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Quasunella, '17, Reflects on Her Semester at SEA

Amanda Quasunella, '17, onboard during her SEA semester"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."

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Thurner, '17, Sinks Into Funded Research in the Pacific Northwest

Stephanie Thurner, '17, conducted marine biology research in Anacortes, Wash., in summer 2016 with funding from the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates program.
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.

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For Tom Poirier, '69, His Journey of Discovery Was Worth It

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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.

Kneen, '16, Helps with Cleveland Clinic Cancer Research

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"I'm very involved in Relay for Life at Albion and raising cancer awareness is very important to me," says Kassy Kneen, '16. For a lot of students, this level of effort in the fight against cancer is all they can do. Kneen, however, spent this past summer in one of the country's premier research centers, the Cleveland Clinic, helping to expand scientific understanding of cancer in order to combat it.

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