Molly Hancock could have enrolled at Albion College, in her words, as a “a non-athletic regular person.” The first-year student from Midland didn't play soccer her senior year in high school, but she decided to pursue it again after her spring Albion orientation, and she has scored three goals while starting in eight of the Britons' first 13 matches. Her overall goal is medical school, but the biochemistry major and Spanish minor already fulfilled another one—international travel—through her First-Year Seminar's trip to Frankfurt and Heidelberg, Germany, during fall break.
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.
Io Triumphe! was the Best Alumni/Institution Magazine Silver Award winner among small colleges in the 2014 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District V "Pride of CASE V" awards. This honor marks the third consecutive year Albion College publications have been recognized for design excellence by CASE V, the pre-eminent professional organization for higher education advancement professionals in the Midwest.
Albion College's commitment to serving its community has been nationally recognized on several occasions in recent years, and this year it enjoys that distinction once again. Earlier this month, Albion was among only 98 colleges and universities honored by the U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for National and Community Service for their leadership in developing programs in interfaith/community service.
Creating hands-on learning experiences in the arts and humanities will be the centerpiece of a new program at Albion College, funded by a $100,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced in September.“This important grant recognizes the exciting potential within our arts and humanities departments ... and it acknowledges the fine work that the faculty are already doing,” said President Mauri Ditzler. “It also underscores the vitality of Albion’s academic programs ... and the respect they have earned in the higher education community.”
"Personifying persistence and purpose" would be a good way to describe Mikal McKoy's Albion experience. The junior psychological science major, a two-sport student-athlete in football and men's track, missed a semester due to finances. During that time, he was shaken by the death of his best friend and former high school teammate. Since then, McKoy has returned to Albion and embraced campus leadership opportunities: he's a resident assistant, a director for the Black Student Alliance, and he was a speaker at President Ditzler's inauguration. He's also moved up the wide receiver depth chart and ran a leg as part of a conference-champion relay team.
Internships usually provide knowledge and new skills; some lead to permanent employment. For Andrea Walles, ’15, her experience went further: she landed a seat on the board of directors. “I’ve been appointed to a three-year term, even though I’m graduating in a year,” says Walles, who spent last spring semester working with Albion’s Friends of the Bohm Theatre. The internship, offered through the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, was made possible by the Class of 1960 Albion Community Intern Endowment.
- Studies, Work, Football: Jakubik, '14, Has It Covered
- High School Vocalists Gather for Albion College's Choral Fest
- For Schubert, '15, Classic-Car Insurer Ensures Career Path
- Rock-Solid Gold: Albion Geology Celebrates 50 Years
- Shenstone, Beyer, Chytilo Embark on 'Explorations in Clay'
- Restored President's Home Renews Historic Link to Community
- Lauren Daniels, '16, Designs New Art for President's Home
- Myers, '15, Explores Health-Care Innovation at MidMichigan Health
- For Samson, '15, Career Options Run Wide After Green-Tech Project
- Class of 1960 Intern Is Positive About Albion's Potential