Big Bash 2017 – Class updates

Class of 2002 – 15th year reunion

Allen Clingler ’02 – After graduating Wabash in 2002, I matriculated to Masters of Applied Psychology program at Montana State University. While I loved living the mountains (Bozeman, MT), I quickly realized that this particular program wasn’t the best fit for my long-term interests. I left Montana State at the end of my first year and moved back to Indiana. Needing a job, I accepted a position in the management training program at Enterprise Leasing. After about 2 years at Enterprise, I was recruited by Chase Bank and have since worked in financial services. I managed a Chase branch on the Northeast side of Indianapolis for about 4 years and moved to a regional bank for 2 years to obtain credit training and underwriting experience and obtain greater career mobility. In the fall of 2011, a position with JPMorgan’s Private Bank brought me to Chicago. Today I live in downtown Chicago and work as a Vice President/Private Banker with Northern Trust. Colleagues sometimes comment that psychology was an interesting path to banking but the critical thinking and analytical skills of my undergrad studies are definitely relevant. I will complete my MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School in June of 2017 and hope to move into a position more focused on product strategy and innovation. I was a French minor at Wabash and try to maintain my language skills. I began studying Croatian (my maternal grandmother’s native language) in 2015 and try to visit Europe 1-2 times a year to not forgot French and Croatian!

Class of 2007 – 10th year reunion

Benjamin Cunningham ’07 – I am currently working as a school psychologist with Fort Wayne Community Schools. My main responsibility is to conduct comprehensive psychological and education evaluations to help determine eligibility for special education services. I then work with school staff to help develop individual service plans to help support students. I also spend majority of my time working closely with principles and other specialists to help support students with significant emotional and behavior problems. I have also done some additional work serving as a consultant for a company that completes psychological evaluations for the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities and Vocational Rehab Services for the state of Indiana (Family and Social Services Administration). I started graduate school at Valparaiso University upon graduation from Wabash. My graduate program consisted of classes in education, advanced psychology, and counseling.

Simon Hoehn ’07 – Since graduation, I attended Washington University in St Louis where I attained a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy. Upon graduation, I moved to Louisville, KY and I took a position as the Director of Rehab for Acute Injury Facility. Along with my physical therapy work, I have been working with small business owners and healthcare providers to develop leadership, management, and coaching strategies to provide transformational culture changes within the workplace. I am also part of a startup company that will provide educational opportunities for practitioners across the country.  Aside from my career, I am most proud of my beautiful wife of nearly 5 years and my amazing 1 year old daughter. They are the light of my life!