OK…Just One Vacation Photo

Oh, so I’ll include just one vacation photo….

Carol and I joined our son Chris (Wabash ’94) and his family for our traditional July 4th family vacation. We traveled to Bar Harbor and Kennebunkport, Maine. Bar Harbor is the place where the sun rises first in the United States. Of course, Chris and I just had to take pictures of a sunrise – we had to do it! That’s it – sunrise at 0453 on July 3, 2006.

As it turns out, classmate Jon Pactor and his family arrived at Bar Harbor on the day after we left! Even more interesting – they stayed at the same bed and breakfast!

Small Wabash world.

Sara Lee appoints Kevin Hall ’81 as CMO

Apparel retailer Sara Lee Branded Apparel announced the appointment of Kevin Hall, Wabash ’81, to the new position of Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, effective immediately.

Hall, 47, will be responsible for Sara Lee Branded Apparel’s US consumer marketing activities. "Kevin’s work with best-in-class consumer products coupled with his global and regional brand management experience makes him an ideal match for this position and a great complement to our management team," said Richard Noll, CEO.

Hall joins Sara Lee Branded Apparel from Fidelity Investments Retirement Services Company in Boston, where he was Senior Vice President of marketing. Prior to Fidelity, he worked at Procter & Gamble for 16 years and was responsible for such well-known brands as Pantene, Old Spice, Secret, Pert Plus and Vidal Sassoon.

Hall received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., and a master of business administration degree in marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Information from Sara Lee press release.

Frank Ling '70 Named to Presidential Post

Memphis, TN. 06/29/2006 Women’s Health Specialists is proud to announce that one of its partners Frank W. Ling, MD has been elected to serve a 4 year term as President of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the organization that is responsible for the certification of physicians in the specialty. Dr. Ling has been a Director of the Board for 6 years, was Vice-President from 2002-2004, and has served as an oral examiner for 17 years.

Dr. Ling is a graduate of Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN (Class of 1970) and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He is currently a Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt School of Medicine.

Congrats Frank!

Information obtained from press release.

Sad, Sad News

I found out while on vacation that Jeff McLochlin ’83 was killed in acton in Afghanistan last week. Jeff was featured in a Grunge blog report some months back.

There aren’t words in my vocabulary good enough to ease the hurt Jeff’s family feels or to explain why some are called to make the ultimate sacrifice in combat. Suffice to say Jeff gave his life so that we might be free – to live the way we want and to live without the threat of terrorism taking away that way of life.

I know the entire Wabash community joins me in keeping Jeff’s family foremost in our thoughts and prayers.

God’s Speed Jeff…