In the Community

College, City, YMCA Team Up to Pursue Community Recreation Projects

The main entrance to the former Washington Gardner School on East Michigan Avenue in Albion, MI

The main entrance to the former Washington Gardner School on East Michigan Avenue in Albion, MI.
Albion College, the Battle Creek YMCA and the City of Albion are banding together to provide recreational facilities and activities for the community. Using the College-owned former Washington Gardner School and other College-owned facilities, plans are being considered to renovate portions of the school including the gym, the cafeteria and the multipurpose room.

Albion Community Mourns Passing of Retired Provost Susan Conner

Susan Conner

Susan Conner
Retired Provost Susan Conner passed away November 28 in Jackson. During her six years of service to Albion College, Conner, a French historian, developed and strengthened programs that distinguish Albion among its peers nationwide. "Susan was an inspired scholar and a generous colleague," said professor of French Dianne Guenin-Lelle, adding that she "was an inspiration whom I will miss very much."

Build Albion Fellows Class of '24 Faces Challenges of a Changing World

Robinson Hall, Albion College

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Robinson Hall
Now in its sixth year, the Build Albion Fellows program has grown and evolved to meet the needs of the time. But the 10 students comprising the Class of 2024 will deal with a changing landscape brought on by a pandemic. And they're eager to face the challenges that await.

A Blueprint for Belonging: Albion College’s Commitment to Community Connections and Engagement

A view inside the Kellogg Center, Albion College

A view inside the Kellogg Center, Albion College
Albion College will embark on a visionary, year-long process to solidify our public commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in our community called Blueprint for Belonging. This process will call on the views and experiences of students, faculty and staff as well as the Albion community at large, and it’s an opportunity, Albion College President Mathew Johnson said, for the College to reinforce and expand its commitment as a liberal arts institution.

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