Albion Mourns Loss of Psychology Professor Emeritus Phil Hostetler

Phil Hostetler

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Albion College psychology professor emeritus John Philip Hostetler passed away December 15 in Albion, at the age of 86. An Indiana native who received his undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees from Purdue University, Hostetler moved north in 1964 to spend his 35-year teaching career at Albion College.

For Nicky McCann, '20, One Class Opens a New World in Politics

Nicky McCann, '20

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Nicky McCann, '20, admits to not caring much for politics before enrolling at Albion College. But for the swimmer who was an MIAA finalist in the backstroke and sprint freestyle this year, one class titled “Democratic Transitions” taught by Professor Carrie Booth Walling, helped change her view. And with a nudge from Albion faculty who bring current events into the courses, McCann has continued to build on the foundation from that seminal class.

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For Psychology Major Griselda Iñiguez, '19, a Resolute Ride at Albion

Griselda Iñiguez, '19

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Griselda Iñiguez, '19, figured out early on that hard work and determination were the keys to success. Now, as a senior at Albion College, she has learned those lessons and more, both as a psychology major and as a member of the equestrian team. "I'm a lot more independent," she says.

Saving Lives One Sniff at a Time: Albion Alumnae Train 'HeroRats'

Kate Sears Webb, '16, and Cindy Cardwell Fast, '08

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Moving to Tanzania, Cindy (Cardwell) Fast, '08, expected to see a lot of new sights—but one related to her expertise was especially surprising. "At our land mine training center, every single rat developed this behavior of trotting behind their trainer without any signaling or harnesses attached," marvels Fast (on right in photo, alongside colleague Kate Sears Webb, '16). "The rats aren't trained to do this and are literally free to go wherever they want, but they choose to scurry along behind their trainer."

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