A D R I A N C O L L E G E / C O N TA C T M I N I - I S S U E JUNE 2012
CONTACT MAGAZINE A B B R E V I AT E D
A Tradition Continued
New Program SPORTS MANAGEMENT SUCCESS BEYOND THE CLASSROOM www.adrian.edu
Contact Magazine A B B R E V I AT E D
Dear Reader, The evidence of progressive change was abundant this spring as the campus was full of celebration (and extraordinary weather). With our continued commitment to share all of our on-campus news, we once again bring you an abbreviated look at what is happening at your Adrian College. Momentum continues on campus - from the newly constructed pergola over Commencement Plaza, to the addition of a Sports Management major through the Business Department. New academic spaces, dynamic off-season additions to Arrington Ice Arena, and famous faces performing live are only a few of the reasons it continues to be a great day to be a Bulldog. Of course, this is simply a preview of things to come; your next edition of Contact Magazine is due in mailboxes later this summer. In the meantime, we invite you to preview just a few campus happenings and success stories that keep Adrian College among the best. As always we welcome your comments, suggestions, and feedback. Enjoy your summer season!
Jennifer Compton DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS, Adrian College
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Congratulations to the Class of 2012! The Collegeâ€™s largest graduating class accepted their diplomas on April 29, 2012. Over 300 graduates walked across the stage before more than 3,000 attendees. For the second year, Commencement was held on the mall at the center of campus. Dr. Hildreth Houston Spencer, Legacy Friend, Educator, and Philanthropist was recognized for her contributions to the College, and was awarded the honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters.
TURF IN THE ARENA Arrington Ice Arena at Adrian College now offers a different kind of venue during the offseason as artificial turf by Turfix was installed in the ice rink. This unique addition offers facility use for purposes beyond ice skating like soccer and lacrosse, from April through late June. Thanks, in part, to a generous donor contribution, the installation of artificial grass will expand the opportunities year-round for students, staff and the local community.
To learn more about facility availability or rental information, please contact Lesley Carson at the Office of Conferences via phone (517) 264-3156 or email email@example.com.
WWW BAER LECTURE HALL Luxurious renovations in Baer Lecture Hall (formerly Jones 110) are complete, made possible through the generosity of trustee CHUCK BAER â€˜59. Click here to view pictures of this transformation.
SPRING NOTES NEW
BASEBALL The Adrian College baseball team captured its fourth straight Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) title this spring and also won the inaugural MIAA Tournament, hosted at Nicolay Field on campus. The Bulldogs defeated Albion, Trine and Hope to advance to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth straight season. The team went 2-2 during regional play falling to eventual national champion Marietta College. The team set a new school record with 37 wins. TRACK AND FIELD The Adrian College track and field program had two student-athletes advance to the NCAA Outdoor Division III Nationals in California in May. Kelsea Sellers ran in the 100 meter dash and finished 13th. Sellers was attempting to become a multi All-American after being named an indoor All-American in the 60 meters back in March. Sellers finished 4th in the 60 meters at indoor nationals. Chad Allemon also ran in the 400 meter run at outdoor nationals and placed 16th in his preliminary race.
FACULTY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
In a new tradition, the first Faculty Hall of Fame inductee, Robert Husband, Ph.D., was announced during commencement. The esteemed Dr. Husband joined the faculty in 1964, and remains an active researcher and collaborator on campus in his retirement.
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GREG BARTOSCH ‘11
NEW SPORTS MANAGEMENT DEGREE Adrian College will offer a new degree in Sports Management through the Accountancy and Business Department beginning this fall. Keith Christie, Ph.D., will arrive in August to lead this new program as a fulltime tenure track faculty member. Students will take the core of the business curriculum, selecting 15 credit hours from these courses for this degree: 1. INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS MANAGEMENT 2. SPORTS MARKETING 3. LEGAL & ETHICAL ISSUES IN SPORTS MANAGEMENT 4. FACILITY PLANNING & MANAGEMENT 5. PROFESSIONAL SPORTS MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
‘BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE’ V.I.P. CONTEST
Adrian College offered the ‘Best Seat in the House’ to one V.I.P. and their guest.
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The program will be supported through the Office of Career Planning by way of internships and experiential learning. The office currently assists student interns in the following sports and sports entertainment venues: NASCAR (Michigan International Speedway), Toledo Walleye, Detroit Lions, and the Toledo Mud Hens organizations.
ON AND OFF THE CAMPUS
‘ROOTED IN TRADITION, INSPIRING CHANGE’ It has become a tradition in recent years for President Jeffrey R. Docking to give the annual State of the College. Last year marked the first year in which Dr. Docking invited faculty, staff, students and more to assist him in delivering the address.
This year would carry on this new tradition as the campus community gathered to share the exciting changes on campus throughout the past year, and to share of things to come. To listen to the address in its entirety, please click here.
MAYOR BERNERO WELCOMES AC FAMILY & FRIENDS
MICHIGAN GOVERNOR VISITS CAMPUS
MAYOR VIRG BERNERO ‘86 welcomed Adrian College alumni, friends, and students to the Lansing Lugnuts baseball game in June.
Governor Rick Snyder visited with President Docking and Adrian College Trustees at their Spring meeting.
Keep up with the latest WWW events on and off campus.
BRUISER GOES TO COLLEGE Bruiser has become the most notable celebrity on campus! From his many guest appearances and social engagements to his study breaks, Bruiser tells all in this delightful story that is sure to charm the family, created by the Alumni Board. Available at Arrington Bookstore for $14.95.
TEAM ADRIAN COLLEGE Volunteer in your community and represent AC. Then tell us about it!
arringtonbookstore.adrian.edu MAKE AN IMPACT
Fiscal year 2011-2012 has been record setting! THANK YOU to our loyal alumni and friends who have supported this RENAISSANCE. By making a gift on or before June 30, 2012, you will be listed and recognized in our annual Presidentâ€™s Report. Please contact the Office of Development at 888-691-0008 or visit:
MANDY FASSETT '10 and Emily Pilon, Alumni Intern at the Pink Zone game in February.
Alumni Board President MINDY MACDONALD '74 and husband Paul MacDonald deliver donations from alumni and friends to the Lakeland, Fla., Boys & Girls Club in March.
SUCCESS BEYOND THE CLASSROOM GRADUATION YEAR MAJOR MINOR CURRENT JOB LIVES IN
Argumentation & Advocacy Chemistry Project Manager, Fat Head Detroit, Michigan
MITCHELL HARRIS How did Adrian College enable you to achieve your career goals? My internship with Fat Head opened the door, but my Adrian College education laid the foundation for my career. My professionalism and preparation set me apart from other candidates. It was eye-opening and reaffirming to see how well Adrian College educated and prepared me for success.
It Takes Drive Hear success stories from recent alumni Greg Bartosch and Mitchell Harris, as they reflect on the impact their Adrian College experience had on their post-graduate success.
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MICHAEL MILLER ’11
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR