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The Kevin McCann Circle

Kevin Coyle McCann was one of Defiance College's most committed, memorable and beloved presidents. He came to Defiance from a position as aide to Dwight D. Eisenhower, and he always viewed his service to nation and world, to college and people, as his vocation of service to God.

Serving as president from 1951 to 1964, he had a strong conviction about the potential for good in each person and he frequently commented on seeing the personal growth of students during their time at DC. Even in retirement, President McCann remained a hardworking friend of the college until his death in 1981.

It is in his honor that the Defiance College Board of Trustees initiated the Kevin McCann Circle to recognize those alumni and friends who have chosen to complement their lifetime giving to the college by providing for DC in their will or by some other deferred gift method.

If you would like to become a member or like to inform the College that you have already made an estate gift for our benefit please click below.