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Story of Vietnam Veteran Adamson, ’63, Part of First-Year Seminar

Donald Adamson, '63, in the 1963 Albionian.
"In teaching history at Albion College, one of my goals is to bring national and international historical issues home to Albion: to the community and the campus," writes history professor Wes Dick, who this fall is teaching a First-Year Seminar titled Sense of Place: Albion and the American Dream. "In exploring Albion College during the Vietnam War ... I have discovered only one Albion College alumnus who died in Vietnam. That individual is Donald Bruce Adamson (pictured at left) and 2016 marks the 50th anniversary year of his death."

Students Explore the World of the Forgotten Pirates of East Asia

Lost Colony: The Untold Story of China's First Great Victory over the West.
Students in HIST 111: East Asia: Cultures and Civilizations recently learned about the ways in which the countries of East Asia were deeply embedded in global trade connections in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

DeGroot, '16, Chosen for Peace Corps in Africa

Audrey DeGroot, '16
Class of 2016 member Audrey DeGroot will soon begin a two-year adventure in the West African country of Guinea as Albion's first Peace Corps volunteer since Christin Spoolstra, '11. "I don't want a 9-to-5 job and an apartment, I want an adventure," she says, listing some of the "million and one" reasons she decided to apply for the position.

Guenin-Lelle's Historical Study of New Orleans Is All Relative

Dianne Guenin-Lelle, professor of French, Albion College
The history of New Orleans has long fascinated Albion College French professor Dianne Guenin-Lelle. After all, she was born and raised there, and lived there for the better part of 30 years. Her recent book, The Story of French New Orleans: History of a Creole City, describes the fractious, diverse, unusual history of the city and how, in many ways, it is so different from most other American cities. And during her research, she came across an unexpected connection.

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