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Physician/Developer Shaheen to address Class of 2018 at Albion Commencement
PHYSICIAN/DEVELOPER SHAHEEN TO ADDRESS CLASS OF 2018 AT ALBION COMMENCEMENT
Several local community champions and College boosters, including trustee Sam Shaheen, ’88, will be on hand as Albion College celebrates its 2018 Commencement Saturday, May 5, at 1 p.m. in the College Quadrangle.
Physician and entrepreneur Sam Shaheen, ’88, will deliver the Commencement address and receive an honorary doctorate. Currently serving as executive director of Medical Education Partners and professor of surgery at the College of Medicine at Central Michigan University, Shaheen is also president and CEO of Shaheen Development, which initiated the development and construction of Albion’s newly-opened Courtyard Marriott. A member of Albion College’s board of trustees since 2011, Shaheen is also a founding member of the Albion Reinvestment Corporation.
Albion will also award honorary doctorates to history professor Wes Dick and his wife, historian Leslie Dick, and civic leaders Bill AND Karen Knudson Dobbins, both 1974 graduates of Albion College. A Briton Medallion will be given to Bruce and Peggy Sale Kresge, ’53.
Albion’s Commencement is free and open to the public, except in the case of inclement weather, when tickets will be required. For more information, see www.albion.edu/commencement, or contact the Campus Events office at 517/629-0242.
A lovely day for Albion College graduation in 2017.
Students excited to be moving into a new chapter of their lives.
Albion College Commencement ceremony took place Saturday May 7, 2016 on the Quad in front of Kresge Gymnasium. This photo shows how the time before the graduation ceremony has looked in years past, with the seniors ready to line up for the big event. The students in the class of 2016 have seen quite a lot happen in Albion in their time here.
Just to name a few of the things that this class can remember and talk about –
- The appointment of Dr. Mauri Ditzler as President of Albion College in 2013, and the President’s home on Michigan Avenue refurbished for his arrival in 2014.
- A line storm that was likened to a tornado with thousands of trees destroyed in Albion Sept. 11 2013,
- Watching changes in the City of Albion with the public schools struggling, and eventually emerging with the choice to be annexed with Marshall Public Schools, beginning the summer of 2016.
- Demolition of a city block in downtown Albion with the announcement that a new hotel, a Courtyard Marriott will be built in downtown, with ground breaking coming next week.
This graduating class studied hard, had a little fun, networked, traveled, and did what it took to get a sheepskin from Albion College. They will join fellow Briton Alumni with their fond memories of their time here, their degree and framable diploma, their friends and associates, and something more. They gained knowledge, but they learned how to learn and to enjoy the continuing quest for wisdom that will help to make the world a better place.