Drolet, '12, Recognized for Victim Advocacy Work in Calhoun County
Cari Drolet, a May 2012 graduate of Albion College, was honored earlier this spring for several years of dedication to regional victims of sexual assault. Sexual Assault Services of Calhoun County (SAS) presented Drolet the Douglas Melhorn Memorial Award for Outstanding Community Volunteerism and Service at its annual meeting in April.
Albion Students Win Awards in Environmental Chemistry
Two Albion College students, working alongside chemistry professor Kevin Metz, are two of 25 from across the country to gain Undergraduate Student Awards in Environmental Chemistry from the Division of Environmental Chemistry of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Anna Miller, a biology major from Grand Haven who holds a concentration in environmental science, and Stephanie Sanders, a first-year chemistry major from Farmington, were students in Metz’s fall class that ran experiments on the uptake and impact of small particles of silver by Brassica rapa, plants such as turnips and mustard that have a complete life cycle of 44 days.
Student Farm Receives Grant in Support of Community Gardens
Albion College recently received a $5,000 grant from the Calhoun Conservation District People’s Community Gardens initiative. The grant will support the Albion Community Gardens Network with equipment and supplies.
Albion to Host Venus Transit Viewing June 5
The Venus transit is a rare alignment when the planet passes directly between the Earth and sun.
Albion College physics professor Nicolle Zellner and Aly Ganem, ’14, a physics major who is participating in the College's Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity this summer, will serve as the hosts of a Venus Transit viewing event June 5 on the roof of Palenske Hall. Zellner said the Palenske roof will open at 5:15 p.m. with the transit visible from about 6 p.m. until sunset.