"I came back for the guys I came in with," says Chris Jakubik, '14. The Gerstacker Institute student and senior all-league cornerback for the Albion College football team slowed his course work last spring to take advantage of a remaining year of athletic eligibility. Along the way, he saw an accounting and finance internship at one of the town's leading manufacturers turn into a full-time position over the summer. For Jakubik this fall, it's a full plate of final courses, work, and football. "It has been a wild ride," he says.
Conversation on Community
Richard Longworth, senior fellow of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and an expert on globalization's impact on the Midwest, spoke with WMUK in Kalamazoo leading up to his participation on the September 11 "Albion Tomorrow" panel discussion.
More than 280 high school students from southern Michigan will gather at Albion College's Goodrich Chapel for Choral Fest on Friday, October 17. The Marshall Singers and groups from 10 other high schools will perform throughout the day. At 2:30 p.m., all groups will gather with Albion College students for a short performance featuring more than 300 vocalists.
"Since 1984, Hagerty Insurance (founded by Kim Hagerty, '78) has been the world's largest insurer of classic cars and boats," writes Schubert, '15, who completed an internship over the summer at the Traverse City-based firm. "In 2014, Fortune magazine put the company at No. 6 on its Best Medium-Size Companies to Work For list—and it is very obvious why."
Geology likes its eras, and the Albion College Department of Geological Sciences just completed one—its first half-century. New Albion arrival Larry Taylor started the program as a one-man expedition in 1964; here, the professor emeritus along with professors Bill Bartels and Thom Wilch revisit some of those layers upon layers of successes and memories.
Albion College alumni Ken Shenstone, ’84, and Anne Beyer, ’10, and ceramics professor Lynne Chytilo demonstrate three approaches to one medium with "Finding a Way In: Explorations in Clay," currently on exhibit in the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center's Munro Gallery. Photography by visiting assistant professor Ashley Feagin is also on exhibit in Bobbitt's Dickinson Gallery. Both shows run through October 10.
Albion College's summer-long renovation of “501,” the President’s Home at 501 East Michigan Avenue, yielded a glorious historic restoration and a 21st-century asset, all under one roof. From tiny details to major infrastructure, the house was updated to address values held by the College and its new president, Mauri Ditzler.
- Lauren Daniels, '16, Designs New Art for President's Home
- Myers, '15, Explores Health-Care Innovation at MidMichigan Health
- For Samson, '15, Career Options Run Wide After Green-Tech Project
- Class of 1960 Intern Is Positive About Albion's Potential
- Community Day 2014: Nurturing a Special Partnership
- Albion Is the Star at Ditzler Inauguration
- College Receives $1-Million Gift at Inauguration
- U.S. News Counts Albion Among Top 100 National Liberal Arts Colleges
- Inauguration to Celebrate History, Family, Community
- The Far Side of FURSCA: Baker, '17, Dives into Moon Craters