Wabash Celebrates Homecoming
by Richard Paige
September 29, 2015
As the calendar turns to fall and alumni return to their alma mater, Wabash College celebrated the contributions of its men to society as part of its Homecoming Weekend festivities.
Saturday was the heart of all activities with the Alumni Awards Chapel, the Leadership luncheon, and the Little Giants 38-0 win over Hiram.
The activity began Thursday with Chapel Sing, one of Wabash’s most cherished rites of passage in front of Pioneer Chapel. Theta Delta Chi won the Sing for the second straight year.
Alumni took center stage Saturday with a multitude of festivities. Primary among was Homecoming Alumni Chapel.. The National Association of Wabash Men general meeting, which celebrates the spirit of Barney Hollett ’36, recognizes alumni service winners:
Jeremy Wright Young Alumnus Award: Michael R. Vaughn '00, President, Indiana Sports Corp.; Indianapolis, IN
Fredrick J. Urbaska Civic Service Award: Dr. Stephen J. Jay ’63, Professor; Indianapolis, IN
Clarence A. Jackson Career Service Award: William R. Cook ’66, Professor; Geneseo, NY
Frank W. Misch Alumni Service Award: John C. Schroeder ’69, President and CEO; Evansville, IN
Honorary Alumni: Kealoha L. Widdows H’07 and Elizabeth P. Allen H’57
Alumni Admissions Fellows: Jared D. Grigsby ’01, Teacher; Valparaiso, IN; and David L. Hayhurst ’83, Oral Surgeon; Newburgh, IN
Career Services Fellow: John M. Castro ’97, Institutional Trader; Munster, IN; and Aurelian Bukatko ’73, Senior Executive Partner; Nederland, CO
A noontime luncheon celebrated the College's great tradition of philanthropy and those who demonstrated leadership in their support of Wabash students.
The Wabash College Glee Club capped the weekend with its Homecoming Concert in the Fine Arts Center’s Salter Hall. The concert offered a sampler of Glee Club “chestnuts” as well as several new selections.
Make time to stop by the Eric Dean Gallery in the Fine Arts Center to see 35 Retro: Doug Calisch. The retrospective exhibition, which runs through Dec. 12, celebrates the distinguished 35-year teaching and artistic career of Professor of Art Doug Calisch, who has taught ceramics, sculpture, and photography in his tenure at the College. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.