At Home with the Foreign Service: Alina Holmstrom, '18, Does State Dept Internship

Alina Holmstrom, '18
My job was to cry. I was to go up to the nearest foreign service officer and start bawling uncontrollably about my dying brother in the United States who I had to see just one last time. The officer's job? To decide whether or not to approve my visa.

New AAUW Student Organization Set for Impactful Year

Albion College AAUW students in Washington, D.C., June 2017
Earlier this summer, 12 Albion College students and two staff members attended the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders at the University of Maryland, College Park. The conference, organized by the national office of the American Association of University Women, has a legacy of more than 30 years and annual attendance of about 1,000 participants from around the country and world.

Fordies at Work: Kevin Opple, '93

Kevin Opple, '93, borough manager, Edinboro, Pennsylvania
After a two-decade career in the Navy, Kevin Opple recently retired from the military and has begun a second career in public service as the chief administrator for the Borough of Edinboro, Pennsylvania. Hear from more Fordies at Work in the Spring-Summer 2017 issue of Io Triumphe! magazine.

Letter from Washington: Nick Panourgias, '17, on His Senate Internship

Nick Panourgias (right) with U.S. Senator Gary Peters of Michigan.
"Working in Senator Gary Peters' office in Washington, D.C., has given me quite a few odd stories," writes Nick Panourgias, '17, about his fall-semester Ford Institute internship. "My favorite happened just two weeks into my internship. I lost my cell phone going to a briefing on the tram that connects Senate buildings. When the car I was riding in came back, Senator Barbara Boxer was in it."

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