Wittenberg Celebrates Class of 2012 With 167th Commencement Exercises
Encouraged to “make the world a better place to live,” members of Wittenberg University’s Class of 2012 celebrated their collegiate experience in front of a standing-room-only crowd on a picture-perfect afternoon in idyllic Commencement Hollow.
Wittenberg Preps For 167th Commencement Exercises
Wittenberg University’s 167th Commencement exercises will take place Saturday, May 12, in picturesque Commencement Hollow, where members of the university community will celebrate scholarship with 410 degree candidates slated to cross the stage.
Wittenberg Gives Honorary Degrees During Commencement
As anticipation grows for the 410 students set to graduate on Saturday, two other distinguished guests will be recognized along with the class of 2012. Philanthropist Virginia Ellis Franta, Wittenberg class of 1936, and Peggy Fox, Wittenberg class of 1967 and retired president and publisher of New Directions Publishing Corporation, will each be honored during the ceremony.
School of Community Education Graduates Distinguished Class
As more than 400 Wittenberg University students cross the stage in picturesque Commencement Hollow during the 167th annual Commencement exercises on May 12, 2012, some of the loudest cheers will come from family and friends of “non-traditional” students who earn their degrees through the School of Community Education.
Wittenberg Class of 2012 Plans Annual Baccalaureate Service
As Wittenberg University makes final preparations for its 167th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 12, the graduating Class of 2012 will observe its Baccalaureate service at 2:15 p.m. Friday, May 11, in Weaver Chapel, with pre-service music starting at 2 p.m.
Senior Class Selects Jennifer Vanica As 2012 Speaker
For decades, Jennifer Vanica, former president and CEO of the Jacobs Family Foundation and Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, and a 1976 Wittenberg alumna, has transformed the national conversation about community development while raising millions of dollars to change people's lives. On May 12, Vanica, now a community change consultant, will return to her alma mater to present the keynote address during Wittenberg's 167th Commencement Exercises.
Retiring Professors Reflect As Commencement Nears
Distinguished Teaching Recipients Steve Reynolds, professors of theatre and dance, and Gerry Hudson, professor of political science, look back on their combined 70 years of service to Wittenberg as part of a new "Last Lecture" video series.