Over 130 local business and government leaders in attendance for the formal dedication of the college’s latest initiative, the Holden University Center of Lakeland Community College.
The new Holden University Center of Lakeland building is outfitted with classroom technology not commonly seen in Northeast Ohio. Through the establishment of the university center program housed there, Lakeland keeps it promise to the community to bring bachelor’s and graduate degree programs-- from both private and public four-year institutions-- to Lake County.
• Dr. Morris Beverage, president, Lakeland Community College
• Arlene M. Holden, supporter and namesake, Arlene and Arthur Holden University Center of Lakeland Community College
• Jim Petro, chancellor, Ohio Board of Regents
WHEN: Wednesday, October 26, 2011
4:00 p.m. Guests arrive
4:20 p.m. President Morris Beverage welcome
4:25 p.m. Christa Parisi, Lakeland graduate and University Center student
4:30 p.m. Arlene Holden
4:40 p.m. Jim Petro
4:50 p.m. David Kalina, Lakeland Board of Trustee Chair
5:00 p.m. Tours and classroom technology demonstrations
HOLDEN UNIVERSITY CENTER OF LAKELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
4242 State Route 306
Kirtland, OH 44094
Directions From Interstate 90: Exit State Route 306 (Mentor/Kirtland). Turn south onto S.R. 306. The Holden University Center is 1/8 mile up on the right.
Jessica S. Novak
jnovak at lakelandcc dot edu
- Wireless access
- Generous electrical power access
- Copy machines/printers
- Interactive Video Distance Learning (IVDL)
- Whiteboards, huddleboards, document cameras
- Instructor stations with audio/microphone system and computer with Blu-ray http://lakelandcc.edu/uc/faq.asp
- Computer Lab equipped with VMware thin clients allowing for connection to partner universities via virtual desktop; 16 fixed computer stations
- Conference Center equipped with full hosted IVDL; wireless sympodium; motorized projectors and screens; state of the art audio; and mobile interactive projector carts
Holden University Center Logo
Holden University Center
Inaugural University Partner announcement
Dr. Morris Beverage
Construction montage on YouTube
Arlene M. Holden
Arlene Holden is an active civic leader and retired business owner. Early in her career, Mrs. Holden was an active participant in the consolidation of Mentor and Mentor Township. She was also the President of the American Association of University Women, supporting ballot millage for a community college in Lake County.
In addition to her community leadership, Mrs. Holden, along with her first husband, Logan Monroe, owned and operated Kingwood Nurseries for more than 20 years. After Monroe’s death she later married Arthur S. Holden, Jr. and became involved in many of his civic activities, including starting the first scholarship committee at Lakeland. Later the couple established the Arthur S. Holden, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund at Lakeland. Most recently the Holden University Center of Lakeland Community College was named in honor of these two long-time higher education supporters, Arlene and Arthur.
Mrs. Holden currently serves on the boards of the Holden Arboretum and the Phillips-Osborne School. She is also a member of the Women’s Council for the Cleveland Museum of Art. Past memberships include the boards of the Cleveland Botanical Garden, the Cleveland Playhouse, the Lake-Geauga Board of the Cleveland Foundation, the Madison Library, and The Lakeland Foundation. Other past affiliations for Mrs. Holden have involved The American Association of University Women, The Western Reserve Fine Arts, the Chapel Methodist Church in Madison, and many more.
Mrs. Holden graduated magna cum laude from the Flora Stone Mather College of Case Western Reserve University. She was blessed with two daughters, eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Arthur S. Holden Jr.
A champion of education, Arthur S. Holden Jr. was one of the founders of Lakeland Community College in 1967. He was an original member of the Lakeland Board of Trustees and its first chairman. When he learned that the antique clock that graced the tower of Old Cooley Hall at Cooley Farms in what is now Warrensville Heights, would be available, he pursued it for the college. Today, the clocktower is an icon in Lake County that stands as a symbol for accessible and affordable education at Lakeland.
Holden left his imprint not only on Lakeland, but throughout Northeast Ohio. He was the president and founder of a foundation he created in honor of his aunt, Martha Holden Jennings. He is a former board member for such organizations as the Cleveland Clinic, the YMCA's Center for International Management Studies and Kiwanis International.
His many contributions can also be seen at the Holden Arboretum, the YMCA and Lake Erie College.
Today, Holden continues to be remembered throughout Lakeland’s campus. The street around the clocktower, Arthur Holden Circle, is named in his honor and a head bust sits in the foyer of the Performing Arts Center. Most notably and recently, Lakeland’s newest initiative to offer bachelor’s and graduate degrees was named in his and his wife’s honor: “The Arlene and Arthur Holden University Center of Lakeland Community College.”