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Remembering President Mel Vulgamore

Dr. Melvin L. Vulgamore (center), 13th president of Albion College
“What I loved most about President Vulgamore was his unmitigated joy at being surrounded by and involved with students.” Those were the words of one Albion alumna this week following the August 12 passing of Dr. Melvin L. Vulgamore, the College's 13th president whose 14-year administration ran from 1983 to 1997.

Albion College Mourns Passing of Melvin Vulgamore, 13th President

Dr. Melvin L. Vulgamore, Albion College's 13th president
With deep sadness, Albion College shares the news of the passing of Dr. Melvin L. Vulgamore, the College's 13th president, on Friday, Aug. 12 in New Hampshire. He was 81. Vulgamore served as the College's president from 1983 until his retirement in 1997.

West Ward School History Display Debuts at Holland Park

The public is invited to the grand opening of the newly installed West Ward School History panels in Holland Park at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. As part of the Holland Park Transformation, a Michigan Humanities Council Heritage grant was awarded to the City of Albion and Albion College to display the West Ward School story.

Guenin-Lelle's Historical Study of New Orleans Is All Relative

Dianne Guenin-Lelle, professor of French, Albion College
The history of New Orleans has long fascinated Albion College French professor Dianne Guenin-Lelle. After all, she was born and raised there, and lived there for the better part of 30 years. Her recent book, The Story of French New Orleans: History of a Creole City, describes the fractious, diverse, unusual history of the city and how, in many ways, it is so different from most other American cities. And during her research, she came across an unexpected connection.

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