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Lyon College starts new tradition at matriculation

Lyon College welcomed over 240 freshmen and transfer students at the matriculation ceremony yesterday. Students participated in the new tradition of “Passing the Flame,” which symbolizes Lyon’s foundation of providing service to others while focusing on personal integrity. ShaNae Snow, a member of the graduating class of 2019, passed on the flame from the annual Senior Torch Lighting ceremony, lighting the way for the new class’s journey within the Lyon community. &l... Read More
at Tuesday, August 20, 2019

National higher education leader: ‘we need more schools like Lyon’

A nationally acclaimed higher education advocate recently applauded Lyon College for its high graduation placement rates among low-income and first-generation students. “Lyon shows that institutions that tackle the job of serving low-income and first-generation students can graduate substantial numbers of students and place them in jobs and graduate school,” said Terry W. Hartle, Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs of the American Council on Educatio... Read More
at Friday, August 9, 2019

All Lyon on the Western Front

Lyon students celebrated the centennial of the Treaty of Versailles on their Nichols Trip to France and Germany, studying the causes and consequences of World War I. The Nichols International Studies Program provides financial assistance to students so they can take two-week long Nichols Trips led by Lyon faculty, studying abroad while earning college credit. Led by Associate Professor of English Dr. Wesley Beal and Assistant Professor of Romance Languages Dr. James Martell, the trip was de... Read More
at Wednesday, July 31, 2019

First-year advisers tackle transition to college life

Lyon’s new first-year advisers will help freshmen feel at home both on campus and in the classroom. The First-Year Studies program sent First-Year Advisers Amanda Mathews and Kristi Price to the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Summer Institute on Academic Advising from Monday, July 21, through Friday, July 26. The advisers received intensive training in first-year student development, retention, assessment, evaluation, and leadership. “We’ll be doing much m... Read More
at Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Lyon student makes case for law school at summer program

Sophomore Debjanee Protyasha Nandy had her day in court at the Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program this June. Funded by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), the PLUS Program is a four-week, residential program at the University of Akron that provides an intense focus on the skills required to succeed in law school, the law school admission process, and a legal career. There is no cost to attend, and participants receive a $1,000 stipend, two free Law School Admission Tests (LSAT... Read More
at Monday, July 29, 2019