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THE OFFICE of THE PRESIDENT

“ I’M NOT CAPABLE OF SURPRISING MYSELF EVERY DAY WITH SOME GREAT NEW IDEA. THAT KIND OF

Letter from the President

MAGIC CAN ONLY COME FROM THE GROUP.�

COMMUNITY, CREATIVITY AND ADRIAN COLLEGE A few years ago, after a particularly busy time at the College, Professor Kleinsmith asked me how I think of new ideas to improve our campus. “Don,� I said, “I haven’t come up with a new idea in years. I simply say yes when good people suggest new ideas to me.� This is true. A brief walk around campus highlights the many creative ideas that members of our community have suggested to me over the past eight years. Our new bike share program sprang from the mind of Dr. Scott Elliott. Cascade Circle fountain was proposed by executive assistant Cindy Beaubien and built by her husband Tom. Our new incubators were originally suggested by Professor Oded Gur-Arie. Carolyn Jones in our Development office recommended our donor bench-buy program. (We now have 83 beautiful benches scattered throughout campus.) Jim Mahony, vice president for development, suggested we start a tree planting program, while students shared their desire for a campus salon, now called 110 Madison Ave. The ideas are endless, as you will read in this issue of Contact, and they combine to create an energized, inviting, fun and highly active campus. They also show what can happen when good people come together in a community that celebrates creative energy, encourages innovation, embraces risk, celebrates successes and learns from failures without blame.

I recall a few years ago on opening night at the WOW CafĂŠ in our Arrington Ice Arena, a local friend said, “This is amazing! What will they think of next?â€? His comment reminds me of something Lee Unkrich says each time he begins directing a new animated movie for Pixar, the fabulous company that gave us “A Bug’s Life,â€? “Toy Storyâ€? and “Finding Nemo.â€? “Before we begin every movie,â€? he says, “there’s always the worry that maybe we don’t have any good ideas left. Maybe all our good jokes have been used up.â€?1 At times, I’ve worried about this same thing at Adrian College. Maybe the well is dry, maybe Adrian is out of ideas and maybe it is time to rest on our accomplishments and relax for a few years. Then I meet someone on campus or perhaps an alum who loves this place and before I know it, another idea bubbles up—something I’ve never thought of before, and, well, here we go again. The point is, this creativity ows out of groups synergistically—we are more creative together than we are individually. Our connections allow us to imagine new possibilities and inspire us to create what we have imagined. Together, we have the potential for creating a better Adrian and world.

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LEE UNKRICH DIRECTOR, PIXAR FILMS

By offering our students active, innovative and shared learning experiences and by modeling for them the creative process, we can inspire our students to see the value and potential of working together. We can give them a living example of how creativity works. We can demonstrate for them how a group of innovative and dedicated people can effect positive change in the world. These are lessons that will serve them their entire lives. Part of the reason the human experience is so exciting, so endlessly fascinating, is because there are always more good ideas to be explored, more fascinating ways to live, learn and grow. We hope that Adrian College embodies this reality and that campus visitors will not only feel this culture of creativity, but will also share their own ideas for making us a better institution. With Warmest Regards,

Jeffrey R. Docking, Ph.D. President

P.S. AC ALUMNI, I ENCOURAGE YOU TO VISIT PAGE 52 TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CREATIVE ALUMNI PROGRAM (C.A.P.) AND HOW EASY IT IS TO SEND US YOUR IDEAS!

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Adrian College EDITOR Jennifer Compton Director of Public Relations

ART DIRECTOR

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Joshua Morey Graphic Designer

RENOVATIONS & UPDATES

CONTRIBUTORS

Peelle/Jones undergoes multimillion-dollar renovations. Jennifer Compton Lauren Ebelt

Lauren Ebelt Marsha Fielder ’00 Ryan Hornack Carolyn Jones ’94 Jim Mahony ’00 Mike Neal ’12, Photography Ryan Thompson Connie Williams WePhoto, Photography Matt Gaidica, Photography

10 INCUBATING INNOVATION The Adrian Innovation Center provides tailored resources to startup ventures. Jennifer Compton

18 BUILDING A DYNASTY The NCAA men’s hockey team, year in review. Ryan Thompson

LETTERS POLICY

20 TAKING THE REINS Adrian College adds equestrian programs to its NCAA roster. Jennifer Compton Ryan Thompson

22 HAT TRICK Sibling rivalry at its best. Ryan Thompson Jennifer Compton

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DONE WITH THE PLACE: What will we think of next? Jennifer Compton

31 FAMILY TRADITION Martha & Sue Seger continue a legacy of impact at Adrian College. Jennifer Compton

34 LASTING LEGACIES The Allen Family Goudie Family Lauren Ebelt

38 YOUNG ALUMNI PROFILES Getting His Feet Wet: Keenan Robinson Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Taste: Kim Dao Waldis Jennifer Compton

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Unless noted as “not for publication,” communications to the editor are considered for publication (often in a condensed version) when space is available. Include your name, address and phone number and limit your comments to CONTACT or topics mentioned in the magazine.

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36 Faculty Spotlight

43 Class Notes

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52 Alumni Announcements

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40 Alumni Board Updates

56 Parting Paws

CONTACT strives to keep alumni and friends up-to-date about the lives of their friends and classmates and the evolution of Adrian College. This full-color magazine is an illustrative link between alumni and their alma mater, therefore serving an informational purpose and is not intended for direct solicitation. Stories focus on the alumni, faculty, and students that make Adrian College a dynamic campus community while examining current issues. The editor makes the final determination of suitability of published content in this magazine. Letters, articles, and pictures which are questionable in content will not be accepted for publication. Wedding announcements will be published as long as it is recognized under the governing laws of the State of Michigan and is consistent with the policies of the United Methodist Church. Announcements that do not conform to these guidelines will not be considered. Please note, the views expressed in the publication are not necessarily the views of the staff or that of Adrian College.

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FROM THE EDITOR Dear Reader: The momentum at Adrian College is as apparent as the rumbling of construction on the corner of Williams Street. From the $13 million dollar renovations to Peelle/Jones, to the introduction of new dining options in Caine, the sounds of progress are everywhere on campus -- something that is certainly not foreign here. In fact, at the annual State of the College address earlier this spring, President Docking and members of the campus community highlighted some of the more recent improvements. It was during this address that he coined a sentiment that seems to have become commonplace, “something special is happening here.” It could not be more true. Throughout this issue of Contact, you will find fresh faces, restorations and innovative ideas and programs now being offered at AC. It would seem that as you look around there is so much happening that you can’t help but wonder what’s next? From idea to fruition we chronicle awards, recognition, remodels and new construction. We show off exceptional educational tools and highlight academic achievement. Whether it is Jeopardy or the Olympic Games, there’s no question, it really is a great day to be a Bulldog. With all of these significant changes and so much continuing to happen, one thing is certain — we think you will love what we have done with the place.

Jennifer Compton Editor

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THE END & THE BEGINNING On behalf of President Jeffrey R. Docking, Adrian College would like to congratulate and send best wishes to to our Winter 2012 and Spring 2013 graduates. In the December 2012 ceremony, 44 graduates walked across the stage in Herrick Chapel to receive their diplomas. The 153rd Spring Commencement ceremony celebrated 225 graduates as they officially became alumni.

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Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Kathryn Mohr, was awarded an honorary degree for her contributions to the College at the May ceremony. Senator Carl Levin, the longest-serving senator in Michigan’s history, served as the speaker and was also awarded an honorary degree. In keeping with a new tradition, Dr. Michael McGrath, professor of history, was inducted into the Faculty Hall of Fame for his research and teaching efforts.

‘SOMETHING SPECIAL IS HAPPENING HERE’

Creativity and innovation are celebrated at the annual State of the College address.

HIGHLIGHTS A selection of exciting highlights from this year’s State of the College address:

RENOVATION AND EXPANSION OF PEELLE AND JONES HALLS IMPLEMENTATION OF “TAKE AN ADRIAN BULLDOG TO WORK DAY” CREATION OF “TRACK & EXPLORE” PARTNERSHIP WITH MIS SPEEDWAY ADDITION OF BRUISER CRUISER BIKES TO CAMPUS INTRODUCTION OF JEAN LOK FRELIGH SPEAKER SERIES

This year marked the seventh annual State of the College address, given to the College community by President Jeffrey R. Docking. The address focuses on improvements to campus that were made in the past year, as well as an introduction of new changes to come.

This year’s program included several new ideas and opportunities for the College, including the announcement of the second Creativity Award winner, awarded to an individual or group who comes up with a unique idea to improve campus life.

President Docking opened his speech by saying, “Something special is happening here – and I hope you will feel it too.”

Dr. Jennifer Ellsworth, director of the Institute for Creativity, joined President Docking on stage to announce and congratulate AMARA KARAPAS ’13 with the award. Her idea for a mosaic representing the Ribbons of Excellence outside of Caine Student Center will be implemented this year.

“Adrian College will make more bold and exciting changes that reinvent us each day into a truly amazing and unique educational institution in our state.” The address opened with a short video highlighting the progress of the ideas shared in the spring of 2012. “At Adrian College, we do what we say we are going to do,” President Docking informed the audience. “That is one of the reasons why so many students and families are looking our way.”

President Docking concluded the address by saying, “Something special is happening here, not only on our campus but in our hearts and minds to create a better Adrian College. We are accomplishing this together.” For more on the address please visit: ADRIAN.EDU/NEWS/ SOMETHING-SPECIAL-IS-HAPPENING-HERE

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RENOVATIONS & UPDATES “The renovations will provide state-of-the-art improvements to both the facilities and the academic experience at the College, better preparing its graduates for success.” PROPOSED LOBBY OF PEELLE HALL May 11th marked a momentous day on the campus of Adrian College as the groundbreaking for the multimillion-dollar expansion and renovation to the Peelle/Jones complex commenced. President Jeffrey R. Docking announced a proposed $13 million dollar enhancement to the existing structure during this year's address. “The focus of the Renaissance II campaign over the last few years has been to highlight academic facility improvements,” stated Docking. “This groundbreaking is due in part to the many donors who are supporting this project and a $1 million dollar gift from the Dow Foundation. These improvements on our campus are essential to our continued momentum.” The renovations will provide state-of-the-art improvements to both the facilities and the academic experience at the College, better preparing its graduates for success. Dr. Paul Rupert, assistant professor and director of the chemistry graduate program, outlined the changes for Peelle/ Jones during the College’s annual address. “It’s indeed a rare opportunity to be involved in something that is a significant change that not only affects what we do and those we teach on a daily basis but will have continued benefit for decades,” stated Rupert. 6

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3 New Biology Labs 3 New Chemistry Labs Creation of office suites and the installation of advanced technology in Jones. 16,000 sq. ft. addition to Peelle

The 16,000 square foot addition to Peelle Hall will add new chemistry and biology labs. In addition, existing classrooms, lecture halls and conference rooms will be upgraded. Adrian College’s new graduate program in industrial chemistry, as well as the undergraduate science curriculums, will benefit from the improved technology and added lab space. Rupert noted, “Chemistry is a laboratory science. We can talk about it in the classroom, but it happens in a lab. These changes are critical to attract, teach and retain the quality students that attend Adrian College – both in the area of science and other disciplines.” Planned renovations to Jones Hall include the creation of an office suite, the installation of advanced technology in all classrooms and a renovated academic services suite. The Peelle/Jones project also supports the construction of a new exterior façade and an architecturally appealing lobby. “The improvements will allow our faculty to provide our students with distinctive opportunities through the utilization of top-notch spaces for teaching, planning and research,” Docking stated. “The changes made to these facilities will be dramatic.”

PLASTINATES LAB @ MERILLAT SPORT & FITNESS CENTER Adrian College has obtained plastinated anatomy specimens to be used for instruction, an addition that continues to demonstrate its firm commitment to implementing a unique academic approach to education. The interest in health sciences at Adrian College has grown in recent years to include nearly 1/3 of incoming freshmen. ARM & SHOULDER

“Regardless of the health field, all of these students have an interest and an obligation to learn human anatomy,” said Dr. Tina Claiborne, associate professor, director and clinical education coordinator of athletic training education. “In order to produce competitive medical and graduate students, the preparation and exposure they receive as an undergraduate is critical.” Plastination is an organic materials preservation technique that was invented in the late 1970s by a German anatomist, Gunther von Hagens. The process became famous when the Body Worlds anatomy exhibition was first presented in Tokyo in 1995. The spectacular showing of the human form in healthy and pathological states has astonished more than 32 million viewers across the world since. (http:// www.bodyworlds.com/en.html)

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To date, the most common types of specimens used for anatomy instruction have been embalmed human cadavers. During the embalming process, bodies are preserved for months and maintain some natural tissue textures and properties. However, the use of formaldehyde for preservation has remained controversial due to the noxious and carcinogenic nature of the chemical. Though the tissue qualities of the plastinates are arguably more rigid and not as natural

as an embalmed specimen, the barriers to using cadavers have prompted colleges and universities to consider plastinates as a teaching tool. The advantages of plastinates are that they are odorless, safe to handle without gloves, easily transported, durable and have a long shelf life. There is no longer the need for specialized labs or staffing, and the financial investment lasts years. Because of this, it has been reported that over 40 medical and dental schools now use plastinates as teaching tools. Furthermore, research has demonstrated that student-learning outcomes are equal, if not more positive, when using plastinates as compared with human cadavers. With the addition of the plastinates, Adrian College has become a member of a very elite club. The College is the sixth baccalaureate higher education institution in the world, and only the second in the United States to obtain the specimens. Additionally, the College will be adding to their existing collection by supporting a local human plastination lab at the University of Toledo in Ohio. Dr. Carlos Baptista of the College of Medicine/ Department of Neurosciences is preparing 17 custom specimens to complete the College’s collection. Dr. Baptista studied with Gunther von Hagens and is the current president of the International Society for Plastination. “The acquisition of plastinates will allow Adrian College students to receive a cutting edge education that will place them at the top of their classes,” said Dr. Kevin Darr, professor of exercise science and physical education. “It is exactly this type of creativity, progressive thinking and innovation that allows Adrian College to continue to evolve and attract the best and brightest students.”

“With the addition of the plastinates, Adrian College has become a member of a very elite club. The College is the sixth baccalaureate higher education institution in the world, and only the second in the United States to obtain the specimens.” PLANT MOVES TO NEW FACILITY On May 11, the dedication of the new Plant facilities occurred during the annual spring Board of Trustee Meeting. The building also houses The Adrian Innovation Center and concessions for the softball field.

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TRACK & EXPLORE In the year since the partnership with the Michigan International Speedway (MIS) and Adrian College began, they have developed and implemented a successful field trip program for middle school students. The partnership and program, called Track and Explore, has aided Adrian College’s biology and teacher education students with opportunities for research. The opportunity also extends their outreach to a younger generation to help teach them about animal and plant life. “This exciting partnership has exceeded our expectations,” said Dr. Agnes Caldwell, vice president and dean of academic affairs at the College. The Track and Explore program initially started in

the fall of 2012, and has since created the opportunity for over 1,200 middle school students to learn about the ecosystem in the Irish Hills area. Adrian College teacher education students help them to identify plants and animals in the area, to learn the science of water quality and about the MIS racetrack. Adrian College biology students used the partnership to find and photograph plant samples. Much of the research at the Speedway is being presented on campus, at international conferences and in publications. The program is limitless and unique, according to Caldwell. “We are the only ones, that we know of, who connect sports entertainment with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and

Mathematics) initiatives,” Dr. Caldwell said.

ADRIAN COLLEGE LAUNCHES A NEW ADRIAN.EDU

Track and Explore was recently heralded by President Docking at the annual State of the College address and has received much attention in the surrounding area. The success of the ongoing partnership positively impacts the environment and benefits science, math and technology education through serving the children of Lenawee County. “Our group has worked hard to give students a fun and educational experience at MIS,” said Janna D’Amico, director of the Office of Career Planning. “We are thrilled to assist these students.”

Last fall, Adrian College launched a dynamic new look for adrian.edu. The completely redesigned website offers fully interactive and visually appealing pages for prospective students and friends of the College. From social media interaction to photographic enhancement, the new appearance reflects the branding strategy implemented by the College's public relations and marketing team throughout the last year. The new adrian.edu offers a stimulating approach to information using multimedia and direct engagement with staff and faculty. A streamlined look with a return to the “black and gold” roots of the institution, adrian.edu invites users to explore its contents with ease. WWW

Explore adrian.edu @AdrianCollege facebook.com/adriancollegebulldogs AdrianCollege thebulldogproject.com

AC Band Takes London VIEW ONLINE NOW

http://vimeo.com/59184323 The Adrian College Marching Band performed at the annual London’s New Year’s Day Parade during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Described as “the greatest parade” at over twice the size of the acclaimed Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, the London’s New Year’s Day Parade is watched by millions in person and via television broadcast. The parade concluded at Westminster. Members of the Adrian College Band spent a week immersed in the culture of the United Kingdom both before and following the conclusion of the event.

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AC IN THE NEWS Adrian College is no stranger to national publicity. Recently, President Docking's innovative plans for growth once again garnered national attention.

ADRIAN COLLEGE PARTNERS IN EDUCATION INITIATIVES Last fall, Adrian College partnered with Adrian Public Schools and the YMCA to launch a preschool at Lincoln Elementary. Adrian College students studying teacher education are conducting lessons at the preschool under the guidance of faculty from the College’s teacher education department. Lincoln Elementary is an IB (International Baccalaureate) candidate school* for the Primary Years Programme; therefore, the preschool curriculum features the Programme, which focuses child development on inquiry, using six transdiciplinary themes: who we are, where we are in place and time, how we express ourselves, how the world works, how we organize ourselves and sharing the planet. Dr. Agnes Caldwell, vice president for academic affairs, indicated her enthusiasm for the new program. “Adrian College and the Department of Teacher Education is happy to partner with Adrian Public Schools and the YMCA to offer a preschool near our campus that provides opportunity for our students and employees,” Caldwell stated. “The International Baccalaureate curriculum is cutting edge, focusing on the holistic development of the child and integrating learning in thematic areas.” “This is the type of education we offer at the collegiate level and to introduce young children to this type of learning is an exceptional opportunity for all.” Dr. Andrea Milner, director of the Institute for Education, noted that the arrangement was a direct collaboration with multiple parties and offered a unique opportunity to students participating in the program. “This cooperative arrangement affords our students the opportunity to learn and work in an early childhood educational environment that engages in best practices derived from the most current research,” said Milner. Caldwell went on to note that the idea for the program came out of a faculty-led strategic planning committee, as part of the College’s strategic plan 2011-2015.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for faculty and staff who have childcare needs. Not only is the IB curriculum consistent with that of a liberal arts education such as that offered by AC, it also is located less than a block from campus and offers extended care to meet working parent's needs.” In the “Statement of Intent” from the College given last year to the Adrian Public School Board, the College indicated their excitement at partnering with Lincoln Elementary in its pursuit to become an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme school. It went on to note that the tenets of an IB education—inquiry based learning, ethical reflection and global citizenship, directly aligned with the values as espoused by the Ribbons of Excellence program at the College. “We are working with the faculty, staff and administration at Lincoln Elementary as they become fully immersed in the IB philosophy, mission, vision and professional development. We are confident that this partnership will not only enhance our community, but that of the larger community as well,” the statement went on to say.

Adrian College was featured in an article by AP reporter Justin Pope. The article, released nationally, highlighted how the College continued to break the mold for liberal arts institutions while becoming a 'playbook' for small college success stories. The article discussed Docking's recruitment strategy since 2005 and the significant expansion of campus including: renovations, construction and the addition of academic and athletic programs. READ MORE: NEWS.YAHOO.COM/LIBERAL-ARTS-COLLEGESFORCED-EVOLVE-MARKET-154449347.HTML

For more information about the preschool, please visit: http://ymcalincoln.shutterfly.com/. To learn more about the IB PYP, their website can be viewed athttps://www.ibo.org/pyp/. *This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Lincoln Elementary believes is important for our students. Only schools authorized by the IB organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: The Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme. Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org.

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An article in CRAIN’S DETROIT BUSINESS in June 2013 gives more applause to Docking’s work at Adrian College. The article focused on the rapid growth since his arrival, and how other institutions have followed Adrian's example.

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INCUBATING INNOVATION The addition of a dedicated space for business incubators in its new plant facility on campus was dedicated in May 2013. The Adrian Innovation Center will provide office spaces with tailored resources and support services to several startups launched by students and the greater community.

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AC STUDENTS GET FIRST ROW VIEW OF THE SPRING CONCERT.

Docking believes that Adrian College can play a significant role in Michigan’s economic recovery through The Adrian Innovation Center. “By providing space and support for creative entrepreneurs, we are encouraging them not only to begin their businesses here, but also to remain here as they grow,” Docking stated. Dr. Oded Gur-Arie, professor of business and director of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, agrees. “Incubators are designed to nurture the development of entrepreneurial startups. These new ventures need help to grow during the startup period where they are most vulnerable.” A startling 87 percent of startups that graduate from an incubator setting stay in business, while nearly 84 percent will remain within the community of its origin. Further support for economic development of new business is shown that for every dollar invested in an incubator, clients and graduates generate approximately $30 in local tax revenues. The Center, currently hosts its first tenants— MITCH BARNARD ’13 and senior Drake Dailey-

Chwalibog. Barnard and Dailey-Chwalibog have developed Pro Block Nutrition, an all-natural nutrition bar that is a grain-free alternative to other nutrient bars on the market. Docking believes the Center has enormous potential. “We believe it will be a place where young entrepreneurs can grow their creative ideas into flourishing businesses.”

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NEON TREES PERFORMS ON APRIL 13TH

LIVE IN CONCERT Neon Trees and Owl City took to the stage at the College in grand fashion on April 13, 2013. These popular bands concluded their tour with Maroon 5 this spring. Owl City hit the music scene in 2009 with the quadruple platinum single, “Fireflies.” Their subsequent hits included: “Vanilla Twilight,” “When Can I See You Again,” and a duet with Carly Rae Jepsen, “Good Time.” Neon Trees had a rise to fame in 2012 with their hit single, “Everybody Talks.” Subsequently, the band was invited to perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Dick Clark’s Rocking New Year’s Eve. In November, they released their second single off of their album, Picture Show, entitled “Lessons in Love (All Day, All Night)” featuring Kaskade. The band Twenty One Pilots opened for both acts. Previous acts to perform at the College have included: Sean Kingston, Little Big Town, Switchfoot, Zack Brown Band and Jake Owen.

2013 CREATIVITY AWARD WINNER The campus will soon become a little bit more colorful. Adrian College awarded AMARA KARAPAS ’13 with the 2013 Creativity Award for her idea of a mosaic to adorn the steps leading up to the Caine Student Center. The mosaic, which will be created this year, will convey the values of the Ribbons of Excellence. The project will be funded by the $10,000 prize and will reflect the College’s strong academic ideals.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR SPEAKS TO CAMPUS On March 14, 84-year-old Holocaust survivor, MARTIN LÖWENBERG, shared his story with over 150 members of the Adrian College community. Löwenberg began his narration with his survival through Kristallnacht (Crystal Night), where over 30,000 Jews were sent to concentration camps. He continued to share the story of his father, who was taken to Dachau, and how as a young man he went on to live in a ghetto in Latvia in 1941. Löwenberg is a member of the Holocaust Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan. This event was made possible by the Office of Multicultural Programs, the Institute for Ethics, the International Student Organization and FinCom.

WHAT IS ADRIAN COLLEGE, ALEX? In February 2013, Dr. Stephanie Jass, a history professor at Adrian College, tested her knowledge on the popular trivia show, Jeopardy! Jass, who took the stage by storm during her seven-day run in October 2012, concluded her streak claiming the title of most wins by a female contestant. Her total earnings, at $147,570, earned her the second-highest win total by a woman. It would be these accolades and her undeniable moxie that would bring the dynamo back to the famed set. Jass participated in the Tournament of Champions, pinning her against the biggest winners and tournament champions from her season. “It was much tougher,” Jass said while describing the filming process. “The whole tournament was filmed in one long, nerve-racking day.” Because of Jass’ previous performance on the show, she was the number one seed, and was in the first show of the tournament. Jass was pitted against 14 other Jeopardy! contestants in a fight to secure a coveted spot as a finalist. “The whole experience was phenomenal,” Jass gushed as she divulged her own impressions

of the other contestants. “There was definitely some stiff competition.” Jass shared quips about the show behind the scenes and details about the show’s host, Alex Trebek. Jass jokingly recalled her quip of referring to Trebek as “the devil.” Jass’ personality matched well with Trebek, who mentioned that he enjoyed how she communicated with him on the show and how she opened up. Throughout her first run on Jeopardy!, Jass engaged Trebek and the audience with her charm, wit and humor. Jass says that the experience was “so much fun; [the contestants] were wonderful,” even though the competition was extraordinary the second time around. Jass made it to the semi-finals in the Tournament of Champions. “My husband, Doug, has been acting as a coach. He broke down the last 10 years of Tournament of Champions games and its mostly general categories.” Jass acknowledged that the outpouring of support for her has been truly life-changing.

Want to test your brain power? Flip to page 56! Submit your completed word search by September 16 to win Jass’ book No Victory Without Work. We will draw 15 entries at random and notify winners via phone or email. Please include your contact information when entering. SUBMISSIONS MAY BE SENT TO:

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NEW VICE PRESIDENT FOR DEVELOPMENT JIM MAHONY ’00 accepted the position of

Vice President for Development, effective January 2013. Mahony first began working at Adrian College in 2006 as the Director for Development and assumed additional responsibilities before receiving a promotion to Assistant Vice President for Development in 2011. “We are pleased that Jim has agreed to lead this very important area of the College. He has performed exceptionally well for the past seven years as the assistant vice president of development and I look forward to continuing to work even more closely with him in his new role,” President Jeffrey Docking said. “Jim is certain to be an outstanding leader during these exciting days of growth and expansion.” In his new capacity, Mahony will continue to provide leadership for planning, daily operations, capital funding, special events and projects. “I am absolutely honored and humbled to be selected as the next vice president for development,” Mahony said. “This is yet another wonderful moment in my AC history. From meeting my wife at the College, having my siblings graduate [from Adrian College], building life long friendships, to having the opportunity to be part of AC’s renaissance – I am truly fortunate.” SUMMER 2013

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Last fall, the College also introduced several wrapped vans into its fleet.

SPEAKER HIGHLIGHTS

DR. MEG JAY, a clinical psychologist,

spoke to the campus community on January 30. Jay discussed the challenges faced by twentysomethings and those that manage and hire this generation. Jay possesses over ten years of experience listening to young adults share their struggles through their 20’s. Through personal stories and scientific research, Jay wrote "The Defining Decade," an indispensable guidebook for confused twentysomethings and an eye-opening explanation for companies and organizations looking for the best way to manage their youngest employees. This event was sponsored by the Jean Lok Freligh Community Speaker Series.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author RICHARD RHODES spoke to the College community on March 13. Rhodes’ talk, “The Nuclear Singularity,” drew from his extensive research about the history and proliferation of nuclear weapons. His 1986 book, "The Making of the Atomic Bomb," is the premier historical text regarding the development of the first nuclear weapons and won the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award. His other books chronicling the nuclear age include “Dark Sun,” “Arsenals of Folly” and “Twilight of the Bombs.” In addition, his book “How to Write: Advice and Reflections” offers a personal and practical guide for writers. He is an affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation and has been a visiting scholar at Harvard and MIT. This presentation was part of the James Borland Convocation Series.

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Adrian College, with support from Bianco Tours, unveiled the “Bulldog Bus” on February 28, 2013. The bus will provide transportation for AC athletic teams and College events.

On March 18, TIM BERTA, Bluffton Baseball bus crash survivor, spoke to an attentive audience in Dawson Auditorium. In March 2007, seven passengers, including five Bluffton baseball players, lost their lives in a deadly bus crash on their way to a baseball tournament during spring break. Among the original 29 survivors, one, Tim Berta, has had his life forever altered. Berta, who was in a coma for weeks, in the hospital for months and in rehab for even longer was told he would never walk again. Now at the age of 28, Berta is battling to live on his own, and to find a way to take part in the game he still loves. This event, recognizing Disability Awareness Week on campus, was free and open to the public.

AWARD WINNING The public relations and marketing team was lauded in a recent issue of BOTTOM LINE MAGAZINE. Featured in an article regarding edgy and innovative print decisions in publications-- the 2011/2012 President’s Report received critical acclaim. WWW.FPHORAK.COM/IMAGES/BOTTOMLINE/ NEW_ISSUE/INDEX.HTML#/6/

The 2012 Admissions Holiday Card was recognized among the best in the annual FPO AWARDS and will be featured in their yearly publication later this year.

RIBBONS OF EXCELLENCE DAY CELEBRATED On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, the Adrian College campus and surrounding community celebrated the scholarly and creative activities of its students during the fifth annual Ribbons of Excellence Day. This celebration of academic achievement acts as a catalyst for student and faculty interaction, encouraging students to engage in the acquisition of new knowledge through unique presentations and interactive activities. The keynote speaker was Professor JILL OUELLETTE ’89 of Northwood University.

United States Senator, CARL LEVIN, was the speaker for the 153rd Commencement ceremony at Adrian College. He also received an honorary degree, recognizing his accomplishments.

for the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. He later served eight years on the Detroit City Council, including four years as council president.

“Senator Levin’s career represents a combination of intelligence, hard work and service to others that is the hallmark of a liberal arts education,” said president Jeffrey R. Docking.

In 2006, Senator Levin was named by Time Magazine as one of “America’s 10 Best Senators.” To read about Levin’s speech to the graduates at commencement, please visit:

A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School, The Honorable Carl Levin was first elected in 1978, making him the longest-serving senator in Michigan’s history. He currently serves as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Additionally, he serves on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. Levin began his public service career in 1964 when he served as assistant attorney general and general counsel

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“EDUCATION, I TOLD THE GRADUATES, SUCCEEDS NOT MAINLY BY IMPARTING KNOWLEDGE, BUT BY ENCOURAGING INQUIRY.”

Adrian College is pleased to announce that the speaker for Constitution Day will be newly elected Michigan Supreme Court Justice BRIDGET MCCORMACK. Justice McCormack, who will be speaking at Adrian College on September 17, 2013, has an extraordinary record as a teacher, administrator and advocate. Justice McCormack took office in January 2013. Previous to her election to office, she was a professor of law and dean at the University of Michigan Law School. Justice McCormack will be speaking at the Annual Philip J. Prygoski Constitution Day Address, sponsored by the Romney Institute for Law & Public Policy.

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TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM ACCREDITED The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) announced the acquisition of accreditation status for the Adrian College Teacher Education program. In a letter sent to the College, it was noted that the TEAC awarded the program seven years of the highest level of accreditation with no stipulations. A statement was released at the time of accreditation on behalf of the TEAC: “The Adrian College Teacher Education Program, which is designed to empower competent, caring, creative and committed educators who will demonstrate the Ribbons of Excellence, is granted Accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of seven years, from October 2012 to October 2019. This accreditation certifies that the forenamed professional education program has provided evidence that the program adheres to TEAC’s quality principles.” The Teacher Education Accreditation

Council is dedicated to helping educator preparation programs improve upon and be accountable for the programming offered to its students. The membership of this council represents a broad range of higher education institutions, from small liberal arts colleges to large universities. Dr. Andrea Milner, director of the Institute for Education, released a statement regarding the importance of this accreditation. “The Adrian College Teacher Education Department is thrilled with this accomplishment. We have dedicated ourselves to providing our students with the most current research-based 'best practices' and relevant experiential opportunities. This status validates our work.” “Our students can be assured that they are studying under faculty and working in a program that meets national standards of excellence,” Milner continued.

LIVING THROUGH WORDS: DEALING WITH DWARFISM AND BREAST CANCER Adrian College adjunct faculty member, Cristina Trapani-Scott, along with her daughter, have been mentioned in a new book by National Book Award-winning author, Andrew Solomon. The book, "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity," is about families who cope with individuality in their family structure and in their children. Trapani-Scott and her daughter, Kiki Peck, have been featured in a chapter about dwarfism. Scott’s daughter was born with a rare form of dwarfism called Kniest Syndrome. Peck’s dwarfism gives her arthritis-like symptoms and causes difficulty with range of motion and walking. Peck was born without type II collagen in her cartilage, making her bones thinner and weaker than average and sometimes causing them to bend. The book also touches on a key component of Trapani-Scott’s life—her poetry. Trapani-Scott teaches writing at the College, and uses her poetry to help cope with life’s challenges. One of her poems, “Climbing a Mountain on Horseback in July,” is excerpted in Solomon’s book.

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SPRING COMMENCEMENT MILITARY COMMISSIONING CEREMONY The commissioning ceremony recognized graduates who were also awarded their commission as an officer within one of the branches of the United States military. Requirements for commissioning are determined by the individual branch, and are the result of student commitment outside the Adrian College campus.

RAYMOND PLATTS IV Raymond Platts is the son of Ray and Barb Platts. He hails from Traverse City, Michigan. Raymond majored in exercise science and completed the ROTC program through the Adrian College and University of Toledo collaboration. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army as an Infantryman.

AUSTIN MAC HASTINGS WALLACE Austin Mac Hastings Wallace is the son of Dr. Christine and Donald Wallace. He was born in Augusta, Georgia, and hails from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Austin majored in history with a minor in political science. He has been commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.

The poem was inspired by a trail ride in Colorado when Peck was seven or eight. “Her legs barely reached past the saddle, but she loved the ride. I think I was more terrified than she was about her riding a big horse,” Trapani-Scott says. Solomon’s book opened the door for more awareness when Trapani-Scott received a call to appear on the Katie Couric Show. She and her daughter were featured on January 8, 2013, in a segment called “Raising a Kid Different Than You.” During the taping, Couric spoke with Trapani-Scott and Peck about their experiences outlined in Solomon’s book, as well as the touching story of how Peck shaved her head when her mother had cancer so she wouldn’t be bald alone during her chemotherapy. Peck has “channeled the negative attention she gets, people staring and things like that, into a real positive. She wants to be a singer,” Trapani-Scott says. “She figures if people are going to stare at her, then she is going to give them more of a reason than just having Kniest syndrome and that really comes through in how inspirational she is.” Portions of the Katie Couric Show segment can be viewed online by visiting: WWW.KATIECOURIC.COM.

To learn more about Andrew Solomon’s book, Far From the Tree, visit: WWW.FARFROMTHETREE.COM.

DEFINING ETHICS A new certification program on campus aims to put its graduates in high demand for future employers. The Michigan Colleges Foundation Ethics Certification program began in January 2013, headed by the Michigan Colleges Foundation (MCF). The program, which is still in its infancy stages at Adrian College and with 13 other colleges in the area, offers formal training in ethics to prepare students to meet unprecedented challenges in the workplace. It is this training, completed through various components and courses, that will enhance a student’s ability to apply ethics principles in their selected field. Graduates of the program may have the opportunity to work with Fortune Top 50 companies, or develop an internship with such a corporation.

FARVER TAKES THE HELM For Patrick Farver, being tapped on the shoulder to assume the role as the new Chairman for the Board of Trustees at Adrian College came a little earlier than expected. When then Chairman of the Board Kathryn Mohr called, Farver was on vacation. “I had always looked to her as a mentor. She said from the beginning that she would help pave the way for me to take the role. That day seems to have come.” Mohr, who has been a member of the Adrian College Board of Trustees since 1996, held the Chair position from 2007 through 2013. She was recognized with an honorary degree at Commencement earlier this spring. Although Mohr has stepped back from her role at the helm, she will continue her service to the Board and the momentum exhibited by the College.

With an interest in economic development, taking part in the innovative changes at the College seemed the “right thing to do” for Farver. “It’s rewarding to maintain this connection to the community. I continue to be able to watch and engage in a collaborative working relationship with a remarkable institution. There continues to be so much happening at Adrian College,” stated Farver. “The vision and passion demonstrated by Dr. Docking and his administration, staff and faculty make it an exciting time to be involved. To survive and thrive in this environment, you have to be willing to do what it takes. [President Docking] does just that.”

President Jeffrey R. Docking believes that the transition will be a smooth one.

“For the Board of Trustees, our role is advisory. We bring experience and ideas. Our function is to offer insight and opportunity to excel and make things happen at AC.”

“Pat Farver is an outstanding leader, a successful businessman, a great citizen and a person fully capable of leading the Adrian College Board of Trustees during these days of exciting change,” Docking stated.

Farver believes the Renaissance vision and its measurable business plan for growth are part of the need to stay up on trends and improvements. For him, continued success is looking outside the box to be more than just a regional player.

“I am honored that Pat accepted this position and look forward to working closely with him as Adrian College continues to become an even better institution of higher learning.”

This is where the alumni become the army, he quips. He references Adrian College alumni as ‘the boots on the ground’ that can expand the reach and leverage experience to bring new Bulldogs to campus. For Farver, this is the beginning of the next chapter of his leadership for the College.

Farver is the third generation of his family to serve as President and CEO of Blissfield Manufacturing Company in Blissfield, Michigan.He resides in Adrian with his wife. He has two grown sons who also work alongside him at the family-owned business.

“We can see that what we are doing is working, but there is much left to do.”

The selection of the pilot program candidates began on January 18, 2013. In total, there were eight students from Adrian College, two students from Calvin College and a few participants from Olivet College. Schools participating in the Ethics Certification Program include Albion College, Alma College, Hillsdale College and Siena Heights University, among others. The eight students from Adrian College will be awarded $500, a certificate of completion in ethical reasoning and will be honored by the Michigan Colleges Foundation at the completion of their training. The program is an original opportunity that will make the graduates valued by future employers, setting them up for possible advancement. The material is taught at both the foundational and applied levels, and is customizable to the student's interests. Students should expect to gain a working knowledge of ethical theories, terms and distinctions through the program. Theories include Kant’s deontological ethics, Mill’s Utilitarianism, Aristotle’s virtue ethics and some version of faith-related ethics. The faith-related ethics can be about several topics, including natural law theory, or Jewish, Christian or Islamic ethics. This knowledge will be gained through the completion of a 3-4 credit hour course. The MCF Advisory Board, in conjunction with Adrian College, identified the qualifying courses for the program. Students seeking certification will be required to complete a case study in their field. A committee of professionals— including three ethics professors from MCF member colleges and a professor from an MCF college with expertise in the student’s chosen area—will oversee the certification process. The expert professor, called a “floating” advisory board member, will work with the committee to develop a real-world scenario with which to test a student. The program is an exciting addition to the opportunities offered at Adrian College. Students will not only secure an ethics background and certification on their resume, but also will be able to connect with experts in the field, with the potential for internships and job placement post graduation. Dr. Fritz Detwiler, who is the contact for the program at the College, stated that students should seize the opportunity to be a part of a new program that furthers their education and their future.

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AROUND THE MALL GREEK LIFE

2012/13 A YEAR IN REVIEW STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

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AC gifted Hope Center of Lenawee a 60-inch flat screen television. A distinct partner, the Center hosts internships and community outreach opportunities for students.

MLK CELEBRATION HONOREE

GREEK LIFE BOASTED A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN 2012-13, EXPANDING FROM A 16% STUDENT INVOLVEMENT TO OVER 19%.

On Monday, January 21, Adrian College senior De’Javone B. Cribbs was recognized during the 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in Adrian. The day began as a small breakfast in 1989 and grew into a community event held to recognize people who make a difference in their hometown. This year’s festivities highlighted two college students, a local coach and minister.

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MALE RECRUITMENT GREW SIGNIFICANTLY FROM 15% TO NEARLY 20% STUDENT BODY INVOLVEMENT.

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Adrian Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at WOW Café inside Adrian College's Arrington Ice Arena offered delectable food and community conversation. Cribbs, who hails from Detroit, has worked to address issues of stereotypes, racism and diversity on campus through various student-led forums and workshops. Inspired by King, Cribbs attempts to live a life of conviction and trust. “Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase,” Cribbs told attendees. “Everything Dr. King achieved and accomplished has helped us all grow and become better people in our everyday lives.”

NEW FACES

THIS YEAR ALSO BOASTED THE LARGEST RECRUITMENT NUMBERS EXPERIENCED IN SEVEN (7) YEARS.

BIG GIVERS

17,000

GREEK LIFE DONATED OVER $17,000 TO THEIR RESPECTED PHILANTHROPIES.

PAYING IT FORWARD

1,500

OVER 1,500 COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS WERE SERVED IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. Looking ahead to 2013-2014, Greek Life Coordinator DAVE NAPIERALSKI '11 noted a strong connection with the incoming freshman class to continue the upward trend in recruitment, philanthropic efforts and community service. 16

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BRIDGITT MERILLAT ’12 BART BRADLEY

KATRINA WOTTEN '12

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT FOR CAMPUS SAFETY

CAPTAIN FOR CAMPUS SAFETY

STUDENT ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR

BRIDGITT MERILLAT ’12 officially joined the team at Adrian in spring 2013 as the Administrative Assistant for Campus Safety. She has been working at Adrian College since her high school graduation in 2008 in both Admissions and Athletic Department support roles. A 2012 graduate of Adrian College, she holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing. She is excited to return to the Bulldog family in her new capacity.

Bart Bradley joined the Campus Safety team as Captain earlier this summer. Bradley, a public safety professional and trainer has served the Adrian Police Department since 1997 and is the Commander of the Reserve Unit. He started with the College in Campus Safety as a Lieutenant in 2007.

KATRINA WOTTEN ‘12 joins the Student Life team as the Student Activities Coordinator. An AC graduate, Katrina majored in business administration with a minor in studio art. She graduated in 2012 summa cum laude. Katrina worked at Cartwright Sports and Recreation in Ontario, Canada, before returning to Adrian College this fall.

Bart created Fitmix Plus! and conducts personal and professional safety/self defense training and motivational speaking for law enforcement, public safety professionals and the general public.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Emily Cutler EMILY CUTLER '13 is the epitome of an

Photo courtesy of the Theta Chi Fraternity. The Zeta Beta chapter, pictured above (L-R): Executive Director Mike Mayer; Adrian College Zeta Beta chapter undergraduates; the Senior Director for Event and Member Services, Joel Wendland; and Zeta Beta/Adrian College Class of ‘96 and National President, Dick Elder.

THETA CHI TAKES FIVE IN A ROW Adrian College’s own Theta Chi Fraternity was presented with an award for the fifth consecutive year. They are the recipients of the Chapter Excellence Award; this marks the seventh time the chapter has earned this recognition. This award is Theta Chi’s highest chapter honor. Performance is evaluated based on 12 categories including: recruitment, scholarship programming, risk management practices, member and new member education, among others.

The award was created by a group of former field staff in 1984 upon the occasion of Howard Alter’s retirement as executive director. The Alter Award was first presented to chapters that met or exceeded the Fraternity’s standards of excellence—a standard that Adrian College’s own Theta Chi has exceeded for the past five years. For more information, please visit: HTTP://WWW.THETACHI.ORG/NEWS/2013/06/17/ GENERAL/FIRST-RECIPIENTS-OF-2012-2013-ALTERAWARD-ANNOUNCED/

engaged leader on campus. An active student in the community and surrounding areas, Cutler led the initiative for numerous student organizations and activities. On May 4th, Emily received several academic and leadership achievement awards at the Senior Honors Night. Among her honors, she was recognized with the Elizabeth Milne Ewing Award, Sigma Chi and the Social Work Department Award. LEADERSHIP ROLES:

Welcome Week Leader, two years President, Not-For-Sale STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS & HONOR SOCIETIES:

FEM, CRU, Social Work Club, Mortar Board, the College World, Alpha & Omega Women's Bible Study, Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Adrian College Committee on Sexual Assault and Sexuality, Cross Roads Human Trafficking Task Force, National Association of Social Workers, Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society.

ON THE ROAD The Adrian College Office of Admissions was delighted to collaborate with alumni this spring to provide new and distinctive recruitment opportunities for prospective students. In partnership with dedicated alumni, the Admissions staff collaborated to host two off-campus recruitment receptions. The first event, held at the United Methodist Church of Birmingham in Birmingham, Michigan, was open to students and alumni from the greater Detroit region. Board of Trustees member Jack Harnish assisted in organizing and promoting this event, which was designed to integrate the College’s Methodist foundation. The Adrian College Women’s Choir Ensemble performed for the group during this intimate reception in which College representatives were able to connect with prospective students and families. Alumnus Jim Culbertson ’63 proposed the second event, hosted at the Walnut Creek Country Club in South Lyon, Michigan. Food, drinks and a pleasant atmosphere provided prospective students, high school educators,

counselors and administrators an opportunity to learn more about Adrian College. This event allowed Adrian College staff to nurture new connections and network with guests from the greater Detroit area. Both events hosted over 100 guests and added an integral layer to the College’s recruiting strategies. The events would not have been possible without the suggestions and assistance from these dedicated alumni. As the Office of Admissions looks ahead to a new recruitment year, it thanks the alumni and friends of the College for continued recruitment support and positive contributions directly impacting its growth and enrollment. To learn more about how you can get involved, please contact Erin VanDerworp, Director for Admissions at evanderworp@adrian.edu.

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BUILDING A DYNASTY NCAA MEN'S HOCKEY YEAR IN REVIEW The Adrian College men’s NCAA hockey team returned to a familiar place in 2013. The Bulldogs were ousted from the postseason a year ago in the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association (MCHA) Harris Cup final by Milwaukee School of Engineering, but exacted sweet revenge with a 4-1 victory in this year’s Harris Cup final to recapture their spot in the NCAA Tournament. Adrian reeled in its sixth straight regular season title and its fifth Harris Cup as tournament champion. “I am so very proud of our guys’ effort this season,” said Head Coach Ron Fogarty. “We were hungry after last season’s disappointment and that fueled us every day. We had not felt like that before on our own ice and sometimes you have to go through those experiences to become better. Our senior class wanted to go out on top in the MCHA and they did.” The Bulldogs put together another unbeaten regular season in the MCHA (17-0-3) recording three out of six seasons where they have gone unbeaten in regular season conference action.

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Senior captain Andrew Dovey, along with fellow captains Zach Graham and Zach Wilson, finished the season with an overall record of 21-1-3 and were ranked sixth nationally. Adrian entered the Harris Cup tournament as the top seed and quickly disposed of Northland, 8-0, behind a four-point evening from Josh Cousineau and a hat trick from Josh Ranalli. MSOE and Adrian squared off in a rematch from the 2012 final. Wilson scored the opening goal in the first period as the teams were tied 1-1 after 20 minutes. Freshman Shaquille Merasty scored the gamewinning goal on the power play midway through the second period. Cousineau added another power play goal just under four minutes later for a 3-1 lead. Sophomore Shelby Gray added an emptynet goal with less than a second remaining for the final three-goal margin. The Bulldogs hosted the NCAA Tournament game for the second time in its brief history on March 9 against Oswego State in a quarterfinal matchup. The Lakers struck first on the power play to take a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes. Adrian would score the next two goals less than two minutes apart in the second period to take a 2-1 lead. Ranalli’s power play goal followed by Merasty’s tally seemed to give Adrian momentum. The Lakers got the equalizer with 1:10 left in the second, however,

to knot things up at 2-2 after two periods. Neither team could light the lamp in the third period a the game would head into overtime. Oswego State’s Paul Rodrigues, the recipient of the Sid Watson National Player of the Year award, scored the game-winner at 13:32 of overtime to end the season for the Bulldogs with an overall record of 23-2-3. Graham earned MCHA Player of the Year honors for the second season in a row. He was also selected as a West Region First Team All-American by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA). Merasty’s impressive rookie season was also recognized by the AHCA earning West Region Second Team All-American honors. Merasty was also named USCHO.com National Rookie of the Year and Graham received Second Team All-American honors by USCHO.com. a

ACHA DIVISION III GOLD WINS BACK-TOBACK STRAIGHT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP The Adrian College ACHA Division III Gold team faced a little bit of uncertainty heading into the 2012-13 season. The team was fresh off its first ACHA Division III national titletitle, when the reins were handed over to Trevor Markovich. His experience with the Adrian College coaching system and as a player under current ACHA director of operations and Division I head coach Dan Phelps. Markovich had deep talent returning and blasted through the schedule to the tune of 30-3 overall. The Bulldogs found themselves heading back to nationals held in Springfield, Missouri, with a bullseye on their back. “We knew this year would provide unique challenges,” said Markovich. “I wanted to come in and just let these guys thrive. The systems were already in place and I just needed to do a lot of motivation to keep us at a high level and not get complacent.” The latter half of that statement seemed to be no problem for the Bulldogs as they breezed through pool play with a 3-0 record. The team defeated Farmingdale State (6-0), Colorado State (5-1) and Mississippi (9-0) en route to a spot in the national semifinals. Awaiting the Bulldogs was archrival Hope College, who is a perennial visitor to the ACHA Division III national tournament. The Bulldogs had their hardest-fought game of

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the tournament with a 3-2 win over the Flying Dutchmen and earned a chance to repeat as national champions. University of Michigan-Flint was the final opponent and handed the Bulldogs one of their few losses on the season. The two teams were meeting for the third time this season and Adrian would get the edge. The Bulldogs opened up a three-goal lead after the first two periods as Russ Rizzo, Nicholas Hurite and Myles Maltz gave Adrian an insurmountable lead. Garrett Knappe turned aside 34 shots on the night and improved his record in the tournament to 5-0 with an 0.80 goals-against average. Knappe was named as the tournament’s top goaltender following his MVP performance in the nationals last season. “I really wanted to show that last year was not a fluke,” said Knappe. “Our team came out and wanted to establish that we were a force at the beginning of the tournament. I can’t think of a better ending to the senior class than going out as back-to-back champions.” Tournament MVP Nicholas Reuter was a scoring machine in the opening games and did provide a key assist on Doug Raymond’s game-winning goal in Adrian’s win over Hope. Defenseman Josh Hollinger was also selected to the AllTournament First Team.

ZACH GRAHAM ‘13 Men’s Ice Hockey Zach Graham was one of the most feared scorers in the NCAA during the 2012-2013 season as he went on to lead the MCHA in scoring. He finished ninth in the NCAA with 39 points in just 28 games. This impressive offensive presence allowed Graham to be selected as the MCHA Player of the Year, and become the first Adrian College Bulldog to be selected as a first team All-American in back-to-back seasons.

The Adrian College women’s basketball team hosted its annual Pink Zone game on Saturday, February 16 inside the Merillat Sport and Fitness Center Gymnasium. The event has grown each year and was once again spear-headed by Cindy Beaubien, who is a breast cancer survivor and the women’s basketball director of operations. The team raised a total of $4,376.96 of which a portion was given to two local families to offset their medical expenses. The rest of the funds went to the Hickman Cancer Center in Bixby Hospital in Adrian. The team also gave away an electric scooter in a raffle. The event featured a bake sale and silent auction and the amazing talents of speed painter Dave Santia who wowed the crowd by painting portraits of Kid Rock and Marilyn Monroe. The paintings were then auctioned off at mid-court during halftime of the game against Alma.

PINK ZONE RAISES MONEY FOR CANCER

Area breast cancer survivors were also honored in a special pre-game ceremony that was emceed by meteorologist Kelly Heidbreder of ABC 13 in Toledo.

BRITTANY ZECHES Women’s Ice Hockey Brittany Zeches was a consistent force in the net for the Bulldogs in 2012-2013 finishing top five in the NCAA in wins, save percentage, shutouts, and minutes played. She was selected as a First Team West CCM All-American, NCHA Conference Player of the Year, First Team All NCHA Conference Goaltender, and a Laura Hurd Finalist as the NCAA Division III Player of the Year. Zeches set five single season records, including most wins and most shutouts. She finished with school records in career save percentage and career goals against average. SUMMER 2013

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Mehr Named AllAmerican in Shot Put

Taking The Reins Adrian College adds equestrian programs to its NCAA roster. "I grew up riding horses ever since I was 10 years old,” said Adrian College head equestrian coach Emily Nett. “It is something that I’ve always loved to do.”

Junior Jacob Mehr understands what it means to shatter records. After celebrating a banner year in shot put for the track and field team, Mehr was named MIAA Field Athlete of the Year at the conclusion of the annual MIAA Field Day. Adding to his portfolio of achievement, Mehr was invited to the NCAA Division III Outdoor Nationals where he once again set a new school record with a throw of 55’ 9”. Mehr finished fifth at the competition, earning him the exclusive recognition of AllAmerican in shot put.

carlson selected to program committee

It’s this unbridled passion that pushed Emily to apply as the newest addition to the athletic roster at Adrian College. In its transition from a club sport into a varsity program, the equestrian team has become an enticing option for prospective students with an interest in equestrian competition. Nett’s upbeat and enthusiastic personality prevails in her excitement about the sport. “I really want to promote the sport of riding instead of it being considered a club or hobby,” said Nett. “Our students work very hard to become the best they can be. A lot of time and energy is put into what we do. We want to inspire others to learn more about it.” Nett is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island and grew up in Washington Township, Michigan. Having competed at Johnson & Wales on the hunt seat and dressage team, Nett still competes as an active event rider at nearly 20 competitions per year across the country. She is registered through the Instructor’s Certification Program (ICP) and as a Massachusetts licensed riding instructor. Nett reiterated the importance of recognizing the intentional skill that the top riders possess. Just as in other sports, there is an intense amount of practice and performance – this time by reining in a 1200-pound living animal.

Under Nett’s guidance, continued growth for the program is expected. Building on the success and leadership of cocaptains, Emily Pobuda, of Clarkston, Michigan, and Kimberly DeVore from Manton, Michigan, the team looks forward to expanding both in size and disciplines this season. Fall of 2013 launches the addition of a Western Team to the equestrian program at Adrian. Western riders will have the opportunity to compete at six different levels of stock seat riding from beginner through open horsemanship and reining. These student-athletes will compete at events from regional to national level with the opportunity to win scholarships. The Western team will practice out of Platinum Stables in Addison, Michigan. Nett notes that the additional team will expand the opportunities for riders of a different discipline to participate in the program at the College. The English team has trained out of Stonehaven Farms– a prestigious hunter/jumper facility in Temperance, Michigan. Under the guidance of Donna Rothman, advanced and intermediate riders receive world-class hunt seat instruction. Rothman has been instrumental in building a strong foundation for the team. It’s an incredible opportunity for riders to become part of a wonderful educational institution and maintain their dedication to their sport, Nett notes. She goes on to acknowledge that the team will only continue to expand in opportunities and size. “It’s exciting to be a part of the roots of the program here,” she said.

The equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) that features over 8,300 students and over 370 colleges and universities. The principle mission of the IHSA is to provide students with the opportunity to ride regardless of their ability or financial status. The IHSA was formed in 1967 and has grown from two intercollegiate competing colleges into an organization that encompasses 29 regions in nine zones throughout the United States and Canada. Within the IHSA, riders can compete in English riding (Hunter Seat Equitation, 'Flat' classes, and Over Fences ), Western riding (Western Horsemanship and Reining), or both. There are eight levels within the Hunter Seat division for a total of nine classes including: walk-trot; beginner and advanced walk-trot-canter; novice, intermediate, and open over fences ( jumping); and novice, intermediate, and open on the flat. In IHSA Hunter Seat shows, the riders may choose to ride in an over fences class, a flat class, or both. In Western Horsemanship, there are six levels: walk-jog, intermediate A and B, novice, advanced, open and open reining. Open riders can choose to do one or two classes.

Adrian College head skating coach, Ashley Carlson, was recently selected to serve on the Collegiate Program Committee for Synchronized Skating. The exclusive opportunity offers a unique chance for Carlson to connect with U.S. Figure Skating. The Collegiate Program oversees the encouragement, development and promotion of figure skating as a competitive sport in universities and colleges. It supports the teaching and promotion of its inclusion in the curricula of these institutions.

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A NEW ERA, A NEW CHAMPION

AC Football clinches first outright MIAA title since 1983. The Adrian College football team defeated Albion College, 20-19, in overtime at Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium on Saturday, November 3, clinching their first outright MIAA title since 1983 and advancing to the NCAA Division III playoffs for the first time since 1988. The last time Adrian had at least a

share of the conference title was during the 1997 season. The Bulldogs completed a 9-2 season in 2012 tying the school record for wins with the 1980 team. Fourteen players were named to either the First or Second All-MIAA teams. Last November, Adrian hosted their first-ever NCAA Division III

football playoff contest, dropping the first round to Franklin College. The Bulldogs finished the regular season ranked 25th in Division III.

CHEERING ALL THE WAY TO NATIONALS For the first time in school history, the cheerleading team at Adrian College embarked on their way to Daytona Beach, Florida, to compete in the National Cheerleading Association Collegiate Championship. The All-Girl Team qualified via video to compete in the All-Girl Intermediate Division II. On day one, the cheerleaders competed at the Bandshell, placing first in their division during the Challenge Cup and advancing the team into the finals. The team did not hit a perfect routine on day one, but had a perfect score of 10 for the cheer and a total score of 82.60. On day two, the team had one too many miscues, costing them the National Championship. Their final placement was 7th out of 12 teams with a final score of 82.70. Adrian College beat out Bridgewater State University, Alma College, Curry College, University of the Incarnate Word and Framingham State University.

"I am very proud of the All-Girl Team. What set them apart is how they overcame the adversity they faced all year," Coach Regina Smith stated. "Having to reorganize the routine, and still perform the way the ladies did, was victorious in itself," Smith stated. "This team never hit a perfect routine this year. Had they done so, the outcome would have been much different. What held this team in the finals was the level of difficulty in choreography. This year was a great first year by the entire program. I am glad to have been a part of this journey," Smith said. Adrian College congratulates the All-Girl Cheerleading Team and the Adrian College Spirit Program for a victorious year.

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JOE LAFLAMME ‘13

MITCH LAFLAMME ‘15

NICHOLE LAFLAMME ‘16

HOMETOWN White Lake, MI

HOMETOWN White Lake, MI

HOMETOWN White Lake, MI

HIGH SCHOOL St. Mary's Preparatory School

HIGH SCHOOL St. Mary's Preparatory School

HIGH SCHOOL Lakeland High School

MAJOR Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice

MAJOR Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting

MAJOR Bachelor of Arts, Communications

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"SIBLING RIVALRY" IS DEFINED AS COMPETITION BETWEEN BROTHERS AND/OR SISTERS. IT IS THE ATTEMPT TO APPEAL TO THE AFFECTION AND ATTENTION, PARTICULARLY AS PART OF THE FAMILY DYNAMIC. FOR THE LAFLAMME FAMILY, IT ONLY BEGINS TO DESCRIBE THE COMPETITIVE NATURE AND PASSION FOR ONE GAME – ICE HOCKEY. Joe, a senior on the ACHA Division III Gold team, is the self-proclaimed ‘spokesman’ of the family, while Mitch is the a junior goal tender for the men’s varsity NCAA hockey team, having played his previous two seasons for ACHA teams at the College. Nichole, a freshman, is no stranger to the ice. She played her first season as a member of the women’s varsity NCAA hockey team. The love affair for this game of “sticks” began at an early age for the Laflamme siblings. Their mother, Denise, encouraged them to take up a sport. “Our mom asked us if we wanted to play hockey like the Detroit Red Wings,” said Joe, who began playing while in the fourth grade. “The first year was very instructional. We all learned how to skate, [after which] the travel competition began.” Mitch, a year behind his brother, started playing in the third grade on travel teams. But Nichole took a slightly different path on the ice. “I began with figure skating,” she notes. “After three lessons, I decided it was not for me. I wanted to play hockey like my big brothers, but convincing my dad, Joe Sr., was another story.” After some coaxing, and a bit of help from her mother, Nichole was able to take to the ice in full gear. “I played my first five years against the boys because girl leagues were not around then. I had a tryout with a 12-and-under team when I was 10 years old and made [it].” The love of the game carried beyond their youth career. Defying the odds, the siblings moved on to remain competitive in college. Their decision to enroll at Adrian was as a result of strong coaches, phenomenal records and the opportunity to become a part of a dynasty.

“I heard about Adrian College from Tony Aukskalnis who went to Orchard Lake St. Mary’s High School, where I also attended,” said Joe. “He mentioned that the coaches were really great and it was an up-and-coming program. Coach (Dan) Phelps was a great person to talk to about the program and I found a spot on the team.”

a shootout moment against Joe. We battled back and forth seeing who could get the upper hand -- Joe would tell you it was usually him.”

For Mitch, it was the pursuit of playing time post high school that defined his decision. “I wanted to continue playing hockey after high school and Adrian’s club hockey program suited me the best. The cost of playing club hockey at another institution is in the thousands of dollars and here it is free, which really was a blessing.”

“It always seemed like there was a game going on. We even played street hockey during the summer months together,” she notes.

Their decision to attend Adrian College holds no regret. Joe established himself on campus, with Mitch fast on his heels with the same ice dreams. Nichole, new to the world of collegiate hockey, notes the ups and downs of attending college with her big brothers.

“Our parents have always been so giving of their time,” said Joe. “If you think about how many hockey games we have played in and all the times they are there to cheer us on, it really is special. All three of us thank them for the sacrifices they have made.”

“I love being here with [them], but honestly the social aspect is not so great,” she quips. “I have two bodyguards. Branching out to talk with the male population [on campus] is difficult.”

Joe plans on remaining in Michigan after completing his major in criminal justice. He also hopes to continue to coach hockey as he has done in Adrian with a youth peewee team. Mitch recently changed his major to sports management, a new degree offered at AC, and aspires to work for a professional team. Nichole has future aspirations of attending law school and eventually getting into television.

But it’s not all for the love of the game. In their family, there is a competitive drive that compels each sibling to strive to be the best – and rival one another. “Nichole would call me to say that she scored two goals,” said Joe. “My response was that I scored four goals.” He notes that often that would end the call with a quick click of the phone. Mitch notes that rivalry extends home, too. “We loved growing up together and having those outdoor games on my grandparents’ lake in the winter. I would goal tend and have

Nichole adds that the family competition goes beyond the borders. “Our cousins live in Canada and we would go up and play outdoors in our own ‘Americans versus Canadians’ match-up."

Family is something these siblings hold close. The Laflammes' support system begins and ends with two parents who have supported them through victory and defeat.

One thing is certain – for these hockey players, their future dreams will never be far from the game that has defined their youth and inspired their collegiate decisions. For the Laflammes – dreaming big doesn’t end on the ice. Neither does a little friendly competition among siblings.

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BULLDOG BASEBALL TAKES MIAA TITLE IN EXTRA INNINGS With an intense 10th inning in the championship game of the MIAA Tournament, a win came down to the need for a senior to step up. Anthony Sergi, with a RBI single to center with one out, allowed Jamey Sackett the winning run. Sophomore Eric Schmidt threw the game of the season for Adrian going a career-high 9.1 innings and tying a career-high with six strikeouts. "Nine-inning ballgames are just a whole different ball game from seven-inning games," said Schmidt. "I knew we were just going to have to keep battling. I knew we would get a couple of runs eventually. No one is going to shut us out. I knew I had to

keep locating as well as I could. I knew they would get to them eventually. I think we just became more of a team throughout the season. Guys had to learn what their roles were. We just keep working together, never gave up, never lost confidence in each other." The 3-2 win over rival Trine at Boeve Stadium on the campus of Hope College gave the Bulldogs an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament and extended the streak of consecutive NCAA appearances to six for Adrian. The team would end the season with a loss against Webster in the NCAA Regional.

SYNCHRONIZED SKATING FINISHES NINTH IN NATIONALS DEBUT Adrian College's varsity synchronized skating team earned a season's best score of 66.46 points for a ninth place finish at the 2013 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in Plymouth, Michigan. The team also bested both Wisconsin and Western Michigan (in seventh and eighth place, respectively) in the Technical Elements Score.

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"Well, I think it's a great performance to build on. Their head coach, Ashley

Carlson, is really someone who has been in the sport for a long time and loves to skate - and you can see how she promotes that with her athletes and they carry that throughout their performance. So, I feel like they should feel really well accomplished at their first appearance here in the National Championships," commented Becky Search, during the live IceNetwork. com broadcast of the event. Becky Search serves as an athlete representative on U.S. Figure Skating's Board

of Directors and as chair of the Synchronized Skating Committee. "I will never forget this weekend," head coach Ashley Carlson reminisces. "This was the team's first appearance at nationals, and it was also my first time as a coach at nationals. I couldn't stop jumping up and down rink side when they finished their performance. The team accomplished every goal we set out at the beginning of the season. You can't beat that."

ADRIAN COLLEGE INTERCOLLEGIATE FIGURE SKATING FINISHES 5TH IN THE NATION Adrian College's intercollegiate skating team earned 36 points for a fifth-place finish at the 2013 U.S. Intercollegiate Championships in April at Dartmouth College. The championships featured the top nine collegiate figure skating teams in the country. The three colleges with the most points throughout the season in each conferences (Eastern, Midwestern, and Pacific Coast) were invited to compete at the event. With this finish, Adrian College is ranked fifth out of 48 colleges in the United States.

MEN’S AND WOMEN’S LACROSSE TEAMS TAKE HOME MIAA TITLES The men's lacrosse team won the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association regular-season title on the road after beating the previously-unbeaten Albion.

The women's lacrosse team beat out rival Albion College to win the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association regular-season title.

With the win, the Bulldogs preserved their legacy of winning every conference matchup to date -- that includes their years in the Midwest Lacrosse Conference.

The Lady Bulldogs led the Brits throughout the game, scoring over 20 points to Albion’s five by the end of the match. The win sent the ladies off to the MIAA semi-finals, along with Albion, who won the tiebreaker fourth seed in the tournament.

Albion and Adrian played a competitive match that ended with a score of 10-8. The Bulldogs advanced to the finals of the MIAA Tournament, falling in the second game to Dickinson College. Total, Adrian finished the season with 14 wins and four losses.

Their season ended in the second round of the tournament to Kenyon College. Despite the loss, the Lady Bulldogs walked away from the season with accolades. Senior Stacey Birlson was named Third Team All-American and First Team All-Region by the IWLCA. Joining her as part of the First Team All-Region were teammates Senior Cassie Hoyex and Junior Hannah Early.

Adrian College entered the U.S. Championships as the Midwestern Conference Champion, after a Cinderellastory regular season. U.S. Figure Skating considers Intercollegiate Skating one of the fastest-growing aspects of collegiate figure skating, as it provides a means for collegiate clubs to compete headto-head in free skating, ice dancing and synchronized team skating. Skaters compete individually in free skate programs, solo dance, and/or as part of a team in the team maneuvers to accumulate points for their school.

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In recent years, Adrian College has been reviewed and heralded in national publications and elite education magazines. US News and World Report recognized the College as “a School to Watch,” “the #1 Up and Coming Baccalaureate College in the Midwest” and “Among the Best in the Midwest.” But this Cinderella story is no fairy tale. It is a non-fiction blockbuster about a small college nestled in the heart of Lenawee County and its amazing rise to academic and athletic excellence. For years, the College conveyed an aura of simplicity: one of modest, low-slung limestone buildings, traditional academic philosophies and basic sports programs. It was a conservative approach that met the needs of students for decades. But the expectations and necessities of a new generation of students demanded that the College step outside the standardized box and make plans for the future.

As one part of a well-conceived business plan, the athletic complex supports the recruitment model and embraces the spirit of competition and accomplishment – for both staff and students. For an NCAA DIII college, the options of hockey, synchronized skating, lacrosse or being on an equestrian team may help sway students who are seeking to continue the pursuit of their athletic passions. But when those sports provide an opportunity to win championships (or several, as is the case for five-time Harris Cup Champions NCAA Hockey and two-time National Champions ACHA Hockey) the draw is even greater. President Docking explains the direction in this manner, “Layering a business plan on higher education institutions is essential; as students become more sophisticated in the college selection process, we need to be more sophisticated in how we invest our dollars. We must know that we are meeting market demand and educating students in ways that prepare them for success in a prosperous career.”

CURBSIDE APPEAL The model has provided many advantages, including a stronger, more diverse student body and more significant academic achievement. With an enrollment that has doubled over the last seven years, the campus has begun work on much-needed improvements to academic buildings and has increased the number of faculty – ensuring that as the number of incoming

ADRIAN COLLEGE BUILT IT AND THE STUDENTS CAME. With the introduction of an effective recruitment model, President Jeffrey R. Docking led the charge to transform the College. His shared vision for a vacant 40-acre meadow evolved into the development of an expansive multi-sport complex complete with an ice arena, baseball/softball facilities, a football/lacrosse/soccer field, tennis courts and track and field facilities. Taking a page from the script of a famous movie, Adrian College built it and the students came. The $30 million investment brought a new façade and an explosive new energy to campus.

students rise, the student-faculty ratio remains low. The faculty members are inspiring minds beyond the brick and mortar foundation of the College. Through thoughtful planning and the significant generosity of several donors, complete renovations have been made to the Rush Communication Arts building, Spencer Music Center, Downs Hall Theatre, Caine Student Center and Shipman Library.

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656 vs. 267 4711 vs. 1200

FRESHMEN HEAD COUNT IN FALL 2012 COMPARED TO 2005

NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED THIS YEAR TO DATE (EXPECTED TO EXCEED 5000 BY THE START OF SCHOOL IN AUGUST) AS COMPARED TO THE YEAR BEFORE.

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And there’s more still to come – additional facilities are slated for improvements in the not-so-distant future.

have the advantage of public funding and lower tuition, these amenities will put Adrian College a step above the rest.

Earlier this spring, the College broke ground on a near $13 million renovation to Peelle/Jones Halls. This complete overhaul includes additional classroom and lab space, conference rooms, a stunning entrance and a brilliant enhancement to the building’s façade. The improved space is a hallmark of the ongoing capital campaign and a demonstration of the commitment to compliment growth with quality facilities, classes and programs for the students that select Adrian College as their ‘home away from home’ for the next four years.

The expansion of dining options on campus provides another decisively different decision for students to consider. A fully renovated Ritchie Dining Center offers delectable options from pizza to a Mongolian Grill that will tempt every palate. The Bulldog Beanery (serving Starbucks coffee) and a Zebi’s (a Paneralike option) will be added to Caine Student Center in the fall of 2013 alongside a grille to provide new dining options. In early 2012, WOW Café & Wingery opened its doors to the campus and greater community as a family-friendly eatery inside Arrington Ice Arena. This option provides a full-service dining experience with a full view of the ice and a sports-bar type atmosphere.

This detail is not lost on the administration here. For the new breed of student, the standard dorm simply isn’t the preferred accommodation during their educational experience. As the days of shuttered dorms and difficult student retention rates have been relegated to past chapters of the College’s history, the need to address this ideal, as well as meet the ever-growing need for housing on campus, is at the forefront. Over the past five years, unique housing for upper classmen (such as themed residences and apartmentstyle dorms) and apartments adjacent

Adding signature locations has become an earmark of the new AC. Historically, the campus includes such landmarks as the Bell Tower, which still chimes on the hour; Downs Theatre, the oldest building on campus and the notable Herrick Chapel. In the last few years, amidst facility improvement and ongoing construction, the entrance of Caine Student Center underwent a signature transformation.

FOR A COLLEGE THAT DOESN’T HAVE THE ADVANTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING AND LOWER TUITION, THESE AMENITIES WILL PUT ADRIAN COLLEGE A STEP ABOVE THE REST. to campus have been added to the housing options. There are also ongoing discussions about additional modernstyle living alternatives. The distinctive initiatives, still in the planning phases, include options that are reserved for larger institutions. For a college that doesn’t

The addition of the Terrace at Caine offers an ideal place to relax, study, visit with friends and even have class. Featuring an atmosphere that includes music, a weatherproof television, several fireplaces and a fire-water feature, the Terrace at Caine is truly a Bulldog Mecca.

A stone fountain, another stunning renovation, was recently constructed at the entrance of the Adrian Tobias Center, creating a gateway to this heart of campus. The Cascade Circle drive now allows easy access to the building, which hosts events such as weddings, banquets, galas, dances and expos.

ENHANCING THE ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE It is true that the curbside appeal of new construction, renovated buildings and outstanding athletic facilities are major draws for Adrian College -- but most important is the College's firm commitment to graduate well-rounded students. Expanded faculty, academic enhancements, additional course offerings (including chemistry courses in which students have created awardwinning wine) and more attainable

seven institutes: the George Romney Institute for Law & Public Policy, the Institute for Education, the Institute for Ethics, the Institute for Study Abroad, the Institute for Health Studies, the Institute for Creativity, and the Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. These were created to support the curriculum in assisting students throughout their academic career. These institutes continue to ignite major undertakings on campus including international programming, public forums and alternative educational opportunities for area youth, to name a few. In 2012, the Institute for Creativity launched a Creativity Award to inspire an ongoing campus-wide culture of creativity. This award not only recognizes a winning submission with a cash prize, it also provides up to $10,000 to implement the idea on campus. In its inaugural year, Dr. Scott Elliott, a professor of philosophy and religion, won the prize with his idea of creating a shared bike program on campus. The Bruiser Cruisers launched to student acclaim early this spring.

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GATEWAY TO THE HEART OF CAMPUS.

degrees speak well to that promise. The implementation of 4+1 graduate programs, which offer the opportunity for students to earn two degrees in five years, exemplifies a focus on academics. The fast-track program, currently available in criminal justice, industrial chemistry, accounting and athletic training, is a unique way to provide expanded career opportunities for those who attend AC. Another distinctive academic program is found in the sciences where Adrian features the Plastinate Lab. When it opened, it became only the sixth baccalaureate institution in the world (and the second in the United States) to use plastinate specimens for teaching. The plastinates are used along with human cadavers to give students a broader, more comprehensive education and greater hands-on experiences for understanding human anatomy. For the Adrian student, every learning opportunity should be exceptional. These innovative tools provide the assets to be successful in this intent. In an effort to bridge course offerings and classes, the College currently sponsors

Innovation, positive and progressive leadership, shared visions, goals that are set and met, excellent modern facilities, academic programs and focused opportunities that meet the needs of today's students -- these are the elements that come together at Adrian College. Here, students are given the tools they need to turn their ambitions into action. Through a holistic and integrated approach to higher education, within a dynamically different institution, they are finding their passions and preparing to be the leaders of tomorrow. Adrian College consistently demonstrates the cutting edge thinking and planning that is necessary to be a successful liberal arts institution. It is a place where students want to be, and to which alumni are proud to return. With live concerts on campus, personal salons for students, Rib-Fests, art exhibits, discerning cuisine, innovation in the classroom (and on the playing fields), among other unique and exemplary programs and events, it’s clear that ideas and implementation are the culture of the academic community at Adrian. For those who get to know the campus and its students, faculty, staff and alumni, there is no shortage of expectation for its future success. As one alumnus put it, "[We] love what you've done to the place. We can’t wait to see what’s next.”

REVENUES

$64.2m vs. $28.4m

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$7.6m vs. $1.9m

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ACADEMIC FACILITY INVESTMENTS New and renovated facilities for: music, communication arts, modern languages, theatre arts; and currently under construction: science and business

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PLANTING A TRIBUTE In the fall of 1985, Adrian College sophomore, Tom Mercer, was tragically killed in an automobile accident near his home in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tom studied math and was a goalie for the Bulldog soccer team. As a way to create a lasting tribute to Tom’s memory on AC’s campus, two of his friends, Walter Harrington and Kurt Lagerfeldt, planted a small, blue spruce tree in front of Ridge Gymnasium.

Sarah Pilcher, Tom’s mother, visited campus in August 2012 with her husband, Richard. The tree stood tall against the late summer sky causing them to reflect on how much it had grown through the years.

Today, almost 30 years later, this beautiful tree stands over 20 feet tall. Marked by the original wood plaque created by Walter’s father, and a new plaque donated by the family, the tree is a significant tribute to a young man who once called AC home.

TO TAKE PART IN THE ADRIAN COLLEGE TREE PROJECT, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT AT (517) 264-3168.

These lasting tributes have added beauty to the campus for many years and provide lasting memories in honor of a family, friend or loved one.

MAKE YOUR MARK ON CAMPUS For more information on these special projects, please contact the Office of Development at (517) 264-3168. You can also visit our website at www.adrian.edu/give.

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DEAR AC ALUMNI AND FRIENDS:

DEVELOPMENT

Class Agent Report This College continues to expand upon its monumental achievements. Over the past seven years, we have seen a significant rise in enrollment, countless renovations and additions to facilities and the implementation of many new programs – including masters programs. Needless to say, how can we, as alumni, not be ecstatic about the momentum our alma mater has, and is continuing to generate? As a Class Agent, I am able to work cooperatively with the Alumni and Development Office by engaging classmates, keeping them informed of current Adrian College news, and requesting their support for current and future projects. One such project, the construction and renovation of Peelle and Jones Halls, has shown fruition. A groundbreaking for the new structure took place not too long ago, and efforts are now in full swing to complete it. Though the final project is far from complete, this is truly an example of what we can achieve when we align ourselves to a common goal. My challenge to you is to become a class agent in your own right. Reestablish lost connections with friends, talk to them about current developments at the College, and discuss the need for their support. Every little bit helps! Thank you all for your continuous support for our alma mater! Go Bulldogs,

On January 1, 2013, I had the honor of becoming the new Vice President for Development. For the last seven and a half years, I have had the opportunity to travel and meet with our extraordinary alumni and friends to tell the Adrian College story. The loyalty and support many of you have displayed during the “Renaissance” of our campus has been inspiring. I also want to take this opportunity to thank RON REEVES ‘64 for his hard work, dedication and leadership during his tenure as VP for Development (2006-2012). Ron officially retired on June 30, 2013. Many of you have worked with Ron through the years, and I look forward to continuing that relationship. Great things continue to happen at Adrian College-we hope to see you soon.

NATE SMITH ’81 P.S. Don’t forget to join the Adrian College Alumni Facebook page!

Best regards,

FAMILY TRADITION

MARTHA & SUE SEGER CONTINUE A LEGACY OF IMPACT AT ADRIAN COLLEGE. For the Seger sisters, Adrian College is not simply another small college in Michigan. It is defined in the roots of their family. Martha and Sue are both graduates of the University of Michigan, but it is Adrian, the small liberal arts college nestled amidst the fields of Lenawee County that lives in their hearts. “We always get asked, ‘Why Adrian College?’” says Martha. “You graduated from U of M, what could possibly be your interest in that small school in southeast Michigan?” Her response is to the point, “It is our business what we do.” The Seger sisters were born in Adrian to Fred, a partner in Seger and Graham Dairy, and one-time sheriff, and Irene, who owned a sewing and décor shop in town. Martha recalls the girls making deliveries with their mother as children and listening to the difficult stories of defeat and destitution during the Depression. Those stories ultimately led Martha to her pursuit of a career

in finance and economics and Sue to her work in dentistry. Both young women shared a passion for education, and neither would take their careers lightly. The sisters, who reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Arizona note, “We have family roots at Adrian, something we don’t have at U of M.” “A lot of good comes from a small, liberal arts college. There are amazing faculty and staff, and under great leadership, like that of President Docking, students are afforded remarkable opportunities.” Though their personal connection is not direct, the roots of the Seger family run deep at Adrian College.

Their grandfather, Dr. Fred Seger, and grandmother, Maggie Sweet, both attended the institution. In fact, the house in which their grandfather was born is located on Madison Ave., adjacent to campus. It now houses the Theta Chi Fraternity. Their great-grandparents made the trek to Michigan when rumblings of Civil War became rampant in the South. This move provided the foundation for the family’s belief in abolition. Sue recalls, “My grandmother, a suffragette, was friends with Laura Haviland, the legendary Adrian abolitionist. My father would share stories of having met her.” Sue also remembers that a freed slave once lived with them in Adrian.

MARTHA AND SUE ARE BOTH GRADUATES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, BUT IT IS ADRIAN, THE SMALL LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE NESTLED AMIDST THE FIELDS OF LENAWEE COUNTY THAT LIVES IN THEIR HEARTS.

JIM MAHONY ‘00 Vice President for Development

NEW FACES

RYANN J. EFF ‘10 The Office of Development is excited to announce the addition of Ryann Eff as the new Director of Development. Ryann officially joined the office on July 1. Prior to joining the Adrian College team, Ryann served as the Director of Development for The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Ryann earned his bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Adrian College in 2010.

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The sisters can proudly trace their strength and spirit of involvement to earlier generations of women (and men) in their family. “For [them] it was no big deal to be involved. It was, quite simply, the right thing to do,” Sue Seger notes. In fact, her grandmother would go on to be the first woman president of the area school board, and her uncle, a Michigan legislator, would impact the acceptance of women into U of M in the late 1800’s. Martha and Sue clearly embrace the Seger family belief in education. One of their key interests is to improve education for all. They acknowledge that, “Many of the 20-somethings don’t get that they have clearly benefitted from those who came before them.” Martha and Sue are both among those who “came before” and they have shown just how to make a difference. Living the family belief in education, Martha holds three degrees from the University of Michigan. She is a true example of a woman blazing trails and finding success in an otherwise man’s world. She was one of the first women officers at Detroit Bank & Trust (now Comerica), and would eventually be appointed by President Reagan in 1984 to serve as a governor on the Federal Reserve Board. Ironically, the Adrian native recalls a very different goal. “The truth is, I wanted to be an engineer, but my uncle questioned who wants to hire a woman as an engineer?” Despite her altered career path, Martha 32

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acknowledges the attention that is given when any woman is the first to serve in a given capacity. “When you are the first, it is all eyes on you. You have to cut through the bias and pave your own way. You can’t be a sissy.” Fittingly, in 1976, Business Week Magazine selected Martha as one of the Top 100 Corporate Women in America. Having had so much recognition, Martha still recalls that, without the assistance of one of her professors, she may never have been allowed to enroll in the disciplines of business and economics. Martha honored

WHEN YOU ARE THE FIRST, IT IS ALL EYES ON YOU. YOU HAVE TO CUT THROUGH THE BIAS AND PAVE YOUR OWN WAY. YOU CAN’T BE A SISSY. that fact by taking on the roles of teacher and mentor at the University of Michigan, Oakland University, and the University of Windsor. She has never stopped admiring and enjoying the role and impact of a teacher. Sue Seger served as a librarian in the School of Dentistry at the University of Michigan, and as a credentialed dental hygienist. Sharing her sister’s strong academic passions, Sue excelled in her career as well.

However, Martha teases, Sue may have held critical jobs, but was able to avoid the “hard-time” that she was given in her career path. But both sisters express concern for the current rising costs of education. This concern led the Segers to establish a scholarship at Adrian College to help students who demonstrate a strong work ethic and are serious about their education. The Fred Seger Scholarship is in memory of their grandfather. Sue shared, “One of the first students [impacted by the scholarship] was found through a Wednesday/Saturday Farmer’s Market in Ann Arbor. The young man,* then 8 years old, was busy making signs for his grandfather’s booth at the market. He was selling black walnuts in jars. After his grandfather passed, the young man kept returning to the market with his basket of walnuts and other small crops. When he grew up and graduated from high school, he attended Adrian College with the support of the Fred Seger Scholarship.” He later graduated from the Michigan State Police Academy. The sisters honored him a few years ago when they were selected as winners of one of the Down’s Hall commemorative ornaments.

* Pictured above, Kory earned his B.A. in Criminal Justice in 2010.

GIVE THROUGH YOUR IRA Did you know that you could give to Adrian College through your IRA and have it count towards your required minimum distribution? If you have reached 70 ½ years of age, you are eligible to support Adrian College through this method. In fact, many donors have enjoyed the convenience and benefits of this gift strategy. However, there is now a finite amount of time to complete a transfer from your IRA, as the program will expire on December 31, 2013.

LEAVING A LEGACY THROUGH PASSION Dr. Miles Peelle, Professor of Biology (1936 – 1970)

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Between record parties at the Peelle residence on Sunday nights, to his unending love for birds, Dr. Peelle was more than just a professor—he was a fixture on Adrian College’s campus. He was renowned for his optimism, brilliance and dedication. For those that knew him, he was simply “Prof,” and his lectures changed their views on biology and life forever. You can provide the same kind of memories for future generations of Bulldogs. A planned or designated gift is a vital component in our effort to prepare students for successful and responsible lives.

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Distributions may be made only to public charities, like Adrian College, not donor advised funds or private foundations. You may distribute up to $100,000. The transfer does qualify for the required minimum distribution For more information, or to make a gift and take advantage of this unique opportunity please call the Office of Development at (517) 264-3168, or toll-free at (888) 691-0008.

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LASTING LEGACIES THE ALLEN FAMILY When KENT ALLEN ’85 showed up unexpectedly to his future wife’s, LORRI HALE ALLEN ’88, door, she was so surprised she slammed the door in his face. The rest, as they say, is an Adrian College Legacy.

future-husband as the “guy in the bookstore buying a little tiny Adrian College t-shirt for his nephew.” After graduating and marrying, the Allens had three children, including recent alumna ALYSSA ALLEN ’11.

A student-athlete, Kent graduated with a degree in political science following his years on the basketball team and as a brother in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He remembers the “crazy times” they had on road trips, and the snowball wars in the freshmen quad as some of his favorite memories while at Adrian. Topping the list, however, was meeting Lorri.

Alyssa, currently a student at the University of Michigan Law School, was swayed by all of the things happening on campus – she was also encouraged to attend AC by her parents. Alyssa explored beyond the College’s campus when she traveled with the College Choir in the summer of 2008 to sing at a pre-festival for the Beijing Olympics.

Lorri remembers her time at Adrian with the sounds of music sensation Meat Loaf hanging in the air as she sang spiritedly into her makeshift microphone with her friends. Lorri was a Sigma Alpha Epsilon “Lil Sis,” and remembers first seeing her

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On top of being in Chi Omega, Alyssa was also on the dance team and participated in Circle K, Pre-Law club and other honors fraternities. It was easy to plunge into the culture of the College community for this legacy. The Allen’s son, Lucas, continued the family tradition and is currently

attending Adrian College. Lucas played football his freshman year and plans on running track in the future. He is an active participant in the Christian Athletes Association and will be a resident assistant in the 2013-14 school year. He is scheduled to graduate in 2015. The Allens have a second son, Carson, a potential future Bulldog himself. The legacy is even stronger than the Allen family as LISA HALE-DRAKE ’90 is Lorri’s sister. Lisa would marry MATT DRAKE ’90 to extend the family tradition even further. Adrian College once was and still remains a great source of pride for the Allen family. The continued momentum on campus maintains the honored tradition for the Allens as enthusiastic Bulldogs.

GOUDIE FAMILY Peelle Hall is currently undergoing renovations – but for BOB GOUDIE ‘63, his favorite memory at Adrian College was before Peelle Hall was even constructed. In the fall of 1959, when Goudie first entered Adrian, the area was still woods and was the site of football pep rallies. He remembers the nights fondly, and recalls the expansion of the College during his time here. “There was basically Ritchie and Feeman, none of the other dorms were built yet,” Goudie says. “There was a lot of mushrooming [from 1959-1963]. We went from a commuting college to a college community.” During his years at Adrian, Goudie estimates that the College population went from about 550 students to 1200.

Goudie majored in speech and English and minored in sociology, and went on to be a Methodist minister. The College’s roots in religion also impress Goudie, who has been back to the College every year for 50 years for an annual Methodist conference held on Adrian’s campus.

psychiatrist, but after going to a rally with the Adrian College chaplain and other students, he also saw the rich tradition in religion and its significance at the College. It was the rally that was the impetus for his ultimate career choice. Religion is important for the Goudies – the family of five are all pastors.

Adrian is important to Goudie in a lot of ways. He met his wife, Diana, while at Adrian, although she didn’t attend the College. The two of them were in the first wedding ever held at Herrick Chapel – he was a groomsman, she was a bridesmaid. The Goudies remain close friends with the couple.

The Goudies have certainly left their mark on campus. Bob and David have a brick out in front of Shipman, commemorating their time at Adrian. The Goudies also have four seats dedicated to them in Dawson Auditorium.

The Goudie’s son, DAVID GOUDIE ‘95 went to Adrian College as well, thirty years after his father. He, too, became a Methodist minister. David had originally planned on being a

“It’s a blessing to see the changes [at Adrian] in the last few years,” Goudie says. “The faculty and the students are enjoying working together and making the world a better place.”

DO YOU HAVE A FAMILY LEGACY AT ADRIAN? Share your story and you could be featured in a future issue of CONTACT magazine. Submit a short explanation of your family history at Adrian College as well as your contact information to the Office of Public Relations by email to jcompton@adrian.edu with the subject line “Contact Legacy Story.” SUMMER 2013

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PRESENTED/PUBLISHED

DR. FRITZ DETWILER (Religion/Philosophy) 2012 United Methodist Exemplary Teaching Award

DR. CHRIS MOMANY ’84 (Religion/Philosophy) Instructor and AC Chaplain Rev. Chris Momany shared Adrian College’s unique approach to confronting human trafficking before United States Department of Education officials and White House staff during The President’s Interfaith and Community Service Challenge, July 9 and 10 on the campus of Howard University. His recent publications include a question and answer article in the national edition of The United Methodist Reporter, July 24 issue, regarding his book on the Wesleyan/Holiness ethic. An article on human trafficking , Aug./Sept./Oct. issue, appeared in the Circuit Rider magazine, and the Sept./Oct./Nov. issue of Daily Bible Study resource featured his writing on “What Is Faith?”

DR. ROBIN BOTT (English) 2012 Ross E. Newsom Outstanding Teacher Award DR. STEVE SHEHAN (Communication Arts) Producer for South Korean television network, Educational Broadcast System. DR. MARTY MARKS (Music) Garners invitation for the marching band to perform in London during the New Year’s Day Parade 2013. DR. CARMEN CURTON (English) Awarded third place in Rochester Writers’ Micro Fiction Award competition for “Hard Cookie.” DR. JANET SALZWEDEL (Biology) Awarded 5th degree Black Belt, Master of Tae Kwon Do. DR. SHERI BLEAM (Communication Arts) National Communication Association - Professional Service Award Committee & Washington D.C. Seminars Planner. FA M I LY

PROFESSOR HEATHER SCHUYLER (Exercise Science) Associate professor of athletic training, Heather Schuyler and husband Scott announce birth of son Tad Scott Schuyler, born December 23.

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DR. MARTI-MORALES ENSIGN (Biology) “BDNF profoundly and specifically increases KCNQ4 expression neurons derived from embryonic stem cells” in Stem Cell Research. DR. KEITH CHRISTY (Business Administration) “Mandatory Steroid Testing of High School Athletes: A Synthesis of State Initiatives and Federal Constitutional Highlights” in Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport.

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DR. SCOTT ELLIOTT (Religion/Philosophy) Co- editor of Ideology, Culture and Translation published by Society of Biblical Literature: Atlanta. DR. SARAH L HANSON (Geology) “Allanite-(Nd) form the Kingman Feldspar Mine, Mojave Pegmatite District, Northwestern Arizona in Canadian Mineralogist. PROFESSOR GARIN HORNER (Art) Photography exhibit at the Toledo Museum of Art. DR. PHIL HOWE (Political Science) “Imperial Austria as a Precursor to Consociational Democracy” in Re-thinking European Politics and History (IWM Press: Vienna). DR. ANDREA MILNER (Teacher Education) “Elementary teachers’ beliefs and needs about teaching science: Examining the impact of pre/ post NCLB testing in science” in Journal of Science Teacher Education. DR. MATTHEW ZECKNER (Mathematics) “Simplicial Complexes of Triangular Ferrers Boards” in Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics. DR. ANTONIS COUMOUNDOROS (Religion/Philosophy) “Plato’s Republic: Eternal Lessons for Contemporary Politics” in Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

REACTING TO THE PAST Charles Dickens recently hosted a literary forum at the College to discuss “The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” with such historical luminaries as Edgar Allan Poe, Sojourner Truth and John Quincy Adams. But not everyone in the room was so well known:

Faculty and students from a number of colleges in the area came to Adrian in January to play a new Reacting game, “Frederick Douglass, Slavery, Abolition and the Constitution,” authored by Eastern Michigan University history professor Mark Higbee and James Brewer Stewart, professor emeritus at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. The teaching method, developed in the 1990s, will be used in Adrian College’s upcoming core curriculum focusing on writing, research and speaking. Every first-year student will progress through the two semester curriculum.

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there was also a lady’s maid, a small-town farmer and a runaway slave. They were all there to talk about issues surrounding slavery and abolition, personhood and freedom, constitutional law and “higher law.” This scene is commonplace in the world of “Reacting to the Past,” workshops in which students take on the roles of historical personas, wrestling with important historical issues.

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Lee Schriber, a junior history and political science major, took a Reacting class last year and is now serving as a student instructor. Schriber said the games helped him develop thinking and speaking skills and challenged him to work harder to achieve his goals as a character. Clint Spotts, an Adrian College student, was playing Senator Calhoun and shared that the game exposed him to diverse points of view. He felt it was beneficial to understand a mind-set very different from his own.

But it’s about more than just role-playing. Reacting to the Past requires students to engage in healthy, often fierce, debate. The games provide a dynamic setting in which students can discuss serious issues. Educators at Adrian College were particularly interested in the Frederick Douglass game because staunch antislavery advocates founded the school in 1859. The College’s first president, Asa Mahan, had a national reputation as a radical abolitionist and supporter of equal opportunity education. Rev. Christopher Momany, Adrian College chaplain and part-time professor of philosophy and religion, hopes the game did more than help students understand the past. He encouraged them to use this knowledge to change the present. “Today there are as many as 27 million people held in bondage throughout the world,” he said. “It’s past time to end such abuse.” This text has been condensed from its original form. The full article can be viewed at: WWW.UNITEDMETHODISTREPORTER.COM/2013/02/ UM-COLLEGE-STUDENTS-JOIN-IN-HISTORY-GAME/ Piloted this year, support for creation and implementation of this program comes from a $175,000 McGregor Fund grant to Adrian College in 2012. This grant provides support for the Adrian College Core Education for Scholarly Success (A.C.C.E.S.S.) project.

“IS INTELLECT A LIABILITY IN MINISTRY?” REV. CHRISTOPHER P. MOMANY, D.MIN. ‘84 ADRIAN COLLEGE CHAPLAIN

History

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Criminal Justice

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Accountancy/Business DR. MONICA MCCOLLOUGH

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“How did we get to this point – where a penchant for theological rigor is discouraged among the church and scholars with little interest in church life appoint themselves stewards of theological ideas? This problem will not be resolved by convening gatherings of church bureaucrats and university administrators. That has already been tried. The kind of alienation I am addressing is deeper. The church needs a more robust intellectual life, and the academy needs to get over its hostility toward the church.” This text has been condensed from its original form. The full article can be viewed at:

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YOUNG ALUMNI PROFILE

GETTING HIS FEET WET

KEENAN ROBINSON Baseball was KEENAN ROBINSON'S ’02 sport. In fact, his love of the game bordered on fanaticism. His post-graduate ambition was to be a head trainer for a professional baseball team, but this Adrian alum would find his athletic passion taking him in a different direction, one of Olympic proportions.

"[At AC] I was given the opportunity to excel in the classroom and therefore was able to be successful in whatever profession I chose. I knew that I received a top notch education." The exercise science major, with an emphasis on athletic training, credits Adrian College with providing him with a strong work ethic, the motivation to "outwork" anyone, and relentlessly strive to be the best in his profession, not unlike the athletes he trains. After an internship with the San Francisco Giants that deepened his resolve to make a career in baseball, and following the completion of his graduate degree, he accepted a job with the University of Michigan. It was to be a short-term assignment where he would bide his time in the off-season while waiting for an opening with a professional baseball team. However, his career path was about to take a "flip turn" in a different direction. "My sport assignment (at U of M) was swimming. Again, this was not 38

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the sport I envisioned working with, but the two coaches at the time -Bob Bowman and Jon Urbanchek -- instilled a new passion that has certainly led to an amazing outcome."

However, in his new position at Michigan, he found himself training all-star swimming talent, and some of the most heralded Olympians in U.S. history. These world-class athletes would include Olympians Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt. Phelps, one of the most decorated Olympians in history, was studying Sports Marketing and Management, while training for the 2008 Olympics. “I was so blind. In my eyes, I was so Americanized, I only cared about baseball and football." Robinson even admitted that he wasn’t aware of Phelps celebrity status when he took the Michigan position, so he wasn’t star-struck when he met him. Robinson continued to work with the training staff getting Phelps, and several other Olympic swimmers, ready for Beijing. He notes that working with injured swimmers is different than other athletes, as baseball or football players might be required to stay rested during an injury rehab. “If you take them out of practice [swimmers] start losing their edge. You always try and keep them in the water." "Fortunately," he said, "I have

been in contact with the absolute best swimmers in the world who taught me a lot about the care and prevention of injuries within their sport."

After diving into his work at Michigan, opportunities continued to unfold for the dedicated trainer. From 2009-2012, he built on his experience and passion for these dedicated performance athletes when Bob Bowman asked Robinson to join him in Maryland at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. There, he would work as an athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach for over 200 elite youth swimmers. It would be this role that led to his selection as the Head Athletic Trainer for USA Swimming at the London Olympics in 2012. Robinson's work ethic and determination to be the best brought him to understand that the focus for swimmers is to build upon their basics, increasing aerobic capacity and striving for speed and power. As he trains younger athletes, he models their foundation on Michael Phelps, who he sees as a blueprint for aerobic power.

am fortunate to work with the University's amazing coaches and incredible student-athletes.” He does not forget to mention that Michigan holds it’s own prestigious titles, with the women's swim team moving up two positions in the Big Ten Standings, and the men's team winning the Big Ten Title and the NCAA championship. For he and his wife Kalyn, Ann Arbor is likely to remain home for some time. In fact, Robinson already is looking toward 2016 and the Rio Olympics.

Following the London Olympics, Robinson told the Huffington Post, “For these athletes, they decide what their goal is. They have to know what they want to do, and what they want the result to be. They can’t waver.” “Swimming is not like other sports where there is a season which lasts three to five months, then an off-season where they have a break before preseason. Swimmers are doing full days 10 out of 12 months. Their Super Bowl comes every four years.”

“It’s like the final exam in college. Spend a little time each day, and you don’t have to cram at the end,” jokes Robinson. “It’s the benefit of experience.”

Despite unwittingly falling into a swimming career, does Keenan Robinson ever see himself returning to the diamond? Not likely, as he believes that swimmers are incredibly unique athletes who are much more appreciative of the help provided by athletic trainers.

“After the London Games, I returned to the University of Michigan,” Robinson said. “I

“Swimmers are just awesome people,” he said. “I’m a swimming guy, now, and forever."

KIM DAO WALDIS LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF TASTE The American Dream constructed from humble beginnings is an earmark for businesses rooted in Detroit and the surrounding areas. Some of these dreams go on to become tremendous successes, others end as nightmares. For KIM DAO-WALDIS ’92 the decision to open an upscale restaurant in the midst of a recession may have been a risky recipe, but she had all the ingredients for a well-written Michigan success story. Dao-Waldis came to the U.S. in 1979 with her family, having escaped Vietnam in her father’s small fishing boat. Her father's decision to flee with his daughter one summer evening was difficult, and culminated in their capture by pirates from Taiwan. That tumultuous journey is a saga filled with interesting twists and turns, but eventually the family was reunited when an older brother sponsored them to come to the United States. Here they began a new life with few possessions, and little more than their hopes and dreams for something better. Today, the memories of her youthful escape and those nights aboard her father’s boat are distant memories. But she remains proud of her humble Vietnamese roots, which are balanced with her profound love of America.

“The war was awful; countless families were destroyed,” she said in an interview. “But if it hadn’t happened, I cannot imagine the life I’d be leading, scrapping for a living, as our family had done for generations. I’m here, I’m happy, and for that, I’m very, very grateful.” When the one-time top producing Neiman Marcus sales representative decided in 2008 that she wanted to be in control of her own destiny, she began to explore options in the hospitality industry. The result was Da Nang—a delightful dining experience located in Clawson, Michigan. Named for the city in which Dao-Waldis was born, Da Nang is the epitome of the American dream. A delightful balance of ethnic delicacies, cultural artifacts, and classic ambiance are keystones to the restaurant's allure. The savory scent of beef and rice noodle soups and delicately prepared ricepaper-wrapped spring rolls delight the senses of patrons, while the handsome setting reflects the true beauty of her native Vietnam. “I’ve always been attracted to beautiful things, whether in clothes, art or food.” The striking images of Vietnam are portrayed through photographs that reveal seaside scenes of Dao-Waldis’ homeland. The effort, although subtle, brings the culture and beauty

of Vietnam into her customers' experience in a profound yet simple manner. “Yes, eating at Da Nang is much more than a dining experience,” Dao-Waldis said in an interview for HOUR Detroit. “We treat our customers to authentic Vietnamese cuisine, of course, but we are careful about the setting. We want to share the beauty of Vietnam and its people through every touch point.” “We want [Da Nang] to be a good place to be. We want this to be a place where people want to go.” Her dedication to providing "more than a dining experience" has made her restaurant a true "go to" destination. Indeed, the restaurant has received many accolades, such as being voted Best Vietnamese Restaurant by HOUR Detroit in 2012, Best Vietnamese Restaurant by Metro Times in 2010, and Ten Destinations to Visit by Detroit News in 2010.

experiences – including serving on past AC President Caine’s inaugural committee. Her years at Adrian have become quite influential in her decision to “mirror a philosophy of ‘personal attention’ to people” she meets. The resident of Lake Orion shares her success, and ongoing aspirations with her husband and two children. Her recent proposal to launch a second restaurant in downtown Detroit was selected as a semifinalist (top 10) for Hatch Detroit in 2012. The opportunity for future growth is never far from her mind, as Dao-Waldis continues to seek ways to immerse herself in the activities, events, and the culture of the area. “It is a place where each fiber offers something you can’t find anywhere else. We are creating something unique,” her words reflect an ideology and attitude about not only her restaurant, but also about her life.

“This is the restaurant’s fifth year in business and it’s still in the growth stage,” Dao-Waldis notes. “I can’t say I went in with both eyes wide open, but I managed to find my way through and figure things out.” She credits her experience at Adrian College for providing her with the opportunity to get engaged and immerse herself into leadership SUMMER 2013

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Once A Bulldog, Always A Bulldog ADRIAN.EDU/ALUMNI

BUILDING MOMENTUM As president of the Adrian College Alumni Board of Directors for the last three years, it has been a privilege to represent the alumni and to promote the College whenever possible. Here are a few reasons why: I am both impressed and proud that our students and faculty are regularly recognized at the regional and national level in publications and at conferences. The Bulldog Marching Band debuted in the London New Year's Day Parade, and the choirs and orchestra continue to grow and excel. Our student-athletes are experiencing success both in and outside of their various arenas of competition. Our graduates are accepted and excelling at prestigious graduate schools and the Peelle/Jones building project that is now a reality. And this is the short list! You can join the many alumni already involved and help keep the momentum going at AC. In conjunction with the Institute for Creativity, the Alumni Association just completed the first “Take an Adrian Bulldog to Work” day, during which students spent a day job-shadowing various alumni and friends at their places of work. Another program, TEAM Adrian College, encourages alumni to join with fellow alumni and friends to “do some good” in your own community. These volunteer actions are not complicated and offer heartfelt rewards. One recent

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example of TEAM was the generosity of alumni and friends who attended the Adrian College Florida Reunion at a Detroit Tigers baseball game in Lakeland. Attendees brought items to donate to the local Boys & Girls Club and lots of gratitude, excitement and smiles resulted. An important new opportunity is the C.A.P. (Creative Alumni Program). The only requirement for participation is your willingness to share your ideas. I know many of you have said to yourself “I wish the College would…” or “The College should….” All we ask is that you fill in the blanks and let us know your ideas! See the invitation about C.A.P on page 52 for some examples to get you started. Visit the Adrian College website ADRIAN.EDU to get acquainted with current events at the College and click on “Alumni” at the top of the page to learn more about the various opportunities to help promote and share in the College’s and our students’ success! IT REALLY IS A GREAT TIME TO BE A BULLDOG! MINDY DYGERT MACDONALD ’74

Past President | Alumni Association Board of Directors

We invite you to participate in some new efforts: C.A.P., the Creative Alumni Program (see p. 52) and Take An Adrian Bulldog to Work Day (see p. 42). Share your thoughts and ideas with us to help make Adrian College even better.

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WELCOME 2013-2014 ALUMNI BOARD OFFICERS JENNIFER KAY-RIVERA ’03

President Warren BRAD BARRETT ’04

Vice President Kimball Twp. CARRIE HARTLEY ’04

Secretary/Treasurer Clayton

THE LEGACY OF HARWELL Baseball was a different experience when Ernie Harwell, longtime sportscaster for the Detroit Tigers, was around. And now – going to the library has a special sentiment for the avid fan. Opened in 1980, the Ernie Harwell Sports Collection at the Detroit Public Library is nothing short of an institution. With over 13,000 photos and 10,000 books and other artifacts, it is one of the largest collections of baseball memorabilia.

the groundbreaking of The library where the Nicolay Field in 2007. collection is housed is 1.5 Two Adrian College alums, miles from Comerica Park and Ernie Harwell Field. MARK BOWDEN ’88 and Harwell’s brother, Richard GARY SPICER, SR. ’64, Harwell, was a renowned have been invaluable in librarian, which was part their passion for the library. of Harwell’s inspiration Bowden works directly to donate his collection to with the collection. Spicer, the library. His gift was the Harwell’s lawyer and friend result of being a reader and a for many years, has provided sports fan from an early age. pieces to the collection and stories to remember his Harwell received an legacy. honorary degree from Adrian College in 1987 in the chapel, which was packed to the brim. He would make several appearances at the College, and even attended

“It’s a wonderful [addition],” says Bowden. “It’s unique – there’s not many places [with something] like it.”

ALUMNI BOARD FALL 2012 AROUND THE A Seated, L-R: Kody Ziegler ’10, Carrie Hartley ’04, Steve Gregg ’68, Ryann Eff ’10, Patricia Leary ’76, Bruiser, Bruce Diven ’77, Stan Legenc ’65, Brett Peters ’95, Vicki Thomas ’80. Standing, L-R: Brad Barrett ’04, Kathryn Carruthers ’05, Mindy MacDonald ’74, Nate Smith ’81, Danelle Gittus ’97, Madeleine Fojtik ’82, D.J. Helser ’71, Chuck McCallum ’61, Jim Culbertson ’63 PHOTO INSET Seated, L-R: John Imonen ’64, Michael Fox Jr. ’04; Standing L-R: John Geisler ’61, Marilyn McNitt ’73 NOT PICTURED Mandy Fassett ’10, Jennifer Kay-Rivera ’03, Larisa Walega ’02, Tracy Warrick ’92

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CURTIS BEAGLE ‘97 HOSTS JESSICA ABBEY, JUNIOR, AT AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL.

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First submitted for the 2012 Creativity Award contest by history professor, Dr. Stephanie Jass, Take an Adrian Bulldog to Work is now a reality with the first sessions held in February and March. Over 18 alumni and friends and 20 students participated in the pilot job shadow program to measure interest and ultimately “value” for both the hosts and students. The Office of Alumni Relations and Institute for Creativity with support of the Alumni Board worked together to offer this new opportunity.

If you have job shadow or internship opportunities in your organization, please email the Office of Career Planning at CAREERPLANNING@ADRIAN.EDU.

BRAD BARRETT ’04 JIM CULBERTSON ’63 BRUCE DIVEN ’77 RYANN EFF ’10 MADELEINE LAKATOS FOJTIK ’82 JOHN GEISLER ’61 DANELLE PERKINS GITTUS ’97 STEVE GREGG ’68 TERRI WILLETS HAMAD ’94* CARRIE HARTLEY ’04 HANNA HUBBARD ’12* JOHN IMONEN ’64 JENNIFER KAY-RIVERA ’03 PATRICIA ANDERSON LEARY ’76 STANLEY LEGENC ’65 MINDY DYGERT MACDONALD ’74 CHUCK MCCALLUM ’61 MARILYN MUNSELL MCNITT ’73 BRETT PETERS ’95 NATE SMITH ’81 JEFF STRAYER ’06* VICKI EUSTICE THOMAS ’80 LARISA SALVIA WALEGA ’02 TRACY WARRICK ’92 ANDY ZERKEL ’04* KODY TURNER ZIEGLER ’10 *New Members 2013-14

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DEBRA SIMPKINS HOSTS TAYLOR SCHAEFER, SOPHOMORE, AT INERGY AUTOMOTIVE.

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CARRIE HARTLEY ‘04 HOSTS MEGHAN VAN ZYL, SOPHOMORE, AT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB.

RON BATORY ’71 JEFF DEBEST ’86 RICHARD KIBBEY ’75 MICHAEL SEELYE ’74 RICHARD SWEEBE ’71 STEVE WOLFE ’71

CLASS NOTES 1940s

ROBERT FRELIGH ’44 of Adrian was presented the Adrian Morning Rotary Club’s Service Above Self Award at the club’s October meeting, an award that recognizes citizens for their community efforts above and beyond the norm. Bob was cited for his efforts in getting lifelong learning adult education classes up and running in Adrian. A recent announcement at Adrian College honors Bob and late wife JEAN LOK FRELIGH ’45 through the establishment of the Jean Lok Freligh Community Speaker Series.

1950s

PHILIP WIGENT ’52 and his wife, Lou, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24. Phil retired in 1993 as a professor at Monroe County Community College. They now reside on Dewey Lake in Brooklyn, Mich., and have three children and seven grandchildren.

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Pictured on one of their annual trips are SAE brothers: L-R, GEORGE TAYLOR ’64, MIKE WALLS ’66, TOM PRIDGEON ’64, and DON TURPENING ’64. Ranger Bob is in the middle of the photo during their trip last spring to the Cape Cod National Seashore. The brothers met at AC in 1960 and became SAE brothers and friends for life. They have been involved in each other’s weddings, births, and supported each other through joy and sadness. They have traveled to 27 states, Mexico and Canada. Their most recent adventure was in Austin, Texas, for the United States Grand Prix auto race. Next year, they have a Paris to Normandy, Seine River cruise scheduled with their wives. Also joining the group will be SAE brother DENNIS NAGLE ’66 and his wife, CONNIE BLACK NAGLE ’68. A tree has been planted on campus for each of the brothers by their

investment organization, 1108 Associates. The 1108 Associates name is taken from the address of the SAE house on Michigan Ave. The organization has also contributed to, and purchased, a flag for the SAE skybox in Caine, purchased a College bench that sits at the entrance to the library, and purchased bricks in memory of two departed brothers, PAUL ZENO ’65 and EDDIE SPAETH ’65. Mike says they value Adrian College for a well-rounded education and for affording them the opportunity to meet. E. MICHAEL ’62 and SANDRA DUNNY BENES ’65 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 25. The couple lives in Brooklyn, Mich., and are the parents of two daughters and two sons, and have six grandchildren. Michael retired as an elementary principal and teacher for Adrian Public Schools. Sandy retired after serving as priest at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Cambridge Junction. WILLIAM KROHN ’62 and his wife, Sharon, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 22. They live in Adrian and have one daughter and two grandchildren. Bill, a member of the SAE fraternity, is retired from Adrian Public Schools.

RICHARD KAPNICK ’64 was canonized into sainthood last year by Cheviot Dr. Christopher Harding, founder of the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry. Rich lives with his wife, Martha, in California. They have two children. JERRY MAXWELL ’64 was honored posthumously as the recipient of the Douglas Southall Freeman History Award, given “to the author of a published book of high merit in the field of Southern history beginning with the colonial period to the present.” The 2012 winner was recognized for his book, The Perfect Lion: The Life & Death of Confederate Artillerist John Pelham.

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ATO brothers gathered in August 2012 for their annual reunion at Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Pictured are front: DAVE MCPIKE ’72; second row kneeling: MIKE MATHENY ’75 and DICK SWEEBE ’71; third row L-R: CHARLENE HYDE MATHENY ’71 (Chi Omega), BOBBI JO BENTON SWEEBE ’72 (Chi Omega), Bernie Thompson (widow of JOHN H.C. THOMPSON ’70), BILL FUSCO ’72; back row L-R: TRAVIS PEARSE ’73, Colleen McPike, RON KIRBY ’69, Charm Kirby, ALAN SIPE ’72. Attending but not pictured: LARRY “HAL” MAY ’71, MIKE ADLER ’71, and Julie Adler. The 2013 reunion will be Aug. 16 in South Haven, Mich. The group hopes more ATO brothers and their wives will attend.

MIKE ’73 and SARAH HISE BERTHOLD ’73 were in San Francisco in December, visiting their son, daughter-in-law and meeting their new grandson, Ace. They met with KEN ’72 and ANN ALLINGER MADDEN ’73, who live in the area and served as tour guides through the Napa Valley wineries. The Berthold’s son is the executive chef at RN74, where the group dined and reminisced about their days at Adrian College. Pictured are Mike, Ken, friends Tim Ruwart and Ann Lossing, Ann Madden, and Sarah. DAVE GULDIN ’70 was recently elected as the new club president of Civitan of Lenawee. The presentation was pictured in the Oct. 28 edition of The Daily Telegram. MICHAEL “MAX” NOFZIGER ’70 has retired from a 33-year career in politics in Austin, Texas, where he served three terms (1987-1996) on the Austin City

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Council. Max commented, “My political science degree from AC, and Dr. Paul deLespinasse, prepared me to do well to lead on many issues during my career.” Max has transitioned from politician to musician; his first CD debut was in his hometown of Archbold, Ohio, on Nov. 17. It is titled “Spring Suite: Songs of Love and Dance,” featuring eight original songs, written, arranged, and produced by Max. His second CD is already underway and will be completed by summer 2013. RON BATORY ’71 was featured in the October 2012 issue of Trains magazine in a cover story about Conrail Shared Assets of which he is the president and COO. Ron, recipient of the Adrian College Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007, has been a trustee of the College since 2008 and is a member of Theta Chi fraternity. He and his wife reside in New Jersey. DAN SPRAU ’71 is a retired professor from East Carolina University and now does consulting. He and his wife, KATHY KLEPPINGER SPRAU ’71, live in Greenville, N.C. Kathy is a motivational speaker, author, and leadership development trainer who teaches people to reframe what they say to the positive, as seen in her book, It Is All About Me … I Can Make a Positive Difference! The couple has two grown children. CHUCK GORDON ’72, retired from Westland (Mich.) John Glenn High School for the past nine years, was honored in September as the football field was renamed in his honor. Chuck coached at the school for 31 years, 27 years as head coach. He currently lives in his hometown of Central Lake, Mich., with his wife, Joyce. The Tecumseh (Mich.) floral company owned by GARY FOX ’72 and his wife, Jan, was featured in the business section of The Daily Telegram on Jan. 6. The couple has owned Grey Fox Floral for 40 years. ANN VONOLNHAUSEN GULDIN ’72 of Adrian, was pictured in the Oct. 21 issue of The Daily Telegram with a new Civitan of Lenawee member she sponsored. AUDREY SMITH ELLENWOOD ’73 was the recipient of the Ohio School Psychologist Association’s 2012 Clyde V. Bartlett Distinguished Service Award. After receiving her doctorate degree in school psychology training, she was the lead school psychologist for three years in the Sylvania School District. As a school psychology trainer, she coordinated the Bowling Green State University program for 23 years, training approximately 280 school psychologists for the state of Ohio. She also has a private practice and helped to create and run several mental health clinics at St. Vincent Hospital, and was recently co-author for the Ohio Psychological Association’s Tele-Psychology Guidelines which are now law in Ohio. Audrey has also served in many offices of several international, state, and local professional

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organizations. Since 2012, Audrey has worked for Youngstown State University’s school psychology program. She and her husband, JOHN ELLENWOOD ’71, live in Sylvania, Ohio. MICHAEL JACOBITZ ’73 and wife Pi Benio, AC professor of art and design, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Aug. 9, with a trip to the Canadian Rockies with friends this past May. Mike retired in March 2012 as business manager of the Croswell Opera House. The couple resides in Adrian. TERRY KELLY ’74 and his wife, Nancy, residents of Jasper, Mich., celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Aug. 20. The couple has two children. Terry is retired from Tecumseh Products Co. MINDY DYGERT MACDONALD ’74 of Adrian, served as chairperson of the fourth annual Rally for the Cure women’s golf scramble in July. Mindy is also past president of the Adrian College Alumni Association board of directors. RALPH MORTENSEN ’74 recently became president of the American Board of Organizational and Business Consulting Psychology. The board certifies licensed psychologists in this specialty field. Ralph lives in Flossmoor, Ill., with his wife, Carol. KEN MUNSCH ’74 of Holland, Mich., has retired after more than 34 years at Herman Miller, Inc., the second largest office furniture manufacturer in the world. Ken’s most recent role was director of new product business development, in the design and development department. Ken, recipient of the 2010 Adrian College Alumni Humanitarian Award, also served on the boards of directors for the Fleetwood Group and SOS, Inc. He still plans to do some part-time new product development and alliance consulting through his company, Connecting Point Strategies, Inc., as well as various volunteer engagements and travel with his wife, Sheri.

teaches at Hudson’s Lincoln Elementary School, and received a grant for a Growlab II indoor compact garden. LISA MILLER ’83 and Mark Klatt were married July 13. Lisa has been a registered nurse at Toledo Hospital since 1995 after receiving her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Lourdes College. Lisa credits her great education at Adrian College for graduating summa cum laude at Lourdes. Lisa has a daughter, 25, and a son, 23. The Klatts reside in Ottawa Lake, Mich. NANCY HARTZELL ’84 was featured in the December 2012 issue of Small Business Review, Ann Arbor and Toledo Edition, highlighting her dental practice in Toledo. Nancy has been practicing general dentistry for over 23 years and lives in Toledo, Ohio, with her husband. DENE’E HARTUNG ’85, a teacher at Adrian Middle School 7-8, received a grant for rocket building materials, from the Lenawee Community Education Foundation/United Bank & Trust 2012 minigrant awards. She was pictured accepting the award in the July 8 issue of The Daily Telegram. CARMEN VANSICKLE ROESCH ’85, a teacher at Clinton Middle School, received a grant for an MP3 player and headphones, from the Lenawee Community Education Foundation/United Bank & Trust 2012 minigrant awards. She was pictured accepting the award in the July 8 issue of The Daily Telegram. Turkey Country Magazine featured BRAD CHRISTENSEN ’86, who was recently presented an award by the National Wild Turkey Federation for his volunteer and fundraising efforts with Wheelin’ Sportsmen events at Maumee Valley Chapter (Toledo). The group provides turkey hunt opportunities for people with disabilities. Brad lives in Swanton, Ohio.

SAM STUCKY ’74 and his wife, Theresa, of Tecumseh, Mich., celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Dec. 30. The couple has five children and four grandchildren. Sam is retired from Ford Motor Co. SHERYL BUGBEE MOLL ’78 was pictured in The Daily Telegram’s July 15th issue of Lenawee Community Education Foundation/United Bank & Trust 2012 mini-grant award presentations. Sheryl, a teacher at Adrian High School, received a grant for French board games.

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SANDY MILLER MCCARTY ’82 was pictured in The Daily Telegram’s July 15th issue of Lenawee Community Education Foundation/United Bank & Trust 2012 mini-grant award presentations. Sandy

MIKE FARRELL ’86, of Columbia, S.C., has become involved with a national non-profit organization, In-Vest USA, as the development director. In-Vest USA provides body armor vests to law enforcement officers around the country at no cost to the officer or agency. In-Vest USA has launched a program called Bless the Vest, a non-denominational celebration

providing for the physical and spiritual protection of local law enforcement officers. The concept behind the program is to supply a basic physical need for the officer, a body armor vest, combined with the spiritual protection, by blessing the vest and the service of the officer to the community they serve. Mike is pictured, wearing his Team Adrian sticker, at a local fair, spreading the word about the organization.

DEBBIE FISCHER ’91, a teacher at Adrian’s Prairie Elementary School, was pictured in The Daily Telegram in September, among recipients of classroom monetary awards from the Adrian Educational Foundation.

BOB GUSTAS ’88, 2010 Hoosier Educator of the Year recipient, was the guest speaker for Adrian College’s annual teacher education department’s teacher association banquet in October. Also attending was MIKE MCARAN ’66, superintendent of Tecumseh schools. STAN MASTERS ’88 of Blissfield, Mich., coordinator of instructional services for the Lenawee Intermediate School District, was named the November recipient of the district’s staff of the month award. Stan was honored for creating a data package for Hudson schools as a pilot project that included reports breaking down their state assessments to the student level, helping the school staff in analyzing their data. Over the summer, Stan expanded the project to include data packages for the rest of the county school districts.

1990s

CHRISTY COLE-HEMKE ’98 of Toledo, Ohio, attended Homecoming 2012 with her family and had a great time! Pictured in their AC gear are Christy’s children, Cole and Josie Hemke.

DAN SPENCER ’92 was named Chiropractor of the Year for 2012 at the Michigan Association of Chiropractors (MAC) Fall Convention & Exhibition in September. Dan currently serves as MAC president and was awarded the honor “in appreciation for valuable leadership, service and dedication above and beyond the call of duty to the chiropractic profession.” Dan is the owner of the Contact for Health Chiropractic Centers in Hudson and Reading, and serves as a member of the Hillsdale Community Health Center physician staff. He and his wife, Michelle, live in Hillsdale, Mich., with their three children, Nathan, Katelyn and Nicholas. TERRI WILLETS HAMAD ’94 was awarded a Special Tribute signed by the Governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, in June 2011. Terri is currently the executive director of The Cedars of Dexter, a United Methodist retirement community. Some of Terri’s accomplishments include implementing a countywide strategic plan for aging called the Monroe Blueprint for Aging Services and developing Monroe’s only adult day care center, Frenchtown Friendship Club. Prior to working in Monroe County, Terri worked for Tendercare of Michigan and was the director of social services for the former Beach Nursing Home. Terri lives in Monroe with her husband, Akram, and two children.

KEVIN PICKFORD ’95 took over as Lenawee County surveyor beginning Jan. 1. The county surveyor, an elected position, is a part-time service for Kevin who is a partner with Associated Engineers & Surveyors in Adrian. The survey points are the basis for measurements of all property in the county, and the county surveyor’s main job is to preserve those points with records and modern steel monuments.

TRICIA CLARK ’97 and AMANDA RAINE ’99 are proud to announce the birth of Jacob Clark Raine, born May 6. They live in Brighton. ELBERT DULWORTH ’97 has been appointed to serve as The United Methodist Church superintendent of the Marquette, Mich., district. Elbert received his master of divinity degree from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in 2000, and was ordained as an elder in 2003. JESSICA TOMAC LEHTI ’97 is the director of the renewable energy division of Cascade Engineering in Grand Rapids, Mich. This division sells and installs the meter renewable energy systems for their clients, and primarily focuses on wind and solar projects in the U.S. Jessica lives in Jenison, Mich., with her husband, Steve, and their two children. LOUIS CALVIN ’98 was listed among the 40rty Under 40rty in the September 2012 issue of the CPA Practice Advisor. Honored as a leader in his field, Louis is an accountant and product manager with Thomson Reuters – Tax & Accounting, in Dexter, Mich. He is also the son of AC and Sodexo staff Lewis and Jill Calvin.

HOOP DREAMS: SCOTT SCHIFF ‘99 Adrian College was the perfect fit for SCOTT SCHIFF ’99. Coming from a small town, he was looking for a place that was inviting, friendly – and had sports. Schiff practically lived in the Merillat while at AC, focusing his interests on basketball, but it was the attention and dedication from the faculty that really stuck with him. “Having the personal attention from my professors and counselors allowed me to figure things out as I went (I think I changed majors at least three times!),

without feeling that I had wasted time going down a path that wasn’t best suited for me. My experience at AC and the internships I was able to obtain helped put me on the right path to a career I wanted in professional sports,” Schiff said. Schiff was previously the Director of Ticket Sales for the Harlem Globetrotters before he recently moved to West Bloomfield, Mich., with his family. He now works as the Senior Director of Consumer Sales for Palace Sports & Entertainment.

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ALISON WATKINS ’98, a special education teacher at Adrian Lincoln Elementary School, received a grant from the Lenawee Community Education Foundation/United Bank & Trust 2012 minigrant awards. She was pictured accepting the award in the July 8 issue of The Daily Telegram.

ANDY KELLY ’99 and his wife, Valerie, announce the birth of their first child, Cora Jane, on April 15. Andy is an athletic trainer and teacher at a local high school. They live in Charlottesville, Va., and can be reached at jocdoc18@hotmail.com. CARYN OCCHIPINTI SIELER ’99 is owner of Lenawee’s Heart & Soul, a childcentered studio offering arts enrichment programs. Her programs include parentchild music and movement classes. Caryn’s studio is located in downtown Adrian.

ERIC DRIVER ’03, owner of Mission Sports Performance and Personal Training of Adrian, has expanded his business with a larger training space, indoor turf, and new classrooms for seminars, lectures and training. He is also featuring The Answer Nutrition Club.

GREG GNEPPER ’02 was recently named partner at the Phoenix-based law firm of Gammage & Burnham. Greg’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, debt enforcement, and bankruptcy. Greg is married to CHRISTIE HAMMERLE ’03. They live in Arizona and have two children, Jordan, 3, and Alex, 1. MIKE ’02 and CINDY KRUISENGA RANKENS ’04 announce the birth of their daughter, Paige Mae, on Oct. 21. She joins her sister, Ally. The Rankens family lives in Traverse City, Mich.

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MICHAEL BELL ’00 has joined the firm of Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC. He will practice out of the firm’s Royal Oak, Mich., office while still advising clients in Southwest Michigan and Indiana. Mike concentrates his practice in the areas of finance, real estate development, agriculture and strategic corporate planning. JIM MAHONY ’00 was promoted to the position of vice president for development at Adrian College, effective Jan. 1. Jim previously held the position of assistant vice president for development. He lives in Adrian with his wife, LORA CROMWELL MAHONY ’00, and their three children, Aiden, Cameron and Quinn.

AMANDA BURKE GLEICH ’04, former director of housing at Adrian College, and her husband, SSgt. Casey Gleich, are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Mason William Gleich, on Sept. 7, 2011. The Gleich family is stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. TONY PARIS ’04 shared a presentation in October for AC’s Romney Institute for Law and Public Policy. Tony is the lead attorney at the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice where he specializes in workers’ rights. Tony specializes in plant closings and mass layoffs, unemployment insurance benefits, filings with the National Labor Relations Board, and wage and hour actions. In 2007, Tony earned his law degree from Wayne State University Law School, and has worked as an organizer with Michigan ACORN’s living-wage campaign, as a law clerk at Legal Aid and Defender of Detroit, and with Community Legal Resources in Detroit.

MARY MERRIMAN STEPHENS ’02 and her husband, Kenneth, welcomed son Henry Robert on Nov. 14. They reside in Anderson, Ind.

BRIAN POWERS ’00 and his wife, Stephanie, announce the birth of their daughter, Asya Ann, on May 23. The Powers family lives in Tecumseh, Mich., where Brian is a senior staff auditor for United Bank & Trust. JACQUEOLYNN TONSOR WHITELEY ’01, a teacher at Tecumseh (Mich.) Herrick Park school, received a grant for project materials from the Lenawee Community Education Foundation/United Bank & Trust 2012 mini-grant awards. She was pictured accepting the award in the July 8 issue of The Daily Telegram.

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AMANDA BROWN ’03 and David Swan were married June 26 in a ceremony for two in Half-Moon Bay, British Columbia, Canada. Amanda is an art teacher at Brighton High School. The couple lives in Ann Arbor, Mich.

EMILY DILLON WIERSZEWSKI ’04 and her husband, Jason, announce the birth of their son, Desmond, on April 5. The family lives in Greensburg, Pa., where Emily is an assistant professor in the English department at Seton Hill University.

In May, CRYSTAL TURSICH ’05 earned a master of fine art degree from Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) in Columbus, Ohio, as a member of the school’s first ever class of MFA candidates. She also accepted an adjunct instructor position with CCAD and began teaching photography in the fall.

Current AC student Tess Steedman, JANET CREQUE ’06, DEANNA FOXALL ’96, and HEATHER SCHEUER ’08 (not pictured) attended Alpha Phi Fraternity’s 69th biennial convention in Phoenix, Ariz., in June. Tess and Janet represented Adrian College’s Alpha Phi Delta Eta chapter as chapter president and advisor, respectively. Deanna was in attendance as chapter advisor at Kettering University, and Heather attended as a staff member of Alpha Phi’s executive office. MATTHEW EICHORN ’06 has joined The Taylor Agency of Southern Michigan, Inc. Matt started with the agency having more than six years’ experience in the insurance industry. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Adrian with their two children.

CAROLYN GIBBS ’07 (right) of Austin, Texas, was glad to connect with then student EMILY PILON ’12 while she was working for the advertising agency GSD&M during a summer internship in Austin. Carolyn works for a non-profit, the Texas Episcopal Disaster Relief and Development organization, helping communities prepare, respond to and recover from disasters.

RIKKI BOOSE HOWLAND ’07 was promoted to education coordinator at Gleaner Life Insurance Society, where she has worked since 2010. She lives in Adrian with her husband, JOEL HOWLAND ’07, and their daughter, Stella. MELISSA KINCAID ’07 is living in Augusta, Ga., and has opened a cupcake business, MJ Kupcake. Her business is currently an online company, specializing in many original flavors. The website is www.mjkupcakes.com.

ERIC ZATKIN ’08 received his doctor of chiropractic degree from Life University in Marietta, Ga., in March 2012, and now has a practice in Naples, Fla.

The Toledo Christian Schools Athletic Dept. recently announced the hiring of MARK RAIRIGH ’07, as the varsity baseball coach. He spent the last four years as the junior varsity baseball coach at Bedford Public Schools. Mark and his wife, Elizabeth, and three-month-old son, Nicholas, live in Maumee, Ohio. ROBIN DLUZEN ’08, Midwest and Chicago artist, displayed her work, Soot in the Glow, at Chicago’s Ugly Step Sister Gallery during the month of October. This was Robin’s second solo show at the gallery. Her multimedia works addressed an alternate view of the rural Midwest and the man-made structures that punctuate and define its static landscape. In February, her latest work, Reconstructing Industry, was exhibited at The Union League Club of Chicago. KASSIE WILLIAMS GRAY ’08 was featured in the Dec. 17 issue of The Daily Telegram. Kassie has turned her hobby of crocheting into a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. She has created a number of KrochetbyKassie scarves which are sold at Blush Boutique in downtown Tecumseh and through her Facebook page, with a portion of the proceeds given to the ACS. JOSH SCHRAMM ’08 was given a wedding reception in September by the members of HOPE Community Center (Adrian), where he is employed. Josh and his wife, Renae Sauter, met while interning at the center. Following his graduation from AC, Josh earned a master of social work degree from the University of Michigan.

TOM PAVLOVICH ’09 is currently the 6-12 choir director at Clawson Public Schools, where he teaches two middle school and three high school choirs as well as a drama class. Tom also directs the school musical and coaches girls and boys high school soccer. His fiancée, ERIN LASKE ’11, is the athletic trainer at Onsted Community Schools. ANDREA VANGOSS ’09 was recently named the new head softball coach for the Austin College Kangaroos in Sherman, Texas. Andrea most recently served as an assistant coach at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. AMANDA ARNOLD ’10 was hired by Adrian College in August as lab coordinator and adjunct professor. She received a master of arts degree in chemistry, emphasizing in biochemistry, from Wayne State University. JENNIFER MOHLER ’10 graduated in July from the University of Michigan, receiving a master’s degree in social work, with a concentration in mental health. Jennifer is employed by The Zeph Center in Toledo as a clinical coordinator.

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PAIGE GROOMES ’11 graduated from Michigan State University in the spring of 2012, and received and accepted an offer from KPMG in Detroit. Paige completed the four sections of the CPA exam this past summer. ADAM KRUG ’11 and LINDSAY MCNICHOLAS ’09 were married Sept. 1, in Cleveland, Ohio. Among the guests were President Jeff and Mrs. Beth Docking. STEVE MAUK ’11 and TIM ROTARIUS ’12 are attending graduate school at Northern Illinois University. Steve and Tim have majors in exercise science from AC. SARA SMITHER ’11 took part in the White House Internship Program for the fall of 2012. The mission of the program is to make the White House accessible to future leaders around the nation and to prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities. Sara most recently attended the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, Ireland. MICHAEL ABERNATHY-GNIEWEK ’12 recently started a job at the Art Center for Creative Studies in Royal Oak, Mich. He is using his bachelor in fine arts degree as a pottery and fibers instructor for middle school to adult students. STEVE AYRE ’12 was hired as Tecumseh (Mich.) High School’s new varsity boy’s lacrosse coach. Steve served as an assistant coach with the team last season. AISHA ELLIS-GORDON ’12 is attending graduate school at Wayne State University. A McNair Scholar, Aisha graduated from Adrian with a B.B.A. degree.

JASON RANSOM ’12 is attending graduate school at Bowling Green State University. A McNair Scholar, Jason graduated in April, earning a B.A. Music degree. MARY SELDEN ’12, a McNair Scholar graduate, is a graduate student at The University of Georgia. She earned a B.A. Psychology degree from Adrian College in April. TYLER TANGUAY ’12, former Adrian College men’s lacrosse standout, was selected in the fourth round of the National Lacrosse League draft Oct. 1 by the Minnesota Swarm.

ADRIAN COLLEGE EXTENDS THE OPPORTUNITY TO ESCAPE TO THE EASTERN EUROPEAN BLOC ADRIAN COLLEGE INSTITUTE FOR STUDY ABROAD ANNOUNCES 2014 MAY TOUR. Adrian College announces the opportunity to escape to the Eastern European Bloc! These beautiful countries are alive with history, culture and experiences of a lifetime. This tour, designed for Adrian College, is set to begin May 8th, 2014 and will run for 12 days.

COLLEEN TEKAMP ’12 is working in the media department of Parelli Natural Horsemanship in Colorado, a company that has developed a step-by-step system of natural horsemanship. Colleen is currently a project manager, overseeing the company’s educational DVD products through the stages of pre-production, production, and post production. Colleen was a member of the AC Equestrian Club.

TIMOTHY PEOPLES ’12, a McNair Scholar graduate, was accepted into Yale Divinity School, after graduating with a B.A. Religion degree in April.

The price for the tour is $3,731 for triple occupancy rooms. Included in this cost is round-trip airfare, all hotels and ground transportation, breakfast daily, four dinners, excursions to the salt and silver mines, a full-time tour director, all city guides, an evening cruise down the Danube and admissions to attractions. Lunches, souvenirs and some dinners are not included. For more information, visit: HTTP://ADRIAN.EDU/NEWS/ADRIANCOLLEGE-EXTENDS-THE-OPPORTUNITY-TOESCAPE-TO-THE-EASTERN-EUROPEAN-BL

OLYMPIC AMBITION - VALERIE SMITH ‘10 VALERIE SMITH ’10 hasn’t taken life lying down since graduation. “If you would have asked me during my freshman year what I would be doing in the next six years, I never would have thought my response would be training for the Olympics and holding my masters degree,” Smith says. Smith attended Central Michigan University to complete her Master’s in Exercise Physiology last May. Over the previous winter, she spent the season training as part of the Women’s U.S. Bobsledding team. At the time, Smith had been on the America’s Cup Circuit as a break woman for Brittany Reinbolt. At the end of the season, she and teammate Berit Tompton raced in the North American Cup race in Lake Placid, N.Y., taking second place for Team USA.

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Smith has continued training to get ready for the first round of tryouts in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in late July. A successful run could lead to additional qualifiers as she prepares to make the Olympic team for the 2014 games. She believes her years at AC set her up for a “world of success” that she hopes will soon lead to the completion of her Ph.D in Exercise Physiology and one day becoming a professor. “After my great experience and having such awesome professors, I want to make an impact on other students’ lives with the hope of making the same difference that the professors at Adrian had on mine.” “My goal is to become an Olympian,” Smith acknowledges. “And to let people know they can do anything they set their minds to.”

IN MEMORIAM VIRGINIA BRAUN BURKHART ’32, a resident of Erie, Pa., and formerly employed at Aspinwall Presbyterian Church, died Sept. 5, at the age of 101. She was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was preceded in death by her sister, LEONA BRAUN HOPPER ’37. GERTRUDE “DUTCH” BALLENBERGER DAVIS ’37, a resident of Adrian and Winter Springs, Fla., died March 31, 2012. Dutch was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and was known as an accomplished artist and painter who taught art to local residents. She also served her community as president of the Bixby Hospital Auxiliary. Surviving are four children and a total of 50 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. ROBERT GREGG ’37 of Woodbridge, Conn., died Nov. 28. Survivors include his wife, JEAN WESTERMAN GREGG ’39, and their son. ELLEN BRUCE OBEE ’38, a resident of Bowling Green, Ohio, and active in university and civic affairs at Bowling Green State University, where her husband, HAROLD OBEE ’38, taught, died June 3. Ellen served as a poll worker during elections, was regularly involved in United Way campaigns and was a volunteer Cub Scout leader. She was also a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Survivors include four sons, seven grandchildren, two greatgrandchildren and her sister, KATHLEEN BRUCE BUEHRER ’52. DOROTHY STEPHENSON SHAFT ’41, a resident of Williamston, Mich., and retired educator, died Jan. 7. Dorothy taught three years as a music and kindergarten teacher in Shaftsburg and Dansville, where she also directed choir and played the piano and organ at United Methodist churches. Dorothy then completed her 25-year career teaching kindergarten and first grade in Williamston. Survivors include a daughter, two sons, six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a brother and a sister, HELEN STEPHENSON AIKEN ’40. She was preceded in death by her husband, RICHARD SHAFT ’42. Dorothy and Helen are the daughters of the late DR. FRANK W. STEPHENSON 1906, an alumnus who served the College for many years. The family has requested that memorial contributions be considered for the Dr. Frank W. Stephenson Memorial Scholarship at Adrian College or the Shaftsburg United Methodist Church. Word has been received of the death of WARREN CRANDELL ’42, a resident of Sun City, Ariz., and retired from Warren Consolidated Schools. Survivors include his wife, CARRIE SWADLING CRANDELL ’44, and three children.

GEORGE CHAFFEE ’45, a retired minister and resident of Grand Rapids, Mich., died Oct. 14. George graduated from Garrett Seminary and was a member of the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church. He was a minister for 42 years, leading churches in Nebraska and Illinois as well as Michigan. He was a member of the Lions Club for over 60 years. At age 57, he earned a pilot’s license and enjoyed flying both real and model planes. George was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, DORIS STRICKLER CHAFFEE ’46. He is survived by their five children, including EDMUND “TED” CHAFFEE ’70 (wife BECKY AMSTUTZ CHAFFEE ’71), G. CAROL CHAFFEE LAWRENCE ’70 (husband STEPHEN LAWRENCE ’71) and DR. EILEEN CHAFFEE ’76, seven grandchildren, including CHRISTOPHER CHAFFEE ’98, three great-grandchildren and three sisters. HERBERT HENGST ’46, of Bettendorf, Iowa, and longtime resident of Norman, Okla., died Aug. 20. Herb, a member of the ATO fraternity, earned a Ph.D. at Michigan State University in 1960. He and his family moved to Oklahoma in 1964 where he was a professor in the College of Education at the University of Oklahoma for 25 years, retiring in 1989. Survivors include two sons and a daughter. D. DUNCAN PATERSON ’46, a resident of Adrian and member of the ATO fraternity, died July 27. Duncan, a former Adrian College Alumni Board member, received a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Michigan in 1951. He shared his love of science as a biology teacher at both Adrian High School and Adrian College. In 1981, he retired from Adrian High School with 35 years of service including 23 years teaching, seven years as a counselor and five years as dean of students. In retirement, he and his wife, ALLIE LOU DENNIS PATERSON ’46, spent many winters in Haines City, Fla., where they regularly attended the AC Florida Reunions. In addition to his wife, Duncan is survived by two daughters, a son, nine grandchildren, seven greatgrandchildren, a sister, JOAN PATERSON BARRICKLOW ’42, and sister-in-law MARGARET DENNIS RINK ’46. FRANK TEASDALE ’46, a resident of Clinton, Mich., and member of the ATO fraternity, died July 19. After 25 years of service, Frank retired from American Chain and Cable where he worked in the accounting and production control departments. Surviving are his wife, Mary Lou, two daughters, a son, three grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren.

BURNICE “BUNNI” YOUNG STETSON ’49, a resident of Cottonwood, Ariz., and retired counselor, died Sept. 17. Bunni served in the U.S. Navy as a WAVE from 1944-46, and graduated from AC using the GI Bill. She earned her diploma in practical nursing and served with her husband as medical missionaries in Africa for 17 years. After returning permanently from Africa in 1973, they settled in Flagstaff, Ariz., where she earned her master’s degree in counseling at Northern Arizona University. Bunni set up a Christian counseling service in marriage and family. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Kirk, a daughter, a son, three grandchildren and one greatgrandson. A son preceded her in death in 2009. KLEO CARTER JOHNSON ’50, a resident of Adrian and retired educator, died Dec. 4. Kleo received her master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University, and began her employment as a teacher at the Adrian Training School for girls. She later became the first African American teacher hired into the Adrian Public School system. Her many awards included induction into the Adrian College Hall of Fame in 1992 and in 1993, the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Award. Kleo was a former member of the AC Alumni Board. Survivors include a son, two daughters, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and a sister. WILLIAM SISSON ’50, a resident of Evans Lake in Tipton, Mich., where he was known as the “mayor,” died Aug. 17. During his working years, Bill worked for Rumpf Truck Lines and retired from Duff trucking. He and his wife spent winters in Tucson, Ariz. Survivors include his wife, June, a son, a daughter, three grandchildren, five greatgrandchildren and a brother. Word has been received of the death of ROBERT CIRELLO ’51, of New Baltimore, Mich., on Feb. 8, 2011. A Navy veteran, he had owned McCormack Tile Company. BOB GOODRICH ’51, died Nov. 11. He was a resident of Manitou Beach, Mich., and founder of Gocon Corp. After his military service, Bob co-owned and operated the Hy-Flash gas station in Hudson. He then worked several years for Goodrich-Hazen Construction Co. Bob served as president of Gocon Corp. since its founding and retired in 2003. Bob served a number of terms on Hudson city council and served as mayor pro-tem. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, three sons, five grandchildren and two sisters. CLIFFORD SLANEY ’51, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., and retired from Taylor Milk Company, died Oct. 14. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn, a son, two daughters, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a sister.

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LLOYD PETERS ’52, a resident of Greendale, Wis., and lifetime member of the ATO fraternity, died Aug. 9. While a student at Adrian College, Lloyd was a lineman on the football team. He retired in 1990 from the Prudential Insurance Co. after 33 years as an agent and staff manager. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Anne, four sons, one daughter, five grandchildren and a brother. JAMES YOURDAN ’53, a resident of Brown City, Mich., and retired from the Detroit Broach Machine Co., died Feb. 19, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Laura. RAYMOND CONWAY ’54, a resident of Livonia, Mich., and part owner of a business in the food industry, died Aug. 16. Ray was a member of the SAE fraternity. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Janet, four sons, two daughters and eight grandchildren. RICHARD LACKIE ’54, a resident of Chandler, Ariz., and member of the ATO fraternity, died Dec. 8. Dick was commercial manager at WABJ Radio and was the first general manager of WLEN Radio in Adrian. He was elected to three terms as a Lenawee County commissioner and was a district representative for Congressman David Stockman. Dick retired from Luce Press Clippings in Mesa, Ariz., where he was an account representative for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, Beverly, two daughters, a son, two granddaughters and one great-grandson. HUGH MORAN ’54, a resident of Livonia, Mich., and member of the SAE fraternity, died Jan. 6. Hugh was a retiree of Cadillac Motors, after over 35 years of service. While in college, he was active in baseball, football, basketball and track and field, and was inducted into the Adrian College Hall of Fame in 1982. Survivors include his wife, Mary, three daughters, including KAREN MORAN STEARNS ’84 and MARY MORAN ’83, a son, 11 grandchildren and a sister. RICHARD MILLER ’56, member of the ATO fraternity and resident of Burtchville, Mich., died Jan. 19, 2012. Survivors include his wife. ESTHER JONES BILLINGTON ’58, a resident of Blissfield, Mich., and retired educator, died Jan. 7 at the age of 104. Esther was a teacher in Palmyra and Madison schools for a number of years, teaching second grade. Surviving are a daughter, a son, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-greatgrandson. HOWARD HEFFRON ’58, a resident of Cave Creek, Ariz., and member of SAE fraternity, died Dec. 13. A veteran of the Korean War, Howard spent most of his working life as an executive with Velsicol Chemical Corp. in Chicago. Following his retirement in 1997, he moved to Cave Creek.

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JACK SMITH ’58, a resident of Tipton, Mich., and retiree from William Tennent High School, died Sept. 6. In addition to his wife, Lucy, Jack is survived by a daughter, a step-son, a step-daughter, two brothers, five grandchildren and nine stepgrandchildren. Word has been received of the death of HOSSEIN “HOSS” HAYATI ’59, a resident of Pinconning, Mich., and retired from BTL of Ohio, on Sept. 30. He is survived by his wife, Joann, two sons and a daughter. Word has been received of the death of DOROTHY STITES TOWNSEND ’59 on April 19. Dorothy was a resident of Sturgis, Mich., where she was a retired teacher with Sturgis Public Schools. Survivors include a daughter. EDNA SMITH LAUGHREY ’61, a resident of Saline, Mich., died Sept. 4. Edna’s first job was as a teacher in the Manchester School District, a position she left in order to attend library school at the University of Michigan. She was employed as a librarian at the U of M Library until retirement, when she established Laughrey and Associates, a company which represented book publishers. She was a past member of the Saline District Library Board and founded the Friends of the Library organization. Surviving are two brothers. Edna was preceded in death by husband Earl Laughrey ’63 in 2009. Word has been received of the death of RICHARD GARRISON ’62 on Nov. 27, 2008. Survivors include his wife, DORIS SELDENRIGHT GARRISON ’62. PATRICIA RICHARDS FISCHER ’63, a resident of Grain Valley, Mo., and former teacher, died May 9. She is survived by her husband, Warren, a daughter, a son, a brother, a sister, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. GARY STEUDLE ’63, a resident of Traverse City, Mich., and retired educator, died Dec. 1. He earned his master’s degree from Western Michigan University, and retired from South Haven Public Schools after 33 years. Gary was a member of the TKE fraternity. Surviving are his wife, WENDY MAYHEW STEUDLE ’63, a son, a daughter and four brothers. GLORIA DAVILA CALHOUN ’64, a resident of Britton, Mich., and former teacher, died Sept. 26. Prior to teaching, she and her husband, John, had settled on the Calhoun family farm in Tecumseh, where they later built Calhoun International Airport. Gloria served as co-owner and business manager of the airport and Calhoun School of Aviation. She received a master of arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1968, and taught school in Tecumseh, Ann Arbor, as well as at the U of M, the University of Texas at Dallas, and served as consultant on the Advanced Placement Committee at Princeton University, for more than 20 years. Survivors include a daughter, a son, three grandsons and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband.

OSBORN “OZZIE” MAYER ’65, a resident of Harrison Township, Mich., and member of the TKE fraternity, died Aug. 9. Survivors include his wife, JANET GUERBER MAYER ’65. Ozzie was retired from Motorola. ROBERT SLONE, JR. ’65, a resident of Ypsilanti, Mich., died July 23. Bob’s career was with Pontiac Motor Division, as owner of Honda of Ann Arbor Motorcycle Dealership, and a 28-year career with the City of Ypsilanti where he held positions as city manager, personnel director, executive housing director, and city clerk. He held numerous director’s positions on the boards of the State of Michigan, Washtenaw Federal Credit Union, and EMU Eagle Crest Management. He served in the U.S. Armed Forces and was a member of the Michigan Patriot Guard. Survivors include his wife, Denise, a daughter, a son, two brothers, a sister, a granddaughter and a great-grandson. JOYCE BRUGGER WILLETT ’65, a resident of Sand Creek, Mich., and retired elementary school teacher, died Nov. 24. Joyce spent many years as a teacher at both Onsted Community Schools and Sand Creek Elementary School, retiring in 2003. Surviving are two daughters, a son, 10 grandchildren, her father, two sisters and two brothers. TOM CHRISTENSEN ’67, a resident of South Bend, Ind., and member of the ATO fraternity, died May 30. He was formerly employed at STS Organization Consultants. Survivors include his wife, SUE MCCULLY CHRISTENSEN ’68, and two daughters. JUDITH CLARK ’67, a resident of Shelby Township, Mich., and retired from Stevenson High School, died Nov. 27, 2010. Judy was a member of the SK sorority. She is survived by a brother and a sister. GARY GROSSMAN ’67, a resident of Pinckney, Mich., and former accountant and purchasing agent, died June 28. Gary retired in 2009, after 35 years with the W.A. Thomas Corp. Survivors include a sister. SHERWOOD “WOODY” FOX ’68, retired educator and resident of Adrian and Bradenton, Fla., died Sept. 30. Woody received his master of arts degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1974, and his elementary certification from Siena Heights University in 1981. He taught three years at Memphis Community Schools and one year at North Branch Community Schools before returning to Sand Creek Community Schools to teach for 27 years. While there, Woody coached baseball, boys basketball, girls basketball, golf, and taught driver education. He retired from Sand Creek Schools in January 1999. Survivors include his wife, Mary, two sons and four grandchildren.

VINCENT GILES ’68, a resident of Austin, Texas, and retired from the City of Austin Human Services dept., died Dec. 17. Vince was inducted into the Adrian College Hall of Fame in 1979 for basketball. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, a son, a daughter, five grandchildren, a brother and a sister. JAMES LEVENTRY ’68, a resident of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and member of the ATO fraternity, died Oct. 5. Jim had a dental practice for over 40 years in Mount Vernon. He was inducted into the Adrian College Hall of Fame in 2000, and had coached football for over 25 years at Utica High School. Surviving are his wife, Susan, a daughter, a son, two grandchildren and a brother. Word has been received of the death of THOMAS BRADLEY ’69, a former resident of Monroe, Mich., and retired teacher, on Oct. 18, 2010. Surviving are his wife, Patricia, and two children. Word has been received of the Oct. 12, 2009, death of ALAN VINCENT ’71, of Takoma Park, Md. He is survived by his wife, PAULA DELANEY VINCENT ’70, a daughter, a son, five grandchildren and one brother. MARK WORRELL ’71, a resident of Monroe, Mich., and member of the PKA fraternity, died July 6. Mark had earned a master’s of art degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1977, and taught for more than 30 years at Monroe Public Schools. He was a city councilman for 20 years and was instrumental in planning and building the city’s pedestrian-bike trails on the northwest side. As the mayor of Monroe from 2008-09, he testified before Congress on behalf of Monroe for the creation of the River Raisin National Battlefield. Mark was also a member of Michigan Municipal League, where he served as a board member and chair of the housing task force. Surviving are two daughters, his mother, and a sister and brother-in-law, DAVID ’72 and YVONNE WORRELL GNAEDINGER ’73. RON HADDEN ’74, a resident of Adrian and former executive director of HOPE Community Center for 16 years, died Nov.

28. Ron was currently employed by the Lenawee County Friend of the Court. Ron’s many affiliations included being a member and president of Civitan of Lenawee, Lenawee Human Services Council, Special Olympics May Games, United Way Campaign Division Chair, ARC Board of Directors, and the Junior Achievement Classroom Consultant. His awards included Civitan of the Year, Easter Seals Society of Michigan, Southeastern Volunteer of the Year, Civitan Distinguished President’s Award, Area 29, Special Olympics Volunteer of the Year, Civitan Honor Key, and the Lori Sallows Anti-Stigma Award. Ron is survived by brothers, RICHARD HADDEN ’59, TOM HADDEN ’71, and MARK HADDEN ’80. He was preceded in death by a sister, JOYCE HADDEN GANUN ’63, and a brother, DAVID HADDEN ’65. TERRY KELLY ’74, a resident of Jasper, Mich., and Tecumseh Products retiree, died Dec. 16. Terry was employed as the North American controller with Tecumseh Products from 1977 to 2007. He was a member, elder and financial secretary of St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Nancy, a son, a daughter, four brothers and three sisters. TERRY CLARK ’76, a resident of Pikesville, Md., and formerly of Hudson, Mich., died June 23. Surviving are his wife, Ethel, a brother, WATSON CLARK ’72, and a stepdaughter. Word has been received of the death of BETHANNE SHIER ’78, a resident of Foley, Ala., in August 2010. Word has been received of the death of DANIEL TILTON ’81 on Dec. 12, 2011, a resident of McMinnville, Tenn., and formerly employed at Norwalk Furniture. ANDREW GROWDEN ’86, a resident of Holland, Ohio, and certified public accountant, died Jan. 17. He is survived by his wife, Melissa, a brother, and father and mother-in-law, PETE ’63 and JAN BECK DURBIN ’64. BRET FULLER ’90, a resident of Adrian and formerly employed at Triple Bridge Antiques, died Aug. 10. He is survived by a son and two brothers.

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IN MEMORIAM FRIENDS OF ADRIAN COLLEGE

RICHARD “DICK” GIPPERT, a resident of Adrian and former Adrian College employee, died Sept. 20. He had been employed with AC as an electrician from 1981 to 2000. Surviving are his wife, Patsy, a son, three daughters, including CAROLINE GIPPERT LOPEZ ’80, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a sister. The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to Adrian College or to St. John’s Lutheran Church, where Dick was a member. BOB MILLS, a resident of Adrian, died Aug. 18. Bob had worked for numerous newspapers in the Adrian area before working for the Adrian College printing department. He is survived by two sons, four daughters, a brother, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. ARLENE SHANNER, a resident of Toledo and retired from Adrian College, died June 8. Arlene worked for 23 years at the College, and retired as admissions data system manager in 1998. Surviving are a daughter, a son, five grandchildren and a sister. JANET “DANNY” SHIERSON, a resident of Cleveland, Ohio, and formerly of Adrian, died July 26. Danny was a scholarship contact for the Shierson Scholarship at Adrian College, and enjoyed a lifelong interest in the arts, especially opera and literature. For many years, she was an active volunteer for the Bixby Hospital Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Shierson, and son Doug Shierson. Surviving are a daughter, daughter-in-law, five granddaughters and 12 great-grandchildren. The family requested that memorial contributions be made to Adrian College Shierson Scholarship or Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio. MARTHA “BETTY” SMITH, former voice teacher at Adrian College from 1954 to 1989, died Nov. 7. Betty had many private students as well and sang throughout the area, soloing with the City Band, in productions at the Croswell, and at churches and recitals at Adrian College. Betty also directed choirs in Tecumseh, at the College, and at Adrian First United Methodist Church. She played piano up to the last month of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mahlon “Bud” Smith, former teacher at Adrian Junior High School. Survivors include four daughters, son and daughter-in-law, NATE ’81 and KATHRYN LEWIS SMITH ’81, 10 grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Adrian College Department of Music , First United Methodist Church or Hospice of Lenawee.

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ALUMNI ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Bulldog Connection WWW.ADRIAN.EDU/ALUMNI ALUMNICONNECT@ADRIAN.EDU

CREATIVE ALUMNI PROGRAM (C.A.P.) TIME TO SHARE YOUR IDEAS! The CREATIVE ALUMNI PROGRAM is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts to improve Adrian College in big or small ways. Visit adrian.edu/alumni to submit your creative ideas. The winner will be selected via an online alumni vote after Homecoming, with the recipient receiving a $500 gift card, Bulldog notoriety and implementation of their idea where possible. HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES TO GET YOU STARTED:

Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations, Alumni Board and Institute for Creativity.

CREATE AN ALUMNI PANEL TO TALK ABOUT THEIR CAREERS WITH STUDENTS.

HOLD ANNUAL CLASSIC FILM SERIES WITH DIFFERENT CATEGORIES. BRING BACK THEATRE ALUMNI TO PERFORM AND/OR MENTOR CURRENT THEATRE STUDENTS. NOW, IT’S YOUR TURN! Don’t keep your creative ideas bottled up, let them flow… Check out the C.A.P. video for some inspiration! vimeo.com/69493842

WE INVITE YOUR NOMINATIONS FIND ADRIAN COLLEGE ALUMNI & FRIENDS

See web pages for criteria and nomination forms, or e-mail mfielder@adrian.edu

facebook.com/ ACAlumni

ALUMNI AWARDS

Search for “AC Alumni Group”

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LEGACY OF A BULLDOG

THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS

“The saga of Rudy Fremmel is already a classic among college pranks, an everpresent example of the active college mind. Rudy is the man who was imagined by his friends when he failed to show up for school. From letters, mussed desks, and a full closet, one would assume Rudy was alive and well, not just an excuse

for a private room where a double was intended. But, alas, Rudy was ferreted out and lest trouble occur, "Rudy” was reported to be an auto accident victim. With proper ceremony, his Pellowe Hall friends laid him to rest.”

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TEAM ADRIAN COLLEGE SCORES WITH LOCAL YOUTH

In November, TEAM Adrian College hosted nearly 60 youth from the Boys & Girls Club of Lenawee for a Women’s Hockey game. Coordinated by Alumni Intern Monica Apaza, the evening featured lots of excitement including meeting the team, Zamboni rides, shooting the puck, popcorn and lots of cheers for the Lady Bulldogs! TEAM Adrian also collected supplies and dollars that were donated to the organization. HOW CAN YOU BE A PART OF TEAM ADRIAN COLLEGE? Volunteer on campus or in your own community and represent AC’s “giving from the heart of a Bulldog.” Then tell us your story via email with “TEAM” in the subject to mfielder@adrian.edu. SUMMER 2013

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ALUMNI ANNOUNCEMENTS ALUMNI & FRIENDS

UPCOMING EVENTS

homecoming SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2013

SEPTEMBER

Friday, September 6 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS First Home Bulldog Football vs. Pacific University (Oregon)

Friday-Sunday, September 20-22 HOMECOMING A is for Adrian, Alumni, Amazing!

Thursday, September 26 RECRUIT DETROIT CAREER FAIR (ALUMNI ONLY) Cobo Center, Detroit http://hiredetroit13.eventbrite.com/

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Friday-Saturday, October 11-12 FOOTBALL ALUMNI WEEKEND Welcoming Alumni & Coaches Davis, Heckert & Labadie Bulldog Football vs. Alma College

Saturday, October 26 BARKTOBERFEST Join us for a little bit of country & football! Bulldog Football vs. Olivet College

ADRIAN DR RII AN AN + ALUMNI A LUMN UM MNI N = AMAZING! AM M AZIN These are just some of the many ACTIVITIES for ALL to enjoy.

FRIDAY

SPECIAL FEATURES

2013 Athletic “Walk of Fame”

SEE YOU @ THE CENTER! There are many reasons to stop by Caine Student Center (formerly Ridge Gymnasium) – visit the Arrington Bookstore, see the new dining options, check out the digital sign, visit with faculty & friends, submit your idea for the C.A.P. (Creative Alumni Program) and more.

Planetarium “Cosmic Colors”

SATURDAY Bulldog Run Class Reunions Homecoming Tailgate Academic Open Houses Kids Korner Alumni & Friends Luncheon Homecoming Parade 2013 Alumni Awards Volleyball, Hockey & Bulldog Football Live Music & much more ...

SUNDAY Homecoming Worship Service

MORE INFORMATION

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BEST SCAVENGER HUNT Pick up your info at registration and take a tour. Visit our Bulldog Best locations selected by students, faculty and staff and enter to win! FILL THAT BULLDOG BUS Help support the campus community in their TEAM effort to assist with the needs of several local organizations. In the Bulldog spirit of giving, the new Bianco Bulldog Bus will transport all the donations around town on Saturday afternoon.

WATCH FOR YOUR HOMECOMING BROCHURE IN THE MAIL AND ONLINE IN AUGUST FOR ALL THE AMAZING DETAILS. ADRIAN.EDU/ALUMNI

ALUMNICONNECT@ADRIAN.EDU

GLOBAL ALUMNI CONNECTIONS The Bulldog family extends far and wide. Below is just a glimpse of where our alumni call home.

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Adrian College’s mascot

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The marching band traveled here for New Year’s Day PAGE 8

11 Your favorite school

Our spring event that took place on May 5th, 2013 PAGE 4

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3 Our canine mascot’s name

When it's a family tradition to attend Adrian PAGE 34

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4 The current multimillion-dollar renovation on campus PAGE 6

The newest addition to Cascade Circle PAGE 29

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5 An event alumni love to attend (Sept. 20-22 this year!) PAGE 54

The core audience for this magazine COVER

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6 A great way to plant a tribute PAGE 30

Creative Alumni submit ideas to this program PAGE 52

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7 MCHA trophy PAGE 18

17 A good speaker for twentysomethings to consider PAGE 12

9 The host of America’s favorite quiz show PAGE 11

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The publication you are holding in your hand COVER 1. BULLDOG 2. ADRIAN COLLEGE 3. BRUISER 4. PEELLEJONES 5. HOMECOMING 6. TREEPROJECT 7. HARRISCUP 8. DRMEGJAY 9. ALEXTREBEK 10. LONDON 11. COMMENCEMENT 12. LASTINGLEGACIES 13. FOUNTAIN 14. ALUMNI 15. CAP 16. CLASSNOTES 17. CONTACT

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Contact Magazine - Fall 2013