"This hotel is an important step, but only the first step in the new Albion," declared Albion City Manager Sheryl Mitchell, warmly greeting the crowd of at least 200 people at the May 12 ceremonial groundbreaking for a Courtyard Marriott hotel on Superior Street. Set to open in the fall of 2017, the hotel is a centerpiece of downtown revitalization efforts that will benefit both the community and the College.
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
For the second straight year, Albion will host the Big Read, a nationwide project that aims to bring communities together through shared reading experiences. The effort was made possible by an $11,500 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, which was announced May 11. Through private donations and in-kind efforts, the total financial support comes to $40,000, according to Jess Roberts, associate professor of English at Albion College and director of Albion’s Big Read.
Sarah Goldman (left), who joins the Albion admission team May 16, will be based in the city's northwest suburbs and lead the College's regional recruiting operation in the country's third-largest metro area. She has done similar work for two other liberal arts colleges over the last six years "She has experience and success doing what we need to do," says Vice President for Enrollment Steve Klein. "She is a formidable competitor."
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."
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.”
- Natalie Anderson, '16, Receives Fulbright Award
- The Power of the Individual on Display at 2016 Isaac Symposium
- Estate Gift from Snodgrass, ’49, Gives New Dimension to Teacher’s 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