AmeriCorps VISTA's LaLone, '16, Excited About Albion's Future

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Alice LaLone, ’16, became excited about the City of Albion's future as the Albion Economic Development Corporation's first intern working for the community’s Food Hub. Now, the biology graduate who minored in geographic information systems and lettered in women’s soccer is continuing to stoke that excitement in Albion as part of the first class of AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) to work with the City and College to boost economic development, education and health initiatives.

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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.

Revamped Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center Passes Its First Test

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The new Randi C. Heathman Indoor Arena was formally unveiled at Homecoming in an October 15 ribbon-cutting ceremony. The riding surface was enlarged, new powerful fans were installed and a new, state-of-the-art surface was laid down. And now, the center aims to become, in time, one of the premier equestrian facilities in the country.

Ludington Center Dedication Links College, Community

From left: U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Ludington, '76; Board of Trustees Chair Don Sheets, '82, Dr. Samuel Shaheen, '88, and Albion College President Mauri Ditzler.
The dream became reality on a sun-splashed Friday afternoon in downtown Albion. A renovated building at 101 N. Superior St., which in former incarnations was a furniture store and a thrift store (among other things), has new life after it was dedicated as the Ludington Center, in front of a crowd of around 100 people.

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