Beau Browning '05 and Jason Pike '04, investment advisors

Beau M. Browning ‘05 and Jason B. Pike ‘04 have established Browning | Pike Financial Management in Shelbyville, IN.  After going their separate ways after Wabash, in 2010 they decided to join together in a financial planning business for investments, retirement, college, and life insurance, as independent financial consultants of LPL Financial.  They recently moved to their new office in Shelbyville.

Congratulations, Beau and Jason!




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Browning Pike Financial Management

Prof. Calisch judges Athens Arts Gallery show

Last Saturday night, Professor of Art Doug Calisch was the judge for Athens Arts Salon REDUX!, the kickoff for a two-week exhibit of local artists now showing at the Athens Arts Gallery in downtown Crawfordsville. The work of 37 local artists is on exhibit in the gallery through October 26.

Prof. Calisch made some tough decisions in awarding First and Second Place awards in both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works, Best of Show, and honorable mention awards.

Judge Calisch ponders a piece of art during the gallery judging at Athens Arts Salon REDUX! 

Athens Arts’ mission is to enrich the local community through education programs, workshops and through the introduction of individual artists and their work.


Photo by Dr. John Zimmerman,
courtesy of Athens Arts Gallery


Maj. James R. Lisher II ’01 CWRU alumni winner

Maj. James R. Lisher II ’01 was recently selected as the 2013 Case Western Reserve University Young Alumni Award winner.  He is currently enrolled in the Procurement and Contract Law LL.M. program at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

After graduating high school in 1997 from Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities, Jim graduated from Wabash with a Political Science major and a double minor in History and Biology, and then graduated from law school at CWRU in 2004. He joined the Air Force in 2005 and has provided Air Force legal assistance all over the world.

Click here to read the complete news release.  Congratulations, Jim!



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Case Western Reserve University

David Lewis ’81 on Super Bowl bid committee

In case you haven’t heard:  Indianapolis is one of the final three sites to be considered for 2018 Super Bowl LII!

David Lewis ’81 is Vice Chair of the 2018 Super Bowl Bid Committee.  David, Vice President of Global Taxes / Assistant Treasurer, Eli Lilly & Company and a Trustee of Wabash College, was part of the news release press conference on Tuesday.  Click here to read more.

It’s becoming a tradition to have a Wabash alumnus as part of the Indianapolis Super Bowl team.  Mark Miles ’76, who was Chair of the successful 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee, will be an Honorary Co-Chair of the 2018 Bid Committee.

The final decision will be made in May 2014.  Go Indy, Go Super Bowl!

David Waldman ’93 discusses Troubles for Triton

Did you know that even your favorite craft beer may be affected by The Shutdown?  Triton Brewing Company co-founder David Waldman ’93 was featured on Indianapolis WISH-TV Channel 8 newscast last night, explaining The Shutdown’s effect on the microbrewery industry.  Click here to view the interview with David.

David’s final words on the subject?  “The truth is we’re Triton Brewing Company, and we’re going to overcome, it’s what we do,” says Waldman.”  — a true Wabash Man.


Logo courtesy of Triton Brewing Company

Jeff Perkins ’89 – earns MBA from Georgetown University

Jeff’s hometown newspaper, the Palladium-Item, in Richmond, IN reports:

“Jeff Perkins recently graduated from the global executive master’s in business administration program at Georgetown University School of Business/School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C. His course of study included training in Bangalore, Barcelona, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Madrid, New York, Sao Paulo and Shanghai.

Perkins is vice president/chief people officer and head of human resources at National Public Radio. He previously worked for News Corp., Time Warner, Nielsen and Pepsi and founded the executive search and consulting firm Huntbridge.

The 1985 RHS grad has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Wabash College and a master’s in organizational development from the American University in Washington, D.C.”

Jeff is also a member of the Wabash College Board of Trustees.  Congratulations, Jeff!


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Briefcase, Palladium-Item

Austin Flynn ’11 – teaching at Ohio University

Austin Flynn ’11 recently received a master of arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is currently teaching freshman English Literature and Composition classes in the Department of English at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.  He is also a PhD candidate in Literature.

At Wabash, Austin received a George Lewes Mackintosh Fellowship to continue on to graduate or professional schools, and the Walter L. Fertig Prize in English and the Ruth Margaret Farber Award, both for his work in English and American literature.

Congratulations, Austin!



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Jon Albright ’06 joins McCann Law Group

Jonathan Albright, Jr. ’06 recently joined the McCann Law Group in Indianapolis as partner.  Click here for the news release.

Jon was a Political Science major at Wabash.   He worked as a Governor’s summer intern for Indiana Governor Joe Kernan in 2004.  Jon attended law school at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, MI where he graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 2009. During law school, he worked at the Eaton County Court as a Judicial Extern for four months.

Congratulations, Jon!


John Livengood ’69 honored at InRLA Hall of Fame

John Livengood ’69 recently retired as President/CEO of the Indiana Restaurant and Lodging Association; on September 24, he was honored at the InRLA Hall of Fame dinner.

“For 23 years, John served as the president and CEO of the entities that became InRLA at the beginning of 2013. During his tenure, John was instrumental in the passage of legislation that created Brew Pubs in Indiana, repealed the sales tax on complimentary hotel rooms and fought for the expansion of the Convention Center. He has served as a delegate to the White House Conference on Tourism and also spearheaded the creation of the Tourism Council and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. John was awarded the 2013 Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership Award which recognizes leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to tourism and business development and service to community.  John officially retired at the end of August, but will work with InRLA on a consultation basis.”









John, retired President of the Indiana Restaurant Association, has had a fascinating public life. He talked about “Food for Political Thought” at the 2011 Wally Bon Vivant foodie event on campus in 2011.

Congratulations, John!

Roy Sexton ’95 – named Senior VP

Roy Sexton ’95 was just named Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Trott & Trott, P.C., which specializes in all facets of real estate finance legal work.  Roy joined Trott & Trott, located in Farmington Hills, MI, in 2011.  In addition to Corporate Affairs, Roy will be responsible for overall firm organizational and cultural development and administrative matters.

Prior to joining Trott & Trott, Roy spent 10 years in planning and communications at Oakwood Healthcare System.  Roy earned an MA in Theater at Ohio State University in 1997, and an MBA in 2007 from the University of Michigan.

Roy is a member of Leadership Detroit, Class XXX and is a governor-appointed member of the Michigan Council of Labor and Economic Growth.  He is active on several nonprofit boards and committees, including First Step, Penny Seats Theatre Company and the Spotlight Players.

Congratulations, Roy!