JUNE 2016

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Students Gain Valuable Insights at National Leadership Conference

Six Albion College students and one staff member attended the recent National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), hosted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) at the University of Maryland, College Park. The three-day conference, which occurred June 2-4, included keynote speakers, personal development workshops, a Women of Distinction Awards ceremony, career and graduate school fairs, and an evening to explore Washington, D.C., during which the Albion group met with area alumni for dinner.

“It really turned out to be an amazing experience full of motivation, laughter, fun and inspiration”, said Andrea Sanchez, ‘19. Pictured from left to right: Madison Bowen, ‘19, Andrea Sanchez, ‘19, Que Langston, '18, Maddie Beattie, ‘17, Kendra Gembala, ‘19, and Mary Owens-Palmer, ‘19.

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Albion-to-Marshall Project a Finalist in Ford College Community Challenge

Albion College is one of 20 universities and colleges nationally to be named a finalist in the 2016 Ford College Community Challenge, which focuses on finding student-led projects that address the theme of “Building Sustainable Communities.”

Albion’s project is titled “The Twelve-Mile Challenge” and is in line to be one of up to 10 proposals that could be awarded a $25,000 grant by the Ford Motor Company. The College will find out in mid-July whether it will be one of the grant recipients.

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Albion Grads Team Up for Flint Kids Day at Comerica Park

As many of us have seen, it has been difficult for many children in the City of Flint with the ongoing water crisis. Recently, two Albion College alumni made it a special day at a Detroit Tigers baseball game for 350 children living in Flint. After discussing their great memories from their time at Albion, the two grads discussed ways that the Tigers could help out Flint’s children.

Steve Quinn, ’89, chief financial officer for the Detroit Tigers, and Duncan Beagle, ’70, a Genesee County Circuit Judge in Flint, teamed up to plan Flint Kids Day at Comerica Park, which was held on June 8 for the Tigers' game vs. the Toronto Blue Jays. “It was certainly a great day for all involved,” Beagle said of the special event.

For First Build Albion Fellows, a Learning-Filled First Year

The first year is in the books for the inaugural class of Build Albion Fellows, and for the six members— Khaliah Roberts, MarKeese Boyd, Cortazia Wilson, Robert Hays and Dominique Givens—it has been a learning experience.“We were almost like superheroes [to the community],” said Boyd, ’19.

The first class has set the tone for what future classes could be expected to do in their first year, including service projects like local park clean-up and help with recycling efforts. This summer, with the Albion City Recreation Department’s Summer Dreams program, the first Fellows are working at an eight-week camp for local kids.

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Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers: Albion Scores Well in Ratings

Albion College once again scored well in the 2016 Educator Preparation Institutions Performance Score Reports that included 33 Michigan colleges and universities.

Out of 33 schools in the state of Michigan, Albion ranked fourth with a score of 91.4. Additionally, Albion’s educator effectiveness rating of 86 was third highest among all state schools. "The results speak to how well Albion prepares students to become teachers", said Kyle Shanton, professor and chair of Albion’s Education Department.

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Student Profile


This summer, Mike Dussel, ’17, is using his lifelong passion for being outdoors to interpret Albion College’s Ewell A. Stowell Arboretum for visitors.

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Campus & Community Events

The Briton Classic -
Aug. 12

Alumni Events

"Back to Class" Petoskey area event - July 11 & 12

"Brits, Brews & Bikes" Grand Rapids area event - July 16

"Brit Bash at the Green Monster" Boston area event - July 25

"Brewery Tour" New Glarus, WI area event - Aug. 6 & 7

Admission Events

Albion 101 -
July 15

Aug. 18

Brits in the News

Fowler, ’81, Students Behind Cass Community Herbal Tea Business

Phillip Gannon, ’47, Receives Lansing’s Key to the City

‘Pop’ McKale (Class of 1910) and Cedric Dempsey, ’54, Noted for Athletics Legacy

Ford Institute’s McLean Noted for Work with Syrian American Rescue Network

Keith Clark, ’94, Joins Mutual of Omaha as Senior VP, Marketing

Larry Whitley, ’72, Honored by Army Public Affairs Association

Painter Heidi Marshall, ’80, Talks About Her Artistic Inspirations

George Cutshaw, ’63, Retires After 52-Year Teaching Career

Howard Drenth, ‘88, Appointed as CEO of Florida Hospital Medical Group

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