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Kirsch, '12, Markets Health Care in Africa Through Medical Start-up

Katie Kirsch, '12
While Ebola may be consuming Americans' attention regarding health crises in Africa, Katie Kirsch, '12, is working to solve less dramatic but equally critical needs. Kirsch is one of three twentysomething women who together formed Sisu Global Health, a Grand Rapids-based medical device developer and manufacturer focused on an African market. The company recently received a $250,000 USAID grant to further its operations in Ghana.

E&M Class Consults on Community Food Hub Launch

Robinson Hall
Economics and Management professors Vicki Baker and Joy Nakfoor focused on the soon-to-open Albion community Food Hub as a case study for a consulting class this fall. Students worked on ordinances and zoning, determined healthy food availability in Albion, and gauged local restaurant interest in local ingredients, as well as farmers' interest in a year-round market.

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Theatre Production to Compete in Kennedy Center Regional

Megan Bortle and Tyler Moylan, mother and son in Albion's world-premiere production of Thread of the Warp by Sean Michael Welch
Albion College Theatre received its first-ever invitation to compete for a spot in the national Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). Albion's production of Sean Michael Welch's Thread of the Warp will have three performances at the 2015 Region III KCACTF competition, January 8-10 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Vive la France: Another Albion Experience in Paris for Wood, '16

Julie Wood, Albion College Class of 2016
Farmington Hills native Julie Wood, '16, a member of the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management and a women's lacrosse team captain, has become rather familiar with Charles de Gaulle Airport. Her initial visit to Paris, in 2012, was part of a first-year seminar exploring the connection between the city of Albion and its Sister Cities. This fall, she crossed the Atlantic again to begin work on a Gerstacker international entrepreneurship project with students from Ecole Supérieure de Vente (SDV), a French business school.

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