FEBRUARY 2016

Harrington Gift to Build, Sustain Albion Ties

For Judy, ’86, and Michael, ’85, Harrington, the memories of selfless parents and a top-flight education at Albion College have spurred them to make a significant seven-figure gift to the school that has meant so much to them over the years.

The Harringtons’ gift consists of two parts that focus on specific aspects of college life. The first is to launch a residential community building initiative that will bring faculty and staff closer to the students; the other will provide financial support for students who need help continuing their education at Albion.

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Double Alumni Meet at Albion

Tony, ’87, and Kristin, ’89, Bertoia (above, from 1986 and 2014) met like many couples do: at the gym. In this case, it was Albion’s gym, while they were students.

“I broke the ice and introduced myself,” Tony says.

The couple married, and now their son, Nick Bertoia, ’16, attends Albion. The Bertoias make it back to campus often for events like Homecoming and track meets.

Tony and Kristin are a great example of double alumni – couples who meet as students and go on to get married. Albion has plenty of examples of these Briton couples. See our recent Facebook post for lots of good examples, and see our Flickr gallery of entries from over the years.

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Mike Turner, ’69, Still Helping Any Way He Can

Mike Turner, ’69, came to Albion to play a little basketball, maybe some football, and study physical education.

“I thought I’d get the combination of athletics and academics,” he said.

He did more than that, staying on at Albion to earn the distinction as the College’s longest-serving coach in any sport. Now he bring his considerable knowledge and contacts back to Albion, working part time in the Institutional Advancement Office.

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Brittany Carroll, ’19, Comes from
Chicago to Albion

"I felt like Albion was the place for me. I just loved the people. Everyone was so nice to me! And it was nice to learn about other states' traditions."

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Save the Date for Homecoming

Save the date – this year's Albion College Homecoming will take place October 14 and 15!

New this year is our GOLDs (Graduates of the Last Decade) event. Join other young alumni and faculty on Friday evening for a reunion reception to start the Homecoming weekend off right!

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Melanie Fodera Looks Back on
Equestrian Experience

Melanie Fodera, '16, started at Albion College knowing almost nothing about being an equestrian. But she knew she loved horses, and that was enough to get her started. In fact, Albion's equestrian coaches were looking for students just like her.

Now Melanie reflects on her four years of equestrian activity on the Equestrian Center's blog, Briton Bits (And Saddles and Reins).

"In the past four years, I met incredible friends, gained great self-awareness, and had wonderful opportunities," Melanie writes in her post, "Beginning the Dance."

"I’m hooked on horses and they will always remain a part of my life."

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Share Your Good News in Class Notes

New baby? Marriage? Job promotion? Let us know! We're always looking to share your great news in the pages of our alumni magazine, Io Triumphe!

Sending an update is easy. Just head to our Class Notes page and fill out the form. We'll take care of the rest. And you can always read our latest edition of Io Triumphe! on the website.



Alumnus Profile

GEORGE RISTOW, '65

“My family was from town and some of the Albion faculty were known to my family. Albion was a much more comfortable place to go.”

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Campus &
Community
Events

Taste of Blackness - Feb. 28

Symphony Orchestra Concert - Feb. 28

Mark Schauer Lecture - Mar. 1

Spring Break Begins - Mar. 4

Blues at the Bohm -
Mar. 14

Karen Holcomb-Merrill Lecture - Mar. 15

Margo Schlanger Guest Lecture - Mar. 24

Jazz at Relli's - Mar. 26

Coy James Memorial Lecture - Mar. 29

Alumni Events

Columbus, OH Event - Feb. 29

Philadelphia, PA Event - Mar. 9

Florida Events -
Mar. 9-13

Chicago Networking Event - Mar. 10

Boston, MA Event -
Mar. 22

Admission Events

Albion 101 - Mar. 29

Athletic Schedule

Softball

Baseball

Women's Lacrosse

Men's Lacrosse

Women's Tennis

Men's Tennis

Women's Track & Field

Men's Track & Field

Brits in the News

Alumni Conduct High School Honor Choirs at Michigan Music Conference

Nash Champions Nonviolence at 2016 MLK Convocation

Albion Athletic Trainers Shine During Crossover Season

Richard Cooley, '57, Retires as Fenton Township Attorney After 45 Years

Claire Wittkowski, '16, Charges to the Finish, Academically and Athletically

Paul Shrode, '76, Receives Award from Local Chamber of Commerce

Jeremy Piper, '98, Elected to Board of Trustees of Flint's Mott Foundation

Mark Frever, Albion Grounds Director, Shares Expertise on Cool-Season Grass

Next Generation of Runners at Kids SAAC Clinic

Gifts in Action

Mike and Judy Harrington's gift is a great example of putting big ideas into action, and showing a love for Albion. Read more stories of alumni giving back at our Gifts In Action website!

Town & Gown
Podcast - Rev. Donald Phillips

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Show the Love - Albion Icons & Wallpapers

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College Search - Free eBook Available

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