Conversation on Community
Richard Longworth, senior fellow of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and an expert on globalization's impact on the Midwest, spoke with WMUK in Kalamazoo leading up to his participation on the September 11 "Albion Tomorrow" panel discussion.
Albion Appoints Morris, '95, to Development Role
Albion College is pleased to announce that Todd Morris, ’95, a sales representative for BioMedix Vascular Solutions, will join the Institutional Advancement division as director of development for the west coast region effective Jan. 17.
Originally from Milford, Morris served the Virginia and Washington, D.C. territory out of the Leesburg, Va., office and ranked among the top five among the entire sales force for March, June, and July of 2011. He also increased sales in the territory by 275 percent in 2010.
Prior to his work with BioMedix, Morris served as the associate executive director of the YMCA in Fairfax County, Va., and as a territory sales representative for Life Fitness.
Morris got his start at the professional level in metro Detroit, working as an assistant manager at a Ballys Total Fitness outlet and as the program director for wellness and youth sports at the Farmington Family YMCA.
“Todd is engaging, driven, outgoing, and passionate about Albion and he will be a great asset to the Institutional Advancement team,” Shannon Duvall, associate vice president for development and alumni engagement, said.
A member of six Albion squads that earned Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships, Morris was inducted into Albion’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.
The football squads from 1991 to 1994 rolled to a 20-0 record against league rivals, and the baseball program lifted the championship trophies in 1993 and 1995.
Morris shared the MIAA’s offensive most valuable player award with Jeff Robinson, ’95, as the Britons won the sixth in a string of eight consecutive MIAA football titles and the national championship in 1994. In addition to opening holes for Robinson, who rolled up 1,708 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns, the fullback posted a 4.3-yard average on his carries and scored seven touchdowns. Morris also hauled in 29 passes for 325 yards and a score.
He slugged five doubles to help the baseball team to a league-best 14-4 record in 1995.