, education and services for hospitals and healthcare provider groups across the state.
David is President and CEO of Lafayette General Health, the largest healthcare system in Acadiana, Louisiana. He is a member of the Wabash College Board of Trustees.
Christopher McNicholas ’07 spent a little over 30 hours sailing from Chicago to Mackinac Island from July 23-24 as part of the Race to Mackinac, organized by the Chicago Yacht Club. Click here to read a Q&A with Chris about sailing.
Dr. Kerner talks medicine with a student during a campus visit.
Dr. Donald J. Kerner ’62 received the J.O. Ritchey Society Award from the IU School of Medicine on June 1. The Ritchey Award recognizes individuals who have contributed to areas of commitment attributed to Dr. James O. Ritchey, IU Medicine Class of 1918, longtime physician and Chairman of the Department of Medicine.
Don is 1966 graduate of the IU School of medicine. He retired as a family physician.
Ryan Grand ’08 was promoted to Vice President of Deal Generation at Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc. (“HKW”), a private equity firm in Indianapolis and New York. Click here for the news release.
After Wabash, Ryan earned an MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Thad H’78 and Polly Seymour enjoyed a surprise party in their Winter Park, FL home town in June. They were officially invited to a unity party in their community. The community was united, all right – in honoring the Seymours for their years of service at Rollins College and Winter Park. Click here for story details about the unique ways in which they were honored.
Thad Seymour was President of Wabash College from 1969-1978 before leaving to become president of Rollins.
Ryan Prichard ’07 is a one of a fifth-generation working in the family business, Pritchard Family Auto Stores in Forest City, Iowa. Ryan’s dad, Joe, is the CEO, and in planning for the future of the family business, he has appointed Ryan, his sister Angela, and other young future company leaders to form a task force planning for the future – they call themselves Generation 5, or “G5”. Click here to read the news story.
From right: Joe, Ryan, Angela, and other G5’s.
Ryan currently is an executive in the retail and commercial side of the family auto business, which was established in 1913.
Michael Dockendorf ’72 was recently named Managing Director at the Peakstone Group in Chicago. Prior to joining Peakstone, he was a Managing Director and Investment Banker with the accounting firm, Sikich.
After Wabash, Michael earned an MBA at Northwestern University. Last winter, he generously hosted 14 Wabash students for a two-day externship in Chicago.
Caleb Lyttle ’10 is the assistant golf superintendent at The Bridgewater Club in Carmel, Indiana. He recently completed the Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School near Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. Caleb graduated this past March with a 4.0 GPA, finishing first out of a class of 44 students. From there, he was invited to attend the Jacobsen Future Turf Managers tour in North Carolina. Click here for the news story.
Caleb has played golf for fun since high school, but his hobby and summer job have turned golf into his profession, a message he wants to share with young people golfers.
Alex Beck ’13 was named to the 40 Under 40 Young Professionals for 2016 Future Leaders of Surface Finishing, an annual list was compiled by Products Finishing, an industry magazine and web resource.
Alex is a Technical Service Engineer at Asterion, LLC, which provides specialty chemical finishing products.