Galena’s Katherine Hagemann receives Otterbein’s Alumni Leadership Award
The Otterbein University Alumni Association awarded Katherine Visconti Hagemann (Class of 1997 & 2003) of Galena, the Leadership and Citizenship Award at Otterbein’s Young Alumni Awards Ceremony held on September 21.
The Leadership and Citizenship Award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership capabilities and orchestrated meaningful change as leaders in their profession or in their communities.
Hagemann is currently acting as Director of Change Management and Adoption for Bluewolf, a consulting firm. She was awarded Bluewolf’s “Rookie of the Year” in 2012 and “Woman of Innovation” at the Global Conference in 2010. Previously, Hagemann worked for Huntington Bank for 14 years where she served as a Vice President and Program Manager. In 2008, she founded Viscokay Media, LLC, a personal, business, and nonprofit writing services provider.
At Otterbein, Hagemann earned a B.A. in English/Secondary Education with magna cum laude honors. She also returned to Otterbein to complete her M.B.A. in 2003.
OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY is a private, co-educational, comprehensive liberal arts institution founded in 1847 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It is located in Westerville, a suburb of Columbus, that is ranked 15th on Money Magazine’s 2009 list of Best Places to Live. Otterbein enrolls approximately 3,000 students, including full and part-time undergraduates, adult learners, and students enrolled in The Graduate School.
Otterbein offers over 70 majors, as well as individualized fields of study. Master’s degree programs are offered in allied health, business administration, education, mathematics and nursing, including courses in its newly-accredited nurse anesthesia program in conjunction with Grant Medical Center. Otterbein’s first doctorate program, doctor of nursing practice (DNP), began classes in spring 2011.
Accredited since 1913 by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Otterbein has consistently placed high among peer institutions in U.S. News & World Report’s “Guide to America’s Best Colleges” for over a decade. Otterbein is ranked 14th among 146 schools in its category in the 2012 guide and was named a top 10 “Up and Comer” by its peers in the 2011 guide. Otterbein has also been recognized by Washington Monthly as a Top 50 school for contributions to the public good and by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to community service and service-learning.