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Celebrate Albion! Events Showcase Next Chapter of Albion College, City of Albion Connection

Beyond the always popular football game, Albion College’s Community Day 2014—on Saturday, September 13—highlighted President Mauri Ditzler’s interest in strengthening the bonds between College and city. With Mayor Joe Domingo, Ditzler dedicated “Collaboration Corner” at East Michigan and Monroe streets.


Albion Is The Star At President Ditzler's Inauguration

While Albion College is admired for its national reputation, its importance to the Midwest was front and center for the inauguration of Mauri Ditzler as the College’s 16th president on Friday, September 12.

Several hundred students cheered as the crowds gathered at the newly redeveloped west end of Albion’s quadrangle for a ceremony that demonstrated Ditzler’s focus on placing Albion as an integral partner with the surrounding community and region.

“We are blessed to be hosted by a city that refused to fold when the industry that drove the local economy disappeared. When so many other cities might have given up, Albion held the faith,” Ditzler praised. “After all, they had to nurture a distinctively American college."


Don and Angela Sheets, '82, Endow New Scholarship Fund With $1 Million Gift

Confidence in Albion College’s future, excitement about the presidency of Mauri Ditzler, and an appreciation for Mike Frandsen’s interim presidency all were expressed through a significant gift announced by J. Donald Sheets, ’82, chair of the College’s Board of Trustees, and his wife, Angela Scott Sheets, ’82.

The couple shared the news of their $1-million gift to the College to establish an endowed scholarship fund for future students during President Ditzler's inauguration ceremony.


Distinguished Alumni Awards

Albion College cordially invites you to the Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony and Luncheon, on Friday, October 3, starting at 11:30 a.m. in the Science Complex atrium.

Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees this year are:

• Shari Parker Burgess, '80
• Paul R. Dixon, '83
• Carolyn Aishton Ouderkirk, '64

The cost to attend is $25 per adult ($5 is a tax-deductible gift to the Albion College Fund, for which you will receive a gift receipt) and $10 per child (9 years of age and under). To join the festivities, please register online or call 517/629-0448 by September 26, 2014.

Refer A Student: Four Easy Steps

Alumni and parents are definitely riding the wave of Albion College enthusiasm; in the last six weeks, they have referred 166 high school students for admission! We expect an increase in applications as a result of all these referrals and the scholarships they represent. Students who did not originally have Albion College on their radar are now considering the college more seriously.

What about you? You can help share the Albion experience by referring one, five, or 10 high school students. You only need to provide the student's basic contact information, the high school name, and the term of college entry.

It's as simple as 1-2-3-4!

1. Any alum or parent can complete the online form.
2. An admission counselor will contact the student within 10 days.
3. You will receive updates regarding the status of your referred student.
4. Should the student enroll, he/she will receive a $1,000 Alumni Referral Scholarship in your name!

Contact Angela Sheets, '82, our volunteer Admission Ambassador Program Chair, at for more information.



Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony

Albion College is proud to induct 10 individuals and one team into the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. in Upper Baldwin Hall. The event recognizes those individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the achievements and prestige of Albion College in the field of athletics.

This festive event is open to the public. Tickets for the ceremony can be purchased by contacting the Office of Alumni Engagement: 517/629-0448,

See the 2014 Inductees


Albion Earns National Attention in Rankings

Albion is featured among the top 100 national liberal arts colleges (at No. 99) in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranking.

Albion College also earned national attention with the release of Washington Monthly’s 2014 College Guide.

Albion ranked 17th nationally among liberal arts colleges the magazine deemed a Best Bang for the Buck, "based on the economic value students receive per dollar." It's the second consecutive year Albion has made the list, after it placed 34th in 2013.


The Far Side of FURSCA: Marina
Baker, '17, Dives into Moon Craters

Researching the age of craters on the far side of the Moon one year into a college experience is one thing. Focusing on a specific crater named decades ago for a 19th-century alumnus of the same college is something else.

Marina Baker, ’17, had that unique opportunity this summer, and made initial inroads with associate professor of physics Nicolle Zellner toward a goal of determining the age of the Moulton Crater, named for 1894 Albion graduate Forest Ray Moulton, a leading American astronomer during the first half of the 20th century.



Make Your Nomination for
Young Alumni Awards

Nominations for the 2015 Young Alumni Awards are now being accepted!

The Young Alumni Awards recognize noteworthy and distinctive achievements made by alumni who have graduated from Albion College within the past ten years. Each year, honorees offer inspiration and encouragement as models for principled leadership and a wholehearted commitment to serving others. In addition, the Young Alumni Awards serve as an opportunity for current and future Albion students to recognize the tremendous accomplishments of alumni who have achieved notable success quickly following graduation.

Honorees are selected from nominations submitted online. Access the online nomination form and submit your nomination by October 31, 2014.


Optics Expert Cleans Clark Telescope

John Augustine, an expert in antique telescope restoration, recently dismantled and cleaned the 130-year-old Alvan Clark telescope, housed in the Honors Observatory.

Augustine said the telescope should be cleaned about every five years. Albion's Clark telescope was overdue for servicing.

"Optically, it's very high quality," Augustine said.

Learn More about the Clark Telescope


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Todd Krost, '00

“The new referral program gives me a personal connection with the families and their college search in general. I am glad I can start this conversation.”


Read Todd's Profile

In The News

Mitch Albom Profiles Rev. Faith Fowler, '81, and Her Work

Prof.  Mareike Wieth Talks to 'Marketplace'

Richard Longworth: Can Town and Gown Work Together on a New Economy?

Dennis Cawthorne, '62, Talks About New Mackinac Island Book

Albion College Inaugurates Ditzler As New President

New Albion College President Lauds Liberal Arts Education, School, and Town at Inauguration

Sheets Give to New Scholarship Endowment at Albion College

Mona (Finn) Boersma, '91, Starts as Principal at Pontiac's Walton Charter

Ford Institute's Patrick McLean Discusses 38th President's Legacy

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This year, Albion College is focusing on wellness -- physical, spiritual, mental, and more. Join the conversation, and share your goals and accomplishments, using #AlbionWellness, and see your posts on our Wellness website!

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