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Commencement 2012

A Tradition Continues

Fresh & Clean The New British Invasion

AC Marching Band Takes to London

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Dear Reader, With the end of the year upon us, so begins anew. As has been the case in recent years, there is much to be excited about at Adrian College. We bring you some of the extraordinary news from across our 132-acre textbook. From social-networking to the latest campus tweets, we continue to reach out to you, our reader, to engage you in your AC. We reflect on a year of momentous growth (one of record enrollment), of new champions, and of making history in London. We acknowledge the continued expansion of academic programs, facilities, and even athletic opportunities. As we continue to share these dynamic changes, both in print and electronically, we acknowledge that none of this would be possible without the continued support of our extraordinary alumni, donors, and friends. In this spirit of giving, we give our thanks to all of those who have made the Adrian College impact possible. In welcoming 2013, we look to a new year and a glimpse of the exciting things to come. Enjoy this edition of “C” Magazine as a preview of what’s happening on campus, and watch for your print edition of CONTACT in the coming months. As always, we welcome your comments, thoughts, and stories. We wish you the happiest of holidays -- from our family to yours.

Jennifer Compton Director of Public Relations, Adrian College

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Congratulations to the Class of 2012!

On behalf of President Jeffrey R. Docking, Adrian College is pleased to present its most recent graduates. In an intimate ceremony, with family, friends and members of the College community present, 44 students received their diplomas on December 7th.

WWW View 2012 graduate list.

Adrian College Launches a New In November, Adrian College launched a dynamic new look for 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 throughout the last year. The new 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, invites users to explore its contents with ease.



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A New Era, A New Champion The Adrian College football team defeated Albion College, 20-19, in overtime at SprankleSprandel 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. This November, Adrian hosted their first ever NCAA Division III football playoff contest, but lost in the first round to Franklin College. The Bulldogs finished the regular season ranked 25th in Division III.

fall NOTES Mahony announced as Vice President for Development Adrian College is pleased to announce the promotion of Jim Mahony to the position of Vice President for Development, effective January 1, 2013.

“I look forward to continuing my work with our loyal and passionate alumni and friends.”

A 2000 graduate of Adrian College, Jim Mahony earned his Master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University in 2002. After working for The Ohio State University College of Dentistry with increasingly important roles, ultimately as the Director of Alumni and Development, Mahony returned to Adrian College as the Director of Development in February 2006. Mahony received a promotion to Assistant Vice President for Development in July 2011. In his new capacity he will continue to provide leadership for planning, daily operations, capital funding, special events and projects.

The Dow Foundation has awarded Adrian College a $1 MILLION grant for the Peelle and Jones renovation. Plans FOR the proceeding renovation will be shared early in 2013.

“Is Intellect a Liability in Ministry?”  ev. Christopher P. Momany, D.Min. ‘84 R Adrian college Chaplain

“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 WWW needs to get over its hostility toward the church.”

Read the entire article at Ministry Matters

On and off the campus Track and explore Following the success of an ongoing partnership to study the environment of S.E. Michigan while benefiting science, technology and math education, Michigan International Speedway and Adrian College have developed plans for science-related field trips at NASCAR’s fastest racetrack.

In Recognition of Unparalleled Performance On October 29, a festive occasion amidst the inclement weather, the Adrian College Marching Band accepted their formal invitation from the Lord Mayor of Westminster, Catherine Longworth. The group was scouted and selected from an exclusive list to take part in the annual New Year’s Day parade in London, this year recognized as a part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Described as “the greatest parade” at over twice the size of the acclaimed Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York, the New Year’s Day Parade is watched by millions in person and via television broadcast. The parade will conclude in the heart of London in Westminster. The Lord Mayor expressed her enthusiasm at having the band perform at the upcoming festivities. “In recognition of an unparalleled reputation for performance abilities, we extend this invitation to the Adrian College Bulldog Marching Band to participate.” The formal invitation was presented to Dr. Marty Marks, Director of Bands after which gifts were shared with dignitaries. The Adrian College Band will spend a week immersed in the culture of the United Kingdom both before and following the conclusion of the main event.


Keep up with the latest events on and off campus.

The partnership called TRACK AND EXPLORE provides Adrian College science students with opportunities to research and study animal and plant life on 900 acres of the 1,400-acre, Michigan International Speedway. The project was primarily funded by MIS Cares, the philanthropic effort of the speedway, and other resources. The Ryan Newman Foundation, fronted by NASCAR driver and environmentalist Ryan Newman, is also a supporter. Adrian College will also continue to seek grant opportunities to assist in developing a long-term center featuring a hands-on program to fund the partnership in the future.


Adrian College announces the addition of three 4+1 Master’s programs. These programs offer Adrian College students the opportunity to earn their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in five years. In addition to the previously offered Master’s degree in Athletic Training, the College will now offer: Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Master of Science in Accounting Master of Science IN Industrial Chemistry









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

What is it? C.A.P. is an opportunity to share your creative ideas. This is a spin-off of the College’s Creativity Award for students and employees. Alumni are invited to submit ideas to help improve Adrian College in large or small ways.

The Defining Decade:

Why Your Twenties Matter — And How to Make the Most of Them Now Speaking event

Meg Jay, Ph.D. January 30, 2013, 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. Adrian / Tobias Center This convocation is sponsored by the Jean Lok Freligh Community Speaker Series

The ideas will be evaluated by a committee and the top ideas will be presented online for an Alumni “vote” each spring. Is there a prize? The entrant with the winning submission will receive a $500 gift card, Bulldog notoriety, and the implementation of the idea where possible. How do alumni participate? Submissions may be made online in 150 words or less at any time.

WWW Click here for more information. WWW

MAKE AN IMPACT The Office of Development thanks all alumni and friends who have contributed to the growth and success of our College during 2012. To contribute to the future of our campus and its students by year end, call our offices at 888691-0008 or go online:

SAVE THE DATE HOMECOMING September 20-22, 2013

INTERACTIVE interactive

Lessons and Carols

The Adrian College Choir and Orchestra presented their annual Lessons & Carols Service on Sunday, December 9th, in Herrick Chapel on the campus of Adrian College.

Click here to listen to this annual campus tradition.

Tis the season to share

At Adrian College, we realize there is much to be thankful for, as we gather with friends and family and return home for the holidays. Here is a special greeting from President Jeffrey R. Docking.

Click here to watch.

y pp a H s! y a d i l o H Jennifer compton director of public relations

Ryan Thompson sports information director

Joshua Morey graphic designer

michael miller ’11 multimedia specialist

"C" Mag - December - Adrian College  

The December Mini-Issue of Adrian College's Alumni Magazine

"C" Mag - December - Adrian College  

The December Mini-Issue of Adrian College's Alumni Magazine