Kurt Snyder ’89 named Director of Continuing Ed/IU School of Med

Kurt Snyder ’89 has been named the Director of Continuing Education at the Indiana University School of Medicine, for physicians and other health care providers in Indiana, around the nation, and online.  He has experience with technology and marketing as the principal owner of Xsimple, a marketing and consulting firm.

Kurt also has a legal background, having earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis. He also teaches as an adjunct professor for the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in business law and business computer applications.  Click here to read more about Kurt’s professional background.

Congratulations, Kurt!

Scott Boone ‘81 – Nevada’s new defensive coordinator

Scott Boone ‘81 is the new defensive coordinator for University of Nevada football.  He leaves The College of William and Mary, where he was the defensive coordinator for the past three seasons and a finalist for the FCS Coordinator of the Year award.

Scott Boone was an assistant coach at Wabash from 1983 to 1996 and head baseball coach from 1986 to 1997.  He is a member of the Wabash College Athletic Hall of Fame and was honored in 2011 for his outstanding contribution to the program.

Click here for the news release.

Congratulations, Scott!



Photo courtesy of
University of Nevada.

Alan White ’60 – puzzle photographer

Alan White ’60 and his wife own the historic Yountsville Mill on the west side of Crawfordsville.  They purchased the mill, historic home, and property on Sugar Creek in 2009 and have been restoring it over the last several years.

Alan entered a photograph of the mill in a contest sponsored by the Crawfordsville/Montgomery County Chamber of commerce.  His photo was selected for a new tourism promotion for the local area, to be used in the creation of a limited edition puzzle — hopefully the first of an annual tourism project.

Click here to read the news story about the puzzle and its selection.

Congratulations, Alan!



Photo courtesy of
Bob Cox/Journal Review.

Wabash Alums Continue Careers with TFA

Howard Hewitt – Another Wabash alum is continuing his career with Teach for America. Gary James ’10 taught in Washington D.C. after graduation and has most recently worked in communications.

James ’10

James ’10 has been named Manager of Regional Communications. He will provide support and leadership for 12 Managing Directors of Regional Communications in excecuting media plans for Teach for America’s 48 regions.

Robinson ’04

James  is just the latest Wabash grad to continue his career in the education field after completing his classroom commitment. Jeremy Robinson ’04x was on campus for a recruitment event last week. After his teaching commitment in Chicago, he earned a masters at Oxford and returned to Chicago where he teaches in a charter  school, Rauner College Prep.

McAlister ’10

James’ classmate Patrick McAlister ’10 also was a TFA classroom instructor, and then worked for TFA. This week he began new duties at Teach Plus as the new Network Coordinator. “I’m thrilled to be part of an organization that helps teachers use their classroom experience to build policies that will lead to better outcomes for their kids,” McAlister said.


Dr. C. Patrick Tyndall ’92 to discuss playwright August Wilson

Dr. C. Patrick Tyndall ’92 will present a talk today:  “August Wilson and Black Rage: The Good, the Bad, and the Family.”

C. Patrick Tyndall ’92 is from Brooklyn, NY. After Wabash, he completed his M.A. degree in Playwriting from Miami University at Ohio, and then his Ph.D. in Theater History/Criticism/Theory from the University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation is entitled “August Wilson’s Play Cycle: A Healing Black Rage for Contemporary African Americans.” An actor, playwright, director, dramaturg, and scholar, Dr. Tyndall’s research on August Wilson is included in August Wilson and Black Aesthetics as well as other notable publications.  Patrick’s lecture is co-sponsored by the MXI, the Dean’s Office, and the Department of Theater.

Welcome back to campus, Patrick!

Apparatus and Hanapin Marketing – “best places to work”

Two Wabash alumni-owned businesses were among 100 employers selected for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce – 2014 Best Places to Work in Indiana:

Small Companies (15-74 U.S. employees) Company/ Primary Indiana Location:  Hanapin Marketing, Bloomington, IN -Pat East ‘00, Founder.  Hanapin just celebrated its 10-Year Anniversary since it was founded!

Medium Companies (75-249 U.S. employees) Company/Primary Indiana Location:  Apparatus, Indianapolis, Kelly Pfledderer ’96, CEO.

The top companies in the state were determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. Actual rankings for the companies will be unveiled at a May 1 awards dinner.  Click here for the news release.


Pete Kempf ’06 – new head football coach at DeKalb H.S.

Pete Kempf ’06 was named the new head football coach at DeKalb High School in Waterloo, IN.  He graduated from DeKalb in 2002, where he was on the football and track teams, as he was during his years at Wabash.

Peter will leave East Noble High School, where he was a teacher and the football team’s defensive coordinator, the head boys track coach and the chair of the social studies department.  He has also coached and taught at Huntington North and Carroll.

Congratulations, Pete!



Photo courtesy of Inc Now.

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