Defiance College

The Magazine

Summer 2009
Shaping Education Through the DC Experience

Cover of Summer 2009

Welcome to Defiance College
Mark C. Gordon is appointed as Defiance College's 18th president after a five-month national search

The Transforming Difference
An update on a Campaign to Defy the Ordinary, the largest campaign in College history

Education: A Tradition of Excellence
A high percentage of teachers in Northwest Ohio and beyond got their start in the DC education program

Youth Sport Shaped by Those Who Lead
For professors Rickabaugh and Lydum, youth sport leadership plays an important role in coaching and recreation

Excited For Education
Alumni share how Defiance College helped shaped their futures in education

Honorary Doctorate
Defiance College awards Dr. Robert Head '76 at 2009 commencement ceremony

Granting: DC Creates New Philanthropists
Defiance College students take part in new service program that awards $12,000 to local agencies

Legacy of Nearly 60 Years at DC
Derricotte children choose to honor parents through a Defiance College scholarship

Continuing Research
Dr. Mikula's genetic research spans 50 years

Passions in Life and Profession
From spinning 45s to creating his own business, Mark Shy's successes are rooted in his DC experience

Coach of the Year Awards
Alumni Varsity 'D' presents the annual honors to Rich Thiel '00 and Vernon Kiehl '80

Recognition: Faculty Scholarly Achievements
Workshops, conferences, research opportunities, publications, and presentations

Symposium Features Sustainable Development
With two keynote speakers, student presentations, and a dance marathon, the 2009 McMaster Symposium is a success

Selected for Community Engagement
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognizes DC for commitment to community

Athletics Update From Field House
Tournament berth, All-HCAC honors, career highs, and more

Events All Across America
DCAN has a full schedule of events planned for 2009 and a revamped Yellow Jacket Classic is set for June

DC Alumni Class Notes

Rutter Honored by AVD
Alumni Varsity 'D' recognizes Craig Rutter as the Honorary Letterman for 2009

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

Debbie Richard '02 '04
Assistant Director of Marketing

Ryan Imbrock
Creative Design Manager