The fall semester technically ended in December, but for approximately 30 students, their first batch of Albion College coursework concluded in early January with a field trip to Hawai'i. The 10-day experience capped a pair of First-Year Seminars: Mountains and Oceans, taught by associate professor of geology Carrie Menold, and Mauka and Makai, taught by associate professor of education Suellyn Henke. From leis to lava flows, volleyball student-athletes Lauren Ferguson and Rachel Spencer shared thoughts about their journey.
Centered on Community
Starting in Fall 2015, Albion College will annually offer four-year tuition, room, and board to as many as 10 first-year students who are Albion residents and attended Albion Public Schools in grades 6-8. Read more
President Ditzler talks about the initiative on WBCK-FM
Reopening the Bohm: Read about a landmark internship for Andrea Walles, '15
Albion College's Sister City efforts earn a national award
Watch an expert panel discuss "Albion Tomorrow"
A spirit of collaboration, shared history, and common purpose made the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation a true Community Celebration Tuesday, January 27, as Albion community members and Albion College students, faculty, staff, and alumni gathered in the Bohm Theatre, filling the recently reopened downtown venue to capacity, and then some. Albion native and Rochester, New York, civic leader Dr. Ruth Holland Scott, '56, presented a thoughtful and unique view of both the past and the future of the civil rights movement.
From Sydney, the biology major writes, "Day three of my internship: Euthanizing a pigeon with a broken wing. What did I sign up for and why are they trusting me with this experienced task? A week earlier, I jumped out of a plane over the Great Barrier Reef. Sitting on the edge of a plane and suddenly flying through the air at 10,000 feet is definitely something you do not experience every day."
The impressive community service projects completed by Briton student-athletes during the 2013-2014 academic year were noticed well beyond Albion. Athletic Director Matt Arend (far left) and Senior Associate Athletic Director Melissa Walton (left) were in Washington, D.C., January 17 as the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators recognized the College in three categories in an award ceremony at the 2015 NCAA Convention.
Albion College President Mauri Ditzler has announced the appointment of Robert Anderson, currently acting associate vice president and chief development officer for the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) in Ann Arbor, as vice president for alumni relations and development, effective February 23, 2015.
"During my time at Albion I have gained numerous research experiences, from an Albion College FURSCA project in Ireland to a summer fellowship at the University of Wisconsin and an internship at BASF," the senior chemistry and mathematics major writes. This past fall, the 2014-2015 Goldwater Scholar completed another internship, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. "I want to earn a doctorate in chemistry and this gives me another invaluable research experience with a national laboratory."
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