2010s

March 4, 2010 The College's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is renamed the Parker MBA in honor of Pat Parker, founder of the Parker Hannifin Corporation.

July 1, 2010 Lake Erie College joins the prestigious Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).

July 1, 2010 Swimming and diving (men's and women's) and wrestling are added to the College's athletic program, making a total of 23 sports.

Oct. 1, 2010 Royce Hall for the Fine and Performing Arts is dedicated during Homecoming Alumni Weekend in honor of Deborah and Charles Royce.

Nov. 4, 2010 The annual Founders Day celebration features an address by Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, who became famous for being a walk-on player for the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team.

Dec. 5, 2010 The annual Christmas Vespers program ends with the lighting of a Christmas tree located in the fountain and a formal dinner held in the Dickinson Dining Hall.

Dec. 31, 2010 The College receives a donation of the Pheasant Run Airport in Madison, Ohio, 18 vintage aircraft and a significant endowment to support the property from Gretchen Reed, a retired teacher and aviatrix.

Feb. 14, 2011 The Veteran Education & Transition Support(VETS) program begins.

March 23, 2011 Stuart Varney, host of Varney and Company of Fox News Channel, speaks in Morley Music Building.

May 3, 2011 The "new" Austin Hall of Science is dedicated.

May 15, 2011 Michael T. Victor is presented an honorary Doctor of Laws degree during commencement. Umberto Fedeli, president of The Fedeli Group, is commencement speaker.

June 8, 2011 Michael T. Victor is honored as 2010-2011 Leader of the Year by Leadership Lake County, Inc. at a banquet held at Pine Ridge Country Club.

June 30, 2011 The College completes its capital campaign, raising a total of $31,304,311 since July 1, 2006. The 2010-2011 fiscal year is also the second-best year ever in fundraising.

Aug. 21, 2011 The annual Field Day is held at Pheasant Run Airport.

Sept. 23, 2011 Dana '76 and Sharon '03 Dennis fountain is dedicated.

Nov. 14, 2011 Oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic and other shipwrecks, speaks at Founders Day.

Jan. 29, 2012 President Victor is honored as Citizen of the Year by the Painesville Area Chamber of Commerce.

March 8, 2012 David Martine, former CIA and FBI agent, lectures on campus.

June 2, 2012 First Innovators Ball, celebrating the famous Theatrical Grill, is held at The Union Club in Cleveland as a kickoff to the library renovation campaign.

Oct. 10, 2012 Anna and Ed Dunlap Family Courtyard is dedicated.

Oct. 13, 2012 Garfield Senior College Garden is dedicated as part of Homecoming Alumni Weekend.

Nov. 8, 2012 Stuart Diamond, co-founder of Empowered Media, speaks at Founders Day.

Apr. 10, 2013 John F. Turben receives Earl F. Morris Trustee Award at Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) Evening of Excellence.

Sept. 22, 2013 Inaugural "Riding to the Hounds" class rides in the Blessing Hunt with the Chagrin Valley Hunt.

Nov. 7, 2013 Byron Pitts, Emmy award winning journalist, anchor and chief national correspondent with CBS's "60 Minutes," speaks at Founders Day.

Nov. 11, 2013 Andy Nowacki-Lake Erie College American Legion Post 807 opens as the first American Legion post located on a college campus in Ohio.

Dec. 14, 2013 College holds its first December commencement, awarding degrees to 40 undergraduate and graduate students; Tom Lix, founder and CEO of Cleveland Whiskey, is commencement speaker.

Apr. 9, 2014 Dr. Johnathan Tedesco, assistant professor of chemistry, is first speaker in the newly inaugurated "Last Lecture" series on campus.

Apr. 23, 2014 Men's and women's tennis are dropped as intercollegiate sports.

May 11, 2014 Congressman David P. Joyce is commencement speaker. 

May 14, 2014 Inaugural class of Master of Physician Assistant Studies is sworn in by taking the Professional Oath of Honor.

Aug. 11, 2014 25th annual Lake Erie College Golf Outing is held, this year at Kirtland Country Club.

Aug. 21, 2014 Kick-off for the 2014 United Way of Lake County campaign is held on campus.  President Victor serves as campaign chair.

Sept. 23, 2014 Lake Erie College and Euclid City Schools announce partnership.

Oct. 2, 2014 Lake Erie College and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) enter into Early Admission Program agreement.

Oct. 16, 2014 Zappitelli Family Wrestling Complex is dedicated. 

Date? LEC and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law partner to offer Ohio’s first 3+3 joint bachelor’s/law degree program.

Nov. 6. 2014 Michael Uslan, originator and executive producer of the Batman movie series, speaks at Founders Day.

Nov. 12, 2014 Andrew Koster of The Heritage Foundation speaks on campus.

Dec. 13, 2015 Dan Moulthrop, CEO of The City Club of Cleveland, speaks at the College’s second December commencement. 

Feb. 28, 2015 National Alumni Board hosts Midwinter Night’s Feast in the Arthur S. Holden Center.

March 12, 2015 Tom Flynn, executive director of the Council for Secular Humanism, speaks on campus. 

March 27, 2015 Men’s and women’s swimming & diving are dropped as intercollegiate sports. 

April 8, 2015 Judy Wicks ’69, leader of the living economies movement and author of Good Morning, Beautiful Business, speaks on campus. 

April 10, 2015 Charles E. Kinney Jr. Family Jump Barn is dedicated at the George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center. 

April 21, 2015 Inaugural Tibbys Award Banquet, honoring the College’s athletes and teams, is held at LaMalfa Party Center in Mentor. 

May 10, 2015 David Hume Kennerly, Pulitzer prize-winning photographer, speaks at commencement. 

July 31, 2015 President Victor resigns to become president of Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa. 

Aug. 1, 2015 Peter M. Gerhart, retired dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, begins serving as interim president.  

Nov. 5, 2015 Jeff Hoffman, founder and CEO of a number of startups and high growth companies, including Priceline.com and ColorJar, speaks at Founders Day. 

Dec. 1, 2015 Lake Erie College and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law partner to offer Ohio’s first joint bachelor’s/law degree program. 

Dec. 4, 2015 Dr. Bryan DePoy (trumpet) and Dr. Mark Bell (organ) perform in a noonday concert in Morley Music Building.

Dec. 6, 2015 The annual Christmas Vespers concert takes place in Morley Music Building. A pre-concert reception at the Steele Mansion precedes the concert.   

Dec. 12, 2015 Steven Minter, retired president and executive director of the Cleveland Foundation, speaks at the College’s third December commencement.