In the Community

Michael Williams, '78, Sets Challenge to 'Do Something' at 2018 MLK Convocation

Michael Williams, Albion College Class of 1978
Michael Williams, '78, is a funny guy, with the great gift of using humor to drill into uncomfortable subjects. The former mayor of Albion and current Albion College trustee celebrated and challenged what makes this community great during the 2018 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation and Community Celebration, held January 29 at the downtown Bohm Theatre.

Skot Welch, '90, Says Belonging Takes Work in MLK Day of Dialogue Keynote

Skot Welch, '90
A different take on community set a fitting tone for nearly 200 participants in Albion College's third annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Dialogue and Service, held January 15. Several athletic teams and student clubs gave up their last late morning of winter break for an inspiring keynote by Skot Welch, '90, an internationally recognized consultant and facilitator for organizational diversity initiatives. Following his remarks, attendees engaged in small-group dialogues and participated in service projects.

Skot Welch, '90, and Michael Williams, '78, to Headline Albion MLK Events in January

Albion College alumni Skot Welch, '90 (left), and Michael Williams, '78.
On Monday, January 15 (the MLK holiday), Welch will give the keynote at Albion College's third-annual Day of Dialogue and Service in Washington Gardner Auditorium. Two weeks later, on Monday, January 29, the College and community will gather at the Bohm Theatre for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation and Community Celebration. Williams, a former Albion mayor and current College trustee, will be the featured speaker.

Major Support Announced for College-Community Downtown Theatre Project

117 and 119 S. Superior St., currently vacant, will be transformed into a College-community theatre space.
The Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation is providing $500,000 toward the renovation and reconfiguration of two adjacent vacant sites, at 117 and 119 S. Superior St., into a dynamic performance space that will serve Albion College students, faculty and staff in addition to the community as a local youth and adult community theatre.

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