Parker (left) is now the chief executive officer of the world's largest airline, as the merger of American Airlines and US Airways became official Monday, December 9. Vournakis has been named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow—the holder of 32 U.S. and foreign patents is the inventor of a polymer-based technology that has led to several FDA-approved medical products.
It may be 72 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor, but World War II study and scholarship are decidedly in the present at Albion College. This semester, two veterans of the war visited with history professor Wes Dick's "America in Crisis" class, adding personal perspective to academic study.
"At Albion and across the country our flags fly at half staff to mark the passing of Nelson Mandela," writes Patrick McLean, director of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service. "It is a fitting tribute to a man who made it his life's work to fight for peace and justice in the face of often overwhelming opposition in his home country of South Africa. ... South Africa's transition to majority rule could easily have descended into violence, retribution and even civil war. It is largely testimony to the strength of Nelson Mandela's courageous leadership that a country so fractured could move relatively peacefully into a new age."
A surprising link between the Roman and British empires is the fascinating consequence of classical education, according to history professor Chris Hagerman, who recently published Britain's Imperial Muse: The Classics, Imperialism, and the Indian Empire, 1784-1914, now available through Palgrave MacMillan.
Albion College’s first foray into the national Giving Tuesday initiative hit its target and then some. With the national holiday season day-of-giving campaign falling on December 3 this year, the Office of Annual Giving set a goal of 123 donors on 12/3.
"When I was dropped off in Philadelphia this past September, I had no apartment and no internship," says junior Meredith Michalec, a business and organizations and accounting double major. "However, I knew the Philadelphia Center has provided great internships to a lot of Albion students. I am an accounting intern with the Philadelphia Phillies and I absolutely love it."
- Seeing (Nano)Stars to Fight Disease: Carlos Matti's Internship
- Ditzler Receives a Dynamic Albion Welcome
- Dr. Mauri Ditzler Named 16th Albion College President
- Starting the Start-up: Claire Van Raaphorst's London Internship
- Albion College Marketing Wins Three Professional Awards
- Albion AICPA Team Returns to the Big Stage
- For McClorey, '15, a Business Plan in France and a Plan for Law School
- Hencsie, ’16, Balances Cross Country with Service to Country
- Asher, '86, and Wahr, '74, Join College Board of Trustees
- Forensics Foray: Wilburn, ’14, Interns with Michigan State Police