Alumni Spotlight Introduction
There is no better measure for a successful educational institution than its outcomes—the alumni, who are the greatest ambassadors we could have. Lake Erie College has been graduating students over the past three centuries, and here you can read some of their stories—whether they are of former students who were on the LEC campus in the 1950s, or of the young alumni who are out there spreading the word about their alma mater in the various spheres of professional and social life they have entered.
Natalie Anderson, Class of 2009
"My time at LEC helped prepare me for this
position by teaching me the importance of
professionalism, as well as helping me gain the
knowledge that leads to confidence as an
Joan Colwell, Class of 1957
"In the 1950s women could be nurses, teachers,
or secretaries—only until they married. [President
Weaver] believed that women should be educated
in a way that would prepare them for the multiple
roles they would face as adults."
Deborah Royce,Class of 1980
"LEC gave me the foundation in the liberal and
fine arts that feeds my interest in what I am
Mitchell Brown,Class of 2012
"LEC particularly the psychology department,
introduced me to the world of research and how to
conduct effective, viable experiments. They
improved my ability to identify a problem and try
to explain it with the scientific method."
Darcy Murphy,Class of 2009
"LEC lets you explore your subject and yourself,
so get involved, ask questions and have an
experience of which you can be proud."
Elizabeth Grannis,Class of 1862
Liza Barnett uncovered the incredible story of a
woman well ahead of her time, "an editor, social
reformer, humanitarian, and pioneer woman
suffragist,” as she later describes Elizabeth in her
award-winning work "Piety and Power:
The Life and Work of Elizabeth B. Grannis.”