Jacob teaching English at Speedway High School.
Common Core is currently a hot topic in the field of educational standards. Jacob Pactor ’04 teaches English at Speedway High School plans to keep on teaching in his same style, however the Common Core debate ends up. He models his teaching on the traditional teaching at Wabash – a student can’t hide in Jacob’s class!
After Wabash, Jacob earned a master’s in English from Butler University, and he is part of the Teach Plus Teaching Fellows, sponsored by the local Mind Trust education reform group.
Click here to read an interview with Jacob about his teaching style and goals.
Josh Bronaugh ’04 will be the guest speaker on April 5 at the fifth breakfast in the 47th annual Lenten Breakfast Series sponsored by the Church Men United of Montgomery County.
Josh grew up in Montgomery County, graduating from North Montgomery High School and Wabash. He is employed by HI-TEMP Refractories in Crawfordsville and lives in nearby Darlington with his family. Josh is also active in the Montgomery County Men for Christ group that has sponsored Men’s Retreats and Conferences.
Indianapolis hosted the “NFL Combine” last week, which prompted a Crawfordsville grade school to put on its own Second Annual Nicholson Combine. Rex Ryker ’97 is the Principal at Meredith Nicholson Elementary School. He invited members of the Wabash football team to join his students in showing off their athletic skills, which added to the excitement and learning activities.
Given the weather and the time of year, running inside WAS allowed, with the 40 yard dash and other fetes taking place in the hallways of the school. Twelve football players took part, giving the Nicholson students a chance to literally look up to athletes.
Before becoming Nicholson’s principal, Rex was Assistant Principal at Tuttle Middle School and English Teacher/Head Football Coach at Crawfordsville High School. He has earned graduate degrees in education as Educational Specialist and Educational System Administration, and is currently working towards a PhD in Educational Leadership and Administration at Indiana State University, with expected completion in 2015.
Kurt Snyder ’89 has been named the Director of Continuing Education at the Indiana University School of Medicine, for physicians and other health care providers in Indiana, around the nation, and online. He has experience with technology and marketing as the principal owner of Xsimple, a marketing and consulting firm.
Kurt also has a legal background, having earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis. He also teaches as an adjunct professor for the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in business law and business computer applications. Click here to read more about Kurt’s professional background.
Artist Matthew Deleget ’94 is one of the artists selected for the 2014 Biennial exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art from March 7–May 25 in New York. This Biennial will be the last to take place in the current museum before the Whitney moves downtown to its new building in the spring of 2015.
Matthew was announced as an exhibiting artist last fall. Congratulations, Matthew!
Scott Boone ‘81 is the new defensive coordinator for University of Nevada football. He leaves The College of William and Mary, where he was the defensive coordinator for the past three seasons and a finalist for the FCS Coordinator of the Year award.
Scott Boone was an assistant coach at Wabash from 1983 to 1996 and head baseball coach from 1986 to 1997. He is a member of the Wabash College Athletic Hall of Fame and was honored in 2011 for his outstanding contribution to the program.
Click here for the news release.
Photo courtesy of
University of Nevada.
Alan White ’60 and his wife own the historic Yountsville Mill on the west side of Crawfordsville. They purchased the mill, historic home, and property on Sugar Creek in 2009 and have been restoring it over the last several years.
Alan entered a photograph of the mill in a contest sponsored by the Crawfordsville/Montgomery County Chamber of commerce. His photo was selected for a new tourism promotion for the local area, to be used in the creation of a limited edition puzzle — hopefully the first of an annual tourism project.
Click here to read the news story about the puzzle and its selection.
Photo courtesy of
Bob Cox/Journal Review.