Dr. John E. Aden ’92 – museum’s new exec. director

Dr. John Aden ’92 is the new executive director of the African/African American Historical Society Museum in Fort Wayne, IN.  His first few months have been busy planning enhancements and employment of exisiting museum exhibits, and seeking funding for digital classroom experience, a mobile museum, and visiting exhibits.

After Wabash, John earned a master’s degree, 1995 and a Ph.D., 2003 in history with focus on Africa from Indiana University. He was a Committee on Institutional Cooperation Fellow, an Eli Lilly Teaching Fellow, and a J. William Fulbright Fellow.  John was Assistant Professor of History at Wabash from 2003 – 2009.



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Fort Wayne, IN

Michael Bricker '04 – prefers independent films

Michael Bricker ’04 is involved with many projects at one time.  He is co-founder of People for Urban Progress (PUP) in Indianapolis, he was a visiting professor at Wabash for an art class on contemporary-architecture, and  he is a production designer for films.  His latest production design was on the set of “Walter,” an independent film by an Indiana native, which had some exterior scenes filmed in Indianapolis this past June.

Michael was quoted in a September 1 Indianapolis Star article, “Low lights, few cameras, little action,” which reports on a an Indiana group seeking tax incentives to bring more film production to Indiana.