ALBION, Mich. — Albion College's distinctive "Albion Advantage" lays an even stronger path from college to career, thanks to a major gift in support of the Stockwell Library renovation plans. The Office of Institutional Advancement recently announced the estate of former Dow Corning executive John Ludington, '51, will help underwrite the John S. Ludington Career and Internship Center. The College has entered Phase II of the library campaign, which includes the redesign of Stockwell's lower level and top floors.
"We're very excited about how the Ludington Career and Internship Center supports the Albion Advantage," said Albion College President Donna Randall. "Our faculty and facilities are first-rate in their ability to prepare students for 21st-century careers. The Ludington Center will offer valuable assistance to our students as they conduct their job or graduate school search."
The Ludington Career and Internship Center will provide four-year career-readiness support to students. Technologically-enhanced interview rooms, a workshop/presentation room and professional space for recruiters and graduate school representatives will expand the Career Development Office's current capabilities. The Ludington Center will also facilitate connections between students and alumni mentors, companies, and universities around the world.
"This Center will give Albion students a competitive advantage," said Career Development Director Mary Jones. "It will increase their exposure to experiential learning opportunities, expand possibilities for interviews and networking, and increase participation in career planning."
leadership gift of $1-million from the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, Phase II will transform the old library stacks into high-tech spaces supporting experimental and innovative activity. A four-story atrium underscores Stockwell's mission to provide a collaborative and welcoming space for exploration and study.The Ludington Career and Internship Center is just one facet of the Stockwell renovation project's second phase, strengthening the library's role as the College's intellectual heart. Launched with a
John Ludington’s children, who helped make this gift possible, include current trustee Thomas Ludington, ’76, Laura Ludington Hollenbeck, ’78, and Annie Ludington Sullivan, ’82.