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First-Year Britons Runner Forges His Own Academic Path

Albion College student Kiehl Smith, '20
Kiehl Smith arrived at Albion last fall thinking he would pursue an education track en route to teaching social studies one day. That is until, in the liberal arts tradition, a meeting with biology professor Dale Kennedy rekindled Smith's passion for ornithology, the study of birds.

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Heitman's Horse Research Project Making a Lot of Scents

Kylie Heitman has been doing aroma therapy research with some of the Albion College horses.
Kylie Heitman, '17, has been a horse lover and rider since she was five and she has long dealt with the stress many horses experience when their daily routine is interrupted. Specifically, she wanted to know if an essential oil, in this case lavender, when diffused into the air could reduce stress in horses by suppressing their heart rates and cortisol levels.

Biology's Dale Kennedy Honored by Wilson Ornithological Society

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Albion College biology professor Dale Kennedy's love of birds led her to a career of studying the feathered creatures. Her passion resulted in her recently received William and Nancy Klamm Service Award from the Wilson Ornithological Society, one of the oldest ornithological societies in America.

Global Medical Brigades Provides Hands-On Experience

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Kenny McCosh, '17, and Monica Brugnoni, '17, will be part of a group of 26 Albion students who will volunteer their time and efforts for the Global Medical Brigades to help needy residents in Nicaragua. “It’s almost a cliché to say that this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” McCosh said.

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