Lance Coleman, '91

Lance Coleman, '91

Direct: 517/629-0473
Toll Free: 800/858-6770

Transfer Students

In-State Territory: Genesee and Northeast Oakland Counties

Out of State Territory: Kentucky, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida

Meet Lance...

Education: B.A., History & Political Science double major, Albion College, 1991

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI; Ottawa Hills High School

Favorite Albion Moment: There are a bunch of these, but if I had to choose, either being a coach for MIAA Championship teams in football and track or coaching a National Champion in track & field.

Hobbies: Landscaping, playing golf, watching sporting events, and hanging out with my family, friends, and godchildren.

Favorite Season: Spring and Fall

Favorite TV Shows: Cold Case and Sunday Night Football

Favorite Vacation Spot: San Juan, Puerto Rico

What Makes Albion Special to You: Albion College is special because of all of the lifelong friendships that were started at or by the school.

Best College Search Tip: Visit a bunch of colleges and ask a ton of questions!

Lewis Cardenas, '02

Lewis Cardenas, '02

Direct: 517/629-0610
Toll Free: 800/858-6770

In-State Territory: None.

Out of State Territory: International students and Americans living abroad

Meet Lewis...

Education: B.A., international studies, Albion College 2002; M.S, international public service, DePaul University, 2007.

Hometown: Jackson, MI; Jackson County Western High School

Favorite Albion Moment: I think my whole first year in Wesley Hall is by far the most memorable. Other top contenders are convincing Dr. Yewah to take a group of Albion students on a first-year seminar trip to his home country of Cameroon and receiving one of the 2002 Michigan Campus Compact Awards for community service, as well as the Lux Fiat Award my senior year. I also had the opportunity to be one of the first residents of the Mae Harrison Karro Apartments and enjoyed countless mini-Albion reunions throughout Chicago in the last couple of years.

Hobbies: I have a passion for learning about different cultures, languages and people. I enjoy globe trotting, snowboarding, Capoeira, salsa dancing, cooking, shopping, watching movies, video games, tennis, and volleyball.

Favorite Season: Winter because of snowboarding. Plus, nothing beats a cup of hot chocolate by a warm fire after being out in sub-zero temperatures!

Favorite TV Shows: The Soup on E!, Cold Case, Top Chef, My Life on the D-List, Project Runway... (pretty much anything on Bravo TV)

Best Vacation Spot: Anywhere my frequent flyer miles take me to!

What Makes Albion Special to You: Albion College is special to me because of the support I received during and after my collegiate experience here. The staff on campus are truly invested in their students. They encouraged me to get involved on campus, pursue graduate level work, made time to talk to me whenever possible, and even helped me land my first job out of college. Most importantly, they helped shape who I am today. If you ask anyone who attended a different college/university who have partaken in an Albion College gathering of any sort, I guarantee that they will tell you that Albion grads, no matter what class years are represented, always have a great time! The friendships you develop with staff and classmates here truly do last a lifetime.

Best College Search Tip: College can be affordable! Start researching scholarships as soon as you begin your college search. Use the resources around you for assistance. For example, talk with your local community organizations, guidance counselor, the financial aid office(s) at your prospective college/university, and college/university alumni. You can also use the Web to obtain information about financing your college degree. Be a smart consumer and don't rule out any schools until you get an opportunity to meet with your admission counselor. You'd be surprised what schools will do if they are interested in you - remember, you are just as much of an asset to the school as the school is to you!

Dory Lerew

Dory LerewAssistant Director of Admission


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Education:  B.A., Theatre and Speech Communication, Albion College, 2002

Hometown:  Dillsburg, Pa.; Homeschooled

Hobbies/Fun Facts:  After graduating from Albion College, I lived out of a suitcase for seven years!  I traveled around the world sightseeing and directing children's theatre productions. Some of the more interesting places I've been include the Azores, the Aleutian Islands and Guantanamo Bay. I can juggle any three items you hand me, I can probably beat you in a game of badminton and I'm so happy to have unpacked my suitcase again here in Albion.

What makes Albion College special to you?  The supportive nature of the faculty and staff. I was nervous to travel nine hours away from home for college, but I felt, right from the start, that I was going to be well taken care of here.

Favorite Albion Moments:  Going on a service trip to the Appalachian Mountains for spring break my junior year, playing the role of the 80-year-old man, Henry, in The Fantasticks and being crowned Albion College Homecoming Queen in 2001.

Best College Search Tip:  Let your admission counselor know what you are thinking and what you need. We can't read minds (all the time).

Recruitment Territories: Michigan Counties: Alcona, Alger, Alpena, Antrim, Arenac, Baraga, Benzie, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Clare, Crawford, Delta, Dickinson, Emmet, Gladwin, Gogebic, Grand Traverse, Houghton, Iosco, Iron, Jackson, Kalkaska, Keweenaw, Lake, Leelanau, Luce, Mackinaw, Manistee, Marquette, Mason, Menominee, Missaukee, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Ontonagon, Osceola, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Schoolcraft, St. Joseph, Van Buren, Wexford

Out of State: Indiana, Pennsylvania

Special Assignment: Homeschooled students

Nic Clements, '06

Nic Clements, '06

Direct: 517/629-0494
Toll Free: 800/858-6770

In-State Territory: Grand Traverse Area including: Leelanau, Benzie, Manistee, and Wexford Counties; Mid-Michigan including: Osceola, Clare, Midland, Bay, Saginaw; and Thumb Area including: Tuscola, Huron, Sanilac, Lapeer, St. Clair, and Macomb Counties

Out of State Territory: Southwest Chicago suburbs, Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, Nebraska, and Kansas

Meet Nic...

Education: B.A., History, Albion College, 2006

Hometown: Eastpointe, MI

Hobbies: I enjoy watching any types of sports, especially the Detroit Tigers. I try to spend as much time as I can with family and friends, and I’m just living life :)

Favorite Season: Fall, for it's beauty, school is back in session, campus is very lively, and it's a great time for sports!

Favorite TV Shows: Scrubs, 24, Sportscenter, PTI…and Detroit Tigers baseball games!

Favorite Musician: John Mayer

Best Vacation Spot: Comerica Park :)

What Makes Albion College Special to Nic: Albion College is special to me for so many reasons. A liberal arts education is like a key that will open countless doors for further education or work opportunities. You'll have the chance to learn countless amounts of skills both in and out of the classroom that can be applied to so many different walks of life.

Best College Search Tip: You should visit every school you are interested in. A brochure for a college can only tell you so much. You need to get on the campus and meet current students, professors, and admission staff and experience the campus culture. It’s the best way to figure out if the college is a right fit for you.


Heather Fuchs

Heather Fuchs (third from left)Assistant Director of Admission


Education: B.A., Secondary Education, English and Political Science; Western Michigan University, 2005

Hometown: Jackson, Mich.; Jackson High School

Hobbies/Fun Facts: First off, I absolutely love to travel and enjoy experiencing new places as often as possible. In my free time I also enjoy reading, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, playing tennis, volleyball, and skiing.

What makes Albion special to you: I truly believe that Albion is a great place to learn and grow. The sense of community and individual attention students receive sets Albion apart from any other educational experience I have ever been a part of.

Favorite Albion Moment: Some of my favorite moments at Albion College involve watching my little sister playing for the Briton women's soccer team!

Best College Search Tip: Make a list of what you want out of a school to start your search. Think of the academic offerings, size, location and your interests. This will help to narrow your search. After you have narrowed down your choices, schedule a campus visit. That way you will begin to see firsthand if the college is the right fit for you. 

Recruitment Territories: Michigan Counties: Bay, Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Macomb, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Tuscola, Wayne (Grosse Pointe, Harper Woods)

Out of State: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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