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Miss Indiana USA Mekayla Diehl, ’11, Prepares for Big Stage

Mekayla Diehl, '11
If the six months since Mekayla Diehl, ’11, was crowned Miss Indiana USA have been a whirlwind, she can only imagine what her lifestyle will be like if she successfully completes her quest of becoming the first Native American and Hoosier to be proclaimed Miss USA. The Albion communications studies graduate will vie for the crown live on NBC, Sunday, June 8, from 8-11 p.m. ET.

For Leapheart, '15, Internship in Midland Changes Hometown View

Jamaris Leapheart, '15
"There is no such thing as a 'typical day' at the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce," writes Jamaris Leapheart, '15, who recently completed a fall-semester internship at the Chamber. "During my internship here, I have done data entry, solicitation for a charity fundraiser, given presentations to schools about community service, made and sent thank-you cards, folded programs, and made name badges and gift bags."

Miller, '14, Reflects on Semester in New York Arts Program

Kurt Miller
Kurt Miller, ’14, has aspirations of a career in sports broadcasting when he graduates from Albion College next spring. To help achieve that goal, the Ann Arbor native participated in an internship in New York City during the 2013 spring semester.

Riley, '15, Spends Year Away from Albion to Help Friend After Paralyzing Injury

On July 27, 2011, Kevin Riley, an Albion College junior lacrosse player from Trumbull, Conn., was spending a relaxing summer day with one of his best friends, Chris O’Brien. They became friends in sixth grade, eventually spending every summer day together despite the fact that they attended rival high schools. On this particular day, they headed to Block Island, R.I., to savor a day on the beach.

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