Nine years ago, longtime California resident and dedicated 1950 alumnus Wendell Will decided to establish the Wendell Will, ’50, Out-of-Great Lakes Endowed Scholarship, aimed at making Albion’s student body more geographically diverse. Recently, Will increased his gift to the endowment, and its principal now stands at more than $1 million.
Centered on Community
Starting in Fall 2015, Albion College will annually offer four-year tuition, room, and board to as many as 10 first-year students who are Albion residents and attended Albion Public Schools in grades 6-8. Read more
President Ditzler talks about the initiative on WBCK-FM
Reopening the Bohm: Read about a landmark internship for Andrea Walles, '15
Albion College's Sister City efforts earn a national award
Watch an expert panel discuss "Albion Tomorrow"
"The efforts led by Albion City Council Member Lenn Reid to transform Holland Park, the FireKeepers and Community Foundation grants for playground restoration, and the timely Albion visit of Ruth Holland Scott, daughter of Robert Holland, Sr., contribute to Albion's revitalization and provide an opportunity for all of its citizens to better understand their history," writes the Albion resident and College history professor.
The fall semester technically ended in December, but for approximately 30 students, their first batch of Albion College coursework concluded in early January with a field trip to Hawai'i. The 10-day experience capped a pair of First-Year Seminars: Mountains and Oceans, taught by associate professor of geology Carrie Menold, and Mauka and Makai, taught by associate professor of education Suellyn Henke. From leis to lava flows, volleyball student-athletes Lauren Ferguson and Rachel Spencer shared thoughts about their journey.
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.
From Sydney, the biology major writes, "Day three of my internship: Euthanizing a pigeon with a broken wing. What did I sign up for and why are they trusting me with this experienced task? A week earlier, I jumped out of a plane over the Great Barrier Reef. Sitting on the edge of a plane and suddenly flying through the air at 10,000 feet is definitely something you do not experience every day."
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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