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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.

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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.

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Bill Steinbrink ’64 Receives Alumni Association’s Most Prestigious Award

For Bill Steinbrink, the accomplishments of Wittenberg alumni inspire him daily because they stand as true testimonials of the power of a Wittenberg education. Steinbrink’s own commitment to his alma mater, however, has inspired students, faculty, staff and friends for generations.

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Bob ’39 and Ruth Kunkel Bayley ’42 Earn University’s Highest Recognition

Throughout their lives, Bob and Ruth Bayley have served as true reflections of Wittenberg’s beloved motto, “Having Light We Pass It On To Others.” Their gifts of time, talent and treasure have not only transformed Wittenberg, but they have inspired countless students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends.

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Virginia Ellis Franta ’36 Lives Life Of Selfless Service

From the day she first arrived on campus to her current age of 94, Virginia Franta has never forgotten Wittenberg. A chemistry major, who also holds an additional degree in biochemistry from the University of Gottingen, Germany, Franta left the field to marry her husband, Bill, a co-worker at Columbia Chemical Division of
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company.