OWU in the News

Wendie Malick ’72 Readies for ‘Rush Hour’

August 25, 2015 – by Cole Hatcher

Lucy Schmitt ’10

Also in this edition: Paul Treseler ’88, Doug Gordin ’78, Jon Whithaus ’91, Margaret “Peggy” Bender Brick ’50, Eric Gustavson ’81 and Abraham Gustavson ’11, Lucy Schmitt ’10, and Vince Maola ’56.

Wendie Malick ’72

Wendie Malick ’72

Before she returns to network television, actress Wendie Malick discusses her love of animals with Headline & Global News. 

Malick is set to portray LAPD Captain Lindsay Cole in the upcoming CBS series “Rush Hour.” Based on the movie franchise starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, “Rush Hour” is expected to premiere in the 2015-2016 season.

Currently, Malick also is voicing the title character’s mother, Beatrice, for the Netflix animated series “BoJack Horseman,” after having spent the last five years starring on TV Land’s highly successful comedy “Hot in Cleveland.”

Malick, who majored in fine arts at Ohio Wesleyan, spent five years working as a Wilhelmina fashion model in New York and Paris before turning to acting.

She is an avid animal rights advocate and talks about her dog, Miles, in the Headline & Global News feature, “Stars and their Pets.”

Paul Treseler ’88

Paul Treseler, a veteran prosecutor, is nominated by Gov. Charles Baker as chair of the Massachusetts Parole Board, the agency within the Executive Office of Public Safety authorized to grant paroles and supervise parolees.

Treseler has served for more than 19 years as a prosecutor in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, supervising death investigations and murder trials. He also clerked for Judge David S. Nelson of the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts.

Treseler studied politics and government at Ohio Wesleyan and later earned his law degree at Boston College.

Read the full patch.com article, “Prosecutor Appointed to Massachusetts Parole Board.”

Doug Gordin ’78

Doug Gordin ’78

Doug Gordin, men’s golf coach at Florida Southern College, is inducted into the Ohio Golf Hall of Fame – becoming only the fourth coach ever inducted into an organization that includes Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and even Bob Hope.

“As a young kid playing in all the Ohio State Golf Association events growing up, it never did cross my mind that one day I would be inducted into the Ohio Golf Hall of Fame,’’ Gordin tells writer Del Milligan of The (Lakeland, Florida) Ledger. “And when you look at the list of names in that hall of fame, almost all of them are players.”

But one of the four coaches in the Hall of Fame is Gordin’s father and fellow OWU alumnus, Richard Gordin ’52 who presented him. Richard Gordin coached golf at Ohio Wesleyan for 39 years. The Gordins are the only father and son in the Hall.

Both father and son majored in physical education at Ohio Wesleyan.

Read Milligan’s full Ledger article, “FSC’s Gordin only the fourth coach in Ohio Golf Hall of Fame.”

Jon Whithaus ’91

Jon Whithaus ’91

Jon Whithaus is appointed assistant coach of women’s golf at Duke University.

“[Whithaus] brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and creativity to our team, having been a successful head coach, assistant coach, facilities manager, and mentor to professional players,” Dan Brooks, Duke University women’s golf head coach, says in making the announcement.

Whithaus previously worked as an associate head coach for the Duke men’s golf program and as head coach of the Ohio Wesleyan men’s golf program. At OWU, he studied management economics. He earned his master’s degree in sports and exercise education from The Ohio State University in 1997.

Read the full goduke.com article “Women’s Golf Adds Jon Whithaus as Assistant Coach.”

Margaret “Peggy” Bender Brick ’50

Margaret “Peggy” Bender Brick ’50

Margaret “Peggy” Brick co-edits “Experiences: Life in a Continuing Care Retirement Community,” a book of essays and poetry written by 45 residents of Kendal at Longwood in Pennsylvania.

“They describe the safety, predictability and joy of living with others in a community that guarantees care throughout life,” says Brick, an 11-year resident of the community.

Brick majored in sociology/anthropology and minored in English at Ohio Wesleyan.

Proceeds from the sale of the 168-page book will be donated to the Kendal at Longwood Reserve Fund. The book is available on the Kendal Outreach website. To learn more, read the full kendal.org article.

Eric Gustavson ’81

Eric Gustavson ’81 and Abraham Gustavson ’11

It’s all in the family for Eric Gustavson and his son, Abraham. After 33 years as head coach of the boys soccer team at Marianapolis Preparatory School in Thompson, Connecticut, Eric Gustavson is stepping down, only to be replaced by his son.

Eric Gustavson, who finishes his career with a record of 347-200-75, will continue to serve as the school’s athletic director and soccer development director.

Abraham Gustavson ’11

A 2007 graduate of Marianapolis, Abraham Gustavson now teaches history and religion at the prep school, where he has coached junior varsity soccer for four years.

At Ohio Wesleyan, Eric Gustavson was a history major, and Abraham Gustavson was a double-major in religion and history.

Read the full norwichbulletin.com article, “Longtime Marianapolis boys soccer coach steps aside.”

Lucy Schmitt ’10

Lucy Schmitt ’10

Lucy Schmitt is tapped to take over as head coach of the girls soccer team at Dublin Scioto High School next season.

“I am excited,” says Schmitt, who served as junior varsity coach the past two seasons. “I always wanted to be a head coach. I’m looking forward to taking the steps to becoming that.”

Schmitt’s college soccer career at Ohio Wesleyan ended after one season because of an injury. She was a double-major in botany/microbiology and black world studies.

Read the full Dublin Villager article, “Schmitt preparing to take over Irish.”

Vince Maola ’56

Vince Maola performs as an extra in “Equity,” a film about Wall Street scheduled to be screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January and then be released nationally.

Maola portrays the general manager of the hotel in the Wall Street area of New York City. His scenes were filmed in Philadelphia. At Ohio Wesleyan, Maola majored in music.