APRIL 2016

Canada Trip Highlights Cultural
Differences, Similarities

“I’ve had an interest in Canada for 30 years,” says Patrick McLean, the director of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service. This semester, he has taken his love of all things Canada to the classroom, teaching a Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program class called Canada: More than Snow, Hockey and Maple Syrup. “It’s meant to be an introduction to students who have lived next door to this place but don’t know much about it,” McLean says. “We look at ways we’re similar and ways we’re different. You understand your culture through the lens of another culture.”

McLean organized a spring-break trip, visiting the provinces of Ontario and Quebec and the cities of Ottawa, Toronto, Port Hope, Peterborough and Kingston. Five students—first-years Matt Stander, Leah Zawerucha, Megan Bricely and Noah Pappas and sophomore Rachel St. Pierre—joined McLean and Ford Institute Coordinator Amy Everhart on the excursion.

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College, City of Albion Receive Major AmeriCorps VISTA Support

This summer, eleven full-time AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) service members will arrive to initiate community building programs for Albion College and the City of Albion. This program will underwrite the AmeriCorps members to work with the College and the community to support local education programs, economic development, neighborhood stabilization and healthy-living initiatives. A public presentation of this award occurred on Tuesday, April 5, at Washington Gardner School.

"AmeriCorps will complement the Build Albion Fellows program and it is another step in a positive direction of College and Community partnership, one that I think will tie people and programs together in a way that will be a lasting example for not only Albion but many other Midwest communities as well,” says Andrew French, Director of Community Action and Special Assistant to the President of Albion College.

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Dr. Robert Bartlett, ’60, to Address Class of 2016 at Commencement

Dr. Bartlett, ’60, will be returning to campus on Saturday, May 7 to deliver the Commencement address to the Class of 2016. Dr. Bartlett is internationally recognized for his work as a medical investigator and researcher, and he is perhaps best known for developing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) technology in 1975. This groundbreaking surgical treatment has saved the lives of thousands of infants in critical condition over the years.

The Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2016 will be held at 1 p.m. on the campus Quadrangle.

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For Streu, ’04, Cancer Fight Is a Team Game

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Craig Streu, ’04, along with a core group of 11 students known variously as the "Streu Crew" and the "Streu Group," most of whom are chemistry majors, gather several times a week in Putnam Hall, looking at chemical methods for studying and modifying biological systems.

Their current major project: developing a light-responsive chemotherapy that can be used in battling all sorts of diseases, from Alzheimer's to arthritis to cancer.

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Management Consulting Students Get
Hands-On Experience with NuStep

Students from Professor Vicki Baker’s Management Consulting class got the opportunity to work with NuStep, a cross trainer manufacturing and design company. Steve Sarns, ’77, NuStep’s Vice President, spearheaded the creation of “NuStepping to end Alzheimer’s.” An event will be held later this summer at NuStep’s headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer Association’s event “The Longest Day”. This day helps to raise funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Earlier this month, Steve Sarns and the NuStep team generously donated a NuStep recumbent cross trainer machine to the Albion College Depot for faculty and staff use!

Management Consulting students pictured from left to right: Cam Clements, ’17, Shane Stephens, '17, Ashley Tice, ’17, Radowane Ziani, ‘16, Brendan McClorey, ’16, and Collin Ahrens, '16, along with NuStep VP Steve Sarns, '77.

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Her studies, which have taken her to Europe and to Australia, and the fact that Josh Cassada, '95, is a recently named NASA astronaut, have helped put Albion on the map in terms of physics and the exploration of space.

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Campus &

Commencement -
May 7

Alumni Events

Atlanta, GA -
June 2

Mendham, NJ -
June 9

Petoskey, MI -
July 11-12

New Glarus, WI -
August 6

More information about each event to come soon!

Admission Events

Albion 101 -
July 15

Athletic Schedule


Women's Lacrosse

Men's Lacrosse

Women's Tennis

Women's Track & Field

Men's Track & Field

Brits in the News

Keena Williams, ’09, Promoted to Director and President’s Special Advisor for Global Diversity

Rebecca Snyder, ’14, Recognized by the Attorney General of Rhode Island for Her Advocacy Work

Pamela Jackson, ‘78, Named Dean of Business School in N.C.

Albion Divers Henry Swett, ’19, and Jake Burris, ’19, Profiled for the NCAA.com website

Dustin King, ‘97, Among ‘Faces of Battle Creek’s Workforce’

Ted Everingham, ’61, Speaks about His Volunteer Efforts in Grosse Pointe

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