Visionary leadership has earned Adrian College the nickname "the little college that could."Since 2005, Adrian College has undertaken two campaigns, Renaissance I & II, which together created comprehensive improvements to ensure flourishing academic, athletic, and student life environments. In less than 20 years the College has completed the renovation of eight of its nine academic buildings, including the $13 million renovation and expansion of Peelle and Jones Halls, home to our science and business programs. Renovation and expansion of Mahan Hall, our fine arts building, is currently in the design stage. Opening this spring 2017 is the new medical clinic, a campus-community collaboration that will provide health care to Adrian College students and community members, while also serving as a clinical training site for our degree program in athletic training. Athletic improvements include a new, multi-sport performance stadium and Arrington Arena, an ice skating facility that is home to the College's six hockey teams, synchronized skating and figure skating teams. Lake-front property has just been acquired for our newest sport, crew, which launches in 2017-18 and brings the College'scompetitive sports to 41.Adrian College was founded in 1859 by Asa Mahan, a pastor & scholar active in the antislavery and women's rights movements. Mahan never separated the head, heart, and hands, and neither do we. In 2007, the College established the Ribbons of Excellence, standards to which the College aspires for students and the institution. The first of the Ribbons is "Caring for humanity and the world: making socially responsible decisions; providing service to local and global communities; interacting positively with persons of diverse cultures and backgrounds." The College lives out this value through its commitment to service learning across the curriculum; study abroad opportunities through our Institute for Study Abroad; a vibrant Campus Ministry that spawned the student-led, anti-human trafficking organization Not For Sale; and the roughly 20,000 hours of community service students perform each year. Ribbons of Excellence Day, an annual event, celebrates mentored undergraduate research with students presenting or performing the culmination of their projects, which are completed outside of their regular classwork. AdrianCollege also offers 4+1 master's degrees in accountancy, athletic training, education, industrial chemistry, criminal justice and sport management and leadership.In 2014, Adrian College rolled out Adrian Plus, a loan repayment assistance program available to all incoming students. This initiative offers loan repayment assistance based on a student's income following graduation, and continues until the individual's income rises to a level of financial sufficiency, or until loans are paid off.