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Class Notes, Summer 2009 »

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Class Notes Summer 2009

’49 | David L. and Bonnie Huprich Scharf ’47 live in Akron, Ohio. In February 2009, David retired as pastor emeritus at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church after 60 years in the ministry.

’50 | Peter L. Berger, Brookline, Mass., is professor emeritus in the department of general instruction and research at Boston University.

’65 | M. Earl Chadwick ’69S retired after 30 years of service with the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court in Dayton, Ohio, where he managed an employment program, helped develop a community prison and oversaw the implementation of a justice information system. He lives in Miamisburg, Ohio.

David A. Mann has retired from his position as supply pastor at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Traverse City, Mich.

Features, Reflections, Summer 2009 »

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Love Knows No Borders – Video Extra

Twice in my life I have flown to countries halfway around the world. The cultures have been foreign to me, the language, even the alphabet. But in both places I was given the most incredible children.

Alumni World, Summer 2009 »

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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.

Summer 2009, Tiger Sports »

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Scholar-Athlete Alumnus Inducted Into Ohio Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame

Ron Klawitter ’73 became the first Tiger men’s lacrosse player to gain entry into the Ohio Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame when he was inducted during a dinner and ceremony, June 13, at The Ohio State University.

Klawitter was one of five members of the class of 2009 to be inducted into the Ohio Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame, founded in 1994. Female and male high school All-America honorees were also recognized during the event.

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Softball Pitcher Earns All-Region Honors

Rachael Hatcher ’09 capped her collegiate career with second-team All-Central Region honors and North Coast Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year honors. Hatcher was dominant at times in 2009, highlighted by a no-hitter against Wooster on April 25, the second of her career. Hatcher established school records for career victories (51), strikeouts (348) and innings pitched (469), and her career earned run average of 2.09 ranks second in school history.

Summer 2009, Tiger Sports »

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Professional, College Greats Join Baseball Staff

A Wittenberg baseball coaching staff already spearheaded by veteran head coach Jay Lewis ’94 and assistant coach Rick Gold, a member of both the Miami Valley Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame and the Ohio High School Coaches Association Hall Of Fame, was bolstered in 2009 by two more outstanding baseball minds.

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Football Team Organizes Competition To Benefit Wittenberg Relay For Life

Wittenberg’s football coaching staff recently encouraged team members to stay up late and enjoy the party. The Tiger players competed against one another to raise money for cancer research through the American Cancer Society’s annual Wittenberg Relay for Life event, April 25-26.
Wittenberg football players split into eight teams, with a total of 65 players and coaches collectively raising more than $2,500.

Summer 2009, Tiger Sports »

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Student-Athlete Publishes Research Findings In Leading Biological Journal

Michael Condon ’10 may be a fleet-footed, hard-working midfielder on the Tiger men’s soccer team by night, but the three-year starter and 2009 team captain has also made a name for himself in the classroom and the biology laboratory during his collegiate career.

An aspiring medical school applicant, Condon’s research with Professor of Biology Jay Yoder on giant Madagascar hissing cockroaches was published in a recent issue of the acclaimed scientific journal Symbiosis. They published findings about symbiotic interactions between two different organisms living together, specifically focusing on the Madagascar hissing cockroach and the effect of adding mites to the surface of the cockroach.

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American Volleyball Coaches Association Recognizes Baume

Once upon a time, Brittany Baume ’02 thought her future was in the medical profession. Less than a decade later, Baume has been recognized as one of the top young volleyball coaches in America with a Thirty Under 30 Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), announced in the February/March edition of the AVCA’s magazine Coaching Volleyball.

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Miller Inducted Into Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame & Museum

Wittenberg’s illustrious basketball history continues to gain statewide notoriety as Eldon Miller ’61 became the third former Tiger standout to gain entry into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame & Museum. Miller was one of 17 players, coaches and officials from around the state inducted during a dinner and ceremony on May 30 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. In addition, four boys’ teams from Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and six girls’ teams from Pickerington High School were honored at the 2009 event.