Personal relationships with faculty and friends are some of the defining characteristics of an Albion experience. Now more than ever, we recognize the importance of relationships. This interactive web series will provide opportunities for you to stay meaningfully engaged.
As we social distance, Albion College is bringing alumni from across the world together. Picture yourself on the couch or yoga mat being able to connect and do life with other Brits in the convenience of your own home. Relationships with faculty and friends are what define an Albion experience and now more than ever, we are here for our alumni as we create opportunities for you to stay meaningfully engaged.
Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 517/629-1835 or .
JQ Williams, '08 owns and operates the Northern Yoga Center in St. Paul, MN. She is excited to offer this FREE virtual yoga class. Never done yoga before? Don't worry! This class is perfect for all skill levels.
April Fools' Day at Albion College
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
A History of April Fools' Day at Albion College with Current Albion College Archivist, Elizabeth Palmer, '10.
Albion's Best Stay Home, Stay Safe Meals
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Join The Foundry's Emily Verbeke, '03, and Albion Malleable Brewing Company's Ben Wade, '99 and Dr. Charles Moreau as they share their staple recipes and the perfect pairings of beer and food — Albion edition! From delicious chicken pot pie and Briton Brownies to the perfect brew, we have you covered, and you will see the businesses and leaders that are helping transform downtown Albion. A fun opportunity to see a window into the progress to date and the future of our namesake city from those leading the effort.
Student Research Spotlight
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
This time of year traditionally represents the culmination of our students tireless efforts in research and capstone projects. As our students have transitioned to online learning, we hope you will join us as a few of our remarkable students share their work!
This week’s Web Series will showcase the following students research:
History major Lauren Bergeron, ’21 sharing her research on the racial prejudice of Civil War Soldiers
Biochemistry major Noah Robertson, ’21 sharing his research on drug synthesis
Art and Finance major Scott Wistinghausen, ’20 sharing his paintings about opening the dialogue on toxic masculinity.
Earth Day Celebration
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Join us for a celebration of the 50th Earth Day! Albion College was a leader in the first Earth Day and we are continuing the tradition together. We will take a look back at the 1970 celebration with CBS News and look forward to celebrations to come! Featuring The Whitehouse Nature Center, art and music created in honor of the day, and environmentalist alumni who are making a difference in their field.
Commencement Speakers, Speeches & Traditions
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Join us to celebrate alumni gradiversaries and this year's graduates, by looking back on historic commencement speakers, speeches and traditions. Archivist Elizabeth Palmer, '10, will be back with Library Co-Director Michael VanHouten to share notable stories from past commencements. Hear about Albion's better known and unique keynote speakers such as at the time Vice President George HW Bush. They will also share about the senior horn tradition and other past commencement traditions.
Albion in Athletics
Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 7:30 p.m. ET
Miss sports? We do too.
Join us as an all-star Briton lineup looks back on great moments in Albion athletic history and highlights the impact of Albion alumni on the sports industry. Host and legendary Albion men’s basketball coach Mike Turner, ’69, will welcome several special guests, including:
Cedric Dempsey, ’54, former NCAA President, and his wife, June Dempsey ’54;
Kyle Klein, ’97, quarterback of the 1994 NCAA Division III championship football team;
Lara Juras, ’91, vice president of people and culture for the Minnesota Vikings;
Craig Kirby, ’85, founder and CEO of Golf. My Future. My Game.
Duncan Beagle, ’70, and Kirk Heinze, ’70, who will describe the 1970 baseball team’s victory over Michigan State 50 years ago;
Caden Ebeling, ’21, who will talk about the men’s basketball 2019-20 MIAA championship season.
Mary Anne Egnatuk, ’76 Title IX era swimmer and longtime coach.
Celebrating President Ditzler
Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 7:30 p.m. ET
Join us on Wednesday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. as we celebrate President Ditzler and hear his reflections in his final month as President. We hope to highlight his incredible vision for our campus and show our appreciation for his leadership.
We would love to take this time to discuss all that has been accomplished in the last 6 years, including:
Albion College is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution committed to academic excellence. We are learning-centered and recognize that valuable learning takes place in and outside the classroom, on and off campus. We prepare students to translate critical thought into action.