July 2, 2014
On May 17, 2014, University President Laurie Joyner led the Commencement celebration, welcoming the 400 members of the Class of 2014 into the prestigious ranks of Wittenberg alumni, including:
Sarah Blanton, from West Union, OH.
Kaitlyn Carter, from Portsmouth, OH.
Robert Metry, from Wheelersburg, OH.
A total of 117 graduates earned Latin honors in recognition of their exceptional academic pursuits. Fifty-two of them were cum laude (3.5-3.69 grade point average), 21 graduated magna cum laude (3.7-3.79) and 44 graduated summa cum laude (3.8-4.0), including three students who held a perfect 4.0 grade point average: Alec Biehl, Miaja Mikkelsen, and Misty Turner.
A nationally ranked university for the liberal arts and sciences affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Wittenberg University has repeatedly been ranked throughout the years by the Princeton Review for the quality of its teaching and faculty, including 11th in the nation for “Best Classroom Experience” and 15th in the category “Professors Get High Marks” in the 2011 edition of Princeton’s annual Best Colleges guide. Most recently, Wittenberg earned the No. 4 spot in the category of “Most Accessible Professors.”
Additionally, The Chronicle of Higher Education named Wittenberg one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Scholars among bachelor degree-granting institutions in 2010. The university has also been recognized nationally for excellence in service and athletics.