"It was sobering to be away from society," says aspiring marine biologist Amanda Quasunella, '17, who developed skills in leadership, teamwork and research during her six-week spring voyage in the South Pacific as part of her Sea Education Association SEA Semester experience. "One of my favorite parts of the voyage was the ability to get away from technology. It pushed me to know people on another level." Quasunella, who is also on the women's soccer team, surveyed the abundance and diversity of zooplankton, adding, "The opportunity to study abroad is one of the reasons why I came to Albion."
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
Biology and mathematics major Stephanie Thurner, '17, is taking the next step toward her goal of forging a career in marine biology this summer. The member of the Albion volleyball team has been digging in muddy eel grass beds in Anacortes, Wash., to carry out her own research funded by the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates.
"As a parts intern with AIS Construction Equipment this summer, I have had the opportunity to operate many pieces of heavy equipment. Without question the John Deere 470G LC excavator is my favorite," says Gerstacker Institute member David Brown, '18. "Standing at 40 feet tall and weighing in at 45 tons with a price tag of $400,000, it's a beast. Most Fridays I'm out on the AIS New Hudson branch's test site. It's easy to say I have some fun doing my internship."
Student-athletes Taylor Shrader, '17, and Anthony Waite, '17, are accelerating their hands-on Albion College experience this summer as interns for Roush Enterprises. Both are members of the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management; Shrader is working with the corporate communications team while Waite is working with the marketing director for the company's alternative fuels division.
Summer camps have become a part of life for many American teens, an opportunity to hone skills and pursue interests. Albion College's first "Camp Med," held last month, went one step further, giving campers a quarter-unit of college credit in the bargain. Camp Med "Cardiology 101" was three intensive days specifically designed for high school seniors and juniors interested in a medical career.
On May 10, somewhere deep on the Appalachian Trail, Tom Poirier celebrated 30 years of sobriety all by himself. It was perhaps the perfect irony that on that momentous spring day he found himself acknowledging the vanquishing of one challenge in the place where he was attempting to embrace another. For Poirier, trekking the Appalachian Trail had found a place in his psyche for decades, an opportunity that haunted and dared him.
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- Dussel, '17, Tackles Interpreting Nature
- Albion-to-Marshall Project a Finalist in Ford College Community Challenge
- Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers: Albion Scores Well in Ratings
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- Quinn, '03, Uncorks a New Online Business