FEBRUARY 2015

Albion Athletics Receives Awards for Community Service

The National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators recognized the Albion College athletic department for the impressive community service projects completed by Briton student-athletes during the 2013-2014 academic year. Albion was recognized in three categories during the NADIIIAA/Jostens Community Service Awards presentation Jan. 17 at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Convention.

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Steven J. Klein Appointed to Head Albion Enrollment Team

Albion College's next vice president for enrollment brings a 17-year track record of executive-level success in the Great Lakes region and beyond, and more than a quarter-century overall in higher-education admissions.

Steven J. Klein will officially move into Albion's top post overseeing the offices of Admission and Student Financial Services on July 1. Most recently, he led a 20-person enrollment team as dean of admissions and financial aid at Wabash College in Indiana. Under his watch from 1997-2014, campus-wide enrollment at the private residential liberal arts institution for men rose 17 percent, resulting in Wabash's largest-ever student body.

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Rev. Faith Fowler, '81, to Address Class of 2015 at Albion Commencement

A Detroit impact-maker at the individual and community levels for nearly 30 years, particularly in the fight against poverty, Rev. Faith Fowler, ’81, will deliver the Commencement address to Albion College’s Class of 2015 on Saturday, May 9, at 1 p.m. from the steps of Kresge Gymnasium on the College Quadrangle.

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Jaime Fornetti, '06, on NCAA After The Game

Dr. Jaime Fornetti, '06, former basketball player from Albion College, discusses how being a student-athlete prepared her for success in life as a cancer researcher in a feature video from the NCAA.

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Wendell Will, '50, Expands Efforts to Attract Students From Coast to Coast

Nearly 65 years after he received his own degree, Wendell Will, ’50, continues to see to it that the quality of an Albion College education is not just known to students from far and wide, but financially attainable for them as well.

Nine years ago, the longtime California resident established the Wendell Will, ’50, Out-of-Great Lakes Endowed Scholarship, aimed at making Albion’s student body more geographically diverse. Recently, Will increased his gift to the endowment, and its principal now stands at more than $1 million.

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2015 Young Alumni Award Recipients

Albion College is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Young Alumni Awards. The following alumni have demonstrated exceptional achievement within 10 years of graduation:

Cynthia Cardwell Fast, '08
Katherine L. Kirsch, '12
Jonathan E. Reynolds, '09
Danielle M. Wysocki, '10  

A dinner and ceremony to honor these outstanding young alumni will take place in conjunction with the Distinguished Alumni Awards on Friday, April 24. For details, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 517/629-0448 or [email protected].  

Congratulations to this year's honorees!

Students Love New Squirrel Shirts

Albion students and alumni have a lot of affection for the black squirrels on campus.

That’s why Albion’s student marketing committee, a group of students who serve as a marketing brain trust for ideas, put a black squirrel on the front of this year’s Admission promotional t-shirt. 

The idea, one of many from the committee, caught the attention of John Hille, Albion’s interim vice president for enrollment management. The shirts will be given to prospective students. 

“If a prospective student visited already, they know the black squirrels are a distinctive part of our campus. If not, I hoped it would make them curious,” says Hille. “The unexpected can be a powerful attention grabber and conversation starter.”

The shirts are a hot item on campus.

“People who don't have shirts wish that they did,” says Alex Carey, ’16, member of the student marketing committee. Albion’s marketing department has given many away to current students, including several for an Instagram-based photo contest

Gronseth Scholarship Helps Students Write Their Futures

It’s all about touching lives over generations for Harold R. Gronseth, ’52.

For more than a quarter-century he made an impact in elementary classrooms in Traverse City’s public schools. And with an estate commitment that will increase his generosity to Albion College to more than $1 million, he will ensure a similar difference through scholarships for future Albion students planning careers in communications, professional writing, or economics and management.

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Chicago Alumni Networking Event

A panel of three accomplished Albion College alumni will share how their career paths have been shaped and how they were able to utilize contacts along the way. Join us on Thursday, March 12, at 5:30 p.m. in the GOLIN offices at Chicago’s John Hancock Center.

As an added bonus, President Ditzler will also be in attendance. 

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Albion College, Indiana University Formalize Law School Initiative

Albion College President Mauri Ditzler has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law to enter into a partnership to establish an Albion Law Scholar opportunity at the Indianapolis-based institution.

According to the agreement, one Albion student or alumnus will be nominated by an Albion-based committee for admission to McKinney each year, beginning with McKinney’s Fall 2016 entering class.

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Alumni Profile

ANDY HARDER, '80

“I like to ask prospective students if they want to be a participant or a spectator. At Albion, the level of campus involvement is differentiating, and the result is a deeper educational experience where lifelong relationships are formed.”

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Campus Events

Symphonic Band Concert - Feb. 27

Symposium on Teaching and Student Learning - Feb. 28

Albion Bee School -
Feb. 28

Blues at the Bohm -
March 2

E.J. Levy Fiction Reading - March 3

Spring Break -
March 6-15

Red Wings Trip to Detroit - March 22

80s Night - March 27

Alumni Events

Northern Michigan Alumni Happy Hour - Feb. 26

Detroit Tigers vs. Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Game (Sarasota, FL) -
March 4

Atlanta Braves vs. Detroit Tigers Spring Training Game (Lakeland, FL) -
March 5

Detroit Alumni Chapter Red Wings Game - March 6

Albion College At The Symphony - March 7

Chicago Alumni Networking Event - March 12

The Club at Pelican
Bay (Naples, FL) -
March 17

Atlanta, GA, Reception - March 19

Flint Area Reception - March 31

Admission Events

Albion 101 - March 28

Athletic Schedules

Baseball

Softball

Track & Field

Men's Tennis

Women's Tennis

Men's Lacrosse

Women's Lacrosse

Brits in the News

Prof. Wes Dick Comments On Transforming Holland Park

Huge Increase In Attendance at Free Albion Lacrosse Clinic

Michael David, ’64, Talks About His ‘Unlikely New Musical’

Kurtis McMahan, ’08, Is New Baseball Coach at Davison High

Ridgeway, '91, Quickly Settles In as New Harper Creek Superintendent

Psychology Prof. Drew Christopher Links Time-of-Day Preference, Personality, Eating Behaviors

Allen Horstman Researches Belief in 'Thoughtful' Look at Christianity

14 Briton Riders Qualify for Hunt Seat Regionals

Albion Tabbed As Favorite In MIAA Men's Lacrosse Race

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