As temperatures rise in the political arena, as climate change is in full swing, everyone can feel the heat, 105, in DC. Well, we decided to top that temp and heat things up at 230 2nd Street NW for a night of fun! You might think with all of the chaos on The Hill you would not find much excitement and many who would want to celebrate. Well, nothing would halt a group of Wittenbergers on a mission. Our alumni event was planned and nothing would derail those plans for a wonderful evening. We had things to accomplish, people to meet and welcome into our community.
Welcoming a new member of the class of 2015, Maija Mikkelsen, we all had a great chance to connect, tell stories, some about our own Hill in The Hollow, others were giving wonderful advice about classes, roommates, and we did assure Mary (mother) everything is great and her daughter will love it. All of those in attendance had a fabulous experience during their college days at Witt, some were trying to relive those days!!!!! Yikes!
As my mini-tour ends with my stop in DC, and as I head back to Ohio for the start of another school year, I am grateful I had this opportunity to travel and engage our alumni, connecting them back to Wittenberg. It was not all about the Melon in Pitt, the Burgers in Philly, the Crab Dip in Baltimore or the Heat on the Hill in DC; this tour was about people. People you meet along your journey who have a profound impact on you and your life. A professor, coach, roommate or dear friend; someone you will remember for their authenticity, their grace and wonderful character. At times you will wonder why they came into your life? We are happy that Wittenberg is a place that fosters these relationships and creates strong and everlasting bonds. These are the people we reference when we are connecting and reconnecting during alumni gatherings. These are the PEOPLE with the PASSION found at the PLACE…and folks, that place is Wittenberg.
Pitt, Philly, Baltimore and DC; thanks for a wonderful week!
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