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pdf 2010-11 Newsletter   Volume III, No. 1

Sleight Leadership Fellows Program in Detroit


1/11 - 1/15/2011
  The Sleight Leadership Fellows Program headed east this year for "Leadership and the Re-emergence of Detroit."  This program provides an intense leadership skills enhancement experience for Albion College sophomores.  It consists of a five-day, in-residence program that immerses students in cutting edge leadership models and experiences through classwork, hands-on learning, and small work-group projects.  The Sleight Program provides a curricular component to leadership training at Albion College with specific intent of enhancing personal skills.  The benefit, however, reaches beyond the participants as Sleight Fellows share their skills with peers, both in and out of the classroom.  The theme of the Sleight Leadership Fellows Program reflects a different topic each year. 

Ford Career Night: Serving the People

3/16/2011  Representatives from law schools, health professional schools, seminaries and non-profits were on hand for the My Future Career Night program at Albion College.  They met with students in Upper Baldwin to talk about career and education opportunities in these fields.  Students could also learn about preparing for the Kaplan test while they networked with those in the areas of their interest.  This event was sponsored by the Ford Institute and Career and Internship Center.

The Sharon 'Zo' Gates Rees, '53 Fellowship for Women in Public Office

(Image courtesy Architect of the U.S. Capitol)

Through the generous support of Sharon Rees, a 1953 alumna of Albion College, we are proud to announce the annual Sharon "Zo" Gates Rees, '53 Fellowship for Women in Public Office. This program promotes the interest of women seeking elected office and makes available to them the knowledge of how to achieve their goals. To this end, the fellowship will support internships in the U.S. House or Senate that provide women students the experience to better understand the processes of becoming elected to and holding public office.

Applications are encouraged from Albion students who plan to intern in Washington, D.C., during the summer. One award in the amount of $1,000 is given annually following a competitive review of all proposals received. The Fellowship may be used to offset housing or other expenses associated with living in Washington, D.C., during the internship period.

Early in the spring semester of each year, an application will be available online to download. Applications may also be picked up at the Ford Institute office, located at 201 Robinson Hall.

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