Burk ’12 named to journalist “25 Under 35” list

Neil outside of the Montgomery County Courthouse.

Neil Burk ’12 was named to Editor & Publisher’s “25 Under 35 in 2017” list.  He is one of only two Hoosier journalists recognized this year, and the second-youngest of the group.  Click here for the news story and Neil’s interview, about 1/3 down.

Neil is the editor of the local Crawfordsville newspaper, The Paper of Montgomery County.


Kerezy ’77 hosts NEOhio Wally book group

John Kerezy’77 met with Wabash alumni and spouses in Cleveland this week to talk about his recently published book, “Glory Reborn: Wabash College and Its Athletic Teams, 1977-1982.”

John wrote the book while on sabbatical from teaching at Cuyahoga Community College.  He read from the book, which also chronicles life, main events at the college, and important world events of the era, in addition to the DIII national runner-up football team, the national championship basketball team, and the 10-0 football team in Wabash’s sesquicentennial year, 1982. Click here to watch “Glory Reborn” video interview excerpts and click here to listen to a Wabash podcast interview with John in January.

Scott Biederman ’82, John Kerezy ’77, Duane Hile ’67, Ted Wiese ’60, Bob Kissling ’73.

Fellow Wallies helped John with the book process:  Duane Hile ’67 did a lot of proofing, Terry Evitts ’79 proofed a few chapters, and Scott Biederman ’82 helped with interviewing Pete Metzelaars ’82.  John paid tribute to the late William Starr ’37, another NE Ohio alumnus, who collaborated with John on a story about the writing of “Old Wabash” for Wabash Magazine in 2000 – the article was the beginning of the inspiration for the “Glory Reborn” book.  Bob Kissling ’73 arranged the book gathering.

Busch ’96 named A.D. at North Putnam

Roger Busch ’96 (rt.), new AD at North Putnam.

Roger Busch ’96 was named the new athletic director for the North Putnam Community School Corporation.  Click here for the news story.  Roger graduated from North Putnam High School in 1992.  He was head cross country coach and assistant track and field coach at Wabash College from 2006 – 2015 and then director of track and field and cross country at the University of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut before returning to the Midwest.



Photo courtesy of
Banner Graphic.

Mitchener ’87 named CEO at EBAA

Brandon Mitchener ’87 has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), effective 3 April 2017.  Click here for the news release.

After Wabash, Brandon earned an M.S. degree at Columbia University – School of International and Public Affairs.  He has been a journalist and public affairs professional in Europe for more than 25 years.

Stark ’88/symphonic choir celebrate 80 years

Dr. Eric Stark ’88 is the artistic director of the Indianapolis Symphony Choir.  This year the choir celebrates its 80th anniversary.  Eric was interviewed as a business spotlight on the March 19 This Week on Inside Indiana Business Television, where he discussed the recent launch of the ISC’s first endowment campaign, and the history of the choir and its partnership with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to his duties as Artistic Director of the ISC, Eric is the Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music of the School of Music at Butler University’s Jordan College of Fine Arts.