Meet Kristin Wright ‘13
“The professors here at Wittenberg were perhaps the most influential and inspirational aspect of my time here. No matter what department or course, the professors always had a passion for their subjects and were dedicated to their students. Their hard work and interest in the Wittenberg community created an environment for academic excellence and success. These professors taught me to pursue areas that interest me but to still be open to new ideas.”
A history major with a German minor, Wright came to Wittenberg from Akron, Ohio, with a significant interest in both fields. She never imagined how those interests would transform into passions thanks to encouraging faculty, including history professors Christian Raffensperger and Dar Brooks Hedstrom.
“Their interest and passion for history as well as eagerness to help students and interact with students outside of class made me feel like I had a strong support base and also capable interested mentors who would help me through my years here at Wittenberg and even after graduation,” Wright said.
Such engagement has inspired Wright herself to pursue teaching history, perhaps at the high school level. She also wants to earn her master’s degree in history and library science.
Looking back, Wright cannot imagine a better choice for college.
“As a student here, I was able to participate in college tennis, present research at a national conference, be part of numerous societies and groups, volunteer in Springfield and on campus, and interact with students and professors who knew me personally,” Wright said. “I truly received a liberal arts education and feel that I am a much more well rounded person.”
Her advice to future students: “If you take advantage of all Wittenberg has to offer, you will not be disappointed when it comes time to graduate.”