This blog post is part of a series on our storage facility partners and tenants—showcasing the positive impact they make on the Northeast Ohio community.
Below, we share one business’ story. What’s yours? If you’re a local, Northeast Ohio business, and a Security Self Storage partner or tenant, contact us to schedule an interview. We’d love to tell your story too.
A University Rich in Established History
Lake Erie College was founded 157 years ago, as an exclusive, women’s only institute of higher learning, to help students achieve professional and personal success.
Today’s student body of approximately 1,200 is evenly divided between genders, and provides the same prospect of a well-rounded educational experience through pairing a liberal arts degree with practical real-life opportunities.
At Lake Erie College, students are taught to take an active role in their studies, travel abroad, complete internships, and develop leadership potential through participation in a variety of student organizations or one of 23 NCAA Division II varsity sports teams.
With oversight and guidance from president Michael T. Victor, Lake Erie College continually looks for areas to increase contributions, buildings and options to help its students excel.
Progressive Programming and Diverse Degrees Fill Niche Needs
Lake Erie College students have options—often before many other colleges and universities across the nation. Lake Erie College was one of the first to offer aviation training for women in the 1930s and 40s, as well as one of the first to require students spend a semester abroad (in the 1950s) before entering the workforce.
With 31 total undergraduate majors in everything from integrated media to sports management and finance, there is truly something to help every student follow a path to their dream career. The following are just a few examples of majors built with Northeast Ohio students in mind:
- Equestrian studies (equine trainer/teacher, equine facilities management, equine entrepreneurship professional training and access to Lake Erie College’s equestrian center)
- Physician’s Assistant studies at the Master’s level (coming Spring 2014)
Care for the Community
At Lake Erie College, you’re family. It’s just an understood element of community culture that runs throughout the campus. Everyone comes together under one common goal: help all students succeed in their studies and professional development.
Lake Erie College cares, and looks to spread that message outside of the campus and into the local community.
There are numerous opportunities for local residents to attend campus activities to support students, open dining hall services for meals at a nominal cost, and a variety of community sponsored activities and volunteer opportunities, including the following:
- The annual Downtown Painesville Holiday Open House
- Parade the Circle in Cleveland
- Project Hope for the Homeless (volunteers here span Lake Erie College’s community, including students, facility and staff members)
Self-Storage Solutions for Students
Lake Erie College students often need a home for their items while moving in or leaving to travel home. Self-storage solutions provide a place to safely store so students can enjoy their time away without concern that their belongings will be lost or stolen.
Do you have a tie to Lake Erie College’s 157-year history? What did you think of their story? Let us know in the comment section below.