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Fueled by Serra Gift, Dow Center Expansion Under Way

September 9, 2019 The earth is moving and the anticipation is rising at the Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. Groundbreaking began in mid-August for the 18,000 square feet of impacted space (11,000 sq. ft. in new space, 7,000 sq. ft. in renovated space) to the facility that will expand fitness opportunities for all Albion College […]

Albion College Community Answers Call With Record-Setting Giving

August 19, 2019 A call for support over the last year was answered by the entire Albion College community in inspiring fashion, sparking a record fundraising total that will benefit the College for years to come in ways that will prove beneficial and dramatic. In final reports to the Division of Institutional Advancement for the […]

Major Gift from Joe, ’82, and Julie Serra to Improve Fitness Experience at Albion

Joe, ’82, and Julie Serra The two longtime supporters of Albion College are driving a new fundraising initiative to make a pair of dreams a reality on campus. 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 or […]

Giving Tuesday 2018: More Than $143K Raised

November 29, 2018 On November 27, 2018, Britons from across the country came together in support of the #GivingTuesday movement. Gifts of all sizes made a huge difference in the lives of our students and faculty. $143,835 Raised 232 Gifts Thank you!

Major Gift to Albion College Will Transform U.S. Pre-Medical Education

 October 8, 2018 With medical education’s significant changes in the 21st century—recalibrating to give increased emphasis to the discipline’s universal human and social aspects—there is growing concern in the field that the core pre-medical curriculum, virtually unchanged for decades, must similarly adapt. Some say the need is urgent. And a major gift to Albion […]

‘Renowned’ Acoustical Firm Signs on to Vitek Center Project

The Richard and Marilyn Vitek Center for Musical Arts moves another step toward creation with the hiring of Northeast-based Acoustic Distinctions as acoustician. Says Albion College music professor David Abbott, “We are now on track to build a first-class recital hall.” Northeast-based Acoustic Distinctions to provide expertise for new Albion music building April 16, 2018 Albion […]

Lead Gift to Establish Vitek Center for Musical Arts

October 4, 2017 Richard and Marilyn Vitek, both graduates from Albion College’s Class of 1956, have shared their lives together for more than 60 years. Part of that sharing has come in the form of years-long generosity to their alma mater. Now, the couple is celebrating the timelessness and universality of music through their largest […]

Harrington Gift to Build, Sustain Albion Ties

February 19, 2016 For Judy and Michael Harrington, the memories of selfless parents and a top-flight education at Albion College have spurred them to make a significant seven-figure gift to the school that has meant so much to them over the years. The Harringtons’ gift, announced today, consists of two parts that focus on specific […]

College Receives $1-Million Gift at Inauguration

September 12, 2014 Confidence in Albion College’s future, excitement about the presidency of Mauri Ditzler, and an appreciation for Mike Frandsen’s interim presidency all were expressed through a significant gift announced near the conclusion of President Ditzler’s inauguration ceremony September 12. Together on stage, J. Donald Sheets, ’82, chair of the College’s Board of Trustees, […]