Albion College

JUNE 2014

Albion College Joins Kalamazoo Promise Group of Eligible Schools

The Kalamazoo Promise is coming to Albion College.

The nine-year-old, nationally known college scholarship program for Kalamazoo Public Schools students is extending its reach beyond Michigan's public universities and colleges through a partnership with the Michigan Colleges Alliance (MCA) that begins in fall 2015.


History's Geoff Cocks Adds Insight to ESPN World Cup Documentary

Albion College history professor Geoff Cocks, noted for his scholarship on Nazi-era Germany and the Third Reich, offered his insight about why the Italian soccer commissioner of the time may have hidden the World Cup trophy as part of an ESPN 30 for 30: Soccer Stories documentary, “Mysteries of the Rimet Trophy.”


Wilson, '77, and Strite, '14, to Join College Board of Trustees

A returning member and a new alumnus have been invited to join Albion College's Board of Trustees. James Wilson, '77, and Don Strite, '14, will begin active service with the board beginning July 1.


Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

Each year, Albion College presents the Distinguished Alumni Awards to alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally and through service to Albion College.

This year's Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards go to Shari Parker Burgess, ’80, vice president and treasurer of Lear Corporation; and Paul R. Dixon, ’83, ASCEM multi-lab program manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The Distinguished Alumni Service Award goes to Carolyn Aishton Ouderkirk, ’64, vice president for corporate affairs (retired), Avon Products.



Why Give Back to Albion?

Every gift to Albion College helps maintain the excellence of an Albion education and allows current Albion students to flourish. Join faculty and staff at Albion College who give back beyond guidance and knowledge.

It’s not about how much you give, it’s that you give. Make your impact on current and future Britons. To count as a donor this fiscal year and to be recognized in our annual Report of Appreciation, we need your support before June 30.


Celebrate Albion Weekend: Javier Colon to Perform in September

Albion College is thrilled to announce Javier Colon as the entertainer who will offer a grand finale to President Mauri Ditzler's Inauguration festivities while also kicking off Community Day and Family Weekend. This free concert will be held at Victory Park at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 12. Albion residents, College students, and families are all invited to participate in this premier event within the Celebrate Albion weekend of events.

Javier Colon captivated America as the winner of the inaugural season of NBC's hit television show, The Voice, and has continued his long-standing career as a singer/songwriter. Colon's solo shows include original works as well as covers such as "Landslide" by Stevie Nicks and his fan-favorite acoustic rendition of Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time."



New Alumni Board Members

Albion College's Alumni Board approved a slate of new members in April. Five Britons have accepted the nomination and will start their service on July 1, 2014.

• Steve Gordon, '04
• Eileen Smith Hamm, '86
• Ann McCulloch, '93
• Karen Holcomb Merrill, '83
• Gerald (Jay) Snodgrass, II, '95



Share Your Career Experiences at Briton Career Connections

Albion College alumni, parents, and friends are invited to participate in the second annual Briton Career Connections. As a part of the Homecoming weekend of events, this career-focused open house provides you an opportunity to help Albion College students succeed now and in the future.

We encourage anyone who would like to provide current students with information on their career path, company/organization, or industry to participate. Current professionals, current graduate students, and retired professionals all have very important information to communicate to students.

To learn more and offer to help our students, contact Troy Kase, Director of the Career and Internship Center, at or 517/629-0332.


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Josh Hicks, '03

"Albion is a place where I explored, found my passion and began working toward my dreams. The faculty members taught me to think critically, helped me develop new skills and came through when I needed them."


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In The News

Donna Randall to Lead Cancer Prevention Institute of California

Albion Mourns Passing of Tom Taylor, '58

Leigh Greden, '95, to Become Chief of Staff for U.S. Rep. John Dingell

Danielle Nelson, '17, Comments On Minimum Wage Hike

Albion SID Bobby Lee Recognized for Writing by MIAA

Danielle Lord, '08, Named 2014 Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellow

Jordan Troisi, '06, Earns American Psychological Association Early Career Achievement Award

Jennifer Emmons, '09, Inducted Into Crawford AuSable School District's Alumni Hall of Fame

History Faculty Reflect on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

College Bound? Summer Advice from Chancellor Donna Randall

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Looking to get some job tips? Or are you looking to hire an Albion student or grad as an employee or intern? Contact our Career and Internship Centerand help a fellow Brit!

The Spring-Summer 2014 edition of Io Triumphe! is now available online and the print edition will be in your mailbox by early July.

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