Finding a path isn’t always easy

That’s why we created Why Witt?, a new initiative that seeks to help Wittenberg students navigate their “next” by listening to and engaging in others’ stories as told by those who have been right where they are.

”Listening to other people’s stories about how they navigated to their successful place is often helpful so when an opportunity shows itself, we confidently can take that next step,” said Why Witt? co-creator, Timmy McCarthy '02 and the University's first-ever Professional-in-Residence.

Upcoming Show

    Live from Founders, Why Witt? welcomes Untapped Learning CEO Brandon Slade '06 who will discuss the "Art and Science of Indecision" on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. The show will also be live-streamed on the program's new YouTube channel.

    Brandon Slade

    Timmy McCarthy and John Hudson

    The Back Story

    The brainchild of entrepreneurs Timmy McCarthy and friend/former classmate John “HUD” Hudson, business owner, Why Witt? is produced on campus with student leadership. Each event takes place once a month on Wednesdays inside Founders Pub on the lower level of the Benham-Pence Student Center. The program is set to air at 7 p.m. in front of a live studio audience each time. Drawing from the Career Clusters approach and leveraging areas of student interest, the following topics are also set to be explored throughout the 2023-24 school year. More information will be forthcoming.

    • Them, Us & The Dream, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023
    • New Year, New Start-Ups, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024
    • Biology Brought To Life, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024
    Founders Pub

    What Can Viewers Expect?

    During the one-hour segments with time for audience engagement, McCarthy and Hudson will ask the following primary questions of all guests: What led them to Wittenberg, what happened while they were here, and how did they navigate the path after leaving Wittenberg? The program will also greet students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and prospective students when the moment is right for them by being available live and in person, as well as live-streamed and later made available via podcast and YouTube.

    Show Archive

      "Chemistry and the Art of Brewing" featured guests John '95 and Molly '99 Loftis, owners of Mother Stewart's Brewing in Springfield, Ohio, and chemist BJ Burke '02, project manager at UES Inc., on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Show link coming soon.

      Alumni Ben Burkam and Jim McCoy"The Business of Sport" welcomed Dr. Ben Burkam '05, sports medicine physician with OhioHealth and team physician for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Hilliard Davidson High School, and Jim McCoy '98, Fortune 100 sports marketing executive with Nationwide, on Wednesday, Aug. 30. Show link coming soon.

      Matt Croci and Melissa Kolbe"Halls and Hardwood" featured Matt Croci '94, Wittenberg men’s basketball head coach, and Melissa Kolbe '99, Wittenberg women’s basketball head coach, on Wednesday, June 30. Watch the Podcast

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