Academics

Albion College Forms Revolutionary Partnership with Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Albion College stone sign welcoming visitors to campus.

An Albion College stone sign welcomes visitors to campus.
Albion College, one of the top 50 innovative liberal arts colleges in the country, announced today a unique partnership with Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed), offering students an 8-year educational program. Students have the opportunity to receive a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Albion College and a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from WMed with acceptance into both degree programs directly from high school.

Albion College Partners with Western Michigan University to Fast-Track Political Science, Comparative Religion Master’s Degrees

Robinson Hall, Albion College, in winter

Robinson Hall, Albion College, in winter
Albion College is partnering with Western Michigan University to offer undergraduates majoring in political science and religious studies an opportunity to get a jump on their master’s degree. Albion students in these two majors can begin graduate study as much as two full semesters faster thanks to the College’s new “4+1” agreement with Western Michigan launching this fall.

Brandon Fisher, ’21, Takes Established Albion ‘Path’ to Accounting Firm

Brandon Fisher, Albion College Class of 2021

Brandon Fisher, ‘21
It’s one of those “who would have thought?” encounters: Brandon Fisher, ’21 (left), and Tom Jurasek, ’08, first worked together in Albion's Harrington Elementary School Mentoring program, when Jurasek was a volunteer from the Albion College men’s basketball team and Fisher was in second grade. That relationship didn’t last (Fisher only vaguely remembers it), but nonetheless come June the two will work together again, as Fisher joins Jurasek and five other Albion alumni on the team at Jackson-based accounting firm Willis & Jurasek.

Albion Remembers Professor Mary Collar as Tough, Caring and Unforgettable

Mary Collar, 1987

Mary Collar 1987

English professor Mary Collar passed away in Jackson earlier this month, at the age of 73. Collar had just begun her final semester in the classroom, with plans to retire at the end of the current semester


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