Glenn, '15, Works to Improve Living Conditions in Appalachia
Albion junior biology major Ashley Glenn spent the summer working to improve living conditions in an economically challenged part of Fayette County, W.Va., as a staffer for the Appalachia Service Project. “The problem is that I can't explain the magnitude of the poverty,” Glenn says. “By the end of the workday I was so emotionally drained from seeing all the problems that we needed to solve, that these families and children have been living [with] their whole lives.”
Josh Phillips completed two comebacks during his career with the Albion College football program. While his goal of returning to win a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship with the Britons didn’t materialize, Phillips graduated at the end of the fall semester with a fulfilling student-athlete experience that taught him valuable communication skills and produced lifelong relationships.
Ethan Brock likens the cancer biology research he’s been doing this summer to the process of assembling the pieces of a puzzle. Sponsored jointly by Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State’s Cancer Biology Graduate Program, Brock’s summer research fellowship has introduced him to cutting-edge research in this field. He acknowledges that even though great progress has been made in our understanding of cancer we still have much to learn.
This rising senior at Albion College explains that his younger brother has inspired him to make discoveries that will improve people’s quality of life.
Cloutier took two trips during Albion’s recent break between semesters. The first was a weeklong December journey to Honduras with a group from Global Medical Brigades where she worked in a temporary clinic that saw more than 450 patients in three days. Her second weeklong experience was closer to home as she got an intensive look at revitalization efforts in Detroit along with 19 other Albion students in the Sleight Leadership Program.