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					The following records were compiled by “unofficial” IAWM historian Jon Pactor ’71. They will be
updated once further information is uncovered.

Last updated May 1, 2008.

           Presidents of the Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men
The term Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men probably came into being in the nineteenth
century. Records of the IAWM are not the best. Clarence Merrill was president in 1924. Current
records do not show a president until 1968. Starting for a few years in 1968, the term of the IAWM
president was not a calendar year. At least since 1975, the term has been a calendar year, January
through December.

1968         Thomas S. Hollett                      1988         Samuel L. Montgomery
1969         David Givens                           1989         Mac McNaught
?1970-71     Kiefer Mendehall                       1990         Lee Clark
?1971-72     Les Nell                               1991         J.B. Bachman
?1972-73     Alan C. Stanford                       1992         Mike Shaver
1974         *verifying record                      1993         Marty Gregor
1975         John V. Schlechte                      1994         Christopher E. Baker
1976         Stephen A.Claffey                      1995         Jim Dimos
1977         Stephen A.Claffey                      1996-99      Jon Pactor
1978         Lee Nickerson                          2000         Mark Lazar
1979         Stephen A. Claffey                     2001         Tim Oliver
1980         *verifying record                      2002         John Bridge
1981         *verifying record                      2003         Hugh Vandivier
1982         *verifying record                      2004         Matt Griffith
1983         Skip Adams                             2005         Brad Johnson
1984         David Shane                            2006         David Waldman
1985         Squier Neal                            2007         David Pippen
1986         Tom Ristine                            2008         Daryl Johnson
1987         Eric Cavanaugh
                                 IAWM Scholar-Athlete Awards
The IAWM has long given a scholar-athlete award, sometimes called a student-athlete award, to
the senior who has best demonstrated the combination of scholarship and athletics. As typical, the
record-keeping of the IAWM has not been the best, and piecing the winners is a work in progress
The award is a cash award and a plaque. The list below starts with 1983, but the award was given
for several years before then. This list will be updated.

1984         Scott Douglas                                       Grant Comer
1985         Mike Carter                                         Joshua Robinson
             Roger Grabner                          1998         Daniel Emerson
1986         Michael Haugh                          1999         Kim King
             Robert Molloy                                       Matthew Rose
1987         Jay Herrmann                           2000         Jonathan Haug
1988         Bill Ahrbecker                         2001         Joe Trebly
1989         Joe Turk                               2002         Jared Smit
1990         Mike Funk                              2003         Nate Boulais
             Brian Satterfield                                   Mark Sherer
1991         Steve Turk                             2004         Nick Dawson
1992         *verifying winner                      2005         Chris Healy
1993         *verifying winner                      2006         Jared Bogan
1994         *verifying winner                                   Chris Ogden
1995         Bryan Popp                             2007         Patrick Millikan
1996         Jeremy Wright                                       Nathan Bates
1997         Christopher Combs                      2008         Brian Hilts
                                              The Monon Bell Stag
In 1965, the men of DePauw and Wabash began to gather on the Thursday before the Monon Bell
Game to celebrate their friendly and beloved rivalry. They made new friends and solidified old
friendships. Over the years, men of both schools anxiously awaited the hilarious wit of Tommy
Mont, DePauw's revered football coach, and the wondrous magic tricks of Thad Seymour, Wabash's
president. The crowd consisted of trustees, presidents, football coaches, faculty, and alumni,
young and old. Each school put forth a roaster to add to the merriment and good will. Roasters
have included Andy Paine (DePauw), Bob Bottoms (DePauw), Phil Eskew (DePauw), Steve Goldsmith
(Wabash), Dean Ben Rogge (Wabash), Bill Placher (Wabash), Vic Powell (Wabash), and an array of
other faculty and alumni. The Stag stopped after 1992. The men of the two schools desired to
return to the good old days and revived the stag in 2001.

                                                  Wabash Roasters
The following list contains the men who have honored Wabash men by roasting the Dannies since
1965. The list will be updated to fill in for the missing years starting with 1965.

1968             Vic Powell                                         1988             Bill Placher
1971             Walt Fertig                                        1990             David Orr
1970             Jack Charles                                       1991             Jon Pactor
1972             Joe O'Rourke                                       1992             Kenneth Ganza
1973             Eric Dean                                          1993-2000        No Stag*
1974             Robin Pebworth                                     2001             Jon Pactor
1975             Vic Powell                                         2002             Jim Davlin
1977             David Wilson                                       2003             Scott Quick
1983             Steve Goldsmith                                    2004             Bob Grand
1985             Vic Powell                                         2005             Chris Carr
1986             Mark Miles                                         2006             Dr. J.D. Phillips
1987             Jack Engledow                                      2007             Jon Pactor
*No Stag was held because the Dannies were wusses. The IAWM carried on with a Monon Bell celebration and roasted the Dannies in
their absence.

In 1981, the schools began to honor a Man of the Year, alternating between schools. Upon
restarting the stag in 2001, the schools began to honor distinguished alumni, with Wabash honoring
a DePauw alumnus each year and DePauw honoring a Wabash alumnus each year. The award is now
called the Spirit of the Monon Bell Award. Generally, the recipient is an alumnus who has done well
in his profession and has given back to the community, bringing credit to his alma mater and to the
liberal arts.

                                 Spirit of the Monon Bell Award Winners
                          Wabash                                                          DePauw
1981        Byron P. Hollett, Wabash                            1982         F. C. Tucker, DePauw
1983        Richard O. Ristine, Wabash                          1984         Andrew Paine, DePauw
1985        A. Malcolm McVie, Wabash                            1986         Richard Warne, DePauw
1987        Lewis S. Salter, Wabash                             1988         William F. Welch, DePauw
1989        William J. Stout, Wabash                            1990         Tommy Mont, DePauw
1991        Daniel F. Evans, Wabash                             2001         T. M. Englehart, DePauw
2001        Joseph T. Barnette, Jr., Wabash                     2002         Michael Smith, DePauw
2002        David N. Shane, Wabash                              2003         David Becker, DePauw
2003        Christopher M. Carr, Wabash                         2004         Stephen D. Williams, DePauw
2004        K. Donald Shelbourne, Wabash                        2005         Philip N. Eskew, Jr., DePauw
2005        Andrew T. Ford, Wabash                              2006         Max W. Hittle, Jr., DePauw
2006        James R. Cumming, Wabash                            2007         Tom Yeo, DePauw
2007        Tim Hewitt, Wabash
                                            Man of the Year
The IAWM has honored a Man of the Year since 1975. Two women, Lou Ristine and Anne Ford, have
also been honored. This award has been presented at the annual Christmas Dance until 1994 when
the party was moved to Valentine’s Day. The event has morphed from a fancy dinner-dance to a
Valentine’s Party.

1975     John P. Collett                             1992     David W. Givens
1976     Albert M. Campbell                          1993     David Wilson
1977     Richard O. Ristine                          1994     Gordon C. Colson
1978     Benjamin A. Rogge                           1996     J. Lee McNeely
1979     Donald B. Fobes                             1997     Michael L. Eckerle
1980     R. Robert Mitchum                           1998     James C. Snyder
1981     Byron P. Hollett                            1999     Donald P. Herring
1982     Victor M. Powell                            2000     Jon Pactor and Joe Barnette
1993     Celon H. Foust                              2001     Stanley L. Walker
1984     Norman C. Moore                             2002     James L. Amidon, Jr.
1985     David S. Orr                                2003     Raymond B. Williams
1986     William J. Stout                            2004     Andrew T. Ford and Anne Ford
1987     Carroll R. Black                            2005     Steve Charles
1988     Richard O. Ristine & Lou Ristine            2006     Frank H. Hagaman
1989     Lewis S. Salter                             2007     N. Clay Robbins
1990     Will H. Hays                                2008     Robert T. Grand
1991     Daniel F. Evans

				
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