Holiday Greetings from Interim
Interim President Mike Frandsen and his wife, Sharon, send their holiday wishes to the Albion College community. Watch the video for a quick look back at the fall 2013 semester.
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Alumni-to-Alumni Connection Delivers
T-shirts to Classroom
Jennifer Cristante Buskey, '04, kindergarten teacher at Albemarle Road Elementary School in Charlotte, N.C., was looking to represent her alma mater during the school's college T-shirt day.
"I wanted students to wear T-shirts from my own college experience," she says, "and for them to know that colleges are all over and they all have different opportunities for them."
But there was the small issue of how to get T-shirts for all of the children in her kindergarten class. Elinor Marsh, Albion's executive director of alumni engagement, put Buskey in touch with Josh Fales, '06, founder and president of CreateMyTee. Fales loved the idea of a school promoting college opportunities, and gladly donated T-shirts for Buskey's entire class.
"I have had more than my fair share of support from Albion alumni, so finding a way to 'pay it forward' is important," Fales says. "It was a great opportunity to support an Albion alumna and a worthy cause. I was raised in a family of educators, so I know firsthand the difficulties that teachers face on a daily basis."
"My students were so excited to receive such a wonderful gift," Buskey says. "They feel so special wearing them around the school, because everyone compliments how wonderful they all look!"
Julian Bond to Keynote MLK Convocation
Julian Bond, NAACP chairman emeritus and associate of Martin Luther King, Jr., will be the featured speaker for the 2014 MLK Convocation and Community Celebration Thursday, January 30. The program, which will focus on "The Dream: The Journey So Far and the Challenge Ahead," begins at 7 p.m. in Albion College's Goodrich Chapel. It is free and open to the public.
Bond's Albion visit, co-sponsored by the Albion Branch of the NAACP, is due in part to a relationship with history professor Wes Dick. "We are both historians and passionately interested in the history of the 1960s, and we share a commitment to activism and to social justice," Dick stated.
Giving Tuesday a Success
Thank you to the alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff who helped Albion College reach – and surpass – its goal of 123 donors giving back to our students. By the end of Giving Tuesday, 132 donors gave more than $37,000!
Count the Ways
...you can assist as an Albion Admission volunteer:
- Represent Albion at a college fair
- Host an admission event
- Attend an admission event
- Offer helpful information about local high schools and community programs to your area's admission counselor
- Provide personal outreach via a phone call or email to admitted students in your area
The Admission Office welcomes your support in bringing talented students to Albion. Find more information and indicate your interest in volunteering at www.albion.edu/admission/volunteer.
The Season of Giving
Have you checked everything off your holiday gift list this year? Why not add one more gift to that list and think about making a year-end gift to Albion College. Gifts of any size, to any designation, will have a lasting impact on our current and future students.
Make your year-end gift before December 31 through the secure server or mail your gift to Albion College 611 E. Porter St., Albion, MI 49224. If your gift is $500 or more, you can purchase a brick that will be permanently displayed on the Albion College commemorative walkway.
MAKE YOUR GIFT
Report of Appreciation Now Online
As we celebrate the Year of Sustainability on campus, we are pleased to offer the complete 2012-13 honor roll of donors online. This approach allows us to conserve resources and save on printing and mailing costs, which, in turn, means more of your gift goes where you intended: to educating talented young men and women.
Access the complete 2012-13 honor roll of donors by visiting www.albion.edu/impact. Please enter the login information listed in the print version of our Report of Appreciation, which was included in the Fall-Winter 2013-14 edition of Io Triumphe! magazine. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at 517/629-0448. Thank you for the trust you put in us to practice good stewardship of the gifts you provide.