...if every student who came to Defiance College had an opportunity to attend an opera, a symphony, or a ballet. Or, to visit an art or science or history museum.
...if every DC student had an opportunity to travel domestically with one or two faculty members to experience and learn more deeply about issues related to the student’s major – much like the popular Winter Term experiences of past years.
...if every DC student had an opportunity to travel with a professor to Philadelphia to learn about the beginning of our nation.
With your help, Defiance College is on the brink of creating a distinctive Defiance College Model of Academic Excellence. Your assistance in meeting our goal for $3.5 million in seed money for this series of initiatives can open a world of learning and opportunity for DC students. Just imagine the kinds of initiatives that your contributions will help us bring to life.
A Cultural/Arts and Humanities Initiative in which every Defiance College student has an opportunity before graduating to attend a wide range of mind-broadening cultural experiences: an opera in Detroit, a symphony in Cleveland, a ballet, a musical, art and science museums in Chicago, and more.
DC to D.C. - An initiative in which every Defiance College student has an opportunity before graduating to experience our nation’s history firsthand, traveling to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, or other places of historical significance.
DC Edventures - A Domestic Travel initiative in which every Defiance College student has an opportunity before graduating to travel for 7 to 10 days domestically with a faculty member for an enrichment experience related to the student’s major. This initiative retools the traditional Winter Term experience for the 21st Century. It could, for example, enable students to accompany a faculty member on an archaeological dig, enable business students to meet entrepreneurs in different cities, or give education students an opportunity to tour different school systems.
DC Global - An opportunity for every DC student before graduating to travel internationally, building on the foundation already laid by the wonderful generosity of the McMaster Family.
Global Classrooms - Today’s technology makes it possible for the world to truly be our classroom. We can wire our classrooms so that we can pipe into the classroom the business executive from China, the alternative energy expert from India, the Latin American literature scholar from Argentina, the scientist from Germany, the sociologist from South Africa, and much more.
Distinctive Professional Experiences – DC students should be able to enjoy the opportunity to engage in distinctive professional experiences in each major, experiences that will give them a real advantage in the marketplace. We have already created such an opportunity with our “Cold Case Initiative” in which students majoring in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Digital Forensics are investigating cold cases for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office in Detroit. With your help, we can create similar opportunities in all our majors.
With $3.5 million, Defiance College will be able to implement these programs over the next five years, thereafter incorporating them into the operating budget as ongoing educational opportunities. You can help make these initiatives an ongoing part of the DC experience and the foundation of a nationally-distinctive Defiance College Model.
Do you wish you could be back at DC taking advantage of some of these initiatives? Well, you can! That’s right, alumni are invited to come along, as we travel with our students to cultural events, and on domestic and international trips. All we ask is that for every trip you attend, you sponsor another student with financial need to come along. For more details on how to be part of these DC Edventures, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 419-783-2316.
With today’s economic situation, student need is even greater. Our Financial Aid Initiative
seeks $2.5 million to provide immediate assistance to deserving students. There is
no better investment you can make than helping a DC student achieve his/her potential.
Your contribution helps the student now, but has tremendous positive ripple effects
on that student’s future family, our society, and our nation.
Contribution Form (pdf)