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."

Tunnicliff Fellow Roeder, '17, Discusses Her Jordan Journey

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Sydney Roeder, '17, was able to tap into her passion for the Middle East thanks to the Kim Tunnicliff Endowment and studied for an academic year in Jordan. While there, she began learning Arabic and helped develop projects like a model farm and hiking trails. She recently made a campus presentation of her work and made it clear her job has just begun.

Langston, '18, Makes Tracks with Race4Autism Internship

Queana Langston, '18
"When I first heard that there was a 16-year-old autistic race car driver, I was amazed," says Queana Langston, '18, whose recent Ford Institute internship was inspired by the story of driver Armani Williams. Langston first learned about Williams and the Race4Autism Foundation through her uncle, who was hired to shoot a documentary about the nonprofit. "I wanted to work there out of the goodness of my heart," Langston says, realizing later that an internship would both benefit her Albion studies and allow her to apply certain skills on behalf of the foundation's goals.

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