Career Planning

Faculty and Staff

Principal Investigator

Beth LincolnBeth Lincoln

Office: Palenske 120
Phone: 517/629-0331


Ronney Mourad, professor of religious studies and department chair at Albion CollegeRonney Mourad
Religious Studies

Office: 211 Vulgamore
Phone: 517/629-0354

Steering Committee

Lynne ChytiloLynne Chytilo
Art and Art History

Office: Bobbitt Visual Arts Center
Phone: 517/629-0373

gueninlellemourad2Dianne Guenin-Lelle
Professor of French
Modern Languages and Cultures

Office: 117 Vulgamore Hall
Phone: 517/629-0335

Allison Harnish, Anthropology/SociologyAllison Harnish
Assistant Professor

Office: Robinson 310
Phone: 517-629-0272

Beth LincolnBeth Lincoln

Office: Palenske 120
Phone: 517/629-0331

Ian MacInnes, Chair and Professor, English DepartmentIan MacInnes
Department Chair and Professor

Office: Vulgamore 311
Phone: 517/629-0259

Bindu Madhok, chair and professor, Albion College Philosophy DepartmentBindu Madhok
Department Chair and Professor

Office: Vulgamore Hall, Room 209
Phone: 517/629-0338

Ronney Mourad, professor of religious studies and department chair at Albion CollegeRonney Mourad
Religious Studies

Office: 211 Vulgamore
Phone: 517/629-0354

Clayton Parr, assistant professor of music, Albion CollegeClayton ParrAssociate Professor

Office: T-1, Goodrich Chapel
Phone: 517-629-0251

Gregg Strand - Director of Corporate and Foundation RelationsGregg Strand
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Institutional Advancement

Office: 3rd Floor Ferguson
Phone: 517/629-0510

John Woell, associate provost and professor of philosophy, Albion CollegeJohn Woell
Associate Provost

Phone: 517/629-0776

Albion College Student Farm

The mission of the Albion College Student Farm Association is to cultivate a student-organized, all-natural, sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing produce garden for the benefit of students and faculty from all academic disciplines and community members of all ages.

Using a combination of fields, a hoop house, and Three Sisters plots, the student farm grows a variety of peppers, tomatoes, green beens, onions, squash, corn, beets, and herbs at its location in the Whitehouse Nature Center

The goals of the student farm include:

  • Promote gardening as an uplifting, healthful, environmentally-friendly activity
  • Experiment with organic gardening practices such as composting and planting heirloom seeds
  • Raise awareness about the role of a local diet in reducing carbon footprint by offering our produce to Dining Services, student apartments, and annexes
  • Help ensure equal access to nutritious food in the Albion community by donating produce to local charities
  • Encourage Albion residents, especially youth, to learn about and appreciate organic gardening, become more connected with their local food system, and grow a deeper sense of community.

A group of five students started the farm during Albion’s Year of Sustainability in 2010.

Student Workers

The farm is a three way collaboration among Albion College's Center for Sustainability and the Environment, the Whitehouse Nature Center, and an independent student organization.

The work in the student farm is all volunteer during the school year. In the summer, the Center for Sustainability employs two interns to work half time at the farm, with the Nature Center employing them the other half of their time. 

Gardens and Hoop House

The The 1,440-square-foot growhouse is a "greenhouse on wheels." The hoop house was made possible by a generous gift from the Baird family in honor of Jessica Baird’s, ’11, graduation. Jessie was one of the founding members of the student organization. The Student Senate has also supported the student organization generously over the years.

In the hoop house, student farmers grow tomatoes and a variety of peppers. Outside the hoop house, students manage Three Sisters plots (corn, beans, and squash), as well as:

  • Winter squash
  • Watermelons
  • Various herbs, including basil, parsley, oregano, mints
  • Onions 
  • Summer squash
  • Green beans

How To Help

You can get involved with Albion's student farm by volunteering with the Student Farm Association, or apply to work at the student farm during the summer. Contact CSE Director Tim Lincoln for details. 

The student farm needs help with:

  • Weeding
  • Composting
  • Planting and cultivating crops


Chemistry Majors - Class of 2015

What we are doing now

Paige Ankney 
Anna CieslakWilliam and Mary, Accounting Masters
Spencer Gibbs KibbeGap year working as a CNA in an emergency room
Chaney HathawayEmployment in Accounting
Austin LelleBrewery apprentice
Arianna Leonardi 
Joshua PenderUniversity of Texas at Austin for a PhD in chemistry
Alexander PoolGap year working as a CAN the medical school
Michelle Samson 
Stephanie SandersCornell U to pursue a PhD in physical materials chemistry
Michael TolkaczUniversity of Toledo Medical School
Nicholas WebsterBaylor College of Medicine
Allie Washabaugh2 years of research at U of Michigan in the surgery dept.
Evan YoungU of California, Davis, PhD in chemistry

Samantha Stanek, '13

Samantha StanekCurrent LocationUniversity of Michigan-Flint Physical Therapy School in Flint, MI

Current Occupation: 3rd year PT student

In a nutshell, what do you do? 

I am in my final year of physical therapy school. I am currently finishing up my didactic course work, and I start three 10-week clinical rotations in the fall. During these clinical rotations, I will gain experience in orthopedics, pediatrics, and inpatient rehabilitation.

How did Albion's Healthcare Institute help you get there?

Albion's Healthcare Institute helped open my eyes to other healthcare professions that I hadn’t had much exposure to prior to college. The institute provided me with the resources to help get me into physical therapy school, and assisted me with observation sites to obtain the required volunteer hours to apply to PT school. I was also provided with resources to assist in studying for the GRE.

What's your best Albion College memory? 

I have too many great memories at Albion. My best memories include spending time with my friends on the weekends, going to La Casa, and dancing with the Albion College Dance Team during half time of the basketball games.

What's the benefit of having a healthcare institute like Albion's?

The benefit of being a part a healthcare institute like Albion’s is the guidance that you receive along the way. My intended major and ideas for career choices changed many times at the beginning of my Albion education. I was able to talk about it with someone who could provide me with more information on each career and help find the best fit for me. The institute provides an individualized plan for each member to help them best succeed in whatever they may want to pursue.

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