"I always knew I wanted to work with kids and this just solidified it," said Bess Pelton, '17 (left), an English major with an elementary education concentration from Bloomfield Hills. Education, it seems, can come from all directions and perhaps that was never more in evidence than at the 10th annual Showcase Learning Fair on May 26, hosted by Albion College's Education Department and Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development.
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
The first game was Read Between the Wines. The new game is Brew Ha Ha! And the third game, currently in the midst of some serious research and development, is called Whiskey Business. And they are all part of an online startup, Uncorked Games. Sense a theme? Audra Quinn (left), '03, laughs. She knows how it looks. But the Royal Oak native isn't as interested in alcohol and the consumption thereof as she is camaraderie and fun and, yes, perhaps making a few bucks.
In the current supercharged red vs. blue political climate, color Albion College students a calm shade of purple. At least that's according to Collegestats.org, which analyzed 2.4 million tweets originating on or near college campuses across the country to determine Republican and Democratic leanings. Albion ranked No. 2 in tweets using Democrat keywords and No. 9 using Republican keywords, prompting the site to conclude that "Albion College can easily boast the most diverse set of politically engaged students on social media."
The first year is over and the six members of Albion College's inaugural Build Albion Fellows group is a lot smarter – about many different things. "What surprised me was the workload," said Khaliah Roberts, '19, who is majoring in women's and gender studies."Nothing is given to you, said Cortazia Wilson, '19, also looking toward a major in sociology. "Everything is offered to you but nothing is given to you. Sometimes you have to go through the bad to get to the good."
"This hotel is an important step, but only the first step in the new Albion," declared Albion City Manager Sheryl Mitchell, warmly greeting the crowd of at least 200 people at the May 12 ceremonial groundbreaking for a Courtyard Marriott hotel on Superior Street. Set to open in the fall of 2017, the hotel is a centerpiece of downtown revitalization efforts that will benefit both the community and the College.
For the second straight year, Albion will host the Big Read, a nationwide project that aims to bring communities together through shared reading experiences. The effort was made possible by an $11,500 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, which was announced May 11. Through private donations and in-kind efforts, the total financial support comes to $40,000, according to Jess Roberts, associate professor of English at Albion College and director of Albion’s Big Read.
- Albion Makes Concerted Admission Push in Chicago
- Albion College Celebrates Its Class of 2016 at Commencement
- Luce Foundation Grant Helps E&M's Baker Study Mid-Career Academia
- Second Class of Build Albion Fellows Announced
- Natalie Anderson, '16, Receives Fulbright Award
- The Power of the Individual on Display at 2016 Isaac Symposium
- Estate Gift from Snodgrass, ’49, Gives New Dimension to Teacher’s Impact
- Snyder, '14, Honored in Rhode Island for Victim Advocacy
- Canada Week Helps Educate Albion About Neighbors to the North
- College, Community Come Together for AmeriCorps VISTA Grant