Who We Are:
Our office has many responsibilities - best summed up by the word engagement! We actively cultivate new relationships with alumni and other key constituents of the College and we plan and orchestrate all alumni events and programs (homecoming, reunions, special events) and the College events. The director serves as the liaison between the National Alumni Board and the College and serves as the contact person for all alumni, parents and friends from the community concerning the College. The director also represents the College on several community organizations and deploys volunteers throughout the community to advance the College's mission and vision.
Deb is a 1974 graduate of Lake Erie College. She has been involved in the life of the College since she graduated. Deb has served on the Mathews House Committee, was president of the National Alumni Board, served as a member of the Board of Trustees and taught communication classes as an adjunct instructor. Her children, Sara and Adam, are both alumni of Lake Erie. She is the advisor for the Ambassador program and the International Club, and she represents the College in several community organizations.
Deb works directly with the President and Vice President for Institutional Advancement, planning alumni events and trips, alumni weekend and special alumni programs. She is also the primary liaison to the National Alumni Board.
Favorite Spot on Campus
Wherever our students are engaged in the life of the College: Morley Music Building, the Holden Center, the College Green, the Osborne Athletic & Wellness Center/Recreation Park, Royce Hall for the Fine and Performing Arts, the equestrian arena or the Victor Manor House! Wherever I can share in the history and traditions of our College.
Eric Wiedenfeld serves as the graduate assistant for the alumni and community relations office at the College. In this role, Wiedenfeld manages all internal event requests, maintains the social networking sites for alumni of the College, aids in directing the College's student ambassador program and helps in the general operations of the community and alumni relations office.
Originally from Huntley, Illinois, Wiedenfeld has held several other positions with the College. These positions include work as a resident assistant, athletic department student worker, President of the College's Mortar Board chapter and Vice President of the Student Government Association.
Wiedenfeld is a 2014 graduate of Lake Erie College and holds a bachelor of science degree with a major in biology. He is pursuing a master's degree in business administration from Lake Erie College.
Favorite Spot on CampusThe fountain in front of Kilcawley Hall