News Archive

Amy Menken Nobile


Albion inspired Amy.

As soon as Amy stepped on campus, she felt like she was finally where she belonged. In her public speaking and creative writing classes, she learned the value of creativity—her original thoughts were always encouraged, appreciated, and celebrated. Through the New York Arts Program, she interned with The Late Show with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live. Thanks to these experiences, she was convinced that she could successfully express her creativity in a writing career.

Along with her friend and writing partner Trisha Ashworth, Amy is the author of I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids, I’d Trade My Husband for a Housekeeper, and Dirty Little Secrets from Otherwise Perfect Moms, and she has two more books in the works. In addition, two of her books are currently being developed into television shows. Together, she and Trisha have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, Today, and Rachael Ray. It’s a path that began at Albion, and it’s taking Amy places she never imagined.

Albion allows you to find out who you are and where you’re supposed to be.

Take It Further: Visit Amy's blog; Communication Studies Department, English

Moose Scheib


Albion prepared Moose.

As an economics and management major with plans to continue to law school, Moose found Albion to be the perfect stepping-stone between high school and the real world. Both nurturing and challenging, Albion gave him exposure to many different experiences and an open path to explore each of them. But it was in a business ethics course that he first discovered his entrepreneurial spirit.

After graduating from Columbia University’s Law School, Moose founded LoanMod.com, a foreclosure-prevention firm. He attributes much of his success to the impressive collection of peers, mentors, and advocates he’s found in the Albion alumni network. Case in point: when Forbes magazine wanted to profile Moose, he knew exactly who to call—former Newsweek editor-in-chief and Albion grad Rick Smith, '68, who told him everything he needed to know about giving a great interview.

Albion helped me find myself and my purpose, and I became a leader in the process.

Take It Further: Moose featured on PBS; Economics and Management, Gerstacker Institute

Doug Parker


Albion inspired Doug.

At a time when computer programming was just becoming a popular career choice, Doug studied computer science. But it was in a microeconomics class—taken as part of his core liberal arts studies—that he saw how his math skills could have real-world value, as well as incredible financial rewards.

An airline industry leader for more than two decades, Doug recently became chief executive officer of American Airlines Group, the world's largest carrier following the merger of American and US Airways. At Albion, he gained a fundamental understanding of how economies work, and he chose an industry where his business management studies could be put to good use. He relies on this background every day as he continues to shape the future of commercial aviation.

I was drawn to Albion for sports, but it was the liberal arts education that made all the difference.

Take It Further: Profile on Doug in Io Triumphe! magazine; Doug interviewed on NPR; Doug featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer; Economics and Management, Gerstacker Institute

Mallory Brown


Albion inspired Mallory.

Mallory began pursuing event planning by working on Albion’s Union Board, but it was through the study-abroad program and her experiences in the Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management that she found her true calling. She studied in Paris, added a major in French, and lived in the foreign language house. She knew there must be a way to combine all of these interests into a career.

Now, as the owner of World Clothes Line, Mallory brings together her love for international travel with her experience in business while giving back and helping others. For every item of clothing that she sells, her company donates a similar item to a needy person in Peru, Indonesia, Africa, or the U.S. She plans to expand her operations to other countries as she continues to travel and as her business grows.

Albion allowed me to discover what I truly loved and gave me the confidence to pursue it.

Take It Further: Mallory's Africa trip, Mallory's Gerstacker experience, Economics and Management, French, Modern Languages and Cultures

More Articles ...