At its core, Denison is an academic community, whose mission it is to inspire and educate incredibly talented, motivated, and committed students to become autonomous thinkers, discerning moral agents, and engaged citizens who are uniquely prepared to lead lives of personal, professional, and civic success. We do this well because this is a community of connections and relationships that lead to a remarkable amount of mentorship. Through that mentorship, we push and prod each other to find our more intellectually aware and better selves.

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Denison University honors Professor Wes Walter with the prestigious Bonar Family Mentorship and Teaching Excellence Award.
Psychology major Sullivan Ray’s quantifies the benefits of mindfulness during a pandemic.
As a congressional intern for the US House of Representatives, Elle Stevens ’20 is contributing to history.
As a patient care assistant in a children’s hospital Taka Higuchi ‘20 provides a welcoming and calming presence at the start of an anxiety-filled day.
When Tima Kaba ‘19 returned from a post-graduate fellowship in Tanzania, she was unemployed and uncertain of the future. Today, she is in her dream job.
Imani Holmes ‘19 returns to campus to share insights from her work with healthcare clients at Edelman.
A summer project in Sweden at the DESIREE facility is just one highlight of physics major Sarah Spielman’s research into negative ions.
First-year students develop leadership skills to implement their personal goals throughout four years of college.

Malina Infante ‘24

Global Commerce’s Executive in Residence program gives students sustained connections with experienced, successful business and nonprofit execs.
Bebe Wang ‘20 was awarded a $10,000 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Here’s how the physics major and champion swimmer combined his loves at Denison.
With a potent triple major in math, economics, and Spanish, Addie Buzas ‘20 has won a two-year Orr Fellowship.
Denison’s Harper “Hoke” Wallace ‘20 awarded a Fulbright Student Grant to enroll in a two-year master’s program in cognitive science in Paris.
Ben Cross ‘20 is headed to law school with a $10,000 scholarship, thanks to his outstanding efforts in the classroom and on the field.
An NSF grant gives students a rare opportunity to study the impact of geologic processes in real time.
Kayla Hayes supports all Denison athletes as one of only two facilitators in Ohio for NCAA’s LGBTQ One Team initiative.
via Columbus Dispatch
Alumni gift will establish Knetzer Family Institute for Development Through Sport
A generous donation of $2.5 million in memory of Coach Piper will endow the head football coaching position at Denison.
Summer research by Sihan Cai ’20 is moving technology one step closer to an error-free future.
Sam Fujikawa ’22 and Meg Odell ’19 gain experience and technique as they perform for competitions and in productions.
Asso. Prof. Rebecca Homan turned her love of animals into a career as a professor and researcher specializing in amphibians and reptiles.
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NSF fellowship winner Patrick Banner ’18 is a talented researcher in quantum optics, and a scientist who wants to share his enthusiasm.
With a doctoral degree now under his belt, Matthew Vetter aims to better the Denison community through the implementation of his PhD research.

Alexis Boyages ‘19

Denisonian Melanie Amo ‘18 was honored with the Kussmaul Award for service to the Granville and Licking County communities.
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Strong mentoring and great skills helped Herb Porter ‘13 move from a research lab onto the Broadway stage.
A letter to parents and families from a college president (and a dad) with advice on how choose the right college.

Adam Weinberg

Portland Trailblazer all-star Evan Turner is a mentor to Devon Pitts ‘17 - on and off the court.
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Coaching and mentoring are two sides of the same coin at Denison: helping students excel in their sports and also in their lives.
Denison University joins Oberlin as one of only two Ohio colleges in the top 30 of a prestigious new national ranking of the best liberal arts colleges.
Bob Ghiloni’s holistic approach to the game of basketball pays big dividends.
via Newark Advocate
For Elliot Conti ‘12, his mentor, “Onshi” Michael Tangeman ‘91 opened the door to Conti’s life in Japan.
In his work with the community, Prof. Joe Reczek mentors an award-winning science fair team that will head to the national championships.
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Emeritus Professor Don Bonar taught for more than 50 years at Denison, and he’s still willing to help out a student in need of math advice.
via Newark Advocate
Dee Salukombo ‘12 will represent his country in the Rio Olympics. And the marathoner helps other young runners make their Olympics dreams come true, too.
via NPR
Forbes and the Princeton Review are the latest publications to recognize Denison as a leading liberal arts college.
How mentorship at Denison deepens student learning.

Adam Weinberg

A physics professor and his students are working on research that could lead to an encryption process that is theoretically unbreakable.
President Adam Weinberg’s Inaugural Address.

Adam Weinberg