The Jimtown Crew
Dr. Stephen Miller ’64 (right in photo) was back at Commencement from Nemea, Greece where he now lives. He was on campus to receive an Honorary Degree.
He’s a world famous archeologist. In 1973 it was his team who uncovered the site of the Panhellenic games at Nemea.
Given Cal-Berkeley and Greece, you’d think his Indiana roots would be old and forgotten. Not true! When he came to campus last week, he also had three friends from his old school days at Jimtown join him. I caught them touring campus after Commencement.
Real friends are friends forever.
Yes, they are just as cool as in my/your day – you know, back in the golden days of Wabash! Still sheepskin…still Latin…still Wabash.
More than ever before, I think, they are also worldwide passports. The Class of 2012 has been learning around the world and their life journey will be in a world much smaller than mine. I also hope much safer.
I have great confidence in the world of tomorrow.
A Very Special Mother's Day
Commencement 2012. the 174th at Wabash…but who is counting, anyway.
The Class of 2012. A Triple Distinction on Comps…first in history. Medical schools await…so do Law Schools. But so does an NFL tryout…and a MLB one as well. Lots of great guys headed in a million directions.
But on this Sunday…they were all together…probably for the last time in their lives.
President White Leads The Way
President Pat White, in a fairly new tradition, led the guys through “the archway.” No more fearing to fail – they made it!
The expressions carried every emotion under the sun. Most, though, were like Greg Huey, who received his degree in English. Greg has worked along side us in Advancement…he’s been a real stalwart. He’s change this world a bit…I’m sure.
Greg Huey '12
Good luck to you, my friends, the Class of 2012.
Up Go The Bleachers
It’s Friday. A walk across campus this fine morning shows the outward signs of the passage of another year. The Commencement bleachers are going up.
For the seniors…the reality of “no more papers here” is matched by the equal reality of “no more spring breaks”.
The Class of 2012 is a good one – a bunch of talented guys who have become good friends.
The Grunge wishes them all the very best!
Only 14 Days Left to Register
We only have 14 more days left for registration for the Big Bash…now is the time to get on board AND let your classmates know you’ll be back.
Here’s the registration link.
Good news and bad news.
Good news is we’re getting a Cracker Barrel. It’s on the west side of 231 north near all of the hotels – that’s the Candlewood Suites in the background.
The bad news? It won’t be ready for the 2012 Big Bash. But this fall…
The Big Bash is June 1-3, 2012
John Kerezy ’77 has made a short video to encourage classmates to come back for the reunion. To see the video onYouTube, click here.
Thanks for the support, John!
2012 Big Bash Mobile App up and running
Many thanks to Mark Siegel in our IT office – Mark has this year’s Big Bash app up and running. I could tell you all the things you can access…but that would spoil the fun. You need to take your smart phone and get the site.
Then, add the site icon to your home screen and it’s there for you at a touch of those fingertips.
(I was tempted to add a plug for Apple devices – such as my iMac, MacBookPro, iPad, or iPhone here – but will not do that. Oh…think I just did!)
When you start communicating about your class at the Big Bash, make sure you use the Twitter hashtag #WabBigBash.
To register for the Big Bash, click here.
David Blix '70 Congratulates David Hadley as "Ben" Looks On
Three Wabash legends in one shot. Ben Rogge keeps a watchful eye as David Blix and David Hadley talk the talk of legendary service to Wabash.
43 years…a long time. But that’s 43 years of dedicated teaching and service…doing what needed to be done, when it needed to be done. Hundreds of young men to be mentored, classes to be taught, even “flies to be fished with freshmen”.
43 years…footprints all over campus…fingerprints all over successful lives.
Well done David…Some Little Giant!
The Class of 1972 has a new web page. We’re hoping this will help them get connected and get a good turnout at this year’s big Bash.
You can check it out at: http://www.wabashclassof72.com/