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First-Year Britons Runner Forges His Own Academic Path

Albion College student Kiehl Smith, '20
Kiehl Smith arrived at Albion last fall thinking he would pursue an education track en route to teaching social studies one day. That is until, in the liberal arts tradition, a meeting with biology professor Dale Kennedy rekindled Smith's passion for ornithology, the study of birds.

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Albion AmeriCorps VISTA Program Receives Support from State Farm

AmeriCorps VISTA logo
Thanks to a $5,000 grant from the State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grants Program, the Albion-area AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) group will have the resources to better serve the community. The grant will help fund five workshops to be conducted by VISTA volunteers that focus on educating community members in the areas of financial literacy and pathways to homeownership.

Heitman's Horse Research Project Making a Lot of Scents

Kylie Heitman has been doing aroma therapy research with some of the Albion College horses.
Kylie Heitman, '17, has been a horse lover and rider since she was five and she has long dealt with the stress many horses experience when their daily routine is interrupted. Specifically, she wanted to know if an essential oil, in this case lavender, when diffused into the air could reduce stress in horses by suppressing their heart rates and cortisol levels.

Accounting Students Tackle Community Taxes Through VITA

Magie Troost and Andy DiFranco
“When people come in to a tax situation, it’s stressful,” says Albion College junior Maggie Troost, who will spend some 80 hours this spring working with the College’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. “I feel like we can show people they don’t have to be stressed out, because we can relax and not only talk about taxes.”

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