From Sydney, the biology major writes, "Day three of my internship: Euthanizing a pigeon with a broken wing. What did I sign up for and why are they trusting me with this experienced task? A week earlier, I jumped out of a plane over the Great Barrier Reef. Sitting on the edge of a plane and suddenly flying through the air at 10,000 feet is definitely something you do not experience every day."
Centered on Community
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
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"
Listen to the Town & Gown podcast series
The impressive community service projects completed by Briton student-athletes during the 2013-2014 academic year were noticed well beyond Albion. Athletic Director Matt Arend (far left) and Senior Associate Athletic Director Melissa Walton (left) were in Washington, D.C., January 17 as the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators recognized the College in three categories in an award ceremony at the 2015 NCAA Convention.
Albion College President Mauri Ditzler has announced the appointment of Robert Anderson, currently acting associate vice president and chief development officer for the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) in Ann Arbor, as vice president for alumni relations and development, effective February 23, 2015.
"During my time at Albion I have gained numerous research experiences, from an Albion College FURSCA project in Ireland to a summer fellowship at the University of Wisconsin and an internship at BASF," the senior chemistry and mathematics major writes. This past fall, the 2014-2015 Goldwater Scholar completed another internship, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. "I want to earn a doctorate in chemistry and this gives me another invaluable research experience with a national laboratory."
From a civil-rights leader's visit in January to summer campus construction projects to a special Inauguration weekend in September to an anniversary celebration of a national championship in December, a lot happened at Albion College in 2014. Off campus, alumni popped up often on our radar screens as well. With the usual disclaimer that it's impossible to capture everything in one list, we offer an A-to-Z glimpse at some Albion College highlights from 2014.
Wayne Bond, '10, will always be a Briton as an Albion College men's basketball alumnus. To children in Nepal, he's something more, after he delivered nearly 120 books and helped establish an English center during a self-funded trip that stretched from November 14 to December 1. "[Nepal] was a surreal experience," Bond says. "The kids are not walking around with electronic devices like here. There are 6-year-olds playing with rocks or running around playing tag. But these kids are happy. There's not a broken smile."
- Shaheen, '88, Proposes Downtown Hotel to Albion City Council
- Kirsch, '12, Markets Health Care in Africa Through Medical Start-up
- Intern, E&M Class Give Boost to New Albion Food Hub
- Albion's Perfect Season, Now for All Time
- Theatre Production to Compete in Kennedy Center Regional
- Vive la France: Another Albion Experience in Paris for Wood, '16
- College Doubles Up on Giving Tuesday
- E&M Chair Hooks Co-Authors Paper with Erdman, '14
- Theatre Class 'Cooks Up' Bicultural Thanksgiving
- Albion Professor Co-Creates Online Human Rights Resource