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Chemistry's French Takes On New Community-Focused Role

Andrew French
Andrew French has been a chemistry professor at Albion College since 1997. Since 2011, he has also been a member of the Albion City Council, representing Precinct 6. Now, as he begins an already planned year's sabbatical from the classroom, French will become the College's director of community action and special assistant to the president, where he will formally guide the direction of the Build Albion Fellows program and other College-community collaborations.

College, City Receive $25,000 History Project Grant

Albion College seniors volunteer at Holland Park a few days before Commencement.
A proposal to share one of Albion's "local stories about race and ethnicity" has won Albion College a $25,000 Heritage Grant from the Michigan Humanities Council (MHC). Albion was one of just 26 Michigan communities chosen to receive this award. The grant will fund an oral history project at Holland Park focused on the all-Black segregated West Ward Elementary School, which stood on the park site until a community campaign closed the school in 1953.

For Davises, It's the Albion Ties That Bind

Olivia Davis and Bud Davis
Local philanthropy is a way of life for Bud and Olivia Davis, who believe a strong college and a strong community go hand-in-hand. The longtime friends of Albion College were presented with the Briton Medallion at Commencement in recognition of their enduring support, including the lead gift for the Davis Athletic Complex, which will see construction begin in spring 2016. "We hope Albion will continue to be one of the outstanding liberal arts colleges in the country," Bud says.

Albion College Enrolls First Class of Build Albion Fellows

Four of the seven members of the first class of Build Albion Fellows, part of Albion College's entering Class of 2019.
Albion College is pleased to introduce its first class of Build Albion Fellows, a group of seven current high school seniors residing in the local school district who will receive four-year tuition, room and board from the College, and who will bring to the campus a diverse and exciting array of passions and career interests.

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