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December 2015 Phonecast

Mauri Is Calling

On Tuesday, December 1, President Mauri Ditzler spoke with alumni from around the country in a live call-in event, during which he provided an Albion College update and shared exciting news from both the campus and town.

Steve Klein, vice president for enrollment management, and Matt Arend, director of athletics, joined the president on the call, and members of the College's Institutional Advancement team took questions from alumni participants.

If you missed the call, a complete recording of the conversation is available below.

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Thank you for participating and listening, and for your questions!

Fall Photo Contest

Albion College Fall Photo Contest 

Every season is great, but autumn is a special time of year at Albion College: the warm sweaters, the chill in the air, the changing colors. We want your help capturing the fall spirit with a photo contest. Show us your creativity, and you could win a prize package -- as well as recognition on Albion College's website and social media accounts!

So for this October, grab your phone or camera and capture the best autumn scene at Albion!

Rules for Entry

  • Each photo submission will be judged on capturing the spirit of autumn at Albion College. 
  • Photo submissions only accepted from current Albion students.
  • Photos must be taken on campus: the Quad, Whitehouse Nature Center, Wesley Hall, athletic games, etc.
  • Be sure to include a caption, with location and people (as best you can) in the photo.
  • Steer clear of nudity, alcohol, or illegal or lewd activities in your photos.
  • Photos must be taken in the month of October 2015. All photos are due by October 31. 
  • No limit on entries, but do try to make them unique -- don't post 10 pictures of the same scene, etc.


There will be two award winners -- Grand Prize and Runner Up. 

Grand Prizes:

  1. Your photo appears on the homepage of albion.edu and on the back cover of Io Triumphe! magazine
  2. A swag package of Albion gear, included a mug, sweater, and more!
  3. Announcement on Albion's social media accounts
  4. A package of Pumpkin Spice Oreo cookies

Runner Up Prizes:

  1. Announcement on Albion's social media accounts
  2. A package of Pumpkin Spice Oreo cookies

The Grand Prize winner will be announced Friday, Nov. 6, on the College's Facebook Page, Instagram account, and Twitter account.

Submitting a Photo

Submit your photos in the following ways:

  1. Emailing your photo to
  2. Tweeting or Instagramming your photo using the hashtag #heyalbion
  3. Posting your photo on the College's Facebook wall.

By submitting a photo for the contest, you agree that:

  • Your photo can be used by the Albion College marketing department in social media, on the albion.edu website, and in any printed pieces developed by the College.
  • Your photo can be repurposed on other social media platforms, including Pinterest, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+.
  • Submitting a photo does not guarantee a prize, or any compensation, by the College.

Okay with all that? Then submit your photo today!

Albion Well Represented in Canoe/Kayak Collegiate National Championships

Albion's canoe club participated in the 2014 national championships in North Carolina.
Albion College was well represented in the American Canoe Association's Canoe/Kayak Collegiate National Championships. The Britons finished second in the women's team standings, while Matthew Diehl scored enough points to pull Albion up to third in the men's standings.

Webinar: Career Success Strategies

David Ross, '07

An Old Cliché: The Harder You Work, the Luckier You’ll Get

Albion College's Office of Alumni Engagement and Career and Internship Center hosted a free webinar on career success strategies on Thursday, August 13 from noon to 1 p.m. (ET).

David Ross, ’07 (right), offered a unique look at early career success strategies in this free webinar for Albion College students and alumni.

From Sales Manager at Mitsubishi to Business Development Manager at American Express, David Ross shows how grit and determination will help in your early career. In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Strategies to be successful in the beginning of a career
  • The role that grit and determination play in your job
  • How to increase awareness of the little details that can get a professional recognized

"I truly believe that my willingness to outwork those around me while thinking outside the box, a skill set that was instilled in me while at Albion, has ultimately resulted in continued career success despite significant obstacles," says Ross.

If you have questions about this webinar or other Career and Internship Center offerings, please contact the Center at 517/629-0332 or .

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