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contact magazine AB B R E VI A TE D

MARCH 2017

ADRIAN COLLEGE Contact MINI-ISSUE

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TEACHER EDUCATION

ATHLETIC TRAINING INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY

SPORT ADMINISTRATION AND LEADERSHIP

ACCOUNTING CRIMINAL JUSTICE

TOOLS TRADE OF THE

ADRIAN COLLEGE OFFERS SIX GRADUATE PROGRAMS


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The adage that “if we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant” could not be more true here in Michigan. For me, I know that summer is ever so near, and I enjoy watching the life flow back into every nook.

A B B R E V I AT E D

Vol. 6, Issue 1

• SPRING 2017

The campus is buzzing with anticipation of what is in store as the sun lingers a little longer each day. As we prepare to send another class into the world, we must quickly refocus our attention to the incoming freshmen, who will be here before we blink an eye. Just like the seasons, we start the cycle all over again. It seems to be the perfect time to reintroduce C-Mag into the mix of communications from the marketing and public relations department. I hope this mini-publication effectively conveys our current initiatives — blended with our thriving traditions — to bring you a continued connection to our campus and community.

CAMPUS

Medical Clinic 223 Entrance Carshare Car Charging Station Trustee Terrace

ACADEMICS Hollie Smith Design and Marketing Communications Specialist

CONTRIBUTORS

Kyle Bell • Frank Hribar • Michael Neal ‘12 Moriah Piehl • Michelle Siegel

Graduate Programs Alumni Spotlight

ATHLETICS

New Website Launch Club Hockey/Baseball Faces in the Crowd Crew

HISTORY

Cane Ceremony

UPCOMING EVENTS Look for these symbols to complete your C-Mag experience

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NO CAR? NO PROBLEM!

campus Enterprise Carshare Vehicle Available 24/7 on campus in the Merillat parking lot. Low hourly rates.

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Charge it!

CONSTRUCTION update The Adrian College Medical Clinic & Studies building is well on its way to completion, with a construction timeline that will allow for a May 2017 ribbon-cutting event. Construction crews are currently working on installing brick work on the exterior of the structure, constructing the interior walls, and installing duct work throughout the building.

Adrian College now offers two electric car charging stations available for students, staff, and faculty located behind Spencer Hall.

223 Access Road

Adrian College has received Federal Highway Administration approval to move forward on the US 223 access road to campus from the west side, a project nine years in the making. As the plans fall into place, we will see a beautifully landscaped entrance to the College and surrounding neighborhoods.

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VIDEO SPOTLIGHT

Trustee TERRACE

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Ground has been broken on the Trustee Terrace in Phelps Garden. The College plans for this donor-funded development to have an open staircase that leads to a brick deck, which will be equipped with benches and decorative water fixtures. The terrace will not only further accentuate the campus’s beautiful landscaping, but also provide an exciting new venue for weddings, business receptions, and classes.


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TRADE

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Adrian College has always provided its undergraduate students with the tools needed to build a successful career. However, due to the increasingly competitive job market, companies in many fields are raising the bar for employee qualifications. To get ahead in these workplaces, one needs to sharpen their tools to the cutting-edge — and with six state-of-the-art graduate programs, Adrian College is just the place to do that.

STATE-OF-THE-ART

GRADUATE

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Currently, the College offers master’s degrees in accounting; athletic training; industrial chemistry; criminal justice; education curriculum, instruction and assessment; and sport administration and leadership. “Upon graduation, students are prepared for success in their field and have greater employment and career advancement opportunities,” said Dr. Milner, dean of graduate studies. “We have had graduate program alumni accepted into Ph.D. programs, published in academic journals, received positions with the U.S. Government, and admission into law school.” n

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The “big picture” formed by these stories is even more impressive: 95% of the College’s graduate school alumni have achieved employment within their field of choice.


ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Franny Kromminga Center Stage / Exit Left

Since graduating from Adrian College last spring with her Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theater, Franny Kromminga ‘16 has dazzled audiences on the stage of the historic Croswell Opera House, in downtown Adrian, and the Meadow Brook Theatre, Michigan’s largest professional theatre, where she is currently an acting apprentice and understudy. While attending Adrian College, Franny illuminated the Downs Hall stage with the many roles she performed. She credits the direction of her journey so far to attending Adrian College. “At Adrian, I was able to play many roles, and not just onstage; because of the intimate nature of our class sizes, departments, and overall community, I was able to try my hand at many of aspects of theatre and life… The diversity of the opportunity has led me to be really flexible in my workplaces.” Looking ahead, Franny is making her way to professional auditions. She attended the United Professional Theatre Auditions (UPTAs) in February 2017. The UPTAs is the largest united theatre audition in the country. She preformed 90 seconds of prepared material for approximately 90 different companies. While not on stage or in the dressing room, Franny indulges herself in the art of theatre by being part of the audience at some of her favorite Broadway performances, including Stephen Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park with George.”


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The Adrian Bulldogs athletic website has a new, dynamic look. The fresh site now displays larger photos, a 10-story slider and a search feature to keep Bulldog fans up to speed.

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Join the club BASEBALL Club baseball will begin its first season of competition in fall 2017. Brent Greenwood ‘14, who was a 2014 All-MIAA First Team pitcher for the Bulldogs and the NCAA program’s career earned-run average leader, will serve as the first coach for Club Baseball. Senior women’s hockey forward Kristin Lewicki appeared in the Jan. 12, 2017 issue of the popular Sports Illustrated “Faces in the Crowd” feature.

The new American Collegiate Hockey Association Women’s Division 2 program at Adrian College will take to the ice beginning with the 2017-18 season. Samantha Fallon, who played four years of NCAA varsity hockey at Massachusetts-Boston, will serve as the head coach and assist the Adrian ACHA Division 1 women’s team.

STARTING LINE

Previously featured Bulldogs: Samantha Barker ‘14 Jan. 9, 2012 Brad Fogal April 4, 2011 Adam Krug ‘12 March 4, 2008

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The groundwork for a new crew team at Adrian College is in its final stages. With the search for a coach and boathouse renderings in the works, the start line for construction is near with hopes for a summer groundbreaking and team building to start fall 2017.


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HASTENSLOWLY IN 2017, ADRIAN COLLEGE’S CANE CEREMONY WILL BE CELEBRATING ITS 142ND YEAR. THE CANE ITSELF IS 132 YEARS YOUNG. ur earliest known version of the Cane Ceremony was held in the chapel in 1875, with a cane said to be garnished with a “gold head.” It was later replaced with the cane we still adorn today. In 1885, the graduating seniors gifted their underclassmen with the new cane, a good size sapling, bent in the semblance of a shepherd’s crook. Inscribed on the 1885 cane are the

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graduating seniors will be tying the 132nd ribbon onto the cane.

Latin phrases from earlier class mottos including: Festina lenta “Hasten slowly” 1885, Semper est studentum “Study is eternal” 1886, and finally Palma non sine labore “There is no victory without work” 1887. Both the cane and the ceremony remain a part of one of the most symbolic traditions celebrated at Adrian College — they are now incorporated into Commencement, where every graduating class ties a ribbon of their class colors and names onto the cane. With spring 2017 Commencement right around the corner, the graduating seniors will be tying the 132nd ribbon onto the cane. n


MARCH 15

George Dennehy

Disability Awareness Week Speaker

MARCH 18

Sweetheart Prom

MARCH 31

State of the College

Half Full • The Adrian College Perspective

APRIL 5

Ribbons of Excellence Day

UP COM ING events APRIL 30

Commencement APRIL 21

Spring Concert

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SEPTEMBER 30

Homecoming

We Are Adrian College, We Are Bulldogs, We Are Family

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C-Mag March 2017  

Contact Magazine Abbreviated.

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