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Randi Heathman, '03

Randi Heathman, '03

Direct: 517/629-0472
Toll Free: 800/858-6770

In-State Territory: Livingston, Shiawassee, and Southwest Oakland Counties

Out of State Territory: Western Ohio, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont

Meet Randi...

Education: B.A., English with a concentration in Mass Communication, Albion College, 2003; currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Communication from Spring Arbor University

Hometown: Horton, MI; I'm a proud alumna of tiny Hanover-Horton High School. (And by "tiny" I mean that my graduating class was only 54 students!)

Favorite Albion Moment: It's not fair to make me pick just one! I'd have to say that I loved every moment that I spent with the close friends that I made here. We all different majors, interests, and backgrounds, but we were inseparable (so inseparable, in fact, that we were once referred to by former President Mitchell as "The Saginaw Five." It's a long story). Now that we're all alumni, we continue to be that close (except now we have to travel a bit further to do it!)

If it's a Saturday afternoon, you'll most likely find me: At the Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center with my Dutch Warmblood gelding, Ricochet. Not only do I serve as the advisor to the Albion College Equestrian Club, but I'm a competitive dressage rider (the ultimate sport for perfectionists like me!). Rico and I spend many Saturdays working on our schooling figures and hacking on the 340 acre equestrian center property.

The Television Show I Always Tivo is: Scrubs and 24. Co-worker Nic Clements and I love to rehash the shows when we come into work in the morning after a new episode airs - if you ask either of us about them, be prepared for a long discussion!

My Sport of Choice to Play is: Dressage. Like I said, I spend most of my Saturdays in training (or at horse shows) with Ricochet. I'm still in search of the perfect, uphill flying lead change!

My Sport of Choice to Watch is: This is definitely a toss-up between any equestrian sport and the NFL. I'm a long-time Denver Broncos fan, ever since the uniforms were orange and John Elway was at quarterback.

Best Vacation Spot: I've been to Europe twice and would go back every year if I could. Stresa, Italy (on the shores of Lake Maggiore) is amazing and beautiful, and a place that I'd like to spend more time exploring. I also love the energy in London!

Best College Search Tip: Don't "settle" for a school that is anything less than your perfect fit! Somewhere out there is a school with the right academic programs, extracurricular activities, campus facilities, and faculty and staff for you and it's just a matter of really exploring each of your choices to find out which school that is. Brochures and websites are helpful, but visit campus (more than once if you can), observe classes, talk with faculty members and current students, eat in the dining hall, find out what alumni are doing and if they're happy and then put all of those pieces together to see where you'll have the best college experience. Teachers, family, and friends can certainly offer you their suggestions and opinions, but you're the one attending so make sure you're going to be happy!

Marcus Gill, '04

Marcus Gill, '04

Direct: 517/629-0474
Toll Free: 800/858-6770

In-State Territory: Detroit Public Schools, Lansing Public Schools (Lansing Eastern, Lansing Everett, Lansing Waverly, J.W. Sexton), Jackson County (excluding Lumen Christi Catholic High School) Out of State Territory: Inner-city Chicago, downstate Illinois

Meet Marcus...

Education: B.A., physical education/health with a concentration in secondary education, Albion College 2004; Masters, educational leadership, Siena Heights University, 2008.

Hometown: Detroit, MI; Murray Wright High School

Favorite Albion Moment: Winning the MIAA championship in basketball is one that will stay with me forever.

Hobbies: I love coaching, playing basketball, watching and attending sporting events, working out, and socializing.

Favorite Season: Summer

Favorite TV Show: Law and Order: SVU

Best Vacation Spot: Nothing ever beats going home.

What Makes Albion Special to You: I love the family atmosphere and the sense of community!

Best College Search Tip: Go to a school where you truly feel that you are wanted and where you feel you fit in.

Michelle Coscia, '07

Michelle Coscia, '07

Direct: 517/629-0663
Toll Free: 800/858-6770

In-State Territory: Washtenaw and Wayne Counties (excluding Detroit Public Schools and U of D Jesuit High School)

Out of State Territory: Wisconsin, North Chicago Suburbs

Meet Michelle...

Education: B.A., Political Science major, French minor; Ford Institute concentration; Albion College, 2007

Hometown: Clinton Township, MI; Regina High School

Favorite Albion Moment: My first performance as a member of the British Eighth.

Hobbies: Singing, dancing, traveling, learning about different cultures, and eating different ethnic foods!

Favorite Season: The Spring and the Fall -- because the temperatures are just right!

Favorite TV Show: Friends

Best Vacation Spot: Anywhere in Europe! I spent a semester in Grenoble, France during my junior year, and I traveled to several different countries while I was there.

What Makes Albion Special to You: The atmosphere because you just feel at home no matter where you are or what you do.

Best College Search Tip: Talk to students at the colleges and plan a visit to those colleges that you're interested in because it's the best way to get a better feel for what's right for you.

Lance Coleman, '91

Lance Coleman, '91

Direct: 517/629-0473
Toll Free: 800/858-6770

Transfer Students

In-State Territory: Genesee and Northeast Oakland Counties

Out of State Territory: Kentucky, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida

Meet Lance...

Education: B.A., History & Political Science double major, Albion College, 1991

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI; Ottawa Hills High School

Favorite Albion Moment: There are a bunch of these, but if I had to choose, either being a coach for MIAA Championship teams in football and track or coaching a National Champion in track & field.

Hobbies: Landscaping, playing golf, watching sporting events, and hanging out with my family, friends, and godchildren.

Favorite Season: Spring and Fall

Favorite TV Shows: Cold Case and Sunday Night Football

Favorite Vacation Spot: San Juan, Puerto Rico

What Makes Albion Special to You: Albion College is special because of all of the lifelong friendships that were started at or by the school.

Best College Search Tip: Visit a bunch of colleges and ask a ton of questions!

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