Defiance College

The Magazine

Summer 2008
Academic Excellence

Summer 2008 Magazine

Nursing: An Innovative Partnership 
Defiance College partnership with Northwest State Community College to offer a unique nursing degree

Graduation: Always a Special Time of Year
221 graduates awarded diplomas during commencement

Six Years of Forward Thinking
DC President Wood concludes six-year tenure advancing a 'culture of engagement'

Belize? "What did you do there?"
'Anything they needed for us to do,' Cindy Shaffer '03 and her husband, Dick, respond

Continuing a Tradition of Faculty Excellence
New faculty members demonstrate commitment to DC's mission and educational vision of engaged learning

Literacy and a Passion to Improve Lives
Dr. Sandra Golden's commitment to lifelong learning has improved her life as well as many others'

A Match of Military and Liberal Arts
Dr. Gregg Gunsch truly enjoys 'the most challenging job' he's ever had teaching computer forensics at DC

Wider World: From Kenya to Defiance
With a strong passion for teaching, Professor Edward Kamau brings a unique world view to the classroom

Immersed in Research and Teaching
From an island to landlocked DC, Dr. Doug Kane continues to study the Lake Erie watershed

A Journey Across America to Find History
Dr. Michelle Tabit's childhood passion sent her east from Spokane to actually live history

Quality: Professors Make the Difference
Profiles of recent faculty additions

Recognition: Faculty Scholarly Achievements
Emeriti promotions, Distinguished Faculty Award, conference presentations, and publications

Growing: Service-Based Research
Through the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, DC students can conduct research worldwide

Athletics Update From the Field House
Track and Field All-American, new men's basketball coach, All-HCAC honors, postseason play, and more

Improving the Educational Experience
AVD Hall of Fame member Chris Slattery '79 has brought her competitive spirit to the educational realm

Switched From Business to Dentistry
Can a simple question change your life? According to Kristen Gerity '04, yes, it can and did 

DC Alumni Class Notes

Makeover: Hall Receiving Renovation
Nearly all of the long-standing Whitney Hall will be transformed in Phase Two of renovations

In Memory of the College's 15th President
W. Noel Johnston led the College through a turbulent era and left a legacy of expansion in academics and facilities

100% Faculty/Staff Commitment

Defiance Homecoming

Editorial Board & Staff

Kathy Punches '96
Editor, Director of Public Relations & Marketing

Rev. David Plant '73
Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

Michele Tinker
Director of Annual Giving

Ryan Imbrock
Creative Design Manager