Tiger Tales - March 2021 Issue | Wittenberg University

Tiger Tales - March 2021 Issue

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Published March 13, 2021

Thank YOU for making such a powerful impact!

What an amazing day, Tigers! Your enthusiasm and generosity made this year's #Commit2Witt our biggest, most successful ever! The incredible support you showed will directly affect the People, Place and Present of our beloved institution. Thank YOU for making such a powerful impact.

Congratulations to the leader board winners!

  • HVNGLT Ambassador Challenge: $4,864.58 donated in honor of John Shumate '99, Jack Uecker '14, and Deborah Cassell '99
  • Class Participation Challenge: $2,500 donated in honor of the Class of 2013 and $1,000 donated in honor of the Class of 1999
  • Business & Economics vs. Education Challenge: Education Department raising $23,013.39 from 160 gifts in support of Education - Student Teacher Support Fund
  • Active Greek Chapter: Kappa Delta - 161 gifts
  • Inactive Greek Chapter: Chi Omega - 92 gifts
  • Athletics Tiger Club: Football, Women's Field Hockey, and Men's Lacrosse

Together we raised $567,858! With this more than half-a-million-dollar push from alumni and friends all over the world, we launched our largest comprehensive campaign to date, Having Light: The Campaign for Wittenberg University, and are now $76 million+ toward our $100-million goal.

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Time to Pass the Light

Having Light: The Campaign for Wittenberg University aspires to raise $100 million in support of all that defines us: the people, who inquire, create, inspire, and compete here; the place, where we come together as a community and welcome others to learn and grow; and the present, when the next generation of Wittenberg graduates learns to pass on its light. The Wittenberg torch has shone brightly since 1845. Together, we can keep it lit for generations.

“Having light” means different things to different people. Light can mean passion, talent, knowledge, wisdom, a divine spark, or the light of grace. Our light is our legacy. For the many alumni who equate Wittenberg with community and family, Wittenberg’s light has a warm ember glow. It feels like home.

Learn more about how together we will support the future of Wittenberg for The People, The Place, and The Present.

Igniting Their Light

Wittenberg welcomed Damu McCoy ’94, vice president of talent acquisition at Target Corporation, as the keynote speaker for the Tiger Time Break Day on March 10, which was focused on helping students re-charge, re-fuel, and ignite their future. He addressed the future of the employment landscape by discussing how the pandemic alongside current realities are shaping the future of work. In addition to activities designed for fun and relaxation, the Tiger Time Break Day featured virtual alumni/student networking sessions.


Cynthia A. Stuenkel ’74 has had an illustrious career dedicated to women’s health, founding one of the first menopause clinics in the United States. Krissy Brown ’13, arts education director for The Springfield Arts Council, has earned two distinguished recognitions: the international Freddie G. Fellowship Award and Arts Educator of the Decade. Read more #LifeAfterWitt stories here. Read more #LifeAfterWitt stories here

Thank You Postcard Project Volunteers!

Thank you to all volunteers who continue to reach out to our prospective students. The postcard project was a huge success, and the referrals continue to pour into the Office of Admission.

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