Olivia Potoczak graduated from Albion last month as an English major and a geology minor—and with a passion for writing about environmental issues. Her particular interest in sparking an informed conversation about climate change among Millennials grew into something rather substantial, as her blog, The Climate Pickle, evolved over the course of the academic year into a full-fledged senior thesis.
Centered on Community
Albion College offers four-year tuition, room and board to as many as 10 first-year students who are Albion residents and attended Albion Public Schools in grades 6-8. Learn about the Build Albion Fellows Program
President Ditzler talks about the initiative on WBCK-FM
Reopening the Bohm: Read about a landmark internship for Andrea Walles, '15
Albion College's Sister City efforts earn a national award
Watch an expert panel discuss "Albion Tomorrow"
Listen to the Town & Gown podcast series
Stephanie Thurner, '17, hopes to become a marine biologist in the future, and this summer she is taking charge of the path to reach that goal. The biology and mathematics major from Caledonia, Michigan—and the top middle hitter on the Albion volleyball team—is studying parental provisioning and post-fledgling behavior in house wrens with professors Dale Kennedy and Doug White. "This is my research with them guiding me," Thurner says. "Students don't get the opportunity to choose and pick research at big universities."
Albion College Kinesiology Department members Bob and Carol Moss made a little history earlier this month by being the first husband-and-wife duo to be inducted into the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society Hall of Fame. They represent only the 27th and 28th inductees in the organization’s 25-year history.
Coming to Albion as a visiting Fulbright scholar, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA) professor Susana Murillo was delighted by a truly unique experience: playing in the College’s Jazz Ensemble all year. "We played at Cascarelli's, Goodrich Chapel and the Hillsdale-Albion Jazz Festival, and I don't think they expected to see their Fulbright scholar doing that.”
Big ideas for the community have been rewarded as the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has named Albion a Big Read grant recipient for 2015. Albion is one of only 75 communities nationwide to receive this competitive award, which will support a series of reading events and related activities throughout October. The community-wide effort took root in an Albion College English class.
Jacob Rinkinen, '11, never knew how far writing papers for publication in sociology journals, doing bench research in the chemistry lab and pitching for the baseball team would take him while he was an Albion College double major. Four years later, Rinkinen is a new University of Michigan Medical School graduate who will soon begin a residency in plastic surgery at Harvard University. "I didn't realize how being a student-athlete at Albion would help me through medical school," he says.
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