Class of 2018 Commencement Honors Graduates, Community

Albion College 2018 Commencement was celebrated on May 5.
Albion College's Class of 2018 was the first class brought in with President Mauri Ditzler, so their May 5 Commencement reflected their shared values. From the senior speaker and senior class gift to honorary doctorates awarded, the campus celebrated the academic accomplishments and community engagement that have been integral to these newest alumni.

New Albion Hotel Takes Its Place in Downtown Revitalization

Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Albion, Michigan

The new, 75-room Courtyard by Marriott opened in March and is operating at 200 S. Superior St. In a bigger way, it stands ready to do its part to help with the revitalization of downtown Albion. The property was built by the real estate development firm headed by Dr. Samuel Shaheen, '88, and is being managed by the Marquette-based Veridea Group, whose president is Robert Mahaney, '80.

State Grant Will Support Bystander Intervention Program at Albion College

Albion College Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program
In February, Albion College’s Division of Student Affairs received a $25,300 grant from the Michigan State Police Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program. The grant will fund the implementation of the Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program at Albion College. Established in 2006 at the University of Kentucky, the Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program is a comprehensive, research-based approach to reducing sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking on college campuses.

Keltner, Wakeland, '91, Shake Up 'Society' in Isaac Symposium Presentations

Amy Elaine Wakeland, '91, and Dacher Keltner, 2018 Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium
An ancient philosophical question—explored through modern scientific study—and an alumna's work transforming the nation's second-largest city were featured as part of Albion College's 29th annual Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium. Amy Elaine Wakeland, '91, delivered the Isaac Alumni Lecture on April 18, while University of California, Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner presented the Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote on April 19.

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