“We wanted to include all of our campuses in the anniversary celebration, and this Olympic-style relay is a great way to get our faculty, staff, alumni and community partners involved in the fun.”
CENTENNIAL TORCH RELAY
PRESENTED BY THE ALLIANCE CATHOLIC CREDIT UNION
Siena Heights University will kick off its 100th Anniversary celebration with the statewide Centennial Torch Relay Presented by the Alliance Catholic Credit Union event Aug. 19-26. The bicycle relay will begin at SHU’s Lake Michigan College center and work its way across the state, finishing at the Adrian campus Aug. 26. The Alliance Catholic Credit Union is the title sponsor of the relay event.
“Because we have multiple locations throughout Michigan, we believe this is a perfect way to begin our anniversary year,” said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. “We wanted to include all of our campuses in the anniversary celebration, and this Olympic-style relay is a great way to get our faculty, staff, alumni and community partners involved in the fun.”
SHU’s Centennial Committee has been working with local bicycling club enthusiasts to develop the 342-mile route that will go from “coast-to-coast.” Individual riders will carry a custom-designed torch during legs of the relay event.
Each day in conjunction with the relay, SHU will host a special event at one of its community college partner campuses located in Benton Harbor (LMC), Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo Valley Community College), Battle Creek (Kellogg Community College), Jackson (Jackson College), Lansing (Lansing Community College), Southfield, Dearborn (Henry Ford College) and Monroe (Monroe County Community College).
The last leg of the relay will conclude with a special event Aug. 26 at SHU’s main campus in Adrian. The Centennial Torch Relay Presented by the Alliance Catholic Credit Union will officially begin the anniversary year, which will be celebrated during the 2019-20 academic year.
Special thanks to event sponsor Lake Michigan College.
100TH ANNIVERSARY TORCH RELAY EVENTS
MONDAY, AUGUST 19 – MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2019
MONDAY, AUGUST 19
LAKE MICHIGAN COLLEGE
MONDAY, AUGUST 19
KALAMAZOO VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
TUESDAY, AUGUST 20
KELLOGG COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Wednesday, August 21
Lansing Community College
Thursday, August 22
Friday, August 23
Henry Ford College
Saturday, Aug 24
Monday, August 26
Monroe Community College
Torch Lighting Ceremony at the new Centennial Mall
Centennial Torch Relay culminated in a torch lighting ceremony to dedicate the new Centennial Mall at our home campus in Adrian. If you haven’t already visited this beautiful new space, please come see it for yourself!