Britonline January 2013

Albion College


Students Share Scenes from Winter Break

Winter Break

Off-campus students share scenes from their December 2012 holiday season, like Kelsey�Redwantz, '16, part of a First-Year Experience seminar trip to Hawaii (above).

"I learned about Hawaii's ancient culture at the Volcanoes National Park. It was cool to see petroglyphs preserved in the lava flows in the park, and how the goddess Pele was an important aspect to worship in Hawaii," Redwantz says.



SAAC Clinics Return During Spring Semester

The Albion College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)will be bringing back its popular series of free clinics for kids ages 4-11 during the spring semester.

All participants, who are asked to bring clean and dry athletic shoes to the clinic, will receive a snack and a poster signed by Briton student-athletes. All clinics are scheduled to run from 10 a.m.-noon on the following dates and locations on the Albion campus.

  • January 26: Track and Field at the Dow Recreation and Wellness
    Center (415 S. Hannah St.)
  • February 2: Lacrosse at the Ungrodt Tennis Center inside
    the Dow Recreation and Wellness Center
  • February 9: Tennis at the Ungrodt Tennis Center inside
    the Dow Recreation and Wellness Center
  • February 16: Baseball and softball at the Dow Recreation
    and Wellness Center

Contact Melissa Walton, Albion’s senior associate athletic director,
via e-mail, , or phone, 517/629-0593, to RSVP
for the clinics.



Accounting Team Takes Second in National Competition



A team of Albion College economics and management students went head-to-head with some of the country's top university accounting programs to take second place in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) 2012 collegiate Accounting Competition.

"The other schools had ideas that were safer, as it were," said economics and management professor John Carlson, the team's adviser. "I advised our team that their argument wouldn't be popular because it would cost a lot of accountants their jobs. From an economic perspective, however, it would be a good idea in the long run."

Albion’s four-person team -- Peter Curry, Evan Malecke, Don Strite, and John Rogers -- includes students who are specializing in English, history, and public policy, as well as economics and business management.




Which Class Will Win the Influential 20s Competition?

The Influential 20s Competition is a new challenge for Britons who graduated within the past twenty years (1993-2012). The challenge is to show the impact of the Influential 20s. Twenty classes banding together to help give back to current, and future, Albion students is powerful and gives young alumni a chance to demonstrate their passion for Albion College.

  • Graduates within the last 20 years account for 36% of Albion College alumni (8,526 out of 23,769).
  • Young alumni involvement is vital to the future of Albion College.
  • The class with the highest giving participation rate by June 30, 2013 will be presented with the Spirit Rock Award during Homecoming Weekend 2013. This is your chance to be part of the first clas to have its year placed on the Spirit Rock Award!
  • The Class of 1997 is in the currently in the lead, but there is still plenty of time to help your class WIN the Spirit Rock Award!

Visit the Class Challenge page for more information and to see where your class stands so far!

Thanks for Your Support

Thank you to those alumni, parents, and friends who supported Albion College in 2012! Every dollar really does count and makes a tremendous difference. It is the annual, year-after-year support that distinguishes between a basic education and a truly outstanding one. We hope you will have a chance to visit the campus soon to witness the impact of your generosity. Again, thank you!


Students Committing to Albion College


We're excited to welcome McKaila Rose of Gabriel Richard Catholic High School in Riverview, MI, to Albion! She's a 3.85 GPA student, and was an All-News Herald Volleyball Team player in 2012.


How the American Taxpayer Relief Act Affects You

Wondering how the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 affects you? We're providing answers to some of the most common questions at our website.

Please contact the Albion College Development Office at or 517-629-0402 with questions. As with all tax matters, Albion College strongly encourages you to consult with your tax advisor.

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Tess Haadsma, Transfer Student:

"No matter whether I decide to attend graduate school right away or take a break from school to get some 'real life' experience first, I know that my Albion College degree will give me the experience and ability necessary to succeed in whatever I choose to do."


Read about Tess's experience in her own words on our profile page.

In The News

Albion's Clinton Orr Finds a Home and a New Life Thanks to Family in Buchanan

YAA Winner Nick Whitney, '00, Gives TEDx Talk on Animal Behavior

Bruce Berndt, '61, Earns Honorary Doctorate at Sastra University in India

Delta Tau Deltas Recognized for Philanthropic Events

Chris and Aubrey Martinson, '01, Open Chelsea Ale House

Mark Frever, Director of Grounds, Receives Certified Educational Facilities Professional Credential

Professors Lisa Lewis, Ian MacInnes: Making Mobile Apps for Liberal Arts

Cynthia Falardeau, '87: Thoughts from VP Bush's Albion College Commencement Speech 26 Years Ago

Moose Scheib, '02, Launches LoanMD

fun fact

Did you meet your sweetheart, husband, or wife at Albion College? Send us a note on how you met, along with a photo and your graduation year, and we'll share your story on Valentine's Day! Send an E-mail to by February 1!

Albion College

Your New
Source for Briton Athletics

President Randall

Joins National
Liberal Arts
Leadership Team



Begin in March


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