Letter from Washington: Nick Panourgias, '17, on His Senate Internship

Nick Panourgias (right) with U.S. Senator Gary Peters of Michigan.
"Working in Senator Gary Peters' office in Washington, D.C., has given me quite a few odd stories," writes Nick Panourgias, '17, about his fall-semester Ford Institute internship. "My favorite happened just two weeks into my internship. I lost my cell phone going to a briefing on the tram that connects Senate buildings. When the car I was riding in came back, Senator Barbara Boxer was in it."

Tunnicliff Fellow Roeder, '17, Discusses Her Jordan Journey

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Sydney Roeder, '17, was able to tap into her passion for the Middle East thanks to the Kim Tunnicliff Endowment and studied for an academic year in Jordan. While there, she began learning Arabic and helped develop projects like a model farm and hiking trails. She recently made a campus presentation of her work and made it clear her job has just begun.

Langston, '18, Makes Tracks with Race4Autism Internship

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"When I first heard that there was a 16-year-old autistic race car driver, I was amazed," says Queana Langston, '18, whose recent Ford Institute internship was inspired by the story of driver Armani Williams. Langston first learned about Williams and the Race4Autism Foundation through her uncle, who was hired to shoot a documentary about the nonprofit. "I wanted to work there out of the goodness of my heart," Langston says, realizing later that an internship would both benefit her Albion studies and allow her to apply certain skills on behalf of the foundation's goals.

Students Gain Valuable Insights at National Leadership Conference

Albion College Ford Institute students at 2016 NCCWSL.
Six Albion College students and one staff member attended the recent National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), hosted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) at the University of Maryland, College Park. The three-day conference June 2-4 included keynote speakers, personal development workshops, a Women of Distinction awards ceremony, career and graduate school fairs, and an evening to explore Washington, D.C.

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