Wittenberg alumni and friends make countless contributions to Wittenberg. Their commitment, dedication and success all help to make Wittenberg the outstanding institution it is today. Please take the time to nominate an alumnus or alumna who is making a difference in the lives of Wittenberg students, faculty, staff and fellow alumni. Nominations may be made online at www.wittenberg.edu/administration/alumni/events/nominate or contact Michael Wesbecher ’04, assistant director of alumni relations at (937) 327-7428.
Alumni Directory Update
The Office of Alumni Relations is happy to announce that the 2006 Wittenberg Alumni Directory will be ready for distribution this summer. Publishing Concepts Inc. (PCI), with whom the university partnered to assist with information gathering for the directory, has completed its task. As part of the project, more than 15,000 alumni have been contacted to date. An invaluable resource for alumni to network and keep track of Wittenberg friends and classmates, the directory will also feature university photos and helpful campus contact information. To order a directory or to inquire about one, please call Mike Wesbecher ’04, assistant director of alumni relations, at (937) 327-7428.
Alumni Invited to Celebrate Professor’s Work at Conference
In recognition of one of the most respected East Asian Scholars in the country, Wittenberg’s history department will host a special conference to honor James L. Huffman, H. Orth Hirt Professor of History, who will retire in May 2007 following a 30-year teaching career at Wittenberg.
Titled Japan and the World, the conference, which is accepting papers from scholars worldwide and slated for Nov. 10-11, 2006, will provide an opportunity for alumni to share in Huffman’s passion for East Asia, enjoy a brunch and hear Pulitzer Prize-winning keynote speaker John Dower.
For more information on the conference, e-mail Jennifer Oldstone-Moore, associate professor of religion and director of East Asian studies, at email@example.com.