A Spanish major with minors in sociology and international studies, April Condell, class of 2010 from the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, first heard about Wittenberg from her college adviser.
“After my adviser told me about Wittenberg, I checked the Web site, and right away I was impressed with the motto, ‘Having Light We Pass It On To Others,’” Condell says. She didn’t see campus before coming for orientation.
“I was so apprehensive – I didn’t want to be just a number,” she says. “Although I’m far away from home, I’m very much at home here. I’ve learned so much about myself and others. I’ve learned to compromise and adapt. Witt’s professors engage us in so many ways, both inside and outside of the classroom,” Condell says. “I’ve learned to think critically, to be a leader and to be involved. I’ve learned that it’s the little things that matter.”
Condell, a Spanish major with minors in international studies and sociology, is gaining work experience as a resident adviser and an admission tour guide. She serves as an international senator for the Student Senate, on the executive board of the American International Association, and is a member of Concerned Black Students, Build a Better Wittenberg committee, Chi Omega sorority and Witt’s Feminists Union.
“So much to do – so little time,” she says with a smile.
- Written by Phyllis Eberts’00
- Photo by Robbie Gantt