Campus Beautification: Community Spaces
Community Spaces (Total Goal: $16,000)
We've all heard it said that the sense of community at Albion College is really special. It's easy to tell where students love to hang out, so we want to give some of their favorite places the attention that they deserve.
We've identified three key community spaces to focus upon for this year's campus beautification initiative.
- Picnic tables for the quad
- Benches for campus
- Chairs for common area lounges
Enhance some of our best social spots on campus by making a donation today!
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(Rendering courtesy Foresight Design)
In spring 2000, Albion's softball field was dedicated as Dempsey Field, honoring Class of 1954 alumni Cedric and June Luke Dempsey, who have shared a love for athletics since their college days. A star athlete as a student, Cedric Dempsey went on to serve as president of the NCAA.
Under the athletics master plan, the softball complex will move to the east and benefit from its close proximity to the central plaza created as part of this plan. In addition to its new infield, the softball facility will have new dugouts, bleachers, and permanent outfield fencing.
"There has been a rise in competition for facilities in the MIAA and these facilities will place us on par with our MIAA rivals," Athletic Director Matt Arend said.
Building this softball complex, with permanent outfield fencing, will ensure that Albion will be eligible to host conference championship games. Relocating the softball complex will also open up other outdoor fields for uninterrupted intramural and club sport competition.
Named gift opportunities include:
- Naming of softball complex
- New red clay infield for Dempsey Field
- Backstop with brick wall
- Permanent outfield fence
- Permanent dugouts
- Permanent bleachers
- Press box and public address system
Influential 20s Competition
Which class will win the Influential 20s Competition?
Congratulations to the class of 2003 for winning the 2014 Competition with 16% classmate participation! The 2015 Competition leader currently is the class of 1997 with 12.5%. The classes of 1998 and 1999 are tied in second place with 10.0%. Remember you have until June 30, 2015 to participate.
This chart represents Fiscal Year 2014-15. View past results
What is the challenge?
The 2015 challenge is among the classes 1995-2014, (20 years of Britons). This competition is based on individual class giving participation. It’s simple: the more of your classmates who give to Albion, the higher your class participation goes. Graduates within the last 20 years account for 35% of Albion College Alumni. Young Alumni participation is vital to the future of Albion College!
What's in it for the class?
To heat things up, the class with the Highest Giving Participation Rate by June 30, 2015 will be presented with the Spirit Rock Award located in the Alumni Conference Room in the Kellogg Center. Be the next class listed on the Spirit Rock Award!
Interested in helping your class? Become a class agent!
What gifts count?
Any gift you make that is significant to you will go towards the competition. Consider a gift to The Albion College Fund or Briton Scholarship Fund. These gifts allow Albion to use the money where the need is greatest -- including (but not limited to): scholarships, campus improvements, faculty support, and academic programs.Learn more about the Albion College Fund and what unrestricted gifts can do for the college.
It is also possible to designate your gift to a specific department, program, or team. No matter where you designate your gift, it will go towards benefiting Albion College as a whole!
Will this really have a large impact on Albion College?
Young alumni involvement is vital to the future of Albion College. Your gift, no matter the size or designation, will make an impact on the lives of current and future Albion students.
Are gifts to the College tax-deductible?
Yes, gifts to Albion College are tax-deductible. After you have made your gift you will receive a gift receipt in the mail.
Make a gift today so you can count as a participant for your class!
Bridget Salogar, '14
Hometown: Ferndale, Michigan
Majors: Social Studies major with a Secondary Education concentration, and a double major in Psychology.
Campus Activities: Student Alumni Association, Kappa Alpha Theta
Why did you choose Albion?
When I visited Albion my senior year of high school, it just felt right, like this is where I belonged. When deciding on schools, I kept thinking about that feeling and I just knew Albion was the place for me.
What is your best Albion memory or experience?
I think it would have to be the moment I moved into Mitchell Towers my sophomore year. I was living with two of my best friends, and I had this feeling of, "I'm back. Back where I belong, and it feels great to be back." That feeling of belonging has continued with me throughout my time here at Albion. It's a place that has become my home. That, I think, is the best experience Albion (or any college/university for that matter) can offer.
What are your future plans?
I want to either head to graduate school for psychology, or teach social studies in a high school.
How have financial aid and scholarships helped you?
Without financial aid and scholarships, attending Albion wouldn't be an option for me. It's because of the financial aid and scholarships I receive that Albion is even in my realm of possibilities.
How would you finish this sentence: "Because you give to Albion, I'm able to ...
...get the best education possible, for me, and have experiences that I couldn't get anywhere else.
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