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Relay Event Officially Kicks off Anniversary Year at Siena Heights!

Siena Heights University will kick off its 100th Anniversary celebration with the statewide Centennial Torch Relay Presented by the Alliance Catholic Credit Union Aug. 19-26. The bicycle relay will begin at SHU’s Lake Michigan College center and work its way across the state, finishing at the Adrian campus Aug. 26.

“Because we have multiple locations throughout Michigan, we believe this is a perfect way to begin our anniversary year,” said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. “We wanted to include all of our campuses in the anniversary celebration, and this Olympic-style relay is a great way to get our faculty, staff, alumni and community partners involved in the fun.”

SHU’s Centennial Committee has been working with local bicycling club enthusiasts to develop the 342-mile route that will go from “coast-to-coast.” Individual riders will carry a custom-designed torch during legs of the relay event.

Each day in conjunction with the relay, SHU will host a special event at one of its community college partner campuses located in Benton Harbor (LMC), Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo Valley Community College), Battle Creek (Kellogg Community College), Jackson (Jackson College), Lansing (Lansing Community College), Southfield, Dearborn (Henry Ford College) and Monroe (Monroe County Community College).

The last leg of the relay will conclude with a special event at SHU’s main campus in Adrian. The Centennial Torch Relay will officially begin the anniversary year, which will be celebrated during the 2019-20 academic year.


The overall event is also sponsored by Lake Michigan College.

For more information about the 100th Anniversary celebration at Siena Heights, contact Goodnough at or visit

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