Alumni

Alumni Career Opportunities

Alumni speaking about career opportunities. One of the benefits of being a Briton is our life-long commitment to supporting you career. One example is your access to the Career and Internship Center. The Career and Internship Center will assist you with all things career related that you came to expect as a student. Included in these services, is access to HandShake, an online web-based system that gives you access to a vast array of job postings.

Developed by graduates from Michigan Tech with the student experience in mind, this network provides a user-friendly interface to help students and alumni find opportunities.You will also find information about career events and on-campus recruiters.

The best part - it's free!

All alumni of Albion College can access HandShake by going to the Log-In page and registering. A message requiring you to verify your email will be sent. Once your registration is reviewed and activated, you will have access to the nation's most powerful career services software. From there, you can search anything whenever you like.

For further questions about access to the Briton Network and other career support the College provides, please contact the Career and Internship Center online, via email at , or call 517/629-0332.

2017 Editions

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Spring-Summer 2017

 

Spring-Summer 2017 Extras:

Briton Bits: Chemistry's Cliff Harris Riffs About Blues at the Bohm (video)

Fordies at Work: Kevin Opple, ’93

Wind, Weather, Renewable Energy: Stan Benjamin, ’73, and Michael Milligan, ’74 (videos)

Albionotes: Alums Share Thoughts on Facebook About Frank Bonta, '49, Nancy Held, and Mary Johnson

 

Fall-Winter 2016-17

 

Fall-Winter 2016-17 Extras:

Philosophy’s Bindu Madhok on the Timeless Importance of the Liberal Arts

Religious Studies Emeritus Johan Stohl on Teaching the 1973 ‘Senior Seminar’

Richard and Marilyn Vitek, ’56 ’56, Honor Their Class’ Vintage

DAA Award Winner: Dennis W. Wahr, '74

DAA 13 Picture Wahr

After ending the 20th century as a highly regarded cardiologist, Dennis Wahr is beginning the 21st century as an equally successful entrepreneur. His expertise in medical device development, the management of multicenter international clinical studies, and product commercialization is evident in his current role as president and chief executive officer of his third medical device company, Holaira, Inc. Holaira is dedicated to the development of products to treat lung diseases. The company’s first product in development is a novel catheter-based system that may improve lung function, exercise capacity, and quality of life for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 

In 2001, Wahr became co-founder, president, and CEO of Velocimed, which developed and clinically tested three innovative products to treat cardiovascular disease prior to the company being acquired and commercialized by St. Jude Medical in 2005. Wahr then co-founded and served as president and CEO of Lutonix, which developed a unique drug-coated balloon angioplasty technology for the treatment and prevention of vascular stenosis (narrowing) caused by atherosclerosis. Wahr sold the company after four years to leading medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard, Inc. The Lutonix device has been approved for sale in Europe and is expected to be available soon to U.S. patients.

Wahr’s desire to serve patients through improving technology grew from his 15 years working as an interventional cardiologist. He also was director of
interventional cardiology and chief of cardiology at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. He is a graduate of Wayne State University’s School of Medicine.

An Athletic Hall of Fame inductee for individual and team achievement, league medalist Wahr led the Britons to a 1972 MIAA golf championship. He was also an honorable mention All-MIAA basketball selection and the team’s Most Valuable Player during the 1973-74 season. Wahr was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity at
Albion College. 

He and his wife, Joyce, live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and are the parents of Alexa, Christine, and Jennifer.

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