Alice LaLone, ’16, became excited about the City of Albion's future as the Albion Economic Development Corporation's first intern working for the community’s Food Hub. Now, the biology graduate who minored in geographic information systems and lettered in women’s soccer is continuing to stoke that excitement in Albion as part of the first class of AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) to work with the City and College to boost economic development, education and health initiatives.
Centered on Community
Albion College offers four-year tuition, room and board to as many as 10 first-year students who are Albion residents and attended Albion Public Schools in grades 6-8. Learn about the Build Albion Fellows Program
President Ditzler talks about the initiative on WBCK-FM
Reopening the Bohm: Read about a landmark internship for Andrea Walles, '15
Albion College's Sister City efforts earn a national award
Watch an expert panel discuss "Albion Tomorrow"
Listen to the Town & Gown podcast series
Sydney Roeder, '17, was able to tap into her passion for the Middle East thanks to the Kim Tunnicliff Endowment and studied for an academic year in Jordan. While there, she began learning Arabic and helped develop projects like a model farm and hiking trails. She recently made a campus presentation of her work and made it clear her job has just begun.
The new Randi C. Heathman Indoor Arena was formally unveiled at Homecoming in an October 15 ribbon-cutting ceremony. The riding surface was enlarged, new powerful fans were installed and a new, state-of-the-art surface was laid down. And now, the center aims to become, in time, one of the premier equestrian facilities in the country.
The dream became reality on a sun-splashed Friday afternoon in downtown Albion. A renovated building at 101 N. Superior St., which in former incarnations was a furniture store and a thrift store (among other things), has new life after it was dedicated as the Ludington Center, in front of a crowd of around 100 people.
"Not only were they champions on the football field, but these men went on to become champions to me in my life," writes Detroit dentist Darrell Williams, '77 about the 1976 Britons. "On December 5, 2014, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Needless to say this news took my wife and me by surprise, as it does most people, and it shook us to our very being. We were devastated, but we knew that a battle would have to be fought to overcome this disease."
"I have always been interested in both sciences and arts, but I could never find a way of combining my two passions," writes Liliya Chernysheva, '19. "Choosing just one path always seemed to me like a terrible mistake. So it was great, this past summer, to work with math professor Dave Reimann on a mathematical art research project."
- Two Albion Students Contribute to Liver Cancer Research
- Albion Wins Donor Relations Video of the Year Award
- Trip to Smithsonian African American Museum Opening an 'Amazing' Experience
- Dr. Carl Hart, Common Reading Experience Author, Visits Campus
- Albion College Dedicates Davis Athletic Complex
- After 20 Years, Albion's Sister City Program Still Flourishes
- Albion College Statement Regarding Early Thursday Morning Incident
- Expanded Equestrian Arena Draws TV Coverage
- Albion Recognized in Latest College Rankings
- For Zinkel, '17, a Summer of Kids, Cookies and Research