Elizabethtown College 2016-2017 Annual Report of Giving

Message from the President of the College, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Community Relations, and Chair of the Be Inspired Campaign

David, Carl, JimWith each autumn leaf that falls to the ground this season, we at Elizabethtown College are inspired with an expression of thanks for those who help our great institution remain strong.

It is in this spirit that we extend our sincerest gratitude to you for your generosity.  Throughout the past academic year, Elizabethtown College has been extremely fortunate to receive impressive levels of support from members and friends of our community.  Examples of those whose volunteerism and financial contributions have lifted the College to new heights are represented all throughout the 2016-2017 Report of Giving website, and we are proud to share them with you.  The list below reflects a sampling of highlights made possible throughout this past year because of the generosity of our extended Elizabethtown family.

The College is poised to continue its impressive trajectory of growth in the year ahead, and we humbly invite your continued partnership in this journey.  We invite you back to campus soon so that you can experience first-hand the transformation that your involvement is bringing into being.

With sincere thanks,

Carl Strikwerda
Carl J. Strikwerda




David Beidleman
David C. Beidleman
Vice President, Institutional Advancement and Community Relations

Jim Shreiner
James E. Shreiner '73
Chair, Be Inspired Campaign

Sampling of Highlights from the 2016-2017 Academic Year

• Funding a new faculty position in support of the Biomedical and Civil Engineering programs.
• Completion of the renovation of Nicarry Hall smart classrooms, study spaces and offices.
• Establishment of 13 new scholarships and awards to support students.
• Dedication of the Trostle Finance Laboratory and funding for the Bloomberg terminal.
• Creation of new Data Analytics and Family Business/Entrepreneurship minors and a joint program in Master’s of Public Health.
• Hosted internationally recognized speakers Jonathan Haidt and Michele Norris for the Ware and Leffler lectures.
• Completion of the College's cross country course.
• Welcomed 25 new members to the S. Dale High Center for Family Business.
• Recognition for achievements of numerous student-athletes, including Landmark Conference top academic honor awards
• Reception of multiple prestigious fellowships and honors, including Freeman, Gilman and Newman Civic Fellowship awards and two Fulbright grants.
• Completion of 95,000 community service learning hours by 1,305 students.
• Successful recruitment of a record-high incoming class of 57 first-generation Momentum students.
• Establishment of the Mosaic House, a student center focused on advocacy and social justice.
• Engagement of 156 Visiting Alumni Fellows in support of student learning and program assistance.


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