From space research to market research, city planning, pediatric medicine and mathematics education, Albion College's 2014 Young Alumni Award recipients represent diverse fields of endeavor open to Albion graduates. A ceremony to honor this year's awardees takes place Saturday, April 26.
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.
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.
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- 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
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