Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell, '71, has been named to President Obama's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. Heartwell is one of just 26 task force members and the only Michigander in the group.
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.
Travis Trombley, '14, will be rewarded for his dedication to community journalism January 31 when he receives a Michigan Press Association Foundation Community Journalism Scholarship. Trombley, who has written a wide range of stories for The Pleiad, the College's weekly student newspaper, says, "Feature writing, in essence, is community writing. ... Community journalism is something I don’t mind spending extra time on. I’m doing my job when I’m reporting, and I love that."
"There is no such thing as a 'typical day' at the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce," writes Jamaris Leapheart, '15, who recently completed a fall-semester internship at the Chamber. "During my internship here, I have done data entry, solicitation for a charity fundraiser, given presentations to schools about community service, made and sent thank-you cards, folded programs, and made name badges and gift bags."
A pair of Albion alumni have begun 2014 at the top of their game. Bill Sweeney, '98, became chief of staff for Michigan U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow on January 1, and Sarah McNitt, '02, became the champion on the popular TV game show Jeopardy! on January 14.
A 10-day trip to Oahu and Hilo gives first-year students a firsthand experience with the culture, history and geography they studied all fall semester in Education professor Suellyn Henke's first-year seminar, Mauka and Makai.
"Studying at the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain, I walk past the Guggenheim Museum every day, as well as other beautiful buildings and outdoor artwork," the senior Spanish major writes. "I go places only a local can show me, and with living in nearby Getxo, I'm able to get to know two cities. I'm so thankful for this experience."
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- CIC NetVUE Grant to Support Student Career Exploration
- Ingalls, '14, Connects Leadership Skills, Physical Activity
- Education Think Tank Selects Baker
- Alumni in the News: Doug Parker, '84; John Vournakis, '61
- WWII Veterans Bring Past to Present for History Students
- Remembering Nelson Mandela
- Hagerman Book Links Education, Empire
- College Exceeds Giving Tuesday Donor Goal