A $500,000 gift has given new impetus to Albion College’s fund drive for Phase II of the planned improvements in its outdoor athletic facilities, expected to cost $3 million. The gift, which came in August from anonymous donors, will support the construction of a new soccer/lacrosse complex.
An airline CEO, the founder of a camp for children with serious health issues and President Obama’s campaign finance manager are among Albion College’s 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients. The awardees will be honored Friday, October 11, as part of Albion’s Homecoming Weekend festivities.
Albion junior biology major Ashley Glenn spent the summer working to improve living conditions in an economically challenged part of Fayette County, W.Va., as a staffer for the Appalachia Service Project. “The problem is that I can't explain the magnitude of the poverty,” Glenn says. “By the end of the workday I was so emotionally drained from seeing all the problems that we needed to solve, that these families and children have been living [with] their whole lives.”
Analysis of a presidency and a walk down memory lane combined for a uniquely enlightening evening as Susan Ford Bales presented the 2013 Stoffer Lecture. The youngest child and only daughter of President Gerald R. Ford gave a heartfelt presentation and some thoughtful history to the hundreds of Albion College students, faculty, staff and community members gathered for the College's Opening Convocation.
The greater Albion community enjoyed a sunny and tasty introduction to Albion College's 2013-2014 Year of Sustainability with the College Farmers' Market on Thursday, August 29. Held on Hannah Street between East Cass and East Erie streets, local vendors offered a variety of fresh produce, meats, honey, and non-food goods and crafts.
Albion students regularly use a wide range of spiritual spaces on campus; now, they have a new home base as well. Journey House, at 1000 E. Porter St., is the new home of the Chaplain, Community Service and Intercultural Affairs offices, and welcomed the campus community during an Aug. 27 open house.
- Geology Students Go with the Flow in Hawaii
- Gitre, '14, Goes West for Chemistry Research Experience
- Frandsen Accepts Presidential Charge in Recognition Ceremony
- Puzzles in Polymers: Joe Thomas, '14, at BASF
- Lower Baldwin Reopens, Ready for Students
- Isaac, '48, Remembered as Legend, Mentor
- Susan Ford Bales to Present Albion College Stoffer Lecture
- Psychology Professor Christopher Wins National Award
- Albion Featured in The Princeton Review's 'Best 378 Colleges'
- Wall Street Summer: Waldron, '14, Interns with Goldman Sachs