Joe Silvestri, '15, Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Joe Silvestri, '15, the long stick midfielder for Albion College's first Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship team in men's lacrosse, added to the Britons' tradition of academic success when he was recently named as one of the recipients of the NCAA's postgraduate scholarships.

Silvestri, a native of Novi who prepped at Detroit Catholic Central, will receive a one-time scholarship of $7,500 to help fund his education at the University of Toledo Medical School.

"The Albion environment breeds success and being a student-athlete taught me the skills necessary on how to be a resilient and compassionate person," Silvestri says.

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Albion Hotel Project Takes Big Step Forward

A $1 million grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation's (MEDC) Michigan Strategic Fund, announced July 30, clears the way for a four-story, 72-room boutique hotel to be constructed at the corner of Superior and Porter streets in downtown Albion. Nearly $1 million in additional funds will come from the City of Albion Brownfield Redevelopment Authority to prepare the site for the build.

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College Tallies Major Fundraising Gains

There's always a certain buzz in the air as fall semester approaches. At Albion, that buzz has become a deeper momentum on a number of fronts: the largest first-year class of the decade, a new hotel project downtown and, through the continued generosity of donors, a significant increase in giving to the College.

The College's Institutional Advancement division raised $11,618,205 for the 2015 fiscal year, which ended June 30. That figure includes funds from gifts, pledges and deferred pledges, and overall the total represents a 56 percent increase - or $4,223,743 to be exact - from the 2014 fiscal-year giving total.

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Students Tackle Summer Research Projects

"Growing up in Ann Arbor, an ecologically-minded community, has conditioned me to focus on the preservation of a healthy environment," says Lauren Rasmussen, '17, about her summer FURSCA biology research project, "and I would like to help continue finding useful information to protect it."

Read about more Albion student hands-on research projects from this summer at our FURSCA website.

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Distinguished and Young Alumni Awards

Nominations for 2016 are now being accepted!

Do you know an Albion College graduate who has distinguished themselves professionally or through service to Albion College? If so, nominate them today for the Distinguished (above) or Young Alumni Award!

Please consider making a nomination for a 2016 award by completing an online nomination form. The deadline for nominations is September 1, 2015. Only nominations submitted through our online form will be considered. Visit our website for a complete list of qualifications and to review criteria.

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Albion College to Host Marshall vs. Lumen Christi Football Game

Albion College's Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium will be the scene for football under the Friday night lights September 25, as Marshall High School will host Jackson's Lumen Christi Catholic High School in an Interstate 8 Athletic Conference matchup at 7 p.m.

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Albion Volleyball Chronicles Preseason
Costa Rica Trip

The Albion College volleyball team recently returned from a preseason training and service trip in Costa Rica, "and I think we represented the program extremely well," according to Kristin Yeager, '16. Along with practices, the weeklong experience included a visit to a center for underprivileged children, a whitewater rafting trip, a zipline adventure, and a match with the Costa Rica under-20 national team.

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Be Part of the Winning Team

Albion College expects to welcome more than 450 first-year students, the largest entering class since 2009. A major factor was the involvement of alumni who referred 150 of those new students. Be part of an upcoming success story by referring a high school student who should know about Albion as part of the college search process. The Admission office will take it from there!

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Tailgate With Us at Family Weekend

Enjoy a day on campus and create new family memories while exploring all that Albion College has to offer our students at our Family Tailgate on Saturday, Sept. 19. There will be department receptions, tailgating, food, football, and fun activities throughout the day!

Join us September 5 for a special community tailgate as well!

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Student Profile

Nick DiMaggio, '16

"The best hands-on learning experiences happen here because the professors recognize what you're good at and interested in."

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Campus &

Nature Tots -
Aug. 21

Classes Begin -
Aug. 24

Community Day
Tailgate - Sept. 5

Gerstacker Recruitment Event - Sept. 15

Festival of the Forks -
Sept. 18-19

Family Weekend
Tailgate - Sept. 19

Homecoming -
Oct. 16-17

Alumni Events

Grand Getaway -
Sept. 25-27

Admission Events

Fall Open House -
Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 7

Athletic Schedules



Cross Country

Men's Golf

Women's Golf

Men's Soccer

Women's Soccer

Brits in the News

Football Program Invites Kids To Free Clinic

Allison Beers, '01, Featured Among Traverse City Young Professionals

Albion Grieves Loss of Prof. Hal Wyss

Gregory Macosko, '69, Joins Board of Australian Pharmaceutical Firm

Kerry Wright, '02, Makes Mark in Real Estate at Harbor Shores

Brad Chase's Indus Valley Research Draws Media Coverage

Holly Farris, '12, Explores Exotic Life in Chile

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