For Craig Kirby, '85, A Public Service Career Has Fit Him to a Tee
Dayton, Ohio, native Craig Kirby (back right) became interested in public service at Albion College, and that interest has taken him to Washington, D.C., where he has worked for a president, a vice president and senators, as well as rubbed elbows with international figures. Now he has brought his love of helping to the golf course. "I bet on myself and on an idea that I believe in," he says. Learn more »
MLK Convocation Rescheduled
The extreme cold weather at the end of January forced the postponement of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation and Community Celebration. The event, featuring Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley, now takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in Albion's Bohm Theatre. Learn more »
2019 Distinguished and Young Alumni Awards Announced
Albion College's Alumni Board recently announced the recipients of its 2019 Distinguished Alumni and Young Alumni Awards. The annual recognition ceremony and dinner takes place on Friday, April 12, in Baldwin Hall. For more information or to register for the event, go to advance.albion.edu/dya.

Distinguished Alumni Award

Timothy Bender, '75
Professor of Microbiology, University
of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Robert Hetler, '64

Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
(retired), Suttons Bay, MI

Allison Maki, '97

CFO, Detroit Lions, Detroit, MI

Keith Wilkinson, '72

Professor of Biochemistry, Emory
University, Atlanta, GA

Young Alumni Award

Dannie Fountain, '14
Associate Account Strategist,
Google, Van Buren, MI

Kwame Sakyi, '09

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI

Rebekah Snyder, '14

Victim Advocate, Michigan's Office
of the Attorney General, Criminal
Division, Royal Oak, MI

Chemistry's Lisa Lewis Gains New Perspective Through NSF Fellowship
Lewis is in the middle of a one-year NSF fellowship in Washington, D.C., studying Big Data and its application for materials genome research. Lewis notes that her work may eventually enhance the productivity and efficiency of materials researchers. "It’s a new way of doing science, and it requires scientists to change the way we catalog, share and use data," she says. Learn more »
Quote, Unquote: E&M's Vicki Baker Featured in Two Publications
January included a busy media week for Economics and Management professor Vicki Baker, who was featured in two online publications that focused on topics she has studied extensively: the value of a liberal arts education, and the obstacles and opportunities facing mid-career academic professionals. Learn more »
Sharing the Game of Lacrosse
Nearly 60 local children braved a January 19 snowstorm to turn out for a free lacrosse clinic sponsored by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. "It's very important for us to be sharing the game because it's not one of the popular sports that many kids are introduced to," said women's team captain Carly Schwarz, '21. "Hopefully my teammates and I, as well as the men's team, were able to maximize the fun that they all had." Learn more »
Passion Drives Philanthropy for Larry Schook, '72
"Here's this little college in rural Michigan and it has provided me with tools to compete on a global setting. It's a reflection of that and how fortunate my life has been because of Albion," says Larry Schook, '72, of his recent estate gift to Albion College. Along with running an internationally respected genomics research lab at the University of Illinois, Schook is working to encourage classmates to make similar gifts before their 50th class reunion. Learn more »
Alumni Regional Events
There are plenty of exciting opportunities for alumni gatherings over the next few months. These are great chances to network, reminisce and hear updates on the College. See what's happening in your region. »
Interested in getting more involved with Albion College?
Nominate yourself or a classmate for the Alumni Board! The Board comprises members from a variety of class years, locations and professional industries. The full board meets three times a year, supplemented by involvement in committee projects. Nominate yourself or a classmate by Friday, March 15. New members, selected by vote of the Alumni Board in April, begin three-year terms in July. Nominate now »

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