The Philadelphia Center Names Gretchen Mielke Executive Director

Gretchen Mielke, executive director of The Philadelphia Center

Gretchen Mielke, executive director of The Philadelphia Center
With more than a decade of experience in the areas of experiential learning, local-to-global partnerships and student development, Gretchen Mielke has been named the new executive director of The Philadelphia Center. The residential student internship program has been affiliated with the Great Lakes Colleges Association for more than 50 years; Albion College has been the Center’s facilitator since 2017.

Student Success at the Core of Albion College’s $1.3 Million TRIO/SSS Grant

An Albion College student studies in a hammock on the Quad.

An Albion College student studies in a hammock on the Quad.
In another step toward providing students an opportunity to thrive in a liberal arts environment, Albion College has been awarded a five-year, nationally competitive U.S. Department of Education/TRIO Student Support Services grant totaling more than $1.3 million. In that time period, the grant—which aligns directly with Albion’s shared commitment to purpose, belonging and action—will support 140 students annually who are from low-income or first-generation backgrounds or have disabilities.

Albion Grieves Loss of Physics Professor Dave Seely

Dave Seely

Dave Seely in a 2012 photo. Seely was a professor in the Albion College Physics Department from 1992-2020.
Dave Seely, professor of physics, passed away in his Albion home September 3, two weeks shy of his 62nd birthday. An active member of the Albion College faculty from 1992 until the fall of 2019, Seely's tenure was distinguished for his remarkable devotion to his students, colleagues, department and college.

No Curtain but Quite a Stage: Between the Lines of Albion’s Fall Play

Albion students rehearse for Detroit '67.

Albion theatre students in rehearsal for Detroit '67.
Detroit ’67
is scheduled to run September 18-20 as an outdoor production on the front steps of Kresge Gymnasium. From the cast members to the audience on the Quad, social distancing will be in effect. So will a certain Briton determination and pride.

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