Jack Chase – Who Is Recruiting Him?

I heard this past week that most college-bound high school sophomores have narrowed their choices for a college.  Further, by the end of the junior year in college, 1/3 of the college-bound students have a 1st choice for their college. That means everyone else, every other college, has the unpleasant task of trying to unseat #1.

Now Jack Chase, son of Nicole and Kip (’03) Chase, is probably still a little early in the college search process.  He’s about 2 years old. (Also, his Dad think he knows where Jack is going.)

But keep in mind that your son, neighbor, friend’s son, or nephew – the one who has what it takes to be a Wabash man – needs to be on the radar screen for the Admissions team.  It’s easy to put him on the radar – refer him here!

Eric Rowland '86 Named To Board


Eric Rowland, Class of 1986, has been elected to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Indianapolis Board of Directors. He will serve as the board’s secretary. AIA Indianapolis is the professional association for architects in Central Indiana that promotes the design profession, provide educational opportunities for members and public seminars and events that showcase area design. (see


Eric is principal and chairman of the board of Rowland Design in Indianapolis.  For more information on Rowland Design, click here.  


David Pippen '91 New Governor's Counsel

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has announced that David Pippen ’91 will become the new Governor’s Counsel, moving up from his current position as  Senior Policy Director.  His appointment is set to begin March 1, 2010.

Pippen, who serves as a member of the board of directors on th Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men (IAWM), has been very active as an alumnus in the Indianapolis area.

For the complete story, click here.

Congratulations David!

Greg Hockemeyer '85 Running for Judge

In what seems to be the year of Wabash men running for offices of all sorts, Greg Hockemeyer ’85 is running for Judge of Superior Court in Indiana’s Whitley County.

Greg has been in local practice in Whitley County for almost 20 years and will bring that broad base of experience to the court.  In addition, he’s also had some experiences in politics which can’t hurt!

For the press release on Greg’s candidacy, click here.

Good luck Greg!




Thad Seymour H'78 and Will Hays '37

That’s President Thad Seymour H’78 – my President – involved in a unique form of basketball playing against another Wabash legend – Will Hays ’37.

Here’s what President Seymour sent in a note to John and Kathy (Hays) Fox: 

"I was cleaning out some files the other day and ran across this photo of a Donkey Basketball game to benefit the Wabash baseball team.  It shows a confrontation between me and Bill.  He and I used to tease about the problem for the referees — telling the players from the jackasses!"


Wabash Always Fights!

We had a great crowd last night and it surely helped the Little Giants.  Sporting "Wabash Always Fights!" banners, the crowd stayed in the game the entire time.

Many thanks to Tom Bambrey ’68, our Athletic Director, for making the banners available to the crowd.  Thanks also to the Student Senate who covered the Admissions charge (tournament time!) for our students.

Kim Ebert '72 Named Managing Shareholder

Ogletree Deakins, the nation’s third-largest labor and employment law firm, has announced that Kim Ebert is the firm’s new managing shareholder.  Kim will lead the executive management team and will be responsible for the continued growth of the firm.  Kim brings over 30 years of experience in leadership position and in labor and employment law to the table.

For the press release, click here.

Congratulations, Kim! 

Trustee John Bachmann '60 To Open Lecture Series

Wabash Trustee John Bachmann ’60, who currently serves as a senior partner for Edward Jones, is set to present the inaugural Davis Family Lecture Series at the University of Central Arkansas next week.  The Davis Family Series Davis Family Lecture Series highlights prominent business men and women from across the country.

For the story on John, click here.

Ben Rogge – Giant at Wabash!

Ben Rogge was to Economics what the term "coke" is to soft drinks or "iPod" is to portable music devices.  Ben Rogge was larger than life and in many ways defined Economics at Wabash.

Missed the Rogge tenure?  No problem.  You can see Professor Rogge address two of his favorite subjects, competition and monopolies,  Click here.

(Photo of Prof. Rogge in the early days, thanks to Beth Swift in the Archives)

The Lads Have Been Busy!

The lads were busy last night – at least some of them were (I have a sneaking suspicion that it might be a pledge class that sometimes features a distinctive leg color).

Some suggested that these snowmen represented the guys with a Distinction on Comps.  Others suggested some of our faculty.  Still others think these might be THE staff.

Anyway – enjoy!

For a few more, click here.