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.'"
Centered on Community
Albion College offers four-year tuition, room and board to as many as 10 first-year students who are Albion residents and attended Albion Public Schools in grades 6-8. Learn about the Build Albion Fellows Program
President Ditzler talks about the initiative on WBCK-FM
Reopening the Bohm: Read about a landmark internship for Andrea Walles, '15
Albion College's Sister City efforts earn a national award
Watch an expert panel discuss "Albion Tomorrow"
Listen to the Town & Gown podcast series
Much like his career as a placekicker for the Albion College football team, Mitchell McCord, '18, jumped into corporate finance and accounting during his summer internship with Germany-based thyssenkrupp, which is also one of North America's leading plastics and materials distribution companies. "I came in the middle of budget season," said McCord, a finance major with a Gerstacker Institute concentration who worked out of thyssenkrupp's Southfield office. "There wasn't time to give me work that was not relevant."
"I knew pretty much nothing about farming," says biology major and Center for Sustainability and the Environment member Tom Martin, '17, who became quite attached to the work through his full-time summer job at the Student Farm, adjacent to the Whitehouse Nature Center. "Now we have pounds and pounds of produce we sell twice a week. I can grow food."
"In teaching history at Albion College, one of my goals is to bring national and international historical issues home to Albion: to the community and the campus," writes history professor Wes Dick, who this fall is teaching a First-Year Seminar titled Sense of Place: Albion and the American Dream. "In exploring Albion College during the Vietnam War ... I have discovered only one Albion College alumnus who died in Vietnam. That individual is Donald Bruce Adamson (pictured at left) and 2016 marks the 50th anniversary year of his death."
Overall enrollment and student diversity continue to trend upward with the arrival of Albion College's Class of 2020. As of the first day of classes August 22, the matriculation of more than 400 first-year students and 35 transfers—coupled with a higher returning sophomore retention rate—has driven the student body above 1,400 for the first time since 2011.
Class of 2016 member Audrey DeGroot will soon begin a two-year adventure in the West African country of Guinea as Albion's first Peace Corps volunteer since Christin Spoolstra, '11. "I don't want a 9-to-5 job and an apartment, I want an adventure," she says, listing some of the "million and one" reasons she decided to apply for the position.
- Remembering President Mel Vulgamore
- Guenin-Lelle's Historical Study of New Orleans Is All Relative
- Langston, '18, Makes Tracks with Race4Autism Internship
- First Keith Moore Math Competition Equals Success
- Quasunella, '17, Reflects on Her Semester at SEA
- Thurner, '17, Sinks Into Funded Research in the Pacific Northwest
- The Parts and the Whole: Brown, '18, Interns with AIS Construction
- Britons in Fast Lane as Interns at Roush
- Cardiology and College Credit at Albion's First 'Camp Med'
- For Tom Poirier, '69, His Journey of Discovery Was Worth It