Denari ’83 joins sportscasters Hall of Fame

chris denariChris Denari ’83 was inducted into the 2016 Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame on April 10.  Click here for the news story.  Chris started his sports announcing as a freshman at Wabash College.

From Inside Indiana announcement:“Chris Denari, Television voice of Indiana Pacers – Chris is now in his 10th year as the TV voice of the Pacers on Fox Sports Indiana. Prior to that, Chris spent nearly 20 years as the radio voice of the Butler Bulldogs. He’s been on the call of the Indy 500 for many years, including the prestigious perch atop turn four at the Speedway. Chris was also on the first news staff at what is now Fox 59 in Indianapolis back in the mid80s, and later was the Sports Director there prior to joining the Pacers full-time in 2006.”

Congratulations, Chris!

Kring ’10 named interim economic director

Nathan KringNathan Kring ’10 has been appointed interim director of Tipton County Economic Development Organization (TCEDO) in Indiana.  Click here for the news release.

Nathan Kring began working at the TCEDO in 2015 as a Project and Communications Manager.  He is a native of Tipton.  After Wabash, Nathan joined the United States Army where he served as an interpreter of Arabic and Pashto.  During his service, he earned his Associates in Arabic and Middle Eastern studies along with several service medals and ribbons for his work as an Operations Non-Commissioned Officer.  After separating from the military, Nathan earned an MBA with a finance concentration from Indiana University-Kokomo and will begin working on his Masters of Public Management this summer.

Congratulations, Nathan!

Gearhart ’09 joins Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP

Royal Gearhart Royal-KDDK-2016-3x4-195x260Royal Gearhart ’09 is an associate attorney with Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP in Evansville, IN.  He practices insurance subrogation, litigation and trial services, immigration law, family and private adoption law, business law, and environmental and mineral law.

A Spanish and English major at Wabash, Royal earned his JD with a Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.  He is active in the Evansville Minority-owned/Women-owned Business Enterprise Utilization Board, Latino Collaboration Table (Vice President), Parenting Time Center (Vice President), and Mayor’s Latino Advisory Committee.

Congratulations, Royal!

Weglarz ’03 featured in Forbes. Com


Image © by Dave Weglarz.

Image © by Dave Weglarz.

David Weglarz ’03, Owner of and Master Distiller at StilL 630 in St. Louis, was featured in a online Leadership story last week.  Click here to read more about David’s small business whiskey distilling.

David is generous in sharing what he has learned starting a small business and his experiences as an entrepreneur, hosting Wabash College Small Business Internship Fund interns for the last several years and speaking on campus at Wabash Entrepreneur Summits.  This summer StilL 630 will host intern Geno James ’17.

Thank you, Dave!

Moody ’73 joins cross country Ride for World Health

david moodyDavid Moody ’73 has begun a three-month, 3,300-mile cycling journey across the United States with Ride for World Health to raise awareness and funds to improve domestic and international healthcare.  R4WH is a cycling team that is centered around a 3,700­mile ride from San Diego to Washington D.C.  David is joined on the team by his brother and another family member.  Click here to read more about David’s goal and the ride.

After Wabash, David earned his JD from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.  He practices family law in a rural West Central Minnesota. David is motivated to ride for a friend who was killed while riding last summer because of an inattentive driver.

Roeder ’64 wins Tabor Research Award

Rober G RoederDr. Robert G. Roeder ’64, head of the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The Rockefeller University, won the Herbert Tabor Research Award for his pioneering work on eukaryotic transcription initiation.  Click here for the news release.

The Tabor award recognizes outstanding scientific accomplishments, excellence in biological chemistry and molecular biology, and significant contributions to the community of scientists. The award is named after the Journal of Biological Chemistry’s longtime editor.

After Wabash, Bob earned an M.S., in chemistry at the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Washington.  He is the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Professor
Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Rockefeller.

Congratulations, Bob!

Engledow ’78 receives Sagamore of the Wabash

Jim EngledowJim Engledow ’78 was recently named Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Mike Pence.  The Sagamore of the Wabash is a high award of distinction in Indiana, selected by the governor. “Sagamore” was a term used by native American tribes of Indiana to describe a lesser chief or a great man among the tribe whom the chief consulted for wisdom and advice.

Jim is the CEO and Director of Estates for the Engledow Group, one of the largest landscape design and maintenance firms in Indianapolis.  Jim keeps busy volunteering and serving in his community. He is President of the Carmel-Clay Board of Parks and Recreation, on the board of the Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home, and was named the Most Valuable Volunteer by the Carmel-Clay Chamber of Commerce in 2004.  Jim is President of the Beta Theta Pi Housing Corporation at Wabash College and is a frequent presenter to the Wabash College Business Immersion program.

In addition to receiving the award from Governor Pence, Jim celebrated with a family ceremony at his parents’ home on Easter.  Congratulations, Jim!

Peterson ’10 and Parrish ’10 on IT Security/Social Engineering

Curtis Peterson ’10 is the Digital Marketing Manager for SmartFile, a company in Indianapolis that provides secure file sharing for businesses.  He wrote a recent online article, “23 Social Engineering Attacks You Need To Shut Down.”  Wally classmate Drew Parrish ’10 contributed to the article, which went viral on IT media sites Lifehacker (a web site that talks about lifestyle hacks, technology, and software), and  Drew is the Help Desk Specialist for Technology Services at Wabash College.  Click here to read the article.

Curtis Peterson SmartFile graphicCongratulations, Curtis and Drew!



Bowerman ’61 to be honored by Legacy Hall of Fame

Charles BowermanCharlie Bowerman ’61 and his wife, Corky, will be inducted into the Bartlesville, [Oklahoma] Community Foundation Legacy Hall of Fame on May 14.  Click here for the news release.

Each year, the Bartlesville Community Foundation honors two families whose generosity has made Bartlesville a stronger, more vibrant community. Induction into the Legacy Hall of Fame recognizes a lifetime of giving and participating in charitable work.  Charlie and Corky have been leaders in the Bartlesville community and helped found the Bartlesville Community Foundation.

Congratulations, Charlie and Corky!