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Bueck, '17, Is Ready to Take Her Passions on the Road

McKenzie Bueck, '17
McKenzie Bueck, '17, a native of Avon Lakes, Ohio ("But I just tell people I'm from Cleveland"), has found in Albion College the place where she can live out her dream of travel and adventure and discovering as soon as possible what the world has in store for her. She spent two months this past summer in South Korea. As a first-year student she was in Cameroon, then in California as a member of the Albion women's lacrosse team, and after that, Costa Rica. "As you can see," she says, "I'm all over the place," she says.

Albion to Zombies: This Is 'Thriller'

Thriller practice
More than 100 "undead" will rise on Albion's Quadrangle this Halloween in a re-creation of Michael Jackson's iconic "Thriller" video. It may sound like a fraternity party, but the event, part of a First-Year Seminar curriculum, is sponsored by several academic departments and involves the entire Albion community.

Chase's Indus Valley Research Draws Media Coverage

Brad Chase, assistant professor of anthropology, Albion College
Assistant professor of anthropology Brad Chase is back in India this summer (he was also there in 2013), and his research into the agricultural and culinary practices of the ancient Indus Valley civilization is the subject of a July 29 feature in The Hindu, the second-largest English-language newspaper in India, with a daily print circulation of more than 1.3 million.

Rinkinen, '11, Headed for Harvard Medical Residency

Jacob Rinkinen, Albion College Class of 2011
Jacob Rinkinen, '11, never knew how far writing papers for publication in sociology journals, doing bench research in the chemistry lab and pitching for the baseball team would take him while he was an Albion College double major. Four years later, Rinkinen is a new University of Michigan Medical School graduate who will soon begin a residency in plastic surgery at Harvard University. "I didn't realize how being a student-athlete at Albion would help me through medical school," he says.

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