Meet Niko Kanagawa
Assistant Director of Admission
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Education: B.A., Germanistik & International Studies, Albion College, 2004
Hometown: Rochester Hills, Mich.; Rochester Adams High School
Hobbies/Fun Facts: I spent two years in Heidelberg, Germany as a Fulbright Grantee. While I was there I taught ESL at a gymnasium (university prep) and studied at one of Europe's oldest universities. I also researched extracurricular involvement and its importance in students' lives prior to university. I also lived in Chicago for two years, working primarily in renewable technologies like wind and solar power. People would describe me as a big kid, as I'm a huge Transformers geek, love playing/watching sports (especially soccer), and collecting random trivia.
What Makes Albion College Special to You? It's hard to narrow it down to just one thing, but it would definitely be the people! Albion College oozes personality, with faculty, staff, and a student population that form one of the greatest college communities out there!
Favorite Albion Moments: There are so many to choose from. Late nights as a student manager in the KC were a blast but my work as a student mentor is one of the things I'll treasure most about my time at Albion. It has allowed me to 'pay it forward' to future generations of Britons! Now I get to do this on a much larger scale in Illinois and my other out-of-state territories.
Best College Search Tip: Try to approach your search "cost blind." Look for the important elements like majors, special programs, outcomes, and fit. My best piece of advice is to visit and give the institution a test drive.
Michigan Counties: Kalamazoo, Oakland (Northeast)
Out of State: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky,
Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia