He sold his first order of apparel, Josh Fales recalls with a grin, as a junior at Albion College in April 2005. “I think I sold them for five dollars a pop,” he said. And for Fales what started as a hobby soon turned into something he could turn into a career. Today, Fales is founder and president of CreateMyTee, an online retailer that specializes in custom designed T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants and various other apparel.
Centered on Community
Albion College offers 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. Learn about the Build Albion Fellows Program
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"
Listen to the Town & Gown podcast series
Noted activist Diane Nash will discuss "Women in the Civil Rights Movement: Lessons for Today" at the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation and Community Celebration, set for Tuesday, February 2, at 7 p.m. in Albion's downtown Bohm Theatre.
Thanks to a partnership between the City of Albion and Albion College, a one-mile recreational trail will wind its way through the community and help make Albion a hub for several state and national trail systems. The Albion River Trail Expansion Project is part of a statewide $28 million recommendation from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund board of directors and could be ready for public use by the end of 2016.
"When you say you work for the Parade Company to someone who lives in Detroit, expect a handshake and a long conversation," says Evan Kneisel, '17, who as a fall-semester intern performed a wide variety of important tasks related to sponsorships for Detroit's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. "People are really interested and are grateful for what we do."
It's safe to say that Giving Tuesday has already become a holiday-season tradition at Albion College. For the third straight year, the College participated in and rallied around the nationwide day of giving, which follows the commerce-focused Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. And the effort clearly resonates with alumni and friends of the College, who again increased their giving from the prior year.
Christina Khim has found a home in America, along with nearly 2,000 other Myanmar natives who have come to this part of Michigan for a second chance, and in some cases, a final chance. The associate director of the Burma Center in Battle Creek still remembers everything about the day in 2009 when her life changed forever.
- Bring It Home, Brits! A Gift Guide for Holiday Shopping in Albion
- MacInnes Earns National Award for Doing What He Does Best
- Paris Attacks Catalyze Peace Demonstration at The Rock
- Breakfast Shows First-Years What Being a Hero Really Means
- Mark Bollman's Math Seminars Are a Real Gamble
- Men's Lacrosse Players Team Up for Victory Park Project
- Gift Will Transform Munger Place Into Reimagined Living-Learning Community
- Bueck, '17, Is Ready to Take Her Passions on the Road
- 'Modern American Prints' Showcases Treasures in Albion Collection
- McKoy, '16, Featured in NCAA Video Profile