Katie Kirsch, '12, Markets Health Care in Africa Through Medical Start-up
While Ebola may be consuming Americans' attention regarding health crises in Africa, Katie Kirsch, '12 (left), is working to solve less dramatic but equally critical needs. Kirsch is one of three twentysomething women who together formed Sisu Global Health, a Grand Rapids-based medical device developer and manufacturer focused on an African market. The company recently received a $250,000 USAID grant to further its operations in Ghana.
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Robert Anderson Named VP for Alumni Relations and Development
Albion College President Mauri Ditzler has announced the appointment of Robert Anderson, currently acting associate vice president and chief development officer for the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) in Ann Arbor, as vice president for alumni relations and development, effective February 23, 2015.
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Ruth Holland Scott, '56, to Speak
at MLK Convocation
Albion native Ruth Holland Scott, ’56, discusses her life journey “From Albion to America: Community, Civil Rights, Civil Wrongs, & the DREAM” for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Convocation and Community Celebration. This year’s event takes place at the Bohm Theatre at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27.
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Wayne Bond, '10, Reflects On Life-Changing Experience in Nepal
Wayne Bond, '10, will always be a Briton as an Albion College men's basketball alumnus.
To children in Nepal, he's known as the "black lion," after he delivered nearly 120 books during a self-funded trip that stretched from Nov. 14 to Dec. 1.
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Your Admission Referrals Are Now Applicants
Thank you to all the alumni, parents, faculty and staff who have referred high school students to Albion College! Your enthusiasm is exceeding all expectations. By January 10, Admission had received 567 referrals of high school students, 393 of them seniors. And 60% of referred seniors have applied already.
All referred students who are admitted will earn a $1,000 scholarship a year, for four years, in your name! We hope you will stay engaged with your student referrals and encourage them to take their next step toward joining the Albion Class of 2019.
Deadlines you should know:
- February 15 — Last day you can submit a referral
for a high school senior
- February 15 — Recommended deadline for high
school seniors to submit Financial Aid forms
- March 1 — Recommended deadline for high school seniors to apply, to be considered for academic scholarships
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Class Giving Competition Updates
2015 Race for the Shield Competition
The Race for the Shield 2015 Competition continues to bring excitement among the reunion classes each year. Classes celebrating a reunion in 2015 end in “5” and “0”, between 1955-2010. Currently the class of 1960 is in the lead for both Highest Total Giving and Highest Class Participation. Don’t let the class of 1960 be in the lead for too long; make your gift to help boost your class rankings!
All gifts from July 1, 2014- October 16, 2015 count. Visit www.albion.edu/reuniongiving to see where your class currently stands and how you can get involved by being a Reunion Giving Leader for your class!
Fiscal Year 2015 Influential 20s Competition
The Influential 20s Competition, which runs from July 1 to June 30 of each year, is in full swing. Currently the class of 1997 is in the lead with 11% class participation. Tied in second place are the classes of 1998 and 1999 with 9.4%. Keep up the momentum and help your class by making a gift, of any size to any designation, by June 30, 2015. Visit www.albion.edu/influential-20s to see where your class stands and to find out how you can participate.
Albion College's International Efforts Recognized at D.C. Event
President Mauri Ditzler was in Washington, D.C. in December as Albion College received a national award for its campus internationalization efforts, among them its well-established French Sister City relationship.
"Our international efforts permeate every academic department and office on campus," Ditzler said.
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Director of Admission Events and Academic Liaison
“Our visitors have been energized and excited to meet our faculty and staff, and we’re showing them, one experience at a time, that Albion’s a great place to grow.”
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Community MLK Convocation - Jan. 27
Choir & Symphony Orchestra Concert - Feb. 21-22
Coy James Lecture - Feb. 24
Symposium on Teaching and Student Learning - Feb. 28
Lansing Networking Event - Feb. 13
Tucson, Arizona Area Alumni Event - Feb. 22
Scottsdale, Arizona Alumni Event - Feb. 23
Northern Michigan Alumni Happy Hour - Feb. 26
Detroit Alumni Chapter Red Wings Game - March 6
Detroit Tigers vs. Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Game (Sarasota, FL) -
Atlanta Braves vs. Detroit Tigers Spring Training Game (Lakeland, FL) -
The Club at Pelican Bay (Naples, FL) - March 17
Interview/Audition/ Portfolio Day - Jan. 31
Albion 101 - Feb. 16
Swimming and Diving
Brits in the News
Sam Shaheen, '88, Proposes Downtown Boutique Hotel In Albion
Molly Hancock, '18, Explores Germany, Soccer, in First Months at Albion
Cody Crawford Talks Albion Football Experience On Press Pass Daily TV Show
Lakeland Hires Joe Woodruff As Football Coach
Cornerback Chris Greenwood, '12, Signs with NFL's Ravens
Longtime High School Football Coach Al Slamer Joins Albion Staff
Albion Women's Lacrosse Captain Reflects On International Field Trips
Review Magazine's Robert Martin, '76, Discusses His Career and Regionalism
Albion Athletics Receives Awards For Community Service
Albion Students Study Daughters of Fire Before Visiting Hawaiʻi
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