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2000s

Mar 26, 2000 Caldecott Award-winning children's author Jacqueline Briggs Martin held a reception at LEC.

Sep 14, 2000 Twenty-six students who were staying in the Painesville Plaza Hotel while renovations were finished on their residence hall were able to move back to campus.

Oct 7, 2000 Harold Fink Memorial Music Library was dedicated during Alumni Weekend.

Nov 26, 2000 An early morning barn fire caused $20,000 in damages at the Equestrian Center.

Dec 4, 2000 Avery Hall was torn down to make room for new residence hall.

Dec 8, 2000 Men's basketball coach Jim Dolan coached his first game as head coach of the Storm.

Dec 12, 2000 A & B Barn is torn down after a fire on Thanksgiving weekend.

Jan 3, 2001 Mentor House (now known as the Steele Mansion) burned.

Sep 11, 200 The peace pole was dedicated on campus in remembrance of September 11.

Oct 23, 2002 Tibetan Monks visited LEC for an educational performance.

Jan, 2003 The Commuter Center opened for use.

Apr 24, 2003 The groundbreaking for the new athletic center was announced.

May 3, 2003 Dickinson Hall was dedicated.

May 10, 2003 The city of  Painesville celebrated its 200th birthday on the grounds of Lake Erie College.

Sep, 2003 Delta Kappa Psi sorority was founded at LEC.

Aug 20, 2004 LEC opened "Endure" exhibit that replaced the "48 Hours of Making Art."

Sep, 06 2004 The honors program was started.

Oct 12, 2004 Women's volleyball played the first varsity event in the new Athletic & Wellness Center.

Oct 16, 2004 The Indian Museum celebrated its 24th year.

Nov 3, 2004 Men's soccer progressed in the AMCC tournament.

Feb 25, 2005 Men's basketball team went to the semi-final tournament.

Apr 2, 2005 Mrs. Ohio, Carrie Layne, visited Lake Erie College to talk about eating disorders.

Apr 23, 2005 Lake Erie College Equestrian Center hosted the IDA finals.

May 8, 2005 President Hal Laydon presided over his final Lake Erie College commencement before retiring.

May 9, 2005 Sue Drietzler took over as interim president.

Oct 7, 2005 The Lake Erie College George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center becomes an approved British Horse Society Establishment .

July 1, 2006 Michael T. Victor begins his tenure as the 11th president of Lake Erie College.

Jul 24, 2006 Board of Directors approves exploration of football team for 2007-2008 school year 

Jul 5, 2006 Lake Erie introduces four new majors and two areas of concentration: sport management, marketing, management, history and a new pre-professional program (medical, veterinary, dental, pharmaceutical); concentrations: forensic psychology and therapeutic horsemanship

Aug. 5, 2006 A Green and White Ball is held in the Athletic & Wellness Center in celebration of the College's sesquicentennial.

Sept. 5, 2006 New Student Convocation is held in Morley Music Building to welcome the Lake Erie College Class of 2010. Students are presented medallions depicting the College Seal.

Sep 6, 2006 Lake Erie College was named to the Princeton Review's list of "Best Midwestern Colleges" for the year 2007

Nov 20, 2006 Lake Erie College received $1.297 million grant from The Burton D. Morgan Foundation of Hudson and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Mo., to establish a Center for Entrepreneurialism on campus. 

Feb 9, 2006 Lake Erie College announces Michael T. Victor as its 11th president of the College

Feb 3, 2007 The new Lake Erie fight song, "Here Comes the Storm," is unveiled at halftime of the men's basketball game. The winners were Lowell and Susan Burch Tulsa, Okla. 

Apr 16, 2007 Lake Erie College continues its expansion of campus athletic teams with the addition of women's golf and men's and women's track and field for the 2007-08 academic year. 

Apr 30, 2007 With the restoration of the Carol Lewis Morris '67 Skinner Organ complete, Lake Erie College names Mark Bell, Ph.D., the official college organist 

May 6, 2007 The Board of Directors renames the Manor House, located on the grounds of the George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center as "Victor House" in honor of President Victor's accomplishments during his first year in office. 

May 24, 2007 Margaret Clark Morgan, Jack Slattery and Jack Turben are honored at the first Distinguished Citizen of the Western Reserve Awards Dinner. The College hosts the event, which is held at the Kirtland Country Club.

Aug. 21, 2007 Jack Slattery Field is dedicated.

Sept. 1, 2007 The Storm club football team holds its first game against the Central Canadian All Stars at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium.

Sept. 5, 2007 President Victor presents a State of the College address in Morley Music Building.

Sept. 21, 2007 Michael T. Victor is inaugurated as the 11th president of Lake Erie College.

Oct. 5, 2007 The College announces receipt of a $4 million gift from an anonymous donor for the renovation of the Austin Hall of Science.

Nov. 7, 2007 Founders Day is celebrated in Morley Music Building. Peter Carfagna, owner of the Lake County Captains, gives the keynote address.

Jan. 11, 2008 The College reacquires the buildings and property of the Phillips-Osborne School.

Jan. 12, 2008 The Sharon Dennis Fitness Track in the Athletic & Wellness Center is dedicated.

March 27, 2008 Craige Victor reinstates another College tradition as she hosts the Senior Ladies' Tea at the Victor Manor House.

Apr. 2, 2008 The College holds a press conference announcing that it is now totally wireless.

Apr. 24, 2008 The Osborne Family Athletic & Wellness Center is dedicated.

Apr. 29, 2008 Chris Wallace, journalist and host of Fox News Sunday, delivers a lecture, ''A View from Washington," in Morley Music Building.

Sept. 24, 2008 A clam bake is held at the Victor Manor House to kick off the start of the new Lake Erie College Booster Club (later renamed the Storm Club).

Oct. 3, 2008 Michael Beschloss, author and NBC presidential historian, presents an address, ''Presidential Courage," in Morley Music Building.

Nov. 5, 2008 Founders Day is celebrated, with Kelly Victory, president of Victory Health, delivering the keynote address.

Apr. 19, 2009 The Equestrian Learning Center at the George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center is dedicated during the annual Prix de Villes Jumper Weekend.

Oct. 2, 2009 Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC anchor and co-host of ''Morning Joe," presents an address, ''Breaking News," in Morley Music Building.

Nov. 2, 2009 Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, presents ''Mediterranean Nights," a program of sultry songs and passionate dances from Italy and Spain, in Morley Music Building.

Nov. 4, 2009 The annual Founders Day celebration features a program by savant Kim Peek, the original ''Rain Man," accompanied by his father, Fran Peek.