Hillsdale College e-lumni News

June 2009

In the News

College Freezes Tuition
for 2009-2010

Hillsdale Graduate '09

In an effort to relieve some of the hardship many Hillsdale families are experiencing during the nation’s current economic crisis, the College will not increase tuition for the 2009-2010 academic year.
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Alumni Board
Welcomes Class of ’09

Alumni Executive BoardEd Swanson, ’60, Vice President of the Alumni Executive Board, addressed Hillsdale’s graduating class at their Senior Dinner a few days prior to Commencement. He encouraged the Class of ‘09 to come back to The Dale often and to support our Alma Mater in every way possible. Members of the class each received a copy of the small book, Life After College, Explained: The Definitive Reference Guide as a gift from the Alumni Association.

Class of ’59
Reconnects – Recommences

Hillsdale College Class of 1959

A large (in number) and jovial group of 1959 graduates returned to Hillsdale for their 50th Reunion during Commencement Weekend. Classmates, most of whom spent two nights in the McIntyre Residence Hall, enjoyed catching up with one another, touring the campus, poring over class memorabilia, and generally remembering their Good Ol’ Days at The Dale. Professor Tom Conner and Alumni Director Grigor Hasted, ’74 entertained the Class at their Friday evening banquet with a review of world and national events and campus goings-on while they were students. And on Saturday, the Class donned caps and gowns and marched with this year’s graduates at Commencement. The Class of ’59 also made a significant gift to the Legacy Scholarship Endowment.
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President Larry ArnnPresident Larry Arnn Interviewed on C-Span

Hillsdale president, Larry Arnn, was the guest on C-Span's new hour-long interview series, "Q&A" on Sunday, June 16. Watch the entire interview, moderated by C-Span founder and CEO, Brian Lamb.
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Marine Graduate, '09WSJ Editorialist Salutes
Hillsdale College

In a recent Wall Street Journal editorial entitled, "How Hillsdale Beats Harvard," William McGurn called on mighty Harvard to take a lesson from Hillsdale.
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Wear in the World
is Hillsdale College?

Hillsdale College SweatshirtNo, that’s not a typo! It’s a call for photographs of alumni wearing or displaying Hillsdale College sweatshirts, t-shirts, banners, and other logo’d sportswear in exciting or unusual places, at special events, with celebrities, etc. Each month, we will select a photo for inclusion in e-lumni and everyone who submits a photo will get a prize that’s at least as nice as the ones in Cracker Jack boxes! Mail or e-mail submissions to Grigor or Joyce in the Alumni Office at alumni@hillsdale.edu.
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Sports

Linebacker signs
with the Steelers

Tom KorteGridiron standout Tom Korte has been signed as a priority free agent with the reigning Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers.
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Simply the best!

Katie CezatThe Detroit Athletic Club named Katie Cezat "Michigan College Female Athlete of the Year." Among female athletes from all colleges and universities in the State, and across all sports and all divisions, Katie was “simply the best!”
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Track & Field Nationals/Honors

The history of Hillsdale College track and field is filled with All-Americans and athletes who have competed at the highest levels of the sport. 2009 may be the best year ever.
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Online Directory

“Registration 101”
Joyce’s User Tip of the Month

The College’s Online Alumni Directory was re-launched in May, and the Alumni Office has been very pleased with the heightened activity we have witnessed on the site. The directory is a valuable networking resource and communications tool, and it will become even more useful as alums learn to take advantage of its powerful features.

This month (and for several months to come), we would like to offer useful tips to help alumni get the most out of this resource. While the Alumni Office has already pre-populated the directory with contact information for most alumni, we encourage you to visit the site to complete and update your personal information.
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Alumni Spotlight

Catching up with...
Ronda Deer, ’60
a.k.a. "The Brick Chick"

Ronda Deer '60 Joyce Curby, Special Event Coordinator for Alumni Affairs, recently spoke with Ronda Doane Deer, Class of 1960, who has maintained a long and particularly close relationship with the College.
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