For both Albion College and the town of Albion to be sustainable and vibrant, we must create a forging of experience, expertise, effort, and energy.
And that means a physical space where students, faculty and staff from Albion College can interact with members of the community, along with other scholars, business leaders, and alumni from around the country, to help forge a powerful partnership.
At the intersection of Cass and Superior streets, the physical representation of this idea will stand as an example of progress for all of Albion.
Imagine a space where Albion College students, alongside professors and staff from the college and members of the community, can dissect complex community level problems together.
Imagine a building that will provide learning spaces for the Albion College institutes – The Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service; The Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management; the Institute for Healthcare Professions; the Center for Sustainability and the Environment; and the Shurmur Center for Teacher Development – in the heart of Albion’s business district.
And imagine a makerspace that provides a creative environment where new business ideas can be created and developed collaboratively. This is the vision for 101 North Superior.
We will create a building, currently owned and being renovated for occupancy by Saginaw businessman Sam Shaheen, ’88, to suit the needs of both Albion College and the community. Beyond the physical structure, we will build programming to support student engagement with community development projects, the Build Albion Fellows program, and business start-up and growth efforts.
Gifts to support the completion of 101 North Superior will be permanently recognized on the property. Specific naming opportunities exist for gifts from $5,000 to $3,000,000.
Gifts for programming will help forge the intentional partnership between the town and the college – creating a hub for one Albion. The Build Albion Fellows program, initiatives geared toward launching and helping new businesses grow and relocate in Albion, public policy and city administration information sharing, and internship programs - among others - will have a permanent home in the Superior building.
To learn more, please contact the Development Office at , or call 517/629-0402.