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.
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.
"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."
As the year closes, the Marketing and Communications team offers a review of some of the College's major stories in 2013.
Brad Melpolder, '14, an economics and management major who is concentrating in the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management, reflects on the practical experiences he has gained to make him a marketable candidate when he pursues management jobs in the manufacturing industry after graduation. He has balanced these activities with the considerable investment of time and energy it takes to be a top performer in the swimming pool.
Thanks to a recent NetVUE grant from the Council of Independent Colleges, students at Albion College will now have even more support and opportunities to explore their values and seek meaningful life work. Albion is a founding member of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) and has received a program development grant of $50,000, one of only 36 grants awarded this year.
Jalyn Ingalls created an individualized major at Albion College to merge her interests in management and kinesiology. Now in her senior year, the Ellsworth, Mich., native is bringing the academic disciplines together as the research for her thesis examines whether she can develop leaders with the combination of small group training and practical experience. “The question is what it’s going to take to get kids to be physically active,” Ingalls said.
- 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
- Michalec, '15, Is on the Books with Phillies Internship
- Seeing (Nano)Stars to Fight Disease: Carlos Matti's Internship
- Ditzler Receives a Dynamic Albion Welcome
- Dr. Mauri Ditzler Named 16th Albion College President