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April 2018

Class of 1977
As a young fan sitting in the cheap seats, William Snyder first photographed The Who in concert back in 1980. Back then he had no idea that less than 20 years later he would be photographing them again in an official capacity. And today, William Snyder celebrates that he’s been the official photographer of The Who for 18 years with the publication of a fabulous new book of his work with The Who, called appropriately enough Join Together (With the Band). The book is approximately 180 pages with images in both black-and-white and in color. With a foreword especially written by Eddie Vedder, Join Together (With The Band) has been officially authorized by both Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey. William has also very generously chosen to donate 50% of profits from the sale of the book to Teen Cancer America.


Class of 1980
Gayle Gerling Pettinga 1980 is being honored at Evansville’s YWCA’s 29th Annual Tribute to Achievement on May 17th. Gayle’s commitment to Evansville and its future is obvious to anyone who knows this extraordinary woman. Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle graduated from Evansville Day School in 1980 and finished at the top of her class from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law in 1987. Following graduation, Gayle practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis, Baker & Daniels, where she worked in the areas of commercial litigation and product liability. She then lent her talents to Eli Lilly and Company, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. There, she practiced in patent litigation, commercial litigation, and product liability, and also served on Law Division Diversity Action Team. She returned to her hometown in 1994 when her father, distinguished attorney Gary Gerling, decided it was time to step down from leading the firm he founded in 1963. Gayle has been at the helm of the company since that time.

Today, Gerling Law is seen as an area leader the genre of personal injury law, due in no small part to Gayle’s energy and focus. She is recognized as an Expert Network Distinguished Lawyer, is among the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the American Trial Lawyer Association, is listed as one of the Top 10 personal injury lawyers in Indiana by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, and Gayle’s compassion for those in need extends beyond her clients to others who may need help in our community. The list of charitable and non-profit agencies that have benefitted from the generosity of Gayle includes more than 100 organizations, including the YWCA, Gilda’s Club, and Habitat for Humanity. Her signature projects, the “Gerling Law Great Helmet Give-Away” and “Hang Up and Drive” have benefitted thousands of local individuals. Many organizations continue to be beneficiaries of Gayle’s hard work and generosity, ultimately leading to a better community for all.


Class of 1994
After graduating from Day School, Arif Haque studied law at Washington University in Saint Louis. He ended up working for a big St. Louis firm of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., then started his own firm with brother, Shahid Haque. The two brothers have been practicing exclusively immigration law since 2009, in pretty much every area of immigration including family-based immigration, employment-based immigration, defense against deportation, and helping asylees and victims of crime or abuse.


Class of 2010
Collin Taylor’s new app, Adder Mobile, is celebrating one year in production. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Adder Mobile is the new frontier of advertising. Adder gives consumers a direct link to their favorite brands, and builds a system of mutual benefit for businesses and everyday drivers, by paying drivers to rent ad space on their vehicles. Visit the Adder Mobile site