July 2018

JULY 2018
College Announces Largest Incoming Class of Build Albion Fellows
The Class of 2022 will feature 13 incoming first-year students who reside in the local school district and attended area schools and who will receive four-year tuition, housing and meals from the College. In return the Fellows will engage in service projects that will help the community. The program launched nearly four years ago and, for the first time this fall, all four class cohorts will be represented with 33 total students. Learn more…

You can support to the Fellows by giving to the Briton Scholarship Fund today.
Alumni Board Welcomes Eight New Members
New members include:
  • Milton Barnes, ’79
  • John Burks, ’03
  • Mary Agles Carley, ’91
  • Michael Haines, ’85
  • Roohia Meer, ’18
  • Travell (T.O.) Oakes, ’16
  • Jim Whitehouse, ’69
  • Rosemary Smith Zander, ’64
Click here for a full listing of the Alumni Board members. The Board's support of the College includes regular on-campus meetings, committee work and the selection of our annual Distinguished and Young Alumni Award recipients.
Jamal Yearwood, ’17, Published in Respected General Medicine Journal
Yearwood, who majored in Spanish and minored in management as a member of the Institute for Healthcare Professions, was second author on a health policy article published in The Lancet—one of the very top academic journals in general medicine. Learn more…
Post-Genocide and Peace: One Student's Rwanda Semester
The best place to study post-genocide restoration and peace building is to do it where people are still in the process and have come through many difficulties. In spring 2018 Cameron Voss, ’20, studied in Rwanda, and the experiential-learning process was emphasized through constant site visits and learning from people with firsthand experience. Learn more…
Town & Gown 16: Wes and Leslie Dick
In April, Chuck Carlson from the Marketing and Communications office sat down with professor of history Wes Dick and his wife, Leslie Keller Dick. Topics discussed include Albion's history, the former West Ward School, their First-Year Seminar, and 50 years of "planting seeds" in Albion. Listen now…
MyAlbion | The Official App of Albion College
Albion College is a special place, so we built an app specifically for Brits with hundreds of resources. By downloading the MyAlbion app, you'll have everything Albion College right in your hand! Continue to stay connected with classmates and friends by hearing the latest news and events around campus. Download now and choose the Alumni persona.
Advancing Albion: Honoring a Friend and His Scholarship Road
Scientist and professor John Vournakis, ’61, who passed away in January, always kept Albion College and his hometown of Albion close to his heart. To celebrate his life, Charlie Becker, ’66, recently gave the initial gift toward the establishment of the John N., ’61, and Karen Munro Vournakis, ’66 Endowed Legacy Scholarship. Learn more…
Alumni Regional Events
White Sox
White Sox, Tigers and Britons, oh my! Chicagoland alumni including trustee Larry, ’72, and Frances Schook enjoyed fun fireworks, an exciting baseball game and great Albion conversations.
There are plenty of exciting opportunities for alumni gatherings over the next few months. Network, reminisce and hear updates on the College. See what's happening in your region.
  • Save the date! The Briton Classic golf outing will take place on Friday, August 3. We look forward to seeing you tee it up for our student-athletes!
  • Homecoming Weekend is happening October 5-7. Learn more…
  • Introducing BritConnect: Have you ever wondered if there are other Britons working in a similar career field? Well, we can help! Introducing BritConnect, our all-new online alumni directory. Connect today!
  • 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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