Wabash College in Hilton Head, SC

Wabash College Little Giants

It’s a “there I was” story from Brooks Cannon ’02.

Brooks was in Hilton Head for a wedding and a little vacation.  Hungry…time for some pizza.  Fat Baby’s Pizza and Subs…sounds interesting.  Brooks looks up and there’s a Wabash banner on the wall.  Part of it says Little Giants.  I couldn’t make out the other part but some part of me is pretty sure it says 47-0.

Joe D. Moore '06 – on the go

A wedding announcement caught us up with Joe D. Moore ’06, a busy man since he left Wabash.  An Indianapolis native, he received a B.S. Degree in Biology and taught in the Teach for America program in Chicago for three years.  He met his fiancée, Juleen, during his Wabash study abroad semester in France.  Joe and Juleen spent a year traveling and volunteering in Central and South America, and they even met up with Prof. Eric Wetzel during his visit to Lima, Peru in April 2010.  During the past year Joe and Juleen have been traveling and working in the United States. 

Joe D. Moore '06 and Prof. Eric Wetzel in Peru.

Now for a new adventure.  After their marriage in June, Joe will begin graduate studies in Civil Engineering with a focus in water studies at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh.   Some busy Little Giant!

And Another!!!

My friend Scott Medsker ’03 pointed out that the grunge needs better glasses! (or a bigger laptop screen!)

Carlos Carillo '05

On the same page as Seamus Boyce in the Indiana Lawyer edition is our own Carlos Carillo ’05.  Carlos is with a firm in Lafayette, IN.

Congrats Carlos!

Seamus Boyce '03 – Lauded as Law Leader

Seamus Boyce '03

Seamus Boyce ’03- one of our best and most active leaders with the Indianapolis alumni association – was just recognized as a leader in the law in Indiana.

You can see the writeup in the April 27, 2011 edition of the Indiana Lawyer.  The feature on Seamus is on page 10B.

I recall when Seamus helped prepare a trial to be heard by the United States Supreme Court but was too young at that time, according to the Court’s rules, to participate in the courtroom!

Well done Seamus!

Twitter Hashtag for the 2011 Big Bash

Big Bash 2011 - June 3 to 5, 2011

You can follow the upcoming 2011 Big Bash by using the Twitter Hashtag of #BigBash2011.

Don’t know about hashtags?  (I didn’t either!) So here’s a link that helps explain it.

The 2011 Big Bash is just around the corner…register now!

I heard the Grunge is going to try it.  He’s at “TGRunge” on Twitter….where ever that is!

Character Counts in Crawfordsville

Wabash was well represented at the annual Champions of Character Breakfast on May 3, an event which honors individuals nominated from Montgomery County to recognize outstanding character traits.

Among the 22 honored were Wabash recipients Youth Winners, seniors Jake German ’11 and Cody Stipes ’11; Coaches/Athletes, Basketball & Golf Coach Mac Petty and Ryan Nuppnau ’08, teacher/baseball and basketball coach at North Montgomery High School; and Adult Division, Dr. Richard Walker, local dentist and father of John Walker  D.D.S ’91.

Character Counts is an organization which consistently strives to teach, enforce, advocate and model the six pillars of character and to recognize those individuals and groups who do.  Dean of Students Mike Raters is a board member of Character Counts, and Director of Public Affairs Jim Amidon presented the awards.

Tom and Terry Hollowell '00 – Barefoot Runners

Brothers Tom and Terry Hollowell, Wabash Class of 2000, share more than being twins – they were both members of the track team at Wabash and now they share their love of running barefoot!  Tom, who lives in Morocco (the country), has co-authored a book about running sans shoes.  The Danville, IN Commercial-News talked with him during a recent visit back home in Indiana.

Thomas Hollowell runs barefoot in the woods at Kickapoo State Park.

Currently on a “Dare to Bare” American tour to promote the book, Tom started in New York City and was at the Boston Marathon. He will sign his book “A Complete Idiot’s Guide to Barefoot Running” at the Indy 500 Expo 4-8 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 5, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Indianapolis Convention Center. He will complete his book tour of the United States with a talk and book-signing 4:30-6 p.m. June 13 at the Danville Public Library. The book is also available at all major in-store and online bookstores.




Photo courtesy of Matt Huber/Commercial-News.

Roger E. Lumpp ’66 named Board Chair of Mather LifeWays

Aging happens to all of us, and Roger Lump II, Class of 1966, is working to make it better.  He was recently named as the Board of Directors Chair of Mather LifeWays, a non-denominational not-for-profit organization located in Evanston, Illinois dedicated to creating Ways to Age Well. Roger joined the Board in 2007.

Mather Lifeways, founded in 1941, strives to further its innovative practices and successes in the areas of research, senior living residences, and community outreach.

Roger is a Certified Public Accountant and a director with KPMG LLP, an international audit, tax and advisory services firm in Chicago.  He currently serves on the board of trustees of Seabury Western Theological Seminary and the board of directors of Skokie Country Club.

Photo courtesy of TribLocal Evanston.

James Scurlock '97 — twice a Moot Court winner

Last November, James was named an Overall Champion and Best Oralist in the annual University of Arkansas-Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law Ben J. Altheimer Moot Court Tournament.

Overall champion James Scurlock (second from left) at the 2010 Bowen School of Law Moot Court.

This spring at the New York Law School 35th Annual Robert F. Wagner Labor and Employment Law Competition in New York City, James placed fourth overall in individual standings out of more than 100 participants (last year, he placed second in individual advocacy awards in the preliminary rounds at Wagner).  His Bowen Law School team earned best Preliminary Round Team and  Second Best Respondent Brief.

The Wagner Competition is the largest student-led moot court competition in the United States, attracting teams from the entire country. Nationally, Wagner is the premier moot court competition dedicated exclusively to the areas of labor and employment law.

James is originally from Gallatin, Texas, and was active in Legalis, Pre-Law Society, Student Senate, Theater and Radio, and Board of Publications, among others while a student at Wabash. He now resides in Little Rock where he plans to practice in the areas of employment and civil rights law.

Photo courtesy of William H. Bowen School of Law.

Ian McGriff '06 – Young Community Leader

The Columbus, Indiana newspaper highlights young community leaders yearly in its “20 Under 40” edition.  This year the group includes our own Ian McGriff ’06. (Story link).

Ian serves as the Head Trainer and Director of Fitness for Tipton Lakes Athletic Club.  Ian and his wife Megan have jumped into the community and serve on several local volunteer organizations.  Ian is also active with his local Church.

Congratulations Ian, well done.