Academics

Nicole Wood a Natural Fit as Whitehouse Nature Center's New Director

Nicole Wood, director, Whitehouse Nature Center, Albion College

Nicole Wood, director, Whitehouse Nature Center, Albion College
There is something about the natural world that has always spoken to Nicole Wood. So when the opportunity arose to become director of the Whitehouse Nature Center, she jumped at the opportunity. Now she wants the center, tucked away just off campus, to find a new identity.

A Trail Tale: Recent Grads Prepare for Future With Unforgettable Trip

Chris Derian, '17, and Jack Griffin, '17, on the Appalachian Trail.

Chris Derian, '17, and Jack Griffin, '17, on the Appalachian Trail.

Not quite ready to face the job market, two friends decide to hike the length of the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail and along the way discover much about each other, themselves and the world around them. Says one: it was a "life-changing experience."

Astronaut Josh Cassada, '95, to Pilot Mission to International Space Station

Josh Cassada, Albion College Class of 1995

Josh Cassada, Albion College Class of 1995
Astronaut Josh Cassada, an Albion College Class of 1995 alumnus, will fly the first mission of a Boeing-manufactured commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station, NASA announced today. It will be Cassada's first spaceflight after his selection by NASA as part of its 2013 astronaut class. The Navy commander and test pilot has accumulated more than 3,500 flight hours in more than 40 aircraft.

Coral, Conch and College Credit: Annika Markovich, ’19, Studies in Turks and Caicos

Annika Markovich, '19

Annika Markovich, 19
To paraphrase an old saying, Annika Markovich’s summer is water to drink—but that’s about it. “We get only one freshwater shower a week and there are no laundry machines, so everything is washed with salt water from the ocean," the senior biology major says. "It was a large adjustment, but I got used to it. It is just a very different lifestyle than the one we live in the States.”

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