The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg has announced that Robert G. Gregerson will take over as president effective July 1. He succeeds Sharon P. Smith, who has been president since 2007.
Dr. Gregerson has held academic positions of authority and various appointments at large and medium-scale universities for three decades. As dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast, he focused on an advancement plan to support programs, faculty and students. At the same time, he was acting provost and vice president for academic affairs and later a senior adviser to the provost. At Armstrong State University, he has served as a biology professor and department head and dean of the College of Science and Technology. He has also taught at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas and was research geneticist with the University of Minnesota/U.S. Department of Agriculture.
After receiving his degree in biology from Wabash College, Dr. Gregerson went on to earn a doctoral degree in molecular genetics from the University of Georgia.
ClearObject, a digital transformation company located in Fishers, Indiana, has named Ben Frame vice president of product for the company. Ben brings nearly 20 years of senior technical leadership designing, delivering and selling both infrastructure and cloud solutions. He spent 15 years at Apparatus where he served as chief technology officer. Ben will spearhead product development and lead a team of employees.
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Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, has presented William J. Reinke with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
Bill graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1955. Following his service as a Sergeant in the Fifth Army Headquarters in Chicago, he joined the Barnes & Thornburg law firm, where he would stay for four decades. During that time, he helped build the nationally recognized firm into one of the hundred largest law firms in America today.
Scheduled to be released in spring 2019, Bill’s new memoir titled “A Hoosier Trial Lawyer’s Notebook: Forty Years at the Bar in Indiana” covers a wide range of issues and stories from the world of plaintiffs, defendants, juries, and judges.
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Publisher Morgan James announces the new techno-thriller “Virus Bomb: A Novel” by Wabash alumnus Greg Scott will be released on May 14, 2019. The novel opens the window into a fictional universe where the United States is the target for a serious cyber-attack.
Following Wabash, Greg earned an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. He currently works for an enterprise software company and holds several IT industry certifications. He is also the author of “Bullseye Breach: Anatomy of an Electronic Break-In.”
Sean Jackson has been selected as a recipient of the Lee W. Cochran Internship, which is part of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). Named for Lee W. Cochran, a groundbreaking educator in developing audiovisual materials and resources to improve teaching instruction, the internship is awarded to graduate students or new professionals in the field, and will provide opportunities for collaboration with experienced researchers and junior faculty at major universities in both the U.S. and overseas.
Following his time at Wabash, Sean earned a Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Social Studies, a Master of Arts in Instructional Leadership, and an Ed.D. in Education Technology Leadership, all from Morehead State.
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Phil Nelson has joined Holland & Knight as a senior counsel in the firm’s Chicago office. Phil advises clients in a wide variety of distressed debt, restructuring and insolvency matters. He previously practiced at Locke Lord in Chicago.
Phil received a J.D. degree from Duke University School of Law, and has been recognized as a ‘Rising Star’ by Super Lawyers for five years in a row.
Eric Stark III, Director of Choral Activities at Butler University, is headed to Brazil where he will be a Fulbright Scholar conducting and studying in residence during the first half of 2020 at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He says he is hopeful that his time in Brazil will lead to interesting partnerships and projects.
In addition to his work at Butler, Eric has been Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir since 2002. He has also taught at Earlham College, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, and Christian Theological Seminary. Following Wabash, Eric earned both his master’s and doctorate in choral conducting from Indiana University.
Trooper Matthew Dickerson Jr. has completed three months of field training with veteran troopers and will begin patrols in Wayne, Union and Fayette counties as part of the Pendleton District. As a new officer, he received approximately 917 hours of structured training in law enforcement techniques as part of the 78th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy class.
Steven Jones, Wabash’s own Dean for Professional Development and Director of the Malcom X Institute, recently received the S. Henry Bundles Jr. Award for Service to the Center for Leadership Development. Named in honor of the founder of the Center for Leadership Development, the award recognizes those who have given their time and talent to help make sure CLD continues to exist and grow. Indianapolis Recorder
About the Center for Leadership Development: The Center for Leadership Development works to foster the advancement of minority youth in Central Indiana as future professional, business and community leaders by providing experiences that encourage personal development and educational attainment. Center for Leadership Development
John Ryder, of Memphis TN, was sworn in as a member of the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors on March 20, 2019. His term will expire on May 18, 2021. Nominated by President Donald Trump, he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Feb. 18, 2019 and sworn into office by Judge S. Thomas Anderson, Chief U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee.
John has most recently served as the General Counsel for the Republican National Committee while maintaining his role as a leading bankruptcy and election law attorney with the Harris Shelton law firm in Memphis.
Following Wabash, John earned his Juris Doctor degree at Vanderbilt University, where he has also served as an adjunct professor.