Message of Solidarity to Sister Cities in France

On Friday, July 15, the following message was sent by Albion College professor of French Dianne Guenin-Lelle on behalf of the City of Albion Sister City Committee to friends in the communities of Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly, France, after the tragic event in Nice on Thursday, July 14.

Nos amis chéris,

Nous sommes avec vous dans ce moment si tragique, si triste, et nous restons en solidarité avec les valeurs de la république. L'humanite nous lie les uns aux autres, et nous sommes encore plus liés avec vous comme des soeurs et des frères car en fait nous sommes une seule grande famille malgré cet océan qui paraît nous séparer.

Nous vous embrassons très, très fort,

Dianne pour le Sister City Committee

Natalie Anderson, '16, Receives Fulbright Award

Natalie Anderson, '16
During her first year on campus, Albion College's impressive string of Fulbright recipients inspired Natalie Anderson, '16, to pursue her own award. And now, Anderson is joining that list with the recent announcement of her Fulbright U.S. Student Award for 2016-17. "Honestly, I cried with happiness when I found out," said Anderson, who will spend nine months in Mexico as an English instructor. "I have wanted this award for three years, and for it to finally be a reality was overwhelming."

Britton, '17, Wins Statewide Award for Study in France

Megan Britton
In a statewide competition, Megan Britton, '17, was one of just two recipients of a study-abroad scholarship from the French-American Chamber of Commerce, Michigan (FACCM). The award supports Britton's current semester at the Université Stendhal-Grenoble.

Kirsch, '12, Markets Health Care in Africa Through Medical Start-up

Katie Kirsch, '12
While Ebola may be consuming Americans' attention regarding health crises in Africa, Katie Kirsch, '12, is working to solve less dramatic but equally critical needs. Kirsch is one of three twentysomething women who together formed Sisu Global Health, a Grand Rapids-based medical device developer and manufacturer focused on an African market. The company recently received a $250,000 USAID grant to further its operations in Ghana.

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