Dussel, '17, Tackles Interpreting Nature
Mike Dussel, '17, a lineman on the Albion football team, is using his lifelong passion for being outdoors to interpret the Ewell A. Stowell Arboretum for visitors. An environmental science major, Dussel's summer project includes the identification, measurement and assessment of the trees in the arboretum. He is also locating the trees via GPS, which will be used to create a map as well as signage to guide visitors with data about each tree's common and scientific names, family and origin.
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Cardiology and College Credit at Albion's First 'Camp Med'
Summer camps have become a part of life for many American teens, an opportunity to hone skills and pursue interests. Albion College's first "Camp Med," held last month, went one step further, giving campers a quarter-unit of college credit in the bargain. Camp Med "Cardiology 101" was three intensive days specifically designed for high school seniors and juniors interested in a medical career.
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Message of Solidarity to Sister Cities in France
On Friday, July 15, the following message was sent by Albion College professor of French Dianne Guenin-Lelle on behalf of the City of Albion Sister City Committee to friends in the communities of Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly, France, after the tragic event in Nice on Thursday, July 14.
Nos amis chéris,
Nous sommes avec vous dans ce moment si tragique, si triste, et nous restons en solidarité avec les valeurs de la république. L'humanite nous lie les uns aux autres, et nous sommes encore plus liés avec vous comme des soeurs et des frères car en fait nous sommes une seule grande famille malgré cet océan qui paraît nous séparer.
Nous vous embrassons très, très fort,
Dianne pour le Sister City Committee
DeGroot, '16, Chosen for Peace Corps in Africa
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.
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