Moore ’12 extends work in Peace Corps

Jake Moore ’12 is currently finishing up his work with the Peace Corps, usually a 2-year term, but he has opted to stay on another year.  Jake will continue his work with a non-profit to aid the people he’s worked with in Cameroon, Africa.  Click here to read a January 2014 web story by Midwest Peace Corps Volunteers – there is a great paragraph where Jake describes how Wabash College prepared him for international service.

Peace Corps volunteer Jake Moore with community members in Cameroon.

Peace Corps volunteer Jake Moore with community members in Cameroon.

Jake attended Southmont High School in Montgomery County before coming to Wabash.  He returned to campus in April 2015 to talk about his work in Cameroon communities teaching agro-forestry techniques and how to improve nutrition and food security.

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Midwest Peace Corps Volunteers.







Keith ’91 joins JGA as consultant

john keithJohn Keith ’91 recently joined Johnson Grossnickle and Associates (JGA) in Greenwood, Indiana as a major and planned giving consultant.  John will focus on consulting in planned giving, major gift development, campaigns, leadership annual giving, and volunteer engagement.  Click here for the news release.

After Wabash, John earned his JD from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, and worked in his family’s  law practice and most recently at the Indiana University Foundation in Bloomington.

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Johnson Grossnickle and Associates.


Chavous ’78 elected to The Mind Trust board

kevin chavous 2015Kevin P. Chavous ’78 was elected to The Mind Trust board of directors.  “The Mind Trust advances innovation in education and creates great schools through its three incubators: the Charter School Incubator, the Education Entrepreneur Fellowship, and the Innovation School Fellowship.”  Click here for the news release.

Kevin is a founding board member and executive counsel for the American Federation for Children and the Alliance for School Choice, a noted author and speaker on innovation in public education, and founder of The Chavous Group.  A native of Indianapolis, after Wabash Kevin earned his JD from Howard University School of Law.

Other Wabash alumni connected to The Mind Trust include Steve Campbell ’92, Vice President of Communications; and board of directors members Wabash Trustee David Shane ’70 and Mark Miles ’76.

Congratulations, Kevin!






Simpson ’95 appointed immigration judge

scott simpsonLt. Jonathan Scott Simpson ’95 has been appointed Immigration Judge, San Francisco Immigration Court, by the Executive Office for Immigration Review.  He was invested on November 6 and will begin hearing cases this month.  Click here for the news release.

After Wabash, Scott earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University. “From 2006 through September 2015, Judge Simpson served as assistant chief counsel, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security, in Los Angeles and San Diego, Calif. From 1997 through 2006, both domestically and abroad, Judge Simpson served in various capacities as a member of the U.S. Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps, including branch chief, officer in charge, and attorney. Judge Simpson is a member of the New Jersey Bar.”

Congratulations, Scott!



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Rogers ’95 Co-Edits Book on Civic Literacy; Wabash faculty contribute chapters

Michael T Rogers-Book-Fall-2015-WebDr. Michael T. Rogers ’95, associate professor of political science in the Arkansas Tech University Department of History and Political Science, is among 21 scholars from around the United States who collaborated to study a perceived decline in civic literacy among American citizens.  The outcome of their inquiry is recorded in “Civic Education in the Twenty-First Century: A Multidimensional Inquiry.”  Click here to read the news release.

After Wabash, Mike earned his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at the University of Albany-SUNY.

Wabash faculty are also included as authors of chapters in the book:

Rhetoric Professors Sara A. Mehltretter Drury and Jeffrey P. Mehltretter Drury are co-authors of the chapter “Engagement through the Oval Office:  Presidential Rhetoric as Civic Education,” and Political Science Professor Shamira M. Gelbman wrote the chapter “Interest Groups, Twitter, and Civic Education.”



Congratulations, all!




Evans ’12 elected by a landslide!

Last week Shane Evans ’12 was a candidate running for mayor of Delphi, IN.  Today, he is Mayor Shane Evans!  Click here to see the online story:  “Residents of Delphi elected Independent candidate Shane Evans on Tuesday to serve as the city’s new mayor.  Evans, 25, is one of the youngest candidates to be elected mayor in Indiana.”

Congratulations, Shane!

Evans ’12 – mayoral candidate

Shane EvansShane Evans ’12 is a mayoral candidate in the election next week in Delphi, Indiana, running as an Independent.  Click here to read his biography and candidate statement, and endorsement by the editor.

Shane was a Chemistry major and was active on campus at Wabash, earned his J.D. from IU Robert McKinney School of Law, and then returned to his hometown of Delphi.

Best of luck, Shane!





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Brogan ’88 comments on grave find

tom brogan2Thomas M. Brogan, PhD ’88 is quoted in yesterday’s New York Times, commenting on a significant “shaft grave” discovery in Greece last May.   “Seeing the tomb was a real highlight of my archaeological career,” said Thomas M. Brogan, director of the Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete, noting that “you can count on one hand the number of tombs as wealthy as this one.” Click here to read the article.

Tom was on campus in 2013 to talk about his work on Crete:  Before attending graduate school at Bryn Mawr for his MA and PhD, he studied Classical Civilizations at Wabash under Professors Joe and Leslie Day, David Kubiak, and John Fischer — it was on a trip to Crete with Leslie Day that he first became really interested in that particular aspect of Greek history.