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Professor's First-Year Seminar Connects Students with Community Heroes

Albion youth development leader Harry Bonner (right)
There are heroes and then there are heroes. For the 17 students in Carrie Booth Walling's First-Year Seminar titled simply "Heroes," the distinction is dramatic. "We look at ways ordinary people do extraordinary things," said Booth Walling, associate professor of political science, during a November Hometown Heroes Breakfast event in Upper Baldwin that brought together 11 Albion community members who have done the extraordinary things ordinary people do.

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Internship Sees Kneisel, '17, Play Key Role in Detroit Thanksgiving Parade

Evan Kneisel, '17
"When you say you work for the Parade Company to someone who lives in Detroit, expect a handshake and a long conversation," says Evan Kneisel, '17, who as a fall-semester intern performed a wide variety of important tasks related to sponsorships for Detroit's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. "People are really interested and are grateful for what we do."

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Kneisel, '17, Lines Up Successful Internship with Parade Company

Evan Kneisel, '17
"When you say you work for the Parade Company to someone who lives in Detroit, expect a handshake and a long conversation," says Evan Kneisel, '17, who as a fall-semester intern performed a wide variety of important tasks related to sponsorships for Detroit's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. "People are really interested and are grateful for what we do."

Christina Khim, '14, Has Found Her Home Away from Home

Christina Khim, '14
Christina Khim has found a home in America, along with nearly 2,000 other Myanmar natives who have come to this part of Michigan for a second chance, and in some cases, a final chance. The associate director of the Burma Center in Battle Creek still remembers everything about the day in 2009 when her life changed forever.

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