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Tiger Tales - January 2018 Issue

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Published Jan. 18, 2018

Matt CrociRed-Hot Hoops

For the first time since the 1993-94 season, Wittenberg men’s basketball has won its first 16 games, in the process rocketing up to No. 5 in the NCAA Division III poll. Heading into the final month of the 2017-18 regular season, Wittenberg holds a commanding three-game lead in the North Coast Athletic Conference standings following wins over arch-rival Wooster and defending league champion Ohio Wesleyan as Head Coach Matt Croci ’94 reached 100 wins as a head coach.

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Bernadette EvansAssignment Of Fire

Criminal justice reform advocate Bernadette Evans '89 presented the keynote address during the Wittenberg Series' Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation. A contributor to the Public Policy and Research Institute Think Tank, she writes and speaks about improving relations between law enforcement agencies and community members in an effort to reduce violence.

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Campus OverviewImpacting Our Area

A recent study conducted by The Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) revealed that Wittenberg’s economic impact on the area was approximately $104 million in fiscal year 2016, which includes operations, capital expenditures, student and visitor spending, the increase of training and knowledge base of the area, and the expenditures of the university, its employees and its students.

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PostcardsPostcard Project

Help recruit the Class of 2022! Alumni can give back to their alma mater in a simple, quick way by connecting with a potential Tiger through the postcard project. Share your Wittenberg experience with an admitted student — the personal contact from you just might influence them to say "yes" to Wittenberg. To participate, click on the link below and register by Feb. 10. On behalf of the Offices of Alumni & Lifelong Engagement and Admission, thank you for partnering with us.

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Propel OhioPropel Ohio

Committed to developing tomorrow’s leaders today, Wittenberg sent 10 students to the Propel Ohio 2017 summit, a statewide conference in which participants discussed issues that affect childhood poverty, including food security, inequities in education and homelessness.

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Alumni Relations

Recitation HallWittenberg is excited to welcome applications for the Director of Alumni Relations and Lifelong Engagement position. Responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive alumni relations program designed to increase alumni engagement and support of the university's strategic plan, the director will build stronger ties among alumni and the university, accomplished by a wide variety of programming, volunteer opportunities and communications. This position will also provide strategic leadership and direction to the Alumni Board of Directors and regional alumni chapters.

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Alumni In The News / #LifeAfterWitt

Donald WoodDonald Wood ’74, recently retired curator of Asian art for the Birmingham Museum of Art, has received The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays, one of Japan’s most prestigious awards in recognition of distinguished contributions to the promotion of Japanese culture.

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Emily Miller and Peter RahalEmily Rogalski Miller ’01, director of neuroimaging at Northwestern University’s Cognitive Neurology & Alzheimer’s Disease Center, and Peter Rahal '08, CEO and co-founder of RXBar, were both recently named to Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40 list. Miller earned the distinction for her groundbreaking work with SuperAgers, defined as seniors 80 and older with memory that is at least as good as individuals in their 50s and 60s. Rahal landed on the list for his drive and innovation, which led Kellogg to acquire RXBar for $600 million last year.

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Trent ChamplinFor Trent W. Champlin ’17, finding his dream first job in government didn't take long. A legislative aide for State Sen. John Eklund of the 18th Senatorial District of Ohio, he serves as the chief scheduler for the senator.

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Kyle BargerKyle Barger ’07 exemplifies the true spirit of entrepreneurial thinking – taking start-up ideas and turning them into successful operations. His most recent endeavor involved creating a business model to target an underserved segment of the steel industry, resulting in the rapid expansion of his company in just 16 months.

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