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Professor Emeritus William Gillham Passes Away in Albion

William Gillham, professor emeritus of religious studies, Albion College
Professor emeritus of religious studies William Gillham, age 84, died unexpectedly in Albion on Saturday, October 14. Gillham was hired by the College in 1961 as a combination philosophy and religion professor; his arrival doubled the size of both departments and he held that joint appointment for many years. He was an ardent champion of the liberal arts tradition focused in the Western classical canon.

Molly Hancock, '18, Reflects on Her Summer Research Experience

Molly Hancock, Albion College Class of 2018
On the field, Molly Hancock is fast. And endurance makes the Midland, Mich., native an effective forward for the Albion College women's soccer team, too. In sitting across from Hancock, it doesn't take long to realize her mind works much like it does when she's in training or competition. This past summer, however, the biology major had to train her mind to work in a linear fashion as a summer undergraduate research assistant in James Rae's lab at the University of Michigan.

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Lead Gift to Establish Vitek Center for Musical Arts

Richard and Marilyn Vitek, '56 '56
Richard and Marilyn Vitek, '56 '56, 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 gift to the College. The Viteks have formally made a significant gift commitment—the biggest by an individual or couple in Albion College’s 182-year history—that will result in a new campus building to be called the Richard and Marilyn Vitek Center for Musical Arts.

Laura Newbury, '18, Goes Inside Intel With Corporate Finance Internship

Laura Newbury, '18
"It's a huge legal document with a lot of SEC regulations," says Laura Newbury, '18, of Intel's annual report. "I wasn't breaking them or going over the line, but sometimes nudging what we could do within those rules." An intern who "nudges" SEC guidelines sounds like a supervisor's worst nightmare, but Newbury says her work was about best practice. She spent the summer with Intel's external reporting headquarters in Portland, Oregon, following the company mandates to "rock the boat" and "change something."

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