Albion College

JUNE 2013

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Albion College Fund

Gifts to the Albion College Fund allow Albion College the flexibility required to fund immediate needs and growth opportunities. Every gift helps maintain the excellence of an Albion education and allows current Albion students to flourish. If you haven’t given, there is still time before the June 30 fiscal year end deadline.

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It’s not about how much you give, it’s that you give. Make your impact
on current and future Britons.

NASA Names Josh Cassada, '95, a 2013 Astronaut Candidate

Josh CassadaFor a number of years, Josh Cassada's explorations have been skyward, and now they may stretch further still as the 1995 alumnus and former Navy test pilot was one of eight selected by NASA as members of its 2013 astronaut candidate class.

Cassada, 39, a physics major originally from White Bear Lake, Minn., was one of more than 6,100 to apply in what became an 18-month search.


Don Sheets, ’82, Named Chair of
Board of Trustees

Don SheetsAlbion College has announced the selection of Dow Corning executive J. Donald Sheets, '82, as chair of the College's Board of Trustees beginning July 1, 2013. Sheets succeeds outgoing chair Paul Tobias, '73, who remains on the board.

Also joining the Board of Trustees are Faith Fowler, '81, senior pastor at Cass Community United Methodist Church, and Hollis Williams, '13, representing recent graduates.


Maymester Unit Eases Education
Students' Transition

While significant attention has been given to cultural differences between Albion and Marshall in recent weeks, one prospective teacher from Albion College explored how assumptions and perceptions can create beliefs that shape realities.

Jon Cannell, an English major who is concentrating in secondary education, worked with ninth graders at Albion High School through a unit of inquiry that helps develop reading and writing skills while comparing and contrasting cultures between communities.



Nominations and Applications Invited
In Presidential Search 

The search for Albion College’s next president is underway. The Search Committee has completed the Presidential Search Profile to be used for all advertising and recruiting related to the search. 



Britons Football Starts Season
with Night Game 

The Albion College football team will launch its 2013 campaign under the lights Saturday, Sept. 7 with a 6 p.m. contest against Defiance College at Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium. The football game will complete a full day of activities for the community, including a 3 p.m. volleyball match against Adrian at Kresge Gymnasium and youth football games on the Schmidt-Fraser Field.



Join Us for Fourth Grand Getaway

We are pleased to invite Albion alumni, parents, and friends to spend a glorious fall weekend at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island during Grand Getaway, September 27-29! This grand weekend is made possible by the generous hospitality of Albion College trustee and alumnus Dan Musser, '86, president of the Grant Hotel.


A limited number of rooms are available at the exclusive Albion College rate of $129 per person per night plus additional hotel charges. Of that rate, $30 per person per night is a tax-deductible gift to the Albion College Fund for which you will receive a tax receipt from the College. Complimentary full breakfast and a five-course daily dinner are included.

Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement quickly to reserve your spot. Email:, phone 517/629-0448.



German, Chemistry Double Majors Earn RISE Internships

Albion College students Eric Fink and Alissa Reddy were recently awarded internships with the Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) program, part of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The DAAD/RISE program will pay Fink and Reddy, both majoring in chemistry and German, while they live in Germany for three months, working with German doctoral candidates on chemistry research. 



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Yukiko Tanaka

Yukiko Tanaka, '02

"Albion was an important place in my life where I could freely pursue my dream. Thanks to the scholarships and facilities Albion provided, I could focus on my studies—and I really, really worked hard."


Read Yukiko's Success Story

In The News

Albion College Grad Josh Cassada to Receive Astronaut Training

Pres. Randall on HuffPo: Student Engagement Makes Education Meaningful

Andy Hubbard, '00, Named As Hartford Public Schools' Superintendent

Kristin Nelson, '13, Reflects on Success and High School Coach

Cynthia Falardeau, '87, Named 'Woman of the Year' by Indian River Junior League

MIAA Recognizes Albion's Publicity Effort

James Galbally Named Albion's Interim Finance and Administration VP

MIAA Exhibit Opens at NCAA Hall of Champions

Prof. Kevin Metz Appointed
to Albion School Board

"An hour on the phone with over 4,000 others who love & value @albioncollege makes me believe in our future! #britstogether #albioncall"

Meagan Burton-Krieger, '07
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Reunions with Briton classmates? Get-togethers with fraternity brothers or sorority sisters? Take a photo and send it to for our Class Notes photo gallery on Flickr. Be sure to include names, graduation years, and where/when you met.

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