As classes start this week, Albion College celebrates the opening of the 2015-2016 academic year, a year that includes one of the College's largest and most diverse entering first-year classes in recent history. An unofficial count of 459 first-year students are expected in class, a jump of more than 100 over the entering class in fall 2014 "I am thrilled with our largest incoming class since 2008," says Admission Director Mandy Dubiel.
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
There’s always a certain buzz in the air as fall semester approaches. At Albion, that buzz has become a deeper momentum on a number of fronts: the largest first-year class of the decade, a new hotel project downtown and, through the continued generosity of donors, a significant increase in giving to the College. The Institutional Advancement division raised $11,618,205 for the 2015 fiscal year, which ended June 30. That figure includes funds from gifts, pledges and deferred pledges, and overall the total represents a 56 percent increase from the year before.
Ensuring the safety of society's most vulnerable members is often a legal matter, and this summer some of that work was handled by Kristine Baker, '16, through an internship with Ingham County Probate Court. Focused on cases involving young children and legally incapacitated adults, Baker visited homes and spent part of nearly every day testifying in front of a judge.
The three-time all-league men's lacrosse player and current first-year student at the University of Toledo Medical School is the 13th Albion College student-athlete to be selected for the award. "Joe's receipt of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship is one of the greatest accomplishments a student-athlete can achieve," Athletic Director Matt Arend said. “I was delightfully satisfied to receive this award," said Silvestri, who majored in biology. "For me, it stands second only to the team MIAA championship that was won back in May.”
Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium will be the scene for Friday night football September 25, as Marshall High School will host Jackson's Lumen Christi Catholic High School in an Interstate 8 Athletic Conference matchup at 7 p.m. The game will be the first Marshall High home football game in Albion since the Albion and Marshall school districts entered into a partnership agreement for grades 9-12. "Albion College is proud to play a role in what has already been a successful two-year partnership between the Albion and Marshall school districts," said President Mauri Ditzler.
As Albion College draws increased interest from prospective students, it continues to receive recognition from The Princeton Review and Forbes. Albion is among the country's 250 leading colleges and universities, according to Forbes' Top Colleges 2015 list, and included in The Best 380 Colleges, published by The Princeton Review for 2016.
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