- 1861 Students walked to the Painesville Railroad Station to catch a glimpse and listen to a speech from President Abraham Lincoln.
- 1880 President-elect James A. Garfield and family were dined and entertained on campus.
- 1893 President William McKinley visited campus.
- 1915 Former President Howard Taft visited and spoke to students on campus.
- 1927 A Skinner Organ valued at $51,000 and the largest of its kind in the State of Ohio was installed at Morley Memorial Music Hall.
- 1935 Night Classes begin.
- 1935 Aviation becomes a part of the college curriculum.
- 1936 Amelia Earhart spoke on campus.
- 1937 The Cleveland Rams professional football team uses the campus fields for practices.
- 1940 Three women aviators earn degrees and licensure.
- 1951 The Mathews House is moved onto the campus at a cost of $21,000.
- 1951 A nursing program is added to the college curriculum.
- 1959 The first male graduate, Robert B. Lapp is awarded a degree ( two brothers did attend the college decades earlier).
- 1976 Anthropologist Margaret Mead visited campus.
- 1978 Weekend College is established.
- 1985 The Royal Lipizzaner Stallions come to campus to perform and train.
- 2004 The Indian Museum (Lake County) celebrated 24 years as part of the campus community. In 2014 the museum may be found in downtown Willoughby.
- Since 2010 Expanded athletic programs / facilities, various campus housing opportunities, unique donor gifts as well as off campus partnerships with the City of Painesville infuse the college experiences for future graduates with new possibilities.
Monday, November 3, 2014
Remarkable Lake County -- Lake Erie College Part I
Lake Erie College is one of the oldest higher learning institutions in the Western Reserve. Founded in 1856 as the Lake Erie Female Seminary, College Hall was completed in 1857 and by 1859 over 137 ladies were enrolled in what is today known as Lake Erie College. To date over 10,000 graduates comprise the ongoing history that is found on this Lake County campus. Today we examine some of more interesting facts / happenings from the past decades of the college's timeline.