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Continuing a Legacy: Meet the Build Albion Fellows Class of 2023

The Build Albion Fellows Class of 2023 includes (first row, from left) Eryn Lewis, Madisyn O'Dell, Sondra Sewell, (middle row, from left) Cassidy Porter, Jayonna Yahsha, Victory Stovall, (top row, from left) Terek Straham, Ian Lee and Larenz Hill. (Not pictured: Kei'Asianique Hill).

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The newest class of Build Albion Fellows features 10 students from the local community who are eager to play an active role in the future of their hometown as part of their college experience. Notably, half of the group has a sibling who is also a participant in the five-year-old program, which after a selection process provides four-year tuition, housing and meals to high school graduates from Albion in exchange for service in the community.

Columnist Rochelle Riley Addresses MLK Convocation: 'Let's Fix This'

Rochelle Riley, award-winning newspaper columnist

Rochelle Riley, award-winning newspaper columnist

Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley brought both criticism and inspiration to a full house February 26 at the Bohm Theatre in a powerful address at the 2019 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation and Community Celebration. The annual event, co-presented by Albion College and the Albion Branch NAACP, was originally scheduled for January 30 but was postponed due to the state-declared cold weather emergency.

New Health Clinic Opens at Munger Place for Albion Students, Community

Oaklawn Express Care - Albion sign at corner of Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street.

Oaklawn Express Care - Albion sign at corner of Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street.
The February 11 opening of a new primary and express health clinic is the realization of a longtime plan that will benefit both Albion College students and the Albion community at large. Oaklawn Express Care – Albion is the result of a partnership, first announced in summer 2018, between the College and Marshall-based Oaklawn Hospital. Says President Mauri Ditzler: “The new clinic comes at just the right time.”

MLK Convocation and Community Celebration Rescheduled for February 26

Rochelle Riley

Rochelle Riley
After postponement due to extremely cold weather January 30, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation and Community Celebration, featuring Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley as guest speaker, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 26, at the Bohm Theatre, 201 S. Superior St. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 

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