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Welcome to Albion Class of 2022’s “Countdown to College!”
Before we tell you anything more about how to get ready for college, we’d first like to congratulate you on your graduation from high school. Whether you’ve already had your graduation ceremony, or if it’s coming up in the next few weeks, just know that we’re excited […]

Town & Gown 15.10: Minute with Mauri 0

Town & Gown 15.10: Minute with Mauri

For the final Minute with Mauri of the semester, we get to catch up with President Ditzler about his New Year’s resolution to have more fun. We also hear a little bit more about me, and my post-grad plans. It has been a pleasure working with Town & Gown podcast this semester, and I cannot […]

Senior to Senior Advice: Making That Final College Decision 0

Senior to Senior Advice: Making That Final College Decision

No matter what time of day it is, I have one thing on my mind.
Whether I am just waking up or snuggling back into my twin XL for bed, I can’t seem to get it out of my head. Even when I tell myself to relax and enjoy the present, my mind wanders to the […]


Town & Gown 15.9: Minute with Mauri

Liberal arts: what is it? On this week’s Minute with Mauri, President Ditzler discusses what a liberal arts education truly means, and how it benefits our students and society as a whole.


Town & Gown 15.8: Minute with Mauri

We have heard a lot about the happenings of Albion College on the last few episodes of Minute with Mauri. This week, however, we hear a little more about what makes President Ditzler excited when thinking of the city of Albion.


Town & Gown 15.7: Minute with Mauri

Check out this week’s Minute with Mauri to hear what President Ditzler gets excited about while talking with alumni from across the country.


Town & Gown 15.6: Minute with Mauri

It took a little longer than a minute for President Mauri Ditzler to explain all of the growth he has seen in Albion College as well as the city of Albion since he started at the institution. Hear what he has to say in this week’s Minute with Mauri.


Town & Gown 16: Brits on Break

From traveling cross-country with your sports team, to international service trips, and making the most out of staying at home, our Brits truly have amazing spring breaks. Listen in as four different Albion students tell us all about their spring breaks, and how Albion College was a huge part in making these trips a reality.


Town & Gown 15.5: Minute with Mauri

Episode 19 finally lets us in on the secret behind the significance of the Ditzler t-shirts that were handed out at President Ditzler’s inauguration almost four years ago.


From Norway to Albion College

After graduating high school in 2015, I packed my bags and moved from Cincinnati, Ohio to Stavanger, Norway to accept a year-long internship with the YWCA-YMCA Guides and Scouts of Norway (like Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts here but they merged to be one organization back in 2001.) I stayed with a scout family I […]


Town & Gown 15.4: Minute with Mauri

Episode 18 focuses on the full matriculation of the first class since President Ditzler started at Albion College four years ago, and how he feels about this special group of students graduating in May.


Why Albion?- The Question that Always has an Answer

Why Albion?
When presented with the question, Why Albion? It really comes down to knowing you are in good hands. When I was going through the process of choosing the right college, I kept coming back to Albion. My high school has a student population of 2000+ and I always felt like I knew everybody. I […]


Why I Chose Albion & Why I Think You Should Too

Where I Started:
Making the decision to come to Albion College was one I did not have in mind when I first decided what college I want to attend the fall of my freshmen year. Before attending Albion College, I attended another school on a tennis scholarship. Anyways, to make a long story short; the tennis […]


Why Choose Albion?

The Possibilities
When I started looking at colleges, I thought I had to be practical and margin what I wanted to do. I sat through a couple of meetings at other schools where they gave me reasons as to why I could could not accomplish all that I wanted to in my four years there. While […]


Why Small? Why Albion?

Why I chose Albion
Simply: A sport and a children’s movie.
After going to small schools my entire life, the last thing that I wanted was to continue on to another small school. I wanted a big school, a school where I could easily be lost in the crowd. A school where even the people I had […]


Uncertainty Can be a Guiding Light: Choosing Albion

I didn’t choose Albion College, Albion College chose me… Ok, that’s not entirely true. So, why did I actually decide to attend this institution? Well, before I explain exactly why, I’ll tell you how I found out about Albion.
It all started during my Junior year of high school. Being the youngest of three lovely children, […]


My Top 5 Worries When I was 5 Months from Starting College

1. Big school or small school?
So, obviously, I eventually figured this one out. I debated between going to a big school (University of Michigan) and a small school (Albion College) until late February of my senior year of college. What really turned the tables for me was scheduling an overnight visit at Albion after my […]


Town & Gown 15.2: Minute with Mauri

Episode two of Minute with Mauri is aimed toward seniors, as we ask Mauri for his best advice for students graduating in May.


5 Stages of A New College Relationship…With Snow

Last year I wrote to you on Valentine’s Day about my college love affair.
My crazy, stupid love for Albion.
My Carrie Bradshaw esc. love. The famous, “Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-eachother love.” How I stood from the mountain tops (in my home state of Idaho) and declared my love to the world for this institution. […]