Gunderman ’83 on How to Revive the Physician Innovator

rick gundermanDr. Richard Gunderman ’83 is featured in the Perspectives column of Inside Indiana Business today, where he discusses “How to Revive the Physician Innovator.”  Click here to read his comments.

After Wabash, Dr. Gunderman earned his MD and PhD at the University of Chicago.  He is Chancellor’s Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Philanthropy, and Medical Humanities and Health Studies at Indiana University.











Meitus ’87 to host trademark/branding workshop

Rob MeitusRobert Meitus ’87 will present a free workshop on “Trademark and Branding, Copyright and Contract Law for the Creative Community” in October, sponsored by the Bloomington [Indiana] Entertainment and Arts District with the city of Bloomington Arts Commission.  Click here for more information.

Rob chairs Meitus Gelbert Rose LLP’s Entertainment and Media Law practice and serves as counsel for recording artists, record labels, filmmakers, authors and creative business clients.  He is an adjunct professor of law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

After Wabash, Rob received his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law and Master’s of International Affairs from Columbia University. He lives in Bloomington and performs in his band, Blue Sky Back.




Photo courtesy of
Indiana University Maurer School of Law.


Schenkel ’15 joins Valspar

Nick Schenkel linkedinNick Schenkel ’15 has joined Valspar as an LDP Associate, an 18 month rotational training and development program designed to develop future Sales and Business leaders.  Nick’s first rotation is with the Purchasing Group  of Valspar Packaging, which sells coatings for the interior and exterior of metal packaging containers (food and beverage cans).

Nick was a History major at Wabash.  Congratulations, Nick!










Whitehead ’87 poet: The Table of Elements

J.T. Whitehead ’87 is the author of The Table of Elements, newly released poetry which will be featured at a book launch reading and signing at The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library’s First Friday event in Indianapolis on August 7.  The book was nominated by the publisher for a National Book Award.  Click here for details about the event.

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After Wabash, J.T. earned an MA at Purdue University and a JD  from Indiana University School of Law.

Congratulations, J.T.!




Book release party announcement courtesy of
The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.

Easley ’90 and winery win top prize for Traminette

Mark Easley ’90 and his family-owned Easley Winery in Indianapolis took the top prize at this year’s Indy International Wine Competition at Purdue University:  Wine of the Year for its 2014 Traminette.  Click here to read the news story.

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Mark is second generation of an Indianapolis-based winery established in 1974.

Congratulations, Mark and Easley Family!




Logo courtesy of
Easley Winery.

McCrimmon ’99 named VP of Advancement, UT

Sam McCrimmon-webSam McCrimmon ’99, currently at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health System, has been selected to lead The University of Toledo’s Advancement Division, pending approval of UT’s Board of Trustees.  Click here to read the news release.

Sam’s fundraising fundraising career began at Wheeling Jesuit University and he served as director of programs for the Executive Service Corps of Western Pennsylvania. In 2004, he joined the University of Detroit Mercy, where he advanced to leading the major and planned gift programs, providing strategic direction that resulted in record fundraising in fiscal 2010-11. He joined the UPMC Health System in 2011 and has overseen growth both of fundraising and infrastructure.

After Wabash, Sam earned a juris doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and a master of theological studies degree from Duke University.

Congratulations, Sam!



Photo courtesy of
University of Toledo.



Guzman ’13 + Family open new restaurant

FRanicsco Guzman and parents 072915Francisco Guzman ’13 is the owner of the new Harbor Town Diner in Noblesville, Indiana in the Morse Reservoir area.  It is a family affair, with Francisco and/or his mother or father on site at all times to personalize the dining experience.  The varied menu includes items based on their native Venezuelan fare, as well as other favorites. Click here to read the news story.

Congratulations, Francisco and Family!




Photo courtesy of
The Current in Noblesville.

Surenkamp ’13 named Dir. of Operations/basketball

jordan surenkampJordan Surenkamp ’13 was named the University of South Alabama men’s basketball program’s director of operations after spending two seasons as a graduate assistant.  Click here to read the news release.

Jordan was a rhetoric major at Wabash and lettered four-years in basketball.  After Wabash, he earned a master’s degree in communications from South Alabama.

Congratulations, Jordan!




Photo courtesy of
Jordan Surenkamp, USA Athletics.





Busch ’96 – Local Health Hero

Wabash Cross Country Coach Roger Busch ’96 is this week’s featured Health Hero in the Crawfordsville Journal Review.  Coach Busch was two-time All American in cross country at Wabash and one of the “Three Amigos” with teammates Jeremy Wright ’96 and Scott Gall ’96.  He returned to campus in 2006 as interim coach, then was named head coach for cross country in 2007.

This regularly scheduled health column appeared in the Journal Review on July 23.

Congratulations, Coach!

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Wherry ’92 named high school principal

steve wherry  2015Steve Wherry ’92 is the new principal at Knightstown Community High School in Indiana, moving up from being assistant principal since 2008.  Click here to read the news release.

After Wabash, Steve earned a Master’s degree at Butler University and completed the administrative licensing program at Ball State University.  His area of teaching is Mathematics.

Congratulations, Steve!












Photo courtesy of
Knightstown High School.