Celebrating alumni at the top of their fields, along with those on the brink of great success, Albion College's 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award and Young Alumni Award recipients met on campus April 24. The first-ever combined awards ceremony gathered a wide range of alumni, faculty, staff and students reflecting on the diverse paths taken by Albion graduates.
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Albion College offers 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. Learn about the Build Albion Fellows Program
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Virologist Nathan Wolfe's fascinating peek into the microbial world, with its corresponding benefits and catastrophes for humans, capped Albion College's 26th annual Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium on April 23. An internationally respected researcher who invented his field of "viral forecasting," Wolfe captivated the crowd in Goodrich Chapel with his work monitoring pathogen outbreaks in order to prevent pandemic infections.
Albion College is pleased to introduce its first class of Build Albion Fellows, a group of seven current high school seniors residing in the local school district who will receive four-year tuition, room and board from the College, and who will bring to the campus a diverse and exciting array of passions and career interests.
Just in time for Earth Day, Albion College was named to The Princeton Review's Guide to 353 Green Colleges for 2015. An environmental studies academic requirement, showers for cyclists, locally grown produce in the dining hall and low-energy lighting were among many campus-wide initiatives that placed Albion on the list.
Jack Wyman (left) is balancing an academic path toward a business major, an athletic path as a notable contributor on the Albion baseball team, and a service path through his commitment to the Reserve Officer Training Program at Western Michigan University, 50 miles away. "Jack has a confidence and an ability to relate with teammates that makes him a leader in his own right," says Briton baseball head coach Scott Carden about the first-year first baseman and pitcher from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. No wonder his teammates are calling him Captain America.
First-year student Matt Kribs (left) is a violinist and plans to major in music performance, but part of his early Albion experience has included looking at lunar samples direct from NASA as part of a planetary astronomy class. "It's not every day you get to look at samples from the moon, from the Apollo spacecraft," said Kribs, who is also a member of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service and the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program.
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- Video: Cassada, '95, on His Astronaut Candidate Experience So Far
- Albion Partners in Hybrid Learning Project Funded by Teagle Foundation
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- Fulbright Recipient Saltzman Departs for South Korea