Britonline September 2012

Albion College


Pickworth, '13, Puts NIH Research Funding to Work

Katie Pickworth


Over the summer, Katie Pickworth, '13, used funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program to study obesity.

"I spent 10 weeks working at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland in the Section on Growth and Obesity, led by Dr. Jack Yanovksi," Pickworth says. "I worked on two projects. The first was looking at eating in the absence of hunger amongst adolescents of all demographic varieties. The second project was an intervention of overweight and obese adolescent girls with a family history of Type 2 diabetes and elevated depression.

"The intervention is treatment for depression in hopes that it will decrease insulin resistance, which is a physiological precursor to diabetes," she says.

The research opportunity is part of Pickworth's scholarship from the NIH, which includes one more summer in the lab, followed by two years of working at the NIH.

Read last fall's story on Pickworth's scholarship announcement.

Albion Ranks Among Nation's
Best in Several Lists
America's Best

Albion College made Princeton Review’s list of America's 377 Best Colleges again!

College guidebooks such as U.S. News and World Report and Fiske use alumni giving participation rates as the sole criterion to rate alumni satisfaction when completing overall institutional quality ratings. To move up (or maintain our place) in the rankings, and thus attract quality students, we must increase our alumni participation rate. These rankings also serve to increase the value of degrees from Albion College.

To play a role in helping us increase our rankings, make a secure gift online.

� Albion Ranks Among Washington Monthly's Best Liberal Arts Colleges


MIAA Title-Winning '61 Football Squad Returns at Wheaton Game

Champion Football

Albion College welcomed the 1961 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association champion football team for a reunion Saturday, Sept. 8 as the Britons defeated 10th-ranked Wheaton College. Selected members of the '61 squad served as honorary captains for the game, joining the Britons on the field for the coin toss.

It was the first undefeated team for Coach Morley Fraser and it was the second of his five MIAA football championships with the Britons.



You're Invited: Len Berkey Retirement Celebration

After 35 distinguished years at Albion College, Len Berkey -- exemplary professor, mentor, colleague, and friend -- will retire at the end of Fall 2012. In honor of this momentous occasion, the Department of Anthropology & Sociology invites you to join us in a celebration of Len's career at a reception during Homecoming Weekend:

Len's Legacy: Racial Equality, Educational Reform,
and Jessie's Gift
Saturday, October 13 in the KC Stack

Please join us for light food and refreshments beginning at 3 pm. At 4 pm, a panel of Len's students will lead a symposium on Len's lasting impact on their lives and careers, including discussion of the Jessie's Gift Seminar and Len's powerful perspectives on inequality and education in American society.

Please RSVP at this Evite link. For questions, contact Scott Melzer, chair of Albion's Department of Anthropology & Sociology.




Point of Pride: Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center

The Albion College equestrian program was established in 2004 and offers something for everyone, from beginners through experienced competitors. Three intercollegiate riding teams compete in hunt seat, western, and dressage as part of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA).

Many students from all parts of the United States attend Albion because of the Equestrian Center -- either because of available horse boarding on campus or the riding programs.

Albion's Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center holds regular public events. Check out the calendar and stop by for a visit!




Join Us for First-Ever Jewish Alumni Reunion

Jewish alumni, parents, and friends will join us for the first-ever Jewish Alumni Reunion on Sunday, October 7. Reconnect with friends, meet current students, share in the last day of Sukkot, and learn about how spiritual life has evolved at Albion. Hosted by Albion College Hillel and the Office of Alumni Engagement.


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Liz Elias, '13, Earns HR Internship

"This summer, I used my psychology studies at Albion College to dive into human resources with an internship at Plymouth Technology, a company that produces equipment used by industrial wastewater and water treatment facilities."


Read about Elias's internship in her own words on our profile page.

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Moose Scheib, '02, part of Detroit Public TV's 'Arab American Stories'

Hon. James Kingsley, '63, earns Judicial Excellence Award

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