Another Great Wabash Moment

Beth Sewell and Kody LeMond '10

Wabash Trustee Gary Reamey ’77 wanted to do something special for his late friend, Dave Sewell.

He did.

The new Field Turf field at Hollett Little Giant Stadium is named for the last Dave Sewell.  Great story of friendship and shared experiences…but there’s more.

Beth Sewell, Dave’s widow, and her family were on hand for the dedication.  The football team presented her with a signed football.  That’s team captain Kody LeMond ’10 explaining without words how special Wabash is and how appreciative he and his teammates are.

The Hawksworth Scoreboard

Paul "Howie" Hawksworth '56

Paul "Howie" Hawksworth '56 with his wife Dorothy

It was a true Wabash moment – it was a true family moment.  The brand new scoreboard at Hollett Stadium was dedicated at the same time as the new Field Turf field, now called Sewell Field.

The scoreboard is a gift of the Hawksworth sons – David ’88, Mike ’91, and Jim ’95 – in honor of their father, Paul “Howie” Hawksworth ’56.  Paul’s been an alumni leader, including service as a Trustee, for a long time.  He’s Wabash through and through.  He’s proud of his sons – they are fine young men.  They love their Dad.  It just doesn’t get any better!

Howie Hawksworth – Some Little Giant.

President Pat White dedicates the "Hawksworth Scoreboard"

Scott Medsker '03 – Alumni Leader

Scott Medsker '03

Scott Medsker ’03 was back on campus this past weekend to attend the Alumni Volunteer Forum and co-chair the on-campus meeting of the executive committee of the Society of Wabash College Class Agents.  Scott serves on the alumni board and is very active with the National Capital Association of Wabash Men.  He serves as their president!

In the “Oh by the way” category, Scott’s also a father of a young one and an Associate at the nationally-recognized law firm of Jones Day (working his tail off).  Scott will be awarded the inaugural Young Alumnus Award this Homecoming for all he’s done.

All of that, on Saturday afternoon, was important…but on the back burner for just a couple of hours.  Scott came equipped with his Sphinx Club pot to the Wooster game – he didn’t do air raids but his was there as one of the guys cheering the Little Giants on to victory.  As you can see clearly, he had his game face on!

Scott’s antics and “physicality” are legendary as a member of the Sphinx Club – his “moves” in Chadwick Court as the opposing team was shooting free throws are legendary!

Scott Medsker – Some Little Giant!

Carolyn Goff – Some Little Giant

Carolyn Goff

Carolyn Goff – Senior Administrative Assistant to the President – hung up her pen and keyboard yesterday.  A crowd well beyond a packed house gathered at Caleb Mills House to wish Carolyn and her husband Gary a great retirement.

I am pretty sure if you look up “style” and ”grace” in your Funk and Wagnalls, you’ll find Carolyn’s picture there.

Carolyn got a big surprise when Andy Ford H’03 and Anne Ford H’06, Wabash’s 14th President and First Lady, arrived.  I think I heard Carolyn gasp and I was in the next room.  As everyone knows, many of Carolyn’s years in the President’s office were working with Andy.

The reception was a fun affair.  Folks laughed and laughed as they recounted the “good, old days” and numerous stories – I even heard mention of the very secret Friday ritual of the Chicken Dance!

Deb Woods, wife of the Director of Security Rich Woods, is Carolyn’s replacement.  They’re different folks in some ways but the smiles and the love of Wabash remain the same.

And that’s what it’s all about.

Carolyn Goff – Some Little Giant!  We’ll miss you!

Steve Klug '63 Authors A New Book

Steve Klug '63 One Of Book's Four Authors

Steve Klug ’63, who taught Biology at Wabash early in his teaching career, is one of four authors contributing to a new book on genetics called Concepts of Genetics.

Steve is now a professor of Biology at the College of New Jersey where he served as the chairman of the Department for 17 years.

For the full story on the new publication, click here.

Mark Dinsmore '83 Named U.S. Magistrate Judge

Mark Dinsmore '83

There were over 50 applicants for the job…and Mark Dinsmore ’83 landed it!

Mark was recently named the next U. S. Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.  In the process, he bested everyone else in a grueling interview/review  process.

Mark is currently a partner at the Indiana offices of Barnes and Thornburg, one of the largest law firms in Indiana.

Congratulations Mark, well done!

Baseball Stadium Coming Along Nicely

Stopped by this morning.  Construction is coming along on the new baseball stadium west of the Allen Center.  In talking to members of the crew, they have had great weather but would really appreciate a little rain…in the evenings.  The ground is like dust.

That’s the base of the first base side dugout.

Center field will run right up against the indoor tennis facility.

Here’s a shot of the footings going in for the stands.