Department News

Rigoni, '13, Handles Disney World Internship with a Smile

Alicia Rigoni received her diploma from Minnie and Mickey Mouse after completing her internship at Walt Disney World.A native of the small Upper Peninsula town of Kingsford, senior communication studies major Alicia Rigoni is proud to say she didn’t melt under the intense pressure of the crowds and summer heat at Main Street USA while completing a six-month internship at Walt Disney World.

The Link Between TV and Romance Puts Albion Professor's Research on National Stage

jeremy-osborn-125Communication Studies professor Jeremy Osborn has been watching a lot of couples watch television – and what he sees could save relationships. Osborn's research appears nationally in the September 2012 issue of Mass Communication and Society and is sparking interest in mass-market media including Cosmopolitan and The Huffington Post.

Internship Allows Ankenbrandt to Connect with Baseball Players

A Grandville product, Matt Ankenbrandt, '12, is a three-year letterwinner on the baseball team.
A Grandville product, Matt Ankenbrandt, '12, is a three-year letterwinner on the baseball team.

A member of Albion College’s Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management and the Briton baseball team, Matt Ankenbrandt, ’12, spent the spring semester in the batter’s box swinging for an internship to complete his academic requirements.

The perfect pitch for Ankenbrandt’s skill set – combining his excellent interpersonal skills and passion for baseball – was delivered like a hanging curveball in April when Dugout Media tabbed the Grandville native for a marketing position on one of its Baseball Youth Fanfest Mobile Tours. Ankenbrandt’s tour is set up through mid-August at the Cooperstown All-Star Village in upstate New York, situated a sharp line drive from the National Baseball Hall of Fame. A catcher for the Britons, Ankenbrandt talks to players ages 7-13 who visit Cooperstown for tournaments about the Akadema products he uses on the diamond.