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Mike Smith '70 to be Inducted Into Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame

December 29, 2013

Michael L. Smith, a 1970 graduate of DePauw University, is among the 2014 Laureates of the Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame. Smith, the retired executive... Read More

Celtics Coach Brad Stevens '99: Leadership Course at DePauw Was Impactful

December 22, 2013

A Boston Globe story previewing the return of Brad Stevens to Indiana, where his Boston Celtics face the Pacers tonight, examines the leadership style... Read More

Jenny Vance '00 Again Among '50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management'

December 12, 2013

Jenny Vance, president and co-founder of LeadJen and 2000 graduate of DePauw University, is again listed among  the "50 Most Influential People in Sales... Read More

Peter Noonan '82 Hits the Right Notes in Business and Music

December 3, 2013

"Peter Noonan is an expert in what he calls 'cap-ology'," begins a St. Louis Business Journal article. "As senior vice president with Commerce Bank's tax... Read More

ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen '54 to Speak at Calvin College

November 25, 2013

Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN and 1954 graduate of DePauw University, will be among the speakers to visit Calvin College in Michigan during its 27th... Read More

Celtics Coach Brad Stevens '99 Tells ESPN.com of His "Beneficial" DePauw Experience

November 21, 2013

"College makes you grow up," says Brad Stevens, head coach of the NBA's Boston Celtics. "My experience at DePauw was about as beneficial as any experience... Read More

Mike and Sue Smith ('70 & '71) Make $2.5 Million Gift to Support Need-Based Scholarship Initiative

November 21, 2013

President Brian W. Casey announced today that Michael L. and Susan L. Smith have committed $2.5 million to support The DePauw Trust, a new and developing... Read More

James Holmes '07 Joins Houlihan Lokey as VP

November 6, 2013

James M. Holmes, a 2007 graduate of DePauw Universty, has joined the international investment bank Houlihan Lokey as a vice president in the industrials... Read More

Newspaper Profiles LeadJen President Jenny Vance '00

October 27, 2013

"At 35, she has received numerous awards, including recently being named by DePauw University as the winner of the Robert C. McDermond Medal for Excellence... Read More

DePauw Days of Celtics Coach Brad Stevens '99 Recalled in TV Feature

October 25, 2013

When Brad Stevens, then head men's basketball coach of Butler University, received job overtures from other teams, "I would say, 'Hey, you know, they're... Read More

Brad Stevens '99 Featured in NCAA's 40-in-40 Series

October 23, 2013

Greencastle, Ind. - The fast ascent of Brad Stevens '99 from DePauw student-athlete to Boston Celtics head coach has drawn much attention in the last three... Read More

Entrepreneur Jenny Vance '00 to be Awarded McDermond Medal at November 7 Lecture

October 21, 2013

Jenny Vance, president and co-founder of Indianapolis-based LeadJen and 2000 graduate of DePauw University, will return to campus on November 7 to present... Read More

Chris Johnston '83 Commended for Contributions to Greek Life at DePauw

October 12, 2013

Chris Johnston, a 1983 graduate of DePauw University, was recognized today by the national leadership of Phi Delta Theta fraternity for his contributions... Read More

$15 Million Gift from Judson and Joyce Green ('74 & '75) to Launch 21st Century Musician Initiative

October 11, 2013

A $15 million gift from Judson and Joyce Green will launch an initiative to transform the DePauw University School of Music -- Indiana’s oldest and one... Read More

Story on Business School Shift Toward Ethics Quotes Prof. Jeffery Smith

September 19, 2013

A Los Angeles Times story which examines how the nation's business schools have ramped up their ethics offerings in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis... Read More

Bob Millard '80 is CFO at GoHealth

September 19, 2013

Robert R. Millard, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has joined GoHealth as chief financial officer.  He comes to the post from Angie's List, where... Read More

Jason Kreag '97 is Visiting Assistant Professor at U of Arizona's Rogers College of Law

September 17, 2013

Jason P. Kreag, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed a visiting assistant professor at the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers... Read More

Overflow Crowd Hears Ron Paul's Take on Surveillance, Syria and Liberty in Ubben Lecture

September 10, 2013

Photo Gallery In a nation with record government debt that is increasing by the second, "The burden now falls on the next generation, those who attend... Read More

Kathy Vrabeck ’85 Makes $650,000 Gift to Support Need-Based Scholarship Initiative

September 10, 2013

President Brian W. Casey announced today that Kathy Patterson Vrabeck ’85 has committed a $650,000 gift to DePauw University to support a developing initiative... Read More

DePauw's Role in Life of NBA's Brad Stevens '99 Noted in Sports Illustrated Feature

August 23, 2013

A lengthy feature on Brad Stevens, new head coach of the Boston Celtics and 1999 DePauw graduate, appears in the current (August 26) issue of Sports Illustrated... Read More

Bill Rasmussen '54 to Address UT-Arlington's Maverick Speakers Series

August 22, 2013

Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN and 1954 graduate of DePauw University, will be among five distinguished individuals who will address the University of... Read More

Chris Holliday '83 Co-Produces & Stars in Off-Off-Broadway's Be A Good Little Widow

August 19, 2013

Chris Holliday, a 1983 graduate of DePauw University, is one of the stars and co-producer of Be A Good Little Widow. The dark comedy, which was written... Read More

Katie McNeely '02 Named VP at Fifth Third Bancorp

August 6, 2013

Katie McNeely, a 2002 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to vice president at Fifth Third Bancorp. McNeely, "is an enterprise risk programs... Read More

At DePauw, NBA Coach Brad Stevens '99 Was "Challenged to Think and Learn and Grow"

July 24, 2013

"I knew that if I went to DePauw I'd be challenged to think and learn and grow," Brad Stevens, head coach of the Boston Celtics and 1999 graduate of the... Read More

Cinema Prices Hit Record High But It's All Relative, Says Prof. Gary Lemon

July 23, 2013

"The average cost of a movie ticket in the USA is the highest on record," reports USA Today's Scott Bowles. "The flip side: Adjusted for inflation, that... Read More

Fortune Spotlights Angie Hicks '95 and Her Highly Successful 'List'

July 9, 2013

"When Angela Hicks first met venture capitalist Bill Oesterle in 1994, she was an introverted economics major at DePauw University," notes Fortune magazine... Read More

Clemson Head Coach Brad Brownell '91 is Excited for His Friend, New NBA Coach Brad Stevens '99

July 8, 2013

"They are not each other’s best friends forever but as former backcourt players at DePauw University, Brad Stevens, the new coach of the Boston Celtics... Read More

Brad Stevens '99 Named Head Coach of NBA's Boston Celtics

July 3, 2013

Brad Stevens, the 1999 DePauw University graduate who has spent the last six seasons as head men's basketball coach at Butler University, announced this... Read More

Article Offering Financial Tips to Incoming Freshmen Includes Advice from Prof. Mary Dixon

July 3, 2013

U.S. News and World Report turns to "a handful of academics and college financial advisers" who offer money management advice for incoming freshmen, among... Read More

Peter Lazaroff '07 Among the '30 Under 30' in St. Louis

June 27, 2013

Peter J. Lazaroff, a 2007 graduate of DePauw University, is among the St. Louis Business Journal's "30 Under 30."  Selected from 270 nominations, the program... Read More

DePauw Teammates, Friends and College Coach to Remember Dave Galle '87 & Raise Funds for Education

June 21, 2013

"Several of (Dave) Galle’s teammates and his coach from his days playing basketball at DePauw University were talking after his funeral and thought about... Read More

Business Ethics Prof. Jeffery Smith Coming to DePauw as Schaenen Visiting Scholar

June 18, 2013

Jeffery Smith, associate professor of business ethics and founding director of the Banta Center for Business, Ethics and Society at the University of Redlands... Read More

Dave Underwood '78 Appointed Sr. VP & CFO at Heritage Enterprises

June 14, 2013

David M. Underwood, a 1978 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer at Heritage Enterprises... Read More

Angie Hicks '95 to Address National Small Business Week Event

June 13, 2013

Angie Hicks, founder and chief marketing officer of Angie's List and 1995 graduate of DePauw University,"will take part in an arm chair forum with U.S... Read More

Alumni Celebrate 'The DePauw Experience' at 2013 Reunion Weekend

June 8, 2013

"I think we all want to belong to or be of something. You have that with DePauw," Philip Eskew Jr., M.D., told fellow members of the University's Class... Read More

Norm Strasma '55 Receives Beacon Award for Community Leadership

June 2, 2013

"Norm Strasma helped raised more than $6 million in charitable donations for Kankakee County," begins an article in the Daily Journal of Kankakee, Illinois... Read More

"Star" Orr Fellows Ali Roach '03 and Mike Langellier '04 Featured

May 21, 2013

"When Ali Roach graduated from DePauw University in 2003, the honors student had a choice to make: accept a marketing position with an established company... Read More

J. Arnold '89 is VP at Fifth Third Bank

May 16, 2013

J. Arnold, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Fifth Third Bank as vice president and business banking relationship manager. "Arnold has... Read More

America is On a First Name Basis with Angie Hicks '95

May 14, 2013

"Angie Hicks calls Indianapolis home. Her family is here. Her business is here. However, her name is absolutely everywhere," begins a report aired by Indianapolis... Read More

Influence of Project Frog CEO Ann Hand '90 Cited by Business Publication

May 10, 2013

Ann Hand, chief executive officer of Project Frog Inc. and 1990 graduate of DePauw University, is listed as one of "The Most Influential Women in Bay Area... Read More

Jim Alling '83 to Lead T-Mobile Brand Following Merger

May 1, 2013

"The merger of T-Mobile and MetroPCS is complete, and the combined company - T-Mobile U.S. - started trading on the New York Stock Exchange this morning... Read More

LeadJen and Jenny Vance '00 Honored for Technology Excellence & Innovation  

May 1, 2013

Jenny Vance, president and co-founder of Indianapolis-based LeadJen and 2000 graduate of DePauw University, accepted the Mira Award for IT/Tech Service... Read More

Attorney Lott Thomas '56 to be Honored as a 'Pillar of the Bar'

April 29, 2013

"Five Champaign County lawyers who all graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law and who have more than 250 collective years of legal experience... Read More

Brother of David Joeckel '10 Could Be #1 Pick in 2013 NFL Draft

April 24, 2013

With the NFL draft set for tomorrow, Yahoo! Sports offers, "Every year, many players join the National Football League from families rich in athletic tradition... Read More

M. Colin Hudson '92 to Co-Manage Oakmark Equity and Income Fund

April 19, 2013

M. Colin Hudson, a research analyst at Harris Associates L.P. and adviser to the Oakmark Funds, has been appointed co-manager of the Oakmark Equity and... Read More

DePauw Mourns the Passing of Prof. Emeritus Shanker Shetty

April 17, 2013

Shanker Shetty, professor emeritus of economics and management at DePauw University, died April 8 in Greencastle.  He was 89 years old. Dr. Shetty joined... Read More

Heidi Keiser '11 Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 12, 2013

Heidi N. Keiser, a 2011 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of a 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program... Read More

Paul Detlefs '77 Named to Sikich Advisory Board

April 3, 2013

Paul S. Detlefs, founder and president of The Prestwick Group and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed to the newly-formed advisory board... Read More

Attorney John Stephen '76 on 'All-Star' List

March 27, 2013

John M. Stephen, a partner in the law firm of Porter Wright's labor and employment department, has been nominated as a "BTI Client Service All-Star" for... Read More

Eli Lilly's Phyllis Ferrell '94 is Profiled  

March 24, 2013

"Phyllis Ferrell believes her career has flourished because her employer’s culture and values mimic those of her own," begins an Indianapolis Star article... Read More

Brad Stevens '99 a "Hall of Fame Coach," Says Marquette's Buzz Williams

March 23, 2013

"Coach Stevens is a Hall of Fame coach," says Marquette head men's basketball coach Buzz Williams, whose team will face the Butler University squad coached... Read More

Sue Ansel '82 Among USA's 'Top 25 Women in Commercial Real Estate'

March 8, 2013

Susan M. Ansel, president and CEO of Gables Residential and 1982 graduate of DePauw University, is listed among the 25 "Top Women in Real Estate" in the... Read More

Angie Hicks '95 Visits CBS This Morning

March 7, 2013

"I started Angie's List right out of college 18 years ago looking for a better way for consumers to find information on who's the best and most trustworthy... Read More

Prof. William Cockrum '59 Elected to Educational Housing Services Board

March 3, 2013

William Cockrum III, adjunct professor at the Anderson Graduate School of Management of UCLA (the University of California at Los Angeles) and 1959 graduate... Read More

Brett Vanderkolk '88 is CFO at Centra Credit Union

March 1, 2013

Brett R. Vanderkolk, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Centra Credit Union in Columbus, Indiana, as chief financial officer. "According... Read More

Dan Hasler '80 to Lead Purdue Research Foundation

February 28, 2013

Dan Hasler, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has been named president and chief entrepreneurial officer of the Purdue Research Foundation.  Hasler... Read More

Senior is Finalist in Grand Concours de Chant Vocal Competition

February 27, 2013

Tenor Lucas Wassmer, a senior voice student in the DePauw University School of Music, will perform this weekend as a finalist in the prestigious 2013 Grand... Read More

David Singer '91 Among Barron's Top 1,000 Financial Advisors

February 26, 2013

David L. Singer, senior vice president in the private banking and investment group at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and 1991 graduate of DePauw University... Read More

Craig Cunningham '06 Joins Wells Fargo Advisors

February 25, 2013

Craig A. Cunningham, a 2006 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Wells Fargo Advisors in Charleston, Illinois, as a financial advisor. "Prior to... Read More

Greg Wallis '91 is VP of Finance at Harrison College

February 10, 2013

Gregory C. Wallis, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president of finance at Harrison College. In his new role, Wallis has... Read More

Success & "Stupefying" Record of Coach Brad Stevens '99 Spotlighted in Washington Post

February 9, 2013

"If you go to two national title games in three years and become one of the college basketball programs in the country, you become a target, a signature... Read More

Huntington Bank Promotes John Irwin '79 to Regional President

January 30, 2013

John W. Irwin, a 1979 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to president of Huntington Bank's West Michigan region. "Irwin, 56, has been part... Read More

Hilliard Lyons CEO Jim Allen '79 Featured in Publication

January 30, 2013

"Jim Allen started working for Louisville-based Hilliard Lyons fresh out of graduate school in 1981. And he has worked there ever since, rising from an... Read More

David Coolidge '87 Appointed CEO of Gearbox Holdings

January 24, 2013

David B. Coolidge, a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief executive officer of Gearbox Holdings, Inc. "Under the Raybestos, Allomatic... Read More

Paintings & Sketches of Eugene Smith '51 On Display at Illinois Art Center  

January 21, 2013

An exhibition at the Bicentennial Art Center in Paris, Illinois, "Watercolor to War Birds = Works by Eugene V. Smith," features the paintings and sketches... Read More