DEFIANCE, Ohio – In recognition of the special connection between the College and the Defiance community, Defiance College will celebrate its second annual Community Appreciation Week, May 17 – 20. The week spotlights the many alumni employed in Defiance area businesses, services and schools and recognizes the support received from the community.
Events have been planned throughout the week to give alumni, business partners and other interested persons the opportunity to hear the latest news and plans that will enhance the college and have greater implications for Defiance overall.
On Monday, a social hour from 5 - 7 p.m. at Charlie’s Down Under will celebrate the completion of another successful academic year. On Tuesday, from 2 - 4 p.m., President Mark C. Gordon will host a coffee break downtown at the Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau.
On Wednesday, an 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. community appreciation breakfast will take place in the Serrick Campus Center, Hubbard banquet room on the campus. President Gordon will present the latest developments of the proposed field house, which will be the largest athletic facility in northwest Ohio, and discuss the facility’s projected impact on the college and the opportunities it presents for Defiance.
The week’s activities wrap up with Donut Day at area schools in recognition of the close ties between the schools and the college and saluting the many alumni teaching there.
Events taking place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are open to the public. For more information or to make reservations for Wednesday’s breakfast, please contact Michele Tinker at 419-783-2303 or email@example.com.
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
May 14, 2010