German ’11 – associate attorney

jacob-germanJacob A. German ’11 received a doctorate of jurisprudence degree from Indiana University Bloomington Maurer School of Law in May. He is employed as an associate attorney in governmental services and finance at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis.

Jake’s father is Charles A. German ’70, now an assistant football coach for Wabash.

Congratulations, Jake!

Hood ’91 named HR Director

Jason Hood ’91 has been named Human Resources Director by the city of Champaign, Illinois.

Jason has over ten years of experience in the public and private sector as a Human Resources, Employee Relations and Labor Relations professional. He has served as the Senior Director of Labor and Industrial Relations for the Association of Union Constructors, Human Resources/Americans with Disabilities Act Manager for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Human Resources/Equal Employment Opportunity Manager with Tyson Foods and the Human Resources Specialist for the City of Decatur, IL. He has worked for the city of Champaign since 2012 as Community Relations Specialist and then Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer.

After Wabash, Jason earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and an MBA from Millikin University Tabor School of Business.

Congratulations, Jason!

Kenneth Rhys Rudolph Memorial Fund for European Summer Study Abroad 2014

Yesterday the three recipients of the Kenneth Rhys Rudolph European Summer Study Abroad Scholarship this past summer were able to meet and thank the scholarship benefactors in person.  Family members Dr. Rhys Rudolph and his daughter, Kathryn Rudolph Diekhoff met with the students at the Elston Homestead with President and Mrs. Hess.

The Rudolph Summer Study Abroad Scholarship was established by friends and family members to honor the memory of Kenneth Rudolph, a 2005 cum laude graduate of Wabash College, who died in a tragic automobile accident in 2006.  Ken so appreciated his own study abroad experience in Stirling, Scotland at the University that his family established a tribute so that students may enjoy the same opportunity.  It is intended to offer the experience to students who are unable or choose not to be away from campus for an entire semester, yet they have experiences in travel and academics in another country.  The first Rudolph summer scholarship was awarded in 2007.

Dr. Rhys Rudolph, Ronnie Posthauer '15, Jack Montgomery '15, Kathryn Diekhoff, and Andrew Tyler '15.

Dr. Rhys Rudolph, Ronnie Posthauer ’15, Jack Montgomery ’15, Kathryn Diekhoff, and Tyler Andrews ’15.

Tyler Andrews ’15 (Florencia, Italy), Jack Montgomery ’15 (Sevilla, Spain) and Ronnie Posthauer ’15 (Goethe Institute, Germany) each had his unique story to tell about travel and study abroad and future plans and aspirations after graduation, all of which involved more study, travel, and work abroad.

The Kenneth Rhys Rudolph Memorial Fund for European Summer Study Abroad is administered through the Off Campus Study Office.  Click here for information about the scholarship and how to apply.

Baldwin ’78 teaches to develop students as individuals

Paul Baldwin ’78 has been teaching at the Washington State School for the Blind in Vancouver, WA since 1997.  In addition to providing a traditional classroom education, he teaches to develop his students into complete individuals.  Paul was recently featured in a local news series profiling business owners and workers in the public, private, or nonprofit sector in the Vancouver area.

Click here to read the interview with Paul.

Alexander ’85, Broecker ’88, Bromund ’85 named best lawyers

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in Indianapolis is pleased to announce that the following Wabash College alumni were selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2015. The number in parentheses refers to the number of years (in five-year increments) that the attorney has been listed.

Alexander.Scott_hires Scott R. Alexander ’85, Partner, Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental.  Indiana University – Robert H. McKinney School of Law.




Broecker.Ed_hiresEdwin J. Broecker ’88, Partner, Corporate Law.  Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.





Bromund.Dave_hiresDave C. Bromund ’85 (5), Partner, Health Care Law.  Vanderbilt University Law School.




Congratulations to all!



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Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.




Vaughn ’00 elected president of Indiana Sports Corp

Ryan VaughnRyan Vaughn ’00 was elected president of Indiana Sports Corp.  He will leave his current position as Chief of Staff for Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard.  Click here to read details in the press release.

Prior to joining Mayor Ballard’s administration, Ryan was a partner with Barnes and Thornburg, LLP.  He also served as a Councillor for the Indianapolis-Marion County City-County Council.  After Wabash, Ryan received his law degree from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis.

Congratulations, Ryan!

Stegelmann ’87 named city judge

bodie_stegelmanBodie J. Stegelmann ’87 was appointed Goshen City Court Judge by Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

Bodie is a partner with Yoder, Ainlay, Ulmer & Buckingham, LLP in Goshen, IN.  He has been with the firm since 1994.  He served as a deputy prosecuting attorney for Elkhart County, Indiana from 1995 to 1998.

After Wabash, Bodie earned his JD from Valparaiso University.  His son, Andrew, is Wabash Class of 2014.

Congratulations, Bodie and Andrew!




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Yoder, Ainlay, Ulmer & Buckingham, LLP.

Juncker ’06 takes pastor post in CT

jacob Juncker 2014In July 2014, Jacob Juncker ’06 moved from Indiana to Norwich, CT, as pastor of the Lee Memorial United Methodist Church.  Click here to read an Q&A with Jacob.

A Religion major at Wabash, Jacob earned a master’s of divinity from Boston University School of Theology.  He served at a church in Indiana before moving to Lee Memorial.

Congratulations, Jacob!


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McLaughlin ‘79 named best lawyer

McLaughlin_Alan_02407_0Alan L. McLaughlin ’79 was named The Best Lawyers in America© in 2012-2015 and Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Indianapolis, 2015.

Alan is an Office Managing Shareholder at Littler’s Indianapolis office. His practice areas cover discrimination and harassment, competition and trade secret Law, complex litigation and jury trials, wage and hour class actions.  After graduating from Wabash, Alan earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School.

Congratulations, Alan!



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Sparks ’08 speaks at Southmont High School

Justin Sparks ’08 was a student at Southmont High School before he came to Wabash.  Last week, he visited his high school alma mater to talk about the importance of preparing educationally and financially for college life.

Justin was a Biology major at Wabash.  He just completed his PhD at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.  Next stop is Harvard University, where he will continue his work in molecular and cellular biology.  His post-doctoral degree and research will be in DNA repair and replication.  Click here to read more about Justin’s visit with Southmont students.

Congratulations, Justin!