Britonline April 2012

Albion College

APRIL 2012

BabcockBabcock, '06, Inspires
on the Triathlon Circuit

When Deanna Babcock, '06, was twice voted by her teammates as the most inspirational member of the Briton cross country team, perhaps it was foreshadowing. No one could have predicted the adversity she would be forced to overcome soon after her graduation from Albion College.

Babcock was training in a pool when her heart stopped. After nearly drowning, lifeguards performed CPR and hypothermia protocol to maintain her brain and organ function. Because of kidney failure and other problems, Babcock's arteries collapsed, and her left leg would have to be amputated above the knee. She spent four weeks in a coma and 55 days in the hospital — but against all odds she survived. READ MORE

Library Campaign Continues with Gerstacker Leadership Gift

Albion College's library renovation project recently received a $1-million grant from the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation of Midland. The foundation's gift anchors a $6.15-million fundraising campaign now under way for the campus's Stockwell Memorial Library. READ MORE


Briton Football Players Pursue Professional Dreams

Chris Greenwood’s quest to play in the National Football League continued as he held on campus workouts with representatives from the Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys. Watch a one-on-one interview with Chris Greenwood.

Steve Wasil, ’06, the 2005 MIAA Offensive MVP who quarterbacked the Britons to the league championship, has started all six games so far this season for the Arena Football League's Tampa Bay Storm.


Young Alumni Honored at Awards Ceremony

Albion's unique recognition of outstanding graduates, the Young Alumni Awards, brought a celebratory crowd to the Science Complex atrium April 20. From the governor's office to a racetrack, from D.C. to S�o Paolo, the "Top 10 in 10" again affirmed the diversity of fields – and successes – in which Albion alumni distinguish themselves. READ MORE


Larry Schook, '72, Speaks on Future of Health at Isaac Symposium

From ancient Chinese medicine to treatments that are still in the future, Lawrence Schook, '72, applied his extensive knowledge to the topic of personal health for the 23rd annual Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium Alumni Lecture, held April 18. READ MORE


5/17: This Is Our Day

One day at Albion has the power to change everything. So we're choosing one day to share the Albion experience with the world. On Thursday, May 17, 2012, we're asking every Briton to participate. LEARN MORE



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