Herzog ’77 honored as attorney

David K. Herzog ’77 was recently named Indiana’s Business Litigation Attorney of the Year by Corporate INTL’s 2014 Global Awards.  David is a partner with Faegre Baker Daniels LLP in Indianapolis, leading the firm’s business litigation practice group.

Congratulations, David!

Dan DeGryse ’86 – firefighter, captain, and more

Dan DeGryse ’86 is a firefighter and stress management/grief counselor:  “Captain/EMT with the Chicago Fire Department with 24 years of service.  He is the Coordinator of the Chicago Firefighters’ Union Local 2′s Employee Assistance Program and a standing member of the IAFF Labor/EAP committee.  Dan is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), a Certified Labor Assistance Professional (LAP/C), a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC), and has advanced training in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM).  He has written articles, given speeches, and collaborated with others on the behavioral health of members in the Fire Service.  Dan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science Management from Southern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Wabash College” (quoted from Dan’s online bio).

Dan was recently interviewed for a news story about the increase in firefighter suicides.  Dan is passionate in his outreach to first responders, offering encouragement and support as they deal with the daily toll of their jobs in saving lives and property.

In May, Dan and others will ride bicycles from Chicago’s Wrigley Field to Boston’s Fenway Park in 12 days.  The goal is to raise money to assist Chicago Fire Department families in need and to support a fund to cure cancer research.  Click here for the story about Dan and the ride to Fenway, which begins on May 26.

Paul Arnold ’04 now Indiana State Police trooper

Paul Arnold ’04 has joined the Indiana State Police Post in Lowell, IN. He graduated from the 73rd Indiana State Police Recruit Academy on May 1st.

On November 2013, Paul began 25 weeks of intense training at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield, IN receiving approximately 600 hours of classroom instructions as well as nearly 300 hours of hands-on practical and scenario based training exercises.

Paul is a native of Lake Station, IN.  He was a Porter County Sheriff’s Deputy for three years prior to joining the Lowell Post.

Congratulations, Paul!


Photo courtesy of
Indiana State Police.

Kody LeMond ’11 joins Wabash IT Services

Kody LeMond ’11 is now Administrative Systems Specialist for the IT Services department on campus.  His work will focus on supporting Colleague, Informer, and other administrative information systems and databases.

A Mathematics major at Wabash, Kody worked from 2011 – 2014 at Accretive Health, Inc., a Chicago-based consulting company that partners with hospitals to deliver revenue-boosting technology, most recently as a Data Services Senior Lead.

Welcome back to campus, Kody!

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz Wabash LHD’10 to receive Indiana honor

Will Shortz on campus in 2010.

Will Shortz, aka “NPR’s Puzzlemaster,” will be honored at the 2014 Living Legends Gala, a fundraising event for the Indiana Historical Society, on July 25 in Indianapolis.

Will is a native of Crawfordsville and, as we all know, he holds the world’s only college degree in the Study of Puzzles (Hint:  a 12 letter word that begins with the letter “E”*).  Will received an honorary doctorate of law from Wabash in May 2010, and he included a lively program on campus as part of the weekend that year.

Click here to read more about Will and the Living Legends event.



Joel Tragesser ’94 joins Quarles & Brady Indy office

Joel Tragesser ’94 has joined Quarles & Brady LLP as Partner and Intellectual Property and Management and Litigation attorney in its new Indianapolis office.  Q&B specializes in litigation and middle-market business consultation, along with health care regulatory and transaction, financial services, intellectual property, and product liability and toxic tort defense law.

After Wabash, Joel earned his JD at Vanderbilt University Law School.

Congratulations, Joel!



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Quarles & Brady LLP.

Dr. Chris Carr ’82 part of the SVSP Science team

Dr. Chris Carr ’82 is part of the St. Vincent Sports Performance (SVSP) Science team, which does research about and provides services to athletes and athletic programs.  Click here to read the news release.  Through a new research initiative, SVSP Science will explore the latest techniques in performance improvement and examine the pressing issues in injury prevention and treatment.

Chris is a Sports Psychologist in Indianapolis, who works with collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes to optimize their performance. He has visited campus many times to share his expertise.

Matt Buche ’99 – new Director of Development and Donor Relations

Matthew Buche ’99 has been named Director of Development and Alumni Relations for the Lafayette Catholic School System in Lafayette, Indiana effective June 2.  He will direct fundraising, networking with alumni and potential donors, special events, and marketing.

Matt is an alumnus of Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School, and his four children all attend Lafayette Catholic schools.

Congratulations, Matthew!

Apparatus featured in BizVoice Chamber of Commerce

Apparatus, the Indianapolis information technology solutions company founded by Kelly Pfledderer ‘96 in 1999, is featured in the May/June 2014 Newcomer section of BizVoice, the magazine of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

Apparatus has grown in size to almost 175 employees, with the philosophy that they “want to enable a culture, not create a culture.”  Employees are offered various healthful amenities, including a private social network among its employees, an on-site gymnasium, access to electric-assisted bicycles, access to a free health clinic, and locally sourced lunches catered each Monday – all to help their employees “reboot.”  Apparatus was named one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana in 2014.

Click here to read the BizVoice story.