Students Explore the World of the Forgotten Pirates of East Asia

Lost Colony: The Untold Story of China's First Great Victory over the West.
Students in HIST 111: East Asia: Cultures and Civilizations recently learned about the ways in which the countries of East Asia were deeply embedded in global trade connections in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

With Class of 2020, Albion College Enrollment Surpasses 1,400

Move-In Day 2016
Overall enrollment and student diversity continue to trend upward with the arrival of Albion College's Class of 2020. As of the first day of classes August 22, the matriculation of more than 400 first-year students and 35 transfers—coupled with a higher returning sophomore retention rate—has driven the student body above 1,400 for the first time since 2011.

DeGroot, '16, Chosen for Peace Corps in Africa

Audrey DeGroot, '16
Class of 2016 member Audrey DeGroot will soon begin a two-year adventure in the West African country of Guinea as Albion's first Peace Corps volunteer since Christin Spoolstra, '11. "I don't want a 9-to-5 job and an apartment, I want an adventure," she says, listing some of the "million and one" reasons she decided to apply for the position.

Remembering President Mel Vulgamore

Dr. Melvin L. Vulgamore (center), 13th president of Albion College
“What I loved most about President Vulgamore was his unmitigated joy at being surrounded by and involved with students.” Those were the words of one Albion alumna this week following the August 12 passing of Dr. Melvin L. Vulgamore, the College's 13th president whose 14-year administration ran from 1983 to 1997.

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