Maddox ’83 carried a torch for Indiana

mark maddoxMark Maddox ’83 was one of 2,200 torchbearers who were part of the Indiana Bicentennial Celebration this year.  Mark was nominated from his hometown of Richmond, in Wayne County, where his family has lived for many years.  Click here to read his essay about the experience, which he wrote for the IBJ.

After Wabash, Mark earned JD from Vanderbilt University School of Law.  He is the founder of a private law practice in Indianapolis.

Rohrer ’74 recognized for service to APRA-Indiana

Ralph RohrerRalph Rohrer ’74 was recognized by the Indiana chapter of APRA (Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement) at its annual meeting on November 3.  He recently completed his fifth term on the APRA-IN board of directors.  He has worked at Purdue University for 25 years, where he is in Development Research at the Purdue University Foundation.

After Wabash, Ralph earned a Master of Library & Information Science, MLIS, at Indiana University in Bloomington.

McCarty ’90 expands subsidiary to Crawfordsville

Mike McCarty ’90 is CEO of Safe Hiring Solutions, Inc., a background screening services company located in Danville, Indiana.  A new subsidiary, Safe Recruiter Solutions which will open soon in downtown Crawfordsville, will work with local schools to provide paid internships to prepare students for jobs in logistics and manufacturing.  The results will be a pipeline of skilled and unskilled workers to fill jobs.  Click here to read the news release.

Mike McCarty '90 (left) and Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton '00 (far right) and press announcement on November 3)

Mike McCarty ’90 (left) and Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton ’00 (far right) at press announcement on November 3.


Photo courtesy of Journal Review.

Gica ’90 named CPO at SAGE

dio gica 1990Diosdado “Dio” Gica, EdD ’90 has been named Chief Program Officer for SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders).  Click here for the news release.

After Wabash, Dio earned a Master’s Degree in English Language and Literature from City University of New York – Brooklyn College and a PhD in Education Administration, Leadership and Policy from Fordham University.  Dio’s career has included Director of Learning and Literacy at Queens Borough Public Library, adjunct professor at local New York colleges, Executive Director of the YMCA of Greater New York, and journal editor for ENTP AWARD Project on Culture and Development.

Day ’70 inducted into music hall of fame

Bartley Day 2 103116Bart Day ’70 was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame on October 8 in Portland.  The event honors Oregonians who have significantly influenced the world of music.  Bart has been practicing entertainment law in Portland for the past 27 years, after graduating from Washington University School of Law (St. Louis) and initially practicing in Hawaii, and he is the first attorney to be inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.  He has also been active with the Recording Academy (presenter of the Grammy Awards); Painted Sky, a non-profit organization founded to provide music, dance training and performance opportunities for Native American youth; and volunteers his time to many musical causes and events, locally and nationally.

Thank you to George Brattain ’63 for sharing the news!

Andrews ’69 honored by Midwestern University

Bill Andrews croppedBill Andrews ’69 received the 2016 COMET (Community Outreach: Motivating Excellence for Tomorrow) Award from Midwestern University.  The award was presented at a gala on the Glendale, Arizona campus on October 15.  Bill is the Chair of the Midwestern University Board of Trustees. The COMET Award recognizes Mr. Andrews’ dedication and commitment to healthcare education for more than 30 years.  He joined the Board of Trustees in 1984 and served on the Nominating Committee and as Chair of the Finance Committee for many years. Mr. Andrews is a retired Executive Vice President at Stein Roe & Farnham, Inc., in Chicago, Illinois, where he directed the firm’s fixed income investment management activities.

After Wabash, Bill earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

Taylor ’83 celebrates 30 years in law practice


Dan Taylor ’83 has practiced law in Crawfordsville for 30 years.  He is president and was a founding member of the law firm now named Taylor, Chadd, Minnette, Schneider & Clutter, P.C.  Click here for the news story.

After Wabash, Dan earned his J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law.  His practice areas focus on governmental law, corporate law, estate planning, probate, taxation and litigation.  Dan and his family live in Crawfordsville where he is very active with Wabash and in the community.

Crook ’69 joins alumni hall of fame

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John Crook ’69 was inducted into the Jefferson High School Alumni Hall of Fame on October 20 in Lafayette, Indiana.

After Wabash, John earned a JD from Yale Law School and enjoyed a career as legal adviser for the U.S. Department of State.  He currently serves as a judge on the National Atlantic Treaty Organization Administrative Tribunal.

At Wabash, John was the 2010 recipient of the David W. Peck Senior Medal presented at the annual pre-law David W. Peck Awards Banquet on campus.