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

Visit the Albion College website.

Thank you to Albion College for being a sponsor of the General Guide.

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

Harrington – NAACP Backpack giveaway

NAACP Backpack giveaway and Harrington School Open House

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For the past several years, the Albion branch NAACP has hosted a Back to School – Stay in School Backpack giveaway event for students attending Albion Public Schools.

2016 was different as the former Albion Public Schools is now a part of Marshall Public Schools. Harrington School had been closed for almost three years and this year was able to reopen due to the annexation.

The Education committee of Albion NAACP coordinated their annual event with the open house for Harrington School, which happened in August 2016.

The event was a major success, with an estimated 300 backpacks given away. There were several other organizations at the event also, who provided free information and giveaways regarding health, volunteer opportunities, academic support, and resources for students and their families.

To help with the efforts of Albion’s NAACP – Visit the the Albion NAACP facebook page and see their contact information on that page.

img_4015_harrington_open_house_flagAt the Harrington School Open House, on the same day as the backpack giveaway, there was a special flag raising ceremony by the Albion American Legion. There was a very good turnout with hundred of people coming to see the newly refurbished Harrington School.

Harrington School September 2016

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Harrington School is once again a home of education for students who live in Albion up to grade five.  The school had been closed due to financial and attendance issues for the past three years.  Now, Harrington is part of the newly enlarged Marshall Public School District.  Harrington is a great place for volunteers and interns from Albion College, it is so close by.
“Welcome Home Albion.”

Pathways to Opportunity

Pathways to Opportunity booklet
Pathways to Opportunity booklet

A 16-page booklet called “Pathways to Opportunity” was distributed to homes and businesses in the City of Albion, the City of Marshall, and the rest of the newly enlarged Marshall Public Schools District.

Pathways shows many of the options for students to learn, including the Build Albion Fellows program, where select Albion residents can get an Albion College education in exchange for their civic service. The booklet includes many photos of students including those from Albion.

The photo above is of the class of 2016 at Marshall High School, that included many students from Albion.

Visit Marshall Public Schools to learn more.