Albion College


Season's Greetings from President Ditzler

Please take a moment and watch a brief holiday message from President Mauri Ditzler, featuring campus updates from the past semester. Albion College enjoyed an exciting and productive 2014 because of your support. We're looking forward to more great things in 2015 as well.

We wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season!


Albion’s Perfect Season, Now for All Time

None of the experts believed Albion College would be strong contenders for the 1994 NCAA Division III football national title.

Now, the entire Briton family is celebrating the 20th anniversary of that perfect season, which culminated in a 38-15 victory over Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) College in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl Dec. 10, 1994.

The College is also commemorating the occasion through a new website:, produced in tandem with Grand Rapids-based Full Circle Marketing and Design. The site features a nearly 13-minute documentary-style video with player interviews and footage from several games that season.


Theatre Production to Compete in Kennedy Center Regional

Albion College Theatre received its first-ever invitation to compete for a spot in the national Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). Albion's production of Sean Michael Welch's Thread of the Warp will have three performances at the 2015 Region III KCACTF competition, January 8-10 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Colin Parks, ’16, Pays It Forward
as a Mentor

Colin Parks recently completed his best season as a running back on the Albion football team. But it didn't happen suddenly for the junior exercise science major from Southfield, and it went beyond simply learning a new offense. "I needed good vibes, people I could talk to," he says about his early days as an Albion student. "I needed advice from people who had experienced things before." He got that advice and support through the College's Smooth Transitions program; now, he's the mentor and helping another first-year student adjust to college life.


Albion’s Community Efforts Recognized by U.S. Education Dept.

Albion College's commitment to serving its community has received national recognition in recent years, and this year it enjoys that distinction once again. Earlier this month, Albion was among only 98 colleges and universities honored by the U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for National and Community Service for their leadership in developing programs in interfaith/community service.



Giving Tuesday 2014 Was a Success!

Thank you to the alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff who made Albion College’s Giving Tuesday so successful! By the end of the evening December 2, 253 donors (almost twice as many as last year) gave more than $79,555 (a 110% increase over last year)!

Thank you for changing our students’ lives!



Distinguished Alumni Awards

Do you know Albion College graduates who have distinguished themselves professionally or through service to Albion College? Nominate them for the Distinguished Alumni Award today!

The purpose of the Distinguished Alumni Award is to recognize
and honor alumni...

  • for distinguished personal and career achievements and for exemplary contributions to society that bring credit to Albion College, or
  • for performing distinguished service for Albion College through cumulative contributions, or by an extraordinary act or effort that advances the College.

Please consider a nominee for a 2015 award by completing an online nomination form. The deadline for nominations is January 9, 2015. Only nominations submitted through an online form will be considered. Visit our website for more information and the full list of qualifications.



Men’s Basketball Program Assists Adopt-a-Family Effort

Albion athletic department administrators, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and several Briton squads are assisting local families this holiday season through the Adopt-A-Family program.

The Student Volunteer Bureau coordinates the College's contribution to the annual Adopt-a-Family program with Albion Interfaith Ministries (AIM), the program sponsor. AIM serves Albion-area people of all faith backgrounds (and no faith backgrounds) with clothing, food, rent and utility assistance, and other basic needs.



'Tis the Season for 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. Every single gift will have a lasting impact on our students’ educational experience. Make your year-end gift before December 31 through our secure server, or mail your gift to Office of Institutional Advancement, Albion College, 611 E. Porter St., Albion, MI 49224. 





campus events
  • Holiday Break
    (Campus Closed) -
    Dec. 24-Jan.4
  • Classes Resume -
    Jan. 20
Alumni Events
Athletic Schedules

Robinson Regen

“The referral program is like a magic ice-breaker for parents who are unsure of how to help guide their students."


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In The News

Theatre Class 'Cooks Up' Bicultural Thanksgiving

Downtown Boutique Hotel Proposed In Albion

Anna Cieslak, ’15 - MCA Student of the Day

Czarnecki Runs Away With All-Region Award

E&M Chair Hooks
Co-Authors Paper with Erdman, '14

President Ditzler Talks Build Albion Program on WBCK

Robert Mahaney, '80, Appointed to Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees

David Lefere, '97, on 20th Anniversary of Football National Title

CEO Doug Parker, '84, Talks About First Year of American-US Airways Merger

Robert Ridgeway, '91, Named Harper Creek Community Schools Superintendent

Daniel Boggan Jr., '67, to Be Interim CEO at Alameda Health System

Geneticist James Wilson, '77, Named Chief Scientific Advisor at REGENXBIO

Intern E&M Class Give Boost to New Albion Food Hub

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The Fall-Winter 2014-15 Io Triumphe! magazine is now online. Enjoy highlights from the presidential inauguration, an armchair tour of the newly restored president’s home, insights on the successful Albion-Marshall schools’ partnership, and much more. Let us know what you think of this issue! 

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