ADRIAN, Mich. – S. Gary Spicer graduated from Adrian College in 1964 and has sought ways to give back to his alma mater. Wednesday, February 22, Spicer will discuss his extensive career as legal counsel to professional athletes and entertainers, as well as corporate executives.
Beginning at 7:30 P.M. in Shipman Library’s Heritage Room, Spicer will offer a meet-and-greet session to begin the engagement. His presentation will follow, with a question and answer session to follow at the conclusion. There is no cost to attend, and seating will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
“I am thankful for the quality education I received at Adrian College,” Spicer said. “Over the years I have looked for any opportunity to give back to the College, and somehow make a continued impact.”
Spicer’s speaking engagement coincides with a month-long display of his extensive baseball collection in Shipman Library. The collection was gifted to the College in late 2011. A formal announcement of this contribution will be made prior to the event.
“It is an intriguing and valuable collection, and we are thrilled to have it,” said David Cruse, Librarian at Adrian College. “There are several hundred items in the collection, quite a few autographed. We are displaying one quarter of the collection, and featuring primarily Detroit Tigers memorabilia.”
Spicer represented Hall of Famer and Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell for nearly 30 years. Other clients include former Tiger greats Kirk Gibson and Alan Trammell, as well as former MLB All-Star Don Baylor.
A former at-large member of the Adrian College Board of Trustees (1982-1994), Spicer was awarded with an honorary Doctor of Law degree in 2002. He earned his Masters of Business Administration from Wayne State University and his law degree from Michigan State University/Detroit College of Law. He has been honored with the Adrian College’s Young Alumni Award, and co-founded the S. Gary Spicer Sr./Harry W. Speedy Athletic Scholarship Fund at Adrian College with his good friend Dr. Harry Speedy. Spicer played four years of baseball while attending Adrian College and was inducted in to the Adrian College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996.