For Zinkel, '17, a Summer of Kids, Cookies and Research

Katie Zinkel, '17
Katie Zinkel, '17, gave a lot of cookies to a lot of kids this summer, but one instance really stood out. "Once I gave kids their cookies and their mom told them, 'You need to thank the lady. It's not every day you come to a children's museum and get to participate in a psychological experiment.'"

Psychology's Mareike Wieth Flies High with Media

Mareike Wieth, associate professor of psychology, Albion College
The first time Mareike Wieth realized her field of interest resonated beyond her office walls was the day in 2012 she got a message she didn’t expect. “When I got a voice mail from the BBC, it was like, ‘What?’ I think I hyperventilated,” she said. After all, it wasn’t every day that the British Broadcasting Corporation called an associate professor of psychology at Albion College. But Wieth was working on something that not only intrigued that news organization, but has sparked the interest of media on this side of the Atlantic as well.

Snyder, '14, Honored in Rhode Island for Victim Advocacy

Rebekah Snyder. '14, receives an award from Rhode Island attorney general Peter Kilmartin.

Rebekah Snyder, '14, was recognized by Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin as one of four 2016 state honorees during National Crime Victims' Rights Week for her advocacy work. Snyder was commended for her efforts with Day One, a 24-hour help line offering confidential support, information and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.

Yeager, '16, Gains Insight 'Out of Comfort Zone' at S.A.F.E. Place

Kristin Yeager, '16
Psychology major and Britons volleyball player Kristin Yeager, '16, has opened her eyes to the often-harsh realities of the world through her Spring 2015 internship at S.A.F.E. Place Shelter in Battle Creek. For 15 hours a week, she answers crisis hotline calls and helps clients receive general information, medicine or emotional support. The goal of the experience, she says, is "to get me out of my comfort zone and help me grow as a person."

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