Lee Clark ’73 – In the Election News!

Lee Clark '73

Lee Clark ’73 is running for Hamilton County Commissioner for the 2nd District.  Lee’s been quite active as a board member of the Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men and you have seen him on the sidelines at Wabash football games as a cameraman (we “media” guys stick together.)

Lee majored in Political Science at the ‘Bash – he also earned an MBA from Ball State.  Lee has lived in Hamilton County for over 33 years.  Lee’s father served as a superintendent of Hamilton Southeastern Schools – so public service runs deep in the family.

Keep an eye out on the ballot, Hamilton County voters!

Kevin McCarthy ’12 – National Champion

Kevin McCarthy '12 - Focused!

Kevin McCarthy in the new national champion in the indoor one-mile run.  Time was 4:08:93, just shy of the record 4:08:19.

Kevin’s a great runner and I think his face in the photo – “borrowed” from our web site – tells it all.  He had a plan, he stuck to the plan, and when the going got tough, he was the toughest.

Hailing from a place whose motto is “Wabash Always Fights”…there’s no surprise in his focus or effort.

Nice to hear those words…National Champion!  Some Little Giant!


A Tale of Two Brothers

Glenn Pride '63 and Emmanuel Aouad '10

That’s Glenn Pride ’63 on the left.  He’s a Wabash runner.  He’ll be inducted into the Hall of Fame this coming November.  Glenn is a Delt and Bio major.  He told a couple of tales about running on a cinder track at the Wabash dinner on March 7, 2012.

That’s Emmanuel Aouad ’10 on the right.  He’s a Wabash runner.  He also had a storied career at Wabash.  Last weekend, he spent hours watching the NCAC indoor meet on his computer.  Emmanuel is an independent and Economics major.  He told tales about Clyde Morgan and Rob Johnson.  Not jokes – sheer admiration.

Two Wabash brothers in every sense – experiences that will and have lasted a lifetime.

They Call Him Zeus

Luke Zinsmaster '12

Luke, call sign “Zeus”, is our “closer”.  In the fall he’s been a stalwart as a defensive end for coach Raeburn.  When baseball season comes around, he transitions to a human flame thrower.

Luke gutted out the last two innings against Texas Lutheran Tuesday…and I mean “gutted out”.  When we arrived Monday, Luke was dealing with a bout of food poisoning.  Somehow he found the strength to pitch those final two innings when the Texas Lutheran Bulldogs were doing everything they could to pull off the come-from-behind victory.

Wabash Always Fights!  So does Zeus.

Travels with Joe Haklin ’73

Mark Cevallos '99, Athletic Director Joe Haklin '73, and Janis Edralin

Our Athletic Director Joe Haklin ’73, a true scholar-athlete during his time as a Wabash student, and I are traveling in Texas this week.  We caught Wabash’s victory over Texas Lutheran yesterday, had dinner with Local San Antonio alumni and Wabash parents last night, and are off to Dallas later this morning.

Joe’s a great ambassador for Wabash.  He talked with all of the alumni and parents here yesterday.  He knows coaching and he knows managing an Athletics Department.  Good guy to have on the Little Giants sidelines, for sure.

Baseball in Texas

It's time for the National pastime - Little Giant style

Headed to Texas today with Athletic Director Joe Haklin ’73.  We’ll join the baseball team, traveling parents, and local alumni for dinner tomorrow evening in San Antonio following a game in the afternoon in Seguin, Texas.

We’ll be in Dallas on Wednesday night for an alumni get-together as well.

Meanwhile the baseball team will continue their spring break road trip before coming back to campus.  They open the season at home on March 13, 2012.  First weekend home game is the following Saturday (3/17/12) at 1:00 PM.  You can follow all the action here.


NCAC Indoor Championships

The Calm Before The Storm

Wabash hosts the NCAC Indoor Championships this weekend.  I was in the Allen Center and caught a glimpse of all the high tech “stuff” they are setting up.  Gone are the days when we passed out stop watches for all and let it go at that!

Imagine 10 mens teams and 9 women’s teams involved – it will be exciting to say the least.  For more information, click here.

Go Little Giants!

Steve and Phil Coons – Paying It Forward

Steve Coons ’63 and his brother Phil ’67 were on campus last night for a dinner with President White,  members of the Political Science Department, and three students who were Harold D. and Margaret Coons Public Affairs interns last year – Andre Adeyemi ’12, Nick Curosh ’12, and Alex Robbins ’13.

It was a great evening because it showed the very best of Wabash College.

Professors David Hadley, Ethan Hollander, Lexie Hoerl, and Kevin Marsh talked of the impact of the Coons Public Affairs Internships to the overall education of our young men. David and Lexie were just hours away from leaving on spring break immersion trips with their students but this was important – thanking the Coons family for making the internships possible.

Andre, Nick, and Alex spoke of the internships and their experiences.  Absolutely incredible.  National Public Radio, Planned Parenthood, the United States Congress.  It wasn’t simply these organizations but it was the in-depth opportunities, especially given the times, that our guys had.

Pat White mentioned these opportunities and others like them give our guys serious learning opportunities in classrooms near and far.

Thanks Steve.  Thanks Phil.  Some Little Giants!