Military Veterans

Darren Mason, professor of mathematicsDarren Mason

Professor of Mathematics
Corporal/E-4, Army National Guard (1986-1994)
34th Division Artillery-Headquarters Battery

Albion College provides a welcoming campus environment that honors your service to our country. Carefully designed programs such as individualized advising by faculty members who themselves are veterans, as well as on-campus social networking with other veterans and active duty personnel, will help your transition from the mental and physical requirements of military service to the intellectual demands of a rigorous academic environment.

The top of Ferguson Hall, Albion College.Albion College is proud to serve
those who served.

Our commitment to active and veteran military members is clear—U.S. News & World Report ranks us among the leading national liberal arts colleges in its 2016 Best Colleges for Veterans list.

Albion is where you take the next step—and we're with you all along the way. Our support services for veterans include individualized advising from faculty members (who are also veterans) as well as opportunities for on-campus social networking with other veterans. And that's just the beginning.

It starts with your application:

Documents can be submitted to the admission office at this address:
611 E. Porter St., Albion, Michigan 49224

Once we've received your completed application and supporting documentation, the Admission Committee will review your application. If we have questions or need more information, we'll contact you.

Academic Advising

Darren Mason
Associate Professor of Mathematics


Dr. Mason will assist you with planning your academic program and obtaining tutoring or other academic support.


Andrew Dunham


Dr. Dunham will evaluate your transcripts, award college credit, and answer questions about registration for classes.

Veterans Benefits

Rob Kniss
Director of Financial Aid


Dr. Kniss will advise you on applying for veterans benefits, obtaining campus employment, and other financial aid questions.

Veterans Advisory Council

Albion’s Veterans Advisory Council members will be happy to talk with you during your college search and will offer advice and support while you are enrolled as a student.

Jeffrey Carrier
Professor Emeritus of Biology/Veteran
(O) 517/629-0389

Susan Conner, Chair
U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, 2002
(O) 517/629-0222

Doug Goering
Professor Emeritus of Art/Veteran
(H) 810/233-5955

Shane Jackson, '11


Larry Lloyd, Jr., ’02
American Red Cross Military Caseworker
(C) 202/906-9448

Darren Mason

Associate Professor of Mathematics/Veteran
(O) 517/629-0826

Shane Jackson, '11Shane Jackson conducted his college search like many other prospective students. The only difference was that Jackson was stationed on a Navy submarine at Pearl Harbor, his six-year stint as a machinist's mate first-class coming to an end. After being deployed on missions in the Western Pacific as part of the global war on terrorism – and earning two medals for his service – Jackson set his eye on college.

"I wanted to find a smaller college," the Minnesota native says. "I didn't want to disappear in a crowd. There are a lot of opportunities to get involved here rather than just going to class and going home."

Jackson tackled college life with as much zeal as he mastered his submarine's five watch stations. He graduated cum laude as an economics and management major and English minor. He was also a member of the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management, completing internships in banking and investments. In addition, Jackson was secretary of the Investment Club and service chair of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, and worked as an assistant in the College's archives. Today, he is making his mark as a financial consultant in the Detroit area.

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