Serra Dow Expansion Project

Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new/renovated competition facility for the volleyball and basketball teams that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.

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Albion College is a magical place for Joe Serra, ’82. He credits his time at Albion as one where he learned a lot and developed skills that eventually made him a successful businessman.

Joe and his wife, Julie’s generous gift will focus on a major expansion at the Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The new fitness area will add about 11,000 square feet and feature a full range of exercise equipment, an additional multipurpose exercise room, new locker rooms (including all-gender), juice and smoothie bar and more.
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The main entry vestibule as seen from the gathering hall.

The interior of the 4,881 square foot wellness center.

The wellness center features large windows that will provide natural lighting.

The smoothie bar will be located within the gathering hall near the main entry.

I’m hoping it will help draw future students to consider and be a part of Albion.

Joe Serra, ’82

This is a great opportunity to enhance what Albion College has to offer.

Milton Barnes, ’79
Director of Student Success Initiatives

It’s something that our students deserve.

Mike Turner, ’69
Major Gifts Relationship Officer

Watch a live stream of the construction.

For more information contact the Albion College Office of Advancement by phone 517/629-0402 or by email