Ohio Wesleyan students, faculty, staff, and alumni make headlines every day with their expertise and accomplishments. Here are a few of the latest highlights…
Koritha Mitchell ’96
Koritha Mitchell is honored with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition from U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, after Mitchell lectures at the Library of Congress on her book, “Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930.” The lecture was recorded by C-Span’s Book TV.
Read more about Mitchell and her book.
Will Yoder ’09
Will Yoder, digital lead for the talent division of the Octagon sports agency, “handles all things digital for one of the world’s top sports agencies, from setting up social accounts for new clients, to working with brands on deals for clients, to helping build internal products that yield new insights on players,” according to a new Mashable.com article. An OWU journalism major, Yoder also served as a play-by-play webstream commentator while at Ohio Wesleyan.
Read the complete article, “So You Want to Work in Sports? These Pros Tell How They Made It.”
David M. Caplan
David Caplan, Ph.D., OWU professor of English discusses his new book, “Rhyme’s Challenge: Hip Hop, Poetry, and Contemporary Rhyming Culture,” with columnist Joe Blundo of The (Columbus) Dispatch. “A single quatrain by Eminem features more examples of identical, multi-syllabic, forced and mosaic rhyme than an entire volume of the Best American Poetry anthology,” Caplan contends.
Read the full Dispatch article, “Hip-hop gets a bad rap, author says.”
Maria Taesil Hudson Carpenter ’95
After a six-month national search, Maria Taesil Hudson Carpenter is chosen to lead the Santa Monica Public Library. Carpenter will manage an annual budget of more than $12 million and 200 employees. She earned her bachelor’s degree in theatre from Ohio Wesleyan and soon will earn her doctorate in managerial leadership in the information professions from Simmons College.
Read more about Carpenter and her new role.
James Finn II ’95
Jim Finn is named the new Clearfield (Utah) High School soccer coach. At Ohio Wesleyan, he earned All-North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) honors three times, received All-NCAA honors, and earned the Dick Gauthier Award. As an OWU senior, he was drafted by the Cleveland Crunch of the National Professional Soccer League. During his career, he also spent time with the Pittsburgh Stingers and the Cleveland Whitecaps.
Read the complete Standard-Examiner article, “New Clearfield High soccer coach brings discipline, direction.” Richard Hottel ’58
Dick Hottel, chief executive of Harvey W. Hottel, a Gaithersburg plumbing and heating company, talks about his family’s business and the future of geothermal systems with Washington Post business writer Thomas Heath.
Read the full article, “Value Added: Geothermal systems heat up profits for Harvey Hottel Inc. of Gaithersburg.”
Barbara Frentsos Butler ’47
Barbara Frentsos Butler publishes “Aikido for Women,” a new book about self-defense. At Ohio Wesleyan, she earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and with departmental honors in art and journalism. She earned her first black belt in Aikido at age 75.
Read more about Butler and her new book.
David J. Healy ’03
David Healy is named president of Everest College in Burr Ridge, Ill. An OWU journalism major, he will oversee all administrative departments at the Burr Ridge location, including admissions, student affairs, educational programs, and community and business relations. Most recently, he served as director of student finance at Everest College in North Aurora.
Read more about Healy’s appointment.
Sean Kay, Ph.D., OWU professor of politics and government, discusses the Russia crisis, including his thoughts on what it means for the Asia pivot and the need to rebalance the transatlantic relationship in NATO, in an opinion piece published March 27 by “War on the Rocks.
Read the full article, “The Russia Crisis Proves The Case For The Asia Pivot.”