SEPTEMBER 2016

College Dedicates Davis Athletic Complex

More than 100 people gathered September 18 to celebrate the opening of the Davis Athletic Complex and to thank the project’s donors, including longtime Albion residents Bud and Olivia Davis, who generously gave the lead naming gift for the facility. The Davis Athletic Complex rings in a new era for outdoor Briton athletics and includes a new lighted facility for soccer and lacrosse as well as fully renovated Joranko Field for baseball and Dempsey Field for softball.

"While people are what make Albion a special place, facilities like this are essential to get prospective student-athletes and their families to visit Albion," President Mauri Ditzler said during the dedication ceremony. "Thanks to the generous gift of the Davis family and many alumni, this complex will show off Albion for many years to come."

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Albion Group Visits D.C. for Smithsonian African American Museum Opening

Albion College students, staff and faculty, in cooperation with the Albion NAACP, took a bus trip to Washington, D.C. Sept. 23-25 to attend the opening weekend of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. The experience was unforgettable and emotional.

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Expanded Equestrian Arena
Draws TV Coverage

The newly expanded Randi C. Heathman Indoor Arena, at the College's Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center, was featured earlier this month on Newschannel 3 WWMT-TV, the CBS affiliate serving Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. The arena aims to stand out among colleges and universities nationally, and, with significant interest from the horse show community, looks to bring hundreds of visitors to Albion on weekends throughout the year. The arena is set to host its first show Oct. 1-2.

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Albion Wins Donor Relations Video of the Year Award

Albion College recently received "Video of the Year" honors from the Association of Donor Relations Professionals during its annual international conference in Pittsburgh.

The video highlights three Albion students—Candace Cullens, Jordan Herron and Bailey Beem (all from the Class of 2016)—who speak movingly about their ability to complete their undergraduate education at Albion, thanks to the support from scholarships.

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After 20 Years, Albion’s Sister City Program Still Flourishes

The Albion Sister City program celebrated its 20th year by welcoming a delegation from the French communities of Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly to the 50th Festival of the Forks earlier this month.

“This relationship runs through every part of Albion, Michigan, and Albion College,” said Albion College professor of French Diann Guenin-Lelle. “It has brought us more international students who integrate into the community.”

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Albion Recognized in Latest College Rankings

In Washington Monthly’s recently released 2016 guide, Albion College ranked among the top 100 national liberal arts institutions; the publication also considered Albion a Best Bang for the Buck in the Midwest.

In other 2016 rankings signifying value and return on investment, Albion is part of Money magazine's 50 Best Private Colleges for Merit Aid and Forbes' Grateful Graduates Index of 200 private colleges and universities. Albion is also featured in the latest editions of U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges (national liberal arts category), The Princeton Review's Best 381 Colleges and the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

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Student Profile

Katie Zinkel, '17

This summer, Katie, a psychology major, hosted an experimental project with Kids 'N' Stuff Children's Museum in downtown Albion, studying the fundamental attribution error in children.

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Campus & Community Events

Hall of Fame -
Oct. 14

Homecoming -
Oct. 14-15

Alumni Events

Midland Area Alumni Mixer - Oct. 4

Seattle Area Alumni Event - Oct. 6

Chicago Area Alumni Event - Oct. 11

Nashville Area Alumni Event - Nov. 16

Email collegeevents@albion.edu for more info!

Admission Events

Fall Open House -
Oct. 15, Nov. 5

Athletics

Cross Country

Equestrian Hunt Seat

Football

Women's Golf

Men's Golf

Women's Soccer

Men's Soccer

Swimming & Diving

Tennis

Volleyball

Brits in the News

Kirk Heinze, '70, Talks with Danielle Nelson, ‘17, on 'Greening of the Great Lakes'

Isaac Kremer, ‘01, to Lead (N.J.) Metuchen Downtown Alliance

Blake Rockwell, '02, Gives Kids Game Days to Remember

Teacher Beverly Hannett-Price, ‘58, on Emmy Winner Courtney B. Vance

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