Category Archives: Town & Gown

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Town & Gown 15.2: Minute with Mauri

Student host Rachel Barry, ’18, sat down with President Ditzler for the first in a series of ‘Minute with Mauri’ segments, focused on topics varying from Mauri’s college days to the future of Briton graduates.

On this week’s episode, Mauri offers advice to seniors who are quickly approaching graduation.

Town & Gown 15.1: Minute with Mauri

Student host Rachel Barry, ’18, sat down with President Ditzler for the first in a series of ‘Minute with Mauri’ segments, focused on topics varying from Mauri’s college days to the future of Briton graduates.

On this week’s episode, Mauri discusses his New Year’s Resolutions.

Town & Gown 14: Markeese Boyd, ’19

This week’s show features Markeese Boyd, a first-year Albion College student and member of the Build Albion Fellows. Markeese comes from the city of Albion, and was selected as one of the first Build Albion Fellows. With that, he’s worked with his fellow students to help improve the community. Markeese talks about his first semester at college, bonding with the other Build Albion Fellows, and how – even when you go to school in the same town you grew up in – it can still seem like a world away.

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Build Albion Fellows Program

Albion College Enrolls First Class of Build Albion Fellows

Town & Gown 13: Nancy Doyal, Bohm Theatre

This week’s show features Nancy Doyal, director of the Bohm Theatre in downtown Albion. Now in it’s first full year of operation, after a years-long renovation project, the Bohm Theatre has hosted everything from concerts to speeches to ‘Star Wars.’

Nancy makes all that run smoothly, and looks for ways to put more people in the seats for the upcoming year — all while keeping a sane personal schedule. She talks about how the community supports the theater, and what’s next for the Bohm.

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Bohm Theatre

Bringing Back the Bohm documentary

Town & Gown 12: Rev. Donald Phillips

Reverend Donald Phillips, faith leader at Lewis Chapel AME Church in Albion, is now the acting chaplain of Albion College after serving as the faith community liaison last semester.

Rev. Phillips,together with his wife, Rev. Dr. Teleah Young-Hamilton, ’04, has served in the Albion community for more than 10 years, and leads the local ministerial association.

This episode of Town & Gown features Rev. Phillips talking about his transitioning roles, guiding college students, and signs of hope in the Albion community.

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Local Reverend Offers Spiritual Support to Students

Lewis Chapel AME Church Facebook Page