Albion College head swimming & diving coach Keith Havens, his wife, Sue, and sons Zaak, ’10, and Zane, ’12, were awarded Certificates of Merit from the American Red Cross and Certificates of Special Congressional Recognition from the United States Congress Dec. 17 for saving the lives of two people during a family vacation to Hawaii last June. Please see the Battle Creek Enquirer’s Web site for the full story.
Albion College assistant professor of English Danit Brown had her work featured on National Public Radio's special, "Hanukkah Lights 2009", an hour-long special of new literature for the holiday season. Brown's story ‘Rededication' tells of a devoted but weary mother finds new hope in a rebellious daughter's love. Brown is also the author of Ask for a Convertible, Washington Post Best Book of 2008, and winner of a 2009 American Book Award. Please see NPR's Web site for more information about the "Hanukkah Lights" program.
Student Volunteer Bureau Works to Lift Spirits Locally and Long Distance
Albion College's Student Volunteer Bureau helped to lift the spirits of 30 local families by delivering gift baskets which will be distributed by Albion Interfaith Ministries. The SVB will continue its good work in the new year as the group will travel to New Orleans during the first two weeks in January.
College Chaplain Reflects on Campus Holiday Traditions: Old and New
In a holiday-themed message for the Thinking Albion e-newsletter, Albion College chaplain Dan McQuown writes, "I often feel as if I am standing at the crossroads of the old and the new on Albion College’s campus. The Christian faith of our founders still resonates within hearts and souls. Over recent years, this faith has been joined by an incredible diversity of other faiths, spiritualities, traditions, and philosophies. Helping our campus celebrate this crossroads of beliefs has been one of my most important and joyful callings."