Blues at the Bohm, the monthly blues concert and jam at the downtown Bohm Theatre, has been a two-year labor of love for professor of chemistry Cliff Harris (left). And now, with continued enthusiastic support from the community, it's starting to break through beyond the Albion area, as more acts pour in from farther afield to perform. Harris talks about it in an interview with The Daily Yonder website and in a recent video.
College Introduces Build Albion Fellows Class of 2021
The nine incoming first-year students, introduced at an April 27 evening event in Upper Baldwin Hall, represents the largest group of Fellows yet as the program prepares to enter its third year. They will receive four-year tuition, room and board from the College in exchange for engagement in service projects that will benefit the Albion community.
Albion AmeriCorps VISTA Program Receives Support from State Farm
Thanks to a $5,000 grant from the State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grants Program, the Albion-area AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) group will have the resources to better serve the community. The grant will help fund five workshops to be conducted by VISTA volunteers that focus on educating community members in the areas of financial literacy and pathways to homeownership.
The passing of Mary Johnson on February 27 has resonated throughout the Albion College community—from current students, faculty and staff to alumni to all those who simply knew Mary as a kind, generous person who impacted so many people who have made Albion a part of their lives.
And because of the outpouring of love and emotion from so many people for Mary this week, the College is planning a way to make sure she will always be remembered and treasured.
Albion College will honor Mary with The Mary Johnson Memorial Fund, with money generated to be earmarked for students facing challenging times and which will serve to brighten their days as Mary did for so many Britons. As well, the fund will be used to design a memorial plaque in Mary’s honor in Lower Baldwin dining hall, where Mary spent so much time making so many students feel at home.
To give, please visit the Making a Gift web page and include a comment directing your gift to the "Mary Johnson Memorial Fund." If giving by check, please make a notation of the "Mary Johnson Memorial Fund" on the memo line.
Additionally, plans for an on-campus memorial service after spring break are being discussed. Information will be shared when it becomes available.