DECEMBER 2017
Giving Tuesday a Record-Setting Day for Albion
Albion alumni, faculty, staff, family and friends proved once again how powerful their spirit of giving can be. Giving Tuesday 2017 was a tremendous success, shattering goals and setting new records. To all who gave, we cannot thank you enough. Current and future Britons are empowered by your generosity. Read more…
Major Support Announced for College-Community Downtown Theatre Project
Thanks to the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, a $500,000 grant from the Midland, Michigan-based foundation will help turn two buildings, 117 and 119 S. Superior St., into a new shared-use studio/theatre facility that will serve Albion College students, faculty and staff in addition to the community as a local youth and adult community theatre. Read more…
Austin Baidas, ’92, Finds His Way Home as an Albion Visiting Scholar
Austin Baidas, ’92, recently shared his experience and background in business and politics with Albion students as a visiting scholar. He is the first alumnus to participate in the budding College initiative, and it seemed to resonate with the students. “Two decades or so ago, I was sitting in their position," he said. "…If I can help students, it's the Albion way." Read more…
Refer a Student to Albion College
You know all about the life-changing opportunities that an Albion education provides. Why not share them with a prospective student? Consider your family, neighbors, friends, children of co-workers, members of your religious community, civic groups, and others whom you feel would be great fits for Albion College. It doesn't have to end with the referral! Our portal allows users to follow prospective and admitted students through the entire admission cycle. Track a referred prospective or admitted student’s application, campus visits, and even contact the assigned admission counselor. Refer a student today!
Bring It Home, Brits!
Students from Glenn Deutsch's English 208 class have updated the online buy-local holiday gift guide, originally launched in 2015. This is the perfect place to check out the great deals the Albion community has to offer. Click here to browse options in apparel, decorations, food, antiques and more!
#Britonline
As we approach the holiday season, we are excited to challenge all readers to participate in our new series—#Britonline. This is your chance to get involved with our monthly newsletter and show off your Briton pride!

December's Theme: Winter Spirit

Submit your winter and holiday photos via email to social@albion.edu, or on social media using #Britonline. Be sure to include plenty of purple and gold! Submissions will be added to our flickr account, and select photos will be shared in next month's Britonline.
Alumni Event Highlights
Homecoming
Homecoming
60 Brits met at Bodman Law Firm at Ford Field to hear from Allison Maki, ’97, Nick Cucinella, ’01, and trustee Faith Fowler, ’81. Attendees got to hear how their fellow alumni are changing Detroit and what lessons we can take back to help Albion. Special thanks to trustee Steve Greenhalgh, ’74, for hosting and Professors Cliff Harris and Karen Erlandson for moderating.
Homecoming
Alumni gathered in Charlottesville, VA for an intimate evening of holiday merriment. A special thank you is owed to Kathryn Bundy, ’79, who hosted the event at her beautiful Foxfield Inn.
Homecoming
A big thank you to Brian Scarpelli, ’05, & Brad Simonich, ’17, for engaging DC/Maryland/Virginia alumni on a regular basis. Keep a lookout for gatherings throughout the winter and spring.
Thanks to all who visited the President's Box this football season. We enjoyed hosting you, and appreciate your team spirit!

Click here to see alumni events in your area. Upcoming events include an alumni panel in Atlanta, hors d'oeuvres in Cincinnati, art exhibits in Phoenix, and much more.

Are you involved with your local alumni chapter? Would you like to start a chapter in your area? Visit our alumni chapters page to learn more.
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