A glorious spring day provided the perfect backdrop as Albion celebrated Commencement for the 260 members of its Class of 2016. "For four years, we led organizations; we made the connection with the community stronger; we challenged our ways of thinking," said senior speaker Candace Cullens, '16, (left). "We learned many hard lessons through late-night studying, countless meetings and early morning practices. And now it's time to apply those lessons learned, Class of 2016. It's not going to be easy, but it will be great."
Centered on Community
Albion College offers four-year tuition, room and board to as many as 10 first-year students who are Albion residents and attended Albion Public Schools in grades 6-8. Learn about the Build Albion Fellows Program
President Ditzler talks about the initiative on WBCK-FM
Reopening the Bohm: Read about a landmark internship for Andrea Walles, '15
Albion College's Sister City efforts earn a national award
Watch an expert panel discuss "Albion Tomorrow"
Listen to the Town & Gown podcast series
Vicki Baker, associate professor of economics and management at Albion College, along with professors in Arizona and Pennsylvania, are researching the needs and concerns of a subset of professors who, according to Baker, "don't get a lot of attention." Their work has been bolstered by a $50,000 grant from the New York-based Henry Luce Foundation that will engage 20 mid-career professors in a yearlong study and result in a new book on the subject in 2017.
Eight members of Albion College’s entering Class of 2020 who attended Albion Public Schools will receive four years of tuition, room and board in exchange for work and service in the community that will become increasingly tied to their career interests. "We have big dreams for our town and we have big dreams for our college,” President Mauri Ditzler said to the group during the April 26 announcement event. “And you’re going to be a part of that.”
During her first year on campus, Albion College's impressive string of Fulbright recipients inspired Natalie Anderson, '16, to pursue her own award. And now, Anderson is joining that list with the recent announcement of her Fulbright U.S. Student Award for 2016-17. "Honestly, I cried with happiness when I found out," said Anderson, who will spend nine months in Mexico as an English instructor. "I have wanted this award for three years, and for it to finally be a reality was overwhelming."
Extraordinary accomplishments by extraordinary individuals—and a reminder that supporters are important, too—were a big part of Albion College's 27th Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium, held April 20-21. Former NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous (left) and humanitarian and social entrepreneur Mallory Brown, '08, brought compelling personal stories to the Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote and Isaac Alumni Lecture, respectively. In between those talks, more than 130 Albion students presented their research, scholarship and creative activity.
Marilyn Snodgrass lived a life of quiet determination as an elementary school teacher, traveler and lover of genealogy. But her gift to Albion College has shown that even those who live unobtrusively can indeed make the biggest impact.
- Snyder, '14, Honored in Rhode Island for Victim Advocacy
- Canada Week Helps Educate Albion About Neighbors to the North
- College, Community Come Together for AmeriCorps VISTA Grant
- Dr. Robert Bartlett, '60, to Address Class of 2016 at Commencement
- Flint Pediatrician Discusses Water Crisis with Albion Audience
- Albion College Announces 2016 Alumni Award Recipients
- College, City of Albion Receive Major AmeriCorps VISTA Support
- Canada Trip Highlights Cultural Differences, Similarities
- Keena Williams, '09, Promoted to Director and President's Special Advisor for Global Diversity
- Albion College Celebrates Women's History Month