Nick Cucinella spearheaded a drive that netted some 60 secondhand laptops for a nongovernmental organization serving children in Cambodia. "Most of these children have never been inside a car, let alone used a computer. The way to bridge the skills gap and prepare our students for meaningful employment is to empower them with technology," explains Cucinella, who is volunteering on-site in Siem Reap. "Teaching someone to fish allows them to survive; teaching a student to write code will allow her to thrive."
Conversation on Community
Richard Longworth, senior fellow of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and an expert on globalization's impact on the Midwest, spoke with WMUK in Kalamazoo leading up to his participation on the September 11 "Albion Tomorrow" panel discussion.
Albion alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends clearly believe in their College, sending a strong message of confidence through their level of monetary support in the last twelve months. The Annual Fund again exceeded its goal, surpassing the $1.7 million target set for fiscal year 2014, which concluded June 30.
White, who has held the same role at Spring Arbor University since 2007, will bring to Albion 14 years of higher education experience in finance and administration. His start date is September 8, and he represents the first executive appointment made by new Albion College President Mauri Ditzler.
A cache of photographic negatives, overlooked for almost a century, was brought to light this summer by Audrey DeGroot, '16. Learning two historic printing techniques, DeGroot produced a gallery exhibit that will be on display in the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center on Thursday, July 17, and then at Albion's Gardner House Museum through the 2014-15 academic year.
Albion College’s Facilities Operations staff has set an ambitious schedule for construction projects this summer. The most visible project, the construction of a boulevard on Hannah Street, and the repaving of sections of Mingo, Perry, and Ingham streets, started the last week of June. On the quad, the entrances to Kresge Gymnasium and Olin Hall are receiving upgrades, and the quad area in front of Kresge is being elevated.
"Teaching lacrosse was a great way to teach English," said Victoria Della Pia, '16, one of four education students who recently did an international practicum in Costa Rica. "Through acting out the lacrosse terms, the students began to understand the English verbs and words. It was a great and fun way to teach two new ideas."
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