That’s Dr. Tom Topper ’70 at last year’s alumni dinner in Evansville, IN. Tom passed away this past Sunday after a courageous battle with cancer. Our hearts go out to his wife Gina and his entire family.
Tom served the college in many ways – as a regional association leader, alumni board member, and ultimately as the president of the board of directors of the National Association of Wabash Men. Despite a busy medical practice, he always had time for our students, alumni and the college in general.
Just a year ago I chatted with Tom about Wabash. He credits the college with offering him a place to explore – medicine, music, and many other interests.
We’ll miss you TTOP. Save us a place up there.
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I am so saddened and very shocked to hear of Tom’s passing. He was full of vim and vigor, humor and intelligence and he loved Wabash very much. We all have such fun memories of him and his dedication as a caring and committed volunteer.
What a sad fall for the Wabash community.
My sympathy to the Mrs. Topper and her family.
Former assistant dean
I am so saddened to hear of Tom’s passing.. Tom really had a heart for admissions work – and loved to talk to kids about Wabash College. Tom loved to tell a story about being called to a courtroom – as doctors sometimes are – and, during deposition, he told that he was a graduate of Wabash College. Quickly, it was realized that both attorneys, the judge and the good doctor shared a little something in common: all were Wabash alums. Tom laughed out loud as the court reporter said “I guess I can take a break – I’ve seen this happen before!” He was a good man – and I will miss him, his caring ways and his love for Wabash.
– Rudy Cope