The New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC) and United Social Services, Inc. (USS) has named its first public service award in honor of Albion alumna Phyllis Harrison-Ross, '56 (left). Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins will be its inaugural recipient at an April 3 benefit that will include tributes from NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, New York Yankees President Randy Levine and National Medal of Arts recipient Harry Belafonte, Jr.
Centered on Community
Starting in Fall 2015, Albion College will annually offer four-year tuition, room, and board to as many as 10 first-year students who are Albion residents and attended Albion Public Schools in grades 6-8. Read more
President Ditzler talks about the initiative on WBCK-FM
Reopening the Bohm: Read about a landmark internship for Andrea Walles, '15
Albion College's Sister City efforts earn a national award
Watch an expert panel discuss "Albion Tomorrow"
Albion alumnus Dave Camp, currently serving his 12th term as a Michigan congressman, announced earlier this week that he will not seek re-election this fall. Since 2011, the Midland native has served as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, traditionally considered among the most powerful positions in Washington.
Chemistry and mathematics major Stephanie Sanders, ’15, was recently awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for Excellence in Education for the 2014-15 academic year. She is one of 286 science, mathematics and engineering students selected from among 1,166 applicants nationally and one of just six from Michigan.
One important lesson Sara Sample, '15, learned in France was the importance of history to 21st-century sustainability. "We went out with landscape scientists to look at the landscapes and guess why things were where they were," Sample recalled. "For instance, we looked at an old hunting ground that had high hedges and saw that the hedges were there because of the pheasant hunting that used to go on in these places."
As a middle-school student, history and English education major Logan Woods randomly chose the country of Romania for a social studies project. It's the kind of story that warms a teacher's heart: From that assignment, Woods gained an abiding interest in the country. Now, as the recipient of a 2014-15 Fulbright Student Award, Woods will spend nine months in Romania, teaching English in a school setting.
Spending a portion of the break between fall and spring semester in Honduras with Global Medical Brigades each of the last three years has given Alex Yaw the perspective to overcome the most difficult day. The second baseman for the Albion College softball team is quick to say she wouldn’t be happy if she didn’t produce a base hit in a doubleheader, but the conditions she has witnessed while working to provide health care and development assistance to poor communities in Central America are enough to cure any negative feelings.
- After 10 Years of Service, Frandsen to Leave Albion on July 1
- History Professor Sacks Quoted in NY Times
- Bon Appétit CEO Bauccio to Speak at 2014 Albion Commencement
- Sister City Committee Honors Founder
- Alumna, Suffragist Anna Howard Shaw Gets Her Day in New Book
- E&M Emeritus Maurice Branch Passes Away
- College Wins 2014 Simon Award for International Initiative
- Moon, '13, Cracks Yankees' Athletic Training Lineup
- On 'Anna Howard Shaw Day,' a Birthday Story
- Shanton, Albion Connect with Costa Rican Graduate Students