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Hancock, '18, Explores Germany, Soccer in First Months at Albion

Albion College student Molly Hancock, '18, in Germany
Molly Hancock could have enrolled at Albion College, in her words, as a “a non-athletic regular person.” The first-year student from Midland didn't play soccer her senior year in high school, but she decided to pursue it again after her spring Albion orientation, and she has scored three goals while starting in eight of the Britons' first 13 matches. Her overall goal is medical school, but the biochemistry major and Spanish minor already fulfilled another one—international travel—through her First-Year Seminar's trip to Frankfurt and Heidelberg, Germany, during fall break.


Stabenow Chief of Staff Bill Sweeney, '98, Visits Ford Institute to Talk Partisanship

Bill Sweeney, '98
Alumnus Bill Sweeney, '98, chief of staff for U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, will discuss partisanship in Washginton, D.C., on Wednesday, October 29, at 7 p.m. in Albion College's Bobbitt Visual Arts Center, as a guest of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service.

Albion College Receives Grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Robinson Hall
Creating hands-on learning experiences in the arts and humanities will be the centerpiece of a new program at Albion College, funded by a $100,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced in September.“This important grant recognizes the exciting potential within our arts and humanities departments ... and it acknowledges the fine work that the faculty are already doing,” said President Mauri Ditzler. “It also underscores the vitality of Albion’s academic programs ... and the respect they have earned in the higher education community.”

McKoy, '16, Featured in NCAA Champion Magazine

Mikal McKoy, '16"Personifying persistence and purpose" would be a good way to describe Mikal McKoy's Albion experience. The junior psychological science major, a two-sport student-athlete in football and men's track, missed a semester due to finances. During that time, he was shaken by the death of his best friend and former high school teammate. Since then, McKoy has returned to Albion and embraced campus leadership opportunities: he's a resident assistant, a director for the Black Student Alliance, and he was a speaker at President Ditzler's inauguration. He's also moved up the wide receiver depth chart and ran a leg as part of a conference-champion relay team.

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