Wabash was a winner not once, but three times on November 16 in Greencastle!
Professor of Political Science Ethan Hollander and Professor of Economics Christie Byun took home the winning trophy from the Monon Chili Throwdown on Monon Bell Game day in Greencastle. Ethan and Christie, the only entrants from Wabash out of nine chili entries, submitted their prize-winning, 23-0 Chorizo Chili, and took home the Silver Ladle Trophy. The money raised from the cook-off went to Main Street Greencastle projects.
On the same day, Wabash College students were winners, too, as they sponsored the first “Monon Well-Beer for Water,” to raise money to build a clean water drinking well in Swaziland.
The third set of winners was the Wabash Little Giants and their fans, for beating DePauw and winning their 5th straight Monon Bell game. Wabash dominated the first half en route to a 38-21 victory in the 120th Monon Bell Classic.
Jeffrey W. Ferrand ’00 is now associate attorney at Leeuw Oberlies & Campbell PC in Indianapolis, where Jeff Oberlies ’83 is a founding partner of the firm. Jeff Ferrand currently practices in all areas of civil defense, but focuses on litigating disputes relating to insurance coverage, insurance fraud, arson, and bad faith.
On November 14, Jeff presented a seminar discussing “Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Claims” at the 2013 National Business Institute’s Insurance Coverage Litigation in Indianapolis.
Postscript to the original blog on November 13:
Jeff received the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award and the Dennis Nebergall Award at the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators (NSPII) conference on November 17. The awards are presented for “outstanding achievement in the fight against fraudulent insurance claims.”
Jeff Ferrand ’00 (right) receives the Oustanding Achievement Award at NSPII 2013.
Jeff Ferrand was a Psychology major at Wabash, and then earned his JD from Indiana University School of Law. Congratulations, Jeff!
Photo courtesy of
Nation Society of Professional Insurance Investigators
Thank you to Jud Scott ’80
for the news update.
Dr. Mauri A. Ditzler ’75 has been named the 16h President of Albion College in Michigan, effective July 1, 2014.
After serving at Wabash as Dean of the College 1999-2005, Mauri went to Monmouth College in Illinois where he has been President since 2005. Mauri was a summa cum laude graduate of Wabash where he majored in chemistry and speech and earned a doctorate in analytical chemistry from Duke University.
Click here for the press release.
Photo courtesy of Albion College.
Dean of the College Gary Phillips will speak tonight at Lynchburg College, his own undergrad alma mater. He will discuss problems confronting higher education today, the historical record of the liberal arts in dealing with changing social challenges, and the research done by the Wabash College Center for Inquiry.
Dean Phillips is a 1971 graduate of Lynchburg College (BA, Magna Cum Laude in religion, philosophy, and English), Vanderbilt Divinity School (MDiv, Magna Cum Laude in Biblical Studies), and Vanderbilt University (PhD with Highest Distinction in New Testament studies and linguistics). He has studied at the Sorbonne and Collége de France, Paris. Phillips has taught at Holy Cross College and the University of the South (Sewanee). Before becoming dean of Wabash College, he served in a number of key administrative roles: grants officer, director of Special Studies, director of First Year Program, and Religion Department chair.
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Richard J Stephenson ’62 is Chairman and CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America. He is also Gateway for Cancer Research chairman, which held its annual Cures Gala on October 26 in Chicago — raising nearly $2.1 million for clinical trials for cancer treatment.
Gateway for Cancer Research Chairman Richard J Stephenson with Dr. Stacie Macari and 2010 American Idol winner Lee DeWyze at the annual Cures Gala to benefit cancer research. (Photo courtesy of PRweb.com).
Dick founded Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in 1988, following the death of his mother from cancer. To keep his mother’s spirit alive, Richard created a new model of care, a whole-person cancer treatment providing patient-centered approach to cancer treatment.
Matthew Deleget ’94 has been selected to exhibit his work at the 2014 Whitney Biennial exhibit in NYC beginning in March 2014, the 77th in the Museum’s ongoing series of Annuals and Biennials begun in 1932.
Matthew is a contemporary artist whose focus is Reductive Abstraction. He is founder and director of MINUS SPACE in New York, the only gallery of its kind in the United States which specializes in reductive abstract art on the international level.
Matthew majored in German and Art at Wabash, then earned an MFA in Painting and an MS in Theory, Criticism and History of Art, Design and Architecture from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Click here to read more about his art and artist’s statement on his personal web site.
Gene Miiller ’75 is men’s basketball coach at Washington High School in Washington, IN. He is also his own boss, as he is Athletic Director for the school, too. He has been coaching for 38 years, starting with his first job as interim coach at Kankakee Valley High School after graduating from Wabash.
Gene has a 614-275 career record that includes three state titles with Washington (2008, ’10 and ’11) and one runner-up finish at Vincennes Lincoln (1984) and more wins than the rest of the coaches in the Big Eight Conference combined (569). In 2012, Gene was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
Have a great season, Gene!
Portrait courtesy of
Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame