Jim Amidon ’87 always fights

Jim Amidon ’87 has fought cancer five times.  As almost everyone knows, Jim arrived at Wabash as a freshman in 1983 and never left.  After graduation he worked in various positions through the years, including Director of Sports Information, Director of Public Affairs and Marketing, and is currently the Chief of Staff and Board of Trustees Secretary for the College.

Jim, Sammie, and Chris.

Click here for a story about Jim and his family featured in this week’s local Journal Review.  You won’t forget it.

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Mark Holcomb ’84 receives Boys & Girls Club award

Mark Holcomb ’84 received the Stan Naccarato Community Service Award presented by the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA in February, for his contributions to the community.  Click here to read the news release.

Mark is Vice President and shareholder at Morton McGoldrick, P.S. law firm, focusing on real estate transactions involving large commercial and residential properties, and estate planning.  After Wabash, earned his JD from Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington.

Congratulations Mark!


Photo courtesy of
Morton McGoldrick, P.S.


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Mark W. McNeely ’69 named Indiana Top Lawyer

Mark W. McNeely ’69 was recently listed by the 2014 The Legal Network as a “Top Lawyer in Indiana” for highest ethical standards and professional excellence.  Mark is attorney with McNeely Law Office in Shelbyville, IN.  He is also a licensed Mediator.

After Wabash, Mark earned his JD from Indiana University.

Thanks for sharing, Mark!



Photo courtesy of
McNeely Law Office.

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Lt. Tom Dujmovich ’94 completes FBI national academy training

Pendleton District Commander Lieutenant Tom Dujmovich ‘94 recently completed the FBI National Academy program in Quantico, Virginia. The 256th Session of the FBI National Academy was a ten week course covering advanced investigative, management and fitness training for officers from 47 states and 23 international countries.  Click here to read the news release.

After Wabash, Tom earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Ball State and then graduated from the Indiana State Police Academy in 1996, the beginning of his law enforcement career.  In 2012 he was promoted to District Lieutenant at Pendleton, IN.



Photo courtesy of
Department of Police, The State of Indiana

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Travis Merrill ’98 named Sr. VP & Chief of Marketing at FLIR Systems

Travis Merrill ’98 will join FLIR Systems, Inc. in the newly-created position of Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in charge of marketing and brand building efforts.  FLIR designs, manufactures, and markets sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness.  Click here to read the news release.

After Wabash, Travis earned an MS in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado Boulder, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Congratulations, Travis!

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Chris Cotterill ’99 – IBJ policy columnist

Chris Cotterill ’99 is a partner at the Faegre Baker Daniels Indianapolis law office.  He is also a columnist for the Indianapolis Business Journal’s INforefront policy blogsite.  Click here to read this week’s column.

Chris was Chief of Staff to Indianapolis Greg Ballard from 2009-2012, and also served as corporation counsel for the city and Marion County.  After Wabash, Chris earned his JD from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington.


Photo courtesy of
Indianapolis Business Journal

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Jason Scheiderer ’03 named Field EMS Advocate of the Year

Jason Scheiderer ’03 received the inaugural Field EMS Advocate of the Year Award in Washington, DC, on March 26th.  Presented by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, this award recognizes EMS professionals for their outstanding volunteer efforts to pass H.R. 809, the Field EMS Quality, Innovation and Cost-Effectiveness Improvement Act. Jason was responsible for securing the original Field EMS Bill sponsor Rep. Buschon (IN-8) and co-sponsor Rep. Carson (IN-7). Jason was one of three people to receive this award.

Jason is a paramedic educator at Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services and lives in Camby, IN, with his wife, Amanda, and son, Graham.


Thank you to Jason’s mother, Sally,
for sharing the news and the photo.

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