July 2011 Vol. 2 Issue 1
President Sireno appointed the new Board of Directors for the Darton Alumni Association in June. The board held its first meeting July 7 and discussed plans to revitalize the Alumni Association during the current fiscal year. Led by President Wes Sadler, the directors expressed a great deal of excitement about the new benefits package available to alumni who join the Alumni Association and Friends of the College, who receive the in-demand Discount Card with a donation of $35 or more. In addition, events being planned for the year will offer alumni opportunities to view the college in a new light and become more active on campus.
Darton College has an official new Facebook page and YouTube channel that allows students, faculty, staff, and community members to experience Darton in an entirely
The Darton College Foundation is selling chances to win a diamond ring.
The Foundation is selling chances at $50 per ticket for a three-stone 1.67 carat diamond ring valued at $2,600. Only 100 chances will be sold. The drawing will be held August 9 at 4 p.m., with proceeds going toward student scholarships.
Darton College's Office of Student Activities is hosting "I Am Number Four" on the Intramural field at 9:00 p.m., July 23. The movie is free and open to the public.
The newly elected board of directors of the Darton Alumni Association will assist students moving into student housing on campus August 11-13 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day. As the first event of the year for the Alumni Association, the board hopes to establish an annual tradition with "Move-In Day" as well as fulfill a commitment to give back to the college and its students.
The Darton Alumni Association is showing great success in its membership drive. Part of the benefits currently being offered to Alumni Association members when they join is a Discount Card featuring discounts from twenty local merchants. No larger than a credit card, it entitles you to one discount per visit - no matter how many times you visit - until June 2012! Due to the interest in the community from non-alumni who still wish to support the college, the Alumni Association Board of Directors voted July 7 to open the Discount Card to non-alumni. Now, anyone who wishes to support the college with a $35 donation can do so and acquire the card. Supplies are limited to 500, so act fast!
Gayla Catrett, an artist specializing in clay sculpture was the featured artist for the Laguna Clay Company in July.
You can now register for the Darton College Alumni Association! Annual fees are $35 and allow you to take advantage of a vast array of benefits designed to save you money and make your life easier. No matter what stage of life you find yourself in, we have something for you! For a full list of benefits, please visit http://www.darton.edu/alumni/membership-gold.php.
Chris Fleeger, a former Purdue wrestler from 2001 to 2006, was named Darton's new wrestling coach July 1. He replaces Josh Watts, who resigned his position at Darton return to his home state of Iowa and a coaching position at Iowa Western Community College.
In this issue
Calendar of Events
July 11-14, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
July 23, 9:00 p.m., Intramural Field. Open to the public.
Fees due by 5:00 p.m., July 28
Students move in to dorms from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.