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For Samson, '15, Career Options Run Wide After Green-Tech Project

Michelle Samson, '15
As an Albion College senior cross country runner, Michelle Samson is used to taking a few turns on the course en route to the finish line. Thanks to her work this summer on a nanontechnology project addressing water filtrationsponsored by chemistry professor Kevin Metz and the College's Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activitythe biochemistry major from Allen Park may have altered the course of her career as well.


Albion College Piano Festival 2014

November 5-9

Adjudicated by Kevin Chance and Edmund Battersby

Opening recitals in Goodrich Chapel:

Edmund Battersby - Nov. 5 at 7:30 pm

Kevin Chance - Nov. 6 at 7:30 pm

The Albion College Piano Festival began in the fall of 2008. It was inspired by the memory of Vera Reed, an Albion resident and piano teacher who taught into her nineties and played even later in her life. While there is a competition element, and students can compete for cash prizes, it is our hope that students will find this festival to be more about performing, meeting and hearing other students, and taking lessons/master classes from Albion Faculty and guest artists. In other words, we view this festival as educational first and foremost.

Categories Offered:

Early Beginner
Late Beginner
Early Intermediate
Late Intermediate
2 Piano Concerto / Piano Duo / Piano Four-Hands

Registration documents available at

Class of 1960 Intern Is Positive About Albion's Potential

Patrick Lopez
"As a nontraditional student who rents a house in Albion, goes to the grocery store in Albion, goes to the bar in Albion, it was sort of inevitable that I would start to notice that Albion has a business community doing whatever it could to attract jobs," writes Patrick Lopez, '15, who secured an internship with the Albion Economic Development Corporation through the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service. "I thought it would also be interesting to try and help with this a bit."

Ancient Optics on View in Albion Storefront

Ancient optical techniques will add to the festive atmosphere on Albion’s Superior Street during this year’s Festival of the Forks in a project that links Albion College’s Art Department with Albion’s historic downtown. The Albion Camera Obscura, located at 119 S. Superior St., will be open from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 20. The event is free and open to the public.

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