Howard Hewitt – Another Wabash alum is continuing his career with Teach for America. Gary James ’10 taught in Washington D.C. after graduation and has most recently worked in communications.
James ’10 has been named Manager of Regional Communications. He will provide support and leadership for 12 Managing Directors of Regional Communications in excecuting media plans for Teach for America’s 48 regions.
James is just the latest Wabash grad to continue his career in the education field after completing his classroom commitment. Jeremy Robinson ’04x was on campus for a recruitment event last week. After his teaching commitment in Chicago, he earned a masters at Oxford and returned to Chicago where he teaches in a charter school, Rauner College Prep.
James’ classmate Patrick McAlister ’10 also was a TFA classroom instructor, and then worked for TFA. This week he began new duties at Teach Plus as the new Network Coordinator. “I’m thrilled to be part of an organization that helps teachers use their classroom experience to build policies that will lead to better outcomes for their kids,” McAlister said.
Dr. C. Patrick Tyndall ’92 will present a talk today: “August Wilson and Black Rage: The Good, the Bad, and the Family.”
C. Patrick Tyndall ’92 is from Brooklyn, NY. After Wabash, he completed his M.A. degree in Playwriting from Miami University at Ohio, and then his Ph.D. in Theater History/Criticism/Theory from the University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation is entitled “August Wilson’s Play Cycle: A Healing Black Rage for Contemporary African Americans.” An actor, playwright, director, dramaturg, and scholar, Dr. Tyndall’s research on August Wilson is included in August Wilson and Black Aesthetics as well as other notable publications. Patrick’s lecture is co-sponsored by the MXI, the Dean’s Office, and the Department of Theater.
Welcome back to campus, Patrick!
Two Wabash alumni-owned businesses were among 100 employers selected for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce – 2014 Best Places to Work in Indiana:
Small Companies (15-74 U.S. employees) Company/ Primary Indiana Location: Hanapin Marketing, Bloomington, IN -Pat East ‘00, Founder. Hanapin just celebrated its 10-Year Anniversary since it was founded!
Medium Companies (75-249 U.S. employees) Company/Primary Indiana Location: Apparatus, Indianapolis, Kelly Pfledderer ’96, CEO.
The top companies in the state were determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. Actual rankings for the companies will be unveiled at a May 1 awards dinner. Click here for the news release.
Philip M. Coons M.D. ’67 has just published his memoir, “String Bean, Buster, the Grumpy Gourmet and Other Personas: A Memoir,” which includes some “Wabash Stories.” The book is available through Universe and Amazon.
Congratulations, Phil, and thanks for sharing!
Mark Flexter ’79 has published his first novel, through Amazon. It is entitled “Men of Letters,” a local historical fiction story based at Wabash College and Montgomery County.
Click here to read about the book and Mark’s thoughts about his writing.
Pete Kempf ’06 was named the new head football coach at DeKalb High School in Waterloo, IN. He graduated from DeKalb in 2002, where he was on the football and track teams, as he was during his years at Wabash.
Peter will leave East Noble High School, where he was a teacher and the football team’s defensive coordinator, the head boys track coach and the chair of the social studies department. He has also coached and taught at Huntington North and Carroll.
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David R. Stone ’91 has published a new article, “Russia, Gay Rights, and the Sochi Olympics” in Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective, February 2014 (volume 7, issue 6, Ohio State University Department of History), which explores the roots of Russia’s new law on homosexual propaganda and the increasing intolerance of Russian society. Click here to read David’s article.
David has been Professor of History at Kansas State University since 1999. After graduating from Wabash, he received his Ph.D. in Russian history from Yale University in 1997. He is the director of the Institute for Military History and 20th Century Studies and the Pickett Professor of Military History at Kansas State University, and an award-winning author. He specializes in Russia and the Soviet Union, South Asia and military history, and teaches courses in Russian, European, and South Asian history.
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Kansas State University.