As an Albion College senior cross country runner, Michelle Samson is used to taking a few turns on the course en route to the finish line. Thanks to her work this summer on a nanontechnology project addressing water filtration—sponsored by chemistry professor Kevin Metz and the College's Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity—the biochemistry major from Allen Park may have altered the course of her career as well.
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"
"As a nontraditional student who rents a house in Albion, goes to the grocery store in Albion, goes to the bar in Albion, it was sort of inevitable that I would start to notice that Albion has a business community doing whatever it could to attract jobs," writes Patrick Lopez, '15, who secured an internship with the Albion Economic Development Corporation through the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service. "I thought it would also be interesting to try and help with this a bit."
Beyond the always popular football game, Albion College’s Community Day 2014—on Saturday, September 13—highlighted President Mauri Ditzler’s interest in strengthening the bonds between College and city. With Mayor Joe Domingo, Ditzler dedicated “Collaboration Corner,” a new park space at East Michigan and Monroe streets.
While Albion College is admired for its national reputation, its importance to the Midwest was front and center for the inauguration of Mauri Ditzler as the College’s 16th president on Friday, September 12. Several hundred students cheered as the crowds gathered at the newly redeveloped west end of Albion’s quadrangle.
Together on stage near the conclusion of the September 12 presidential Inauguration, Albion College Board of Trustees Chair J. Donald Sheets, '82, and his wife, Angela Scott Sheets, '82, shared the news of their $1-million gift to the College to establish an endowed scholarship fund for future students.
Annual rankings and lists from a variety of outlets offer additional evidence about the quality of an Albion College education, and this year is no exception. Albion is featured among the top 100 national liberal arts colleges (at No. 99) in U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2015 ranking, following up on recognition last month by Washington Monthly for value and contribution to the public good.
- Inauguration to Celebrate History, Family, Community
- The Far Side of FURSCA: Baker, '17, Dives into Moon Craters
- Albion Named a 'Best Bang for the Buck' in National Ranking
- Aussie Après-Ski: Kyle Griffin, '14, Talks About His Internship
- Benham, '17, Plays Ball as Athletic Training Intern
- Career Accelerator: Muniga, '15, Interns at Mercedes-Benz USA
- College Featured in Battle Creek Enquirer Two-Part Series
- Albion-Connected Shark Research Lurks in Major Exhibit
- A Morning Routine for the Birds: Kara Bowers’ FURSCA Experience
- McLean: Ford Showed 'Government Can Indeed Work'