The Boundary Crossings program, in which junior-year Albion College students pursuing a teaching career conceive, plan, and teach interdisciplinary subject units to Albion public-school students, received a $15,000 grant to extend the initiative to Marshall High School. Following Albion Public Schools' transition to a K-8 district, the funding allows the successful nine-year-old program to continue to impact the city's high-school-age students.
Miriam Winter, a child survivor of the Holocaust in Poland who received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Albion College at 2009 Commencement, passed away July 19. "She inspired many at Albion College to think and feel deeply as well as act effectively in defense of those values that make for a humane society," history professor Geoffrey Cocks said.
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."
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.
- Summer Campus Construction Projects Well Under Way
- Education Students Experience Costa Rica Through Practicum
- Honors Students Explore the Western Front
- McWhirter Book Considers 'Agenda' for Luke, Acts
- Wes Dick: Fifty Years After Freedom Summer
- Donna Randall to Lead Cancer Prevention Institute of California
- E&M Professor Emeritus Dan Christiansen Reflects on Career
- New Pre-Health Maymester Gives Students Valuable Experience
- Albion College Joins Kalamazoo Promise Group of Eligible Schools
- Wilson, '77, and Strite, '14, to Join College Board of Trustees