Cameron McDougal ’12/in the classroom and in the field

Cameron McDougal ’12 hasn’t wasted a minute of time since graduation:  finishing up a master’s program at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs with a degree in Criminal Justice and Public Safety (concentration in Homeland Security and Emergency Management); interning with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, including with the Secretary’s Homeland Security Advisory Council in DC, and currently with the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations with risk analysis and field investigations.

Options after graduation may include HIS agent; he is a semifinalist for the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF), a two year fellowship through the Executive Office of the President (of the United States); and applying for the U.S. Secret Service protective detail. Cameron’s long-term career goal is to be an HSI Agent.

As a Biology major, he realized that his underlying interest in studying biology was the systematic, formalized way to look at problems, the same thought process that he now uses on a daily basis in his current field of study and work experiences.

Thank you for sharing the update, Cameron! 

Dr. Eric Stark ‘88 named director of choral activities at Butler


Dr. Eric Stark ‘88 has been named director of choral activities at the Jordan College of Fine Arts, Butler University in Indianapolis.  He will oversee administration, planning, and strategy for the four choral groups that are faculty-led: the Butler Chorale; University Choir; Chamber Choir; and Jordan Jazz.  In addition to teaching at Butler, Stark is director of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir.

After Wabash, Eric earned the following degrees from Indiana University:  MMUS, MS, DBA, and DM.

Congratulations, Eric!




Photo courtesy of Butler University.



Dr. David Shafer PhD ’87/environmental consultant

Dr. David J. Shafer PhD ’87 and his wife, Jennifer, are partners in Shafer Consulting in Sarasota, Florida, an environmental consulting firm specializing in communication of science and science-policy issues through analysis, outreach and creative design.  They list many local area environmental organizations as clients.  The Sarasota Herald Tribune featured them as the co-executive directors of the Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida, a group of organizations who promote and advance science and environmental issues.

After Wabash, David earned his PhD in Zoology (Population Ecology) from the University of Hawaii, where he met Jennifer, a PhD from University of Hawaii who has taught biology and biostatistics in marine science programs.  When they moved from Hawaii to Florida a few years ago, it was a natural transfer of interests in environment, conservation, and preservation to their new home state.

Congratulations, David!


Photo courtesy of The Richardson Group.



Michael J. Cheerva ’82 joins Emswiller Williams Noland & Clarke

Michael J. Cheevra ’82 has joined the Indianapolis law firm of Emswiller Williams Noland & Clarke PC as a shareholder.  Mike is an Indiana Certified Family Law Specialist and a Registered Indiana Family Law Mediator.

After Wabash, earned his Juris Doctorate from Indiana University-Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1985. 

Congratulations, Mike!


Photo courtesy of
Emswiller Williams Noland & Clarke PC

Dr. Paul Morrison '98 expands practice

Dr. Paul W. Morrison ‘98, OB/GYN, has moved to new, larger office space in Newburgh, IN and has enlarged his staff by four full-time team members.  Paul and his wife, Elisa, who is the practice manager, have developed a unique pre-approval system for uninsured women which allows every woman to receive critical early pregnancy care, improving healthy births for both mother and child.

After Wabash, Paul earned his MD from Indiana University School of Medicine and is a Certified Diplomat and Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Congratulations, Paul!



Photo courtesy of
Dr. Paul W. Morrison, OB/GYN

Dr. Michael J. Carl ’87 joins Neenah Neuroscience Group

Dr. Michael J. Carl ’87 has joined the Neenah Neuroscience Group’s Interventional Pain Management Team.  Michael moved to Wisconsin from his practice in Edmond, OK, and he was also on faculty at the Oklahoma University Medical Center.  Michael’s training is in pain management and rehabilitation in musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders and diseases.

After Wabash, Mike earned his MD from Indiana University Medical School.




Photo courtesy of
Neenah Neuroscience Group.

Daniel L. Harwood ’62 – author

After graduating from Wabash, Dan Harwood ’62 earned an M. R. E. from Grand Rapids Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a Master Teacher and Christian School administrator, seminar speaker, and author of several inspirational and religious books available as e-books or in print:

Your Ultimate Decision which highlights why you should believe in Jesus Christ.
Witnessing in Action which will lead the Christian into a deeper relationship with Christ and prepare him to tell others about his closest friend and Savior.
Practical Christian Concepts which is a Bible study Guide with Biblical answers to provide parents and Christian leaders hands on questions with Biblical answers to life’s greatest questions.
The Golden Roller Coaster which details how God helps you to deal with aging and growing older.

Daniel was one of several local authors featured at the Crawfordsville District Public Library’s Third Annual Author Fair in December. 

Thank you for sharing, Dan!