Indiana Alumni Breweries Make the Pick

Wabash alumni local breweries were well represented in “The Ultimate Guide to Local Beer” cover story of April’s Indianapolis Monthly magazine.

Check the Draft Picks to see:  Triton Brewing Company (David Waldman ’93), Sun King Brewing Co. (Clay Robinson ’97), Black Swan Brewpub (D. J. McCallister ’97), and Barley Island Brewing Company (Jeff Eaton ’85), and “Top of the Taps” for winners Sun King and Barley Island.  There’s even a blurb about Sun King’s label graphics and a mention of Easley Winery (Mark Easley ’90) as a supply source for brew-it yourself.

Grant Goshorn '02 deserves a ROSE

Grant Goshorn ’02 has been nominated by his employer, The Indianapolis Children’s Museum, to receive a 21st annual ROSE Award which will be presented on March 28.  The ROSE, Recognition Of Service Excellence, recognizes employees or volunteers who exemplify service excellence in the category of Accommodations, Attractions, Restaurants, Retail, and Transportation in Indianapolis. 

Grant is a long-time volunteer turned educational program designer at The Children’s Museum.  Last summer he was involved with the on-line museum video and local newscast promotion of National Geographic’s Treasures of the Earth Exhibit.

The ROSE Awards, sponsored by Citizens Energy Group, is an annual program of the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association. 

 Good luck, Grant!

For Justin Grimmer '05 it's still Math-Pol Sci

Justin Grimmer ’05 was quoted in a New York Times article, the Age of Big Data, in February, which discusses how consultants are hired to help businesses make sense of the explosion of data which we face daily.  Click here to read the article (Justin is quoted in paragraph 3).

Justin is an Assistant Professor in Stanford University’s Department of Political Science, with primary research interests in Congress, representation, bureaucracy and political methodology.  At Wabash, he was a double major Mathematics and Political Science, Summa cum laude, with Distinction in Mathematics and Political Science Comprehensive Exams.  He earned an A. M. in Political Science and PhD. in Political Science at the Harvard University Department of Government.

Dale Turner '03 at GAC in DC

Dale Turner ’03 is amongst a group of young credit union professionals selected to attend the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, DC this month, where they will share information with their legislators as well as collect information to take back to their financial sector offices.

Dale is vice president of lending at Eli Lilly FCU in Indianapolis. He has lending and banking management experience in major Midwest markets, including Indianapolis, Chicago and Minneapolis.  At Lilly he oversees a loan portfolio of approximately $590 million, which consists of mortgage and consumer loans. Prior to joining Eli Lilly FCU, he spent five years as the head of retail lending at First National Bank in northern Minnesota. He has a graduate banking degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Ben Frame '01 on campus for GLCA

Ben Frame, Wabash ’01 and Chief Technology Officer at Apparatus in Indianapolis, will deliver the keynote address on campus for the annual GLCA technology conference this week.  Wabash is this year’s host to a total of 30 IT staff from nine other GLCA institutions.  The conference theme, Walking the IT Tightrope: Balancing Information Security and Open Access, explores the tension — and occasional conflict — between the need to keep institutional information and resource safe, and the demand for anytime, anywhere access. 

The Great Lakes College Association includes these schools:  Albion College, Allegeheny College, Antioch College, Denison University, DePauw University, Earlham College, Hope College, Kalamazoo College, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Wabash College, and The College of Wooster.

Kelly Pfledderer ’96 is the founder, president and CEO of Apparatus.

Dave Neal '81 – new chair of BIA

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced that David L. Neal ’81 has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA); he has been Acting Chairman since 2009.

After Wabash, Dave earned a master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. During his career before BIA, Dave served as Chief Immigration Judge, Assistant Chief Immigration Judge, Immigration Judge at the Headquarters Immigration Court, special counsel to the Director of EOIR as attorney advisor at the BIA, chief counsel for the Senate Immigration Subcommittee, and he practiced immigration law in Los Angeles. Previously, Dave was the director of policy analysis for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and is currently a member of the District of Columbia and New York State Bars.

The BIA hears appeals of decisions rendered by immigration judges in removal cases brought by the Department of Homeland Security. It is the highest administrative body for interpreting and applying federal immigration laws.  Congratulations, Dave!

George Patton '84 at Harvard Law Reading Group

George T. Patton, Jr. ’84, an attorney at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP in Washington, DC, recently visited a Harvard Law School reading group that is studying “Judicial Independence, Judicial Ethics and the First Amendment.” He was invited to lead a discussion about the aftermath of the case, Republican Party of Minnesota vs. White, 536 U.S. 765 (2002). 

Students in the reading group, taught by former Massachusetts Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall, are examining the origins of judicial elections in the United States, and tensions that have arisen between the First Amendment and canons of judicial ethics in the wake of three cases: White as well as Citizen’s United v. FEC, 558 U.S. 50 (2010) and Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal, 556 U.S. 868 (2009).

George was a History major at Wabash and studied at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.  He is a graduate of Indiana University Mauer School of Law.

Scott Powers PhD '85 studies children's migraines

Dr. Scott Powers PhD ’85 is a co-director of a 5-year study on pediatric migraine headaches.  Scott and a colleague will use the $12 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for a study directed at Cincinnati Children’s.  The study, at 40 sites nationwide, is expected to be up and running within a year.  Click here to read details about the grant and the study.

Scott is a psychologist in the Division of Behavioral Medicine and director of the Office for Clinical and Translational Research at Cincinnati Children’s, and has co-directed the Headache Center there for the last 14 years.

Scott Powers, right, in photo.

Photo courtesy of
Cincinnati Children’s

Lt. Brad Bishop '96: Coffee with a Cop


Lt. Brad Bishop ’96, with the Lafayette, IN Police Department, is putting himself out in the Lafayette community to offer its citizens an opportunity to sit down and talk about neighborhood safety, police issues, and other topics in a relaxed, informal setting – and enjoy a cup of coffee. 

Coffee with a Cop will be held monthly on the third Wednesday morning at Buy the Book Coffeehouse in downtown Lafayette.   Click here for more details about the Coffee with a Cop and Brad’s good work with the program.