College, Community Discuss, Share, Celebrate MLK's Dream
A spirit of collaboration, shared history, and common purpose made the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation a true Community Celebration Tuesday, January 27, as Albion community members and Albion College students, faculty, staff, and alumni gathered in the Bohm Theatre, filling the recently reopened downtown venue to capacity, and then some. Albion native and Rochester, New York, civic leader Dr. Ruth Holland Scott, '56, presented a thoughtful and unique view of both the past and the future of the civil rights movement.
Albion Athletics Earns National Recognition for Community Service
The impressive community service projects completed by Briton student-athletes during the 2013-2014 academic year were noticed well beyond Albion. Athletic Director Matt Arend (far left) and Senior Associate Athletic Director Melissa Walton (left) were in Washington, D.C., January 17 as the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators recognized the College in three categories in an award ceremony at the 2015 NCAA Convention.
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Ruth Holland Scott, '56, to Speak at MLK Convocation
Albion native Ruth Holland Scott, ’56, discusses her life journey “From Albion to America: Community, Civil Rights, Civil Wrongs, & the DREAM” for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Convocation and Community Celebration. This year’s event takes place at the Bohm Theatre at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27.
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).