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Brad Gerstner ’93 on Duetto Research board

Brad Gerstner ’93 was recently named to the Board of Directors of Duetto Research, a cloud-based technology firm focused on the travel and hospitality industry.  Click here to read more.

Brad is the founder and CEO of Altimeter Capital Management in Boston.  Brad has a diversified background in investing, industry (travel and internet), start-ups, and law. He majored in Political Science at Wabash and was a Lilly Scholar.  After Wabash he earned his MBA at Harvard Business School and JD at Indiana University School of Law (Jump Scholar).  Brad was recently Portfolio Manager at PAR Capital Management, and serves on the boards of several companies including Orbitz Worldwide, Silver Rail Technologies, and Trigger Media.

Congratulations, Brad!


Steve House – Exec. Dir. at Chamber of Commerce

Steve House has been appointed the new executive director of the Crawfordsville/Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.

Coach House was assistant football coach at Wabash and Director of Student Activities and Coordinator of Special Events for many years until he retired in 2010.  Click here for a video of Coach’s Chapel Talk reflecting on his 47 Years as a Coach .

Steve graduated from Ball State University.  After coaching in Greensburg and Centerville, he began his educational career at Southmont Jr.-Sr. High School in 1977, including assistant principal and athletic director at South Montgomery High School and junior high principal.  He also coached wrestling, baseball, and elementary school football.  In 2012, he served as interim principal at New Market Elementary School.  Steve is the father of Kelley House ’90.

Congratulations, Steve!


Glee Club Tours PA

This week, the Wabash College Glee Club is traveling in Pennsylvania for a series of concerts, which have included thus far:  St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Allison Park (Pittsburgh); The Grand Hall Lobby of the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia; The Watermark at Logan Square, Philadelphia.  Tonight they’ll be at the Atria Center City in Philadelphia, and tomorrow at The Quadrangle in Haverford.  After the Thursday evening event at Freedom Village at Brandywine, Fred ’57 and Lura Wampler will graciously host a post-concert reception for the Glee Club in their Wayne home.  David Scott ’64 sent this photo from the Constitution Center event:

 “We love to shout as the light dies out, A good old Wabash yell.
Our greatest joy will be to shout the chorus!”

That’s Fred Wampler ’57, David Scott ’64 (red sweater) and Ed Garrigan ’68 surrounded by most of The Glee Club.


Prof. David Hadley H’76 — local Dem party chair

Political Science Professor Emeritus David Hadley H’76 was re-elected as the local Democratic Party chairman at a caucus held on the Wabash campus last Saturday.  Click here to read Prof. Hadley’s plans for the party leadership, including a call out for young voters to be held on campus on March 13.

Prof. Hadley taught Political Science at Wabash for 37 years and was Dean of Students in 2011.  Congratulations!


Roy Sexton '95 in Legally Blonde

Roy Sexton ’95 has been cast as one of the principals in Legally Blonde the Musical at Farmington Players in Farmington Hills, MI. Sexton will portray Callahan, pompous and scheming head of the law firm that hires Elle Woods as a summer intern. The 2007 Tony-nominated musical is based on the 2001 Reese Witherspoon film from MGM. Callahan was played by Victor Garber in the movie. Farmington Players’ production opens April 26 and runs through May 18. Tickets can be purchased at www.farmingtonplayers.org or by calling 248-553-2955.

Roy most recently had the lead role Georg Nowack in last summer’s production of She Loves Me with Ann Arbor’s The Penny Seats, a theatre company he co-founded. He has also appeared in Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), What Corbin Knew, Oklahoma!, The Pajama Game, Company, Bells are Ringing, Rags, Side by Side by Sondheim, The Taming of the Shrew, Fiddler on the Roof, The Fantasticks, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Ah, Wilderness!, God’s Country, The American Clock, As You Like It, Tartuffe, The Battle of Shallowford, Trout, and The Merchant of Venice.

He is also an active cabaret performer, and holds a masters in theatre from Ohio State. In 2007, Roy received his MBA from the University of Michigan. He is vice president of marketing and planning for Trott & Trott, PC, a real estate law firm in Metro Detroit.

Thanks for the news, Roy!


Emanuel Harper ’10 testifies before U.S. subcommittee

Emanuel Harper ‘10 teaches French at Herron High School in Indianapolis.  Herron  is a public charter school founded on the belief that a classical, liberal arts education, where students are steeped in great historical thought and invention, is the best preparation for a future life of leadership and service.

Last Friday, Emanuel was one of four witnesses who testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, at a hearing to explore the innovative methods states and school districts are using to evaluate and promote teacher effectiveness.  The committee is chaired by U.S. Representative Todd Rokita ’92.  Click here to read more about the Committee’s work and a transcript of Emanuel’s testimony.

Emanuel, who majored in French and minored in Spanish at Wabash, teaches four levels of French at Herron.  He is a 2009 cohort member of the Indianapolis Teaching Fellows and is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Teaching at Marian University. Emanuel is a founding member of the Indianapolis chapter of Stand For Children–a public education reform initiative–and works with The New Teacher Project.  And, his hobbies include watching Star Trek (in French!).