Eight members of Albion College’s entering Class of 2020 who attended Albion Public Schools will receive four years of tuition, room and board in exchange for work and service in the community that will become increasingly tied to their career interests. "We have big dreams for our town and we have big dreams for our college,” President Mauri Ditzler said to the group during the April 26 announcement event. “And you’re going to be a part of that.”
During her first year on campus, Albion College's impressive string of Fulbright recipients inspired Natalie Anderson, '16, to pursue her own award. And now, Anderson is joining that list with the recent announcement of her Fulbright U.S. Student Award for 2016-17. "Honestly, I cried with happiness when I found out," said Anderson, who will spend nine months in Mexico as an English instructor. "I have wanted this award for three years, and for it to finally be a reality was overwhelming."
Extraordinary accomplishments by extraordinary individuals—and a reminder that supporters are important, too—were a big part of Albion College's 27th Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium, held April 20-21. Former NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous (left) and humanitarian and social entrepreneur Mallory Brown, '08, brought compelling personal stories to the Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote and Isaac Alumni Lecture, respectively. In between those talks, more than 130 Albion students presented their research, scholarship and creative activity.
Marilyn Snodgrass lived a life of quiet determination as an elementary school teacher, traveler and lover of genealogy. But her gift to Albion College has shown that even those who live unobtrusively can indeed make the biggest impact.
- Jealous to Replace Dees as Calvaruso Keynote Speaker
- Snyder, '14, Honored in Rhode Island for Victim Advocacy
- Canada Week Helps Educate Albion About Neighbors to the North
- College, Community Come Together for AmeriCorps VISTA Grant
- Dr. Robert Bartlett, '60, to Address Class of 2016 at Commencement
- Japanese Is Back!