Andy Layton, '11
Battle Creek, Michigan
Service to country and a pursuit of the liberal arts
Major: Political Science
Michigan Air National Guard, Michigan Air National Guard Airman of the Year (2009), Iraq Campaign Medal with two service stars, author of Wolverines in the Sky: Michigan's Fighter Aces of WWI, WWII and Korea and Eagles' Wings: An Uncommon Story of WWII, Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame Harriet Quimby Award for contributions to the history of aviation through literature (2010)
As a member of the Air National Guard, it has been important to me to find a balance between military service and pursuing a liberal arts education. The small student-faculty ratio makes Albion's education programs personal and engaging and has provided the flexibility to achieve this goal. As a transfer student, I've attended several other colleges and nowhere else have I found the professors to be as approachable as they are at Albion.