Adrian College - Mound Yearbook (Adrian, MI)

 - Class of 1952

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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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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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fm flcl " lm Dr. Edmond H. Babbitt ' Vice-President in charge of Finance and Public Relations. in reality two seperate tasks, keeps a very efficient and hard work- ing man like Dr. Babbitt exceedingly busy. Outside of recruitment work, helping plan and carry out fund campaigns. speaking be- fore various organizations throughout the state. directing the program that keeps news of Adrian College before the public not closely associated to the college he has found time to act as faculty advisor for both the Adrian College World and the Mound. Dr. E. Bruce Wilson As Dean of Men, he offers words of wisdom and encouragement to students seeking his counsel. He interviews resident and prospec- tive students who wish to become more fully acquainted with the ideals of Adrian College. He stands ready at any time to assist a stu- dent in need and has yet to steer them on a wrong course. He also serves as a pro- fessor of religion. Dr. Corley S. Ritchie Needless to say, the busines manager of a college has a great responsibility. He must be ever watchful that the various campus organizations do not exceed their budgets and he gives advice to them endeavoring to aid in securing the best benefit for their ex- penditures over each school year. Many hours are spent with students, making ar- rangements concerning their obligations to the college. Too, he is to a great degree respon- sible for the budget that keeps the institution itself running smoothly. He came to Adrian in 1925 and has served the school ever'since that time. Mrs. Viola Miller Registrar of the College, she has charge of all incoming applications, keeps all student records, offers guidance and counselling to prospective students and transfer students, heads the campus social committeef and is the Counsellor to Girls at Adrian. Mrs. Miller came here in 1942 as assistant Registrar and in 1945 the full burden and responsibility of Registrar was given her. A task she has most adequately and efficiently handled for the past seven years. s- W 1 .1 ..151f'i , . ff 1' 'f -'f- -.:11'- --f1S11-- . 'lte2.'.1iwe?-5:iRv.:sbfCf:3frQ'fS3'vv:-:+f:f5gs1igi, 13

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