June 12, 2014

Dear Friend,

A beautiful day dawned with expectation of good things to come on May 11, as the members of the Class of 2014 readied for the 162nd Commencement ceremony at Hillsdale College.  Seating for 4,000 well-wishers was set up by Hillsdale’s hardworking maintenance team on the College’s East Lawn, along with the dais, backdrop, flags, and other essential parts that set the stage for the march set to the tune of “Pomp and Circumstance.”  I think you will agree if you have had the good fortune to attend a Hillsdale graduation that the East Lawn is one of the most heavenly graduation settings one could hope for on such a benchmark day.  Bestselling author Eric Metaxas delivered the Commencement address, which focused on America’s Founding Fathers and their legacy of liberty.

The Class of 2014 is one of the largest classes to graduate in quite a few years, and the class size of 371 graduates is part of the success story of Hillsdale’s Student Affairs Office in combination with the Provost’s Office to retain those top students that Admissions recruits throughout the year.  It was bittersweet to say good-bye to these graduates, and I hope that our paths will cross again someday down the road.  We wish them every success in their future that is as bright as a new penny, based on a college education that is worth more than gold.

As a friend of Hillsdale College, it is important to know that you are a part of these young graduates’ success, since we couldn’t offer them an excellent education, a wide array of scholarships, or top-notch classroom and sports facilities without your partnership.  We share in common hope for the future as the latest crop of Hillsdale graduates move on to a world in need of their knowledge.

Graduating at the Top of Their Class

Recently I watched a movie entitled Hondo, filmed in 1953, and starring John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond, and James Arness.  Toward the end of the film, a young lieutenant named McKay—on his first mission after graduating from West Point Academy—shows up on the scene to evacuate settlers from their homesteads in order to escape raids by Apache war parties.  The grizzled veterans played by Wayne and Bond warn the lieutenant that he is leading his troop into a massacre.  The justification that Lieutenant McKay gives to validate his decision is based upon a classical education, and the exchange is shared here from the book Hondo written by Louis L’Amour:

“Indians got a story,” Hondo said, “about a hunter who chased a puma until he caught him. Then it was the other way around.” McKay smiled. “That story goes back further than the Indians know. It is originally attributed to the first Roman army to enter Tartary. The soldier caught a Tartar and yelled out. His officer called back to come in and bring his prisoner, and the soldier replied, ‘The Tartar won’t let me.’” McKay chuckled at his story, but neither Hondo nor Buffalo was amused. “It’s one of the favorite stories of Colonel Mays, who teaches cavalry tactics at the Point. The story is worldwide.”

This exchange reminded me of the young graduates who recently received their Hillsdale diploma.  Armed with the knowledge and courage of conviction gained through their education at Hillsdale, our graduates are sallying forth into a future where the only certainty is an ongoing attack upon our Constitutional liberties.  As a side note, Lieutenant McKay returns from his mission badly wounded, but surviving and still living his convictions.

As we look around us at the social and academic mayhem, it is heartening to know that there are individuals who harken back to what made America great and who will carry the torch of liberty into the future.  The top five students of the Class of 2014 and their exemplary accomplishments are such individuals.  Please take a moment to review the following background of the top five graduates as they forge ahead to make a difference in their chosen vocation.

Margaret Freeland, Valedictorian, graduated with a double major in German and accounting.  After graduation, she will be working as a tax staff accountant at Moss Adams LLP in Seattle, Washington, where she plans to pursue a career as a certified public accountant.  While at Hillsdale, she was active in her church as a leader in Equip Ministries.  She also belonged to the Delta Phi Alpha German honorary and the accounting honorary society.  Margaret was the recipient of the DeFalco Family Scholarship, the John T. Vanderweele Scholarship, the Robideau Endowed Scholarship for Accounting, and the Ana Closson Green Women Commissioners Scholarship.  To help cover the remainder of her educational expenses, she worked as a tutor for the accounting and German departments and a resident assistant in her dormitory.  Margaret is from Kent, Washington.

Emily Gooding, Salutatorian, graduated with dual majors in German and Latin.  After receiving both the Fulbright and DAAD (German Academic Exchange) awards, she has accepted the DAAD award to pursue a master’s degree in Germany in comparative literature.  She hopes to continue with a Ph.D. in Germanistik (German literature, language and culture) and then teach literature at the college level.  On campus, she belonged to several honorary societies including the Eta Sigma Phi classical studies honorary and the Lambda Iota Tau literature honorary.  She also worked as a German tutor, assisted with a Latin program at a nearby school, and served as a writing intern for External Affairs.  Emily was the recipient of the Virginia H. Yates Scholarship, the Stonisch Foundation Leadership Scholarship, and the Tinsley Grant.  Emily grew up on the Gooding family’s Grand View Farm in Washington, Vermont.

Sydney Bruno graduated with a chemistry major and biology minor.  She will be attending the University of Michigan next year to pursue a career in pharmacy.  At Hillsdale, she held offices in the American Chemical Society; the philanthropic Aliaga Foundation, the International Club, Enactus, and the Business Club.  She has received awards for analytical, organic, and inorganic chemistry along with awards for junior research and outstanding chemistry senior.  Sydney was the recipient of the Theda Boag Memorial Scholarship; the Frank, Caroline, Eloise, and Marilyn Cunard Endowed Scholarship; the Benjamin W. Holmes Scholarship; and the Women Commissioners II Memorial Scholarship.  To help pay for her education, Sydney worked as a chemistry teaching assistant and tutor.  She also worked as an analytical intern at Magni Industries one summer, working for a Hillsdale alumnus.  Sydney is from Clarkston, Michigan.

Domenic “Dom” DiGiovanni graduated with a major in physics and minors in mathematics, economics, and English.  While at Hillsdale, he participated in the Honors Program, and belonged to the Catholic Society and several honorary societies including the Sigma Zeta science and mathematics honorary, the Delta Pi Nu American studies honorary, the Omicron Delta Epsilon economics honorary, and the Kappa Mu Epsilon mathematics honorary.  Dom also led several discussion groups on topics ranging from economics and morality to the philosophy behind quantum mechanics.  He was named Intercollegiate Studies Institute Honors Fellow for the 2012-2013 academic year.  Domenic was the recipient of the Robert and Mary Hughes Memorial Scholarship and the Malcolm Roundtree Scholarship.  To assist with the cost of his Hillsdale education, Dom worked at the campus writing center and served as a tutor. Dom is from Franklin, Tennessee.

Aaron Sandford graduated with a major in art and plans to pursue a career as a graphic designer.  While attending college he belonged to the A.A. Milne Society, the Mu Alpha music fraternity, the Hillsdale Camerata, and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.  He also performed with the chamber choir and participated in opera workshops.  Aaron was the editor-in-chief of Hillsdale’s yearbook and the designer for the student literary magazine.  His sculpture “Ascending Joy,” sculpted in collaboration with junior Hannah Ahern, won the Best in Show award in the all-student juried art exhibition.  Aaron was the recipient of the Shirley J. Neitzel Memorial Organ Scholarship, the Leonard Schoenherr Scholarship, the John and Mary Shoup Scholarship, the Stewart Humanities Scholarship, the Patric Fourshé Memorial Scholarship, the Sylvia Marciniak Memorial Art Scholarship, and the Dorothy Stone Richards Music Scholarship.  To help cover his expenses, he worked as an assistant designer for External Affairs and an accompanist for the music department.  Aaron is from Bedford, New Hampshire.

The Summer Plans of Ambitious Hillsdale Students

Remember the lazy, hazy days of summer?  It seems as if those times are a thing of the past for today’s youth, who live in an increasingly competitive world.  Many Hillsdale students take on internships to gain experience and brighten their prospects in the job market.  To help students expand their horizons, the Student Internship Assistance Program was created to award students between $500 and $1,000 during their summer internships.  In addition, the Kirby Center assists Hillsdale students with summer internships by linking promising students with policy institutes, conservative publications, politicians, and journalists in Washington, D.C.  Two Hillsdale students will be interning this summer with the FBI Honors Program, which is a paid internship requiring an extensive background check.  As I understand it, the FBI has visited the Kirby Center twice recently to make sure that the young men chosen for this internship program pass muster.  The following list is a glimpse of Hillsdale students’ internships as they gain the experience essential to success:

  • Kristin Asp, ’15, will intern with Congressman Erik Paulsen in Washington, D.C.
  • Spencer Bell, ’15, will intern at the Leadership Institute in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Genna Hilgenbrink, ’15, will intern at the FOX News Channel in New York, New York.
  • Michelle Janowiecki, ’15, will intern at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
  • Taylor Lee, ’17, will intern at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin, Texas.
  • Frank Manning, ’17, will intern at Forbes MacMillan Publishing, in New York, New York.
  • Matt Melchior,’15, will intern at the Boy Scouts of American Ranch in Cimerron, New Mexico.
  • Arielle Mueller, ’15, will intern with the Republican Study Committee in Washington, D.C.
  • Philip Wegmann, ’15, will intern with The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.
  • Samuel Ryskamp, ’15 and Conner Dwinell, ’16, will intern with the FBI Honors Program.
  • Micah Meadowcroft, ’16, will intern with the American Spectator.
  • Samantha Scorzo, ’15, will intern with the Washington Times.

Should you know of a potential summer internship, please contact Courtney Noonan in the Career Services Office at (517) 607-2457 or e-mail cnoonan@hillsdale.edu.

High School Students Enjoy Sumer Programs as a Precursor to College

Just as college students network and gain experience during the summertime, so do ambitious high school students who often plan their summer months in advance.  As with everything else it seems, Hillsdale College can help them with their plans, and the High School Study Abroad program is an excellent way to spend time wisely.

There are three High School Study Abroad programs offered by Hillsdale College.  Specifically, the “Land and Literature of England,” scheduled for June 16-29; “Western Civilization:  Visions from Italy,” taking place June 27-July 9; and “Winston Churchill and World War II,” happening July 7-19.  Primarily high school juniors and seniors between the ages of 16 and 18 participate in these courses; however, some rising freshmen and sophomores have also participated in the past.  Currently registered for this summer’s study abroad courses are 49 students for the Churchill course, 25 for the literature course, and 31 for the Western civilization course for a total of 105 students representing 24 states.  Each of these courses earn participants three academic credits, so applicants must be accepted for admission to Hillsdale College prior to participating in the courses.  High school students studying abroad begin each two-week program with a short stay at Hillsdale College where orientation and course instruction are provided to prepare them for what lies ahead.  Each of these excursions is accompanied by two to three Hillsdale College faculty who are experts in their respective fields of English, classics, and history.  If you know of a high school student who may be interested in participating, perhaps in 2015, please direct them to contact the Admissions Department at (517) 607-2325 or e-mail summerprograms@hillsdale.edu.  They may also visit www.hillsdale.edu for further information.

Another exciting summer program—this one in its second year—is the Roots and History of American Liberty, which will take place July 23-August 3, for junior and senior high school students.  Beginning with an orientation and lectures on American heritage and the roots of American liberty, the course continues with a tour of Gettysburg battlefield, museum, and cyclorama, followed by historic site tour of Philadelphia, including Independence Hall, Liberty Bell Center, Declaration House, and Christ Church.  From Philadelphia the trip continues to Washington, D.C., for Kirby Center course lectures combined with five days of tours, which include the U.S. Capitol, House and Senate Galleries, the National Archives, and Mount Vernon.  A total of 49 students from 11 states are registered for this summer program.  Please direct interested students to the contact information listed above to learn more about this dynamic program so that they may plan ahead for next year.

Back on campus, the Liberty and Learning Youth Conference offers students between the ages of 15-18 an opportunity to hone their shooting skills and also learn more about the Constitution.  This program will run this week, June 8-11, and 24 students from 13 states will participate.  They also have a chance to win a $4,000 scholarship to attend Hillsdale College by writing the winning essay in the Constitutional Essay Contest.  The program will take place both on campus and at the ever-evolving John Anthony Halter Shooting Sports Education Center, with the students lodging in on-campus dormitories.  Students of all levels of firearms experience are welcome to participate, with students grouped at similar levels of skill for shooting instruction.  The cost of $550 per student includes transfers, meals, lodging, and program activities.  For further information, please contact the Admissions Department at the coordinates listed above.

First Graduating Class from the Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship

A mere two years ago, the Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship welcomed the inaugural class of M.A. and Ph.D. candidates.  This May, 14 graduate students received their degrees during the Hillsdale College Commencement ceremony.  Specifically, seven students received their M.A. in Politics, and the remaining seven will continue with doctoral studies.  The following is an overview of the Masters recipients’ post-graduate plans:

Matthew Bell is originally from Taylorsville, Utah.  Matt came to study at the graduate school fresh from his role as the Constituent Services Director for Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) in Washington, D.C.  He received the Abraham Lincoln Graduate Scholarship while attending the Van Andel Graduate School.  Matt is back at work already as the director of programs for External Affairs and deputy editor of Imprimis.  He resides in Hillsdale with his wife Raquel and their three children.

Joshua Distel is from Tiffin, Ohio.  He graduated from Ashland University in 2011 with a double major in political science and history and a minor in classical civilization.  While studying for his Masters in Politics, Josh served as the administrative assistant for the Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Ronald J. Pestritto.  Josh was the recipient of the Abraham Lincoln Graduate Scholarship while attending the Van Andel Graduate School.  Josh has returned to Ohio where he will be teaching at a classical charter school and is also investigating work with the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission.

Rebecca Harris is from Grass Valley, California, and came to Hillsdale after serving as a full-time campus missionary for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS).  As a graduate student, Rebecca received the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation Scholarship and the Abraham Lincoln Graduate Scholarship.  Post-graduation, Rebecca is returning to California to work at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California, researching water policy issues as the “water wars” wage in the vital agricultural state of California.

Taylor Kempema is from Rock Valley, Iowa, and graduated from Northwestern University with a double major in political science and history.  As a graduate student, Taylor received the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation Scholarship and the Abraham Lincoln Graduate Scholarship.  Taylor has been named the Claremont Review of Books Graduate Fellow for the summer of 2014 and will be pursuing policy work in Washington, D.C., following his fellowship.  He will also continue as an assistant staff writer for Ballotpedia, an online site about American politics and elections, on their State Legislatures Project.

Abigail Nobel is a native of Michigan and came to the Van Andel Graduate School with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Calvin College in Grand Rapids.  Prior to studying at the Van Andel Graduate School, Abigail worked as a clinical RN and taught as adjunct faculty at Grand Valley State University and Davenport University.  She will utilize her M.A. in Politics to promote free market healthcare in Michigan and also plans to write on free market healthcare facilities.

Dantan Wernecke is from Lexington, Ohio, and graduated from Ashland University with a double major in political science and history.  Prior to studying at the Van Andel Graduate School, Dantan worked as a research assistant for Dr. Peter Schramm, executive director of the Ashbrook Center.  As a graduate student, Dantan received the Robert and Glenayr Crossman Scholarship.  Dantan plans to pursue policy work in Washington, D.C., where he will also continue work on the launch of RightProgress.org, a social think tank for young professionals.

Bruce Wykes is a native of Michigan and has traveled the world as a career officer in the United States Air Force.  He holds several degrees and taught history for seven semesters at the USAF Academy.  Bruce received the Agnes Washington Military Scholarship as a graduate student.  He has been named the Ruth and Lovett C. Peters Fellow at the Pioneer Institute in Boston, where he will work on education policy.  Specifically, his research projects are on the subjects of “Military Families and the Common Core” and the preferred curricula chosen by parents when presented with a choice of schools for their children.  His wife Meg and the youngest six of their eight children continue to reside in the Hillsdale area while Bruce is “deployed on Operation Boston” as his youngest son describes his dad’s fellowship.

Looking ahead, 14 new graduate students have been admitted for this fall—nine in the M.A. program and five in the Ph.D. program.  This will bring the total number of graduate students to 33.  The median age of the newly admitted graduate students is 24, and they come to Hillsdale from ten undergraduate institutions.  Two of the students are serving in Active Duty Military in the Army and the Air Force and three are Hillsdale College alumni.  We look forward to meeting these latest graduate students and learning more about them as the academic year unfolds.

Smart Science Students + Tough Research = Brilliant Conclusions

Meanwhile, scientific experiments are taking place in earnest this summer as budding young scientists engage in research work under the auspices of the LAUREATES program (Laboratory for Advanced Undergraduate Research Education Adapted for Talented and Extraordinary Students).  Initiated in the summer of 2000, this program allows some of the College’s most promising biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and psychology majors to engage in high-level research projects free from the distractions of their academic year course work and activities.  The participants receive a stipend upwards of $2,100 to afford them the time to research and collaborate with their supervising professor.  The increased interaction between faculty and talented students during research projects is fundamental in fostering the brilliance of these young scientists.

This past academic year marked the largest pool of qualified student applicants in recent memory with 44 students applying for 20 research posts.  It was difficult for the science faculty to choose from so many top students and as a result, 25 Hillsdale College science students are participating in this year’s LAUREATES program, researching their chosen projects for up to six weeks.  The results of this research are utilized in the students’ senior theses, as well as for professional meetings and journal publications.  Please see the enclosed list for an overview of this summer’s LAUREATES participants and research projects.  To find out about more about this program and its funding needs, please contact John Cervini at (517) 607-2670 or e-mail jcervini@hillsdale.edu.

Soaring to the Heavens—Plans Take Shape for Hillsdale College’s Chapel

Just over a year ago the seed was planted for the College’s chapel.  I am happy to report that at this point, plans are well under way for a chapel to be used for worship, as well as a meeting place for large on-campus events, such as the all-school convocations held each semester.  These plans include a prominent location on the main campus as well as classical architecture that will complement the existing buildings.  The estimated seating for the chapel will accommodate an audience of 1,400 within a 27,000 square-foot space.  Other notable features include balcony and chancel organs, choir seating, wide side aisles, three balconies, a portico and private chapel adjacent to the chancel.  The principal funding for the chapel is in the form of a $12,500,000 challenge grant issued on a $1-for-$1 basis by friends of the College who have a long history of philanthropic good works.  The estimated construction cost of the chapel is $23 million with another $2.5 million estimated to endow the building’s operations and $3 million budgeted for the chancel and balcony organs.  For further information on the chapel project, please contact John Cervini at (517) 607-2670 or e-mail jcervini@hillsdale.edu.

Forging Ahead in 2014-2015

It seems there is never a dull moment here at Hillsdale College as there is always an event taking place somewhere, sometime.  One of the best parts of my work at Hillsdale is to meet with friends such as you to share what is new and rehash “old times” from not so long ago.  Please take a moment to review the enclosed upcoming events listing to decide when you will be available to join us again, and don’t forget to think of your friends and family who may also be invited to a Hillsdale College event.  The more the merrier!

Speaking of which, there are a few cabins remaining on the next Hillsdale College cruise, which will take us from Istanbul to Athens via Jerusalem, July 29-August 8, aboard the all-inclusive Regent Seven Seas Mariner.  Included in the cost of the cruise is the roundtrip airfare from select gateways, unlimited shore excursions, gratuities, ground transfers, room service, port charges, and more.  Distinguished speakers on the high seas will include Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn; historian and author Victor Davis Hanson; economist and author George Gilder; former publisher of the Wall Street Journal and journalist Karen Elliot House; and journalist and FOX News regular Stephen Hayes.  For further information, phone (877) 242-6397 or e-mail info@hillsdalecollegecruise.com.

Just Another Day in the Life…

While finishing up my research for this letter, I happened to look out the window of Moss Hall to see an astonishing site.  Gathered there in the parking lot was a gang of six motorcyclists decked out in full leather and helmet regalia, their Harleys rumbling as they chatted about their next adventure.  Upon further investigation, it turns out this group was made up of mild-mannered Hillsdale College professors and some high level administrative staff who were leaving for an after-hours jaunt into the “wilds” of greater Hillsdale County.

Seeing this group brought to mind that under the calm exteriors of business suits and laboratory coats are Clark Kent-like men and Lois Lane-type women who work here at this outpost of liberty advancing the Hillsdale College mission through their work in classrooms, offices, at College events, and on visits with our supporters.  Our students are in reality counter-culture young warriors—like Lieutenant McKay mentioned earlier in this letter—preparing for battle by arming themselves with the highest and best knowledge by learning what is good, beautiful, and true.  And then there is you.  Having worked and saved, you share the blessings of your life with us, investing your time, energy, and finances with this special school to make the world a better place.  With this in mind, I hope you realize that you too are on an adventure with us at Hillsdale College.  An adventure that challenges us each day to be better today than we were yesterday, and set our goals higher once we reach them.

I wish you the most pleasant of summers after a long winter.  We have earned it! 

Sincerely,

Kathleen Ruddy, '82
Director of Associates & Special Projects

 

 

 

                                       HILLSDALE COLLEGE EVENTS 2014-2015*

 

                                                  ON-CAMPUS EVENTS

Ladies for Liberty Phase I Shoot……………………………………..…………………July 27-31, 2014

Ladies for Liberty Phase II Shoot………………………………………………………August 3-7, 2014

Freshman Convocation………………………………………….………………………….August 24, 2014

Dow Center 50th Anniversary Celebration…………………………………..….September 11, 2014

Fall Shoot (Halter Shooting Sports Education Center)………..…………September 13, 2014

Ladies for Liberty Phase I Seminar and Shoot..…………………………September 21-25, 2014

Homecoming Weekend…………………………………………………………………..October 3-5, 2014

Fall Convocation…………………………………………..…………………………………October 16, 2014

Fall Parents Weekend……..………………………………………………………..…October 17-19, 2014

Spring Parents Weekend…………………………………………….……..February 27-March 1, 2015

Hillsdale College Class of 1965 Reunion…………………...……………………….April 15-17, 2015

Spring Convocation…………………………………………………….……………………….April 16, 2015

 

                         CENTER FOR CONSTRUCTIVE ALTERNATIVES

World War I…………………………………………………………….………………September 7-10, 201

Energy: Issues and Controversies ………………………….…….………..…..November 9-12, 2014

American Journalism, Yesterday and Today……………………….………..January 25-28, 2015

Silent Films……………………………………………………………………………………..March 1-5, 2015

 

                    PULLIAM VISITING PROFESSOR LECTURE SERIES**

David Satter Public Lecture ………………………………………………………..……October 16, 2014

 

                                   NATIONAL LEADERSHIP SEMINARS

The Constitution and Current Politics, Naples, Florida…………...……February 17-18, 2015

Churchill’s True Greatness: Lessons for Today, Broomfield, Colorado...April 20-21, 2015

 

                                               HILLSDALE HOSTELS**

What is Freedom? ………………….................................................................June 15-21, 2014

Islam and the West…………………..….……………………………………......……..…July 13-19, 2014

The Great Conversation in Western Literature ………………….………………..July 13-19, 2014

Free Market Economics …………………..……………………………………..…….…July 20-26, 2014

The American Constitution (Mini Hostel-Rockwell Lake Lodge)….…..August 11-14, 2014

The Civil War and the Constitution (Kirby Center)………………………….October 9-12, 2014

 

                                          HILLSDALE COLLEGE CRUISE

Ancient Wonders: Istanbul to Athens…………………………………..…July 29–August 8, 2014

 

                            HILLSDALE LUNCHEONS AND RECEPTIONS

Hillsdale Reception, Harbor Springs, Michigan…………………………………..August 19, 2014

Hillsdale Reception, Grand Rapids, Michigan……………..…………………..September 3, 2014

Gift and Estate Planning Luncheon, Cincinnati, Ohio…..………………….September 9, 2014

Gift and Estate Planning Luncheon, St. Louis, Missouri..…..…..……….September 11, 2014

Gift and Estate Planning Luncheon, Louisville, Kentucky……………….September 24, 2014

Hillsdale Reception, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania…………………..………September 29, 2014

Hillsdale Reception, San Ramon, California………………………….…..………October 27, 2014

Hillsdale Reception, Monterey, California……………………………………..….October 29, 2014

Hillsdale Reception, Houston, Texas………………………………..……...……November 17, 2014

Hillsdale Reception, Colorado Springs, Colorado…………………..……….November 19, 2014

 

                                          HILLSDALE COLLEGE FORUMS

Free Market Forum, Indianapolis, Indiana…………………………………..October 23-25, 2014

Freedom Forum, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida………………….……………….January 7-8, 2015

Freedom Forum, The Woodlands, Texas…………………………………………..March 9-10, 2015

Freedom Forum, Cary, North Carolina………………………..………………….March 12-13, 2015

 

                                             EXHIBITIONS AND MEETINGS

***NRA Convention, Nashville, Tennessee……………………………………….April 10-12, 2015

 

For information regarding these events, please contact the following:

Center for Constructive Alternatives Seminars (CCA)

Mary Jo Von Ewegen at mvonewegen@hillsdale.edu or (517) 607-2318

Shooting Range Events Information:

Bart Spieth at bspieth@hillsdale.edu or (517) 610-5593

Freedom Forum

Peggy Youngs at freedomforum@hillsdale.edu or (888) 886-1174

Free Market Forum

Anita Folsom at afolsom@hillsdale.edu or (517) 607-2423

Hillsdale Hostel:

Peggy Youngs at hostel@hillsdale.edu or (888) 886-1174

Hillsdale College Receptions/Luncheons (Dr. Arnn Events) and On-campus Visiting Professor Lectures:

Barbie Keiser at bkeiser@hillsdale.edu or (517) 607-2527

Hometown Luncheons

Kay Caulkins at hometownevents@hillsdale.edu or (517) 607-2477

Kirby Center:

kirbycenter@hillsdale.edu or (202) 600-7300

National Leadership Seminars (NLS) and Cruise:

Kim Ellsworth at kellsworth@hillsdale.edu or (517) 607-2538

Gift and Estate Planning Luncheons:

Sharon Moore at smoore@hillsdale.edu or (517) 607-2315

*Dates and locations are subject to change.

** Hostels and Public Lectures take place on the main campus unless otherwise indicated.

***Hillsdale College booth at the NRA convention.