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Page 15 text:
In the year 1845 Michigan Union College was founded at Leoni, a community near Iaclczon,
by the Wesleyan Methodist Church. lt possessed two hundred acres of land, a few buildings,
and almost sixty students. By the late 1850's it had run into financial and other difficulties and
contemplated moving. The pastor of the Plymouth Congregational Church in Adrian was at that
time Dr. Asa Mahan, formerly the first president of Oberlin College. He became a leader in the
movement to bring the College to Adrian, and in March, 1859 was inaugurated as the president
of Adrian College. The Methodist Protestant Church took control of the College in 1888.
On April 20, 1859 . 1.. J gf on the first floor: and
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Beginning in 1941 North Hall was completely remodeled. The' Liarary was moved to the
former science building, and the administration offices were installed in the south wing of the
building. The dormitory was removed from the upper floors which were converted into class
rooms and science laboratories. Other
laboratories were installed in the old executive offices
on the first floor. A short time later the offices of the Michigan Christian Advocate were brought
to Adrian and moved into the recitation hall at the rear of the building.
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Page 14 text:
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Pictured above in the hall of the administration wing of North Hall are ic
' Edith Buffet, secretary to the president, Evelyn Wangerin, Alvera Smith, Lue11CI
Hoagland, and Frederic Nofziger. by
In this wing the offices of the president, dean of men, registrar, business
manager, work co-ordinator, finance, and public relations are found. I
Especially during registration time this hall is an extremely busy place. CIS
students come to have plan cards and class schedules checked and approved. 0,
make satisfactory financial arrangements with the business office, seek in
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ormation and guidance in the offices of the Dean of Men, Counselor of Women. t
and Registrar, and often times inquire for part-time work of the work coordinator
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e c airs fsome picturedl lining the Walls of the hall are frequently filled Wiih
students, resident and pros ectiv " ' ' '
p e, waiting their turn for an interview or coun-
Page 16 text:
SAMUEL I. HARRISON
It is difficult to describe our presi-
dent. He is, to be sure, mast friend-
ly, kind, and ever willing to help:
a Christian gentleman. Upon meet-
ing him one can not help be re-
minded that here is a president of
a friendly college, based on the
principles of Christianity and end-
eavoring to follow them for the
betterment of the lives of each and
every one of the students. This is
the aim of our president. An aim
and ideal that he has done much
to carry out to its completion.
Under his leadership many changes have corne about on this campus. South Hall and the C :apel
were redecorated, the old Science Hall was made into a' library. Executive offices were added to
North Hall and the Cornelius Memorial House was built. Tobias Home Economics House was com-
pleted last year.
This fall the completion of a lounge connecting Metcalf and South Halls was- added to the list of
improvements, followed in the spring by the finishing of the gymnasium in time for Commencement
He also developed the "self-help" plan, which has placed Adrian in a unique position among the na-
tion's schools and by this plan students who sincerely desire a college education have been able
to make their dream come true.
These are just a few of the many things that our president has done for the school, for the students,
for the community. Now possibly you may better understand why it is not an easy task to describe
President Harrison to you, the reader.
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