Tour Guide at Albion College
Class of 2021
Hometown: St. Joseph, MI
Concentration: Secondary Education
Secondary Major: Spanish
I would like to graduate Albion college with Honors and get a job teaching history and Spanish at a high school.
My favorite class I've taken at Albion college would have to be my honors class with Jess Roberts. It's a humanities class about Moby Dick, which is one of our professor's favorite novels. I love the class because Jess is so animated and enthusiastic every single day. I also like classes that are more discussion based better than those than lecture based ones because you get to bounce ideas off other students and get more involved than sitting and taking notes the whole time.
My favorite place on campus would have to be the tree surrounded by a little brick curved wall right outside the bridge between the library and the learning centers. It first stuck out to me while I was touring Albion as a prospective student and something about it just felt so familiar with me--I could just picture myself studying there. It was one of the reasons I applied to Albion in the first place because it was the first college I had toured that I could actually see myself attending. It's a beautiful and peaceful spot on the edge of the quad, just off to the side enough that you can still engage with the world around you but at the same time far enough away that it won't be too distracting. You could go there to people watch or study for an upcoming exam.
I was very torn between two different schools, both of which I could picture myself attending. When I was trying to decide between the two schools, a girl I had met during the Distinguished Scholars Program would text me every once in a while asking how I was doing and if I had any questions about Albion or college in general with which she could help me. I was also receiving hand written letter from other people I had met while on my few visits to Albion. No one from the other school ever reached out to me in such a personal way. It was the little things like that that made all the difference.