Albion College

MAY 2014

A Sunny Send-Off for Albion's
Class of 2014

The late spring made for a Commencement in full bloom on Albion College's quadrangle on May 10. Family members enjoyed sunshine and flowering trees as they celebrated the members of the Class of 2014.



Pressprich, '14, Featured on Cover of
NCAA Champion Magazine

NCAA Champion MagazineCarl Pressprich's successful career as an Albion College student-athlete has often found him in key back-end roles—from his regular studies, to his computer programming to help protect wireless networks as an Oak Ridge National Laboratory intern, to bolstering the defense of the runner-up Britons' men's lacrosse team.


Provost Susan Conner Announces Retirement 

Susan Conner, Albion College's provost and vice president for academic affairs, recently announced her intention to retire as of June 30 after 39 years of service in education.

“The College is really impressive; it has a dedicated faculty and staff, outstanding facilities, and talented students who are making a change in the world," Conner says. "My husband and I are pleased to be staying in Albion where we enjoy being involved in the life of the community.”


Miss Indiana USA Mekayla Diehl, ’11, Prepares for Big Stage

If the six months since Mekayla Diehl, ’11, was crowned Miss Indiana USA have been a whirlwind, she can only imagine what her lifestyle will be like if she successfully completes her quest of becoming the first Native American and Hoosier to be proclaimed Miss USA.

The Miss USA competition will be broadcast live June 8 from 8-11 p.m. ET on NBC.



Biology Students Present Research at National Drosophila Conference

Albion College biology professor Roger Albertson and students Marissa Cloutier, Jack Manquen and Allison McClish presented posters at the Drosophila Research Conference, sharing work they believe could improve human health in developing countries.

"This research conducted at Albion College is part of an international effort to control Wolbachia," Albertson said.



Expert Richard Alley Shares Facts, Optimism About Climate Change

Nobel laureate Richard Alley received an honorary doctorate during Albion College’s 25th Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium before delivering the Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote.

Alley, a geosciences professor at Pennsylvania State University who regularly advises world leaders and U.S. legislators on climate-change science, used history and personal anecdotes to illustrate the science and to suggest workable ways to combat global warming.

"The warming influence of CO2 on the planet is not something you 'believe in,'" Alley stated. "It's physics."




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Alumni Events

Emily Crichton O’Hara, '06

"At a liberal arts college, you will be pushed outside your comfort zone and this will empower you more than you can imagine."


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Emily's profile

In The News

Dr. James Curtis, '44, Honored at Michigan Commencement

RoseQueen Pageant gets $80,000 scholarship pledge from Albion College

Emily Werner, '14, Finds Students' Nutritional Knowledge Wanting

Hugh McDiarmid, '84, Powers On Isaac Symposium with Energy Update

Rev. John Fergueson, '66, Explores Dynamics of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Chancellor Donna Randall: Increasing Diversity in the STEM Pipeline

Former Albion Swimmer Zane Havens Has Sights Set on Canoe Trip Around the World

Justin Meredith Sprints Away With MIAA Most Valuable Track Athlete Award

Twice Is Nice: Mitchell Klingler Takes MIAA Titles

Harbor Springs Native Mike Vandermus Earns College Football Academic Honor

Andy Krafsur, '83, Shows How Crowdfunding Can Help Build Business

Albion's Paul Lewis Finishes College Athletic Career for City That Raised Him

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