Howard Hewitt – At times it seems like our most recent graduates are the most difficult to track. But a personal connection to Bogdan Ianev ’03 led to a fun lunch and period of catching up Dec. 26 in Indianapolis.
I was Bogdan’s "community friend" during his freshman year at Wabash back when I was editor of the Journal Review. Even though I moved after his sophomore year, we’ve always kept in touch. Ianev, a native of Sofia, Bulgaria, majored in math while at Wabash and started on a career track to become an actuary.
The community friends program is a great way for Crawfordsville residents to connect to Wabash in a unique way. Essentially, a community member adopts a student for his four years. Community friends might take a student to a ball game, shopping or just have them over for dinner. Give David Clapp a ring for more details.
Bogdan, or Bobby as his friends and family call him, was a math major and aced the first actuary test during his senior year at Wabash. He took the final exam just before the Christmas holiday. He started his career with Cigna in Hartford, Conn., before that company was purchased by Prudential. The Indianapolis Tech graduate, where he spent his senior year as an exchange student, moved to New Jersey. in the summer of 2005 to join Prudential in its office just across the Hudson River from New York City. He works in Newark.
We’ll have a full profile of Ianev on our website next week.
We actually have several new profiles to go on the site in the next few weeks. We’ll be debuting some of those on our homepage news hole beginning Jan. 2.