BritOnline January 2022

January 28, 2022


A Letter from Interim President Joe Calvaruso, ’78

Interim President Joe Calvaruso.

“For those of you who do not know me, my roots in the Albion community run deep. I’m fifth generation on my mother’s side and third on my father’s to call Albion home,” wrote Calvaruso in a message to the Albion College community during the semester break. “We are about to launch a search for a new President, which is simultaneously an exciting and daunting proposition. I pledge to work hand in hand with faculty, staff, students and the Albion community to continue the day-to-day work that is so necessary for us to thrive.”

Read the full letter

Impacting His Fellow Brits

Tyler Hood outside Norris Hall.

From his first moments at Albion, Tyler Hood, ’21, felt at home. He stayed on campus overnight during his prospective-student visit and was immediately impressed. “I fell in love with the place. I fell in love with the people,” says Hood, who graduated in December but not before he received the College’s Promoting Academic Excellence Award, a recognition of students who have had significant positive influence on their peers.

History’s Dr. Joseph Ho Uncovers American Missionary Visual Practices in China

A headshot of Joseph Ho.

In his new book, the Albion professor develops rich stories from photographs and film across the first half of the 20th century.

College Receives Strong Credit Rating; Stable Outlook

Robinson Hall at sunset.

A recent assessment by Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings offers new opportunities for investment and strengthens Albion’s overall financial position.

Upcoming Alumni Events

The alumni engagement team continues to mindfully navigate the pandemic as it arranges College events for Brits to connect off campus.

  • Valentine’s Day in Metro Detroit: What do you “love” about Albion? Join us for lunch February 14 at Compari’s on the Park in Plymouth and share your stories! Register now.
  • Chicago alumni: March 10, save the date for our annual alumni/student networking event. Details to come!
  • Get ready for Albion Everywhere 2022, March 21-25. More information soon!
  • Milestone Reunions: The Classes of 1962, 1967, 1972 and 1977 will celebrate at Homecoming, October 7-9, 2022. Gatherings for all classes commemorating five- and 10-year milestones will be available. We look forward to seeing you back on campus next fall!