Ohio Wesleyan students, faculty, staff, and alumni make headlines every day with their expertise and accomplishments. Here are a few of the latest highlights…
Justin Breidenbach, M.Acc., CPA, CFE, assistant professor of accounting is featured in WalletHub’s recent study examining IRS audits. He is one of seven experts selected nationwide to share advice on how to handle an audit.
“The best advice I can give to any tax filer who is dealing with an audit,” Breidenbach says, “is to answer tax authority inquiries within the appropriate time frame as requested by the taxing authority.”
Read the complete article, “2014 IRS Audit Report.”
Sean Kay, Ph.D., professor of politics and government, discusses NATO’s role in Ukraine with Voice of America senior analyst Andre de Nesnera. Kay says he does not expect large numbers of Western troops to be deployed in NATO-member East European countries.
“We would have to be very careful about that, because we might think even if the United States wants to do that, we would not get consensus among the NATO allies for something like that,” Kay tells de Nesnera. “And we have to do that in a way that keeps that consensus going too, because NATO could break apart politically if pushed too hard on that question.”
Read the full Voice of America article, “NATO Benefit to Ukraine in Question.”
Robert Shane ’12
Robert Shane met President Obama recently, when Obama stopped by a youth baseball game being coached by Shane in Washington, D.C. At Ohio Wesleyan, Shane studied sports management and English. He also played varsity baseball.
Kevin Finneran ’90
Kevin Finneran is inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association.
At Ohio Wesleyan, Finneran was a first-team all-American, the Division III Midfielder of the Year, and the Northcoast Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 1989.
Now a coach, he was a member of Team USA in the 1998 World Games and played professional indoor lacrosse for the Philadelphia Wings, Toronto Rock, and Long Island Lizards. He also played for Team USA in the Heritage Cup in 2002 and 2004.
Read more on LaxPower.com about the NJCAA Hall of Fame induction.
Denny Griffith ’74
Denny Griffith, M.F.A., discusses his 16 years as president of the Columbus College of Art & Design with Columbus CEO magazine, during which time the “campus footprint has nearly doubled, adding 275,000 square feet over the past seven years.”
He tells writer Kitty McConnell: “My only goal was to lift the place up. … It became very clear that the campus needed to be enhanced. Now, we’ve got a place that’s got a sense of place. … It’s worthy of people’s attention and affection. I feel great about that.”
Read the full Columbus CEO article, “Denny Griffith: CCAD president reflects on 16 years.”
Steve Bruce ’81
Steve Bruce is named executive director of athletics and activities at Indiana University South Bend. He has served as the head women’s basketball coach for the past eight years and will continue in that role. His new role is in anticipation of IU South Bend adding new athletics teams.
At Ohio Wesleyan, Bruce played football and was a team captain during his senior year. Read the complete announcement, “College sports: IUSB names Bruce AD.”
Sean Harris ’97
Sean Harris is elected secretary of the Ohio Association for Justice for 2014-15. The OAJ is a statewide organization of plaintiff attorneys.
Harris joined Kitrick & Lewis Co., LPA, in 2000 and became a partner at Kitrick, Lewis, & Harris Co., LPA, in 2007. At Ohio Wesleyan, he majored in philosophy, geography, and environmental studies.