Witt Nation Completes 9,100-Mile Service-Focused Alumni Tour
Reflecting the university’s passion for service at every stop, the third annual Witt Nation alumni tour united generations and class years as it brought Wittenberg to the hometowns of many of its 26,000 living alumni. With the goal of conducting or assisting with a service project in all 21 cities on the 36-day, 9,100- mile cross-country trek, the Witt Nation road crew of Leslie Chasteen ’10, Joelle Ghanem ’10, Taylor Hafley ’10 and Sam Stough ’10 worked in soup kitchens, food pantries, children’s cancer centers, schools and animal shelters, among other opportunities.
The crew also managed to check off several items on their collective bucket list, including running a marathon, camping out for a night, a group photo by the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, visiting every monument in D.C. and playing in a band.
Additionally, this year’s tour provided a friendly competition between destinations to raise money for scholarships through The Wittenberg Fund. At the time of printing, Washington, D.C., and Wooster, Ohio, were ahead in the effort, the winner of which will receive free community service from Wittenberg students during spring break 2011.
For more on the award-winning, nationally recognized Witt Nation, check out the dynamic, interactive website at www.wittenberg.edu/wittnation, which includes photos from the final stop in Columbus, July 1.