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Where are They Now? The Alumni Brothers of Phi Kappa Psi: Wabash College


J.D (Jack) Haywood '75 is currently serving as the President of the Indiana Gamma House Corporation.He lives in New Albany, Indiana. His wife, Karen, and him own and operate Pro Laminators in Sellersburg, Indiana. They specialize in providing unique finishing services to the printing industry. Jack and Karen have two adult children who live near them in New Albany, Indiana. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wabash College where he was a history major. In addition to a variety of community activities in which he has participated over the years, he enjoys genealogy research and spending time with his family. His wife, Karen, is a breast cancer survivor and is active with Susan G. Komen For the Cure.

Thom Zimmer is currently finishing his Masters in Education in order to begin his Principal Licensure Program and is staying active running in the Indianapolis Mini-Marathon this coming weekend. He owns/runs Musical Mood Maker Dj Service which he started when he left Wabash 15 years ago. His youngest, Adilyn, will be starting Kindergarten this Fall and his wife, Deanna, is in the process of starting her own catering/design company.

John Berck '85 is currently serving as Director of Admissions at the Great Lakes Maritime Academy in Michigan.

Bhasker Dave '91 has had been keeping himself busy since he left Wabash. He has served as Senior Consultant at BearingPoint, Managing Consultant at Point Management Group, and Project Manager at Freddie Mac. He is currently Principal at Synteractive, Inc.

Dan Spomar '98  was initiated in 1995.  After Wabash he graduated from IU School of Medicine and completed a residency in Neurosurgery at the University of Illinois. He is currently a neurosurgeon at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. He lives in Greenwood, IN.  His wife is a lawyer and they have 3 children - twin boys age 4 and a daughter age 2.

AJ Lyman '05 is currently working for FEMA as a Voluntary Agency Liaison down in Galveston, Texas on the ongoing Hurricane Ike recovery efforts. He spends his time getting Long Term Recovery Committees to speak with all parties involved in the process then guiding and counseling their progress. Other than that he spends his time hanging out on the beach and enjoying life. 

Ryan Yates '05 is in his fifth year of chiropractic school at Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he has specialized in a technique called NUCCA where we work with the brainstem to correct autonomic nervous system dysfunction.  He works with those who have autism (the entire spectrum), Parkinson's, MS, GB, etc.  He loves what he does.  He was a Lilly and was accepted to medical school, but he wanted more than drugs and surgery to help his patients. In June he will be moving to Seattle, WA  for his NUCCA residency (three years) and  intends on opening a practice in Coeur d'Alene, ID thereafter.

Gregory Peckham'82 is proud to say that he is serving a year-long tour of duty in Landstuhl, Germanny. He is a respiratory therapist in civilian life as well as in the Navy Reserve. He volunteered to go and render care to casualties from Iraq & Afghanistan that come to Landstuh Regional Medical Center (the largest military hospital outside the continental US). 

Mark Humbert '74 He considered himself a successful alumnus until Feb. 26, when Scripps-Howard advised  all of the employees of the Rocky Mountain News (at the time Denver's most popular newspaper) that they were publishing their final issue on that night (for the next morning). One thing his wife, Allison, and Mark have had going   for them for the past five years is their community magazine, Local Color, in Brighton, Colo., and their e-mail/online news sheet, The Daily Post. Both of those seem to be succeeding, supplemented by the Brighton Guide, which they published for the Chamber of Commerce.  They have done a lot in their community: as founders/sponsors of Help  for  Homes, a twice-a-year paint-up, fix-up effort to help the disabled and senior citizens; as donors of a $1,000 scholarship to a Brighton school district senior who indends to study writing/journalism; as financial and volunteer supporters of the Boys & Girls Club and the heART of Brighton campaign to renovate their Armory as a  performing arts center.  Still, that newspaper income, especially for the past 11 years, is sorely missed by Mark Humbert.  His  website is if you want to see his publication. 




I would like to update the Alumni section with names of Alumni and what they are currently doing (job, family, etc.) Hopefully I can get a wide variety of responses soon so I can update this section so prospective students and current brothers can see the great things Phi Kappa Psi's alumni are doing. Thanks.


David Newhart '15

Corresponding Secretary