Erik Dafforn '91 named president of Intrapromote

Eric Dafforn ’91 was recently named president of Intrapromote, LLC, a boutique search and social media marketing agency.  He has worked with the company since it was founded in 1999.  Intrapromote’s headquarters is in Hudson, Ohio, but Erik works from the Indianapolis area.

Earlier this year, Erik co-authored Search Engine Optimization Secrets, an SEO handbook.

Double congratulations to Erik!

Photo courtesy of
Intrapromote LLC

Michael Markland '94 to participate in Arab-U.S. Conference

Michael Markland ’94 will participate in the 20th Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference:  Dynamics of Recent Events in the Arab World:  Framing the Arab and U.S. Responses, hosted by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in Washington. D.C on Oct. 27-28.  He will chair the panel discussion on Business, Investment, and Financial Development Dynamics and Prospects.   Video may be available from the council’s web site after the conference.

Mike’s bio states he is a “senior member of Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management team based in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, with over eighteen years of experience working with families and institutions in the Middle East. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he worked with other leading financial institutions, founded an international financial and management consultancy based in Dubai and the US, and ran international and government marketing for a technology firm which he helped list on NASDAQ in 2000.”   His dad, Mick Markland from Crawfordsville, shared the news with us.

Mike was an English major at Wabash, and wrote for the Brothers issue of the Wabash Magazine in 2004.

Photo courtesy of
The National Council of U.S.-Arab Relations

David N. Shane '70 named to Who's Who in Education

The Indianapolis Business Journal released its annual Who’s Who in Education list this week.

The Shane Family is a double winner.  David Shane ’70 and his wife, Anne, are both included on the list for their work in support of education in Indiana.  David is an attorney and President/CEO of Lacy Diversified Industries.  He was an English major at Wabash and earned his JD from Duke University in 1975.  David is a member of the Wabash Board of Trustees, and has been awarded the David W. Peck Medal and the Alumni Award of Merit.  Anne Shane, who is Division Chairwoman, 2012 Super Bowl, was also named to the list.

Congratulations, David and Anne!

Homecoming Post Game Social

So…the game finished 45 minutes prior to when we had planned…no sweat.  Out Bon Appetit friends pout the food and beverages on “hurry up” and everything was fine.  the hot wings were HOT – so all was right with the world.

Here are a few photos…

Jim Roper '68 and and Jack Gould '71 look at something on an iPad as Jack's wife looks on.

First lady Chris White talks with several spouses.

President Pat White talks to several Phi Psis from the early 50s.

The group Pat talked with was back for their 39th consecutive Homecoming.  Impressive to say the least.



SUN KING wins big at the Denver Great American Brew Fest

Sun King Brewery owners Omar Robinson ’60 and Clay Robinson ’97 shared the news from the Brew Fest:

“We done good! All this out of 526 breweries participating with 3,930 beers entered from 48 states.”

The top five entrants that won the most medals are:

  • Sun King Brewing Co., 8 medals (4-Gold, 3-Silver, 1-Bronze)  plus 3rd in the Alpha King Challenge
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co., 6 medals
  • Pizza Port Carlsbad, 6 medals
  • Rock Bottom Brewery, 6 medals
  • Boston Beer Co., 4 medals

  The most gold medals were won by:

  • Sun King Brewing Co., 4 gold medals won
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co., 3 gold medals won
  • Pizza Port Carlsbad, 3 gold medals won
  • 21st Amendment Brewery, 2 gold medals won
  • Boulevard Brewing Co., 2 gold medals won

Dave Parry '57 – Football Legend

Celebrating the Life of Dave Parry '57

Dave Parry, Class of 1957, is a legend in college and professional football.  You won’t find him in the record books for sacks, tackles, yard rushing, or touchdown passes.  Those are all cool, for sure.  But Dave’s impact was much, much bigger.

Where you will find his impact is in the way the game is played and the role officials play.  Dave is one of those guys who wanted the officials to call it right but not impact the outcome of the game.  Keep it fair – in every respect.

Respect.  That’s why you see his initials on the caps of officials this season.  Respect.  For Dave Parry the official’s official and for Dave Parry the man.