Detroit Revitalization Event
Thursday, April 30, 2015
This event seeks to showcase the dedication and commitment of Albion College alumni in the revitalization of Detroit. Four highly accomplished and talented Albion alumni will discuss their roles in bringing back Detroit. Guests will have an inside look at Detroit's recovery process.
Hors d'oeuvres provided; cash bar - $15 ($5 is a tax-deductible gift to the Albion College Fund)
There will be a period for open discussion as well as plenty of time to mingle and network. Bring plenty of business cards. Professional attire preferred.
Space is limited. Reservations will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register online or contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 517/629-0448 to reserve your space today.
5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Hour
6:30 p.m. - Panel and Discussion
7:30 p.m. - Networking
1901 St. Antoine Street
6th Floor at Ford Field
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Caroline Dobbins, ’12
Events and Operations Manager
Caroline Dobbins is Challenge Detroit's Event & Operations Manager, supporting the coordination of events, helping to manage social media and communication efforts as well as supporting recruitment, alumni engagement and fundraising efforts. Caroline comes to Challenge Detroit with unique insight as an inaugural Fellow.
Faith Fowler, '81
Cass Community Social Services
Rev. Faith Fowler is the Senior Pastor of Cass Community United Methodist Church and Executive Director of Cass Community Social Services, a Detroit nonprofit agency which responds to poverty with programs for food, health care, housing and employment. She has held these roles since 1994.
Maureen Donohue Krauss, ’84
Vice President of Economic Development, Business Attraction
Detroit Regional Chamber
Maureen Donohue Krauss is Vice President of Economic Development, Business Attraction at the Detroit Regional Chamber. She is responsible for strategy, operations and projects of the Chamber's Business Attraction program, a key part of the Chamber's economic development program portfolio.
Michael Williams, ’78
President and CEO
Orchards Children's Services
As President and Chief Executive Officer of Michigan's premier Foster Care and Adoption Agency, Michael Williams has dedicated his life and career in support of all children and their families. Over the last four years Orchards has also increased its program model to include family preservation, after-school and community-based programs.
Drew Patick, '00, CFO/COO at Skidmore Studio will be the moderator for this panel discussion!
This event is being presented in partnership with the Albion College Detroit Alumni Chapter. Special thanks to Bodman PLC and Stephen Greenhalgh, '74, for hosting this event.
For questions, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 517/629-0448 or
Emily Morlock, '15
Hometown: Ionia, Michigan
Majors: Psychology and Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience
Campus Activities: Albion Student Ambassadors, Tour Guide, Biology Teaching Assistant, Cross Country, Track and Field
Why did you choose Albion?
I visited Albion during the final months of my senior year because my sister-in-law recommended I check it out before I made my decision. At the time, I was absolutely certain I was attending another school. After going on tour and having personal conversations with professors, I reconsidered my previous decision. I felt like my fit was Albion.
What is your best Albion memory or experience?
My first year at Albion was the best by far. The day I moved in, a fellow freshman began playing a fiddle in my hallway, which began an all-out dance contest. Overall, the community and friendships built in Wesley Hall are ones I will never forget.
What are your future plans?
I plan to attend graduate school for psychology, biology, or neuroscience.
How have financial aid and scholarships helped you?
Financial aid and scholarships definitely guided my decision when choosing a college. Thankfully, Albion’s generous assistance allowed me to attend. I never thought it was possible to have the best of both worlds: a great college and financial aid.
How would you finish this sentence: "Because you give to Albion, I'm able to…
…meet amazing people, receive an infinite amount of assistance, and learn emotional, intellectual, and interpersonal skills that I will hold onto for the rest of my life.