Wabash Friendships Last a Lifetime…and Beyond


Roger Colehower, Phil Wescott, Allan Anderson, and Jerry Boyer- Class of 1965

Colehower came from Arizona.  Wescott from Delaware.  Anderson from South Carolina.  Boyer from Pennsylvania.  They came to Delaware to pay their last respects to classmate Augie Deadener.

Phil’s words say is much better than I ever could…

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Four old guys who still have some hair helped transition a Class of ’65 pal into the Better Life.  Four horsemen of the Apocalypse gather next to old Wabash College pal Augie Daesener’s memorabilia at last evening’s funeral service in lower Delaware…these guys from Charleston SC, Phoenix AZ, State College, PA and Lewes, DE.

We all sang the Whiffenpoof Song that Augie used to enjoy singing after a few cocktails.”
Wabash friendships…forever.  That’s what happens at this good place.

Wabash’s Entrepreneurship Summit – Feb 6, 2016

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The Wabash Center for Innovation, Business & Entrepreneurship is putting together a superb program for budding entrepreneurs.  You can see the schedule for the day here and sign up here.

While this particular summit has a focus on medical technology – including a star-studded lineup of presenters – the basics apply to all of you interested in developing a new idea or business.

Don’t miss this opportunity to come back to campus and make some key connections!


BJ Hammer ’01 Takes Over At Allegheny

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BJ Hammer ’01

I think we all knew we couldn’t keep BJ Hammer ’01 forever…after all, he’s built a resume as our defense coordinator that is truly exceptional.  With his resume, he’s ready to be a head coach at a quality program.

And that opportunity begins now as BJ is headed to Allegheny College as their new head football coach.  You can see the web story here.

There’s no doubt in my mind that BJ will take the history and tradition at Allegheny, build upon it, and restore the program.  It won’t be long before they are serious contenders in the NCAC.

But I’ll wager his impact goes far beyond that.  I’ve seen BJ’s coaching style up close and it’s about the whole man concept.  BJ knows the ins and outs of defensive play, for sure, but he’s also teaching his guys about life and what they can do to be difference makers.  That’s where his lasting impact is – on the playing fields of life.

BJ – we wish you the best.  And, for 9 of the 10 weeks each season, we’ll be rooting for you and the Gators.

The Grunge Is Back

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Chris Runge ’94, Lisa Runge, Jeremy Runge, Abby Smith, Owen Runge, Coley Runge (back), JT Runge (front), and Kyle Smith

The Grunge is back for a New Years vacation in Keystone, CO along with the “Virginia Runges” (Chris, Lisa, and their boys) and the “Colorado Smunges” (Jeremy and Rick Smith and their kids).

Yes, Nana and GaBunge did take a ski lesson and proved that old people can master some new skills…let’s leave it at that.

The VA Runges flew in from Florida – the altitude change was pretty dramatic!

We had a great time but now we’re back in the saddle.