Student-Athlete Visit Day: January 21, 2012


Click sessions that are linked below for more information. Session locations will be included in your visit folder.

9:30 a.m.   Registration/Faculty Reception – Science Atrium
10:00 a.m.  

Welcome & Introductions

Donna Randall, President of Albion College
Mike Montico, Guest Alumnus Speaker
Matt Arend, Athletic Director

10:30 a.m.  

Meetings with Coaches and Current Athletes

11:20 a.m.  


Please select one of the following:

12:00 p.m.   Campus Tours
1:00 p.m.   Lunch
2:00 p.m.  


Please select one of the following:

3:00 p.m.  

Additional Options

At the completion of your day, please stop by the Admission Office to turn in your program evaluation.

Information Session Descriptions

Morning Sessions

Academics at Albion College
At the heart of academics at Albion College is an intellectually rich and stimulating commitment to the liberal arts. In this session, we will explore the contours and expectations of the academic experience, as well as the exciting choices that characterize our academic programs including institutes, centers, custom-made majors, off-campus opportunities, research and internships.

College Financing
This session will explore the many options and opportunities to help meet the costs of going to college. Going beyond the typical financial aid resources, we'll look at many ways students and families pay for college, including tips for searching for scholarships. We'll also explore those financial skills all entering students need to succeed at college.

Medical Treatment and Care of Albion Student-Athletes
This presentation will discuss the care in place for all student-athletes at Albion. We will discuss requirements for participation and address any concerns regarding the care and treatment of student-athletes.

Afternoon Sessions

Athletic Training and Exercise Science
We currently have two majors in our Kinesiology Department: Athletic Training and Exercise Science. Athletic Training majors study how to prevent, assess, treat, and rehabilitate human physical movement relative to orthopedic injury. Students are required to complete 900 clinical hours working with various college and high school teams and in physical therapy clinics and physician offices and then often get jobs in the same areas. Exercise Science majors study human physical movement from more of a physiological and biomechanical way, with the goal of enhancing human physical movement from a number of perspectives. The Exercise Science major is a relatively new major with an updated curriculum that will prepare students for careers in human performance disciplines like personal training, strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, and cardiac rehab. Students in this area also pursue careers or graduate school in cardiopulmonary areas, pharmaceutical and medical sales, research, wellness, health promotion, and nutrition. Both majors are used by students wishing to enter allied health fields like MD, DO, PT, OT, PA, chiropractic, and podiatry.

Center for Sustainability and the Environment
The Center attracts students who want careers that make a difference, working in some way to protect and improve the environment. The program is highly experiential, including research, service, and internship opportunities, field trips to critical areas throughout the United States, and the E-House living/learning center. At the information session, you can see pictures of these programs, including our recent field trips to California and Oregon, and talk with faculty involved with the Center. Join us in sustaining sustainability at Albion College!

Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service
America's first public policy institute for undergraduates, the Ford Institute was founded at Albion in 1977 by President Gerald R. Ford and has been training students for careers in public service and leadership for more than 25 years. This unique, interdisciplinary program brings together a diverse group of students from nearly every discipline and major. The program includes courses in public policy, economics, ethics, political science, and an internship during the junior year. Our students intern locally or travel worldwide to fulfill this requirement, including (but not limited to) Melbourne, London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, Chicago, and Albion. Each year the Institute brings to campus a number of nationally recognized speakers from both the public and private sectors. The Ford Institute also offers a range of community service and social events for our students.

Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management
The Gerstacker Institute is for high-achieving students interested in becoming leaders in business. Since 1973, the Institute has been helping students make their professional ambitions a reality. Our vision is to be known internationally for our ability to teach young business professionals how to, individually and within teams, achieve incredible results in the marketplace. The Institute offers the following features to qualified students:

  • An opportunity to develop your career in the areas such as accounting, finance, international business, marketing, human resources, management or consulting
  • Full-time business internships (domestic or international)
  • Professional mentoring
  • Dedicated student computer and meeting facilities
  • A community of motivated peers
  • An interdisciplinary academic program incorporating English, Communication, and Philosophy

Institute for Premedical Professions and Health Sciences
Are you thinking about a career in cardiac surgery, psychiatry, physical therapy, pediatrics, veterinary medicine, biomedical research, or even medical social work? Do you like working with people but aren't sure what career opportunities are available or how much schooling you will need? In this short presentation and question/answer session, you will learn about career options in health care, educational requirements, and how Albion's Institute for Premedical Professions and Health Sciences will help you actively pursue your career goals.

Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program
This program is unlike any high school Honors program in that the classes are not more difficult versions of ordinary classes. Instead, they are small discussion-based classes that are designed and taught only for Honors students. As an Honors student, you will take one of these stimulating classes in each of your first four semesters and, since each Honors class substitutes for other required classes, there will still be a great deal of room in your schedule to pursue other interests. Honors will offer you the opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty mentor on an original research or creative project that, when completed, could become your Honors thesis. Other Honors privileges include chances to read books by distinguished campus visitors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Salman Rushdie and E.O. Wilson and to meet them while they are on campus. You will be invited to participate in field trips to concerts and plays, and you will have 24-hour access to the Honors Center located in the heart of campus in the old Observatory.

Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development
The Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development collaborates with school districts and service organizations to enrich teacher development through mentoring opportunities, school and classroom-based field experiences, and international study. Through the Center, you will join with other students interested in education and be able to choose from among 15 majors as you complete a program that leads to certification in either elementary, secondary, or K-12 teaching. All education courses combine theory with practice through different, intensive field experiences. The Center supports your development of educational leadership through participation in the Boundary Crossings residential practicum course and a unique student-teaching internship and Capstone. The Center further provides options for you to explore different perspectives on teaching and learning through administrative and international practicum options. Participants in this session interact with faculty to learn about the Albion College Teacher Education Program and resources available to an education concentration, such as comprehensive advising, preparation of digital portfolios, the Ferguson Center for Technology-Aided Teaching & Learning, 24/7 access to the Learning Café, and professional development with in-service teachers.

The Dual-Degree Program in Engineering
This program allows you to spend three or four years at Albion pursuing the degree of your choice (usually Mathematics or Physics), while at the same time earning credit that will allow you to also earn a degree (B.A. or B.S.) in a field of engineering after another two years of study at another university (e.g. University of Michigan, Columbia University, Case Western Reserve University). During this information session faculty involved in the program will discuss the many advantages of Albion's program over simply earning an engineering degree at a major university.

Tour of the Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center
The 340-acre center is a premier equestrian facility located within a short drive from the College's main campus. It includes indoor and outdoor arenas, stalls for 79 horses, and ample turnout space. The center offers student horse boarding, lessons from beginner to advanced, and hosts a series of competitions each year. It is home to the Albion equestrian teams as well as the new British Horse Society certification program. This session offers a full facility tour as well as time for Q&A with staff and instructors.