For Tom Poirier, '69, His Journey of Discovery Was Worth It
On May 10, somewhere deep on the Appalachian Trail, Tom Poirier celebrated 30 years of sobriety all by himself. It was perhaps the perfect irony that on that momentous spring day he found himself acknowledging the vanquishing of one challenge in the place where he was attempting to embrace another. For Poirier, trekking the Appalachian Trail had found a place in his psyche for decades, an opportunity that haunted and dared him.
Boston Seminar Proves Eye-Opening for Two History Students
The discovery of the story of African American Paul Cuffee, and the unfolding of others like his, was a revelation to Albion students Corey Wheeler, '18, and Elijah Bean, '19, and made the recent three-week Boston Summer Seminar, sponsored by the Great Lakes Colleges Association and hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society, an experience they'll never forget.
'Greening' Host Kirk Heinze, '70, on the Albion River Trail Extension
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Kirk Heinze, '70 (right), hosts the weekly radio program "Greening of the Great Lakes," which airs Sundays at 7 p.m. on WJR 760-AM in Detroit and other stations around Michigan. Recently, the chairperson and director emeritus, agriculture and natural resources communication, at Michigan State University talked with Io Triumphe! magazine about the recreational trail project in Albion and what being a regional hub for hikers and cyclists could mean for the City and the College, both in the near term as well as down the road.
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Wes Dick, History Department Recognizes Retiring Professor Geoffrey Cocks
Albion College’s current longest-tenured professor, Wesley Arden Dick (far left), offered remarks about longtime History Department colleague Geoffrey Cocks at Cocks’ May 5 retirement reception in the Wendell Will Room of Stockwell Library.