Corey Asay ‘05 Joins Dinsmore & Stohl LLP

Corey Asay ’05 is an associate attorney in the Labor and Employment Department at Dinsmore in Cincinnati.

“Prior to joining the firm, Asay served as a judicial law clerk to United States District Judge Jack Zouhary and United States Magistrate Judge James R. Knepp, II. Asay’s practice focuses on counseling and defending employers in a wide range of employment matters, including discrimination, retaliation, FMLA and ADA compliance, and breach of employment contracts. He earned his J.D. from Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law and his A.B. in Psychology from Wabash College.”


Photo and announcement
courtesy of Dinsmore press release.

Jim '60 and Charlotte Price Go for a Walk!

In June, Jim ‘60 and Charlotte Price walked halfway across Indiana from the Illinois State Line to the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Indianapolis – just the two of them, 15 miles a day for five days – that’s 75 miles!  For purely personal enjoyment of the scenery and each other.   For his day job, Jim is first vice president of investments at Wells Fargo in Indianapolis.

Last Saturday they started a walk that will cover the eastern part of Indiana, starting at Monument Circle and heading for the Ohio State Line – that’s about an 80 mile walk.  This time they are walking for pleasure and to raise money for a few of their favorite charities.  They have covered this distance so far in three days:  Sept. 21, 7.5 miles; Sept. 22, 14.5 miles; Sept. 23, 11 miles.

Good luck, and we hope you will share your stories about your adventures when you finish the walk.  Jim and Charlotte Price — Some Little Giants!

Colonel Thomas W. McShane ’72, U.S. Army featured in Military Review

Colonel Thomas W. McShane, J.D., U.S. Army, Retired ’72 is the author of an article, In Search of the Good War: Just War and Realpolitik in Our Time, featured in the Military Review, September 2012-October 2012 issue.  The article discusses question, “Will Just War Theory influence the use of military force more than international law?”  Click here to connect to the online issue of the Military Review, then select Current Edition on the right side of the screen.  Colonel McShane’s article is on page 9.

Colonel Thomas W. McShane, is a supervisory associate professor with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He holds a B.A. from Wabash College, a J.D. from Pepperdine University, and an M.S.S. from the U.S. Army War College. He served in Operation Desert Storm, the Kosovo campaign, on the Army Staff, and on the faculties of the Judge Advocate General’s School and the U.S. Army War College.

John Clymer '82/new director of heart & stroke prevention forum

John Clymer ’82 was recently named  Executive Director of the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention, which includes participants from more than 80 national and international organizations—public and private, health care, faith, advocacy, academic, policy, and community—working together to implement A Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke.

From the press release:  “Mr. Clymer has been part of the leadership team at US Healthiest, which developed Health Lead, the first accreditation for healthy workplaces. He led the Directors of Health Promotion and Education through a successful turnaround in 2010-11. Previously, Mr. Clymer was president of Partnership for Prevention from 2001-08.

Mr. Clymer serves on the U.S. Community Preventive Services Task Force, and has served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Chronic Disease and Malnutrition. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Loma Linda University School of Public Health and a regular guest lecturer at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.”

Congratulations, John!

Adam Miller '12 – pedal power to fund a passion

Adam Miller ’12 has discovered his passion, and he is pedaling across the USA to let others know about it.  Click here to find out how a trip to Greece and a pinecone soccer game inspired Adam’s passion for establishing a non-profit organization, called Let’s Have a Ball, to provide sports equipment to children.  Along the way he plans to help others fund their passions, too.

Starting out on August 1, Adam biked the first 1400 miles in 27 days, on a 65-day journey through 12 states.

Good luck and keep pedaling, Adam!

Dr. Mike Gallagher '68 testifies on natural gas panel

Dr. Mike Gallagher ’68  is Senior Advisor and Former President & Chief Operating Officer of Westport Innovations in Vancouver, BC.  In July, he testified as part of a panel before the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Natural Gas as a Transportation.  Click here to view the archived webcast.  Mike’s comments are about 36:52 into the webcast.  The link below his name provides a print copy of his report.

Mike was also quoted in The New York Times on August 1. Click here to read the article, A Glimpse of the Alternative Fuel Future.

And, from Mike’s Westport newsletter:   “Natural Gas an Important Fuel for the U.S. Transportation Sector: National Petroleum Council Report VANCOUVER, Aug. 2, 2012 /CNW/ – The largest study of alternative fuel options for on-road transportation in the United States has concluded that natural gas is a promising fuel from both an economic and technology perspective.

Released August 1, the National Petroleum Council’s Report “Advancing Technology for America’s Transportation Future” is the result of two years of work examining the potential for a variety of fuels and technologies for both light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles.”

Again, thank you to the Class of 1968 newsletter for class updates.


Pres. & Mrs. Thad Seymour – non-retiring in their “retirement”

Buzz Madsen ’68 reported in the Class of
1968 newsletter that President Thad Seymour and his wife, Polly, were featured on the summer, 2012 cover of “50+FYI” magazine, with a feature story inside.  President Seymour was at Wabash College 1969-1978.  Buzz reports that the Seymour’s attend local Wabash alumni events in Florida, especially the telecast of the Monon Bell Game.  Click here to read the story – then click on the photo of the Seymour’s.

Thanks for the news, Buzz!


Photo:  The Seymour’s at a Wabash alumni event
in Orlando, FL last winter.

Prof. Gelbman's research prefers paper to digital

A recent article at The Peoria Journal described how research has changed at the Everett McKinley Dirksen Congressional Leadership Research Center in Pekin, IL, home of documents and artifacts of former Illinois Senator Everett M. Dirksen.  The center has digitized most of its documents, which allows easier and far-reaching access for researchers around the world.  However, there are many items which can’t be digitized or beg to be visited by researchers in person.

Asst. Prof. of Political Science Dr. Shamira Gelbman used the Dirksen Center just last month for research for a potential book related to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  During her one-day visit to the center, she uncovered some documents which had not yet been digitized or were not deemed as relevant for online access.  The PJStar quotes Prof. Gelbman, “”It really paid to go there in person. There’s something to be said for holding original documents rather than just seeing scans of them.”  Click here to read the article in its entirety.

Before coming to Wabash as a Byron K. Trippet Assistant Professor of Political Science, Dr. Gelbman was an assistant professor at Illinois State University where she taught American Politics.  She received her B.A. from Hunter College and M.A. and Ph.D. from the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics at the University of Virginia, where she was also an American Political Development fellow at the Miller Center of Public Affairs.

Eric Eversole '94 on FoxNews

Eric Eversole ’94, Executive Director of the Military Voters Protection Project, was featured in a July alumni blog.  Drew Dettmer ’15, who worked as an intern for Eric this past summer, sent us this link of Eric on FoxNews today – click here to see the interview.

Drew connected to his internship as Social Media Coordinator at MVP Project through the Schroeder Center for Career Development.  The internship was made possible by the alumni- funded Small Business Internship Program.  Drew’s responsibilities included managing the site’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts and researching military voting for articles.

Drew reported:  “Eric ’94, a long-time advocate for military voting rights, is a U.S. Navy JAG officer who served on active duty from 1999 until 2001.  He earned his J.D., cum laude, from the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis in 1998.  He continues his service in the U.S. Navy Reserve and holds the rank of Commander. While at Wabash he was a brother of the Sigma Chi house and played football for the Little Giants.

The MVP Project, a service of the Legacy Foundation, is dedicated to promoting and protecting our military members’ right to vote and ensuring that their votes are counted on Election Day. Utilizing media, education, and litigation, the MVP Project fights to ensure military voters have an opportunity to register, request an absentee ballot, and cast a vote regardless of their location in the world. The MVP Project fights as hard for their rights as they fight to protect our rights.”

Drew is a double Political Science and Rhetoric major, and plans on attending law school after Wabash. Thanks, Drew!

Dr. Chris Carr ’82 – the doctor is “in” for family, too

Chris is Sport and Performance Psychologist and Coordinator for Sport and Performance Psychology at the St Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis.  His daughter, Rachel, is a Level 10 gymnast who will continue her gymnastics career as a freshman at Central Michigan University this fall.  Click here to read Rachel’s comments on how her dad helps her mental preparation for competition.

Have a great season at CMU, Rachel!