Each month since August 2016, Wittenberg's Office of Alumni Engagement has prepared an alumni newsletter known as Tiger Tales. Each issue is now available online as well. Happy reading ... and #TigerUp!
Published July 16, 2022
Conference Leadership, Competitive Edge, New Academic Programs
President Michael L. Frandsen has been selected to serve as vice president of the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years. In his five years as a member of the NCAC President’s Council, he has helped the council navigate a global pandemic and chart a course for the future of the conference.
Published June 11, 2022
New Leader in Enrollment Management, Legacy Gift
Every June 30th marks the official completion of our fiscal year. From my years in finance, the date was just that – a date by which to finalize all our accounts, ensure all invoices were paid, and prepare to close the books. On the surface, it’s the same process at Wittenberg, but this date means more than ledgers and tying up loose ends.
Published May 21, 2022
Celebrating Commencement, Alumni Outcomes, Community Assets
It was a joyous return to picturesque Commencement Hollow for the class of 2022. The 346 graduates were honored and celebrated before family, friends, faculty, and staff during the 172nd Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14. Tim McCarthy ’02, former owner of the Raising Cane’s Ohio franchise, served as keynote speaker.
Published April 16, 2022
Honors Convocation, Commencement Speaker Announced
Wittenberg celebrated the achievements of students and faculty during the University’s annual Honors Convocation in Weaver Chapel, April 8. Mya Wolfe ’23, Lebanon, Ohio, was named Alma Mater, and Nicholas Bowman ’23, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, was named Alma Lux. Alumni Board President Steve S. Shanor ’90 presented the 2022 Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Teaching to Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator of Academic Support Sally Brannan. Assistant Professor of Business Suanne Barthol received the Omicron Delta Kappa Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, while Professor of Biology Matt Collier was presented with the Academic Advisor of the Year Award.
Published March 19, 2022
Commit To Witt Success, Positioning Students For Success
Compassion, conviction, community, competition, and experience. These are just some of the words that describe the bond that is Tiger pride – the same pride that inspired our community last week on March 10 and 11. The infographic below shows Tiger pride in action during a very specific 1845 Minutes of Giving, but that's not where it ends.
Published February 12, 2022
Community Conversations, Black History Month, Countdown to Commit to Witt
For three hours, our community joined in conversation as we brainstormed around Wittenberg’s future. The sessions were lively, engaging, insightful, and fun. I was particularly struck by the thoughtfulness as participants connected with each other in meaningful ways. It was just nice to have 170+ faculty and staff in the same place for the first time in a long time. The event served as a first step in a broader student success planning process we have begun, and I am excited to share more with you as we proceed.
Published January 15, 2022
FIRE Week, New Bowling Program, Classroom "Light"
We begin a new year at Wittenberg with a celebration. Our $100-million Having Light Campaign now stands at $91.2 million! This milestone would not be possible without your belief in our mission and vision, and so from all of us at Wittenberg, thank you. I also want to extend a note of thanks to Rebecca Kocher, vice president for advancement and alumni engagement, and her team, as well as to our Campaign Steering Committee, and everyone who has shared their light as a proud ambassador of this campaign. I am excited to start 2022 at this level, and I look forward to seeing our goal realized when the campaign concludes.