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Nov. 8, 2017   Former Biology Chair, Honors Director Dean McCurdy Appointed Chancellor of Ivy Tech Kokomo (Kokomo Tribune)
Nov. 7, 2017   Kay Robertson, '56, Honored as 50-Year Member of Clarkston Farm and Garden Club (Oakland Press)
Nov. 6, 2017   Andrew Bradford, '09, Named Chief Development Officer of Connor Prairie (Inside INdiana Business)
Oct. 30, 2017   Erik Ieuter, '03, Makes Most of Opportunity on Florida Football Coaching Staff (Midland Daily News)
Sept. 29, 2017   Commercial Real Estate Appraiser Marc Nassif, '01, Named to 40 Under 40 List (Crain's Detroit Business)
Sept. 15, 2017   Football Coach Ron Vanderlinden, '78, Enjoying the View at Air Force (
Sept. 12, 2017   Don Sheets, '82, Named Executive-in-Residence at MSU Broad's Midland Research Institute (Midland Daily News)
Sept. 11, 2017   Rob Miller, '12, Is New Executive Director of Branch County CAPA (The Daily Reporter, Coldwater, Mich.)
Sept. 6, 2017   Gary Allore, '85, Appointed President of Mercy Health Muskegon (Grand Rapids Business Journal)
Sept. 1, 2017   Steven Selinsky, '90, Honored by National Association of Health Underwriters (
Aug. 24, 2017   Michele Tinson, '92, Named to Communications Post at Hyundai Motor America (
Aug. 23, 2017   'PBS NewsHour' Explores Detroit's Tiny-Homes Initiative, Led by Rev. Faith Fowler, '81
Aug. 16, 2017   Planetarium Director Lesley Simanton-Coogan, '09, on the Aug. 21 Eclipse (Gainesville Times, Gainesville, Ga.)
Aug. 9, 2017   Leadership Journey of Rob Dube, '91, Is Key to His Company's 'Small Giant' Recognition (
Aug. 8, 2017   WSJM's Phil McDonald, '87, to Be Honored by Michigan Basketball Coaches (Town Crier Wire, St. Joseph)
Aug. 1, 2017   Tiny-Home Talk: Rev. Faith Fowler, '81, with Kirk Heinze, '70, on 'Greening of the Great Lakes' (
July 31, 2017   Tonya Taylor, '96, Top Women's Soccer Scorer, to Enter Mason High's Hall of Fame (Lansing State Journal)
July 23, 2017   Sweet Results from Hard Work: A Visit to the Ditzlers' Fruit Farm (Tribune Star, Terre Haute, Ind.)
July 20, 2017   Dentist Mary Sue Stonisch, '84, Celebrates Milestone With Book-Signing Event (Grosse Pointe News)
July 20, 2017   Ford Institute Director Patrick McLean: Local Elections Can Be Very Impactful (Lansing State Journal)
July 18, 2017   Jon Hankins, '95, Named Community Relations Officer at Aquinas College (Grand Rapids Press)
July 13, 2017   Attorney Katharine Brink Harrison, '08, Promoted at Dalton & Tomich (Grosse Pointe News)
July 10, 2017   Former President Peter Mitchell, '67, Assumes Interim Presidency at Lake Superior State (WLUC-TV, Marquette)
July 9, 2017   Dan Musser III, ’86, Toasts the 130th Anniversary of the Grand Hotel (Lansing State Journal)
June 28, 2017   Greg Michaels, ’95, Named New Athletic Director at South Lyon East High School (
June 10, 2017   New Book by RV Historian Al Hesselbart, ’64, Explores the Industry in Indiana (The Elkhart Truth)
June 5, 2017   Mike Thomas, ’06, Named Boys' Basketball Head Coach at Grand Blanc High School (The Flint Journal)
June 1, 2017   Colorado Counselor Kellyn Glynn, ’06, and Her Therapy Dog Help Kids Heal (Breckenridge Magazine)
May 24, 2017   N.C. State Communication Professor Lynsey Romo, '01, on Her Lean-Stigma Research (
May 23, 2017   Dave Harrison, '80, Named Vice President of Procurement for Santa Monica Seafood (
May 23, 2017   Tim Gough, '07, Named Head Football Coach at Vandercook Lake High School (
May 12, 2017   Real Estate Agent, Art Teacher Roselle Agles, '93, Makes Waves in Southwest Florida (Boca Beacon)
May 2, 2017   Chiropractor Emily Brown, '12, Connects Screen Time with Head and Neck Issues (Petoskey News-Review)
May 1, 2017   Cynthia Carr Falardeau, '87, Inspired Again by Her Commencement Memory of Bush (, Stuart, Fla.)
Apr. 21, 2017   David Schaible, '80, and Jessica Stubbs, '01, Promoted at Chelsea State Bank (Crain's Detroit Business)
Apr. 13, 2017   Randy Richardville, '81, Appointed to Michigan Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board (The Monroe News)
Apr. 12, 2017   Shark Research from Isaac Lecturer Nick Whitney, '00, on Display in Aquarium Exhibit (The Boston Globe)
Apr. 8, 2017   Elizabeth Weisenbach, '94, Elected as Chair of Huron County Democratic Party (Huron Daily Tribune)
Apr. 4, 2017   Jon Lake, '75, Honored as Distinguished Alumnus by Jackson College (Jackson Citizen Patriot)
Mar. 22, 2017   Bill Lee, '91, Leads Business Development at Contractor A.J. Veneklasen (Grand Rapids Business Journal)
Mar. 17, 2017   Robert Gray, '96, Becomes President of Comerica Bank's Kalamazoo Region (Kalamazoo Gazette)
Mar. 10, 2017   Travis Rundle, '02, Named Head Football Coach at Sewanee (Times Free Press, Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Mar. 8, 2017   Civil Rights Attorney Omar Aburashed, '08, Doubles as Metro Detroit Hip-Hop Artist (
Mar. 7, 2017   Poet Cindy Hunter Morgan, '90, Explores Mystery of Great Lakes Shipwrecks (The Times Herald, Port Huron)
Mar. 7, 2017   Chris Greenwood, '12, Prepares for CFL Season with Boxing Training Regimen (Flint Journal)
Mar. 7, 2017   John Barden, '94, Moves Into CIO Leadership Role at Yale University (Yale Daily News)
Mar. 2, 2017   Burkholder, '04, and Hupp, '06, Help Open Marine Environmental Education Center (South Florida SunSentinel)
Mar. 1, 2017   Jim McCann, '91, Celebrates McCann Industries' 50 Years in Business (Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, Ill.)
Feb. 28, 2017   Ginanne Brownell Mitic, '93, Explores Feminist Activism With Professor Carrie Booth Walling (Ms. Magazine)
Feb. 25, 2017   Dave Heeke, '85, Hired as University of Arizona Athletic Director; Follows Two Briton Greats (Arizona Daily Star)
Feb. 23, 2017   Earl Poleski, '78, Picked to Lead Michigan State Housing Development Authority Board (Jackson Citizen Patriot)
Feb. 21, 2017   Former VP Joshua Merchant, '96, Named Next President of Buena Vista University (Sioux City Journal)
Feb. 12, 2017   Leah May Werner, '98, Connects with Her Big Rapids-Area Fourth Graders (The Pioneer, subscription required)
Feb. 10, 2017   Former VP, Interim President Mike Frandsen Named President of Wittenberg University (Springfield News-Sun)
Jan. 31, 2017   Penn State Voice Professor Jennifer Trost, '79, Enjoys Successful Career On and Off Stage (
Jan. 27, 2017   Teleah Phillips, '04, Joins Oaklawn's Albion Office as Family-Practice Physician (The Daily Reporter)
Jan. 27, 2017   East Grand Rapids Mayor Amna Seibold, '79, on Going Home Again (Grand Rapids Business Journal)
Jan. 25, 2017   Cedric Dempsey, '54, to Play Key Role in Arizona Athletic Director Search (Arizona Daily Star)
Jan. 4, 2017   Jeffrey Ackermann, '81, Appointed Chairman of Colorado Public Utilities Commission (Denver Business Journal)
Jan. 1, 2017   Pam Kiesner, '74, Retires After 40 Years as a Library Administrator (The Bellingham Herald, Wash.)
Dec. 20, 2016   Amna Seibold, '79, Appointed to Ferris State University Governing Board (Detroit Free Press)
Dec. 16, 2016   International Affairs Expert Deanna Behring, '85, Named an Assistant Dean (Penn State News)
Dec. 12, 2016   Paul Coughlin, '75, and His Runnin' Gear Stores Are Still Out in Front (The Oakland Press)
Dec. 11, 2016   Steve Atchison, '91, Joins Home Builder Lennar Atlanta as Division President (Marietta Daily Journal)
Dec. 1, 2016   Bruce Berndt, '61, Years of Research, and a Bond Between Mathematicians (The Daily Illini)
Nov. 22, 2016   Michael Mara, '00, Named Lead Public Defender in Vermilion County, Ill. (The News-Gazette)
Nov. 22, 2016   Judge Duncan Beagle, '70, Receives Statewide Lifetime Achievement Award (Flint Journal)
Nov. 18, 2016   Kasey Kaplan, '10: Six Lessons Learned from Co-Founding a FinTech Business (
Nov. 18, 2016   Ditzler Signs College Presidents' Message to President-Elect (
Nov. 10, 2016   Danielle Crane, '03, Recognized as Michigan HR Executive of the Year (The Peninsula)
Nov. 8, 2016   Nick Shelton, '08, Wins Niles Mayoral Election (Niles Daily Star)
Nov. 4, 2016   Derek Burkholder, '04, Honored by Loggerhead Marinelife Center (Nova Southeastern University)
Nov. 3, 2016   One-of-a-Kind Geneticist Drew Hasley, '07, Snags Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin News)
Oct. 25, 2016   Biology Professor Eileen Hebets, '94, Studies How Arachnids Communicate (The Daily Nebraskan)
Oct. 24, 2016   James Garlick, '07, Named Director at MidCap Financial (ABL Advisor)
Oct. 11, 2016   Swimming and Diving Coach Taber Enters Lakeview H.S. Hall of Fame (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Sept. 27, 2016   For Ceramic Artist Soe Yu Nwe, '13, Home Country Is Home Base Again (Myanmar Times)
Sept. 23, 2016   Retired Congressman Dave Camp, '75, Donates Papers to University of Michigan (Midland Daily News)
Sept. 17, 2016   Teacher Beverly Hannett-Price, '58, on Emmy Winner Courtney B. Vance (The Detroit News)
Sept. 10, 2016   Rockwell, '02, Gives Kids Game Days to Remember (The News-Gazette, Champaign/Urbana, Ill.)
Sept. 6, 2016   Isaac Kremer, '01, to Lead Metuchen Downtown Alliance (Greater Media Newspapers, N.J.)
Aug. 24, 2016   Kirk Heinze, '70, Talks with Danielle Nelson, '17, on 'Greening of the Great Lakes' (
Aug. 22, 2016   Sam Shaheen, '88, and Family to Be Recognized by Governor for Philanthropy (The Saginaw News)
Aug. 20, 2016   Faith Fowler, '81, Receives Shining Light Award as Unsung Hero (Detroit Free Press)
Aug. 18, 2016   Coach Chris Bell, '90, Talks About Lake Orion Football Season (The Oakland Press)
Aug. 1, 2016   Mel Smith, '64, Right at Home in the Pool (, Thurston County, Wash.)
July 26, 2016   Dennis Anthony, '99, Named Principal of Harper Creek High School (Battle Creek Enquirer)
July 19, 2016   A Rocky Summer for Geology's Jennifer Nelson, '18, at Van Buren State Park (Kalamazoo Gazette)
July 18, 2016   Albion Women's Lacrosse Showcases Stickwork on Social Media (Battle Creek Enquirer)
July 14, 2016   Dave Smith, '06, Named Petoskey High Athletic Director (Petoskey News-Review)
July 12, 2016   Gigi Ganatra Duff, '94, Becomes CMO at Miami-Based Lionheart Capital (
July 1, 2016   After Receiving Graduation Gifts, Incoming First-Year Student Reciprocates (Midland Daily News)
June 29, 2016   Grand Hotel's Dan Musser, '86, Receives Regional EY Entrepreneur Honor (Corp! magazine)
June 22, 2016   Howard Drenth, '88, Appointed as CEO of Florida Hospital Medical Group (Orlando Sentinel)
June 21, 2016   George Cutshaw, '63, Retires After 52-Year Teaching Career (
June 16, 2016   Painter Heidi Marshall, '80, Talks About Her Artistic Inspirations (Petoskey News-Review)
June 14, 2016   Larry Whitley, '72, Honored by Army Public Affairs Association (Capital Gazette, Annapolis, Md.)
May 30, 2016   Keith Clark, '94, Joins Mutual of Omaha as Senior VP, Marketing (Omaha World-Herald)
May 27, 2016   Ford Institute's McLean Noted for Work with Syrian American Rescue Network (
May 26, 2016   'Pop' McKale (Class of 1910) and Cedric Dempsey, '54, Noted for Athletics Legacy (Arizona Daily Star)
May 12, 2016   Philip Gannon, '47, Receives Lansing's Key to the City (Lansing State Journal)
May 10, 2016   Fowler, '81, Students Behind Cass Community Herbal Tea Business (WXYZ-TV, Detroit)
May 6, 2016   A Peek Inside the Grand Hotel with Dan Musser, '86 (Lansing State Journal)
May 5, 2016   Peggy Sindt, '73, to Retire from Albion Economic Development Corp. (Battle Creek Enquirer)
May 2, 2016   A Day with Genesee County Circuit Court Judge Duncan Beagle, '70 (My City Magazine, Flint)
Apr. 25, 2016   Jerry Johnson, '93, Is New CISD Assistant Superintendent (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Apr. 24, 2016   Music Professor James Ball Featured as Conductor of Tecumseh Pops Orchestra (
Apr. 22, 2016   Connie Hale, '84, Winning in Kentucky as Keeneland CFO (Business Lexington)
Apr. 21, 2016   Schefsky, '06, Named Partner at Midland Law Firm (Midland Daily News)
Apr. 12, 2016   Cupcake Business Is a New Recipe for CPA Farhat, '89 (Lansing State Journal)
Apr. 8, 2016   Ruth Rashid Kaleniecki, '00, Joins Community Foundation for SE Michigan (The News-Herald)
Apr. 8, 2016   Catching Up with Garry Carley, '61 (Boca Beacon)
Apr. 4, 2016   Foster, '12, Pursues Chiropractic Path (Petoskey News-Review)
Mar. 25, 2016   Shipping/Receiving Exec King, '97, Among 'Faces of Battle Creek's Worforce' (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Mar. 17, 2016   Jackson, '78, Named Dean of Fayetteville State Business School in N.C. (The Fayetteville Observer)
Mar. 17, 2016   Everingham, '61, on His Volunteer Efforts in Grosse Pointe (Grosse Pointe News)
Mar. 9, 2016   In New Book, Anderson, '75, Looks at the Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder (City Pulse, Lansing)
Mar. 6, 2016   Lynne McQuown, '93, Named Pastor at Jonesville Presbyterian (Hillsdale Daily News)
Mar. 1, 2016   Ebeling, '69, Talks About Her Friendship with Hillary Clinton (Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, Ill.)
Feb. 19, 2016   Fodera, '16, Featured in Article About eBay Sales Study (The New York Times)
Feb. 17, 2016   Affordable-Housing Advocate Lawrence, '58, on Moral Courage (
Feb. 12, 2016   Cooley, '57, Retires as Fenton Township Attorney After 45 Years (Tri-County Times)
Jan. 27, 2016   Shrode, '76, Receives Award from Local Chamber of Commerce (Waupaca County Post, Wisc.)
Jan. 22, 2016   Piper, '98, Elected to Board of Trustees of Flint's Mott Foundation (
Jan. 19, 2016   Moore, '19, Sets Britons' Pool Record in 100-Meter Butterfly (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Jan. 18, 2016   Frever, College Grounds Director, Shares Expertise on Cool-Season Grass (SportsTurf magazine)
Jan. 13, 2016   Theresa McArleton, '03, Named Permanent Berkley Parks and Rec Director (
Jan. 12, 2016   Verdow, '50, Leaves Detroit Institute of Arts a Substantial Gift (Detroit Free Press)
Jan. 9, 2016   Judson, '73, Honored by Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce (Detroit Free Press)
Jan. 6, 2016   Slavens, '11, Completes Third Short-Term Post at United Nations (
Jan. 5, 2016   Twin Brothers Conclude First Football Season at Albion (Grosse Pointe Times/C&
Jan. 4, 2016   Longe, '81, Named President and CEO of Financial Tech Firm AST Group (
Dec. 11, 2015   Everett, '74, Longtime Leader of Treasure Valley Family YMCA, Retires (Idaho Statesman)
Dec. 8, 2015   All-League RB Parks, '16, Reflects on Albion Football Career (C&G Newspapers, Warren, Mich.)
Dec. 5, 2015   Carol Klein, '54: 'Volunteer Extraordinaire' (Post Independent, Glenwood Springs, Colo.)
Dec. 3, 2015   President Ditzler to Appear on WJR's 'Greening of the Great Lakes' Dec. 20 (
Nov. 19, 2015   In the Studio With Indie/Folk Band Less Is More (Finkel, '14, Spencer, '13) (WMUK-FM, Kalamazoo)
Nov. 17, 2015   Turner's Gregor, '83, Now Chief Catalyst Officer at TNT, TBS (Variety)
Nov. 16, 2015   White, '94, Promoted to Senior VP at Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (
Nov. 12, 2015   McKemie, '80, Among 100 Leading Women in North American Auto Industry (Automotive News)
Nov. 11, 2015   Coombs, '86, Named CFO of JM Family Enterprises (Sun Sentinel, For Lauderdale, Fla.)
Nov. 5, 2015   Maki, '97, Promoted to Interim COO of Detroit Lions (Crain's Detroit Business)
Nov. 4, 2015   Math/CS's Bollman Discusses Coincidences, Games of Chance (WNPR-FM, Hartford, Conn.)
Oct. 22, 2015   In Podcast, Tekiele, '13, Talks About Running Detroit Half Marathon (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Oct. 19, 2015   Schulze, '95, Named Vice President, CFO at NHRA (
Oct. 16, 2015   Astronaut Cassada, '95, Lands at Albion Community School (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Oct. 3, 2015   Camp, '75, Honored by Junior Achievement of Central Michigan (Midland Daily News)
Sept. 30, 2015   Sindt, '69, Retires from Calhoun County Circuit Court (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Sept. 23, 2015   Virginia Williams, '30, Celebrated Ahead of 105th Birthday (The Daily Courier, Prescott, Ariz.)
Sept. 22, 2015   Johnson, '85, Featured Among Michigan Women Farmers (Bridge magazine)
Sept. 16, 2015   Sabo, '01, Named Executive Director of Huron Valley Council for the Arts (
Sept. 15, 2015   For Faylor, '53, Riding Horses Becomes Newfound Passion (
Sept. 6, 2015   Bossert, '95, Is New Head Coach for Detroit Country Day Boys Soccer (
Sept. 5, 2015   Czarnecki, '16, Talks About Britons' Football Season (The Detroit News)
Aug. 31, 2015   Shaheen, '88, Discusses Downtown Albion Hotel Project (WMUK-FM 102.1, Kalamazoo)
Aug. 21, 2015   UCC Pastor Hronek, '75, Settles into New Community (The Dispatch, Lexington, N.C.)
Aug. 14, 2015   Propst, '91, Among St. Louis' Most Influential Business Women (St. Louis Business Journal)
Aug. 12, 2015   Warner, '91, Named Grand Rapids Ballet Development Director (Grand Rapids Business Journal)
Aug. 12, 2015   Cawthorne, '62, on What Makes Mackinac Island Special (Lansing State Journal)
Aug. 11, 2015   Judge Sindt, '69, to Retire from Calhoun County Circuit Court (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Aug. 10, 2015   Beers, '01, Featured Among Traverse City Young Professionals (
July 28, 2015   Macosko, '69, Joins Board of Australian Pharmaceutical Firm (
July 28, 2015   Wright, '02, Makes Mark in Real Estate at Harbor Shores (The Herald-Palladium)
July 22, 2015   LaTosch, '92, Appointed to Commission on Services to the Aging (
July 18, 2015   Barry, '72, Retires as Stevensville UMC Pastor (The Herald-Palladium)
July 13, 2015   Heartwell, '71, to Receive National 'Friend of Education' Award (
July 11, 2015   Stained-Glass Artist Crawford, '68, Creates Art in Treehouse Studio (Dayton Daily News)
July 8, 2015   Beekeepers Congregate at Albion College for Conference (WMUK-FM 102.1, Kalamazoo)
July 3, 2015   Powers, '45, Remembers Fighting for American Freedom (Hillsdale Daily News)
June 25, 2015   Attorney Tupper, '89, Also Soars as an Accomplished Pilot (
June 24, 2015   Lakeland High's Michaels, '95, Named Top Regional Athletic Director (Spinal Column, Oakland County)
June 22, 2015   Yadav, '12, on the Intersection of Faith and the Environment (The Huffington Post)
June 20, 2015   Pinckney High QB Link: Hess to Learn from Bona, '16 (Livingston Daily Press & Argus)
June 18, 2015   Ford Institute Welcomes Illinois Volunteer Group to Albion (Battle Creek Enquirer)
June 18, 2015   Larner, '01, Brings Expertise to Lakewood High Principal Post (The Hastings Banner)
June 13, 2015   Peirce, '65, Receives Local Rotary Award (, Edmonds, Wash.)
June 11, 2015   Northwoods League President Radatz, '81, Talks About His Life in Baseball (Battle Creek Enquirer)
June 11, 2015   Joslin, '71, Honored by Downtown Traverse City Association (Traverse City Record-Eagle)
June 10, 2015   Taylor, '75, Retires as Petoskey Middle School Principal (Petoskey News-Review)
June 8, 2015   Music Teacher Hodges, '07, to Become Principal at Gaylord High School (Gaylord Herald Times)
June 7, 2015   Klingler, '14, Finishes First in Sunburst Half-Marathon (South Bend Tribune)
June 5, 2015   Seibold, '79, Reappointed to State Board of Accountancy (
May 27, 2015   Albion Was Clear Choice for Richmond's Maas (Times Herald, Port Huron, Mich.)
May 22, 2015   Compton, '86, Back in Michigan as Riverwood Center Director in Benton Harbor (The Herald-Palladium)
May 19, 2015   Retiring Biology Professor Loveless, '71, Reflects on Wooster Career (
May 19, 2015   Incoming First-Year Student Has Sights on Basketball and Track (
May 18, 2015   Bushey, '91, Named H.H. Dow High Teacher of the Year (Midland Daily News)
May 17, 2015   'Best Friends' Coming to Albion to Play Soccer (Livingston Daily Press & Argus)
May 16, 2015   Carrier, Burkholder, '04, Include Middle Schoolers in Shark Research (Key West Citizen)
May 14, 2015   Photos of Albion College 2015 Commencement (Jackson Citizen Patriot/
May 14, 2015   Brown, '08, on the Ground in Nepal for Relief Effort (WWJ-AM 950, Detroit)
Apr. 29, 2015   Brown, '08, to Go to Nepal for Earthquake Relief (The Oakland Press) | Brown's Fundraising (WXYZ-TV)
Apr. 27, 2015   Attorney Kyser, '04, Graduates from Leadership Jackson Program (
Apr. 26, 2015   Maki, '97, Promoted to Detroit Lions CFO (Crain's Detroit Business)
Apr. 24, 2015   High School Golfer Overcomes Accident, Set to Join Britons (Traverse City Record-Eagle)
Apr. 14, 2015   Incoming Men's Lacrosse Player Kinney Receives Ice Hockey Honor (Kalamazoo Gazette)
Apr. 14, 2015   Longtime Wayne County Prosecutor Baughman, '71, Retires (The Detroit News)
Apr. 13, 2015   Maher, '17, Shares Tips for Those Hooked on Netflix (
Apr. 8, 2015   English Professor Roberts Discusses Albion's Big Read Efforts (Jackson Citizen Patriot)
Apr. 7, 2015   Westland Native Morrison, '17, Finds Heptathlon Success (
Apr. 6, 2015   Anthropology Professor Harnish on College's Sustainability Summit (Jackson Citizen Patriot)
Apr. 4, 2015   VanderWal, '01, Named Top NCAA D-III Men's Basketball Coach (Parkersburg News and Sentinel)
Mar. 31, 2015   Jordan, '04, to Lead Swimming and Diving Teams at Lincoln College (The Courier, Lincoln, Ill.)
Mar. 26, 2015   Neidlinger, '02, Named Assistant Principal at East Jackson Secondary (Jackson Citizen Patriot)
Mar. 25, 2015   Cleveland Clinic's Williams, '95, Talks About Preventing Colon Cancer (WCHB-AM 1200, Detroit)
Mar. 24, 2015   Toland, '07, to Open Second French Macaron Shop in May (The Grand Rapids Press)
Mar. 21, 2015   Passenger, '57, on 'Federally Mandated Jet Lag,' aka Daylight Savings (Tuscola County Advertiser)
Mar. 19, 2015   Keuvelaar, '81, Appointed Bay County Probate Court Judge (The Bay City Times)
Mar. 19, 2015   Manby, '81, to Become CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment (Orlando Sentinel)
Mar. 18, 2015   Hummel, '79, Chosen as Woman of the Year by California State Assembly (The Morning Sun)
Mar. 16, 2015   Randazzo, '00, Named Interim CEO of National Math and Science Initiative (Dallas Business Journal)
Mar. 11, 2015   Hall of Fame Football Coach Robb, '78, to Lead Tecumseh Program (The Daily Telegram)
Mar. 6, 2015   Heinze, '70, with Grand Rapids Mayor Heartwell, '71, on Greening of the Great Lakes, (
Mar. 4, 2015   Albion Childhood Memories Still Fresh for Ruth Holland Scott, '56, (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Mar. 2, 2015   Morgan, '90, Named District Family Court Administrator in N.C. (Charlotte Observer)
Feb. 27, 2015   Physics' Zellner to Give Lecture March 2 at "Jackson Science Café" (Jackson Citizen Patriot)
Feb. 26, 2015   Agent Carter Actor Carroll, '03, Visits His High School (
Feb. 24, 2015   Albion College Student Senate Sponsors Free Day at Kids 'N' Stuff (Hillsdale Daily News)
Feb. 13, 2015   A Beekeeping School Primer from the Nature Center's David Green (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Feb. 11, 2015   As Opening Nears, David, '64, Talks About His 'Unlikely New Musical' (Associated Press)
Feb. 10, 2015   Investment Advisor McMahan, '08, Is New Baseball Coach at Davison High (Flint Journal)
Feb. 5, 2015   Incoming Class of 2019 Women's Soccer Goalkeeper Overcomes Injuries (
Jan. 31, 2015   Op-Ed by Poli Sci's Booth Walling: 'Help Eradicate Human Trafficking in Michigan' (Flint Journal)
Jan. 30, 2015   Chemistry, German Teacher McMann, '99, Named Royal Oak Football Coach (
Jan. 28, 2015   Ridgeway, '91, Quickly Settles In as New Harper Creek Superintendent (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Jan. 26, 2015   Psychology's Christopher Links Time-of-Day Preference, Personality, Eating Behaviors (
Jan. 20, 2015   Longtime Judge Leo Borrello, '55, Remembered as Faithful Public Servant (The Saginaw News)
Jan. 18, 2015   The Review's Robert Martin, '76, Discusses His Career (Midland Daily News)
Jan. 15, 2015   Longtime High School Football Coach Al Slamer Joins Albion Staff (Detroit Free Press)
Jan. 11, 2015   Kirsch, '12, and Sisu Global Health Stake Their Spot on Social-Enterprise Radar (
Jan. 2, 2015   Shootaround with CEO Manby, '81, About Herschend's Harlem Globetrotters (
Dec. 30, 2014   Kingsley, '63, Retires as Calhoun County Circuit Court Judge (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Dec. 25, 2014   State Bar Executive Director Welch, '71, on Future of Michigan's Legal Services (
Dec. 17, 2014   Cornerback Greenwood, '12, Signs with NFL's Ravens (The Baltimore Sun)
Dec. 17, 2014   Kastl, '73, to Enter Michigan High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame (Midland Daily News)
Dec. 15, 2014   Shaheen, '88, Proposes Downtown Boutique Hotel to Albion City Council (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Dec. 11, 2014   In Podcast, Children's Writer Scieszka, '76, Describes His Love of Science (Publisher's Weekly)
Dec. 11, 2014   Machesky, '92, Named Lighthouse of Oakland County CEO (Crain's Detroit Business)
Dec. 8, 2014   Mahaney, '80, Appointed to Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees (WLUC-TV, Marquette)
Dec. 6, 2014   Lefere, '97, on 20th Anniversary of Football National Title (Jackson Citizen Patriot)
Dec. 6, 2014   CEO Parker, '84, Talks About First Year of American-US Airways Merger (Dallas Morning News)
Nov. 24, 2014   President Ditzler Discusses the Build Albion Fellows Program (WBCK-FM 95.3, Battle Creek)
Nov. 24, 2014   Ridgeway, '91, Named Harper Creek Community Schools Superintendent (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Nov. 20, 2014   Boggan Jr., '67, to Be Interim CEO at Alameda Health System (The Daily Review, Hayward, Calif.)
Nov. 18, 2014   Geneticist Wilson, '77, Named Chief Scientific Advisor at REGENXBIO (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)
Nov. 17, 2014   Hancock, '18, Already Taking Advantage of Opportunities at Albion (Midland Daily News)
Nov. 13, 2014   Editorial: Albion College Fellowship Program Could Help Spark Economic Turnaround (
Nov. 12, 2014   Broadway Producer David, '64, Developing Las Vegas 'Duck Dynasty' Musical  (The New York Times)
Nov. 12, 2014   Alsheskie, '15, Reflects on Four-Year Albion Soccer Career (
Nov. 4, 2014   Art Smith, '62, on Family, the Family Business, and Community (Times Herald, Port Huron, Mich.)
Oct. 30, 2014   How Albion's Mellon-Funded 'Humanities Labs' Will Prepare Students (
Oct. 29, 2014   Plaskey Brothers Are Also a Briton Linebacker Duo (
Oct. 23, 2014   Los Alamos Scientist Dixon, '83, to Discuss Nuclear Energy Sunday Night on WJR (
Oct. 21, 2014   Dentist Boekeloo, '83, Finds Interest in His Medical-Room Concept (WSBT-TV, South Bend, Ind.)
Oct. 18, 2014   Weaver, '13, Wins 19th Annual Indianapolis Half-Marathon (
Oct. 16, 2014   Fowler, '81, Talks Detroit, Sustainability Efforts on Greening of the Great Lakes (
Oct. 9, 2014   From Amur Maple to White Oak, Biology's Skean Knows Albion's Trees (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Oct. 5, 2014   Shark Expert Burkholder, '04, Stars in Florida Travel Feature (
Oct. 5, 2014   When Discussing Climate, CSE Director Lincoln Looks to New Orleans (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Oct. 4, 2014   Geology Chair Wilch on 'the Greatest Scientific Experiment of All Time' (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Oct. 2, 2014   Physics' Zellner Weighs In on Pluto Planet Debate (USA Today)
Oct. 1, 2014   French Professor Guenin-Lelle to Give Oct. 8 Talk at Hope College (Holland Sentinel)
Sept. 21, 2014   History Professor Emeritus Allen Horstman Writes Book on Christianity (Grand Traverse Insider)
Sept. 21, 2014   Mitch Albom Profiles Rev. Faith Fowler, '81, and Her Work (Detroit Free Press)
Sept. 19, 2014   Finance and Administration VP Jerry White Visits Capitol Hill (
Sept. 18, 2014   Facebook Software Engineer Owens, '07, on Latest News Feed Update (
Sept. 9, 2014   Psychology's Wieth, Body-Clock Study Featured on 'Marketplace' (American Public Media)
Aug. 31, 2014   Dolph Grundman, '62, Pens Biography of NBA Legend Dolph Schayes (Observer-Dispatch, Utica, N.Y.)
Aug. 28, 2014   Ford Institute's McLean Discusses 38th President's Legacy (Michigan Radio)
Aug. 21, 2014   Mona (Finn) Boersma, '91, Starts as Principal at Pontiac's Walton Charter (Oakland Press)
Aug. 13, 2014   Scieszka, '76, on His Latest Book, Frank Einstein ( Tennessee)
Aug. 12, 2014   Listen to President Ditzler on “The Paul W. Smith Show” (WJR-760 AM, Detroit)
Aug. 8, 2014   Cawthorne, '62, Gets 'Up Close' with Mackinac Island in New Book (Lansing State Journal)
July 31, 2014   White, '95, Assistant-Referees Manchester United-Real Madrid Friendly (Grand Rapids Press)
July 30, 2014   Comm Studies' Erlandson Advises Roommate Contract Start-up (USA Today College)
July 23, 2014   Brigham-Grette, '77, Named Chair of National Polar Research Board (WGGB-TV, Springfield, Mass.)
July 22, 2014   Fowler, '81, Takes Steps with Detroit Treads (

Faculty Experts

Members of the media can find contact information and areas of expertise below for a wide range of Albion College faculty and staff. In most cases, names link to further information. Questions and interview requests can also be directed to the Office of Marketing and Communications, 517/629-0445, .

The list and accompanying drop-down menu are arranged by academic department or discipline.

Another resource for media to consider is the Albion College Faculty Publications blog.

Anthropology and Sociology

Brad ChaseBrad Chase

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D., 2007, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of expertise: archaeology, urban problems, ancient international relations, ancient technology

Scott MelzerScott Melzer

Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., 2004, University of California, Riverside

Areas of expertise: men and masculinities, intimate partner violence, gun politics/NRA

Art and Art History

Bille WickreBille Wickre

Ph.D., 1993, University of Michigan

Areas of expertise: women artists; art in the Albion College collection, especially prints; modern and contemporary art


E. Dale KennedyE. Dale Kennedy

Professor; Director, Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program
Ph.D., 1989, Rutgers University

Area of expertise: birds

Ola OlapadeOla Olapade

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2004, Kent State University

Areas of expertise: microbiology, public health, environmental health

Bradley RabquerBradley Rabquer

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2006, University of Toledo

Areas of expertise: physiology, medical research, immunology, molecular and cell biology

Douglas W. WhiteDouglas W. White

Adjunct Assistant Professor; Associate Director, Center for Sustainability and the Environment
Ph.D., 1989, Rutgers University

Areas of expertise: environmental sustainability, ecology, birds, ornithology, conservation


Craig Bieler, co-chair and professor of physical chemistry, Albion CollegeCraig Bieler

Co-Chair and Professor
Ph.D., 1992, University of Pittsburgh

Areas of expertise: chemical analysis (especially spectroscopy, chromatography, and mass spectrometry), instrument repair, van der Waals interactions, gas hydrates, chemical education

Andrew N. French, professor of organic chemistry, Albion CollegeAndrew N. French

Ph.D., 1992, University of Illinois

Areas of expertise: organic chemistry, hypervalent iodine chemistry, asymmetric synthesis, sustainability studies, teaching with technology

Lisa B. Lewis, professor of physical chemistry, Albion CollegeLisa B. Lewis

Co-Chair and Professor
Ph.D., 1994, University of California, Irvine

Areas of expertise: science education, use of mobile devices and apps in teaching and learning, surface chemistry (especially semiconductor surfaces), laser desorption mass spectrometry, gas hydrates

Communication Studies

Andy BoyanAndy Boyan

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2012, Michigan State University

Areas of expertise: sports media, media process and effects, video games and interactive entertainment, social media

Karen ErlandsonKaren Erlandson

Chair and Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2002, University of California, Santa Barbara

Areas of expertise: nonverbal communication, emotions, interpersonal communication, gendered communication

Economics and Management

Gregory M. SaltzmanGregory M. Saltzman

Ph.D., 1982, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Areas of expertise: union-management relations, health policy and insurance


Kyle ShantonKyle Shanton

Chair and Associate Professor
Ph.D., 1998, University of Arizona

Areas of expertise: teacher education, literacy, bilingual education


Ian F. MacInnesIan F. MacInnes

Chair and Professor
Ph.D., 1995, University of Virginia

Areas of expertise: Elizabethan literature and culture, technology in teaching

Helena MesaHelena Mesa

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2003, University of Houston

Areas of expertise: poetry (contemporary), creative writing


David GreenDavid Green

Director, Whitehouse Nature Center
B.A., 1989, Bluffton University

Areas of expertise: natural history of Michigan, flora and fauna, green initiatives (rain gardens, rain barrels, LEED), outdoor education, student farm/gardening

Timothy N. LincolnTimothy N. Lincoln

Co-Chair and Professor of Geology; Director, Center for Sustainability and the Environment
Ph.D., 1978, University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of expertise: hydrology and groundwater, environmental geochemistry and contamination, sustainability and sustainable living

Geological Sciences

Michael McRivetteMichael McRivette

Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2011, University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of expertise: geology, GIS

Carrie A. MenoldCarrie A. Menold

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2006, University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of expertise: Himalayas/Tibet, geology, natural resources

Thomas I. WilchThomas I. Wilch

Ph.D., 1997, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Areas of expertise: climate change, Antarctica, volcanic eruptions, natural disasters, geology


Marcy SacksMarcy Sacks

Chair and Professor
Ph.D., 1999, University of California, Berkeley

Area of expertise: U.S. race relations


Heather BetzHeather H. Betz

Assistant Professor, Exercise Science
Ph.D., 2011, Michigan State University

Areas of expertise: physical activity, exercise, childhood obesity

Scott D. MichelScott D. Michel

Visiting Instructor, Athletic Training
M.A., 2002, Western Michigan University

Areas of expertise: athletic injury and prevention, rehabilitation of injuries, leadership and administration of athletic training

Robert I. MossRobert I. Moss

Chair and Professor, Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Ph.D., 1988, Southern Illinois University

Areas of expertise: sports injury/muscle skeletal injury, kinesiology of sports injury, biomechanics of sports injury, anatomy and sports injury

Mathematics and Computer Science

Mark BollmanMark E. Bollman

Ph.D., 2001, Central Michigan University

Areas of expertise: mathematical and other aspects of gambling, mathematics education

Karla R. McCavitKarla R. McCavit

Adjunct Instructor; Director, Quantitative Studies Center
M.S., 1995, Michigan State University

Areas of expertise: first-year student issues, transition from high school to college, math learning and teaching issues

David A. ReimannDavid A. Reimann

Ph.D., 1998, Wayne State University

Areas of expertise: symmetry, M.C. Escher, mathematical art, Internet programming

Modern Languages and Cultures

Dianne Guenin-Lelle, professor of French, Albion CollegeDianne Guenin-Lelle

Professor of French
Ph.D., 1988, Louisiana State University

Areas of expertise: French/Francophone issues, post-Katrina New Orleans, international partnerships, Sister City developments

Kalen OswaldKalen Oswald

Chair and Associate Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., 2001, University of Arizona

Areas of expertise: literature from Spain, contemporary Spanish culture, urban experience in Barcelona, Spanish detective fiction


David AbbottDavid Abbott

D.M.A., 1995, Eastman School of Music

Areas of expertise: classical music, performing arts, piano

Jim BallJames Ball

D.M.A. (orchestral conducting), 1992, Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Areas of expertise: music, arts advocacy, reviews (live performance, CDs, etc.)

Samuel McIlhaggaSamuel McIlhagga

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2006, University of Minnesota

Areas of expertise: music education, wind band/wind ensemble music, conducting


Jeremy KirbyJeremy Kirby

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2005, Florida State University

Area of expertise: science and religion (relationship between the two)

Bindu MadhokBindu Madhok

Chair and Professor
Ph.D., 1990, Brown University

Areas of expertise: medical ethics, environmental ethics, ethics and public policy, global development ethics (with a focus on India)


Nicolle ZellnerNicolle Zellner

Chair and Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2001, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Areas of expertise: women/girls in science, astronomy, NASA, planets, space in general

Political Science

Carrie Booth WallingCarrie Booth Walling

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2008, University of Minnesota

Areas of expertise: human rights, United Nations Security Council, humanitarian intervention, international courts (human rights trials, truth commissions)

Dyron K. DabneyDyron K. Dabney

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2008, University of Michigan

Areas of expertise: Japanese politics, Japanese elections, U.S. elections, U.S. party politics

William D. RoseWilliam D. Rose

Chair and Associate Professor
Ph.D., 1999, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Areas of expertise: Constitutional law and the Supreme Court (judicial politics), crime and punishment, politics of higher education

Psychological Science

Andrew ChristopherAndrew Christopher

Co-Chair and Professor
Ph.D., 1999, University of Florida

Areas of expertise: psychology/organizational issues, Albion's business and organizations major, political ideology

Andrea Ploucher FrancisAndrea Ploucher Francis

Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2010, Michigan State University

Areas of expertise: reflective learning, educational psychology

W. Jeffrey WilsonW. Jeffrey Wilson

Ph.D., 1983, University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of expertise: neuroscience, biology of sexual preference

Religious Studies

Jocelyn McWhirterJocelyn McWhirter

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2002, Princeton Theological Seminary

Area of expertise: Bible

Ronney B. MouradRonney B. Mourad

Chair and Professor
Ph.D., 2002, University of Chicago

Areas of expertise: philosophy of religion, faith and rationality, French Catholic mysticism

Peter ValdinaPeter Valdina

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2012, Emory University

Areas of expertise: religions of South Asia, Hinduism, Islam

John W. WoellJohn W. Woell

Associate Provost
Ph.D., 2002, Claremont Graduate University

Areas of expertise: religion and politics, liberal arts education, issues in higher education

Women’s and Gender Studies

Dr. Trisha FranzenTrisha Franzen

Ph.D., 1990, University of New Mexico

Areas of expertise: Anna Howard Shaw (biography published March 2014), suffrage, women's issues, gender issues, LGBT, sexuality, same-sex marriage

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