Stabenow Chief of Staff Bill Sweeney, '98, Visits Ford Institute to Talk Partisanship
Alumnus Bill Sweeney, '98, chief of staff for U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, will discuss partisanship in Washginton, D.C., on Wednesday, October 29, at 7 p.m. in Albion College's Bobbitt Visual Arts Center, as a guest of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service.
Landmark Internship: Walles, '15, Helps Bring Back the Bohm
Internships usually provide knowledge and new skills; some lead to permanent employment. For Andrea Walles, ’15, her experience went further: she landed a seat on the board of directors. “I’ve been appointed to a three-year term, even though I’m graduating in a year,” says Walles, who spent last spring semester working with Albion’s Friends of the Bohm Theatre. The internship, offered through the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, was made possible by the Class of 1960 Albion Community Intern Endowment.
Class of 1960 Intern Is Positive About Albion's Potential
"As a nontraditional student who rents a house in Albion, goes to the grocery store in Albion, goes to the bar in Albion, it was sort of inevitable that I would start to notice that Albion has a business community doing whatever it could to attract jobs," writes Patrick Lopez, '15, who secured an internship with the Albion Economic Development Corporation through the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service. "I thought it would also be interesting to try and help with this a bit."
Ford Institute Presents 'Albion Tomorrow' Panel
Albion College's 300-seat Towsley Lecture Hall was nearly full with students, faculty, and members of the Albion community September 11 as they listened to a panel of experts talk about "Albion Tomorrow: The Liberal Arts College as Partner in Community Revitalization." The event, presented by the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, kicked off three days of Celebrate Albion! festivities featuring the Inauguration of President Mauri Ditzler.
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