DAA Award Winners: William R. Goudie, '63, and Janet Matilo Goudie, '64
Considered to be the quintessential Albion College couple, Bill and Janet Goudie have continued to be active in College affairs. Their love for one another that began on the Albion campus has extended to include a lasting love for Albion. For over 25 years their individual and dual responses have been "yes" to virtually any volunteer request from their alma mater. They are an inspiration for students and alumni alike as the consummate volunteer couple giving freely of their time, talent, and treasure for the sake of Albion. Through the years, the Goudies have promoted and served Albion as regional event volunteers, as enrollment volunteers, and as campaign committee members and annual giving volunteers, in addition to serving on reunion committees. They both attend every reunion, Homecoming, or alumni event that their schedules allow.
The Goudies have not only been loyal volunteers; they have assumed significant leadership roles in their service to Albion. Janet has served on the Albion College Board of Trustees and is currently an honorary trustee. Bill is a past president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and served on both the Gerstacker Institute Visiting Committee and on the Planned Giving Advisory Council. Bill and Janet's tireless dedication to Albion is a continuation of their involvement on campus as students, when Bill was active in Delta Tau Delta fraternity and served as editor-in-chief for The Pleiad, while Janet was president of Alpha Xi Delta and an honors student.
After he earned his M.B.A. in finance from the University of Michigan, Bill Goudie's career led him to leadership roles in the banking industry in metropolitan Detroit. He recently retired as first vice president of the financial institutions group with Comerica Bank and was formerly president of Manufacturers Bank of Southfield. Janet Goudie currently works for Doncaster, a women's clothing company, as a fashion consultant. She has also been active with P.E.O. and was a founding member and president of the Paint Creek Center for the Arts. Both Janet and Bill have also served in many volunteer positions at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
They live in Rochester, Michigan and are the parents of two sons, Doug, '92, and Ted. Doug Goudie was inducted into Albion's Athletic Hall of Fame this weekend.
The Goudies' dual service to their alma mater makes them most deserving of being the second couple to be jointly honored as distinguished alumni.