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Larry Schook

Finding and Following Your Passion

A campus visit rekindled Larry Schook’s ties with Albion College, reminding him of the many ways the College prepared him to pursue his passion and compete in a global setting. More

Tom Johnson and Jocelyn McWhirter

Faculty Members Share Goal of Giving to Albion College

Faculty members Tom Johnson and Jocelyn McWhirter both became members of The Stockwell Society by providing support to Albion College in their estate plans, but they each have different reasons for doing so. More

Mark L. Smith

The "3 Percent Solution"

Grateful for his Albion education and conscious of the rising costs of a college education, Mark L. Smith '75 proposed the "3 Percent Solution" to support Albion's future. More

Lyn Ward Healy

Lifelong Learner’s Lesson: Education Is Good! Pass It On.

Nearly half a century after helping establish a scholarship as a student, an Albion alumna has established a new scholarship in honor of her parents. More

Ruthven family

Giving Voice to Albion’s Ongoing Impact

Music helped Beatrice Nesbitt get into Albion College. With the assistance of her two children, she did her part to ensure that the music continues. More


Far From Home, But Never Far From the Heart

“I like it,” he says of his 10 acres of solitary perfection in Johnson Valley, California, which can be found in the high desert of San Bernardino County, sandwiched between the Victor Valley and Morongo Basin, close to not much and a world away from just about everything. More


In Service to Others

It was a time of optimism and activism and the belief that to help others was not just something that should be done but something that must be done. And Dr. Roger Landrum, '59, felt that deep within him. More


"If It's the Right Thing to Do, Just Do It"

For David Keefer, the mantra has often been "If it's the right thing to do, just do it." So it was after he spent two years at Jackson Community College and decided his next adventure should be at Albion College. More


Alumna Creates Scholarship for Women

For Norma Taber '78, there was never any doubt she would give back to Albion College after graduation, the only question was when. It was in 1986—just eight short years after earning her bachelor's degree in mathematics—when Norma established a fund-functioning gift at Albion. More


Glenn Corliss '61: Lifelong Learning and the Power of Reflection

"I learned to give by example," says Glenn Corliss '61 while speaking fondly of his grandmother Ella Sturdevant. He explains that some of the things that are apparent to him now were not at all obvious in June of 1961 when he graduated from Albion College. "Today I place a lot more value on reflection and connections," he says. More

Harold R. Gronseth

Gronseth Scholarship Helps Students Write Their Futures

For more than a quarter-century, he made an impact in elementary classrooms in Traverse City, Michigan's public schools. And with an estate commitment that will increase his generosity to Albion College to more than $1 million, he will ensure a similar difference through scholarships for future Albion students planning careers in communications, professional writing, or economics and management. More

Spencer '62 and Nancy Holmes '62

Partners in Public Spirit

Albion College has long been lucky to have alumni couples in its philanthropic corner, and our latest "pair to share" tells the story of Spencer and Nancy Holmes. They recently documented a $1 million estate gift, which will be used to establish an endowed scholarship in their names, the H. Spencer '62 and Nancy D. Holmes '62 Endowed Scholarship, and will support premedical students with financial need. More

Barb and Bill Rafaill

Propagating a Legacy

The William S. Rafaill and Barbara L. Olson Rafaill Endowed Scholarship will support students studying biology while the William S. Rafaill and Barbara L. Olson Rafaill Endowment for the Biological Sciences will supplement the biology department's capacity to purchase and maintain scientific equipment. More

Dr. Ann Lewicki (right) pictured with friend Elsie Misner, '56

A Prescription for Impact

A valued member of the Albion College family and a Distinguished Alumni Award winner for 2006, Ann recently documented her estate commitment, which will establish a new endowment. The Ann M. Lewicki Endowed Professorship will support faculty who are actively engaged in teaching and research in the pre-medical sciences. More

Paul Aultman

Dream Fulfilled

In 1911, Paul Aultman arrived at Albion College as a scholarship student determined to achieve his goal of becoming a scientist. Now, more than a century later, his legacy continues at Albion through an endowed scholarship fund created in his memory by his wife, Gertrude Aultman Gray. More

Jerry Gervais '52

For the Love of the Game

When it comes to Albion, you could say Jerry Gervais wears his heart on his sleeve. Purple and gold abounds at his home in Twin Lakes, including on a new golf cart, emblazoned with the block "A" that he recently purchased for tooling around his neighborhood. More

Rick Simonson

Promises Kept

Rick Simonson was known as a go-getter from his earliest years. Driven by the twin passions of politics and education, he developed a reputation as someone willing to tackle the tough jobs and see them through to ultimate success. Rick passed away in July 2012, but Albion students still benefit from his leadership and his many contributions to the College, including most recently an endowed scholarship fund. More

Carol Price Walters

Passing It On: Carol Price Walters '63 Created a Legacy Encouraging Future Generations to Shine

That her connection with Albion continued throughout her life was due in part to her fast friendship with her college roommate of four years, Tamara Transue Royle '63. The friends stayed in close touch over the years, sharing news in long letters about family and mutual friends and reuniting at Homecoming and other special occasions in their lives. More

John Ludington

Ludington Estate Gift to Enhance Library, Career Development

The Office of Institutional Advancement has announced the estate of former Dow Corning executive John Ludington '51 will help underwrite the John S. Ludington Career and Internship Center. The college has entered Phase II of the library campaign, which includes the redesign of Stockwell's lower level and top floors. More

Stockwell Memorial Library

Gerstacker Grant Builds Momentum for Library Campaign

A $1 million grant from the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation of Midland will help ensure that Stockwell Memorial Library remains the intellectual heart of Albion College's campus-but with a new high-tech touch. The foundation's gift anchors a $6.15 million fundraising campaign for this landmark building on the quad. More

Casper "Cap" Uldriks

Donor Wants to Ensure All Albion Students Finish Their Degrees

Most Albion alumni have at least one unforgettable moment from their student days: meeting a spouse or lifelong friend, discovering a true passion, having a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Casper "Cap" Uldriks, '73, looks back on many influential moments spent in class with faculty who challenged him to look differently at the world and to explore some of life's big questions in new ways. More