French Alumni Make News
Kukurugya-Rabaut, '13, Receives French Teaching Assistantship
Recent graduate Genevieve Kukurugya-Rabaut heads for France later this year, at the invitation of the French government. Kukurugya-Rabaut was accepted to the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF), a program of the national government that provides American English teachers for the public school system. She will spend seven months teaching in the Versailles area, near Albion's sister cities of Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly.
Web site features Albion alumna and her flourishing bakery
Kelly Kobus, '07, is three years into running A Piece O' Cake, a flourishing gourmet bakery in East Lansing. She's also already spun off a separate entity, Le Bon Macaron, which specializes in the French almond-based confections. The cake decorator, who majored in French and minored in art at Albion, adds a certain je ne sais quoi to her matrimonial centerpieces, some of which contain multiple layers and reach 30 inches in height.
Brown, '07, begins clothing line to help people in poverty-stricken areas
Mallory Brown, '07, launched worldclothesline.com in September, where visitors can purchase American-made apparel (T-shirts and sweats) for themselves, and for each item purchased, an item is donated to people in poverty-stricken areas in Indonesia, Peru, and the United States. Brown was inspired to start her business after backpacking through the countries after graduation. Brown's endeavor gained the attention of Detroit Free Press writer Megha Satyanarayana for a story that was published Monday, Nov. 8, 2010.