Wabash Men and Their Families – Living the Mission

Leigh Hurst, founder of “Feel Your Boobies”, was diagnosed with breast cancer at 33 years of age! Leigh started “Feel Your Boobies” to raise awareness among younger women about the dangers of breast cancer in young women and the importance of early detection.

Rick Strasser ’02 and his wife Kristin, teamed with Scott Medsker ’03 and his wife Lauren to put together the 1st Annual Washington, DC “Feel Your Boobies” night to raise money for the organization. That’s Scott, Lauren, Rick and Kristin in the picture.

My guess is that cancer has touched the lives of virtually every Wabash family. I know it has mine! It makes me very proud of these young people, at whose age everyone lives forever, to see the need and support the effort. Thanks Rick, Kristin, Scott, and Lauren!

For more information on the organization, click here.

Great Crowd for Witt

We had a great crowd for the Witt game – regardless of the fact it was fall break!

Some classes had tailgate parties to help boost attendance – 1966, 1967, and 1991. The Celebration of Wabash Football also brought many others. As Coach Creighton said: “It was a football crowd – a loud football crowd!”

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Lookin' Good!

Wabash Vs. Wittenberg

Saturday October 13, 2007 at 1:00 PM

Hollett Little Giant Stadium – Be There!

Fall Break here at Wabash…on the day before what some are calling the “tied-for-the-most important” game of the season. The team, of course, is on campus while many of our guys take advantage of a few days of fall break.

So, what does the team do when they aren’t writing papers or getting ahead on homework? Paint the end zones!

Looks great!

They’re getting there!

View from the stands is great as well.

Tim Oakes '86 – Here Comes The Judge…Candidate

Tim Oakes ’86, who is currently the Executive Director and General Counsel for Indiana Cable Communications, is running for judge in Marion County. †Tim also serves his classmates and the College as a class agent.

There’s a reception for Tim at the law offices of Barnes and Thornburg next Monday evening, October 15th. For more information, contact Brian Burdick or Bob Grand at Barnes and Thornburg.

Good luck Tim!

WABASH Day Brought the Wabash Family Together

This is a photo we received from the Western Chicago group on WABASH Day. The adults are Rick Fobes’ son-in-law, Anne Ford H’06, Wabash’s 14th President Andy Ford H’03, and Rick Fobes ’72. The young ladies in the front row are Anne and Andy’s granddaughter and Rick’s granddaughter.

As a grandparent I can assure you the people having the most fun on WABASH Day were Anne, Andy, and Rick! Just one more opportunity to do a lot of spoiling!

Ned Segelken '81 Named Best Lawyer

Ned Segelken, Wabash Class of 1981, a partner with Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP, was among those recently selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2008. Segelken was named as one of the “Best Lawyers” in the area of Trusts and Estates.

Ned has practiced trust and estate law since his graduation from the University of Michigan Law School in 1984. He has handled a wide variety of matters, including complex estate administration and business succession matters.

Congrats Ned!

Keith Veal '92 Serving on Alumni Board

That’s Keith Veal ’92 talking with a seasoned veteran of the alumni board, Jon Pactor ’71. Keith has joined the board of directors of the National Association of Wabash Men as a regional association representative. Keith serves as a active member of the Indianapolis Association’s board.

Keith is president of Sustainable Solutions, an environmental consulting company headquartered in Indianapolis. Keith is a great addition to the board.

Wabash Mission Statement in Action

That’s Coach Chris Creighton and starting quarterback Matt Hudson. Somehow, right in the middle of everything at Allegheny, Coach found a quiet spot on the sidelines.

I’m not quite sure what the topic of discussion was, but then again not quite sure it matters. That’s Coach Creighton teaching – maybe thinking critically, maybe leading effectively, maybe acting responsibly…maybe all three.

It’s nice to be a part of a place where teaching and learning are the focus of many, many people, led by our faculty. It’s football and much more – it’s about life.

Calling All Wabash Entrepreneurs

There it is – up for sale. A historic plot of ground with a rich and varied past. The site of many a Wabash story-telling session. The site of the late, great Tommys.

Now, I see it as a great site for a Starbucks….but you probably have different ideas. Thought I’d let you know, though, that it’s there for the taking.