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Students Gain Valuable Insights at National Leadership Conference

Albion College Ford Institute students at 2016 NCCWSL.
Six Albion College students and one staff member attended the recent National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), hosted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) at the University of Maryland, College Park. The three-day conference June 2-4 included keynote speakers, personal development workshops, a Women of Distinction awards ceremony, career and graduate school fairs, and an evening to explore Washington, D.C.

Dussel, '17, Tackles Interpreting Nature

Mike Dussel, '17
Mike Dussel, '17, a lineman on the Albion football team, is using his lifelong passion for being outdoors to interpret the Ewell A. Stowell Arboretum for visitors. An environmental science major, Dussel's summer project includes the identification, measurement and assessment of the trees in the arboretum. He is also locating the trees via GPS, which will be used to create a map as well as signage to guide visitors with data about each tree's common and scientific names, family and origin.

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Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers: Albion Scores Well in Ratings

Albion College sign
Albion College once again scored well in the 2016 Educator Preparation Institutions Performance Score Reports that included 33 Michigan colleges and universities.

Maymester's Message? 'I Want to Be a Teacher'

Bess Pelton, '17, at the 2016 Maymester Showcase
"I always knew I wanted to work with kids and this just solidified it," said Bess Pelton, '17 (left), an English major with an elementary education concentration from Bloomfield Hills. Education, it seems, can come from all directions and perhaps that was never more in evidence than at the 10th annual Showcase Learning Fair on May 26, hosted by Albion College's Education Department and Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development.

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