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Associate Director of Transfer Recruitment
“Going to college is ABOUT more than learning a specific subject. It is also learning how to interpret the world around you.”
In Wade’s words:
On Albion’s size:
“The small and personal atmosphere of the campus makes for a truly individualized learning experience. The dynamic of a small class size allows for conversations and communication that cannot be found on a large campus.”
On the transfer experience:
“I was a nontraditional transfer student myself. I understand the ins and outs of the process.”
Loves talking about:
Albion’s 100+ Off-campus experiences
His future adventure: Walking on the Great Wall of China.
It’s no secret… He’s read all of the Dan Brown books. His most recent read was Inferno.
“We have over 100 active clubs and organizations on campus. You’ll discover that you can make a real difference at Albion.”
In Kristin’s words:
On making an impact on campus:
“A student of mine completely revamped WLBN, Albion’s radio station. He recruited 10 on-air personalities and facilitated the donation of thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment.”
Can’t-miss Albion activities:
Best admission advice:
“Step out of your comfort zone. Visit small and large schools, and meet as many students as you can.”
On the sidelines. Go Brits! Her husband is a football coach.
The first thing she tells a prospective student about: Internships and job-shadow experiences with alumni.
Her dream destination: Thailand.
A favorite Albion tradition: Paddling the Kalamazoo River.
A favorite Albion tradition:
British Eighth marching band performances before each game.
Director of Admission
“We take great pride in our athletics, and it shows. Coaches at Albion care about the development of their students in and out of the classroom. Our student-athletes are academics, volunteers, and mentors.”
In Mandy’s words:
On career preparation:
“You will get a job! Excellent academic preparation—along with internships, study abroad, mentoring, job shadowing, and research—lay a solid foundation for employment.”
Best college search tip:
“Start early! Don’t wait until the last semester of your senior year. Give yourself plenty of time to visit colleges. We’re here to help, so take advantage of that.”
Favorite admission memory:
“Watching the first class of Albion students I recruited walk across the stage at graduation.”
Favorite Albion moment:
“Watching Michael Thomas hit a game-winning three-pointer to beat John Carroll and send Albion to the 2005 sectional finals.”
Let’s stay together. She has a soft spot for Al Green. She’s also the founder of Soup Sundays, when Albion faculty and staff gather for a weekly meal.
Where you’ll find her on her day off:
Anywhere near the water. (Did we mention the Kalamazoo River winds right through campus?)
Never Misses: The newest theatre production on campus.
One of her favorite things about Albion:
Josh de St. Aubin
“Every day I hear something new about an alum or current student who is doing something great. Whether it’s internships, thesis writing as part of the Honors Program, CEOs of major companies, and even best-selling authors. It truly is amazing what can be done with an Albion education.”
In Josh’s words:
On choosing a college:
“Making your college choice will be the biggest decision you have made in your life thus far. Take your time, do your research, and visit all of the schools you can. At the end, trust your gut and go where you feel the most comfortable.”
On being part of the Albion team:
“I know a lot of people that attended and/or worked at Albion College and I always heard great things from them. Now that I am a part of it, I see what they were talking about.”
Favorite tour stop: Kresge Gymnasium …home to Britons basketball and volleyball. “It’s one of the most historic collegiate gyms in the country.”
Summertime fun: Catching a Tigers game.
Future itinerary: My father was born in Japan and I would love to see where my family started.
“Make a list of the top things that you want from a college or university. Then visit, visit, visit! Every school is going to tell you that they are great. The better schools are able to prove it.”
In Lloyd’s words:
On the campus environment:
“We have a small campus, and I love that. You can walk from one side to the other in 10 minutes, but after stopping to talk with people along the way, it will probably take you at least 20 minutes.”
On Albion students:
“Our students are passionate about academics, athletics, and their campus organizations. They love what they do and the college they represent.”
Favorite Albion tradition:
“Move-in day. As students arrive on campus, faculty, staff, current students, and even the president of the College are there to help you unload your possessions and direct you to your dorm. It’s pretty cool.”
His other car is a canoe.
Wouldn’t Miss: A Brits home game.
Favorite Albion memory:
“My wife and I were married on campus.”
He plays in a slow-pitch softball league with Albion faculty and staff —trust us, he’s good.