Pre-Vet View: Darby Williams, '16, on Her Sydney Semester

Darby Williams, '16
From Sydney, the biology major writes, "Day three of my internship: Euthanizing a pigeon with a broken wing. What did I sign up for and why are they trusting me with this experienced task? A week earlier, I jumped out of a plane over the Great Barrier Reef. Sitting on the edge of a plane and suddenly flying through the air at 10,000 feet is definitely something you do not experience every day."

Sanders, '15, Wraps Undergraduate Research Career at Oak Ridge

Stephanie Sanders, '15
"During my time at Albion I have gained numerous research experiences, from an Albion College FURSCA project in Ireland to a summer fellowship at the University of Wisconsin and an internship at BASF," the senior chemistry and mathematics major writes. This past fall, the 2014-2015 Goldwater Scholar completed another internship, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. "I want to earn a doctorate in chemistry and this gives me another invaluable research experience with a national laboratory." 

Bond, '10, Reflects on Impactful Nepal Trip

Wayne Bond, '10 (second from right), with children in Nepal
Wayne Bond, '10, will always be a Briton as an Albion College men's basketball alumnus. To children in Nepal, he's something more, after he delivered nearly 120 books and helped establish an English center during a self-funded trip that stretched from November 14 to December 1. "[Nepal] was a surreal experience," Bond says. "The kids are not walking around with electronic devices like here. There are 6-year-olds playing with rocks or running around playing tag. But these kids are happy. There's not a broken smile."


Kirsch, '12, Markets Health Care in Africa Through Medical Start-up

Katie Kirsch, '12
While Ebola may be consuming Americans' attention regarding health crises in Africa, Katie Kirsch, '12, is working to solve less dramatic but equally critical needs. Kirsch is one of three twentysomething women who together formed Sisu Global Health, a Grand Rapids-based medical device developer and manufacturer focused on an African market. The company recently received a $250,000 USAID grant to further its operations in Ghana.

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