Spc. Jeromy T. Sisk ’13 – Best Warrior Soldier

Spc. Jeromy T. Sisk ’13, stationed at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach in Germany, was named Best Warrior Soldier of the Year at the 2014 Best Warrior competition in Baumholder, Germany.  Jermoy will help represent IMCOM Europe at the IMCOM-level competition in San Antonio, TX in May.  Click here to read the news release.

Spc. Jeromy Sisk (right) receiving an Army Commendation Medal for winning IMCOM Europe Best Warrior Soldier of the Year.

Thank you to Prof. Melissa Butler for the news alert.

Photo courtesy of
The official home page of the United States Army.

Michael Carper ‘13 Wins Grand Prize in Microsoft Contest

Michael Carper ’13 is a Technology Analyst at Apparatus in Indianapolis.  A couple of months ago he was selected as the grand prize winner of the Power BI Demo Contest by the Microsoft Executive team.

Click here to read the news release from Apparatus, which includes a link to hear Michael talk about and demonstrate his project, “Live Tweeting and Buzzer Beating: A Power BI demo about Twitter and NBA Games.”

Congratulations, Michael!





Thanks to Prof. Jeremy Hartnett
for sharing the news.

Dr. Eric Stark ’88 receives Sagamore of the Wabash

Yesterday, Dr. Eric Stark ’88 was honored at a surprise presentation at The Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts at Butler University’s campus.  Click here to see how the award sneaks up on Eric, to his surprise.  The Sagamore is a personal tribute given to those who have provided a valued service to Indiana and its people, presented by the Governor of Indiana.

Eric is in his 12th season as Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and is Butler’s Director of Choral Activities.  After Wabash, Eric received his masters and doctoral degrees from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He has also conducted at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and Strathmore Hall, as well as Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil, throughout Europe, Asia and the United States.

Congratulations, Eric!

Mahlon Nevitt ’16 and Leo Helfer ’12 try on comedy


On April 19, Mahlon and Leo will join a roster of comedians for The Play In at the China Inn in downtown Crawfordsville.

Crawfordsville native Mahlon Nevitt ’16 is a Theater major at Wabash.   In addition to theater on stage and in the classroom, he has been featured in local theater performances, including the recent Annie and Nunsense A-men.  On Saturday, Mahlon will perform his first stand-up comedy routine.

Recent Wabash grad Leo Helfer ’12 will be performing for his second time in The Play In series.

Good luck, Mahlon and Leo!

Jim Amidon ’87 always fights

Jim Amidon ’87 has fought cancer five times.  As almost everyone knows, Jim arrived at Wabash as a freshman in 1983 and never left.  After graduation he worked in various positions through the years, including Director of Sports Information, Director of Public Affairs and Marketing, and is currently the Chief of Staff and Board of Trustees Secretary for the College.

Jim, Sammie, and Chris.

Click here for a story about Jim and his family featured in this week’s local Journal Review.  You won’t forget it.

Mark Holcomb ’84 receives Boys & Girls Club award

Mark Holcomb ’84 received the Stan Naccarato Community Service Award presented by the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA in February, for his contributions to the community.  Click here to read the news release.

Mark is Vice President and shareholder at Morton McGoldrick, P.S. law firm, focusing on real estate transactions involving large commercial and residential properties, and estate planning.  After Wabash, earned his JD from Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington.

Congratulations Mark!


Photo courtesy of
Morton McGoldrick, P.S.


Mark W. McNeely ’69 named Indiana Top Lawyer

Mark W. McNeely ’69 was recently listed by the 2014 The Legal Network as a “Top Lawyer in Indiana” for highest ethical standards and professional excellence.  Mark is attorney with McNeely Law Office in Shelbyville, IN.  He is also a licensed Mediator.

After Wabash, Mark earned his JD from Indiana University.

Thanks for sharing, Mark!



Photo courtesy of
McNeely Law Office.

Lt. Tom Dujmovich ’94 completes FBI national academy training

Pendleton District Commander Lieutenant Tom Dujmovich ‘94 recently completed the FBI National Academy program in Quantico, Virginia. The 256th Session of the FBI National Academy was a ten week course covering advanced investigative, management and fitness training for officers from 47 states and 23 international countries.  Click here to read the news release.

After Wabash, Tom earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Ball State and then graduated from the Indiana State Police Academy in 1996, the beginning of his law enforcement career.  In 2012 he was promoted to District Lieutenant at Pendleton, IN.



Photo courtesy of
Department of Police, The State of Indiana

Travis Merrill ’98 named Sr. VP & Chief of Marketing at FLIR Systems

Travis Merrill ’98 will join FLIR Systems, Inc. in the newly-created position of Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in charge of marketing and brand building efforts.  FLIR designs, manufactures, and markets sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness.  Click here to read the news release.

After Wabash, Travis earned an MS in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado Boulder, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Congratulations, Travis!

Chris Cotterill ’99 – IBJ policy columnist

Chris Cotterill ’99 is a partner at the Faegre Baker Daniels Indianapolis law office.  He is also a columnist for the Indianapolis Business Journal’s INforefront policy blogsite.  Click here to read this week’s column.

Chris was Chief of Staff to Indianapolis Greg Ballard from 2009-2012, and also served as corporation counsel for the city and Marion County.  After Wabash, Chris earned his JD from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington.


Photo courtesy of
Indianapolis Business Journal