Wittenberg graduates achieved the highest job placement rate ever, 97.6 percent, in the latest Career Status Survey conducted by Wittenberg University Career Services.
Wendy Smiseck, Director of Career Services, calls the most recent placement rate “phenomenal.” In previous years, the overall placement rate has been around 90 percent. Not only is the placement rating high, but 93.1 percent of survey participants responded that they are “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their career status.
As a university committed to building, supporting and celebrating diversity, Wittenberg is sponsoring a range of activities during Black History Month throughout February. Check below for a full listing of events this February.
Speaker & Film: Dennis Greene “The Rise and Fall of Blaxploitation Films”
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 7:00pm, Film: “The Spook who Sat by the Door” (1973) Ness Auditorium
Date: Thursday, February 13, 4:00pm, Dennis Greene on “The Rise and Fall of Blaxploitation Films” Ness Auditorium Sponsor: English Debt. and Cinema Studies
John oversees athletics publications, including game programs, media guides and recruiting materials, and handles many of the day-to-day functions of the sports information office.
A 2007 graduate of Wittenberg, John earned a B.S. in biology with a minor in music. He was named Sports Information Assistant at Wittenberg in 2007-08, before spending a year at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as a graduate assistant in sports information while studying public relations. John rejoined the Wittenberg staff in 2009 and currently resides in Springfield.
Erin, a photojournalist and fine art photographer, is responsible for the university’s photographic needs. In addition to covering various campus events, Erin maintains the university’s digital photo archive and assists with the development of new media projects.
A graduate of Wittenberg, Erin earned her B.A. in communication in 2004. She joined the University Communications staff in Fall of 2008.
Ryan is responsible for generating and effectively writing Wittenberg-related news and information. Ryan also directs and oversees the university's sports information operation, including all athletics department news, publicity and promotional efforts. He was recognized in 2007 and 2008 by the American Volleyball Coaches Association as the Great Lakes Region recipient of the Grant Burger Award.
A 1994 graduate of Miami University, Ryan holds a B.A. in English Literature/Journalism, as well as a master's degree in education/sports management from Cleveland State University. He lives in Springfield with his wife, Heather, and their sons, Joshua and Justin.
Karen manages the offices of publications, public relations, news services, sports information and new media. She also edits Wittenberg's 34,000-circulation alumni magazine and serves as university editor. In addition, she develops, writes and edits a variety of advancement- and admission-related publications.
Following her graduation from Wittenberg in 1993, Karen went on to earn her master's degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1998. A native of New Jersey, Karen lives in Springfield with her husband, John, a fellow 1993 graduate of Wittenberg, and their three daughters.