Monthly Archives: April 2017

Library Workers Recognized at Wittenberg University Honors Convocation

Each year Wittenberg University honors outstanding students, faculty and staff at the annual Honors Convocation. This year the Honors Convocation was held on Friday, April 7, 2017, in Weaver Chapel. We are always pleased to find names of library student-employees who have received well-deserved recognition and it is my pleasure to recognize them now. I apologize if I missed your name and you were not included on the list. Please know it was not intentional.


Chelby Dye
Apha Lambda Delta

Megan E. Gerrity
Seniors Earning University Honors

Anna M. Gutridge
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Program – The Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Chemistry Department – The James T. Gregory Award
Seniors Earning University Honors

Emily C. Kahlig
Health Professions Program – The John Stauffer Scholarship
Psi Chi

Madison N. Kritsch
Ivy Ring
Pick and Pen

Madison T. Nadler
Alpha Lambda Delta

Sierra N. Sandy
Ivy Ring
Kappa Delta Pi
Pick and Pen

Lindsey M. Shannon

Alpha Lambda Delta

Lucille M. Timko
Music Department – The Jan Bender Award

Phuc “Leo” H. Vo
Chemistry Department – The Nelson E. Sartoris Award
Phi Eta Sigma Senior Award 


Grace Bartley
Seniors Earning University Honors

Whitney P. Hoover
Alpha Lambda Delta

Ethan Raines
Seniors Earning University Honors

Samantha Reynolds
Alpha Lambda Delta

Siham M. Shehebo

Business Department – Financial Executives International Award

Clay Waidelich

Phi Eta Sigma

Technical Services

Leah G. Hilley
Pick and Pen

Additionally, several Thomas Library student employees participated in “Liberal Arts in Action: A Celebration of Learning” on April 7, 2017.

Grace Bartley was a participant on the panel session, New Insights Into Latino Immigration and Education where she presented a paper entitled, “Analysis of the Benefits and Challenges of the Creation of a Book Club for Eighteen of the Fifth and Sixth Grade Students of the Arturo Jimenes Sabter School.”

Hannah Carroll participated in the poster session, presenting “Immortality in Daoism.”

Hannah Carroll participated in the poster session with other members of East Asian Studies, presenting “East Asian Club Volunteer Involvement in Springfield Schools.”

Chelby Dye was a participant, with other Education students, at the panel session Gardens and Food – Real and Imaginary where they presented “Sociological Perspectives and The Promise Neighborhood.”

Megan Gerrity was a participant at the panel session Athletes – Impact and Stressors where she presented a paper entitled “The Effects of Thriving With Stress on Athletes: Stress, Coping and Anxiety.”

Alexandra Kukovich participated in the poster session, presenting “Witt In Washington DC Program.”

Alexandra Kukovich participated with other students from the International Studies – Peace Corps Preparation program in the poster session in the Geil Lounge, presenting “Lesotho Nutrition Initiative.”

Valerie Richards was a participant on the panel session, Politics: Domestic and International Issues where she presented her paper, “The Experience of ‘The Bund’ in Soviet Russia.”

Destiny Smith
performed “Regarding Mirrors” in Shouvlin 201.

In addition, Doug Lehman, the Library Director, participated in “The Celebration of Learning,” chairing the panel, “Athletes – Impact and Stressors.”

Again, congratulations on your accomplishments and honors. On behalf of Thomas Library I want to tell you that we are proud of you and are happy to have you working for us in the Library. For the seniors, I wish you the best of luck as you pursue the next step in your life’s journey. For the non-seniors we look forward to your return next academic year and your continued success in the classroom.

Best wishes!

Doug Lehman
Director, Thomas Library