Adrian College - Mound Yearbook (Adrian, MI)

 - Class of 1952

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llcvttlt .lfall 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. . M On April 20, 1859 . 1.. J gf on the first floor: and .G Y ,R the first building K' 'ir' a men's dormitory .",.v1 N11 P my ' 1611" ' 1 committee met and Milfs' 5 on the second and lan l 'd ' 'A 1' ' h' d fl 1 1 1 p s were ai to ,lF4,,5-If ff . .,y., Agfvwg t 1r oors. n 88 complete North and ,vim F ',. ,l j it housed the Fourth ll f Hs 4' f, 8- 1 South Halls by Aug- Q:-rw 'll H gg '1-.3 'i lgyfs Regiment of Michi- , - AN g fl ,,' ' , -' .',3'-ep-93-5 f' V r. 1 'Wg IT 'Y "iW - ust of that year. How- ',1-5- .- . , - u f gan Volunteers tram- ever North Hall was 5 .. "-f2iiL.w x L Egg ' ing for service 1n the not completed until yy... fl L.. ,li 6,15 , fs A ,Q . Q-Z 1v1 ar. ire e ' ll' 'I--i ' ' f't' hflffxf. . .2 -gf.,-1 V I ' f. "hi 'SJ ' -"1 - .I a.. 'fs,vgl1':-:fi '. -'I' - ' ' December. It was I 1 X i n I 'q,.. s7,g. .1 5' A . s.royed the entire 111- bullt to house the , -i fe' I T. j,,Ljy4,W si- -i f terror of the bu1ld1ng College library, ad- l , ,554 on October 21, 1880, 'E ' - 1.5 ' -'.i itll Fi.:-15" ' . . ministration offices, .4'.'f",f fffgf ' ,QA gggqq ..g Z or iff - .. Wm- but lf WGS 191311111 The 'f..-ft fh'??i:'i5,':Q.' 'J' 5 'J' 4 . and recitation halls nw . """' . A nge, following year. 1 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. ll - - N 15 7-pp.:fgg:ir,r.1gg5Q:fgjA 3.-,Epi-1 'Q' ' tg?-yjyygijgg-4151+ .' 1-1.1 -.-fgig, I-1 , M .H 5137

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bi CII CC til HT of th CC pl A CC Sc US et IICI D bi C I I H In Admznzstratzon Hallway ' GI 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 f . . . . 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 Th h " ' ' ' e c airs fsome picturedl lining the Walls of the hall are frequently filled Wiih students, resident and pros ectiv " ' ' ' selling. p e, waiting their turn for an interview or coun- 10

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SAMUEL I. HARRISON PRESIDENT 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 Exercises. 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. 12'

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