Bryce Chitwood ’08 and Erik Kile ’16 attend OCS


Wabash College graduates Bryce Chitwood ’08 and Erik Kile ’16 recently spent two weeks in Washington state at Joint Base Lewis-McChord completing the final phase of Office Candidate School.  Both men are now 2nd Lieutenants with the Army National Guard – Chitwood in Oklahoma and Kile in Indiana.

Congratulations, gentlemen, and thank you for your service!

J. Lee McNeely ’62 Receives 2018 Legendary Lawyer Award

The Indiana Bar Foundation has announced that J. Lee McNeely has been chosen as the 2018 Legendary Lawyer of the Indiana Bar Foundation. The award honors a Fellow who demonstrates the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession, compassion through service to the public in the community in which he lives, and practical skills in the practice of law through a legal career of 50 years or more.

In addition to serving the public as an attorney, Lee has served the public and the legal profession through his actions in and out of the courtroom. He is the former president of the Indiana State Bar Association, the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation, and Indiana Lawyer’s Commission. Lee has been honored with a Sagamore of the Wabash eight times by six different governors.

Lee will be honored on September 26, 2018 in Shelbyville.

Congratulations, Lee!

Indiana Bar Foundation

Ron Rychlak ’80 to lead National Academic Organization

Ron Rychlak, University of Mississippi law professor and Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government, will lead the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) for the 2018-19 academic year. SEALS, which began in 1947 as a regional association of law schools that came together to host an annual meeting each summer, has grown beyond the Southeast and now includes more than 100 member schools.

“It’s both an honor and a challenge,” Ron said. He has been active in the organization for the last 20 years, serving on multiple committees. In 2012, the association honored him with its Distinguished Service Award. His goal as president is to continue to develop the organization, specifically helping young  faculty members who are just beginning their careers.

Following his 1980 graduation from Wabash, Ron received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University.

University of Mississippi News