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Goal! Micunek, '15, Fulfills One in Brazil

Charles Micunek, '15Charles Micunek, '15, a defensive anchor for the Albion men's soccer team, joined a group of NCAA Division III student-athletes on a tour of Brazil in early June, just ahead of the start of the World Cup. Representing the U.S. in international competition "was one of the best feelings of my entire life when I put the jersey on," said the Granger, Ind., native, who is pursuing communication studies and business and organizations. "To fulfill my goal at a scale I could play at—for my talent level—was something I had dreamed about. … To represent your country, to be an ambassador, to show we have a love for the sport [Brazilians] love so much is a beautiful thing." Read more and view photos of Micunek's experience on

Castellanos, '15, Finds New 'Family' in Chicago Center Internship

Alissa Castellanos, '15 (right), with Kyle Alsheskie, '15, who also participated in the Chicago Center program.
Battle Creek native and mass communication major Alissa Castellanos, '15 (pictured with fellow Albion student Kyle Alsheskie, '15), didn’t have to travel far during the spring 2014 semester to complete a rich experiential learning opportunity that allowed her to grow as an individual, build her résumé, and make important career networking contacts.


Miss Indiana USA Mekayla Diehl, ’11, Prepares for Big Stage

Mekayla Diehl, '11
If the six months since Mekayla Diehl, ’11, was crowned Miss Indiana USA have been a whirlwind, she can only imagine what her lifestyle will be like if she successfully completes her quest of becoming the first Native American and Hoosier to be proclaimed Miss USA. The Albion communications studies graduate will vie for the crown live on NBC, Sunday, June 8, from 8-11 p.m. ET.

For Leapheart, '15, Internship in Midland Changes Hometown View

Jamaris Leapheart, '15
"There is no such thing as a 'typical day' at the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce," writes Jamaris Leapheart, '15, who recently completed a fall-semester internship at the Chamber. "During my internship here, I have done data entry, solicitation for a charity fundraiser, given presentations to schools about community service, made and sent thank-you cards, folded programs, and made name badges and gift bags."

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