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Lake Erie’s First Lady hosts Senior Ladies’ Tea Graduating senior ladies and their mothers or other special women in their lives were guests of honor at the formal Senior Ladies’ Tea held the afternoon of May 13 at the Victor Manor House. Craige Victor, wife of President Michael T. Victor, was hostess for this popular event. She welcomed all, served from the College’s beautiful silver tea sets and toasted the graduates. Guests milled about the beautiful downstairs rooms and formal outdoor gardens of the home while they partook of a variety of teas, wine, sherry, party sandwiches and special desserts. The Senior Ladies’ Tea is a tradition that was celebrated for many years beginning in the early days of Lake Erie Female Seminary. It was a rite of passage for the graduates, marking their entrance into sophisticated society. The ladies of the Class of 2011 will long remember this afternoon of celebrating, reminiscing and anticipating a world away from their alma mater.

Graduating seniors celebrate at cocktail party The Victor Manor House was the setting for the formal cocktail party for seniors held May 12, 2011. For this party, graduating seniors donned formal attire to celebrate together one last time before commencement. President and Mrs. Michael T. Victor hosted the popular black-tie event, which is an annual tradition brought back during Victor’s presidency. On this special evening, the students mingled, danced and enjoyed one another’s company while sampling a variety of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. This event is part of the series of class dinners the Victors host throughout the year for Lake Erie students. The dinners allow class members an opportunity to get to know one another in a setting away from campus and, for many, the chance to see the stately home of the College president for the first time.

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Fall 2011 Magazine  

Lake Erie College Magazine, Fall 2011 issue

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