Albion College's Ford Institute was hopping June 14-20 as staffers organized a visit by 120 members of Knox Presbyterian Church from Naperville, Illinois. The church, which has a College connection via the Ford Institute, chose the Albion community as its annual mission trip destination.
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
Elizabeth Schultheiss, executive director of the Albion Community Foundation, appeared on the June 24 edition of "The Prosperity Agenda," a monthly program produced by the Michigan Municipal League that airs on WJR 760 AM in Detroit. Schultheiss, who also serves as board chair for the Friends of the Bohm Theatre, talked about the Bohm's restoration—which recently earned a Governor's Award for Historic Preservation—and what it means for the entire Albion community with Dan Gilmartin, executive director and CEO of the Michigan Municipal League, and John Gallagher of the Detroit Free Press.
Olivia Potoczak graduated from Albion last month as an English major and a geology minor—and with a passion for writing about environmental issues. Her particular interest in sparking an informed conversation about climate change among Millennials grew into something rather substantial, as her blog, The Climate Pickle, evolved over the course of the academic year into a full-fledged senior thesis.
Stephanie Thurner, '17, hopes to become a marine biologist in the future, and this summer she is taking charge of the path to reach that goal. The biology and mathematics major from Caledonia, Michigan—and the top middle hitter on the Albion volleyball team—is studying parental provisioning and post-fledgling behavior in house wrens with professors Dale Kennedy and Doug White. "This is my research with them guiding me," Thurner says. "Students don't get the opportunity to choose and pick research at big universities."
Albion College Kinesiology Department members Bob and Carol Moss made a little history earlier this month by being the first husband-and-wife duo to be inducted into the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society Hall of Fame. They represent only the 27th and 28th inductees in the organization’s 25-year history.
Coming to Albion as a visiting Fulbright scholar, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA) professor Susana Murillo was delighted by a truly unique experience: playing in the College’s Jazz Ensemble all year. "We played at Cascarelli's, Goodrich Chapel and the Hillsdale-Albion Jazz Festival, and I don't think they expected to see their Fulbright scholar doing that.”
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