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MAGAZINE Spring 2018

JOHN J. BAUGHMAN ’48 From Asbury Hall to a Foxhole in France

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: Center for Diversity and Inclusion Rector Scholars: George Gore SPRING 2018 DEPAUW MAGAZINE i

JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE Written by August Wilson, the play was presented by DePauw Theatre Feb. 1-4, 2018. More than 40 students in Communication and Theatre Professor Tim Good’s Winter Term class participated in all areas of production, including acting, stage management, props, costumes, sound, lighting and publicity.








George W. Gore Jr. ’23

John J. Baughman ’48


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24 Connections: Engaging with DePauw 30 Class Notes

STAFF Deedie Dowdle Vice president for communications and marketing Mariel Wilderson Director of University communications Kelly A. Graves Creative director Donna Grooms Class notes editor

Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Erica Riley Executive director of alumni engagement Contributors: Miranda Bemis, Joel Bottom, Sarah McAdams, Keisuke Ohtani ’19, Linda Striggo and Christopher L. Wolfe


Spring 2018 / Vol. 80 / Issue 3

DePauw Alumni Association Officers Denise Castillo Dell Isola ’96, president Leslie Williams Smith ’03, vice president Charles E. Barbieri ’77, secretary SPRING 2018 DEPAUW MAGAZINE 1



Number of consecutive seasons the women’s basketball program has competed in the NCAA Division III postseason (this is the second longest current streak).


The DePauw Math Team, consisting of Quan Nguyen, Tong Wu and Tuanzhang Li, ranked 160th out of 575 participating teams from the USA and Canada in the prestigious Putnam Mathematical Competition. The team also placed third out of 74 participating teams in the 2017 MATH Challenge.

THE ART OF DATA Under the guidance of Professor Dan Gurnon, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and in collaboration with the Peeler Art Center gallery staff, graduating seniors in the Science Research Fellows program present research from their fields as it relates to visually compelling data sets in biology, chemistry, physics, geoscience, psychology, computer science and public health. The pieces are on display in Peeler Art Center, University Gallery, from Feb. 1 to June 10, 2018.


Number of studentathletes named to Fall 2017 Tiger Pride Honor Roll (3.40 or higher semester GPA).

"Dreams plus reason are the fuel of innovation." DAVID HANSON, founder, CEO and chief designer of Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics, during a Timothy

and Sharon Ubben Lecture Feb. 28. Hanson was joined by his robot, Sophia.



Number of performing arts events hosted at DePauw this year.

"Democracy is not a final achievement. It’s not a product. It is a process by which we try to solve the problems that come after us." Former U.S. Rep. LEE HAMILTON ’52 tells 375 people in a conversation titled "Can We

Talk?: Restoring Civility in Public and Political Discourse in the U.S. and Abroad," in a joint

appearance with former U.S. Sen. Richard G. Lugar. The talk was moderated by Miranda

S. Spivack, Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism.


DePauw seniors have won Gov. Robert D. Orr Entrepreneurial Fellowships this year.

Want to receive more updates from the president and news of DePauw? Be sure your email is up-to-date with the alumni office by emailing or call us at 877-658-2586.


In the last issue, we shared with you the four pillars of our strategic plan and, in this issue, we focus on two of those pillars. In our quest to be seen as a “University of Choice and Distinction,” this issue of DePauw Magazine is a special one. It is not only a reminder of our storied history through features, such as John Baughman’s, but also of our current status and future through a spotlight on our new Justin and Darrianne Christian Center for Diversity and Inclusion. We’re also beginning to tell the stories of Rector Scholars, as the 100th anniversary of the Rector gift to DePauw will be celebrated in 2019. I invite you to read once again about this historic gift to the University in An Investment in Humanity, penned by Lew Gulick ’44. In our commitment to “The Success of Each Student,” we announced in January the DePauw Gold Commitment, an investment in the future of our students. The Gold Commitment is a multi-part agreement between DePauw and its constituents and will be offered to the class of 2022. At its core, the Gold Commitment doubles down on the curricular experience each of our alumni received at DePauw and not only creates more opportunities but also stronger connections to experiences outside of the classroom. It is a commitment: • To prospective parents and students who our distinctive education leads to successful outcomes. • To and from our alumni that says we will continue to increase the value of a DePauw degree, and that alumni will help DePauw support opportunities for the next generation of alumni. • To graduate schools and employers that DePauw students we send them are wellprepared for the next phase of their lives and careers. • From students to DePauw that they will commit themselves to being good citizens dedicated to their own education. • To students that, if six months after graduation they have not found employment or entered graduate school, we will provide an entry-level professional opportunity for them (no less than six months) or give them an additional semester of education tuition-free to further hone skills and knowledge. I invite you to visit and reach out to our alumni office to engage and learn more. These are exciting times at DePauw and we invite you back soon and often. You are always welcome home.

D. Mark McCoy President SPRING 2018 DEPAUW MAGAZINE 3

news Adrian’s Anticipated

English Professor Chris White’s debut novel, “The Life List of Adrian Mandrick,” is listed among “The Most Anticipated Fiction Books of 2018” by the Chicago Review of Books. The book is published by Touchtone and available April 17.

A Letter to the Editor Dear DePauw Editor,

The focus on 150 years of women at DePauw inspired me to find this photo of my grandmother Ada Campbell Travis, Class of 1896 (top, second from left). I graduated in 1956 and also am a Theta, as was my mother, Mary Louise Travis Kendall ’29. My parents met at DePauw. Best wishes and thank you for the article. Margaret Kendall Soulen ’56

COMMON READ Students in the incoming class are asked to read a book for discussion during orientation week in August. The selection for the class of 2022 is The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster, published in 1909.


DePauw Opera presented Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro March 1-4. Conducted by Orcenith Smith and directed by Michael Scarola, this production was the first time that an opera has been peformed in the original language, Italian, at DePauw. Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, was an even more remarkable achievement because of the extensive double casting of characters to involve as many students as possible. With principal singers, chorus, production personnel and orchestra, 78 students were involved.


Alpha Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, 1894


Number of CoSIDA Academic All-America® honors earned by DePauw student-athletes since the program started in 1952. Jonathon Brugman of the football team earned the distinction in the fall and is on target to graduate in three years.

Boy Meets Girl Meets Robot

DePauw’s Film Studies Film Series will screen Everything Beautiful is Far Away (2017) April 4. The science fiction fantasy film, written and directed by Pete Ohs ’05, centers on an unlikely trio: a determined young woman, a lonely man and his robothead companion. A Q&A with Ohs will follow. The film received the U.S. Fiction Cinematography Award at the 2017 L.A. Film Festival.


The DePauw University Galleries & Collections has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. The DePauw University Galleries & Collections is one of only 26 museums accredited in Indiana.

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DEPAUW’S STORY Deedie Dowdle

Although I am still new to DePauw, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many Tiger alumni, and continue to be wowed by your passion, impact and success. In the enhanced University Communications and Marketing division our overarching goal is to tell the DePauw story through its most important asset: its people. And the faculty, staff, alumni and students can do that like no one else if we provide the platforms for them to do so. So far, amazingly creative staff from other departments have moved into our area and are working strategically to integrate web, videography, photography, social, print, digital, internal and advertising platforms. It will take time, but the enthusiasm and sense of excitement in our area are energizing all of us as we meet individually with departments to include them in plans. Among this new activity has been to launch the DePauw Gold Commitment using all media (to see just how our alumni demonstrate DePauw’s distinctiveness, view some of the videos at and marketing research. Through research and launch of the commitment, we’ve noticed a strong interest from prospective students and parents in “Gold,” and are exploring ways to more strongly connect the idea of our gold standard liberal arts education to their perception of “Gold,” meaning “the best, the highest quality.”

Do you follow DePauw on Instagram? Get an up close and personal look at what’s happening on campus. Explore with us @depauwu.

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Using research to inform strategy is integral to our planning, and this is where you can help. Be on the lookout for a survey coming your way this spring about DePauw Magazine, and please take a few minutes to respond. We’re going to redesign and enhance it, and your feedback is critical to that process. Would you like to see firstperson stories from students or faculty? What’s the ideal number of pages? What do you love; what do you think can improve? I’m delighted to be here on this gem of a campus and I am looking forward to meeting many more of you!

Deedie Dowdle Vice president for communications and marketing


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AMY BOYLES ’97 The Witch’s Handbook to Hunting Vampires (CreateSpace) Amy Boyles is author of the Bless Your Witch series and recently published three Southern Single Mom Paranormal Mysteries. In the first book, “The Witch’s Handbook to Hunting Vampires,” Andie Taylor is an average single mom. She has a beautiful toddler, a great job at the local preschool, a neurotic best friend and one huge secret – she used to hunt vampires. Now retired, she would rather be doing anything but stalking the undead. But after a meteor rips through her small town, strange things start to happen – like the school janitor is found dead with fang marks in his neck. She has to figure out who the head bloodsucker is and stop him from taking any more victims – all while juggling single motherhood, a crazy great aunt and Andie’s own lust for a fallen angel. Boyles was an English (writing) major and theatre minor at DePauw.


MARTHE ATWATER CHANDLER, DePauw University professor emeritus of philosophy and Asian studies Expressing the Heart’s Intent: Explorations in Chinese Aesthetics (SUNY Press) In this wide-ranging examination of the concept of zhi (“the heart’s intent”) as the foundation of Chinese aesthetics, Chandler places traditional Chinese aesthetics in conversation with contemporary Chinese theory and traditional western philosophy. Poetry, music, painting and calligraphy played much the same role in the development of thought in China as science did for philosophy in the west, with important implications for the relationship among art, religion, politics and morality. Inspired by the work of Li Zehou, a leading contemporary Chinese philosopher, and scholars of Kant who traced the relationship between philosophy and art throughout Chinese history, Chandler applies Li’s theoretical structure to specific traditions in Chinese art. By examining particular works of art, “Expressing the Heart’s Intent” argues that if philosophy ignores the arts, it is immeasurably impoverished.

COREY MICHAEL DALTON ’98 The Empress of Otherworld (First Circle Press) When recently orphaned Hap awakens on his 11th birthday to find that his 104-year-old great aunt Benny has forgotten all about his special day, he is hurt. Hurt and angry. So, he decides to explore the one part of her gigantic, rickety, old house that is off limits to him – the colonel’s study. In that attic room he sets off a trapdoor that drops him into Otherworld, a fantastic realm made up of many countries, including Oz, Neverland and Wonderland. In this strange new world Hap must join forces with three super-powered kids – Dorothy Gale, Peter Pan and Alice Liddell – to overthrow Prospera, the ruthless empress of Otherworld. As Hap and his new friends battle spider-vultures, trollsons and the shadowy assassin Peter Panic, he discovers a possible (but dangerous) way home as well as clues to unlocking his very own super-power. Dalton graduated from DePauw with a major in English (writing) and from Butler University with a M.F.A. in creative writing.

NEAL F. FISHER ’57 Introduction to Christian Faith: A Deeper Way of Seeing (Wesley’s Foundery Books) “Introduction to Christian Faith: A Deeper Way of Seeing” states the case for Christian faith today. Fisher describes in contemporary terms how Christians come to know and trust God and how that knowledge is grounded in Jesus Christ. Christian ways of knowing God are compared and contrasted to knowledge of the world through contemporary physics and other empirical sciences. He defends these two means of knowing as complementary rather than as a contradictory means of encountering ultimate reality. The book is intended for both classroom and congregational use. Fisher received an honorary L.L.D. degree from DePauw in 1982 and distinguished alumnus award in 1993. He was a member of the DePauw Board of Trustees and chair of the Academic Affairs Committee 19962000. Fisher is senior scholar in theology and president emeritus of GarrettEvangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill.

There is a national crisis in education, and it’s not the highly debated philosophical discussions or heated political arguments we are used to hearing. Survey data establishes the fact that classrooms throughout the nation suffer from the presence of a small percentage of misbehaving students. Teachers are ill-equipped to deal with these disruptive students, resulting in lost classroom time and demoralized educators who are perpetually blamed for the students’ bad performance. The root cause of these misbehaving children is not a lack of intellectual ability, but a lack of character and grit; the important non-cognitive skills required for success in life. The Kids are Smart Enough, So What’s the Problem? is a book of hope with surprisingly practical solutions revealed by listening to teachers, learning from data, and looking for the root cause. This book will help you to discover how struggling students can be reached and teachers encouraged. RICHARD W. GARRETT, PhD, has twenty-seven years of business experience with Eli Lilly and Company, a large pharmaceutical company where he was a corporate leader in the use of the Total Quality Process. He has facilitated approximately sixty long-range plans for nonprofit groups in central Indiana. He is the founder of the website

800-462-6420 • Cover image © Chris “The Brain”

SUSAN LEOPOLD FREEMAN ’75 Illustrator Saving Tarboo Creek: One Family’s Quest to Heal the Land (Timber Press) This book chronicles the ongoing journey of Freeman’s family to restore a damaged creek in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, transforming it from a drainage ditch into a stream that could again nurture indigenous salmon. In “Saving Tarboo Creek,” Susan’s husband Scott Freeman blends his family’s story with science and powerful universal lessons about how to live a more constructive, fulfilling and natural life by engaging with the land rather than exploiting it. Freeman is a working artist and pianist in Seattle.


“My hat is off to Richard Garrett, who has given us an in-depth look at an often unspoken subject that has been going on behind classroom doors for decades. Garrett’s book accurately describes an unacceptable situation in many education classes of our youth. These classes are void of hope, discipline, and quality education. We are long overdue for someone to start paying attention to how we are trying to teach our children.” —CHARLES ROACH, nineteen years teacher, high school administrator, former North Central High Principal, Indianapolis, IN, twenty-six years President Challenge Leadership Programs, eight years contract consultant for Franklin Covey – The Leader in Me





RICHARD W. GARRETT, Ph.D. ’61 The Kids are Smart Enough, So What’s the Problem?: A Businessman’s Perspective on Educational Reform and the Teacher Crisis (Rowman & Littlefield) In public school classrooms across the United States, Garrett notes a small percentage of students disrupts the education of their fellow students. The root cause of misbehaving children is not a lack of intellectual ability, but a lack of character and grit. This book provides practical solutions revealed by listening to teachers, learning from data and looking into root causes. “The Kids are Smart Enough, So What’s the Problem?” will help one discover how struggling students can be reached and teachers encouraged. Garrett has 27 years of business experience with Eli Lilly and Co., a large pharmaceutical company where he was a corporate leader in the use of the total quality process. He has facilitated 60 long-range plans for nonprofit groups in central Indiana and is the founder of

JEFF GRANT ’02 An Illustrated Guide to Biology ( Grant has illustrated a biology workbook to be used in senior high school AP or college freshman-level courses. The illustrations are hand drawn and in black and white so that students can color and highlight each page. The material is presented in an organic, nonlinear manner to facilitate learning deep concepts in an approachable way. Grant received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and was named one of the top five science teachers in Illinois in 2014.

KEVIN HOWLEY, DePauw University professor of communication and theatre Drones: Media Discourse and the Public Imagination (Peter Lang) “Drones: Media Discourse and the Public Imagination” starts with a basic premise: technology shapes and is shaped by the stories we tell about it. Stories about drones – at once anxious and hopeful, fearful and awe-inspired – are emblematic of the profound ambivalence that frequently accompanies the introduction of new technologies. Through critical analysis of a variety of cultural forms – newspaper headlines, nightly newscasts, documentary films, advertising, entertainment media and graphic arts – this book demonstrates the prevalence of drones in global battlefields and domestic airspace, public discourse and the popular imagination. Howley teaches media studies at DePauw and is editor of “Media Interventions and Understanding Community Media.” He is author of “Community Media: People, Places, and Communication Technologies.” Howley recently discussed net neutrality with the “Christian Science Monitor.”


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KARL JOHNSON ’70 Translator Horace: Counting His Blessings (Arion) The four poems translated from Horace’s “Odes” display the poet at this most genial. His message is to take each day as it comes and make the most of it. He reminds himself and us not to chase obsessive goals, but to enjoy the basics that nourish one’s health and sanity. He reminds himself and us not to chase obsessive goals but to enjoy the basics that nourish ones health and sanity and to know perfection and be contented. He reminds himself to give thanks for his inventiveness and lyrical voice and to remember that these gifts were not something he achieved but were bestowed by a higher power. This quartet of poems is the most recent offering of Johnson’s work in “Arion,” Boston University’s journal of humanities and the classics. In all, 15 of his poems, both original pieces and verse translation, have appeared there since 2007.


GLEN DAVID KUECKER, DePauw professor of history, and ALEJANDRO PUGA, DePauw associate professor of modern languages (Spanish) and department chair Editors and contributors Mapping the Megalopolis: Order and Disorder in Mexico City (Lexington Books) “Mapping the Megalopolis: Order and Disorder in Mexico City” brings the humanities and the social sciences into a conversation about Mexico City in its social, political and aesthetic manifestations. Through a shared exploration of the order and disorder that mutually constitute the city, contributing authors engage topics such as the privatization of public space, challenges to existing conceptualizations of the urban form and variations on the flâneur and other urban actors. Mexico City is truly a city of versions, and “Mapping the Megalopolis” celebrates the intersection of the image of the city and the lived experience of it. Readers will find substantive entries on a great variety of Mexico City’s monumental and counter-monumental spaces, as well as some of its pivotal contemporary debates and cultural products. The volume serves both as supplemental reading on the world city or the Latin American city and as a central text in a multidisciplinary study of Mexico City.

J. DENNIS MAREK ’64 The Ultimate Survivor (BookBaby) This is the true story about a remarkable man, Walter Pieszka, who was born in Poland in 1923. Unable to get a job in 1940, he became a painter at Auschwitz and two years later was forced into the German army and sent to Stalingrad. Life for Pieszka became one survival story after another until he was sent to France, found the French Underground and escaped by boat to England. There he was given a choice – to be a POW or join the Allied forces as a part of the Polish Free Forces. He became one of the few men to wear both uniforms. Unable to return home after the war, Pieszka became a coal miner in Scotland, and eventually moved to the United States. After working for P.K. Wrigley’s assistant at the chewing gum giant’s offices, Pieszka retired in 1989. Currently, he accompanies Marek on book-signing tours.

AMY PHILLIPS ’78 Coauthor The Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota (North Dakota University Press) When the U.S. Postal Service determined to restructure or close post offices across the U.S., including 76 locations in North Dakota, authors Amy Phillips and Steven Bolduc decided to explore the contemporary role of post offices in that state. The Prairie Post Office documents an essential institution and includes a history of northern Dakota Territory and North Dakota rural postal delivery. When people form a community, structures inevitably follow, such as a school, a church and a post office. This book tells an important part of the story of how a new place becomes home. Featuring interviews with post office employees and community residents, “The Prairie Post Office” offers firsthand accounts of the work of people who have molded an institution that has contributed to the vitality of rural communities. Phillips is the Fargo site coordinator for Minot State University. She majored in modern languages (Spanish) at DePauw.

COMER PLUMMER III ’83 Conquistadors of the Red City: The Moroccan Conquest of the Songhay Empire

ROBERT B. STUART ’56 The Fourteenth Amendment in Its Intent for Education

(Lulu Publishers)

In this new publication of his 1960 thesis, Robert Stuart looks back at the historical context for the 14th Amendment and the Brown v. Topeka Board of Education court case. Stuart examines the ties between the 14th Amendment and the case that ended legalized segregation and wonders whether the amendment’s framers consider education. To find the answer, he studied primary sources from the time and dives into the flurry of legislation that passed after the Civil War. Stuart received a bachelor’s degree from DePauw and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Princeton Theological Seminary. He is a Presbyterian minister.

This book recounts the 16th-century struggle for survival of a nascent Moroccan kingdom, peaking with a defining moment in world history, the Battle of Ksar el-Kébir. The history is told through figures of disparate backgrounds, nationalities and religions. The book describes the end of Portugal’s golden age and the emergence of the modern Moroccan state. Plummer is also is author of “Roads to Ruin: The War for Morocco in the Sixteenth Century.” He graduated from DePauw with a bachelor’s degree in history. He works as a civilian employee with the Department of Defense.



DAVID TIECHE ’98 Collaborator The Grown-ups Guide to Teenage Humans: How to Decode Their Behavior, Develop Unshakable Trust, and Raise a Respectable Adult (Harper Wave) Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child found that every kid who succeeds in the face of adversity has had at least one committed relationship with a supportive adult. But Josh Shipp didn’t need Harvard to understand that. Once an at-risk foster kid, he was facing down a bleak future that was likely to include prison or homelessness until he met the grown-up who changed his life. Enter Rodney, the foster parent who refused to quit on Shipp and finally got him to believe in himself. Now, in “The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans,” Shipp shows us how to be that sort of caring adult in a teenager’s life. Stressing the need for mutual respect, trust and encouragement, he identifies three key mindsets crucial to understanding teens.

TRACY TOWNSEND ’01 The Nine (Thieves of Fate) (Pyr) Black market courier Rowena Downshire is trying to pay for her mother’s freedom from debtor’s prison when an unexpected delivery leads her face-toface with a creature out of nightmares. Rowena escapes with her life, but the strange book she was ordered to deliver is stolen. Across town, the Rev. Phillip Chalmers awakens in a cell, bloodied and bruised, facing a creature twice his size. Translating the stolen book may be his only hope for survival; however, he soon realizes the book may be a fabled text written by the Creator himself, tracking the nine human subjects of His Grand Experiment. In the wrong hands, it could mean the end of humanity. Rowena and her companions become the target of conspirators who seek to use the book for their own ends. “The Nine” is Townsend’s first novel. She majored in creative writing at DePauw and has a master’s degree in writing and rhetoric from DePaul University. She is chair of the English Department at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.




Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the Rector Scholarship at DePauw University. Once the “largest singly endowed foundation for one institution granting scholarships in the United States,” the Rector Scholarship and its recipients continue to shape DePauw and the world in profound ways. We will be telling many of these stories during the coming year, but what better way to start than with a first? George W. Gore Jr. ’23 was not only a member of the first graduating class of Rector Scholars, he was also the scholarship’s first black graduate. Gore arrived at DePauw in 1919 by way of Tennessee, disqualifying him from the early standard that Rector recipients come from Indiana. But by earning high marks during his first year, he threaded the same loophole early Rector women used to secure the scholarship. “And that,” Gore told classmates during a 50th reunion address, “made it possible for me to return to DePauw and complete the last three years.” Gore went on to earn a master’s degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Columbia University before becoming a faculty member in journalism at Tennessee State A&I College, now Tennessee State University. He served there as dean until 1950, when he was hired as president of Florida A&M College, now Florida A&M University or FAMU, likewise a historically black college. Gore walked a political tightrope during his tenure as FAMU’s president, a period that coincided with the American civil rights movement. There was growing sentiment in Florida’s capitol that Florida A&M should be merged into neighboring Florida State University. On campus, students and faculty members grew frustrated by Gore’s unwillingness to

At least two buildings are named for Gore: At DePauw, Gore House (pictured above), a student duplex at 503 S. Jackson St. At FAMU, the Gore Education Complex, a 71,366-square-foot teaching facility. openly support their activism. For 18 years, Gore did his best to balance the financial and moral needs of a black institution in the American South. His college rose to university status and continued to expand its academic prestige while its people played an active – though unofficial – role in Tallahassee’s civil rights efforts. In 1968, following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., student protests shook FAMU’s campus. That July, sensing his moment of leadership had passed – or perhaps simply wanting to find peace in retirement – Gore resigned. Gore passed away in 1982. He is buried with his wife, Pearl Winrow, in his native Nashville.

DePauw tuition was $75 in 1919. Edward Rector’s first gift of $1 million was enough to provide 100 scholarships per class. It would take $470 million to make the same commitment today. SPRING 2018 DEPAUW MAGAZINE 11


FROM ASBURY HALL TO A FOXHOLE IN FRANCE: Private Baughman Goes to War Written and submitted by John Dittmer, DePauw professor emeritus of history The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, sent shock waves across America. This meant world war, but few could foresee its devastating consequences. At DePauw University, President Clyde Wildman advised students to “take plenty of time to think things over. My suggestion to you DePauw men is that you hold steady.” The editors of The Boulder, the campus literary magazine, agreed: “Let’s resolve to take this war in our stride, keeping calm and level-headed. There’s nothing to get excited about.” Misplaced as these sentiments may have been, they reflected the determination of the University community to carry on as much as possible with its academic and social life intact. SPRING 2018 DEPAUW MAGAZINE 13

John Baughman was only 17 when he enrolled at DePauw the following fall. Born in Evansville, Ind., and raised in Detroit, John came from a long line of alums stretching back to pre-Civil War days. With the draft age at 20, he could look forward to at least two years of uninterrupted study. Like most firstyear men, he pledged a fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega, and began adjusting to his new life away from home. That life took a radical turn in November 1942, when Congress lowered the draft age to 18. For John, and for most DePauw males, this meant military service at the end of the academic year. A good number of DePauw men enrolled in the Navy V-12 program, soon to operate on many campuses, including DePauw’s. Two years of academic work and specialized Navy training would result in a commission as an ensign. Baughman, however, opted for the new Army Special Training Program (ASTP), which packed four years of college into 18 months. ASTP recruited the nation’s best and brightest students. According to Major Gen. Walter Weible, ASTPers had higher average test scores than cadets at West Point and the Naval Academy, and they had to work much harder. Included in this elite group of recruits were future U.S. Sen. Frank Church and Bob Dole; Secretary of State Henry Kissinger; movie director Mel Brooks; author Gore Vidal; and Hoosier author Kurt Vonnegut, who was captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge and imprisoned in a slaughterhouse in Dresden. Accepted into the ASTP at the University of Iowa, John first had to complete the army’s basic training program at Fort Benning, Ga. He did not find it to his liking. Wishing his father


a happy birthday, John complained that, “they give me no time to even get a card. Run, run, run. Bawling out after bawling out. KP, everything … . My morale is at a new low.” Young Baughman was not alone in his distaste for army life. When asked about troop morale, Bob Farber, a 1935 DePauw graduate and later the school’s academic dean, replied, “you don’t want to be here. You damn everything: the mess, the officers, the confinement, and you will be the happiest man in the world when your discharge is approved.” One of the myths about the Greatest Generation who

“You know why you are here and you are a good soldier.” fought in The Good War is that they were “gung-ho” about military service, eager to take on the enemy. However, most GIs, including Baughman, would have agreed with Farber’s conclusion that “you know why you are here and you are a good soldier.” All through his military service John kept up with events at DePauw, even while at the front. He received the student newspaper in the mail, and his ATO brother Jack Graham, feeling guilty because he had a medical deferment, wrote the brothers regularly, keeping them in touch with aspects of college life not covered in The DePauw. Having completed his basic training at Fort Benning, John arrived in Iowa City in January 1944, telling his parents that “after Georgia, this is paradise!” Accepted into the ASTP engineering program, he looked

forward to at least two years in Iowa. Yet only three weeks after their first class, the ASTP students received official word that the Army was cancelling the program. The Normandy invasion was only months away, and at that point the Army needed bodies, not more officers. Like most other ASTPs, Baughman was assigned to a combat infantry division. One can only imagine the shock that these ASTP recruits felt, many of them teenagers. Believing they were being groomed to be highly skilled officers and technicians, they were now destined to become, in the words of the historian of ASTP, “intellectuals in foxholes.” John told his parents that he was “bitterly disappointed.” Reflecting on his classmates back home, he wrote that “everybody is a lieutenant, or ensign, or in school, or something, and I’m just a buck private.” Along with many other ASTPs, John became a member of the 44th Infantry Division (Company E, Second Battalion, 114th Regiment) and was shipped off to division maneuvers near Camp Polk, La. for more training. His combat assignment was to carry ammunition for a five-man 60 millimeter mortar squad. In the middle of April 1944 the division left Louisiana for Camp Phillips, Kan., for eight weeks of POM (Preparation for Overseas Movement Training). Life was not easy for John and the other ASTP recruits. Fresh out of college, they were often subjected to hostile treatment from officers and enlisted men alike. One commander snarled, “What kind of soldiers deal out bridge hands during their 10-minute breaks?” After D-Day, the allied landing on the coast of Normandy in June, the 44th was placed on alert, soon to be shipped overseas. The men did not know their


Back home, DePauw was undergoing dramatic change. By the fall of 1943 only a handful of civilian men remained on campus, chiefly pre-theological students, conscientious objectors and those exempted from military duty for health reasons. About 900 women students, now assumed leadership roles denied them in the past. They became editors of the campus newspaper, the literary magazine and the yearbook (positions they lost once male students returned after the war). Their social life suffered. Having Navy V-12 students on campus helped, but fraternities and the parties associated with them had all but disappeared. The Navy program brought an unexpected benefit, however: the V-12 men were declared eligible for varsity sports, giving DePauw its best football team ever. Led by Bob Steuber, who had been an All-American running back at the University of Missouri, and who came to Greencastle directly from the Chicago Bears, DePauw annihilated all of its opponents, including a 33-0 rout of Wabash. (DePauw was scheduled to play the Little Giants twice in the fall of 1943. Wabash cancelled the second game.)

1: Navy marching on Locust Street. 2. Student Governing Board 1944. 3: Navy at U Shop. 4: Navy and students at the Barn. 5: Navy dance. 6: Barracks located on DePauw Avenue.







destination. Boarding the train, John was relieved when it headed east. He much preferred the European theater to fighting island by island against the Japanese in the fierce battles in the Pacific. John’s battalion sailed on a troop ship, part of a larger naval convoy, and landed off the coast of Cherbourg, in Normandy, in mid-September. The troops moved into a field near a small town inland and awaited orders. The soldiers had another month of training, but they also took side trips to Normandy towns and villages. One day they went to Utah Beach, part of the D-Day operation, and saw ships that had sunk in the harbor. In the French countryside they met local people, who “seem to show in their faces that grim


determination to continue, although they have lost so much. Mostly you see old people and the young children. There are no young men. They traveled either by bicycle or little horse-drawn carriages.” Children begged the soldiers for chocolate. John and his buddies were convinced that theirs “was a fouled-up outfit,” not ready for combat, and assumed they would be assigned to guard duty behind the lines. Then suddenly the order came down: the 44th Division was moving to the front lines to take on the Nazi army, now in retreat in the French province of Alsace. John’s regiment boarded World War I cattle cars for a slow trip across France, disembarking at Luneville. Pitching their tents in a dense forest, “we were all


Schalbach Luneville


Enchenberg Domjevin

extremely nervous, this being our first night within enemy artillery range. All night long we could hear the boom of the guns and see the intermittent flashes which showed our lines.” As they moved closer to the front, they became bogged down by torrential rains, bad weather that would plague the troops until the dead of winter. That Sunday, Catholic and Protestant Communion services were well attended. “The fear of the onrushing future brought men to service,” John wrote home, “but the rain diluted the wine and the wind blew the wafers away. The chaplains learned that religion does not depend on ritual.” Two days later they moved to relieve soldiers of the 79th Division, where they became accustomed to life in a foxhole measuring three to four feet deep, seven feet long and four feet wide, sleeping quarters for two men. (Because of the terrible rains, their foxholes were continually filling up with water.) On Nov. 1, German loudspeakers blared: “Hello men of the 44th Infantry Division. It is nice of you to relieve the 79th Division. It will be a long and bloody war; you will be a bloody mess; the wounded will be the only lucky ones.” The troops took the message as a big joke. The following day the Americans occupied the town of Domjevin, taking 15 German prisoners. It was then that John’s feet began to bother him, only blisters at first, making it painful to walk a long distance. Two weeks later, the Second Battalion of the 114th Infantry launched a major offensive, punching a hole in the German lines and driving back the enemy. The rest of the division rushed through this gap, forcing the Germans to retreat into the Vosges Mountains. Completing its operation by mid-afternoon, the battalion made a left turn into the woods to protect

the flank of the advancing division troops. Its immediate objective was a stone farmhouse, where the troops were to bivouac for the night. But a series of mishaps occurred, and darkness halted the battalion before it reached its objective. John later observed that “nothing can be as black as an Alsatian woods at night and under enemy control,” but that was where the men had to bed down. John later recalled this harrowing experience: Private Grebin and I huddled together, my wet raincoat our only protection from the dampness of the dank forest. It was imperative that the battalion remain absolutely quiet, because if the Germans discovered our position and zeroed in their artillery and mortars, it would be suicide in the woods for us. All night long the Germans were passing within about 5 to 10 yards from us on the road. Several times the enemy carried on conversations with our Germanspeaking members, oblivious to our presence. Having survived the night, the battalion

continued its march the next morning, coming across many dead enemy troops along the way. It appeared as though the Germans were in full retreat. The men secured the area around the farmhouse, and had started digging foxholes in the forest when “German artillery let loose on us in full fury. They had the house well zeroed in.” Shells exploded in the treetops and rained down. “Callaghan was killed instantly from a tree burst. Bard died after they carried him to the house with gaping back wounds. Red Davis and Higginbotham and others were badly hurt. We became tragically short of medical aid. We became used to the most hated and plaintive cry of the wounded: ’Medic!’ It came all day and night.” Shortly after dawn reinforcements arrived, cleared the forest of the remaining German troops and evacuated the wounded. The battalion moved out of the woods and into relatively safe territory. John’s feet had gotten much worse. The aid station medics treated the blisters and ulcers, but the pain intensified. He had

ABOVE LEFT: John J. Baughman ’48 (second from left) with fellow soldiers. ABOVE: John J. Baughman ’48 on maneuvers in Louisiana.


RIGHT: John J. Baughman ’48 teaching a class in 1986. FAR RIGHT: John J. Baughman ’48 at the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. in 2016.

been carrying 36 pounds of ammunition for the mortars in addition to his backpack, rifle and regular equipment, and could no longer keep pace with his regiment. He was transferred to a company rifle squad, where his load would be lighter. Throughout the rest of November and into December, the 44th Division pursued the retreating enemy through the Vosges Mountains in heavy fighting, pushing back enemy troops from the French Maginot Line to the German Siegfried Line and capturing key towns along the way. The weather remained a major obstacle, as rain turned to snow, slowing the advance of the allied troops. At times the Germans counter-attacked, and John barely escaped an assault by German Panzer tanks at Schalbach, which rolled over an American position several hundred yards away. “A foot soldier has little protection against a machine,” John observed. “If you stayed you were hit, if you ran you were hit. Thus G Company on our right was practically exterminated.” When John finally had time to write his parents, he said, quite simply, “I’ve been seeing and taking part in the real thing. It has been terribly hard and grueling. I can now realize why the veterans never talk much.” The Allied assault through the Vosges continued into December, with a major battle fought over the city of Enchenberg, located on a high ridge, a strong enemy fortress. The Germans fought fiercely, inflicting many casualties, forcing the Second Battalion to retreat. “Whatever happened to our wounded I do not know,” John reported, “as they had been removed by


the Germans. Johnny Engel was presumed dead. That same day ’Snuffy’ Coffman was killed and Yonkers of the Second Platoon badly hit. We had only two in my active squad now, Melgoza and myself.” Four days later John’s company was walking down a railroad track in the dark when “quite suddenly two shells hit right between our third and fourth platoons. As I was hitting the ground I saw a blinding flash and felt a terrific wallop on my head. I had been struck by a shell fragment, which had gone through my steel helmet and helmet liner. I was dazed a few seconds. I just didn’t know what to do. Everyone seemed to be crying for medics and mingling around. The two shells wounded 19 of us from E Company; the entire barrage took many more from the battalion.” John was fortunate. His steel helmet had saved his life, but after only 24 hours of rest he was sent back to the front. On Dec. 15 he wrote his parents that they should expect a package containing the Order of the Purple Heart. With characteristic understatement he told them, “now please for heaven’s sake don’t

worry,” for the wound was “nothing more than hitting my head on a pantry door – and they up and give me the Purple Heart.” He closed his letter with “The Purple Heart is a very old and honored award, and I will always treasure it. Love, good night, and healthily yours, John.” But John was not healthy. His feet had gotten much worse. “I could not walk well without stumbling. The toes were numb and turning a grayish blue.” Once more he went to the battalion aid station, but got no help. “Dead skin” was their answer for the discoloring. It all came to a head a week later, when the Third Platoon went on night patrol close to the German lines. Along the way John had “such a terrific time stumbling along that I fell back from the squad.” Alone in the woods, he spotted several trees on top of a hill and went there to wait out the night. “We were right on German lines and it would have been foolhardy to try and find any of our lines in pitch dark. So with occasional artillery shells and flares playing around in the sky, I spent the night out in nowhere. I was too tired and sick to even

“You sleep with your face to the rain and pray that yours is not the next shell, and you dream of the USA, concerts, Meharry Hall, geology lab, and lightning bugs. And then you wake up to attack, to fight, to duck, to kill. The hell of war can only be recorded in one’s mind and heart, to remain there eternally.” care to stay awake and watch for enemy. So I curled up on the ground, sporadically slept without daring to take any equipment off.” At dawn the next day John found his platoon, and “so much mail and DePauws I could spend the day reading in my hole.” Two days later John’s toes had turned “a steel gray in color,” and he returned to battalion aid. This time a medical officer, Captain Ross, put him in an ambulance. His rifle, grenades and ammunition were taken from him and he was driven to a clearing station, where a doctor looked at his feet and sent him 30 miles away to an evacuation hospital in Saarbourg. John had contracted a serious case of trench foot, which if not treated properly often resulted in gangrene

and amputation. The major therapy for the disease then was lots of bed rest. On Christmas Eve 1944, John was lying in a bunk on a hospital train heading across France to an Army hospital in Dijon. There was a little Christmas tree with lights and decorations in his car. The Hollywood actress Madeline Carroll was the Red Cross representative on the train. After supper they turned off the lights in the car except for the tree, “and several of the nurses, ward boys and Miss Carroll came in with candles and serenaded us with carols.” Private Baughman’s war was over. Like most veterans who saw combat, John did not talk much about his service until years later. But he shared some of

his thoughts about war in a letter to his grandmother while recuperating: “There is no glory, no heroics. It is grim and cruel and ghastly,” he told her. “You sleep with your face to the rain and pray that yours is not the next shell, and you dream of the USA, concerts, Meharry Hall, geology lab, and lightning bugs. And then you wake up to attack, to fight, to duck, to kill. The hell of war can only be recorded in one’s mind and heart, to remain there eternally.” For seven months John received treatment for trench foot in several military hospitals. After his medical discharge, he enrolled at DePauw as a sophomore in the fall of 1945, a month after the Japanese surrender. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1948, went on to study French history at Harvard, where he received his M.A. degree, and then took his doctorate at the University of Michigan in 1953. While he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Paris in 1951, John revisited the Alsace battleground where he had fought. Dr. Baughman joined the DePauw history faculty in 1953, married Betty Bowden, a librarian at DePauw, and taught several thousand undergraduates in a distinguished teaching and scholarly career that spanned 37 years. He retired in 1990. Professor Baughman will be celebrating the 70th anniversary of his graduating college class in May.

Author’s note: John Baughman wrote his parents every other day while he was in the service, and they saved his letters. While convalescing in an Army hospital in Texas in the spring of 1945 he composed a memoir of his time at the front. Unless otherwise indicated, all direct quotes are his.


EDUCATE. ADVOCATE. CELEBRATE. The Justin and Darrianne Christian Center for Diversity and Inclusion comes alive. By Sarah McAdams


The newest addition to DePauw’s campus is the Justin and Darrianne Christian Center for Diversity and Inclusion, which opened last fall. Located at 5 W. Hanna St., it houses both the Association of African American Students and the Dorothy Brown Cultural Resource Center. Additionally, the center encompasses International Student Services, DACA and Undocumented Student Support, Multicultural Student Services and LGBTQIA+ Services. The Women’s Center also fits beneath the center’s umbrella, and is located at 306 E. Hanna St. The center offers a plethora of great spaces for students, faculty and staff members. All rooms, with the exception of two media lounges, Flewellen West Media Lounge and Jason Asbury and David Smith East Media Lounge, can be reserved through e-services. These include a multi-purpose room, barber shop,

Bennett Library, boardroom, dining room, group collaboration space, ADA-accessible kitchen, Lawrence E. and Judith A. Young Atrium/Young Community Room, a multi-purpose basketball court with a gas fire pit and a salon. The center also has a safe room, the use of which is coordinated through Campus Living and Community Development and Public Safety. Jazmine Kerr ’21 is very happy with the new spaces that the center offers. “The clean and pleasant atmosphere provides a calming environment to do many of the things I have to do to get through the day,” she says. “I even had a haircut in the barber shop. “The media rooms and the kitchen are my favorite spaces,” Kerr says. “The CDI has been the location for meetings and events my organizations and I have hosted, as well as just being a great study and

"Let us allow this beautiful Diversity and Inclusion Center to remind us of the lessons of Dr. King, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, fellow alums Percy Julian and Kenneth Hogate. Let us be hopeful that we each have the strength to take a position against injustice when life presents us with our opportunity. DePauw University is taking its own stand here today. It is the 124th Monon Bell Classic. We are a better institution today than we have ever been in the 124-year history of this game." JUSTIN CHRISTIAN ’95 at the dedication of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Nov. 11, 2017. cooking space for me.” Senior Sophia Lan concurs. She also recommends the kitchen, which is equipped with two of everything. “When the International Student Association needs to host dinner, we host it there,” she says. “There is nowhere else besides the CDI that provides such a large space – kitchen and dining room – so I

really appreciate it. It helps build a warm, family-oriented atmosphere, and that fits ISA’s identity as well.” Lan recognizes the efforts it took to make the building happen. She says the center is a safe and inclusive space where she can hang out with friends and study. And it’s a great addition to her DePauw experience. SPRING 2018 DEPAUW MAGAZINE 21

The center seeks to foster a sense of belonging through education, celebration and advocacy to enhance the overall experience of students who identify as women, international, LGBTQIA+, Undocumented and students of color. It strengthens DePauw’s dedication to respecting and valuing difference by creating an equitable space that engages the entire campus. DePauw students, faculty and staff members come from an array of cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. International students represent 40 different nations, making up about 10 percent of the student body. Domestic students of color make up nearly 20 percent of the student body and multicultural faculty members compose about 19 percent of DePauw’s faculty. Matt Abtahi, the center’s assistant director, says he and Program Directors 22 DEPAUW MAGAZINE SPRING 2018

Alesha Bowman, Aliza Frame and Sarah Ryan are working to increase retention of their student populations. “We think about this in regard to academic success of the folks we’re hoping call this space their home,” he says. Nineteen student groups affiliate with the center.

community. “We know that, when students feel a stronger sense of belonging on campus and are better able to be authentic in spaces where they’re learning, their learning will flourish,” Abtahi says. “Our challenge is how do we get students to feel this way

“We know that, when students feel a stronger sense of belonging on campus and are better able to be authentic in spaces where they’re learning, their learning will flourish.” MATT ABTAHI, assistant director of Center for Diversity and Inclusion The Brotherhood, a men-of-color initiative, holds monthly meetings often geared toward academic or professional engagement. Abtahi hopes the center can bolster what the Brotherhood already is doing by providing social engagement opportunities to build a stronger

about the campus at large and not just about a few pockets here and there.” The center’s staff members hold themselves accountable to the center’s mission of educating, advocating and celebrating. “With this three-tiered approach, we are hopeful that our students

CDI-AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS: Association of African American Students Promotes community and empowerment for African-American students to explore their identities. Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Provides space for community building for Asian Pacific Islander and Desi Americans. Association of Students Interested in Asia Celebrates Asian culture and promotes understanding of Asian cultures. Brotherhood Strengthens bonds between men of color and increases cultural, personal and professional competencies.

can come to DePauw, experience the center, experience their identity as well as others’ identity, know how to articulate themselves and how to take up space or not when they’re advocating for others,” says Abtahi. He admits those are challenging soft skills to master. “However, our hope is that through a continuous engagement process, students will eventually get there,” he says. “There is a lot of potential to be successful, and I think if students are really willing to engage in unpacking their own stories and unpacking the history of how they’ve learned what they’ve learned, we’ll have a lot of really cool moments on campus as we become a stronger community.”

Caribbean Students Association Empowers individuals from Caribbean backgrounds and the Diaspora. Committee for Latino Concerns Invites all students to explore Latino/a/x culture and community. DePauw China Connection Builds bridges between China and DePauw. DePauw Dreamers Explores issues of immigration and advocates for DACA and undocumented students at DePauw. DePauw First Creates community for firstgeneration college students.

Feminista! Promotes the principle that women’s rights are human rights. International Student Association Increases cross-cultural awareness and bridges the domestic and international divide. Japanese Club Celebrates Japanese culture and traditions. Ladies and Allies for Cross-Cultural Education Acts as a catalyst for cross-cultural discussion. La Fuerza Latina Latin Dance Group Teaches and performs Latin-based dance. Queer Students of Color Builds community, focusing on the unique issues that affect the queer community of color. South Asian Student Organization Celebrates South Asian culture and traditions. United DePauw Promotes community within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual communities. World Association of Musicians, Instrumentalists and DANcers (WAMIDAN) Celebrates culture through dance, music and food. X-Cell Dance Team Promotes excellence through dance and self-expression.


connections: engaging with depauw Philanthropy Lets DePauw Students Explore the World Off-campus experiences are an important element of the DePauw educational experience that prepare students for success after graduation. DePauw students who study abroad gain valuable interpersonal skills, leadership experience and knowledge of foreign markets. Field research can result in tangible work products that add value to a portfolio. Service-learning or serviceinternships connect students to nongovernmental organizations where meaningful relationships can develop. International experiences challenge students to explore unfamiliar circumstances, broaden their intellectual horizons, develop greater self-reliance and consider solutions to the problems confronting humankind. Nearly 90 percent of DePauw students graduate with credit for an off-campus experience, including internships, Winter Term trips or independent projects and international study. “My semester studying abroad in Greece was a life-changing experience,” says Melody Stevanovic Key ’82. “I enjoyed learning about the political climate in the Middle East and the remarkable history of ancient Greece. Weekends were spent traveling to different islands, and my roommates and I celebrated Thanksgiving in Jerusalem.” Melody wanted to help ensure similar experiences for the next generation of DePauw students. In 2015, she and her husband Jay created the Melody S. and Charles J. Key Fund for Study Abroad, which already has provided support for 40 students’ off-campus experiences. The Keys also contribute annually to The Fund for DePauw.


Jay and Melody S. Key ’82 in New Zealand

“DePauw is such a special place. You come in as a freshman knowing it all and leave with the understanding that learning is a lifelong endeavor. You make friends for life, and the liberal arts background refines a natural curiosity about life and the world around you.” – Melody S. Key ’82 “I received a scholarship to come to DePauw and want to support DePauw so scholarships are available for future students,” Melody says. DePauw’s Office of Development and Alumni Engagement helped the Keys create a philanthropic gift that would satisfy their goals and support students in their educational and career endeavors.

“DePauw is such a special place,” Melody says. “You come in as a freshman knowing it all and leave with the understanding that learning is a lifelong endeavor. You make friends for life, and the liberal arts background refines a natural curiosity about life and the world around you.” With support from the Key Fund, senior Emily Fox spent a semester in Strasbourg, France, applying what she had learned through her anthropology and French majors with the Institute for Field Education. “I interned at Mouvement du Nid, speaking in French with survivors of human rights violations such as human trafficking. Their experiences, as well as their strength and resilience, motivated me to write a French research thesis considering societal factors that encourage such crimes,” she says. Emily says living in France also gave her a new perspective on daily living. “The French culture opened my eyes to a world where work does not dominate life 24/7. I learned how meaningful it is to leave work at work, spend quality time with friends and family in the evenings and on weekends and sit down to enjoy your morning coffee rather than drinking it on the go.” Senior Peter Gorman recently returned from studying abroad (spring semester of 2017) in Geneva, Switzerland, with the Global Health and Development Policy program through the School for International Training. While there, he completed an internship and an independent study project on health literacy and cardiovascular disease. “The Key Fund helps DePauw continue to send students abroad and assist students who don’t necessarily have the financial means to go abroad,” Peter says. “Being

Emily Fox ’18

Peter Gorman ’18

Diamond McDonald ’18

provided the opportunity and resources to intern at the World Health Organization and United Nations Library has cultivated my leadership skills and passions for global health, both within the classroom and beyond it, preparing me to make a global impact in the lives of underserved people who need help the most. “Through my independent research project, I gained hands-on research experience and the opportunity to interview numerous medical professionals,” he says. “My research on health literacy skills of aging populations and their impact on the prevention of cardiovascular disease in Switzerland was recently published by SIT. My goals are to serve in the global health/public health profession by getting my master’s in public health and hopefully a medical degree.” A Posse and Bonner Scholar at DePauw, Peter is majoring in global health with a minor in communication. On campus, he has served as president of Timmy Global Health; president of Civic Fellows; vice-president of diversity and inclusion for the Interfraternity Council;

and president/co-founder of DePauw First, an organization focused on firstgeneration college students at DePauw. He is a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity. During his Winter Terms, Peter has traveled to Ecuador (2015 and 2016) to set up medical clinics in the Amazonian basin with Timmy Global Health and in 2017 traveled to study the health care system and experience Cuba’s culture. “I am so appreciative of the Keys’ support. Their gift helps provide outstanding programs that contribute to a rich community environment where everything we learn abroad we bring back to campus and teach our peers,” Peter says. Senior Diamond McDonald traveled to South Africa in 2017, her first trip outside the United States, with support from the Melody S. and Charles J. Key Fund for Study Abroad. “The people of Soweto and their leaders were wealthy in compassion and had a true love for the place they called home, which is invaluable. They had a true understanding of community and inclusiveness,” she says. “Though I saw the

remnants of the apartheid still lingering with major effects on the native Africans of South Africa, I gained more culture awareness. I was forced to be honest with myself and understand that the entire world has a long way to go when it comes to race and oppression. To know that and to engage with that are two different things, and South Africa showed me that. “At one moment, I was more than 3,000 feet in the air atop Table Mountain, facing my fear of heights while also reflecting on my experience in South Africa with an aerial view of Cape Town,” she says. “My appreciation for the natural beauty that life provides was birthed and my courage grew as I stood in awe so high above the ground. It is my goal to afford a future DePauw student the same opportunity.”


connections: engaging with depauw Reunion Weekend to Celebrate Alumni Achievement DePauw alumni achieve great things in their careers and their communities. The Alumni Association recognizes our outstanding alumni for their professional accomplishments, athletic achievements and engagement with the University. A highlight of Alumni Reunion Weekend, the All-Alumni Dinner and Celebration of Alumni Achievement is set for Friday, June 8, from 6-8 p.m., under the big tent on East College Lawn. Attendees will enjoy a delicious meal with friends and classmates and hear brief remarks from honorees. A cocktail reception precedes the dinner, and a block party in downtown Greencastle follows the awards. The Old Gold Goblet, DePauw’s highest alumni award honoring “eminence in life’s work and service to alma mater,” will be presented to Max W. Hittle ’66. A long-time member of the litigation practice group in the legal firm of Krieg DeVault, Max’s law practice encompassed business, corporate and banking litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. He retired in 2012. He serves on the board of governors of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association and is the past chairman of the Indianapolis Bar Association Sports and Entertainment Law Section. He is a member of the board of directors and general counsel for the Indianapolis Indians Inc. Max earned a degree in political science from DePauw, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, worked for “The DePauw” newspaper and served in student government. Max is a member of DePauw’s Board of Trustees and a former president of the University’s Alumni Association. David Vincent Blackburn II ’04 will receive the Young Alumni Award for an alumnus or alumna under the age of 40


Max W. Hittle ’66, recipient of the Old Gold Goblet.

David V. Blackburn II ’04, recipient of the Young Alumni Award.

who has demonstrated leadership in career and civic associations and has shown strong loyalty to DePauw University. David is west area scout for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens and has worked with the team since 2007. David was a management fellow and earned a degree in economics with a minor in history. A four-year starter at cornerback and captain (senior year) for DePauw Tiger football, he was also a four-time All-SCAC (Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) selection. He is a past member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and a past

reunion committee volunteer. Three graduates will be honored with alumni citations, recognizing outstanding professional achievement in areas such as performing arts, entrepreneurship, science, technology or media. Honorees are Elisabeth “Bess” Evans ’07, Jeffrey M. McCall ’76 and Pharez Whitted ’82. Evans served as an associate director in the White House Office of Public Engagement during the Obama administration and as a senior policy analyst in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. She was a media fellow at DePauw and a recipient of the Walker Cup. She graduated cum laude with a degree in sociology. She has volunteered with the Washington D.C. Regional Alumni Chapter, has hosted Monon Bell telecast parties and has spoken on campus as part of the Media Fellows Speaker Series. McCall is a professor of communication at DePauw University and a recognized authority on media and journalistic ethics and standards, having been interviewed and quoted by more than 100 major newspapers. He is a contributing op-ed columnist on contemporary media issues in several newspapers and is author of the book “Viewer Discretion Advised: Taking Control of Mass Media Influences.” A Rector Scholar and an athlete in track and cross country, he graduated from DePauw in 1976 with a degree in communication. Whitted is a trumpet virtuoso and music educator. He is jazz director of Chicago’s Youth Symphony Orchestra and works with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Ravinia’s Jazz Scholar program. He has served as director of jazz studies at Chicago State University and his band plays in Chicago, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Kris Huffman Honored With Endowed Fund for Women’s Basketball Travel Solar Power

Alumni and friends honored Kris Huffman for her 25th year as DePauw’s women’s head basketball coach in January by announcing the creation of the Kris Huffman Endowed Fund for Women’s Basketball Travel. With two national championship winning teams, 18 NCAA tournament appearances, national coach of the year honors in three seasons and hundreds of student-athletes affected in positive ways, Huffman has built an impressive legacy at DePauw. “As an alum of the women’s basketball program, I admire Coach Huffman’s many years of success and dedication to DePauw,” says Jenny Bauer ’88, cochair of the fundraising initiative. “The endowed travel fund is a fitting tribute to her amazing coaching legacy, and I was honored to lead the fund initiative along with Susan Bender Price ’99.”

International travel is an important part of the DePauw experience. The opportunity for team travel will provide life-changing cultural experiences for women’s basketball players and allow Coach Huffman to continue attracting top talent to the program.” With $107,000 contributed so far, annual revenue from the endowed fund will provide women’s basketball players with an opportunity to travel, play basketball and volunteer internationally. To learn more about supporting the Huffman Endowed Fund for Women’s Basketball Travel, contact Steve Setchell ’96, interim vice president for development and alumni engagement, at ssetchell@ or 765-658-4215.

In an effort to become more energy efficient, DePauw plans to install a solar array on the south roofline of the Indoor Tennis and Track Center. Rick Neville ’76 and his wife Jan are co-chairs for the project. They established the University’s Green Revolving Fund that supports sustainability projects such as the programmable LED lights in Neal Fieldhouse, which produced a $17,000 annual reduction in electricity spending. The solar array is a more ambitious project that will require additional support from alumni and friends, as well as expertise from outside the University. A functioning solar array will allow the University to generate electricity through sunlight, offset its purchase of electricity from the local electric utility and sell excess power back to the electric company. The project would provide DePauw’s students, such as environmental fellows, access to data and educational opportunities related to a sustainable energy system, and it will reduce the University’s carbon footprint. A fundraising initiative is underway and interested supporters can contact Charitable Gifts Officer Chris Baker at or 765-658-4204.


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Coming Together May 5, 2018

The Coming Together Weekend welcomes alumni and students of color for fellowship, learning and a keynote address by Kareem Edwards ’07. Pictured are Josh Jones ’14, Shelton Graves ’12, Kortney Cartwright ’14, Taylor Howard ’17 and Maya Howard ’19 during Coming Together 2017.

Alumni Reunion Weekend June 7-10, 2018

DePauw Spirit-Wear Fridays

Do you work with fellow alumni or student interns? Join us and share a photo of your DePauw Spirit-Wear Friday group by tagging DePauw on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #DePauwFriday.

Return to DePauw to see classmates and friends, engage with faculty members in opportunities for lifelong learning and celebrate alumni achievement. All alumni are welcomed, and specific class years that will be honored are those ending in 3 and 8. Details and registration online at


Rector Scholarship Centennial DePauw will welcome alumni and friends back to campus May 10-12 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the visionary gift that established the prestigious Rector Scholarship. The events also will honor those contributing support for the next 100 years of Rector Scholars. DePauw’s Rector Scholarship has propelled more than 4,000 DePauw alumni to lives of accomplishment. Their ranks include former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton ’53 and Nobel Prize-winning scientist Ferid Murad ’58. The remarkable gift of Lucy Rowland and Edward Rector is central to the culture of academic rigor, gratitude and philanthropy that defines DePauw University. Members of the Rector Centennial

Committee invite alumni and friends to join them in assembling $14 million in gifts and commitments to augment the Rector Scholarship Endowment. The ambitious goal will increase the endowment to $40 million and provide full-tuition, four-year scholarships for 10 outstanding students in each first-year class – 1,000 more Rector Scholars over the next 100 years. Those interested in learning more about the events and the endowment initiative may contact Charitable Gifts Officer Eli Coronis in the Development and Alumni Engagement Division at; 800-446-5298 or P.O. Box 37, Greencastle, IN 46135.

Total gifts and commitments $332,014,707

n Bequests received $19,590,135 n Deferred gifts $60,072,598

n Commitments $58,627,739

n Cash in hand $193,724,235 Figures as of Jan. 31, 2018.


John Morrill ’57, James S. Cunning ’74, Bruce Ploshay ’75, Marcus Veatch ’75, Tom Schuck ’72, Elgan Baker ’71 and Mike Smith ’70 at the first meeting of the Rector Scholarship Centennial Steering Committee.

Your generosity impacts students who impact the world. Give online at or call 800-446-5298.



Anders “Bud” N. Madsen Jr. was presented The French Legion of Honor Medal May 3, 2017, aboard transport ship USS New York in Port Everglades, Fla. The medal was given in recognition for a U.S. mission that Bud carried out in France during World War II. After the war, he completed his education and had a 33-year career as a teacher and principal. He and his wife, Lorraine, live in Palm City, Fla.


James A. Hollensteiner was honored by Rotary Club of Chicago as its longest-serving active member, more than 50 years. Jim also is active with a Rotary Club in Montana, where he spends much of each year.



The class notes section of DePauw Magazine enables DePauw alumni to keep their classmates and the University current on their careers, activities and whereabouts. Class notes printed in DePauw Magazine will be included in the online version of the magazine. We will publish as many photos as possible, but because of space limitations and reproduction-quality requirements, we are not able to publish every photo. Photos cannot be returned.

Pauline O’Rear Hicks was featured in the Terre Haute, Ind., Tribune-Star. She is the longest-serving member of the Terre Haute Bridge Club. Pauline began playing bridge as a seventh-grader after learning the game from her parents. She continued playing through high school and college. She was part of a group of players in the 1960s that formed the Terre Haute Bridge Inc.

Group photos of alumni gatherings, including weddings, will be considered. Please include everyone’s full name (first, maiden, last), year of graduation and background information about the gathering.

William F. Rasmussen was the Ubben Lecture Series speaker at DePauw Nov. 8. Bill is the founder of ESPN. He recounted the story of the sports network’s creation and discussed its recent challenges.

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Class notes can be sent to DePauw Magazine, P.O. Box 37, Greencastle, IN 46135-0037. You also may submit via the DePauw Gateway, by faxing to 765-658-4625 or emailing Please direct questions to Mary Dieter, managing editor, at 765-658-4286 or

Richard “Dick” H. Tomey is author of “Rise of the Rainbow Warriors.” Dick served as head football coach at University of Hawaii, University of Arizona and San Jose State University as well as assistant coach for NFL’s San Francisco 49ers. He was inducted into DePauw University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994.


Lucy Brown Sloan and Edwin William Pautler Jr. were married Oct. 8 in Fort Myers, Fla., where they live. Don R. Daseke was selected as one of 12 business, civic and cultural leaders from across North America as 2018 members of Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Inc. The Alger Association is a nonprofit educational organization honoring the 30 DEPAUW MAGAZINE SPRING 2018

achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education. Don is the founder, president, chief executive officer and chairman of Daseke Inc. and has been a member of DePauw’s Board of Trustees since 1985.


Nancy Lewis Ball, Stephen R. S. Martin ’67 and Amy Robb Bolazina ’84 are reading tutors at Navajo Elementary School in Scottsdale, Ariz. J. Dennis Marek is author of “The Ultimate Survivor,” his first book, written at age 74. The non-fiction book is about a man Dennis has known for several years and his survival in Europe, Russia and Scotland throughout the 1940s and after World War II. (See Recent Words, page 8.)


Sarah Ainsworth Powley was honored Oct. 27 by Purdue University’s College of Education with its 2017 Distinguished Education Alumni Award. Sarah is an instructional coach for secondary teachers of all disciplines in Tippecanoe School Corp. in Lafayette, Ind. Bronson C. Davis is a 2017 National Philanthropy Day Honoree. He was recognized Nov. 16 at the 37th Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Fort Worth Metro Center. Bronson retired as vice chancellor for university advancement from Texas Christian University. He and his wife, Cathie Valeska Davis ’66, live in Fort Worth. (See photo.) Raymond G. Prata is a pioneer in veterinary surgery. He was inducted into the Danville (Ill.) High School Wall of Fame in spring 2018. During his 15 years at the Animal Medical Center, he led a neuro and orthopedic surgical service that trained more than 280 interns and 120 surgical residents.


Tim A. Grodrian has been named a distinguished graduate of South Side High School in Fort Wayne, Ind. His photo and biography will be permanently displayed on the school’s Wall of Honor. He is recognized for his achievement as an entrepreneur while performing

Bronson C. Davis ’65 significant community service and maintaining a singing career. Stephen R. S. Martin, Amy Robb Bolazina ’84 and Nancy Lewis Ball ’64 tutor reading at Navajo Elementary School in Scottsdale, Ariz.


Douglas A. Smith is author of “Happiness: The Art of Living with Peace, Confidence and Joy.” He was guest speaker for the 11th annual Share the Love event Jan. 23 at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster, Ind. Doug teaches an undergraduate course at DePauw and leads sessions at Canyon Ranch health resorts on the science and skill of happiness. Doug is a member of DePauw’s Board of Trustees.

JOHN A. “JACK” THOMAS ’67 has produced a professionally remastered album with 30 songs on 2 CDs titled “LIVE from DePauw University: THE MEN of NOTE 1964-2017.” With recordings from the group’s 1966 album, “On Campus,” aired on 50kw powerhouse WJR when AM still ruled radio, the new compilation also includes portions of performances by alumni singers in 2009 and 2017. “Remastering was essential to make our old recordings sound like last week,” says Thomas, who enjoyed 17 years working on air in radio. Sixteen student-penned arrangements also are featured – “music you can’t hear anywhere else,” says Thomas, noting those are the songs bringing alumni audiences to their feet in five campus gigs since 2004. A list of alumni singers through 1985 was lost but recently recovered. Thomas asks all former singers and alumni to email him about the album, possible future performances, and related matters at


The 100th anniversary gala to celebrate alumni-led F.C. Tucker Company’s 100 years in business was held in February at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and had more than 1,800 attendees, including Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and former professional quarterback Peyton Manning. The company was founded by the Tucker family and boasts many DePauw graduates, including Fred C. Tucker III ’69, Fred C. Tucker Jr. ’40 and Fred C. Tucker Sr., Class of 1908. The Class of 1969 Alpha Chi Omega keeps connection alive. Starting a year after graduation and repeating every year since then, the Alpha Chis have written and disseminated a newsletter to all members. The newsletter had simple beginnings of typed or handwritten

The 1969 Alpha Chi Omega class held a reunion in New Orleans, May 2017. Those attending included Karen Pratt Peiffer ’69, Linda Spreen Budelsky ’69, Nancy Reynolds Fairchild ’69, Teresa Kendall Owens ’69, Deborah Roessing Cuerden ’69, Nancy Van Sickle Kent ’69, Sarah Katterhenry Dutton ’69, Betsy Roberts Sklenicka ’69, Victoria Erdmann Burgman ’69, Barbara Heisel Manning ’69, Gail Austin Siegers ’69, Paula Drake Ilardo ’69. Esther Stein Asturias ’69 and Karen Keeler Rogers ’69. letters and sent out to all. The sisters have met regularly for DePauw reunions as well as periodic off-campus gatherings and are planning more gatherings in coming years, including their 50th reunion on campus in two years. (See photo.)

at the University of South Florida. He has been named to the 2017 class of Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. Dennis is a pioneer in the use of lasers and optical remote sense as scientific tools. He is the president and chief executive officer of SenOptics.

Dennis K. Killinger is distinguished university professor emeritus of physics

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attending was Julie Houk Goodrich ’73. John O. Yow practices law and signed a music publishing contract for his song, “I’d Rather Be With You Than Not.” His email address is


DePauw alumni gathered to celebrate the life of Juliana Walton (see obits). (See photo.)

Football alumni attending the 50th tailgate reunion at the Monon Bell game, Nov. 2017. Those attending included Jerrold M. Barton ’68, B. Thomas Boese ’68 (DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame member), John C. Butler ’69, John A. Caputo ’69, William L. Crist ’69, Mark B. Dinwiddie Sr. ’71, John P. Douglass ’68, Charles A. Eberle III ’66, James W. Emison ’71, Timothy S. Feemster ’68, Mark W. Ford ’71, Barry R. Fritsch ’71, Daniel T. Hasbrook ’67, Larry R. Horning ’69, Richard C. Klein ’69, Thomas F. Kyhos ’69, Darel F. Lindquist ’68, John C. Long III ’70, Eric V. Lortz ’68 (DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame member), Kenneth A. Marsch ’71, Douglas B. McAlister ’69, Ronald W. McBride ’70, C. Richard McDonald ’70, Geoffrey A. McGovern ’70, Bruce M. Montgomerie ’68 (DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame member), Warren R. Onken Jr. ’69, W. William Pope ’69, Roy N. Pottenger ’71, G. Scott Ralston ’70, Dennis E. Robich ’69, Eric Robertson ’68, Richard E. Schulte ’69 (DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame member), Donald J. Schulte ’70, James M. Tomsic ’69, Anthony F. Whittlesey ’69, Dwight S. Woessner ’79 and Morris Rosenbaum ’71 (photographer).


Susan Leopold Freeman is a working artist and pianist in Seattle, Wash., and the illustrator of “Saving Tarboo Creek, One Family’s Quest to Heal the Land,” recently published by Timber Press. (See Recent Words, page 7.)


Mary Bonnamy Mastro is chief executive officer for Edward-Elmhurst Health. She was elected to serve on the Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees. Mary serves as chair of the board for the American Hospital Association’s Constituency Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services.


Dt. Richard C. Boling II is an ophthalmologist at Boling Vision Center, which has offices in Elkhart, Goshen and South Bend, Ind. He received the Lewis S. Armstrong Award for contributions to his community. A celebration of the life of Juliana Walton ’74. Those attending included Elizabeth Chilton Schneider ’75, Scott J. Schneider ’75, Jan Walton Rubsam ’76, Ruth G. Weston ’74, Barbara Conkling Mann ’74, Susan Mottis Crichlow ’74, Thomas M. Schneider ’82, Pamela J. Garland ’75 and Holly Schneider Gott ’74. Values at Poynter Institute. He delivered the keynote address Nov. 3 at Washington and Lee University’s 64th Ethics Institute. His talk was “Reflecting Before Reacting: Why Ethics Matters.” Football alumni gathered for the 50th reunion tailgate to be photographed with the bell before the Monon Bell game in November. (See photo.)


Dr. Thomas W. Klamer was part of a medical team that traveled to Migori, Kenya, to provide medical care in October. The team of 15 people included three surgeons and a surgical resident. In four days they saw 32 DEPAUW MAGAZINE SPRING 2018

more than 250 patients and performed more than 60 operations. The team is associated with Tom is a vascular surgeon who retired in 2015 after a 32-year career in Louisville, Ky. He lives in St. Simons Island, Ga.


Thomas H. Gee retired in October as Henry County Medical Center administrator after more than 25 years. He and his wife, Tedra, plan to travel and spend time with their children. Marilyn Shultz Evans hosted a baby shower for Christian W. and Jacqueline (Smith ’09) Goodrich ’09. Also

K. Amy Phillips is author of “The Prairie Post Office: Enlarging The Common Life in Rural North Dakota.” Amy is Fargo site coordinator for Minot State University. (See Recent Words, page 8.) Donald S. Smith was named vice president for 2018 of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. He is an attorney with Riley Bennett & Egloff in Indianapolis.


Charles D. Brooks was appointed adjunct facultyfor the master’s in applied intelligence Program at Georgetown University. He is president of Brooks Consulting International, a firm specializing in cybersecurity and emerging technologies strategy, branding, thought leadership and marketing.


Julie Green Fisher is a real estate agent for Vicki Trapp at Crye-Leike Realtors of Chattanooga, Tenn. She spends her free time rowing, hiking, playing pickleball and gardening. Roger Mattes Jr. is an attorney for Mattes & Mattes in Scranton, Penn. He is Rotary district governor of District 7410, which covers 10 counties in Northeast Pennsylvania and more than 1,100 members. Roger has served as president of the Rotary Club of the Abingtons as well as a member of the board of directors.


Susan M. Ansel is chief executive officer of Gables Residential. She is chairwoman of National Multifamily Housing Council and will serve a two-year term for the council, a nonprofit trade association of apartment communities, owners and suppliers. Sue is a member of DePauw’s Board of Trustees. Kenneth W. Coquillette is vice chairman of Global Financial Institutions Group in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs in New York. Ken is a member of DePauw’s Board of Trustees and a trustee of Chicago’s Field Museum and the Foreign Policy Association in New York. Penny Rutherford Sitler is marketing manager for Draper Shade & Screen Co. She was named to Systems Contractor News magazine’s AV Hall of Fame.


Anne E. Bingham was reappointed to Cleveland Municipal School District Board of Education, which she chairs. Anne is vice president of First Federal Lakewood and has more than 30 years of experience in banking and finance. Kent W. Lanum is president and chief executive officer of Ogle Foundation. He received Indiana University Southeast’s Chancellor’s Medallion. The medallion is given to individuals who have demonstrated distinguished service to the university and to the community. Kent is chairman of the board for 1804 Inc. and River Heritage Conservancy. He is a board member for Indiana Grantmakers Alliance, a director of

One Southern Indiana and director for Endeavor Louisville. Comer Plummer III is author of “Roads to Ruin: The War for Morocco in the Sixteenth Century.” (See Recent Words, page 9.) Dr. Paul G. Sommer is a podiatrist in Valparaiso, Ind., and still enjoys biology, which was his first love and major at DePauw. He recently returned from an adventure tour of the Galapagos Islands, with Richard Dawkins, author of “The Selfish Gene” and “The God Delusion.”


Members of Alpha Gamma Delta classes from 1984, 1985 and 1986 held a dinner Oct. 1 at the home of Michael E. Crawley ’60 and his wife, Eleanor, in Plainfield, Ind. (See photo.) Mary Pinto Krugel is official accompanist for Metropolitan Opera singer Deborah Voigt’s Vero Beach Opera Competition in March. Mary accompanied her for two recitals as well. Amy Robb Bolazina, Stephen R. S. Martin ’67 and Nancy Lewis Ball ’64 tutor reading at Navajo Elementary School in Scottsdale, Ariz. Col. James L. Weingartner retired in 2015 from the U.S. Air Force after serving for 28 years along with his wife, Barbara Bradford Weingartner. They were honored to have military attachés from 14 countries in attendance as well as the United Kingdom ambassador to the state of Qatar. James and Barbara welcome DePauw visits from alumni in the D.C. area. David W. Johnson, along with John W. Busey ’90 and Maribeth Steimle Busey ’88, hosted an event at Racine Country Club in Milwaukee, Wis., featuring a talk by Carrie F. Klaus ’93, DePauw professor of modern languages. Alice H. Ripley appeared with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir during the annual holiday Festival of Carols in December. Alice is the winner of a Tony Award and the Helen Hayes Award for her performance in Next to Normal. She has released several albums and appeared in the Netflix original comedy “Girlboss.”

Wendi Taylor Nations is executive vice president and partner of Hawthorne Strategy Group, a Chicago-based public relations firm.


Michele Daily Bryant will continue on the board of Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana as immediate past president for 2018. She is an attorney with Wooden McLaughlin in Evansville, Ind. Mark R. Koenig was the speaker for the McDermond Center Speaker Series in November at DePauw. He is chief financial officer for L Brands International. Jeffrey J. Quinn is offensive line coach for University of Notre Dame. Jeff was assistant football coach for DePauw in 1984-85.


Peter J. Fosnough is managing director of Epoxy Interest Group of Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute. He is responsible for all operations promoting the interests and advantages of epoxy-coated reinforcing steel to the user community.


David E. Forsell is president of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and a finalist for the Arbor Day Foundation’s J. Sterling Morton Award. The award recognizes an individual who has had a positive impact on the environment because of his or her lifelong commitment to tree planting and conservation. Kevin A. Krakora was elected president of Turnaround Management Association, a global organization comprised of turnaround and corporate renewal professionals with 55 chapters worldwide. He is principal and head of U.S. Restructuring for KPMG LLP in Chicago.


Dr. Nathan M. Ross and his wife, Cheryl (Noel) Ross, are embarking on a major life change where they are selling most of their possessions and moving to serve full-time in Africa.

Nate says, “That journey began 28 years ago at DePauw. I’m an obstetrician/ gynecologist and my wife is a professor in leadership studies. We will be serving in Soddo, Ethiopia, beginning this summer.” Nate is the seventh person in his family to attend DePauw. He and his wife met at DePauw. Read more about their journey at www.nateandcheryl.


W. Bret Baier is chief political anchor for Fox News and anchor and executive editor of “Special Report with Bret Baier.” He received the 2017 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, the highest honor given by National Press Foundation to a broadcast journalist. Bret is author of best-selling books: “Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love” and “Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission.”

Melinda K. Kersten is development director and advisory board member for Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in Hot Springs, S.D. The Sanctuary is the largest and one of the oldest refuges for wild horses in the United Sates. The 1983 pledge class from Phi Gamma Delta, graduates of 1987, held its 30year reunion at the Monon Bell game in November. (See photo, page 34.) Rita Strange Wilder, a senior manager at Agresta, Storms & O’Leary, was elected partner at the accounting firm. Rita is a certified public accountant and has been an employee of the firm since 2009. She is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Indiana CPA Society.

Alpha Gamma Delta dinner. Those attending included Lisa K. Crawley ’84, Patricia Nunn Elsperman ’85, Jilann Wilkins Savery ’86, Jean Kleinhelter Catron ’84, Linda R. Noble ’84, Julie A. Cason ’84 and Michael E. Crawley ’60. Not pictured but attending was Catherine Shoemaker Richey ’86.


Michael P. Bailleux is a sales director with Trafix LLC. Trafix is a New York-based sell-side order management system, buy-side execution management system and a managed FIX solution provider across global asset classes.

Phi Gamma Delta class of 1987 30th reunion held at the Monon Bell game in November. Those attending included Tad D. Krafft ’87, Mark J. Sifferlen ’87, Todd C. Rumsey ’87, J. Michael Pickett ’86, Theodore J. Howard ’87, Ned S. Sizer II ’87, Douglas M. Ikelheimer ’87, Matthew H. Quirk ’87, Dion A. Stewart ’87, John C. Pendexter ’87 and Darren R. Wells ’87. SPRING 2018 DEPAUW MAGAZINE 33


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Stephanie Grieser Braming was named to lead the investment management business of William Blair, a global investment banking and asset management firm. Stephanie is a member of the firm’s executive committee based in Chicago.


Marcia Bierly Ayala is managing director of DLC Group’s Chicago office. DLC Group is a leading finance and accounting consulting firm. Angela Hardin Yochem is chief digital officer at Novant Health. She develops strategies to improve patient engagement and leads the implementation of systemwide digital media programs, including design, development, operations and support. Julie Ruffolo Gilpin and her husband, Brian, announce the birth of their daughter, Kate Monica Gilpin, Aug. 2, 2017. Kate joins brothers Jack and Luke at their home in Whitefish Bay, Wis. Julie is a part-time human resources consultant and a community volunteer. They were honored to have the Rev. William J. Murphy ’93 perform Kate’s baptism Oct. 28.


Justin C. Dye is senior adviser to Peter J. Solomon Co. and advises clients in grocery retail and distribution sectors. Justin is a former member of DePauw’s Board of Visitors.

board of directors of TechPoint. Karen Hughes Beacom is chorus master of Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra of northern Michigan. Karen is founder and artistic director of Soo Opera, director of music at Little Stone Church on Mackinac Island, artistic director of Soo Theatre Project, director of Lake Superior State University Chorus and an adjunct professor of music at Lake Superior State University. As a vocalist, soprano, she performs with Sault Symphony in Ontario. Karen is principal harpist for Sault Symphony Orchestra.


Steven J. Setchell is interim vice president for development and alumni engagement at DePauw. Steve serves on the board of directors of Beyond Homeless Inc. in Greencastle. He is a past member of Putnam County Community Foundation Board of Directors and the city of Greencastle’s Commission on Sustainability. He has served DePauw for nearly 20 years. Nicole Sunkel Lorch is executive vice president and chief operating officer of First Internet Bank. She was among Indianapolis Business Journal’s Women of Influence. Her community service includes being a trustee of the Malpas Scholarship Trust at DePauw.


Samuel A. King performed on New Year’s Eve at West Side Pub & Grub in Shelbyville, Ind., as the featured act.

Ty M. Fujimura is owner of the casual fine dining restaurant, Entente, in Chicago. The restaurant recently earned its first Michelin star and features a modern American menu with global influences.



Angela Hicks Bowman is chief customer officer at ANGI Homeservices and co-founder of Angie’s List. She is a member of the 34 DEPAUW MAGAZINE SPRING 2018

Jennifer Philips Bott is the Bryan Dean of Miller College of Business and Professor of Management at Ball State University.

She was among Indianapolis Business Journal’s Women of Influence. At Ball State, Jennifer developed a comprehensive, universitywide strategy for online education along with faculty engagement and high-quality teaching.

Ind. The company is “the only scouting service available that gives football teams access to independently verified data on key athletic performance statistics, like track and field data, in an easy-to-use format.”



Kathryn Wendt Wroth is director of development for ArtsBuild in Chattanooga, Tenn. The nonprofit’s mission is to build a stronger community through the arts.


Aaron D. Grant is a partner at Indianapolis law firm Lewis Wagner. Aaron concentrates his practice in areas of business litigation and regulatory compliance. Jeffrey A. Grant received the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The awards are the highest honors bestowed by the U.S. government to teachers of science and mathematics and recognizes teachers who develop and implement a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning. Jeff is author of “Illustrated Guide to Biology,” a workbook for students in AP biology and freshman college biology. (See Recent Words, page 7.) Craig E. Stevenson is a partner in the law firm DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. and its affiliate DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C. Craig practices in the firm’s Madison, Wis., office in areas of creditor’s rights, business bankruptcy, business and litigation.


Allison Matters Taylor is Indiana’s Medicaid director. Allison serves on the board of Indianapolis Bar Association’s health and life sciences committee. She was selected to participate in Medicaid Leadership Institute, a national initiative directed by Center for Health Care Strategies. Regina Mayfield Dierckman is a community relations specialist at CDC Resources Inc., a nonprofit that provides services and activities to support individuals with disabilities of all ages and their families in rural Northwest Indiana. Brian N. Spilbeler is chief operating officer of Tracking Football in Carmel,

Andrew J. Gustin joined Platte River Equity in Denver, Colo., as principal and head of business development. Andrew has more than 10 years of experience as a private equity investor and business development professional. William A. Pfaffenberger opened The Red Curb Theatre, a comedy club in Avon, Ind., in February. He is producer and co-host of the “Smiley Morning Show” on Indianapolis’ WZPL radio.


Michael S. Mioduski is creator of the presentation design firm, GhostRanch Communications. The firm is a dedicated resource for presentation and custom slide design, providing marketers with polished and effective presentations. The website is Mike; his wife, Megan, and their daughter, Wynn, live in Zionsville, Ind. Noel Schneider Sudano was keynote speaker at Brooke’s Place Legacy of Hope breakfast in November in Carmel, Ind. The fundraiser coincided with National Children’s Grief Awareness Day.


Dr. Tiffany N. S. Ballard, a plastic surgeon, joined Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery. Tiffany has published more than 20 peer-reviewed manuscripts relating to every area of plastic surgery. She has presented her plastic surgery research nationally and internationally. David C. Bausman is legislative and public policy director for Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Jonathan C. Coffin is senior vice president at VOX Global. He formerly served on DePauw’s Board of Trustees and is a member of the Young Professionals Advisory Team of Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana. Bradley T. Giordano is a partner in the

Benjamin L. Stilwill ’11 and Colleen Stilwill wedding. DePauw alumni attending the wedding included Alexander G. Kleber ’11, J. Samuel Cheesman ’11, Andrew T. Wagner ’11, Patrick C. Geoghegan ’11, David P. Wheeler Jr. ’11, Marshall C. Weadick ’10, Christine Borne Weadick ’10, J. Thomas Rich Jr. ’11, Jonathon D. Leyh ’10, Christopher C. Szynal ’11, Regina G. Wu ’12, Gary D. Pett ’11, Emily C. Friend ’12, Margaret C. Erzinger ’12 and Alexander B. Johnson ’11.


Chicago office of King & Spalding. He works in the firm’s financial restructuring practice and serves a key role in expanding the firm’s recently opened Chicago office. He represents debtors, creditors, equity sponsors and strategic investors in all aspects of incourt and out-of-court restructurings.

Benjamin L. Stilwill and Colleen Stilwill were married Nov. 4 in Philadelphia. (See photo.)


Marisa L. Rouse is associate attorney with the Memphis, Tenn., office of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC. She assists clients with commercial real estate and debt financing transactions. Marisa earned her juris doctorate from Washington University School of Law in 2017.

Libby S. Allard graduated from Thomas Jefferson University of Medicine in Philadelphia, May 2017. She is a resident physician in pathology at Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto. Carrie A. Birge hosts Trivia Tuesday at Metazoa Brewing, one of Indianapolis’ top trivia nights. Carrie is a global RFP associate analyst at Salesforce. Philip A. Taylor and Olivia L. Telfair ’12 were married Sept. 24 in Evanston, Ill. Their email address is (See photo.)


Joseph A. Shadday is a tenor and a member of Lyric Opera of Chicago Chorus. He performed with Elgin (Ill.) Symphony Orchestra at its holiday concerts, Dec. 9-10. Joe is a recent winner of Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He recently appeared in the Lyric Opera of Chicago production of “My Fair Lady.” Joe is a crossover artist and appeared in the Glimmerglass Festival production of “Carousel.”


Peter T. Richard completed officer training for U.S. Air Force Nov. 17. He joined the Air Force as a second lieutenant.

Olivia L. Telfair and Philip A. Taylor ’08 were married Sept. 24 in Evanston, Ill. Their email address is (See photo.)


Emily A. Brelage is an account supervisor at VOX Global. She is a member of the firm’s education and nonprofit practice group and supports some of the nation’s leading foundations, social benefit organizations and corporate citizens. She is a member of VOX’s social media practice group, where she helps clients amplify their messages using the latest online platforms and tools. Ellen C. Kobe is associate producer at CNN in New York City. Kyle E. Uhlmann completed his Peace Corps service in Zambia. He launched

Olivia L. Telfair ’12 and Philip A. Taylor ’08 wedding. DePauw alumni and faculty attending the wedding included Dominique A. Davis ’07, Watchen Nyanue ’05, Porschia K. Davis ’08, Andrea Sununu (DePauw professor of English), Adrenna Jones Hernandez ’08, Brandon W. Delesline ’08, Veronica D. Diaz ’08, Jerrell A. Horton ’09, Michael L. Pace ’11, Marshana S. Roberts ’12, Camille D. Gray ’11, Portia Renner Goodman ’97, Brian T. Goodman ’94, Delana J. Colvin ’11, Robert W. Steele Jr. ’11, Brittney Belcher Steele ’11, Kenneth A. Taylor Jr. ’07, Tiamo Katsonga-Phiri ’12, Landon P. Jones ’09, Neisha M. Washington ’13, Charles M. Kuykendoll ’09, Susana C. Castro ’15, Janelle Beckford Edwards ’07, Kareem J. Edwards ’07 and Alvin C. Bibbs Jr. 08.

an NGO to help rural Zambian girls pay for secondary school. Its website is


Luke B. Miller spent 18 months bicycling through Asia. During his 15,000-mile journey he interacted with people and learned about life and the world. He said, “The one takeaway I have from this trip is that, in every single country I’ve been to, I’ve had people just completely go out of their way to show me hospitality and kindness.” Luke plans a second bike tour in Kathmandu, Nepal, heading west through Europe, Africa and possibly North America over the next year and a half.


Mitchell Q. Brown, also known by his stage name Kid Quill, is an Indiana-based hip-hop artist signed to Norham Road Records. This year he released his third studio album titled “94.3 The Reel.” The album includes “Playlist” and “White Shoes,” which are No. 3 and 7 among his top songs on Spotify. He launched a 16-city tour in February to promote his new album.


Samuel L. Caravana is a photojournalist at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. A story he wrote in his senior year at DePauw was recently published in the Indianapolis Star. “Being homeless is tough: it can be even

Nina E. Moore ’17 tougher in rural Indiana” included his photos. Nina E. Moore is a Discovery PREP scholar at The Ohio State University. She attended the annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in November. She presented research that she completed at DePauw with Professor Melissa Petreaca. (See photo.). Eleanor L. Price presented her work at Cornell University’s Medieval Studies Student Colloquium Feb. 17 in Ithaca, N.Y. Her paper, “Conflicting Voices in the 13th Century French Motet,” was drawn from the research and writing she produced for her Honor Scholar thesis at DePauw.


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Agatha Ward Sigmond, Dec. 4, of Gaithersburg, Md., at age 103. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and retired as administrative secretary and assistant to the president of American University. She was preceded in death by her husband; and motherin-law, Helen O’Neall Sigmond Class of 1909. Survivors include daughter, Martha Sigmond Tansey ’64.


Margaret Mobberley Stoops, Jan. 2, of Willoughby, Ohio, at age 99. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta, a community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jean T. Stoops ’39. Survivors include daughters, Beverly A. Stoops ’70 and Margery Stoops Gass ’66; and son-in-law, Frederick S. Gass ’64. Stewart S. Stevens, Oct. 9, 2016, of Santa Fe, N.M., at age 99. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and a retired employee of Central Vermont Public Service. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lenore Thompson Stevens ’39; and his second wife.


Edward W. Cleary, Jan. 3, of Boise, Idaho, at age 98. He was a member of the Men’s Hall Association, Phi Beta Kappa and a Rector Scholar. He retired as vice president of finance from Boise Cascade Corp. Survivors include his wife; and sister, Mary Cleary Straker ’44. 36 DEPAUW MAGAZINE SPRING 2018


Arthur W. Lavidge, Jan. 5, of Knoxville, Tenn., at age 97. He was a member of Delta Upsilon and president of Lavidge & Associates advertising agency. He was preceded in death by his wife; brother, Robert J. Lavidge ’43; and sister-in-law, Margaret Zwigard Lavidge ’45. Survivors include a niece, Margaret Lavidge Gosselink ’70. Sharlee Mayer Frey, Oct. 29, of Lake Forest, Ill., at age 97. She was a member of Alpha Phi, community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Frey ’42.


Roberta Anderson Lindley, Jan. 9, of Rockford, Ill., at age 96. She was a community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Donald F. Elliott Jr., Dec. 15, of Indianapolis, at age 96. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi, a Rector Scholar, attorney and retired partner at law firm Ice Miller Donadio and Ryan. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald F. Elliott, Class of 1909; grandfather, James F. Elliott, Class of 1868; brother, Richard H. Elliott ’42; and sister, Sally Elliott ’40. Survivors include his wife; son, Richard H. Elliott ’80; daughter, Emily Elliott Browning ’84; granddaughter, Rebecca S. Elliott ’09; granddaughter, Lillian M. Elliott ’12; grandson, Elliott J.P. Browning ’16; and daughter-in-law, Anne Rock Elliott ’81.


Doris Lane Ayres, Dec. 17, of Frankfort, Ind., at age 95. She worked at the public library and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband; and mother, Gladys Hubler Lane, Class of 1919.


Mary Pearman Scarbeary, Dec. 30, of Orlando, Fla., at age 94. She was an elementary music teacher and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband; and mother, Bertha Frye Pearman, Class of 1912. Helen Wenrich Wood, Dec. 15, of Hot Springs Village, Ark., at age 94. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, Phi Beta Kappa and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband.


Ruth Spohr Mellinger, March 8, 2015, of Denver, Colo., at age 91. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta, an accountant, community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Dorothy Tippett Speer, Oct. 18, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., at age 92. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, homemaker and had a career in ballroom dancing. She was preceded in death by her husband.


Jane Harders Cox, Jan. 14, of Toledo, Ohio, at age 92. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, a retired high school teacher and homemaker. Survivors include her husband. Isabelle Loague Smith, Jan. 18, of Denver, Colo., at age 93. She was a former employee of United Airlines and J.C. Penney, a community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors include brother, Walter C. Loague Jr. ’49; sister, Miriam Loague Baker ’43; and brotherin-law, Stanley A. Baker ’44. Dorothy Loy Lyon Pogue, Dec. 13, of Alton, Ill., at age 92. She was an accomplished organist, community volunteer and homemaker. She was proceeded in death by her first husband, Richard L. Lyon ’48. Survivors include her husband.

She was a member of Delta Gamma, founder and principal of Parish Country Day School, director of Hamilton County Mental Health and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband and her brother, Robert B. Chevalier ’50. Willis B. Conner, Oct. 13, in Indianapolis, at age 93. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and had a career in petroleum marketing, sales and management. He was preceded in death by his father, Willis B. Conner Jr., Class of 1920; and brother, Richard P. Conner ’52. Survivors include his wife. Harry Dandelles, July 9, 2016, of Kankakee, Ill., at age 91. He was an accountant, business manager, teacher and community volunteer. He was preceded in death by his wife. Survivors include a son, Harry G. Dandelles ’67. Marilyn Shaw Smith, Jan. 13, 2017, of Ft. Myers, Fla., at age 90. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, a retired registered nurse and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Grace Shultz Baker, Dec. 12, 2015, of Indianapolis, at age 89. She was a homemaker and had a career in data processing. She was preceded in death by her husband.

George E. Weirich, Oct. 14, of Benicia, Calif. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and a businessman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Coral Stapp Weirich ’44; and brother, Warren E. Weirich ’47.

Dr. John H. Smith, Dec. 28, of Greenfield, Ind., at age 91. He was a member of Delta Chi, a Rector Scholar and a physician. He was preceded in death by father-in-law, Russell Rhodes, Class of 1922; and mother-in-law, Valeria Johnson Rhodes, Class of 1921. Survivors include wife, Elizabeth Rhodes Smith ’51.



Richard P. Best, Aug. 26, of Scottsdale, Ariz., at age 92. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi and The Washington C. DePauw Society and he worked in foreign intelligence for the U.S. government. He was preceded in death by his wife; cousins, Robert B. Best ’40 and Phillip H. Best ’37; and cousin-in-law, Ruth Moritz Best ’37. Survivors include son, Michael J. Best ’79; and daughter-in-law, Polly Petterson Best ’80. Martha Chevalier Thurston, Feb. 26, 2016, of Westfield, Ind., at age 90.

Marilyn Schacht Mingee, Oct. 21, in Aurora, Colo., at age 90. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Dorothy Sortor Stimpson, Oct. 9, of Seattle, Wash., at age 89. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta and worked for the U.S. government in Washington D.C., concentrating on public service and positive change. She was preceded in death by her husband. Davie E. Soule, Nov. 9, in Watsonville,

Calif., at age 92. He was a member of the Men’s Hall Association, a research physicist and retired professor of physics at Western Illinois University. He was preceded in death by his wife; and brothers, Robert M. Soule ’39 and Wesley G. Soule ’43. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Soule Sugimoto ’83. Robert F. Wisehart, Dec. 18, of Fishers, Ind., at age 91. He was a member of Sigma Chi, an attorney and community volunteer. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Stoute Wisehart, Class of 1919; and sister, Martha Wisehart Baldwin ’47. Survivors include his wife; nephew, Frank A. Baldwin ’76; and brother-in-law, James J. Baldwin ’47. Robert Zabka, Dec. 25, f Leesburg, Fla., at age 96. He was principal of the base school at Quantico, Va.; assistant superintendent of Highland Park, Ill., elementary school; and professor emeritus at Eastern Illinois University. He was preceded in death by his first wife. Survivors include his wife; and brothers, Stanley W. Zabka ’49 and George Zabka ’51.


Mona Graves Fearheiley, Dec. 13, of Mount Carmel, Ill., at age 89. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega, community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband; father, Orville M. Graves Sr., Class of 1915; brother, Orville M. Graves ’45; and sister, Daisy Graves Peters ’46. Survivors include daughter, Nancy P. Fearheiley ’74. Thomas W. Hutchinson, Oct. 18, of Streator, Ill., at age 91. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and owned Virl Z. Hill Motor Co. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Hill Hutchinson ‘50; and son, Craig H. Hutchinson ’78. Hutton W. Miller, Dec. 11, 2017, of Chicago, Ill., at age 92. He was a member of Sigma Chi and a career salesman for several perfume oil companies. He was preceded in death by his wife and his sister-in-law, Nan Warren Miller ’52. Survivors include his brother, Murray J. Miller ’52, and nephew, Kimmon J. Miller ’76. Dorothy Scott Capp, Jan. 9, of Northbrook, Ill., at age 88, She was

a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, a kindergarten and nursery school teacher and a homemaker. Survivors include her husband; daughters, Deborah Capp Spartz ’79 and Cynthia Capp Pittenger ’75; and son-in-law, Gordon L. Pittenger ’73.


Dr. C. William Freeby, Dec. 31, of Decatur, Ind., at age 88. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega, a Rector Scholar and president and chief executive officer of Appleton Medical Center in Appleton, Wis. Survivors include his wife, Marcia Andrews Freeby ’50; daughters, Johanna Freeby Bartlett ’84 and Leslie Freeby Daugherty ’80; son-in-law, Byron W. Daugherty ’79; and granddaughter, Erika L. Krukowski ’14. Maxine King Bash, Jan. 27, 2016, in Vancouver, Wash., at age 86. She was an elementary school teacher and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel M. Bash ’50. Martha Nutt Dunn, Jan. 10, of Seattle, Wash., at age 90. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, the Washington C. DePauw Society, owner of a private speech therapy practice and a homemaker. Survivors include her husband and sister, Barbara Nutt Dirks ’56. Irma Wall Griggs Field, Jan. 15, of LaRue, Ohio, at age 88. She was a public school teacher and retired as a professor of education from Ohio Northern University. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Norman M. Griggs Jr. ’49. Survivors include her husband. Dale R. Winder, Jan. 22, of Fort Collins, Colo., at age 88. He was a Rector Scholar and retired professor of physics at Colorado State University. Survivors include his wife.


Marilyn Floridis Tolnitch, Jan. 20, of of Dayton, Ohio, at age 86, from pancreatic cancer. She was a member of Delta Zeta, a retired newspaper reporter and columnist, community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Stephen J. Nagy, Oct. 20, of Glenview, Ill., at age 86. He was a member of Sigma Chi and an attorney in private

practice. Survivors include his wife. Susan Sawens Nelson, Oct. 19, of Mount Pleasant, S.C., at age 87. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, a teacher of English as a second language and a homemaker. Survivors include her husband. G. Brock Stewart, Nov. 8, in Boynton Beach, Fla., at age 87. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi and had a commercial real estate business. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Knecht Stewart ’52; and his second wife. Survivors include his partner.


Granville B. Chambers, Sept. 22, of Webster, N.Y., at age 86. He was a member and president of the Men’s Hall Association and a retired business owner. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Johnson Chambers ’53. Richard J. Cunningham, Nov. 16, of Rancho Mirage, Calif., at age 86. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi, a pilot for Pan American Airways and successful businessman. Survivors include his wife. Mary Emison Davis, Nov. 5, of Mount Vernon, N.Y., at age 86. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, a homemaker and a real estate agent. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert S. Emison ’28; mother, Dorothy Gantz Emison ’28; grandfather, John W. Emison Jr., class of 1887; uncle, John C. Emison, Class of 1911; uncle, Richard A. Emison, Class of 1916; aunt, Esse Summers Emison, Class of 1917; uncle, James H. Emison ’47; aunt, Eileen Sullivan Emison ’47; and sister, Anne Emison Harmon ’54. Survivors include her husband, Phillip C. Davis ’53; son, Robert C. Davis ’79; and niece, Julia Harmon Machuca ’89.


James H. Poor, Nov. 4, of Greencastle, Ind., at age 85. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and retired owner and manager of Poor Grain Elevators. He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Hillis Poor ’27, and brother, Robert L. Poor ’55. Survivors include his wife and a granddaughter, Ruth L. Poor ’13.


John N. Grundy, Nov. 30, of Carmel, Calif., at age 84, from Parkinson’s and leukemia. He was a member of Delta Upsilon and retired owner of Profile Plastics. Survivors include his wife, Diane Flick Grundy ’56, and sons, Steven R. Grundy ’85 and Andrew T. Grundy ’88.


Samuel R. Henderson, Jan. 11, of Saint Joseph, Mich., at age 82, of prostate and bladder cancer. He was a member of Delta Chi and an attorney. Survivors include his companion and his son, Scott K. Henderson ’81. David E. Winton, Nov. 28, of Glenview, Ill., at age 83. He was a member of Delta Chi, a community volunteer and worked in marketing management at Illinois Bell, Ameritech and AT&T. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Harrison Winton ’56. Survivors include daughter, Linda Winton Sear ’90, and son-in-law, Michael P. Sear ’90.


Lynne Hickok Munson, Jan. 21, of New Lebanon, Ohio, at age 83. She was a businesswomen who operated Munson Floral Co. and Greenhouses in New Lebanon, Ohio, for more than 30 years; and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by brother-in-law, Robert L. Allen ’48. Survivors include sister, Lois Hickok Allen ’53.

Nancy Rawson Hinrichs, Jan. 15, in Chapel Hill, N.C., at age 86. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi, an X-ray technician, travel agent, event planner, property manager, community volunteer and homemaker.

JoAnn Neudecker Olson, Dec. 30, of Bonita Springs, Fla., at age 82. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi, a community volunteer and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, A. Conrad Olson ’55.

Delores Wilson Wilcox Smessaert, Dec. 20, in Tipton, Ind., at age 86. She was a music teacher, community volunteer and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her first and second husband.


Carolyn Humbert Rasmussen, Dec. 23, of Wooster, Ohio, at age 81. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, a homemaker and a community volunteer. Survivors include her husband; daughter, SPRING 2018 DEPAUW MAGAZINE 37

Kathryn Rasmussen Cornelius ’83; sister, Sarah Humbert Nevins ’63; and brother-in-law, Arthur G. Nevins ’62. Barbara Kenagy Wood, Sept. 21, in Enid, Okla., at age 81. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, a medical technologist; and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Joanne Metcalf Furnish, Oct. 5, of Aurora, Ill., at age 80. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi, a community volunteer and a homemaker. She taught senior water aerobics. She was preceded in death by her husband. Sherry Pierpont May, March 14, 2017, of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., at age 80. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and Phi Beta Kappa; director of Joint Venture for Planned Parenthood; and a homemaker. Survivors include her husband. Nancy Repp Lintner, Dec. 18, of Warren, Ind., at age 80. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta, a community volunteer and a homemaker. Survivors include her husband. Ruth E. Shogren, Nov. 17, 2015, of Sterling Heights, Mich., at age 80. She was a supervisory computer systems analyst for the U.S. government. She was preceded in death by her mother, Elinor Klipsch Shogren ’26. Survivors include a sister, Elizabeth Shogren Cron ’61.


Paul W. Batty, Dec. 17, of Ypsilanti, Mich., at age 79. He was a Rector Scholar, a high school and college teacher, college administrator and community volunteer. Survivors include his wife. C. Richard Cross, April 8, 2017, of Fort Smith, Ark., at age 80. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta, a Rector Scholar, financial advisor and bond trader. Survivors include his wife. Dr. Charles R. Epperson Jr., Nov. 14, of Indianapolis, at age 80. He was a member of Delta Upsilon, a dentist and assistant professor of dentistry at Indiana University. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles R. Epperson Sr. ’28. Survivors include his wife.


Judith Hull Messick, Nov. 18, of Daytona Beach, Fla., at age 80, of sudden aortic dissection. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, a teacher of emotionally disturbed children, high school science teacher, community volunteer and homemaker. Survivors include her husband. Robert S. Julian, Nov. 23, of Winnetka, Ill., at age 80. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega, community volunteer and businessman. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Moore Julian ’60 and a grandson, Jonathon R. Macias ’18.


John H. Carson, Dec. 31, in Layton, Utah, at age 78. He was a Putnam County (Ind.) auditor and commissioner, business manager and community volunteer. He was preceded in death by his mother, Esther Reynolds Carson ’31. Survivors include his wife. Donna Maly Odar, Jan. 15, of Richland, Mich., at age 78. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega and Phi Beta Kappa; a junior high school teacher; associate librarian; community volunteer; and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband. Dr. David G. Yahnke, Oct. 16, in Farmington, Mo., at age 77. He was a member of Sigma Nu, a Rector Scholar, obstetrician and gynecologist. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Rist Yahnke ’61, and daughters, Karen Yahnke Bump ’87 and Kristin L. Yahnke ’94.


Sherrin Seabolt Kraus, Nov. 27, of Hanover, Ind., at age 75. She was a member of Delta Zeta and the Washington C. DePauw Society, a teacher and a homemaker. Survivors include her husband.


Karen Peters Marcum, Nov. 20, of New Castle, Ind., at age 75. She was the founding director of North Campus Alternative School, a private counselor for Comprehensive Mental Health at Henry County Hospital, director of Special Education for Henry County School Corp. and a homemaker.


Patricia von Fischer Geldard, Jan. 17, of Clemson, S. C., at

Andrew J. Paine Jr. ’59, Jan. 29, of Indianapolis, at age 80, from cancer. He was a member of Sigma Nu, the Washington C. DePauw Society and the DePauw Board of Trustees and had a 37-year career in banking. He became president and chief operating officer of Indiana National Bank in 1979 and retired in 1998 as president and chief executive officer of NBD Bank N.A. and executive vice president of First Chicago NBD Corp. He served on the board of directors of AmerUs Group, Indianapolis Life Insurance Co., Bankers Life of New York, Indianapolis Power & Light Co., IPALCO Enterprises and Indiana National Corp. He served as president of DePauw Alumni Association; served on DePauw’s Board of Visitors; and co-chaired DePauw’s Campaign for DePauw: Leadership for a New Century. DePauw honored him with an Alumni Citation in 1978 and the Old Gold Goblet in 2001. He was a passionate supporter of the arts and civic institutions. He was president of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis and served as chairman of the board of Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, director of Indiana State Symphony Society, co-chairman of The Circle City Classic, president and director of United Way of Central Indiana and director of Indianapolis Children’s Museum. He was honored by many civic organizations, including being recognized as a Sagamore of the Wabash by three Indiana governors. He received the Indianapolis Jaycees Key Man award in 1972 and the Junior Achievement Gold Leadership Award in 1983. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, John S. Medaris ’32, and mother-in-law, Dorothy Vehslage Medaris ’33. Survivors include his wife, Jane Medaris Paine ’60; daughter, Stephaine Paine Crossin ’87; son, Andrew J. Paine III ’91; sister, Melinda Paine Geraldson ’65; grandson, Andrew J. Paine IV ’20; son-in-law, James A. Crossin III ’85; daughter-in-law, Amy Orlando Paine ’90; brother-in-law, Raymond I. Geraldson Jr. ’62; niece, Amy Geraldson Bhote ’91; and nephew, Raymond I. Geraldson III ’95. Rhett W. Butler ’62, Nov. 22, of Lake Forest, Ill. and Paradise Valley, Ariz., at age 77. He was a member of Sigma Chi and the Washington C. DePauw Society and was a successful businessman. He served on DePauw’s Board of Trustees since 1993. He served as mayor of Lake Forest, Ill., and was president of Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He served on the boards of Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, Lake Forest College, Joffery Ballet, Ballet Arizona and the Lake Forest Symphony. He was a past member of DePauw Alumni Association Board of Directors; served on the Parents’ Executive Committee; was Annual Fund class agent; and 25th year reunion Alumni Convocation speaker. Survivors include his wife, Kay Burney Butler ’62; daughters, Karen Butler Connell ’92 and Elizabeth Butler Pruett ’89; brother-in-law, Robert G. Burney ’58; and niece, Susan Burney Fletcher ’83. age 75. She was a member of Alpha Pi, a retired speech pathologist, community volunteer and homemaker. Survivors include her husband.


David L. Hanselman Sr., Jan. 23, of Fort Myers, Fla., at age 73. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi, a Rector Scholar, attorney and judge. Survivors include his wife, Vicki Wolf Hanselman ’69, and sister, Ruth Hanselman Crum ’65.

David L. Terry, Nov. 27, of Wakefield, R.I., at age 71. He was a member of Sigma Chi and had a career in accounting and health care finance. Survivors include his wife, Jan Miltenberger Terry ’69; brother, Michael A. Terry ’74; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Godfrey Terry ’76; and nephew, David G. Terry ’11.


Allan C. Martin, Jan. 3, of Gilbert, Ariz., at age 67. He was a member of Sigma Chi and general

manager of corporate finance at General Electric Healthcare. Michael H. Riddle, Oct. 24, of Greenwood, Ind., at age 72. He spent his career in education. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Calvert Riddle ’73. Thomas E. Schenck Sr., Oct. 12, of Asheboro, N.C., at age 90. He was a minister in the Wesleyan Church. Survivors include his wife.


Trudi L. Boyd, Oct. 30, of Indianapolis, at age 65, from cancer. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and high school mathematics teacher. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Sara Kennedy Kivett ’33. Survivors include sister, Cynthia Boyd Steffens ’75. Amy Ziegler Battencourt Skiles, Nov. 11, of Foley, Ala., at age 66. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, a homemaker and a marriage, family and child therapist.


Robert O. Koerner, Dec. 8, of Martinsville, Ind., at age 73. He was a physical education teacher. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn K. Koerner ’76. Juliana Walton, Dec. 28, of Minneapolis, Minn., at age 65, from cancer. She was a member of Delta Gamma and the Washington C. DePauw Society, worked for IVI Travel (Chicago), in real estate of Jackson Hole and for United Airlines. She retired from the U.S. Forest Service in 2017. Survivors include her sister, Jan Walton Rubsam ’76.


Rosemary Latham Kumpf, Dec. 6, of Brazil, Ind., at age 86. She was a special education teacher and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her first and second husband.


Scott E. Stacke, Oct. 30, of Lake Bluff, Ill., at age 53. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi, worked in advertising at DDB Needham Worldwide and later as an investment counselor at William Blake & Co.


Betty Judy Harmless, Oct. 7, in Greencastle, Ind., at age 92. She was assistant women’s golf coach at DePauw from 1989 through 2001. She served as longtime adviser to Pi Beta Phi sorority chapter at DePauw. She was a regular competitor in Indiana Women’s Golf Association state tournaments and served as the organization’s president in 1980. She was president of Indiana Senior Women’s Golf Association in 1983 and 2001. She won the Old Ladies Golf Association Championship shooting an 85. She was preceded in death by her husband. Kent B. Mecum, Nov. 8, in Indianapolis, at age 87. He was a professor emeritus of romance languages at DePauw and member of the faculty for almost a quarter century. He was a graduate of Butler University. He served in Army counterintelligence in the Panama Canal. He worked for Indiana Bell before returning to Indiana University to earn his master’s and doctoral degrees. He was recipient of a Fulbright award. He led DePauw students on Winter Term Spanish immersion programs to Mexico for more than 20 years. He was honored by Argentina’s John F. Kennedy University for fostering student exchanges. His book, “The Practical Idealism of Vicente Rocafuerte” was published in 1976 and was the official gift of the United States to Latin America during the bicentennial. He served as president of Midwest Association of Latin American Studies. He was preceded in death by his wife.

F. Walker Gilmer, Jan. 21, 2018, in Greencastle, Ind., at age 82. He was professor emeritus of English at DePauw. He joined the faculty in 1963 and retired in 1997. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English with Phi Beta Kappa honors from the University of Virginia. He received a master’s in literature and a doctorate in American literature from Northwestern University. In 1977, he was named the KTKPanhellenic Professor of the Year; was awarded the Gold Key in 1987; and was recipient of the Fred C. Tucker Distinguished Career Award three years later. The Fred C. Tucker award recognizes faculty members who have made notable contributions to DePauw by their commitments to students, teaching excellence, their chosen disciplines and service to the University. He was the first professor at DePauw to teach a course in African-American literature and to shift from a lecture to a discussion-centered classroom. In 1970, he published “Horace Liveright, Publisher of the Twenties,” which led to television appearances and a New York Times book review. He and his wife Peggy, who also taught at DePauw, established The Peggy and Walker Gilmer Scholarship, which allows promising students of greatest need to enjoy the full richness of the DePauw education. His legacy continues with the Walker Gilmer Prize, which is awarded to the junior or senior English major at DePauw who is most outstanding in literature. He was preceded in death by his wife. committeeman and president of the Putnam County Republican Women’s Club. She was elected as Madison Township trustee assessor in 1994. Survivors include daughter, Cathleen Waldron Genato ’77; daughter, Cheryl Waldron Musgrave ’79; sonin-law, Robert P. Musgrave II ’79; granddaughter, Margaret G. Musgrave ’11; and grandson-in-law, Andrew S. Pfaff ’12.


Jane E. Brooks, Jan. 22, of Noblesville, Ind., at age 55. She was a major gift officer for the alumni departments of Ball State and DePauw universities. She was preceded in death by her husband. Betty Hiles Waldron, Nov. 22, of Blanchester, Ohio, at age 79. She worked at DePauw in Roy O. West Library and later in the Registrar’s Office. She served as Greencastle (Ind.) president and district director of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women, Putnam County Republican Party chair, precinct


















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creating a legacy Roger B. Nelsen ’64: “DePauw was my model for teaching” Alumni Board member ROGER B. NELSEN ’64, emeritus professor of mathematics at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., credits DePauw with preparing him for a lengthy and successful career in higher education. “I decided to be a college professor primarily because of faculty I got to know at DePauw,” he explains. “I modelled my teaching on the great role models I had at DePauw.” An Indianapolis native and graduate of North Central High School, Nelsen was recruited to DePauw by the legendary admissions head John Wittich ’44. Nelsen, a Rector Scholar who majored in mathematics, also was exposed to such fields as political science, physics, philosophy and many more through DePauw’s liberal arts curriculum. Of special importance, he learned the art of writing. It wasn’t until later in life that Nelsen would truly appreciate the benefits of this wide-ranging education. “Without that liberal arts background I don’t think I would have been as good of a teacher,” he explains. The accessible teachers, high-quality classroom experiences and scholarly yet social campus lifestyle that Nelsen experienced at DePauw shaped his view of higher education and he has spent his career reflecting that experience to his own students and colleagues. Now, as an active and dedicated alumnus, Nelsen plans to provide for the education of future DePauw students. Recognizing that the Rector Scholarship enabled him to attend college, he has set up a DePauw Trust scholarship fund of his own, to be fully funded through his estate. Based on a deep conviction in the power of the liberal arts and of need-based financial aid to change lives, Nelsen now looks forward to making his own contribution to the DePauw legacy.

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John J. Baughman '48: From Asbury Hall to a Foxhole in France, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Rector Scholars: George Gore

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