In the Community

Gov. Snyder Meets Community Leaders at Ludington Center

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder visited downtown Albion on Friday, March 9, 2018.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder visited the Ludington Center in downtown Albion today to discuss the state initiative called Project Rising Tide, a program that supports development of vibrant, thriving communities in the state to attract business investment and talent.

HBCUs and Albion: Teachers' Personal Stories Cap Black History Month

Albion's Bohm Theatre
Personal histories of some beloved Albion educators merged with a national documentary earlier this week in a community-centered conclusion to Albion College's 2018 Black History Month celebration. On February 27, Tell Them We Are Rising, a film about historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) was shown at the downtown Bohm Theatre; it was followed by a "talk back" from three local HBCU alumni and Albion Public Schools educators.

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.

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