The Adrian College Perspective
STATE OF THE COLLEGE ADDRESS
Adrian College President Jeffrey R. Docking introduced the idea of “Half Full” at the beginning of the 12th Annual State of the College Address. His speech set the stage for a series of presentations delivered by faculty, staff, students and community members, each highlighting the College’s recent achievements and upcoming efforts.
Friday | April 7, 2017 | 12:15 pm ADRIAN TOBIAS ROOM Dr. Jeffrey Docking — President Jim Mahony ‘00 — Vice President for Development, Emcee
Mahan Renovations Zach Dunn — Assistant Professor, Department of Art & Design Alexandra Cavinee — Student Trustee Terrace Patrick Farver — Chairman, Board of Trustees Alexander Sadie — Student New Leadership Minor Dr. Tony Coumoundouros — Associate Professor, Philosophy & Religion
Docking’s introduction centered on a half-full glass of water, which he pulled out from under his lectern. “WE SEE OUR GLASS AS HALF FULL,” DOCKING SAID. “HALF FULL MOTIVATES US TO CONTINUE TO ADD TO THE GLASS — TO BELIEVE THERE IS ROOM FOR MORE, AND THAT WE CAN ACHIEVE IT. YET, WE ALSO CELEBRATE THAT WHICH WE HAVE POURED INTO THE GLASS TO MAKE IT HALF FULL.” “Everyone who works here and supports this place is our half full glass. Half full reminds our community of all that we have done over the last several years, and reminds us there is more to do to provide students an incredible education and experience.” Docking then played a video featuring updates of the topics presented at last year’s State of the College, including the fashion merchandising major, the IMPACT campaign, the Walden West property, the Conrail Adrian Partnership, Chicago’s Catalyst Maria School, and the Medical Clinic and Studies Building. “It is our hope that today’s program will fill your glass,” Docking said, “while celebrating all you have done to fill ours, and motivate you to contribute your talents to creativity, hard work and optimism in making us better.” Throughout the program, Docking returned to the stage to introduce and commend the upcoming speakers, whose presentations on the College’s recent and upcoming undertakings embodied the “half full” perspective.
Rickey Jackson ‘16 — Graduate Student 223 Corridor Troy Schmidli ‘02 — Dean of Student Life Dustin Krasny — Assistant to Representative Timothy Walberg Student Research Brendan Harvey — Student Morgan Wiza — Student MAB Video Award Amelia Berg — Student Robert Alexander — Student Institute for Sports Medicine Dr. John Goetschius — Associate Professor, Department of Exercise Science & Athletic Training
Devils Lake & AC Crew Dr. Frank Hribar — Vice President of Enrollment & Student Affairs Dick and Lynn Million — Special Guests 2017 Creativity Award Dr. Agnes Caldwell — Vice President & Dean of Academic Affairs Closing Story – Pay it Forward Kaylee Williams — Student
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