For Josh Cassada, '95, Homecoming
Proves Truly Special

Josh Cassada, '95, one of NASA's eight newest astronauts and who is slated to fly to the International Space Station within the next few years, took part in Albion's Homecoming weekend festivities. The activities included a morning lecture to first-year physics students and a pair of animated talks at the Community School—first to fifth and sixth graders, then another to seventh and eighth graders.

For Cassada, returning to Albion during Homecoming weekend was a step back in time. After Friday's full day of meetings and presentations, he spent much of Saturday with friends and acquaintances from the science departments, remembering the days when nothing was impossible.

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William Ferguson, '52, Former Albion Trustee and Acting President, Passes Away

A testament of leadership and love: As a student, athlete, parent, alumnus, donor, professor, board chair and even acting president, Bill Ferguson made a powerful and lasting impact on Albion College.

William C. Ferguson, '52, former longtime chair of the Albion College Board of Trustees and former acting president of the College, passed away October 14 in Florida at the age of 84.

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Class of 1960 Wins Race for the Shield Competition

Thank you to all those classes that participated in the Race for the Shield competition. Collectively the reunion years raised a total of $641,139.44 for the College from July 1, 2014, to October 16, 2015! Your dedication and support has made a large impact on Albion College.

The Class of 1960 won both the Highest Total Giving and Highest Giving Participation. Leading the reunion classes with raising over $197,000 and with a participation rate of 41.2%!

To learn more, and to see how much your class raised, visit our Reunion Giving webpage.

Share Your Albion Story

What is a referral? It's an honor. It's a compliment. It's a gift. You know what a life-altering experience being a Briton is. We spend time learning how to think with the help of our professors, peers, and mentors. We work in and out of offices to help ourselves and others grow. We play on and off the field to develop our school and ourselves. We have made a lot of decisions while we're here, but perhaps the most important decision we made was to attend Albion College.

You have the incredible power to help others make the life-changing decision you did. The success of last year's efforts in the referral program makes me optimistic that you will share this information with high school students and encourage them to apply and attend Albion. Be sure to share that they would receive a $1,000 scholarship each year if you refer them and then attend Albion. All you have to do is share your Albion story with a high school student and fill out a referral form. Give a high school student this honor, compliment, and gift today.

Thank you!
Holly Pyper, '16
(above left, with her mom Lee Pyper, '81)

Relive This Year's Homecoming

It was a beautiful fall weekend for Albion College's 2015 Homecoming activities. Relive all the fun, including astronaut Josh Cassada, '95, visiting Albion Community School, the athletic Hall of Fame ceremonies, and the football game on Saturday.

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Ceramics Class Provides Trip Back to
Industrial Revolution

There is more to Lynne Chytilo's honors ceramics class than meets the eye.

"I don't think anywhere in the world is there a class like this," said the Albion College art professor who specializes in ceramics and sculpture. And she may only be partially kidding.

The class, formally known as "Ceramics and the Industrial Revolution" and part of the College's Great Issues curriculum in the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program, is more than just making items from clay. Chytilo, who has offered the class only one other time (in Spring 2012), is using it as a pathway to learn about so much more.

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Staff Profile

Jim Whitehouse, '69

“From the time I was born, Albion College was a part of my life."

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Campus &

Piano Festival Opening Recital - Oct. 29

The Big Read Geekend - Oct. 31

Thriller Day Performance - Oct. 31

Fall Festival - Nov. 6

Equestrian Business Seminar - Nov. 8

Taste of Albion -
Nov. 13

Giving Tuesday -
Dec. 1

Lessons & Carols -
Dec. 6

Alumni Events

Traverse City Happy Hour - Nov. 18

Aurora Football
Game - Nov. 14

Admission Events

Fall Open House -
Nov. 7

Department Days -
Oct. 31 - Nov.

Athletic Schedules

Cross Country

Women's Basketball

Men's Basketball


Women's Golf

Men's Golf

Women's Soccer

Men's Soccer

Swimming & Diving


Brits in the News

Britons Play Role In The Big Read

Tyler Schulze, '95, Named Vice President, CFO at NHRA

Astronaut Josh Cassada, '95, Lands at Albion Community School

Dave Camp, '75, Honored by Junior Achievement of Central Michigan

Conrad Sindt, '69, Retires from Calhoun County Circuit Court

Celine McClimans, ’16, Wins MIAA Sportsmanship Award

Albion to Zombies: This Is 'Thriller'

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