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[30 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Witt Nation 2009 Hits The Road

The Office of Alumni Relations’ award-winning alumni tour kicked into high gear June 19 with new faces and a new theme. Titled “Witt Nation-Engage,” this year’s tour introduces the full-time traveling duo of Ashley Manson ’09 (below left) and Ben McCombs ’09 (middle). Both will be joined throughout the trip by Director of Alumni Relations Linda Prain Beals ’87 (right) and fellow members of the inaugural Witt Nation team Bob Rafferty ’02, director of new media and webmaster, and Ashley Petersen ’07, assistant director of alumni relations. This year’s trip also has a significant faculty component with more than 25 faculty members signed up to participate at one or more stops.

Alumni World, Around Myers Hollow, Summer 2009 »

[30 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Faculty Notes

The Ohio State Highway Patrol crime lab contracted Professor of Statistics Doug Andrews to train its forensic scientists on methods of statistical sampling when testing confiscated materials, and todevelop the staff members’ intuition and understanding sufficiently to defend the methods in court.

Alumni World, Spring 2009 »

[4 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Alumni Family Holds Festival In Memory Of Beloved Professor

Remembered as one whose “enthusiasm for the past enlivened her love for the present,” Margaret Sittler Ermarth ’30 is still celebrated today.

Alumni World, Fall 2008 »

[3 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

Witt Nation 2008 – WOW! The trip was an awesome adventure for all in the Wittenberg family. It was unlike any other trip that you can imagine. It did not feel like a Spring break trip, a family vacation, or…

Alumni World, Fall 2008, Reflections »

[8 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]
Passing of Light Alumni Take Lead To Improve Life For Under-Resourced Students

Upon graduating in 2001, my wife Erin and I moved to Atlanta to pursue our careers. Erin began work in public relations, and I was placed at Booker T. Washington High School as part of the Teach for America program.

Alumni Profiles, Alumni World, Fall 2008 »

[8 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]
Sufiy James Davis ’00 Puts Service First

In true Wittenberg “Pass It On” tradition, Sufiy Davis has dedicated herself to helping others since graduation. In her current capacity with Medco Pharmaceutical in Columbus, Ohio, Davis evaluates patient concerns. Prior to this post, Davis offered a safe atmosphere for children as a childcare provider, which followed her time with St. Vincent Family Center, also in Columbus.

Alumni Profiles, Alumni World, Fall 2008 »

[8 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]
Susan Welker ‘02 Inspires On An International Scale

When international students think of Wittenberg, Susan Welker’s name quickly comes to mind. Since 2003, Welker has worked diligently to share the Wittenberg story with the world, first in her role as the Freeman Project administrator and then as the assistant director of admission/coordinator for international recruitment.

Alumni Profiles, Alumni World, Fall 2008 »

[8 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]
Michael Ann Doran Effron ’98 Leads In Inner-City Classrooms

Whenever Michael Ann Effron speaks about her work, a passion exudes from her face. Since graduating from Wittenberg, Effron has made it her life’s work to teach young people in hopes of preparing them for fulfilling lives.

Alumni Profiles, Alumni World, Fall 2008 »

[8 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]
Julie Aufderheide Britton ’80 Serves Community And Campus

During an internship opportunity while at Wittenberg, one of Julie Britton’s mentors said, “A person who thinks is a rare commodity.” Britton agreed, and to this day, the longtime member of the university’s Alumni Board still credits her alma mater for giving her such a powerful gift.

Alumni Profiles, Alumni World, Fall 2008 »

[8 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]
Olive Shimp Warner ‘65 Finds Fulfillment In Educating Others

As a young child, Olive Shimp Warner lived in a self-described rough neighborhood with limited means. The daughter of hearing-impaired parents, Warner recalls her childhood experiences being different from those around her. As she grew, college seemed unlikely until Wittenberg entered her life. Despite board scores below the admission requirements, Wittenberg once again fulfilled its promise to consider the whole person in the admission process and accepted Warner.