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Wittenberg University's Honors Program is an active and engaged community of students, faculty members and alumni. Check this page often to read about their achievements and activities.

Tracey TackettTracey Tackett ’21 Finds Inspiration Through Service and Loss to Continue Education
Tracey Tackett, owner of Sip & Dipity Paint Bar in downtown Springfield, is finishing up some business she left undone some time ago. Years ago, Tackett, a current nontraditional student at Wittenberg, was taking art, marketing, and management classes at Clark State Community College, but then life intervened for the Springfield native, and she wasn’t able to complete her degree. (posted 12/3/20)

Reese HarperReese Harper ‘20 Earns Fulbright Award To Teach In Taiwan
Reese Harper, Wittenberg class of 2020, is the latest recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant. She will work as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Taiwan for next year. (posted 6/25/20)

Libby BaumanLibby Bauman ’18 Finds adventure through Fuller Center for Housing
Fifteen states and 3,500 miles later, Libby Bauman ’18 completed her first cross-country bike ride with the Fuller Center for Housing while simultaneously raising $4,000 for the organization. The Fuller Center for Housing is a nonprofit organization that partners with individuals as well as community groups to build and recover homes for those in need of adequate housing. (posted 10/29/19)

Wittenberg StudentsDanny Barren ‘20 discovers new spirit and powerful stories through disaster relief
I have driven southbound many times in my life. I have family that live in Florida, so barreling down a highway noticing the weather slowly getting warmer and the trees progressively growing greener in the early days of March is something that is comfortably familiar to me. (posted 8/2/19)

Recitation HallUniversity Scholars: Three Students Receive Prestigious Fulbright Awards
Wittenberg has not one, but three students joining the ranks of university scholars who have received prestigious Fulbright awards. (posted 6/4/19)

Anna Crichton with Ethics Bowl teammates#LifeAtWitt: Rinn Ramcke '21 Completes Internship Working With Youth To Create Art At Project Jericho
Rinn Ramcke, Wittenberg class of 2021, recently completed an internship with Project Jericho, a program that provides in-depth performing and visual arts camps and workshops to make art and cultural experiences available to all youth and families in the Clark County community during the spring semester of the 2018-19 school year. (posted 5/24/19)

Brad Malott2019 Senior Salute: Bradley Malott
One of our 2019 Senior Salutes featured Brad Malott, a member of the graduating class of 2019. (posted 5/2/19)


Gabrielle Szydlowski#LifeAtWitt: Wittenberg Junior Named Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact
Gabrielle Szydlowski, Wittenberg class of 2020, has been named a Campus Compact 2019 Newman Civic Fellow. She will join 262 community-minded students representing the organization’s member colleges and universities from 41 states, Washington, D.C., Mexico, and Greece. (posted 4/23/19)

Anna Crichton with Ethics Bowl teammates#LifeAtWitt: Anna Crichton ’21 Discovers Unique Opportunities to Fuel Her Passion for History
During the summer of 2018, I was given the incredible opportunity to work at the Columbia Street Cemetery Excavation, a project focused on the oldest cemetery in Springfield, Ohio. (posted 4/2/19)

Ben Knochel#LifeAfterWitt: Ben Knochel ’18 Embodies Integrated Learning and Service in Life Pursuits
For Ben Knochel, Wittenberg class of 2018, Wittenberg offered him all the opportunities he wanted to pursue — and he did. Knochel, from Cincinnati, Ohio, graduated last May as a double major earning both a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a concentration in statistics and another degree in German with a minor in music. Each major has allowed him to achieve his goals early in his young life. (posted 3/25/19)

Jenn RyanMaking the Most of Her College Experience: Wittenberg University Writer/Tutor Excels in Field and On Campus
Jennifer Ryan, class of 2019, might just be one of the busiest seniors on Wittenberg’s campus. The English major from Upper Burrell, Pennsylvania, has certainly squeezed everything she can into her four years of college, from being involved in a wide array of activities to working three on-campus jobs, including statistician in the Athletics Department, Writing Center advisor, and student worker in the English department, where she manages a LinkedIn page and the Witty English blog. (posted 10/24/18)

Danielle HurleyGoing Beyond The Surface: Benco Award Winner Studies in Ireland
Danielle Hurley, class of 2019, chose to attend Wittenberg because of its archaeology program. She is now turning the extensive opportunities into action as she participates in the Ferrycarrig excavation in Ireland this month. (posted 07/3/18)

Sierra Sanchez"One Incredible Moment After Another": Sierra Sanchez '19 Opens Up About Her Study Abroad Journey in Germany
Sierra Sanchez ‘19 is an English major and Spanish minor who studied abroad in Germany during the spring semester of her sophomore year through Wittenberg's Witt in Wittenberg program. She chose this study abroad program to experience other cultures, further open herself to the world and challenge herself to improve her German. (posted 6/11/18)

Kim EstensonLearning And Impacting Others In The World: Kim Estenson '19 Reflects On Her Semester In Lesotho
The summer of Kim Estenson's sophomore year, she studied in Lesotho in order to have a broader awareness of the world. Now that she has lived away from my own home for a month, she says she has a deeper understanding of the United States. She chose the trip because the idea of serving others abroad excited her, especially children. "However, I had not expected the work to be as rewarding and humbling as it was." (posted 5/24/2018)

Erin HordLiving The Dream: Erin Hord '17 Pursues Passion with Pacific Whale Foundation
Erin Hord, Wittenberg class of 2017, is living the dream every day in Maui, Hawaii, as a naturalist for the Pacific Whale Foundation, thanks to the numerous opportunities she had as a student at the university. (posted 05/16/18)

Isabella HermanStudent Spotlight: Isabella Herman
It is the business department’s pleasure to introduce Isabella Herman. Isabella is a junior accounting and history double major with a double minor in business and French. Isabella is currently studying abroad in Rennes, France. (posted 03/28/17)

Martin LukkSenior Salute 2014 - Martin Lukk
“This place will be what you make of it, but if you're willing to put in the love and labor, you'll find that it can be something really special.” (posted 5/9/2014)

Lesotho Gourmet for the Bo Me (Bow-May)
“Just as a heads up: there will most likely not be a blog post until Monday night. This is because we are trekking into the great mountains of Ramabanta for adventure and relaxation. Do not fear, we will return safely and tell of our great time in the fresh air.” (posted 6/26/2014)

Propel OhioFour Wittenberg Students Attended Propel Ohio
“Inspiring and empowering undergraduate students to grow into civic leaders in Ohio was the goal of Propel Ohio, a collegiate leadership summit for which four Wittenberg students were selected to attend and represent the university.”  (posted 11/18/2015)

Empty BowlsEmpty Bowls
“Aimed at combating hunger in the local community, the 23rd annual Empty Bowls fundraiser will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16.” (posted 3/7/2017)

Stephanie GlassStephanie Glass
“Since 2009, Wittenberg students have played a critical role in preparing dogs for service to others in partnership with Xenia, Ohio-based 4 Paws For Ability.” (posted 2/2/2017)

Relay For LifeRelay For Life
“Every dollar counts in the fight against cancer, and members of Alpha Phi Omega, a newer service fraternity on campus, are helping the American Cancer Society save lives by organizing a Relay For Life for the second-straight year at Wittenberg University.” (posted 3/18/2017)

QuinonesStudent Spotlight: Camila Quinones
“Educating the mind to understand and educating the heart to care are just a few concepts Wittenberg students take with them upon graduation.” (posted 1/8/2016)

Writing CenterWriting Center
“The Wittenberg Writing Center is not only a place for students to come and experiment and revise their writing.”

Top ChoiceTop Choice
“With the Gates Foundation's promise of a full scholarship for four years, Vanessa Orduna had her pick of any college in the nation. She chose Wittenberg University.” (posted 12/12/2016)

Hands-On ResearchHands-On Research
“Demonstrating the power of student-faculty collaborative research, Garrhett Via ’15 from Geneva, Ohio, was awarded the James Manner Award Scholarship for Best Undergraduate Poster at the 2015 Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon), the world’s largest annual premier conference for laboratory science, held March 8-12 in New Orleans.” (posted 3/31/2015)

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