Milton Barnes, ‘79, Leads Second MLK Day of Dialogue and Service

Hundreds from the Albion community were encouraged to look beyond themselves as Milton Barnes, '79, delivered the keynote address during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Dialogue and Service at Washington Gardner School.

Barnes touched hundreds of lives over more than 35 years as a basketball coach and scout at the international, professional, collegiate and high school levels.

"We all have something to give," he added. "It doesn't have to be measured monetarily. Even if it's five minutes or a kind word. We can talk about (service), but it's most important to do something about it."

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Ludington Center Provides Another Tie to College, Community

On Tuesday, January 3, The Ludington Center, Albion College’s latest connection between the College and the City of Albion, officially opened.

The renovated building, located at 101 N. Superior St. in downtown Albion, aims to provide educational and career services for both students and residents. It will also be the new home for several College organizations as well as a community career and internship center, and includes classroom and meeting space.

A project two years in the planning, the $3 million renovation was spearheaded by Saginaw doctor and developer Sam Shaheen, a 1988 Albion graduate, and is named in honor of 1951 graduates Jack and Dorothy Ludington.

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Albion Makes Impression in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Ranking

Albion’s national reputation continues to shine with a strong placement earlier this month on The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. On its list of the country’s best liberal arts colleges, Albion was ranked No. 65, one of only four Michigan schools included in the top 100.

According to its website, The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking is based on “performance indicators designed to answer the questions that matter the most to students and their families.” Data gathered annually from more than 100,000 students is used to determine students’ academic and social engagement. The survey also considers each institution’s financial and academic resources, student engagement, employment outcomes for graduates, and the campus environment.

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Global Medical Brigades Provides Hands-On Experience

Seniors Kenny McCosh, ‘17, and Monica Brugnoni, ’17, gained hands-on experience through their efforts for Global Medical Brigades, which coordinates volunteers to work in Nicaragua, Honduras and Panama in Central America and Ghana in West Africa.

A group of 26 Albion students volunteered in Nicaragua from January 6-14 to again help doctors provide medical and dental care as well as set up public-health sanitary sites.

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Student Profile


Kailey shares her insights on her study-abroad experience in an intensive Spanish language and culture studies program at the University of Alicante in Spain.

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Spoken Word Poet and Open Mic in the KC Stack - Feb. 3

Blues at the Bohm featuring Michael
Trotter, Jr. - Feb. 13

Alumni Events

Ferndale Young Alumni Happy Hour - Feb. 2

Bell's Pre-Concert Mingle - Feb. 18

Emeryville, CA Artistic Alumni Experience - Feb. 18

Naples, FL Back To
Class - Mar. 4

Brunch in Ft. Meyers, FL - Mar. 5

Tigers Spring Training Game in Lakeland, FL -
Mar. 7

St. Louis Small Group Dinner - Mar. 9

Keeneland, KY Alumni Meet-Up - Apr. 9

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Admission Events

Distinguished Artist Program - Feb. 4

Albion Advantage Day - Feb. 20

Distinguished Scholars Program - Feb. 25

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Men's Basketball

Women's Basketball

Swimming and Diving

Brits in the News

Pam Kiesner, ‘74, Retires After 40 Years as a Library Administrator

Jeffrey Ackermann, '81, Appointed Chairman of Colorado Public Utilities Commission

Cedric Dempsey, '54, to Play Key Role in Arizona Athletic Director Search

East Grand Rapids Mayor Amna Seibold, '79, on Going Home Again

Teleah Phillips, '04, Joins Oaklawn's Albion Office as Family-Practice Physician

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