White ’60 – innkeeper, historian, and artist

Alan White ’60 and wife Barbara are innkeepers and hosts of the The Yountsville Mill-Inn & Garden Bed & Breakfast, located just west of Crawfordsville on Sugar Creek.  They bought the mill inn and property in 2009 and have been renovating, renewing, and expanding the historical buildings and gardens.  Alan has degrees in dentistry and in music as a pianist; Barbara is an artist and portraitist. They enjoy living in and sharing the history of the Inn with guests.

Alumnus Phil Coons ’67 and his wife Elizabeth were recent guests of the Yountsville Mill B&B.    Click here to read about their visit and for more details about the Inn and Mill and their history.

Boone ’81 named linebacker coach at University of Arizona

Scott Boone ’81 is the new Assistant Linebacker Coach at the University of Arizona – Tucson.  Click here for the coach bio.  Scott joins Arizona from serving three seasons as defensive coordinator at the University of Nevada.

Scott was an assistant coach at Wabash from 1983 to 1996. He is a member of the Wabash College Athletic Hall of Fame.  After Wabash, Scott earned a Master’s of Science in Higher Education Administration from Purdue University.

Mikesell ’64 receives 2016 Sagamore of the Wabash

Dr. John L. Mikesell ’64 PhD received a Sagamore of the Wabash award during a meeting of the State Budget Committee (Indiana) on December 15.  The Sagamore of the Wabash is an honorary award presented by the Governor of Indiana to residents of Indiana who have provided a distinguished service to the state or to the governor.  Dr. Mikesell, Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs – Indiana University Bloomington, was recognized for his many accomplishments in the field of public finance and, in particular, his nearly 40 years of service as a member of the State Budget Committee’s Revenue Forecast Technical Committee.  The Committee is responsible for forecasting state tax revenues available for appropriation in the state biennial budget.  The award was presented on behalf of Governor Mike Pence by State Rep. Tim Brown, who is the current chairman of the State Budget Committee.

After Wabash, Dr. Mikesell earned an M.A. and a PhD in Economics at the University of Illinois.  He is an expert in governmental finance, specializing in sales and property tax policy and administration and public budgeting systems.

Thank you to Ben Tooley ’04 for the sharing the announcement.


Tabor ’96 to be honored by New Castle hall of fame

 Shawn Tabor with the left-handed move to the basket at the 2010 Alumni basketball game.

Shawn Tabor with the left-handed move to the basket at the 2010 Alumni game on Chadwick Court.

Shawn Tabor ’96 will be honored by the New Castle High School [Indiana] boys’ basketball program at a banquet on December 9.  Shawn is a member of the New Castle Silver Anniversary Squad for the 1991-92 team, one of four seniors in 1992 who will be recognized for their contributions to the team.  Click here for the press release.

At Wabash, Shawn was a three-year starter for the Little Giants, with 1,111 career points, and connected on 101 three-point baskets.  After graduation he played briefly in Europe.  In May 2016, Shawn was inducted into the Montgomery County Basketball Hall of Fame.

Stephenson ’62 to receive 2017 Horatio Alger Award

richard stephenson-richardRichard J Stephenson ’62 has been named one of the 2017 Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. Award recipients who will be inducted in March 2017.  Each year, the Horatio Alger Association honors a group of select and highly accomplished business and civic leaders from modest backgrounds who have risen to great success in their fields.  Click here to read the press release.

Dick is the founder & chairman of Cancer Treatment Centers of America.  After Wabash, Dick earned a JD from Northwestern University.

Clarke ’69 – Indy’s chronicler of ancient trees

Jack Clarke shares Wabash stories at Big Bash 2014.

Jack shares Wabash stories at Big Bash 2014.

Jack Clarke ’69 stumbles across ancient trees in some unlikely places during his job is with the Marion County health department in Indianapolis.  Jack is fascinated by the age of the huge trees he has encountered – some he estimates at 170-400 years old, using a popular formula based on a circumference + mathematics formula.   Click here to hear Jack talk about the trees and see photos of Jack and some of his favorites.

Grand ’78 named to Inaugural Committee

Bob.GrandBob Grand ’78 has been named to the Presidential Inaugural Committee, which will plan and coordinate the inaugural events on January 20, 2017.  Click here for the news release.

Bob is a firm managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Indianapolis and a member of the Wabash College Board of Trustees.  After Wabash, he earned a JD from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Schroeder ’69 named Business Hall of Fame laureate

John c schroeder-mugJohn C. Schroeder ’69 has been named a 2017 Evansville Regional Business Hall of Fame laureate by the Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana and Evansville Business Journal (EBJ)Click here for the news release.  Individuals are nominated for their outstanding civic and business contributions to the southwestern Indiana area and recognized for their business excellence, vision, innovations, inspiring leadership, courageous thinking and actions, and local community service.

John is president and CEO of Crescent Plastics and Wabash Plastics in Evansville.  After Wabash, he earned an MBA from Indiana University.  He is a member of the Wabash College Board of Trustees.