Albion's Sister City Committee recognized its founding chair, Sue Marcos, in a special ceremony Tuesday, March 4. "Without Sue Marcos … hundreds of Albion College students would never have traveled to France as part of their education, and Albion College would not have gotten a Simon Award," said French professor Dianne Guenin-Lelle.
A pioneer girl who put herself through college, seminary and medical school, eventually rising to the national stage as a suffragist, is the focus of a groundbreaking new book by Trisha Franzen (left), professor of women’s and gender studies. Anna Howard Shaw: The Work of Woman Suffrage examines the life and work of one of Albion College’s most distinguished alumnae.
Economics and management professor emeritus Maurice Branch passed away February 23 in Chelsea, Michigan, aged 92. Branch, who taught at Albion for 33 years, "was a liberal arts teacher in the sense that he understood economics as a human science and he brought out the humanity in it," said professor emeritus Larry Steinhauer. A memorial service is scheduled for May 10 at 11 a.m. at Silver Maples Retirement Community in Chelsea.
The innovative relationship between Albion College, the City of Albion and two communities in France made a big impression on the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA), which has honored Albion College with a 2014 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.
Anthony Moon, ’13, is starting his career in professional baseball this spring, though it’s a different path than what he may have imagined as a young player growing up near Kalamazoo. The athletic training graduate is working with 160 New York Yankees minor leaguers at spring training in Florida and will work as an athletic trainer for the Class A Staten Island Yankees when the season begins.
Trisha Franzen, professor of women's and gender studies, recounts a painful yet fortuitous event for Anna Howard Shaw (left), suffrage leader and Albion College alumna, on her February 14 birthday 100 years ago. Franzen has written a biography on Shaw that is scheduled to be published in March.
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