Meet Kimberly Replogle ’13
“Wittenberg has been the best four years of my life, and the thing that I think is most important about this wonderful place is the people. Everyone here truly cares about your success and is so friendly.”
Kimberly Replogle of Houston, Ohio, always knew she wanted to be a teacher.
“I have a passion for learning and want to instill that in my students,” she said. Adding Spanish to the mix stemmed from her enjoyment of the language in high school.
“When I took my first Spanish class at Wittenberg, I knew that it was my calling,” Replogle said. “The Spanish department at Wittenberg is so wonderful, and I'm grateful that I've been able to work with all of my professors for four years.”
Set to graduate with a Spanish major and education minor, Replogle plans to head back into high school classroom after Commencement.
“I like to interact with students that are working on creating their future plans. I want to make a difference in the lives of the youth.”
As she reflects on the past four years, Replogle said her time on the basketball court stands out the most.
“Being a member of the Wittenberg basketball team taught me more than I could have ever imagined about myself and is what inspired me to keep working hard,” she said.
“I learned so many things about myself both on and off the court and am so grateful that I was able to continue playing a sport that I have loved all four years of college. My team has become my family at Wittenberg. I am ever thankful for all of my teammates, past and present, because looking back at my days, it was my teammates that pushed me through, and I'm glad that I have made such awesome friends. I also cannot forget about all the support from my coaches, because they inspired me to keep working hard and to remember why I play the game. WWB, once a tiger, always a tiger.”
In advising future students, Replogle thinks the entire campus community is the reason to attend.
“I loved that as I walked around campus, I could count on seeing a familiar face, waving and saying hello, or receiving a big hug. This also makes it really easy to get involved in a lot of different groups and organizations. Meeting people from all kinds of different groups is what has made my four years so great, and that is what being a student at Wittenberg is all about.”