Alumni spotlight: Gregory Wannemacher, ’77 Bluffton University


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The Bluffton University Award of Merit is the highest honor one can receive from the institution. This award is bestowed upon an alumnus who has gone above and beyond the call of service. This person has made outstanding contributions to the institution, is distinguished in their professional achievement and possesses exemplary personal qualities.

Challenged but prepared
Even as a kid in Delphos, Ohio, Greg Wannemacher was a true salesman at heart.

“I was a paperboy, and I asked the people on my route if I could also mow their lawns,” said Wannemacher. “I was always growing my business.”

Now CEO of Wannemacher Enterprises, he originally came to Bluffton to play football and become a business teacher/coach. However, his student teaching experience wasn’t nearly as exciting as learning from Dr. Howard Raid and serving as general manager of the Bluffton Slaw Cutter Company.

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