Jerry White
Vice President of Finance and Administration

Catherine DeFazio
Administrative Assistant

Mark Holbrook

Tim DeWitt
Director of Business and Auxiliary Services

Susan Clark
Purchasing Manager

Amanda Ewers
Senior Finance Analyst

Ruth Reese
Senior Accountant

Student Financial Services

We know, money issues can be confusing. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out where to go for help. We’ll help steer you in the right direction.

Visit the Financial Aid Office if you have questions about:

  • Applying for Aid
  • Completing the FAFSA and/or your financial aid file
  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Net Price Calculator

Visit the Accounting Office if you have questions about:

  • Your student bill and charges
  • Your student refund
  • Sallie Mae Tuition payment plan
  • College deferred payment plans
  • Michigan Education Trusts/Savings Plan
  • 1098Ts

Visit the Student Employment Office if you have questions about:

  • Using Work-Study
  • Finding a job
  • Getting paid as a work-study student

Campus Post Office

The mission of the Campus Post Office is to provide a broad range of mail services to all members of the Albion College community, including intra-campus mail, incoming and outgoing U.S. mail, postage stamps, and shipping and receiving of expedited mail.


The Campus Post Office, located on the main floor of the Kellogg Center, has the following window hours:

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Closed


Campus mail or outgoing U.S. mail may be dropped off at the Campus Post Office. Services provided at the Campus Post Office include:

  • Postage stamps
  • Shipping and Receiving of Overnight/Expedited services including U. S. Express Mail, Federal Express and Priority mail.

Note: In addition, outgoing mail and packages can be shipped via United Parcel Service (UPS) at the Albion College Bookstore, also located in the Kellogg Center.

Students should report all lost mailbox keys to the Campus Post Office. The first replacement key costs $30.00, and the second replacement key costs $40.00.

For further information, contact the Campus Post Office, ext. 0201.

Campus Mail System

The campus mail system is a service to aid in the communication among College community members. Official College mailings (e.g., administrative mailings that deal with a person’s enrollment or status as a student), individually addressed inter-office mail to faculty, staff and students, or individually addressed U.S. mail are handled by the Campus Post Office.

Correspondence to students must be addressed with the person’s full name and campus mailbox number for example:

Jane Briton
Albion College
1234 Kellogg Center
Albion, MI 49224-0000

Individuals on campus and recognized groups may use the campus mail system for all-campus mailings to faculty and staff.

Written communication with campus residents, faculty or staff from individuals or groups not affiliated with the College must be sent through the U.S. mail.


Our Mission

Purchasing supports academic and operational excellence by working with on-campus constituents and developing external partnerships in the purchase of materials, supplies and services for the College.

We are located in the Facilities Operations building. Please feel free to contact us at extension 0289 or via email to .

The purchase of computer equipment and computer supplies should be directed to the IT Department.

Several college departments are members of associations that offer discounts with certain vendors. If there is an item that is also sold from a vendor that provides additional savings to the college, Purchasing will contact the department and discuss changing vendors.

A current vendor listing is available in Banner, screen FTMVEND. If you do not find a person or company in this listing please contact Purchasing for assistance. If you know that this is a first time use of a vendor, a W-9 is required before a requisition can be completed. Please ask that W-9’s be sent or faxed directly to Purchasing, fax number is 517/629-0598.

Office Max as the primary vendor for ordering office supplies. Please contact purchasing for access to online ordering.

Purchase Requisition

A purchase requisition is the departmental request to purchase goods and services. Purchase requisitions must be processed on line through ACIS, which is located on the college home page. An approved requisition authorizes Purchasing to buy goods and services against a specific college budget.

Please contact the Purchasing department to request access to ACIS for requisition posting. This requisition module is a product of Banner.

Purchase Order

A purchase order is the contract between the college and vendor. Purchasing will process an approved purchase requisition to a purchase order after the necessary approvals. The purchase order will be sent to the vendor unless specified otherwise by the department requestor.

A purchase order is needed when purchasing any goods or services and is the only means for payment to a vendor other than a direct pay. For guidelines for using direct pay is available in the Accounting folder on the college W drive.

Storage Inventory

There are items that the college stores as surplus inventory. This is generally furniture and office type supplies (trash cans, bulletin boards etc). If you or your department has a need for this type of item, please contact the purchasing office to see if it is available as a surplus item.

Property Disposal

Policy: The Purchasing office is responsible for the disposal of surplus, obsolete and worn out equipment. All items acquired by the college, regardless of the department funding source, are generally considered college property and subject to the disposal procedures. Contact Purchasing to request removal of property or equipment.

*Computers and related equipment is the responsibility of IT.


Items that have a redeemable value, but are no longer needed by the college, may be sold. Purchasing will coordinate this activity, including advertising. The sale price will be determined by Purchasing. All sales are final, cash and carry and with no guarantee or warranty. Proceeds for any sale of surplus property will be deposited in a general revenue fund.

Computer Sale

The college will have a separate sale for computers that have been deemed obsolete by the IT Department. This sale will also be coordinated by the Purchasing Department. The same conditions apply as in the surplus sale. As approved by the Office of the President, 10% of the available computers for sale will be donated to The Albion Economic Development office and appropriated to a non-profit organization.

August 2010


Catherine Sprouse  - Dining & Hospitality Services is pleased to announce Catherine Sprouse as our August 2010 Employee of the Month.  Catie has proven her many talents over the summer as she was instrumental in helping to complete the facelift of Lower Baldwin Dining Hall.  She even surprised herself when she started whirling that paintbrush!  Oh, the skills we don't even realize we have sometimes!  One thing that's for sure though, is Catie's ability to bring a smile and quick service to the students at the Eat Shop Café.  An employee with the department since 1999, we would like to thank Catie for her dedication and service and look forward to seeing her smiling face for many more years to come.




Tracy Markovich has been nominated as the Facilities Operations Employee of the Month.  Tracy is a Maintenance/Technician IV and works with the boiler plant and steam distribution systems.  Universally known as an exceptionally hard worker, Tracy works every day to make sure that the central heating plant operates at peak efficiency.  He is being particularly recognized for his recent work in the "big dig."  Before school opening it was essential to trench across Hannah St. to replace a leaking steam condensate line.  Condensate is steam condensed to hot water once it has given off its usable heat in the change from gas to liquid.  It is essential for boiler efficiency to reclaim as much condensate as possible.  As part of his job to maintain boiler efficiency, Tracy worked for several days doing whatever was necessary from shoveling to pipefitting to directing traffic to see that the "big dig" was completed on time.  Thank you Tracy for all you do behind the scenes every day. 



Pat Miller  - We are pleased to acknowledge Patricia Miller, Administrative Employee of the Month for August, 2010.  Pat is the Associate Director of Dining & Hospitality Services and is responsible for catering, events, conferences, and lodging.  With hundreds of on-campus events annually, Pat and her staff are an integral part of the success of Albion College.  While serving the College for over thirty years, Pat continues to demonstrate her willingness to learn and experiment with new ideas and initiatives.  For example, Pat has shown her commitment to our learning-centered college by engaging in the sustainability theme.  This August, Pat planned extensively for the faculty welcome dinner, which will feature twenty-four Michigan-made and Michigan-grown products from sixteen locations, primarily within seventy miles of Albion. 




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