Piggybacking on a Michigan Works! career fair, Albion citizens gathered in Washington Gardner School for a public announcement of the City/College recent AmeriCorps VISTA grant. This summer, 11 VISTA members will arrive in Albion to work with City and College departments to boost economic development, education and health initiatives in 2016-17.
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
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Albion College's Sister City efforts earn a national award
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Dr. Robert H. Bartlett, '60, professor emeritus of surgery at the University of Michigan and whose groundbreaking surgical treatment has saved the lives of thousands of babies over the years, returns to campus Saturday, May 7 to deliver the Commencement address to Albion College's Class of 2016 from the steps of Kresge Gymnasium on the College Quadrangle. The ceremony begins at 1 p.m, with the Processional starting at 12:45 p.m.
Mona Hanna-Attisha, a Flint pediatrician, never thought her job would entail convincing parents and their kids that the water they drink won't kill them. "Parents tell me they turn on the water and their kids cry. Kids now fear water," said Dr. Hanna-Attisha, the guest speaker Wednesday night for Albion College's Anna Howard Shaw Lecture inside Towsley Lecture Hall. Speaking out, and educating, has become the new normal for Hanna-Attisha, who for nearly a year has been at the center of the Flint water crisis.
Albion College's Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented annually to alumni who have demonstrated excellence in career achievements and contributions to community and humanity. The Young Alumni Awards are presented each year to recognize exceptional achievement within 10 years of graduation. This year's recipients will be honored in an award ceremony on Friday, April 22.
Albion College and the City of Albion will get a national boost for local community building when 11 full-time AmeriCorps VISTA service members arrive this summer. A public presentation of this award is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, at 4:30 p.m. at Washington Gardner School, 401 E. Michigan Ave., in conjunction with a Michigan Works-sponsored career and internship fair.
Patrick McLean has long been fascinated with our neighbors to the north. “In 1985, I did my undergraduate honors thesis on Nova Scotian provincial politics,” says the Ford Institute director. From there he was hooked on a country whose culture and people are in so many ways similar to the U.S. but, in other key ways, are so different. This semester, he has taken his love of all things Canada to the classroom, teaching an honors class for first-year and sophomore students called Canada: More than Snow, Hockey and Maple Syrup.
- Keena Williams, '09, Promoted to Director and President's Special Advisor for Global Diversity
- Albion College Celebrates Women's History Month
- Teagle Grant Connects Albion Classes with Other Liberal Arts Colleges
- Schauer, '84, Has a Message for Albion Students: 'We Are the Government'
- For Streu, '04, Cancer Fight Is a Team Game
- Harrington Gift to Build, Sustain Albion Ties
- Garmo, '19, Warms Up Campus with 'Fleece and Thank You'
- Mike Turner Still Helping Any Way He Can
- Nash Champions Nonviolence at 2016 MLK Convocation
- Albion Celebrates Black History Month 2016