Director of Counseling Services E-mail:
Information: Franklin Kelemen completed his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA in 1985. He completed a Masters in Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania (1978) following a B.A. in Psychology from Beloit College (1974). He was a Teaching Fellow while a doctoral candidate at Temple University and he completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology at the Detroit Psychiatric Institute/Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Kelemen has spent his professional career working with individuals and families in a wide variety of clinical settings. He has a particular interest in trauma and has completed research on the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorders, the effects of trauma on children, and on the intergenerational effects of the Holocaust on children of Holocaust survivors. He has volunteered for the Red Cross and Michigan Psychological Association as a crisis response counselor, as an interviewer for the Shoah Foundation, and as a mediator for the Washtenaw County Dispute Resolution Center. In September, 2001, he was asked to help in the response to the World Trade Center attack.
Dr. Kelemen and the members of the Counseling Department look forward to working with Albion students. We recognize that college offers young adults an exciting adventure and an opportunity for growth and development. At the same time, college years are often a period of increased stress and pressure. Each student approaches the college experience with his or her own unique constellation of life experiences, concerns, and needs. We hope that the Counseling Center will be helpful in meeting the needs of each Albion students for support in maximizing their potential to reach their educational and personal goals.
Kiernan Gamel, CCSM, CADC
Certified Substance Abuse Specialist Email:
Information: Kiernan Gamel completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 2000 and received his counseling certification in Addiction Studies from the University of Riverside-California. He is in the process of completing a Masters of Social Work from Eastern Michigan University.
Kiernan has experiences in various areas of mental health diagnosis and treatment but specializes in the prevention and treatment of Chemical Dependency. He has acted as Counselor and Lead Counselor at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Ca, Riverside County Substance Abuse Services-Ca., Outpatient Services for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Detroit, Aftercare Program for the Michigan Department of Corrections, and designed the Outpatient Program for Adolescent and Young Adults for Family Service and Children’s Aid in Michigan. While living in the West Indies Kiernan was Lead Counselor for Eric Clapton’s Chemical Dependency Treatment Center, Crossroads.
Kiernan designed and continues to manage outpatient substance abuse programs for Catholic Charities and supervises services for several prisons in Michigan. He enjoys pursuing healthy and active interests such as weight lifting, biking, golfing, and swimming.
Albion College Football Tailgating Policy
Albion College permits tailgating in an authorized location prior to and after home football games. Tailgating is defined as parking a motorized vehicle and consuming food and beverages, which may include alcoholic beverages, outside the sports event area. The Ferguson parking lot is the designated tailgating area for all home football games (overflow tailgating for Homecoming will be at Bellemont Manor).
The safety of our students and visitors is of the utmost importance to the College; therefore the following guidelines are established for tailgating.
Tailgating must occur only in the Ferguson parking lot, which will be clearly marked by signs.
Tailgating cannot start before four hours prior to the beginning of any home football game and must end within two hours following the end of the game.
Alcoholic beverages are limited to single-serving, non-glass containers. No common sources (e.g., kegs, beer balls or other large quantity containers) are permitted.
Serving alcohol to or consumption of alcohol by minors (those under 21 years of age) is a violation of state and federal law and Albion College policy. Michigan law states that underage drinking is illegal everywhere—on public or private property, indoors or out—including tailgating.
Individuals consuming alcohol may be asked to provide legal identification and proof of age to a campus safety officer or local law enforcement officer.
Carrying an open container of alcohol on public streets or sidewalks is illegal, regardless of age. When guests leave the designated tailgate area, they must leave alcoholic beverages in the designated tailgate area.
No alcoholic beverages may be taken into any athletic facility or into the sports event area.
Rules regarding tailgating will be posted on the Albion College Web site and a flyer stating those rules will be distributed to guests who enter the designated tailgating area.
Robert Slattery, M. D.
Consulting Psychiatrist Telephone: 517/629-0236
Information: Dr. Slattery is a Psychiatrist in the private practice of Jungian Psychotherapy in Ann Arbor Michigan. He is a graduate of Yale College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is a former documentary filmmaker and is now a candidate at the Clinical Training Program of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. His hobbies are writing and his cat, Molly.