Deleget ’94 shows art in U.S. and abroad

Matthew Deleget ’94 is the founder and director of the gallery Minus Space in Brooklyn, NY, and shows his work in other U.S. and international galleries.  Exhibits will open in the Netherlands and Germany in June.

Zero-Sum (The Americans), 2015 by Matthew Deleget
Discounted art books on shelf, 45 x 12 x 3.5 inches / 114 x 31 x 9 cm
(on view at Two Coats of Paint / Dumbo Open Studios)

Matt was an Art major at Wabash, and then earned MS and MFA degrees at the Pratt Institute.

Coates ’89 elected to National Academy of Sciences

Geoffrey W. Coates PhD ’89, the Tisch University Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University, is one of 84 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the academy announced May 2.  Click here for the news release.

After Wabash, Geoff earned his PhD at Stanford University.  He received an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from Wabash in 2013.  He teaches undergraduate organic chemistry as well as a graduate course on polymer chemistry.  An Alfred P. Sloan research fellow, Geoff has received numerous awards from the American Chemical Society, including the A.C. Cope Scholar Award and the Affordable Green Chemistry Award, and was inducted to the American Academy of Science in 2011.

Short ’00 premieres music at chorus concert

Chris, left, at chorus practice.

Chris Short ’00 will premiere his original sacred “Mass in C” at the Crawfordsville Community Chorus concert on May 7 at Wabash College’s Pioneer Chapel.  Chris is a featured tenor in the Chorus.  Click here for the news story.

A Crawfordsville native, Chris graduated from Wabash with minors in music and writing to accompany his theater degree.  He has written and recorded album demos and has won the Nuvo newsweekly’s Indianapolis singer-songwriter contest.




Photo by Prof. John Zimmerman.

Bachmann ’60 to receive honorary degree from Washington University

John Bachmann ’60 will receive an honorary doctor of laws at this year’s Washington University commencement.  John is a senior partner at Edward Jones, and is credited with helping build the investment firm into one of America’s leading financial services institutions.  Click here for the news announcement.

After Wabash, John earned a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University.  He is currently an Emeritus Trustee at Wabash College, having served as an active Trustee from 1982-2007.  He is an emeritus Trustee at Washington University.

Bridges ’98 joins Nantucket, MA board

Jason Bridges ’98 is a new member of the Board of Selectmen for the town of Nantucket, MA, where he is the owner/operator of Nantucket Bike Tours and the Handlebar Cafe.  Jason supports Wabash by providing summer internships for Wabash students through Wabash Career Services, and he was a speaker during the inaugural TEDxWabash College talks on campus in January.

Hirt ’00 leads community poetry class

Brother David Hirt ’00 is a Capuchin Brother at Capuchin Community Services in Milwaukee, WI. He also leads a poetry class at The House of Peace, a community center in one of Milwaukee’s most distressed areas.  The class offers encouragement and direction for members of the north side community to express themselves through poetry.  Brother David’s interest in poetry began in high school in the 1990s, and he sharpened his skills at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind. He leans toward meditative, religious and nature poetry, but sometimes indulges his fun side. “My ‘Star Wars’ Christmas carols are quite popular among my friends,” he said.”

David was a double major in English and Theater. After Wabash, David completed an MFA degree in theater scenic design at Wayne State University, a Master’s of Divinity degree from Catholic Theological Union, and a Master’s degree in Spirituality at Creighton University.  He is the Campus Minister and Spiritual Director at St. Lawrence Seminary High School in Mt. Calvary, WI.




Grossnickle ’73 to receive Rosso Medal award

Ted Grossnickle ’73 will receive the Henry A. Rosso Medal Award at the IUPUI Fund Raising School Leadership Roundtable dinner on June 22 in Indianapolis.  The Rosso Medal is an annual award which recognizes lifetime achievement in ethical fundraising.  It was created in honor of Hank Rosso, a co-founder of the Center on Philanthropy and a founding director of The Fund Raising School.  Since 1990, 45 distinguished men and women have been honored for their outstanding contributions to the fund raising profession.

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