Brian Greathouse, '12, is considering a career as an emergency room doctor or a trauma surgeon, and he can make connections between that line of work and the minutes he's currently logging as the starting goalkeeper for the Albion College men's soccer team.
"I'm addicted to the adrenaline rush," Greathouse said. "One of the biggest parallels is that in the emergency room you can be having a slow night and all of the sudden a patient comes in and you instantly have to snap back in gear. In goalkeeping, you see a situation coming at you and have to make a decision. It's instinctual. I get into [the decision-making process] after going through the repetition of practice so many times.
"Anybody that succeeds at any task has to be confident," he added. "I believe I'm going to do the best job [at any task] and no one is going to do it better. It also provides motivation to improve if you don't achieve the desired result. The biggest key to my success is believing I can do it."
Abby Williams ’12 and Aaron Hiday ’13 won the Best Poster Award at National Meeting
Abby Williams ’12 and Aaron Hiday ’13 won the Austin A. Sartin Best Student Poster Award at the 2011 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN. Their poster, titled “Assessment of diel cycling in agricultural stream in south-central Michigan- a focus on turbidity”, was part of the undergraduate research session sponsored by Sigma Gamma Epsilon, a national earth sciences honorary society.
Albion College running back Clinton Orr is 273 yards shy of the school's career rushing record as the Britons prepare for their Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association showdown with Adrian College this Saturday. In order to become a college football star, however, Orr overcame obstacles with the love and support of Reid and Kasey McBeth.
Smith, '07, Secures Grants for EMR System at Cass Clinic
Thanks to Jennifer Smith, Wayne State University School of Medicine students and physicians who volunteer to treat the uninsured at the Cass Clinic – and their patients – no longer have to keep medical records on index cards.
Smith, a 2007 Albion College graduate who just completed her second year of medical school, secured a number of grants to find a new electronic medical record system for the clinic. Smith, of Ann Arbor, was invited to discuss that successful project in Lansing by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.