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Marcus Gill, '04

Marcus Gill, '04

Direct: 517/629-0474
Toll Free: 800/858-6770

In-State Territory: Detroit Public Schools, Lansing Public Schools (Lansing Eastern, Lansing Everett, Lansing Waverly, J.W. Sexton), Jackson County (excluding Lumen Christi Catholic High School) Out of State Territory: Inner-city Chicago, downstate Illinois

Meet Marcus...

Education: B.A., physical education/health with a concentration in secondary education, Albion College 2004; Masters, educational leadership, Siena Heights University, 2008.

Hometown: Detroit, MI; Murray Wright High School

Favorite Albion Moment: Winning the MIAA championship in basketball is one that will stay with me forever.

Hobbies: I love coaching, playing basketball, watching and attending sporting events, working out, and socializing.

Favorite Season: Summer

Favorite TV Show: Law and Order: SVU

Best Vacation Spot: Nothing ever beats going home.

What Makes Albion Special to You: I love the family atmosphere and the sense of community!

Best College Search Tip: Go to a school where you truly feel that you are wanted and where you feel you fit in.

Michelle Coscia, '07

Michelle Coscia, '07

Direct: 517/629-0663
Toll Free: 800/858-6770

In-State Territory: Washtenaw and Wayne Counties (excluding Detroit Public Schools and U of D Jesuit High School)

Out of State Territory: Wisconsin, North Chicago Suburbs

Meet Michelle...

Education: B.A., Political Science major, French minor; Ford Institute concentration; Albion College, 2007

Hometown: Clinton Township, MI; Regina High School

Favorite Albion Moment: My first performance as a member of the British Eighth.

Hobbies: Singing, dancing, traveling, learning about different cultures, and eating different ethnic foods!

Favorite Season: The Spring and the Fall -- because the temperatures are just right!

Favorite TV Show: Friends

Best Vacation Spot: Anywhere in Europe! I spent a semester in Grenoble, France during my junior year, and I traveled to several different countries while I was there.

What Makes Albion Special to You: The atmosphere because you just feel at home no matter where you are or what you do.

Best College Search Tip: Talk to students at the colleges and plan a visit to those colleges that you're interested in because it's the best way to get a better feel for what's right for you.

Lance Coleman, '91

Lance Coleman, '91

Direct: 517/629-0473
Toll Free: 800/858-6770

Transfer Students

In-State Territory: Genesee and Northeast Oakland Counties

Out of State Territory: Kentucky, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida

Meet Lance...

Education: B.A., History & Political Science double major, Albion College, 1991

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI; Ottawa Hills High School

Favorite Albion Moment: There are a bunch of these, but if I had to choose, either being a coach for MIAA Championship teams in football and track or coaching a National Champion in track & field.

Hobbies: Landscaping, playing golf, watching sporting events, and hanging out with my family, friends, and godchildren.

Favorite Season: Spring and Fall

Favorite TV Shows: Cold Case and Sunday Night Football

Favorite Vacation Spot: San Juan, Puerto Rico

What Makes Albion Special to You: Albion College is special because of all of the lifelong friendships that were started at or by the school.

Best College Search Tip: Visit a bunch of colleges and ask a ton of questions!

Lewis Cardenas, '02

Lewis Cardenas, '02

Direct: 517/629-0610
Toll Free: 800/858-6770

In-State Territory: None.

Out of State Territory: International students and Americans living abroad

Meet Lewis...

Education: B.A., international studies, Albion College 2002; M.S, international public service, DePaul University, 2007.

Hometown: Jackson, MI; Jackson County Western High School

Favorite Albion Moment: I think my whole first year in Wesley Hall is by far the most memorable. Other top contenders are convincing Dr. Yewah to take a group of Albion students on a first-year seminar trip to his home country of Cameroon and receiving one of the 2002 Michigan Campus Compact Awards for community service, as well as the Lux Fiat Award my senior year. I also had the opportunity to be one of the first residents of the Mae Harrison Karro Apartments and enjoyed countless mini-Albion reunions throughout Chicago in the last couple of years.

Hobbies: I have a passion for learning about different cultures, languages and people. I enjoy globe trotting, snowboarding, Capoeira, salsa dancing, cooking, shopping, watching movies, video games, tennis, and volleyball.

Favorite Season: Winter because of snowboarding. Plus, nothing beats a cup of hot chocolate by a warm fire after being out in sub-zero temperatures!

Favorite TV Shows: The Soup on E!, Cold Case, Top Chef, My Life on the D-List, Project Runway... (pretty much anything on Bravo TV)

Best Vacation Spot: Anywhere my frequent flyer miles take me to!

What Makes Albion Special to You: Albion College is special to me because of the support I received during and after my collegiate experience here. The staff on campus are truly invested in their students. They encouraged me to get involved on campus, pursue graduate level work, made time to talk to me whenever possible, and even helped me land my first job out of college. Most importantly, they helped shape who I am today. If you ask anyone who attended a different college/university who have partaken in an Albion College gathering of any sort, I guarantee that they will tell you that Albion grads, no matter what class years are represented, always have a great time! The friendships you develop with staff and classmates here truly do last a lifetime.

Best College Search Tip: College can be affordable! Start researching scholarships as soon as you begin your college search. Use the resources around you for assistance. For example, talk with your local community organizations, guidance counselor, the financial aid office(s) at your prospective college/university, and college/university alumni. You can also use the Web to obtain information about financing your college degree. Be a smart consumer and don't rule out any schools until you get an opportunity to meet with your admission counselor. You'd be surprised what schools will do if they are interested in you - remember, you are just as much of an asset to the school as the school is to you!

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