J. Donald (Don) Sheets, '82
Professional Association: Vice Chairman, Dow Corning Corporation
Education: Albion College, 1982. University of Michigan, MBA Operations Management
J. Donald Sheets graduated from Albion College in 1982. Upon graduation, Don began his professional career at Dow Corning Corporation while continuing his studies at University of Michigan earning an MBA in Operations Management. Don's 34-year career with Dow Corning has included professional roles in accounting, finance, marketing and management. After more than 13 years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, he became Vice Chairman in June 2016.
Don serves as a director of Wolverine Bank; a director of MidMichigan Health System; a director of Tri-Star Trust Bank; a director of Business Leaders for Michigan; and a director of the Midland Center for the Arts.
His Albion College involvement includes: Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Sigma Chi (honored as a "Significant Sig" in 2012).
Don and his wife, Angela (’82 Alumna), share a passion for serving organizations in which their efforts can make a lasting impact. They have two sons, J.D. and Andrew, and live in Midland, Michigan.
Mr. Sheets serves as an Albion College Trustee because…
My education and experiences at Albion College prepared me exceptionally well for the personal and professional challenges in my life. I attribute much of my success in life to my time at Albion and am pleased to give back as a Trustee.
Joseph S. Calvaruso, '78
Professional Association: Executive Director, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation.
Education: Albion College, 1978. Western Michigan University, Masters of Business Administration.
Joseph Calvaruso graduated from Albion College in 1978. Upon graduation, he continued his studies earning his Master of Business Administration from Western Michigan University. Mr. Calvaruso currently serves as the Executive Director for the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Prior to his joining the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation in 2008, Mr. Calvaurso’s career past boasts over 29 years of experience in the banking industry. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, Director of Risk Management at Mercantile Bank. In addition, he has extensive experience as Trip Lead for the White House advance team, both within the United States and overseas.
In addition to his current role, Mr. Calvaruso serves on numerous non-profit boards.
He and his wife Donna live in Galesburg, Michigan.
Mr. Calvaruso serves as an Albion College Trustee because…
his experience he had while attending Albion, which has allowed him to go on to have a successful business career and a wonderful life.
Third Time, Third Place at Nationals for Gustafson
Dressage team captain Paige Gustafson (Dexter/Dexter) was determined to make her third year at Albion also her third time to compete at the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) National Championships.
Stanton Rides Away With Zone Championship
For the first time since Albion College began competing in the intercollegiate hunt seat arena 10 years ago, a Briton rider has qualified to compete at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championships.