Lake Erie College to graduate 150th class May 10
(May 6, 2009) – Lake Erie College will graduate its 150th class on May 10 at 11 a.m. in the Auxiliary Gym of the Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic & Wellness Center.
This year, 167 students will receive degrees. The graduates will be addressed by Lake Erie College alumna Carol Lewis Morris ’67.
Morris currently dedicates her time to 57th & Irving, a family-owned film production company. Through 57th & Irving, she has served as an executive producer of “The Cake Eaters,” a recently-released independent film, starring Kristin Stewart of “Twilight.”
Morris was also an investor in several other independent films including “August,” starring Josh Hartnett and “American Teen,” a documentary filmed in Warsaw, Ind., featuring real students in their senior year of high school. Two other films are currently in process.
In addition to her work with films, Morris has been involved in various philanthropic projects, especially in the areas of the arts and in higher education. These include Copland House (the home of American composer Aaron Copland in Cortlandt, N.Y.), the University at Buffalo, Elmira College, Emerson College and Lake Erie College, where she has made numerous charitable contributions including a generous gift that allowed for the proper restoration of the Morley Music Building Skinner Organ.
Tickets are required for admittance into the commencement ceremony. A free, informal reception will immediately follow commencement in the Arthur S. Holden Center where graduates and their guests are invited to interact with fellow graduates, faculty and staff. For more information regarding the ceremony, visit http://www.lec.edu/commencement/.