Giant Steps: Grandson of Wabash Titan Endows Speaker Series
Planned Giving: Oest Honors W. Norwood Brigance with Speaker Series
Jack Oest is quick to point out that, when it came time for him to start
planning his estate, it was easy. Easy to not think about it at all, that is.
WIFE'S PLEDGE AND BEQUEST ENDOWS DR. MARTIN R. SEE '74 SCHOLARSHIP
Esteemed Indianapolis cardiologist Dr. Martin R. See '74 read his own CT
scan in June of 2017 and diagnosed himself with liver cancer caused by a
melanoma skin lesion he had been treated for...
JOHN BURRELL '69 THANKS WABASH WITH GIFT OF LIFE INSURANCE POLICY
John Burrell '69 chose Wabash over Notre Dame because of the welcoming way
that his tour of Wabash was conducted-and he has never regretted the
decision. Now he...
INVESTMENT EXPERT FRED RUEBECK '61 OFFERS GIFT EXPERTISE IN SUPPORT OF FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS
When an investment expert like Fred Ruebeck '61 recommends the IRA
charitable rollover and charitable gift annuities-two types of gifts he has
made to Wabash College-donors listen. Fred was director...
CATHY, WIDOW OF SKIP LONG '71, ESTABLISHES SCHOLARSHIP TO HONOR HIM, HIS DAD, AND THE WABASH 'MAGIC'
Cathy Long tells the story of how whenever her late husband Skip and his
father would get together, the two Wabash men would serenade the family
with their alma mater's fight song...
DR. JIM CUMMING '61 MAKES GIFT TO WABASH THAT WILL HELP PUT HIS SIX GRANDCHILDREN THROUGH COLLEGE
Jim Cumming '61 has six grandchildren and wants to help all of them pay for
their college educations. He's doing it through a gift to Wabash College,
which he credits for launching his career...
DR. GARY DILLON'S BLENDED GIFT IS IN GRATITUDE FOR LEARNING HIS TOUGHEST LESSON AT WABASH
Dr. Gary Dillon believes in the value of hard work, which is why he and his
wife Ann are establishing a scholarship for Wabash students who have
demonstrated their work ethic-and funding it with a blended gift from his
IRA that includes...
DR. STAN VOGEL '66 GIVES REAL ESTATE THAT PROVIDES HIM INCOME NOW-WITH A GIFT TO WABASH LATE
Dr. Stan Vogel '66 started a stream of family members who have attended
Wabash College, and he is currently receiving a stream of income from a
gift of real estate that will...
RAY KNIGHT '69 GOES FROM ORPHAN TO PHYSICIAN; IN THANKS HE MAKES GIFT FROM SALE OF PORSCHE
Dr. E. Ray Knight '69, grateful for the scholarships that enabled him to
attend Wabash and then go on to medical school, recently decided to donate
half of the proceeds from the sale...
TWO DETOURS LEAD TO SUCCESS AND TO GIFTS OF GRATITUDE
Victor R. Lindquist '54 had to take a slight detour between high school and
college, working for three years to save enough money to attend Wabash on
scholarship. That and...
WABASH RESPONSE TO SMALL GIFT LEADS TO MUCH LARGER GIFTS
The Wabash response to a friend's small gift stirred Robert "Bob" Schwab
'56 to begin donating regularly more than 50 years ago-a tradition that
recently led Bob and his wife, Martha, to establish...
DON KERNER '62: SCHOLARSHIPS, A GIFT BACK, AND A STOLEN MASCOT SUIT
I visited with Don Kerner '62 just a few years ago, as he was helping rally
his classmates to pull off their 50th reunion. He'd called me and invited
me to join him for lunch, where among...
FAIRES-BAKER SCHOLARSHIP HONORS WABASH-DPU FRIENDSHIP
Ross Faires (Wabash '58) and James Baker (DePauw '53) maintained a special
relationship. Their lives initially became intertwined as colleagues at
Arvin Industries of Columbus, Indiana, where their...
HONORING 7 WABASH MEN IN HER WILL-A WIDOW'S REMEMBRANCE
Carol Dyer's husband, Mr. Robert "Bob" R. Dyer '37, was one of seven men in
Carol's family who graced the halls and classrooms of Wabash between 1867
and 1937. These men included Carol's great-grandfather...
MINISTER'S SON CREATES SCHOLARSHIP FOR FUTURE WABASH MEN
As the son of a minister who traveled to rural areas, Thomas Leroy Houk Jr.
'62 grew up in small farm communities in northwest Indiana. "Clergy make a
decision to follow their calling in lieu of"...
SCHOLARSHIP HONORS LEGACY OF GAS MASK INVENTOR JAMES BERT GARNER, BS 1893
Sarah (Sally) Gustafson's son told her, "Mom, if you don't write
grandfather's history, no one will." That story-which is to be a book
CAVANAUGH FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP PAYS IT FORWARD
While still in high school, Eric "Rick" Cavanaugh '76 and his parents were
assured by Bob Mitchum H '59 that Wabash College was a good investment.
Rick proved them right. "I wanted to be"...
"TAGALONG SISTER" HONORS BROTHER'S TEACHING LEGACY
Growing up in Chicago in the 1930s, Ruth Thomys remembers her brother
Karl-Heinz Planitz with great fondness. "He was a wonderful brother who
never minded a little sister"...
BELOVED PROFESSOR MAKES GIFT TO HELP WABASH-AND HERSELF
Dr. Melissa A. Butler was one of three female Wabash instructors when she
began teaching political science in 1976. Some alumni complained that a
woman shouldn't be
FATHER GIVES BACK FOR HIS SON'S WELL-ROUNDED LEARNING EXPERIENCE AT WABASH
The first time Adam Miller '05 visited campus, his dad, David Miller, saw
that Wabash was a special place...
LONGTIME WRITER'S GIFT WILL HELP STUDENTS MAKE THEIR OWN WABASH MEMORIES
For more than two decades Susan Veatch Cantrell honored Wabash men and
their families by telling their stories with her words: feature articles in Wabash Magazine, official citations and...
PAUL SAXTON '60 GIVES TO WABASH IN THANKS FOR A SECOND CHANCE
Paul A. Saxton '60 is grateful to Wabash for giving him a second chance at
college. Saxton would later go on to a successful business career, retiring as
chairman and CEO of...
JIM HUTCHESON '68 CONTINUES SERVING OTHERS WITH GIFTS TO WABASH
Retirement bored Jim Hutcheson '68. So he earned a nursing degree at
Northern Michigan University and has worked in the renal care unit at OSF
St. Francis Medical Center...
LEGENDARY WRESTLING COACH MAX SERVIES '58 AND WIFE NANCY PIN DOWN A GIFT TO WABASH
Growing up in Crawfordsville, Max Servies '58 knew all along where he
wanted to attend college: Wabash. "I didn't have to go anywhere else"...
FOOTBALL MOM SCORES WITH GIFT OF LIFE INSURANCE
When his high school football coach first mentioned Wabash College as a
possibility for a college football career, Rensselaer's Addrian Frederick
BEQUEST FROM A TRAVELING MAN WILL HELP WABASH STUDENTS GO PLACES
Students at Oxford University in England get a six-week break between terms
to write papers. Robert E. Armstrong '74 used his instead to travel all
DOCTOR'S GIFT CELEBRATES WABASH'S HELP IN "EVERYTHING I'VE ACCOMPLISHED"
Dr. Norm Armstrong '58 likes to joke about why he chose Wabash College.
"I grew up in a family with eight children-all boys," said the plastic
surgeon, who grew up near"...
TESTAMENTARY TRUSTS CREATED FOR GROWN CHILDREN WITH REMAINDER VALUES TO SUPPORT WABASH
The Wabash education of W. Dale Compton '49 drove his success as a Ford
researcher and college professor. "Most men who graduate from Wabash would concur that"...
DR. MARK LAPIERE '92: Bequest by young alum demonstrates appreciation for Wabash
When Dr. Mark Lapiere '92 initially visited Wabash, he was told he'd be
only the second person in 25 years to pursue pre-veterinarian studies on
campus. But Dr. Austin Brooks, who...
PROFESSOR AND FARMER: OVAL MYERS JR. '58 SUPPORTS WABASH WITH GIFT ANNUITY
Oval Myers Jr. '58 jokes that he became involved in international
agricultural work because "the West was already won and I was too old to go
WABASH LEGEND CONTINUES GIVING BACK TO CAMPUS HE LOVES
In 1947, Dr. Victor M. Powell was teaching at Dartmouth College when Wabash
Dean Byron Trippet asked him to interview for a job as a speech instructor.
In that postwar time...
GIFT BY THE BANGHARTS WILL YIELD BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR WABASH
John T. Banghart '58 founded businesses selling turf grass (sod) and
growing nursery stock for landscape use. So he understands the importance
of planting seeds...
MULTIPLE PLANNED GIFTS: DR. SHERMAN FRANZ '59 EXPRESSES DEEP APPRECIATION
Home base is Columbus, Indiana, but Dr. Sherman Franz '59 is also a
psychiatrist Down Under. In the last few years, Sherm and Jacqueline, his
wife of 46 years, have...
An Influenced Life: JIM TALLEY '78 supports wabash with bequest
It seems to Jim Talley '78 that one of his favorite Wabash memories
concerns "It Seems to Me That ... "
"On Thursdays, during the"...