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Glenn, '15, Works to Improve Living Conditions in Appalachia

Ashley Glenn, '15
Albion junior biology major Ashley Glenn spent the summer working to improve living conditions in an economically challenged part of Fayette County, W.Va., as a staffer for the Appalachia Service Project. “The problem is that I can't explain the magnitude of the poverty,” Glenn says. “By the end of the workday I was so emotionally drained from seeing all the problems that we needed to solve, that these families and children have been living [with] their whole lives.”

Phillips Completes Fulfilling Albion Career

Josh Phillips

Josh Phillips completed two comebacks during his career with the Albion College football program. While his goal of returning to win a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship with the Britons didn’t materialize, Phillips graduated at the end of the fall semester with a fulfilling student-athlete experience that taught him valuable communication skills and produced lifelong relationships.

Biology Major Inspired to Improve Quality of Life

ethan brock 081312August 13, 2012

Ethan Brock likens the cancer biology research he’s been doing this summer to the process of assembling the pieces of a puzzle. Sponsored jointly by Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State’s Cancer Biology Graduate Program, Brock’s summer research fellowship has introduced him to cutting-edge research in this field. He acknowledges that even though great progress has been made in our understanding of cancer we still have much to learn.

This rising senior at Albion College explains that his younger brother has inspired him to make discoveries that will improve people’s quality of life.

Cloutier, '14, Takes Advantage of Opportunities at Albion

Marissa Cloutier worked in a temporary medical clinic in Honduras in December.
Marissa Cloutier worked in a temporary medical clinic in Honduras in December.

Despite only being in the middle of her sophomore year, Marissa Cloutier has taken advantage of the opportunities Albion College has to offer.

The Grosse Ile product originally arrived on campus as an economics and management major, but realizing she didn’t have a passion for that work, Cloutier allowed Al Pheley, the director of Albion’s Institute for Premedical Professions and Health Sciences and Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, to guide her to a biology major that will likely lead to a career in health care. In addition to her major, Cloutier is concentrating in the Ford Institute and playing on the women’s tennis team that captured the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship and competed in the NCAA Division III Championships her first year.

Cloutier took two trips during Albion’s recent break between semesters. The first was a weeklong December journey to Honduras with a group from Global Medical Brigades where she worked in a temporary clinic that saw more than 450 patients in three days. Her second weeklong experience was closer to home as she got an intensive look at revitalization efforts in Detroit along with 19 other Albion students in the Sleight Leadership Program.

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