Mitchell, a 1969 Wittenberg graduate and member of the university’s Athletic Hall of Honor, was a sportswriter for 26 years and has been a columnist for the last six. He has covered many famous athletes and teams, and he has authored four books, including one with Earl Woods, father of No. 1-ranked PGA golfer Tiger Woods. Mitchell was named to "Who’s Who is Chicagoland" in 1999 in recognition of his public and charitable involvement, and in 1997 he was honored as a "pioneer in journalism" by the National Association of Black Journalists.
Mitchell, who is also in Springfield this weekend as a member of the Wittenberg University Alumni Board, will receive a Wittenberg medal in appreciation of his service in the Wittenberg Fellows program. The program elects two to five Fellows each year, who are asked to spend a few days on campus interacting with students, faculty and staff to offer career counseling and serve as a vocational role model.
The other 2001 Wittenberg Fellow is Dr. Mark Boyer, a 1983 graduate who will receive his medal at a Political Science Colloquium the week of April 9th. Dr. Boyer is a University of Connecticut political science professor and an innovator in developing active learning approaches for international relations.
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