While Ebola may be consuming Americans' attention regarding health crises in Africa, Katie Kirsch, '12, is working to solve less dramatic but equally critical needs. Kirsch is one of three twentysomething women who together formed Sisu Global Health, a Grand Rapids-based medical device developer and manufacturer focused on an African market. The company recently received a $250,000 USAID grant to further its operations in Ghana.
Centered on Community
Starting in Fall 2015, Albion College will annually offer 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. Read more
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"
Alice LaLone, '16, knew she wanted an agriculture-focused business career. As the first intern for the soon-to-open Albion community Food Hub, LaLone put her experience and interest to the test, helping to develop a new and exciting initiative. In addition, professors Vicki Baker and Joy Nakfoor focused on the Hub as a case study for an economics and management class.
None of the experts believed Albion College would be strong contenders for the 1994 NCAA Division III football national title. Now, the entire Briton family is celebrating the 20th anniversary of that perfect season. The College is also commemorating the occasion through a new website: albion1994.com, produced in tandem with Grand Rapids-based Full Circle Marketing and Design. The site features a nearly 13-minute documentary-style video with player interviews and footage from several games that season.
Albion College Theatre received its first-ever invitation to compete for a spot in the national Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). Albion's production of Sean Michael Welch's Thread of the Warp will have three performances at the 2015 Region III KCACTF competition, January 8-10 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Farmington Hills native Julie Wood, '16, a member of the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management and a women's lacrosse team captain, has become rather familiar with Charles de Gaulle Airport. Her initial visit to Paris, in 2012, was part of a first-year seminar exploring the connection between the city of Albion and its Sister Cities. This fall, she crossed the Atlantic again to begin work on a Gerstacker international entrepreneurship project with students from Ecole Supérieure de Vente (SDV), a French business school.
It's safe to say Giving Tuesday has become a permanent part of the holiday-season lexicon—not just nationally but among alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of Albion College as well. For a second straight year, the College rallied around the initiative on its social-media channels and Giving Tuesday web page, and the message was well received. Overall, 253 donors gave $79,555.17, including $25,000 in challenge gifts, on December 2 to support students.
- E&M Chair Hooks Co-Authors Paper with Erdman, '14
- Theatre Class 'Cooks Up' Bicultural Thanksgiving
- Albion Professor Co-Creates Online Human Rights Resource
- Albion College's International Efforts Recognized at D.C. Event
- First-Year Students Build Oven for 'Intersectional Pizza' Seminar
- Albion College to Offer Tuition, Room, Board for Top Local Students
- Parks, '16, Pays It Forward as a Mentor
- Hancock, '18, Explores Germany, Soccer in First Months at Albion
- Io Triumphe! Magazine Wins Professional Excellence Award
- Albion's Community Efforts Recognized by U.S. Education Dept.