Shaheen, '88, Proposes Downtown Hotel to Albion City Council
At the December 15 Albion City Council meeting, 1988 Albion College graduate Samuel Shaheen, a Saginaw-based surgeon and real estate developer, formally proposed building a 72-room boutique hotel that includes a restaurant and ballroom on 1.25 acres in the heart of downtown. The brownfield plan, projected to cost $9.2 million, was unanimously approved by the City Council and now awaits state review.
Read more in the Battle Creek Enquirer and Jackson Citizen Patriot (MLive).
Intern, E&M Class Give Boost to New Albion Food Hub
Alice LaLone, '16, knew she wanted an agriculture-focused business career. As the first intern for the soon-to-open Albion community Food Hub, LaLone put her experience and interest to the test, helping to develop a new and exciting initiative. In addition, professors Vicki Baker and Joy Nakfoor focused on the Hub as a case study for an economics and management class.
Casteele, '95: Building a Championship Culture
"There are great people working, learning, and teaching in this town," writes Scott Casteele, former Albion College tight end and current fifth-grade teacher at Albion Community School. He shares his thoughts on the Britons' 1994 NCAA Division III title run, adding that his students and colleagues are champions as well: "The successes and smiles on our students daily are testament to that."
Albion College's International Efforts Recognized at D.C. Event
The College was honored at a Washington, D.C., event November 18 for being named a 2014 recipient of a Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award for Campus Internationalization. Key to the national recognition is the College's role in the relationship between the City of Albion and its Sister Cities of Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly, France. President Mauri Ditzler participated on an international education panel as part of the day's activities.