May 9, 2022
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2022 Senior Salute: Lily Kerr-Jung

Theatre Major Shares Her Wittenberg Experience

Lily Kerr-Jung, Class of 2022

Major: Theatre
Minor: Business 
Hometown and State: Cleveland, Ohio
Why Wittenberg: “I chose Wittenberg because it felt like home almost immediately. The people I met when I visited were warm, friendly, and welcoming. When I visited the theatre department, I felt like my voice would really be heard, and I knew I would be able to do everything I wanted to do here, and that has been true!”

1. My Sewing Machine: I have worked in the Costume Shop all four years that I’ve been at Witt, and it’s been one of the best experiences of my life. I’ve been able to design costumes for shows like Good Kids, Spring Awakening, The Tempest, and Peter Pan. 

2. Lab Sweatshirt: I had the honor this year of being the first student artistic director of The Wittenberg Lab Theatre. I’ve learned so much about how to run a theatre, and it’s brought me a step closer to my ultimate goal. I was also able to direct and design one of my favorite shows, Riot Grrrl Saves the World, out in Commencement Hollow with the Lab. 

3. Play Script: I came here to do theatre, but I never expected to have such a deeply fulfilling experience. Along with the opportunities I’ve already talked about, I’ve gotten the chance to perform in many productions, and each one has been such a valuable and beautiful experience. Doing theatre here hasn’t just been a wonderful academic experience, it has also brought me to my best friends. 

4. Gonzo Plush: This is kind of a weird one, but I love the Muppets and Gonzo especially, and when things get hard or frustrating, I always turn to them. Gonzo reminds me to be weird and wonderful, and that the right people will be there and love me no matter what. It also reminds me of some of the most fun experiences of my college career at Gonzo theatre nights. 

5. Cool Shoe: Expressing myself through my clothes is really important to me, and I experiment a lot with fashion and how I present myself, from super edgy, to retro, to business casual. I also thrift almost all of my clothes, or I buy from small businesses, and I love having unique and individual clothing that is also more sustainable! 

6. Alpha Delta Pi Letters: Before I got to college, I really didn’t think of myself as a sorority girl, but I’m so glad I joined Alpha Delta Pi. The women in ADPi are so driven, intelligent, kind, and inspiring, and I’m so glad to have such a cool community of women in my life. 

7. Orange Butterfly: The orange butterfly is a symbol of ADHD. Having ADHD is a big part of my life, and it comes with a lot of gifts and challenges. Learning to not just accept, but love and celebrate my neurodiversity has allowed me to love and celebrate all the kinds of brains and bodies that the world is full of. Disability and neurodiversity advocacy is one of the most important things to me, and I’ve done my best during my time here to create a more welcoming and loving environment for everyone. My senior comp was designing a production of Peter Pan that was actively welcoming to those with disabilities and neurodivergences, and I can’t wait to continue that work out in the “real world.”

-Information compiled by Cynthia Holbrook, University Communications

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Wittenberg's curriculum has centered on the liberal arts as an education that develops the individual's capacity to think, read, and communicate with precision, understanding, and imagination. We are dedicated to active, engaged learning in the core disciplines of the arts and sciences and in pre-professional education grounded in the liberal arts. Known for the quality of our faculty and their teaching, Wittenberg has more Ohio Professors of the Year than any four-year institution in the state. The university has also been recognized nationally for excellence in community service, sustainability, and intercollegiate athletics. Located among the beautiful rolling hills and hollows of Springfield, Ohio, Wittenberg offers more than 100 majors, minors and special programs, enviable student-faculty research opportunities, a unique student success center, service and study options close to home and abroad, a stellar athletics tradition, and successful career preparation.

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