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National Association of Wabash Men Board of Directors Greg Castanias ’87 President Greg Estell ’85 Vice President Greg Redding ’88 Recorder Scott Medsker ’03 Ross Dillard ’07 Class Agent Representatives Dan Susie ’68 Keith Veal ’92 Regional Association Representatives Tom Runge ’71 Alumni Director Mark Dewart ’87 Past President

Board Members Term Expires May 2013 Brad Maxwell ’83 Scott Benedict ’98 Scott Himsel ’85 Jim Kerr ’92 Khurram Tahir ’01 Term Expires May 2014 Rick Cavanaugh ’76 Art Howe ’82 Scott Smalstig ’88 Kenyatta Brame ’92 Pat East ’00 Term Expires May 2015 Brad Johnson ’71 Terry Hamilton ’89 Kip Chase ’03 Gary Campbell ’99 Eriks Janelsins ’02 Faculty Representative Dan Rogers Student Representative Tyler Wade ’12 62


their parents. Visit Wabash alumni local breweries were well represented in “The Ultimate Guide to Local Beer,” the cover story of April’s Indianapolis Monthly magazine. Included with Waldman’s Triton Brewing Company were: Sun King Brewing Co. (Clay Robinson ’97), Black Swan Brewpub (D. J. McCallister ’97), and Barley Island Brewing Company (Jeff Eaton ’85). There’s also a story about Sun King’s label graphics and mention of Easley Winery (Mark Easley ’90) as a supply source for brew-it yourself. Christian Lybrook has been named director of corporate communications at Healthwise, a health information company in Boise, ID. Healthwise provides health information to physicians, hospitals, and other medical business areas.

94 Kane Dawson has been named president and CEO at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s new Southeast center in Newnan, GA. The center is scheduled to open in August 2012. Chris and Lisa Runge are the proud parents of a son, Becket Anthony Runge, born February 14. Proud grandparents are Carol and Tom Runge ’71. Becket joins his older brothers, Coley, Owen, and Max, and the family resides in Ashburn, VA.

96 Brad Bishop, a lieutenant with the Lafayette, IN, Police Department, is offering the citizens in Lafayette, an opportunity to sit down and talk about neighborhood safety, police issues, and other topics. “Coffee With a Cop” is a relaxed, informal setting held monthly at Buy the Book Coffeehouse in downtown Lafayette. Kelly Pfledderer has been named president of the Indianapolis Parks Foundation executive board. The IPF’s mission is to enhance the recreational, educational, and cultural life of the Indianapolis community by encouraging and soliciting support for the Indianapolis parks system. Kelly is the founder, president, and CEO of Apparatus, which was ranked 10th out of 22 in April’s Indianapolis Business Journal’s “Largest Indianapolis–area Web site Developers” list. Roger and Cassie Busch are the proud parents of a daughter, Chanlie Jo Busch, born March 27. She weighed 7lbs., 7oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long. Roger is the head cross-country coach at Wabash.


Artist and environmentalist Roscoe Wilson’s solo art exhibition, “It’s Getting Hot Out There,” opened at the Nightingale Gallery of Eastern Oregon University in February. Sculptures, drawings, and prints addressed his concern with society’s overconsumption of fossil fuels and its products, and the effect on the environment. Roscoe is an associate professor of art at Miami University Hamilton in Ohio. Thomas Stafford has joined the law firm of Kreig DeVault in Indianapolis. He is an attorney in employee benefits and executive

compensation. His focus is qualified retirement plans. Clay Robinson, owner of Sun King Brewing Company in Indianapolis, placed in three categories at the 2012 World Beer Cup International Competition held in San Diego in May. He placed a bronze in the German-Style doppelbock or elsbock; a gold in the Belgianstyle dark strong ale; and a silver in the classic Irish-style dry stout.

99 After nearly three years as chief of staff for Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, Chris Cotterill is returning to the private sector as partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP. Stepping into the post is Ryan Vaughn ’00, an attorney at Barnes and Thornburg serving as city-county councilor for Indianapolis and Marion County.

00 John Cox was recently named a partner at Bleecker Brodey & Andrews, a creditor’s rights firm serving its clients in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky.

01 Mike Foster writes, “In November 2011, I traveled to New Zealand and Australia for two weeks with two of my pledge brothers, Mark Wallis ’01 and Kris Iwamoto ’01. I presented a paper at a conference at the University of Auckland. We then toured parts of New Zealand and Australia. It was an amazing journey, and I hope we can do another one just like it in the near future!” Loran Dowling writes, “In May 2011, I opened my own business, Dowling Community Acupuncture in South Milwaukee, WI. I am finally in control of my own destiny. Business has been great and growing steadily over the past year. On February 21, my first child, Reese Catherine Dowling, was born.” To read more about Loran’s business, visit Ben Frame, chief technology officer at Apparatus in Indianapolis, delivered the keynote address at the annual GLCA technology conference in March. Wabash was this year’s host to a total of 30 IT staff from nine other GLCA institutions.

02 Grant Goshorn was nominated by his employer, The Indianapolis Children’s Museum, for a ROSE Award. The ROSE (Recognition of Service Excellence) recognizes employees or volunteers who exemplify service excellence in the category of accommodations, attractions, restaurants, retail, and transportation in Indianapolis. Ben Kesling is a recipient of The Deborah Orin Scholarship. The scholarship was established in memory of Ms. Orin, White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief for nearly 20 years, to benefit qualified students at her alma mater. Ben is currently a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

03 J. Blake Zachary, director of technology for South Montgomery Community School Corporation, was recently appointed to

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