JANUARY 2016

Elizabeth Witkowski, '17, Finds New Neighborhoods in Rome and at Home

"Ancient Rome has always captivated me, and I got to walk by and explore the ruins and history of that period every day," says Elizabeth Witkowski, '17, of her fall semester off campus. "I also loved the weather there; moving back to Michigan is tough."

Witkowski, a business and organizations major, chose John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, for its strong business program, taught in English. She also knew that from Rome, she could easily travel to several other European countries.

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Civil Rights, Peace Activist Diane Nash to Speak at MLK Convocation

Noted activist Diane Nash will discuss "Women in the Civil Rights Movement: Lessons for Today" at the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation and Community Celebration, set for Tuesday, February 2, at 7 p.m. in Albion's downtown Bohm Theatre.

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College Construction Plans Moving Forward

Both subtle and dramatic, change is coming to Albion College in the form of several new construction and renovation projects.

In particular, the renovation of Munger Place into a new student “living and learning” community, as well as reimagined and revamped outdoor athletic facilities to be collectively called the Davis Athletic Complex are planned to be ready by the time students return to campus for the fall semester. Shortly afterward, a new riding arena will be completed for the Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center.

Two additional projects—the renovation of the corner building at 101 N. Superior St. in downtown Albion (above) and construction of a new 72-room boutique hotel on a plot of land downtown—won’t be far behind.

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Nominate a Classmate for the Alumni Board

Do you know that perfect classmate who would be a great fit for the Alumni Board? If so, nominate them today! The Alumni Board, charged by the President, serves Albion College by championing efforts critical to the College's long-term strategic vision through the ongoing recruitment of future Brits, continuous expansion of internship and career opportunities, and by generously giving their time, talent, and resources.

Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 12.

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Tim Szocinski, '16, Looks Back on Year of Mathematics in Budapest

"Hungarians generally don't own clothes dryers, and the currency is different: 250 forints is one dollar," says Tim Szocinski, '16. "But I don't think Budapest is too much different from cities in the U.S. "

Given his reason for being in Budapest, Szocinski's easygoing approach to what many might see as stressful isn't surprising. Szocinski spent the 2014-15 academic year in Hungary, studying pure mathematics through an international program at McDaniel College in Budapest.

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Albion Athletic Department Receives Community Service Awards

Albion College student-athletes complete a variety of service projects, ranging from hosting sport clinics to cleaning parks and restoring flower gardens to volunteering at community organizations.

The National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) recognized those efforts when it presented the Albion athletic department with Jostens Community Service Honorable Mention Awards in the array of projects, one-time activity and ongoing activity categories at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

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Ripple Effect: First-Year Divers Making
an Impact

In sports, rivalries like the ones between Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer or John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg have helped push the individuals to produce the highest level of performance possible.

With training led by Coach Eric Burris and the inspiration that only a rivalry can provide, first-year student-athletes Jake Burris and Henry Swett are producing the highest scores by Albion College divers since Ty Lattimore was the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s Most Valuable Diver in 2008 and 2009.

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Staff Profile

LAUREL DRAUDT
Associate Director, Gerstacker Institute

(recently named director effective July 1)

“I think it’s what attracted me to Albion in the first place, and to Gerstacker — the commitment to academics and career readiness.”

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Campus &
Community
Events

MLK Convocation and Community Celebration - Feb. 2

Alumni Events

San Francisco, CA
Alumni Event - Feb. 10

Oro Valley, AZ
Alumni Event - Feb. 21

Scottsdale, AZ
Alumni Event - Feb. 23

Columbus, OH
Alumni Event - Feb. 29

Admission Events

Albion 101 - Feb. 15

Athletic Schedule

Men's Basketball

Women's Basketball

Men's Swimming
and Diving

Women's Swimming
and Diving

Brits in the News

Herron and Payne Moving Up Britons' All-Time Rebounding Lists

Runners Journey to London for Study Abroad Program

Theresa McArleton, '03, Named Permanent Berkley Parks and Rec Director

Elizabeth Verdow, '50, Leaves Detroit Institute of Arts a Substantial Gift

Charles Judson, '73, Honored by Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce

Patrick Slavens, '11, Completes Third Short-Term Post at United Nations

Brian Longe, '81, Named President and CEO of Financial Tech Firm AST Group

Leave A Legacy

An endowment gift to Albion College today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to our endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

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Year in Photos

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Marathon

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Podcast - Blues
at the Bohm

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