Albion's Community Efforts Recognized by U.S. Education Dept.
Albion College's commitment to serving its community has been nationally recognized on several occasions in recent years, and this year it enjoys that distinction once again. Earlier this month, Albion was among only 98 colleges and universities honored by the U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for National and Community Service for their leadership in developing programs in interfaith/community service.
Albion College Receives Grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Creating hands-on learning experiences in the arts and humanities will be the centerpiece of a new program at Albion College, funded by a $100,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced in September.“This important grant recognizes the exciting potential within our arts and humanities departments ... and it acknowledges the fine work that the faculty are already doing,” said President Mauri Ditzler. “It also underscores the vitality of Albion’s academic programs ... and the respect they have earned in the higher education community.”
McKoy, '16, Featured in NCAA Champion Magazine
"Personifying persistence and purpose" would be a good way to describe Mikal McKoy's Albion experience. The junior psychological science major, a two-sport student-athlete in football and men's track, missed a semester due to finances. During that time, he was shaken by the death of his best friend and former high school teammate. Since then, McKoy has returned to Albion and embraced campus leadership opportunities: he's a resident assistant, a director for the Black Student Alliance, and he was a speaker at President Ditzler's inauguration. He's also moved up the wide receiver depth chart and ran a leg as part of a conference-champion relay team.
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Religious Studies Chips-and-Dip Open House
Please join Department of Religious Studies faculty and students at our annual Open House on Monday, October 20. The event will be held from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Kellogg Center living room. Come for chips and dip, Vernors and root beer, and conversation about Religious Studies.
For more information, call 517/629-0207, or email Linda Clawson, department secretary, at