September 2011 Vol. 2 Issue 3
Darton College held the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Darton Bookstore September 9. The long-awaited project will significantly impact students and will offer books and merchandise more in line with traditional four-year colleges. It is being built to meet increasing enrollment numbers, which surpassed 5,800 students this fall.
Darton College President Peter Sireno and Macon State's President Jeffery Allbritten signed an agreement this month that will allow Darton students specializing in computer studies to more easily transfer to Macon State's programs.
Since 1988, Beloit College has released a "Mindset List" featuring traits that characterize the students entering classes that fall. Originally created to assist faculty in relating to students, the list has become the "go to" authority on the rapidly changing worldview of each generation. To see the full list, please click here.
The Darton Alumni Association is continuing to sell Alumni Discount Cards with great success in the Albany community. The Discount Card can be purchased by anyone. You do not need to be a Darton alum to purchase the card. Featuring discounts with twenty local merchants and no larger than a credit card, it entitles you to one discount per visit - no matter how many times you visit - until June 2012! Anyone who wishes to support the Alumni Association and the Darton Foundation with a $35 donation can do so and acquire the card. Supplies are limited, so act fast!
The Darton College Alumni Association is developing a book that will be given to new students each fall semester during Welcome Week. The book will include "Words of Wisdom" written by our alumni and will address some of the issues facing many students in their personal, academic, and professional lives. We hope that it will serve as a source of inspiration for our students and will be a keepsake of their time at Darton. For more information on how you can submit your advice for this book, please contact Michelle Sims, Director of Alumni Development, at 229-317-6729, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Darton College Men's Soccer team experienced a huge win against Georgia Perimeter September 3, 4-2.
The Darton Men's Golf Team begins with a win for its first tournament of the 2011 season under new coaching leadership. Darton alum, Bill Jones III, takes the helm of the team, succeeding Dale Dover as coach of the Cavs.
The Darton College Athletics Department announced recently that Bruce Skiles will take over the cross country program as the fall 2011 season ensues, and that former head coach David Mann will begin duties as director of sports information.
In this issue
Len Dorminey, Darton alum of the class of 1973, was ranked third on Georgia's CEOs of the Year list. Mr. Dorminey is the current CEO of Heritage Bank of the South, a community-based bank with offices throughout Georgia, Ocala and Lake City, Florida. He also serves as a Trustee of the Darton College Foundation.
Calendar of Events
September 29-30, College Closed
October 6, 12:00 p.m. in C-252
October 6, 9:00-12:30 p.m., 3:00-6:00 p.m.
10:00-2:00 p.m., Campus Square
2:00 p.m., Darton Theatre, Free with valid DC ID