Albion College Graduation

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2018

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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.

 


2017

A lovely day for Albion College graduation in 2017.

Students excited to be moving into a new chapter of their lives.


2016

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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.

Congratulations to the Albion College class of 2016.

Thank you for all that you have done, and for choosing Albion.

 See the 2016 gradation ceremony slideshow.

Earth Day in Albion Michigan, Walter Cronkite

It was 48 years ago, another time, but not another place.

The year was 1970, and Albion,  Michigan is recognized on CBS News, national tv by our old-time favorite broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite, for its efforts to work towards a more sustainable future.

The story tells of Albion’s population being 14,000 and taking a claim to be “Manufacturing Town USA.” Albion’s population is now 8,534, and we think of ourselves more of a college town now, since much has changed.

 

We didn’t get Earth Day into the General Guide XXXI, but we’ll post more environment information here as we go along.

 

Class of 2018 Albion College

From Albion College Facebook – “Say “hello” to Albion’s Class of 2018!”

“The enrollment growth of the past two years continues in 2017 for Albion College, which welcomed nearly 570 new students, 130 more than a year ago.

“This is the largest group of new students since 2005,” said Director of Admission Mandy Dubiel.

 

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Albion College

 

Albion College is a private liberal arts college located in Albion, Michigan. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, it was founded in 1835 and was the first private college in Michigan to have a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Its student population during the 2013-14 academic year was approx. 1,350.

The College’s athletic teams are nicknamed the Britons and their colors are purple and gold. They participate in NCAA Division III and the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA).

Albion College is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the Michigan Campus Compact, an organization dedicated to encouraging student volunteerism.

As of 2013, Albion College was ranked No. 100 in the U.S. News & World Report list of national liberal arts colleges, and 115th in the Forbes list of America’s Top Colleges, which includes universities as well as colleges. U.S. News also includes a high school counselor ranking, in which Albion placed 85th among national liberal arts colleges. 

source: wikipedia

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Including the Back to School Issues for Sept 2017, Sept 2016

Giving at Albion College – Davis Athletic Complex

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We see changes happening in Albion, and many of them have to do with Albion College.

At the College one of the big new things is the Davis Athletic Complex, that is near the corner of East Erie Street and Hannah Street.  The complex was made possible by a generous gift from Bud and Ruby Davis to the college.

 

 

Albion Michigan Educational Resources

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If you are new to Albion, we want to welcome you. Albion has more educational institutions than most cities.  The map to the left shows the educational resources we have now for the residents of Albion. We have Albion College, Kellogg Community College – Eastern Academic Campus, Starr Commonweath, and — our public schools, which have changed a lot. On May 3, 2016 the residents of the Albion Public School district including the City of Albion, voted to have Albion Public Schools annexed with Marshall Public Schools.  This was a difficult decision. Much of the newly enlarged school district is about 12 miles from Albion. Next, learn about a fun day in Albion.

Links to websites of places above – (some are pending!)

  • Albion College
  • Albion District Library
  • Harrington Elementary School
  • Kellogg Community College
  • Marshall Alternative High School
  • Marshall High School
  • Marshall Middle School

 

Alumni who can make things happen

President Mauri Ditzler of Albion College gives his 30 second speech to parents of prospective students.  Albion College alumni will come away more idealistic and more audacious than when they arrived.  Case in point is hotel developer Dr. Sam Shaheen,  Albion College graduate and a surgeon who practices medicine daily.

Canadian Week in Albion

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Autumn_Hillside – a painting by Group of Seven artist Franklin Carmichael

Albion was honored by visits from several Canadians in April 2016, who discussed the outdoors, the arts, and trade between our two neighboring nations.

Joanie and Gary McGuffin, Canadian explorers, tracked down the locations captured by the famed Canadian painters, the “Group of Seven,” who is just now becoming more known outside of Canada.

Douglas George, Consul General of Canada, discussed details on the history and little-known benefits of the remarkable relationship between the the United States and Canada.

Read about the events from that week by clicking here.

Who are the “Group of Seven” artists? Many of the Group of Seven’s canvases and sketches, from the 1920’s have become iconic representations of the Canadian soul.  We heard from more than one professional artist that the film “Painted Land” has inspired them to try painting outdoors here in Michigan.  Read about the Group of Severn Artists by clicking here.