Current Initiatives

Fueled by Serra Gift, Dow Center Expansion Under Way

A rendering of the front entrance following an expansion of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center at Albion College.

A rendering of the front entrance following an expansion of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center at Albion College.
Groundbreaking began in mid-August for the expansion of the Dow Recreation and Wellness Center, which will significantly increase fitness and recreational opportunities for all Albion College students. A $5 million leadership gift from Joe, '82, and Julie Serra, announced in March, kickstarted the project, which is expected to be completed by May 2020.

Albion College Dedicates Davis Athletic Complex

Albion College President Mauri Ditzler, Bud Davis and Athletic Director Matt Arend (left to right)

Albion College President Mauri Ditzler, Bud Davis and Athletic Director Matt Arend (left to right)
Albion College Athletic Director Matt Arend stood before a crowd of more than 100 people Sunday afternoon and watched as the dream became reality. Thanks to the generosity of longtime Albion residents Bud and Olivia Davis, who provided the lead naming gift, the Davis Athletic Complex represents the start of a new era for outdoor Briton athletics.

Gronseth Scholarship Helps Students Write Their Futures

Harold E. Gronseth, Albion College Class of 1917

Harold E. Gronseth, Albion College Class of 1917
Class of 1917 alumnus Harold E. Gronseth (left), who covered the auto industry for The Wall Street Journal and moved into a successful advertising career at Campbell Ewald in Detroit, is being further honored by his son, Harold R. Gronseth, '52, through an estate gift that will enhance a memorial scholarship for communications students to more than $1 million. "I knew how much he thought of his time at Albion. I just wanted to do something that would be a lasting tribute," said Harold R. Gronseth about his father.

Will, '50, Expands Efforts to Attract Students from Coast to Coast

Wendell Will, Albion College Class of 1950

Wendell Will, Albion College Class of 1950
Nine years ago, longtime California resident and dedicated 1950 alumnus Wendell Will decided to establish the Wendell Will, ’50, Out-of-Great Lakes Endowed Scholarship, aimed at making Albion’s student body more geographically diverse. Recently, Will increased his gift to the endowment, and its principal now stands at more than $1 million.

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