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.
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"
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The Albion College volleyball team recently returned from a preseason training and service trip in Costa Rica, "and I think we represented the program extremely well," according to Kristin Yeager, '16. Along with practices, the weeklong experience included a visit to a center for underprivileged children, a whitewater rafting trip, a zipline adventure and a match with the Costa Rica under-20 national team. "We grew as a team in so many ways."
Retired Michigan 37th Circuit Court Judge James C. Kingsley, '63, an Albion resident whose 32-year tenure on the Calhoun County bench was longer than any other judge, passed away early Saturday morning, August 1. He was 74. A service to celebrate the life of Judge Kingsley is scheduled for Saturday, August 8, at 11 a.m. in Goodrich Chapel.
English professor Hal Wyss passed away July 28 after a short illness at the age of 75. During his 35-year tenure (1970-2005) with Albion College's English Department, Wyss also worked as an administrator, serving at different times as the assistant, interim or acting dean of the faculty. He also was named the College's Advisor of the Year and was also a recipient of the Student Senate's Teacher of the Year award.
Assistant professor of anthropology Brad Chase is back in India this summer (he was also there in 2013), and his research into the agricultural and culinary practices of the ancient Indus Valley civilization is the subject of a July 29 feature in The Hindu, the second-largest English-language newspaper in India, with a daily print circulation of more than 1.3 million.
A $1 million grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, announced earlier this week, clears the way for a four-story, 72-room boutique hotel to be constructed at the corner of Superior and Porter streets downtown.Nearly $1 million in additional funds will come from the City of Albion Brownfield Redevelopment Authority to prepare the site for the build."The hotel is another important step forward for our city, less than a year after the reopening of our beautiful landmark Bohm Theatre across the street," said Albion College President Mauri Ditzler.
- Urso, '15, and Bogus, '16: Quick Learners at Quicken Loans
- Moore, '16, Serves the State Dept. in Zambia
- City Parks Spark Policy Research for Farooq, '18
- Richmond, '06, Forges an Atlanta-Albion Connection
- Cassada, '95, Officially Joins NASA Astronaut Corps
- For Hubbell, '17, a New Spin Move in Summer Research Project
- Schulte, '15, Joins Albion College Board as Recent Graduate Trustee
- Albion College Featured in 2016 Fiske Guide
- Wilch Appointed NSF Antarctica Program Director
- Ford Institute, City Welcome 120 for Week of Volunteering