Institute to Celebrate Life of Former Director Tunnicliff
Alumni and staff of the Ford Institute were stunned this past June by the untimely passing of former director Kim Tunnicliff. Tunnicliff's legacy at Albion will continue for future generations, as the Tunnicliff family and the Ford Institute recently announced the creation of the Dr. Kim Tunnicliff Memorial Fund at Albion College.
The fund will be announced to a broader audience during a Celebration of Life gathering commemorating Tunnicliff on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 10 a.m. to noon in Upper Baldwin Hall. The event is open to all. Read more
Nursing Affiliation with Oakland University
Nursing is a much sought-after profession, and the nursing program admission process is highly competitive. In order to help our students enter this dynamic healthcare career, Albion College and Oakland University have formed a partnership for students committed to this profession.
This partnership will allow Albion students who wish to pursue nursing to have the excellent liberal arts education that Albion provides along with the ability to become a registered nurse about a year after graduation. Albion students take a series of prerequisite courses, each requiring specific grades, and take three nursing courses at Oakland University. These courses are available on-line and most students take them during summer break. Students are still eligible to complete a major of their own choosing.
Students will also complete an application to Oakland University's program, along with a personal interview. And since Oakland University has three start times during the year, there is flexibility as to when the student begins the program. Once there, students take 12 calendar months worth of nursing courses and participate in clinical experiences. The student will then graduate from Oakland University with a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree and is eligible to sit for the NCLEX exam.
Albion Courses to complete:
- Biology 195, 210, 314, 341 and 332
- Chemistry 121, 123 and 211
- Math 125 or 141
- Psychology 101 and 251
- Any Philosophy course
Please see the Institute for Healthcare Professions for more information on this program, along with the grade requirements and other advising information.
Emily Nolan, named Gerstacker Institute director in July 2011, brings substantial experience in global business and higher education to Albion College.
Nolan comes to Albion from Whirlpool Corp., where she served as global category manager in the food prep and cooking categories. In addition to creating and executing a strategic plan for the division, she led new product development and growth in sales in several small-appliance categories.
After receiving her M.B.A. from Wake Forest University's Babcock Graduate School of Management in 2005, she and her family settled in Michigan, where she joined Kellogg Co. as associate brand manager and was involved in marketing initiatives for several breakfast cereal products.
Nolan got her start in the food industry in New York, managing the Betty Crocker, Weight Watchers, and For Dummies cookbook series for Macmillan. She authored Baking for Dummies and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Baking, offering public relations promotions, interviews, and demonstrations.
A participant in the Wharton Business School's post-baccalaureate program in 2002, she took a break from the food industry to serve as director of public relations in the University of Pennsylvania's undergraduate admissions office from 2000 to 2003. Nolan earned her bachelor's degree from Guilford College in 1992.
Associate Director, Gerald R. Ford Institute
for Leadership in Public Policy and Service
B.A., 2004, Albion College
M.Ed., 2006, Chestnut Hill College
Appointed Associate Director of the Ford Institute in 2011.
Office: 201A Robinson Hall
Ford Institute courses taught:
- Introduction to Public Policy (PBSV 101)
- Senior Colloquium (PBSV 397)
Eddie Visco, '04, graduated from Albion College majoring in political science and speech/communication. He also graduated with a concentration in the Ford Institute. Upon graduation, Eddie joined Teach for America and taught seventh-grade English and American history in Philadelphia. During this time he earned his Masters of Education from Chestnut Hill College. After his commitment ended he returned to Michigan and worked on the campaign of Mark Schauer for Congress, serving as his traveling assistant. Following the election victory, Eddie worked in Congressman Schauer's district office in Jackson as his Constituent Services Representative.