Kassy Kneen, '16, Helps With Cleveland Clinic Cancer Research
"I'm very involved in Relay for Life at Albion and raising cancer awareness is very important to me," says Kassy Kneen, '16. For a lot of students, this level of effort in the fight against cancer is all they can do. Kneen, however, spent last summer in one of the country's premier research centers, helping to expand scientific understanding of cancer in order to combat it.
Kneen worked in the Translational Hematology and Oncology Research department at the Cleveland Clinic. As part of a team that studied protein mutations and their relationship to blood and bone marrow disorders and cancers such as leukemia, Kneen became quite skilled at preparing samples for DNA extraction.
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Mikaela Falsetti, '16, Lands Job Through LinkedIn Networking
For Mikaela Falsetti, ’16, all it took was a little initiative – and a bit of LinkedIn networking – to launch her career.
Falsetti, a business and organizations and communications studies double major, felt confident using LinkedIn after Troy Kase, director of Albion’s Career and Internship Center, recommended she use the site to look for her next healthcare internship.
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Distinguished and Young Alumni Award Winners
Albion College’s Distinguished Alumni Awards and Young Alumni Awards are presented to alumni who exemplify eminent personal or career success and have performed distinguished service to others. This year's ceremony, to be held Friday, April 22, allows the College to recognize and showcase the noteworthy achievements alumni have made in the years since graduating from Albion College.
The 2016 Alumni Award recipients:
Distinguished Alumni Award:
Brook McClintic Griese, '97
Terrence Karpowicz, '70
David Wood, '79
Young Alumni Award:
Amanda Millhouse, '07
Doug Richmond, '06
Alyssa Wong, '09
Alumna Donates Equine-Themed Artwork
It was during her time at Albion College that Judith Kilrain Hazen, '70, found her passion for horses and riding. Since then, she has continued to exemplify that love for the gentle giants through her equine-themed artwork.
"They have a quiet elegance that I have forever admired, and hope to convey in my artwork," says Judy, who recently gave some of her charcoal art pieces to the Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center to display for other horse lovers to enjoy.
"Judy's donation of beautiful works of equine art will serve not only to bring delight to our guests, but will also be an example to our students," says Danielle Menteer, director of the equestrian center, "an example of one more way to express a connection with horses, and also the connection that alumni demonstrate by such generous gifts to Albion College."
Ford Students Visit Courts in Flint
Albion College Ford Institute students took a tour of Flint-area courtrooms to get a firsthand look at life in the legal system.
Students visited Judge Geoffrey Neithercut, '70 (pictured, above right); Judge F. Kay Behm, '91; Judge Duncan Beagle, '70; Jay Snodgrass, '95; and Jeremy Piper, '98.