Ben Hewitt ’05 named head swim coach at Nova Southeastern U.

ben hewittBen Hewitt ’05 will return to Nova Southeastern University in Florida as the head coach for the NSU men’s and women’s swimming programs after coaching DePauw’s women’s team for three years.  Click here for the news release.

At Wabash, Ben was a four-year member of the swim team that included All-Conference honors, and he was team captain his senior season and MVP as a junior.

Congratulations, Ben!

Wabash to take part in Bicentennial Torch Relay

Members of the Wabash College community will participate as part of the Montgomery County torchbearers in the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay coming through Montgomery County this fall.  Alumni and faculty torchbearers are:  Todd Barton ’00, Professor Emeritus Bill Doemel, Professor Emeritus David Hadley, Dale Petrie ’70, and Professor William Placher ’70 (posthumous).  General Lew Wallace, who received an honorary Wabash degree in 1881, will be represented posthumously.  The torch bearers were selected to represent various areas of the community, as well as historical figures who laid the groundwork for Montgomery County.

Indiana 200 years logo

The torch relay route will come through Crawfordsville, with a swing through the campus, on October 13 between 9am and noon.

Shelbourne ’72 to be inducted into AOSSM Hall of Fame

Don shelbourne 2016K. Donald Shelbourne, MD ’72 will be inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Hall of Fame on July 8th. Click here to read the news release. The AOSSM Hall of Famers are individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field of sports medicine.

Don is the medical director for the Shelbourne Knee Center at Community Westview Hospital in Indianapolis. After Wabash, Don earned his M.D. at Indiana University.  In 2001, he was awarded an honorary degree by Wabash College, where he has been member of the Board of Trustees since 2007.  Don is a long-time supporter of Wabash Wrestling.  The Shelbourne Wresting Center was dedicated in January 2016.

Congratulations, Don!

Douglas ’84 named new health officer

Scott DouglasDr. Scott Douglas ’84 will be named the Montgomery County [IN] Health Officer in July. Scott is a local physician, has served as vice president of the Montgomery County Health Board, and has served as interim county health director since January.  He is also a student health physician at Wabash College.  Click here to read the news story.

After Wabash, Scott earned his M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine.

Congratulations, Scott!

Brown ’16 named IWA Deputy Director

Wes Brown ’16 was named Deputy Director at Indiana West Advantage (IWA) in Montgomery County.  IWA is an economic development organization which works with local and prospective businesses in the county.

A Wabash, Wes was a double major in Economics and Financial Mathematics.  He interned last summer at IWA funded through the Wabash CIBE Indiana Lilly Internship program, and then continued during the entire school year as a part-time CIBE Intern before being hired as Deputy Director.


Birk ’77 meets up with Miller ’64 in Greece

Greg Birk and Steve Miller in Nimea.

Greg Birk (left) and Dr. Steve Miller in Nimea.

Greg Birk ’77 participated in the Nemean Games last week in Greece, where he ran into Dr. Stephen G. Miller ’64.  Steve is Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology at UC Berkeley, from which he retired after 25 years as the director of the Nemea Excavations.  In 1995, Steve founded the Society for the Revival of the Nemean Games, and is currently President of the Board of Directors.  A Greek major at Wabash, Steve earned his A.M. and Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology at Princeton University.

Greg reported:  “Dr. Miller is a huge deal in Nimea. There was always a queue of people waiting to talk with him. They have even named a street after him.  Some Little Giant!”  Click here to read about Nemea and the Games.

Greg (far right) at the start of the race.

Greg (far right) at the start of the race.

Greg is the Director of College Counseling at TASIS, the American School in Switzerland.  His love of running takes him to races throughout the world.  Thanks for the news and photos, Greg!

Unfried ’03 and Archon Tech Strategies are hiring!

Tony-Unfried-Archon-Tony Unfried ’03 is founder and CEO of Archon Tech Strategies, LLC (formerly Archon Apps), whose business is to improve communication and operating efficiencies of organizations through consulting and app development.  Archon Tech Strategies recently received performance-based tax credits from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, and is busy hiring to get moving on its business growth.  Click here for the news release.

After Wabash, Tony earned his Master’s degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University.  He is a member of the Center for Innovation, Business, and Entrepreneurship (CIBE) Advisory Committee at Wabash College.

Congratulation, Tony!