Defiance College

The Magazine

Winter 2012
Small College, Big Opportunities

Cover of Winter 2012

Change Lives Through Stellar Programs
Defiance College builds on its long history of service to affect both students and communities

Expand Student Horizons
Defiance College offers many exciting options for cultural experiences both locally and globally

McMaster School Welcomes Some Special Guests

Project 701 is Making an Impact
The program has only been in existence a short time, but it continues to change lives in the Defiance Community

Impact: Moving Forward - Giving Back
Five recent alums share how Defiance College helped to prepare them for their futures

10 Minutes with Dr. Barbara Schirmer
From New York City to Defiance College, get to know the new provost and vice president for academic affairs

Support for First-Generation Students
DC was the only college in Ohio to receive a grant to strengthen programs aimed at first-generation students

Give Back to Support the Future
Matt Gilroy `02 believes it is every alum's responsibility to give back to Defiance College

Imagine the Possibilities at Homecoming
Take a look back at a successful Homecoming 2011

Dedicated and Opening Soon
The new George M. Smart Athletic Center is officially dedicated at Homecoming

Passion For Art and Education
Professor Steve Smith retires in May after serving as a faculty member for 30 years

In Memory of DC Faculty Members, Trustee

Honored by Campus and Community
Don Smith has been recognized for his years of service to DC and for his philanthropic endeavors

Return of the Purple Gang
Thanks in part to alumni generosity, wrestling is back on the Defiance College campus

Athletics: Update on Your Yellow Jackets
HCAC honors, fall season highlights, and more

DC Alumni Class Notes

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