Class Agent: Meagan Burton-Krieger, '07
Where do you live?
Where do you work?
Vanderbilt University, Divinity School
Activities as a student:
Student Senate, Kappa Delta, Chapel, Residential Life, Alpha Phi Omega, The Bridge, College Democrats, Ford Institute, Umbrella, Break the Silence
Why did you choose Albion?
When I started looking at colleges, I knew I wanted a small liberal arts school out of state. Albion came onto to my list by chance, but after my on campus visit I knew it was special. I decided to attend Albion because of the fabulous people and the rich academic environment it offered. From my first day on campus on, my Albion experience, and the people who made it possible, rose above my every expectation and pushed me to grow into the person I am today.
What is one of your favorite Albion memories?
There are too many to just pick one: a Spring Break trip to the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina; an epic trip to Chicago with Jessie’s Gift and Len Berkey; a Kappa Delta powder puff team’s journey to the championship; canoeing class where we bought a waterproof CD player and made weekly song mixes to sing to while we paddled; riding in a van with Sam Donaldson, his wife, two large dogs, and four other people; sitting on the floor of Bobbit with Gloria Steinem; and the list could go on and on. The shared themes of all of my stories are the once-in-lifetime-opportunities, the faculty and staff who made them possible, and the lifelong friends who shared each experience with me.
How did your experiences at Albion impact your life as an alumna?
My experience at Albion paved the road for my relationship with the school as an alumna. I married a fellow Albion graduate and everyday we are grateful for the day we met and the community that continues to be a part of our lives. Beyond finding my partner at Albion, I found mentors and friends. I still seek council from staff and faculty whenever I contemplate my professional and educational goals, and their guidance continue to be invaluable. The Albion connection continues to extend well beyond the student experience, and I know it will be a part of our lives for many years to come.
How do you see your role as a Class Agent?
My role as a class agent is simply to remind my classmates that the Albion experience is alive and well for a whole new generation. We are all thankful in small and large ways for what Albion has meant in our lives, and we just need to be reminded of that gratitude and encouraged to stay in contact with the school and each other.
Why do YOU give back to Albion?
I give back to Albion because I want to make sure others students have the same opportunities to grow as people and scholars, and to ensure the faculty and staff who make the Albion experience possible feel supported in their mission to education new Brits.