Lisa Lewis Steps Out Of The Classroom To Become Director of Admission Events
Although teaching chemistry is her first love, Lisa Lewis has worked in several capacities throughout her 19 years at Albion College. "I chose a career as a chemistry professor at a liberal arts college because I valued the educational experience I received as an undergraduate, and I wanted to share my enthusiasm for this type of learning with my students," she said.
Never afraid of something new, her latest adventure involves serving as the Director of Admission Events. She sees this new position as an extension of her role as a professor, allowing her to create educational events for prospective students. With an understanding that not everyone immediately recognizes the significance of a liberal arts education, Lisa wants to help visitors experience what life is like at Albion, and enable them to better understand why the education offered here is so valuable.
Lisa's experience as a professor has helped her immensely in this position, as she tackles event planning the same way that she approaches her classroom. "I reflect on what is important for our guests to learn or experience as part of their visit to campus, and then I use this goal to influence the design of the event," she said.
Lisa planned three open houses and more than 20 on-campus events during the Fall 2014 semester in hopes of attracting the next generation of high school graduates. "Our visitors have been energized and excited to meet our faculty and staff, and to work with them on a meaningful project during their visit. They have experienced Albion, and we're showing them, one experience at a time, that it's a great place to grow."
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Office of Admission
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Distinguished Scholars Program - Resources
Supplementary Materials for the 2015 Distinguished Scholars Program
Defining Bullying Down
The New York Times
Additional supporting reference: Prologue from
Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy
by Emily Bazelon
Leaving a Trace
by Nels Christensen - Associate Professor of English, Albion College
The Topics Dystopian Films Won't Touch
by Imran Siddiquee
Behind the Brown Mask: Joe Louis' Face and Construction of Racial Mythologies
by Marcy S. Sacks - Professor of History, Albion College
Ebola — Underscoring the Global Disparities in Health Care Resources
The New England Journal of Medicine
by Anthony S. Fauci
Genomics in Medicine
Journal of the American Medical Association
by W. Gregory Feero
2015 Mathematics Challenge
Distinguished Artist Program
You have been selected to participate in the Distinguished Artist Program on January 31, 2015.
The Distinguished Artist Program is an opportunity for you to show us your talent in the arts and earn additional scholarship money to attend Albion College. With your participation, you will be eligible to receive additional scholarship assistance; more than $250,000 was awarded to participants last year. One participant will receive a full tuition scholarship to attend Albion College!
You may choose to participate in one of these areas:
- Creative Writing
- Integrated Arts (film, visual poetry, and more)
You will be asked to perform or present your portfolio for 15 minutes and then a panel of faculty will discuss your presentation with you for another 15 minutes.
Distinguished Artists Program - Presentation & Selection Process
While on campus, we will make arrangements for you to tour campus or interview with one of our programs of distinction.
Why should I participate?
This opportunity helps you understand our hands-on, interdisciplinary approach to the liberal arts and sciences. We hope you will begin to understand the value of this type of education as a result of your participation.
The process of selecting your method of participation, preparing for the competition and then participating helps you experience the teaching and learning environment at Albion. You will also receive valuable feedback and encouragement from your panel of faculty.
The most effective way for us to identify promising artists and scholars is through in-person participation and dialog. This is your opportunity to show our faculty more about your future potential than may be apparent in your admission application and essay.
What if I don't want to compete?
Interview/Audition/Portfolio Day is an alternative opportunity for you to display your talents in the fine arts (music, theater, visual art) and/or schedule interviews with the Gerstacker Institute, Ford Institute, Environmental Center, and Honors Program.
Can I talk someone this opportunity?
Your admission counselor can help you decide which opportunity is right for you. In addition, we have a student mentor and some faculty mentors available to talk with you.
or call 800/858.6770.