One Thousand Days Transformed - The Campaign for Cedarville
Arielle Wenig and her family posing with Stinger on Getting Started Weekend freshman year.

Cedarville Stories Podcast: Somewhere Down the Road

by Clem Boyd, Communication Content Manager

Arielle and Bryan Wenig cross the finish lineCedarville University senior Arielle Wenig has the kind of long-range focus that can be rare for someone her age.

For example, most students begin their college search in high school, but Arielle began her higher education pursuit in fourth grade.  

As part of a school project, she wrote to Cedarville and received all kinds of goodies, including a Cedarville pennant that she still owns. The admissions team also sent her enrollment paperwork, which she used as a senior when she applied.

This clear-eyed ability to focus down the road also helped her this fall as she ran a marathon with her dad, Bryan, when he turned 60. It was a long-held dream, something Arielle apparently is pretty good at fostering and realizing.

Her 26.2-mile journey was even more meaningful since her dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease last spring.  

Arielle now has something new in her sights: the possibility of serving as a Cedarville professor someday. By now, it should be clear that once Arielle has a goal in mind, she is going to pursue it, no matter how long it may take. 

To listen to more Cedarville Stories podcasts, click on the link below: 

Cedarville Stories story link

More to the Story

Arielle and Bryan’s marathon accomplishment was featured on last fall.  

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,715 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is one of the largest private universities in Ohio, recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation, and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit

Share This Article

Interested in Cedarville?

Request Information

Are You Looking for an Expert?

Cedarville University is known throughout the country for its faculty experts who speak into national and international topics. You can find the expert you are seeking by searching our "Media Experts Guide" for detailed profiles and contact information.

Media Experts Guide »