April 2, 2015
Professor emeritus Doug Goering and Albion civic leader Mae Ola Dunklin were recently appointed to Albion College's Board of Trustees. The two begin active service with the board beginning July 1.
The first emeritus professor ever to join the Board, Goering spent 22 years with Albion College's Art and Art History department before retiring in 2008; he also taught for many summers with the University of Michigan School of Art and Design. Prior to committing to art, Goering served as a medical supervisor with the Army Special Forces (Green Berets). During his Albion tenure, Goering won a number of awards for teaching, scholarship and service to the College, including a term as associate dean of the faculty. In retirement, Goering continues to paint and exhibit. He is a faithful supporter of Albion's football, basketball and track teams and is involved with promoting Albion in the Flint area. A number of Albion alumni established the Douglas Goering Scholarship in Art and Art History in his honor.
Dunklin (right) spent 24 years as a teacher and six years as principal of Albion's Harrington Elementary School before her retirement in 2002. In 2004, she accepted an invitation to become director of Albion College's Shurmur Center for Teacher Development, a post she held until 2010. Along with playing a key role in the development of the Albion Public Schools/Albion College annual Maymester project, Dunklin secured significant funding for Maymester and the Shurmur program. She has been involved in numerous civic organizations, including the Albion NAACP, Albion's Sister City Committee, the Albion Big Read Committee, the Albion Community Foundation, and the Kids ’N’ Stuff children’s museum board, and she recently became president of Psi Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., serving Albion and the Battle Creek area. Dunklin is a member of Lewis Chapel AME Church in Albion.