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Town & Gown 14: Markeese Boyd, ’19

This week’s show features Markeese Boyd, a first-year Albion College student and member of the Build Albion Fellows. Markeese comes from the city of Albion, and was selected as one of the first Build Albion Fellows. With that, he’s worked with his fellow students to help improve the community. Markeese talks about his first semester at college, bonding with the other Build Albion Fellows, and how – even when you go to school in the same town you grew up in – it can still seem like a world away.

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Build Albion Fellows Program

Albion College Enrolls First Class of Build Albion Fellows

Town & Gown 7: Maddie Drury, ’15

This week’s episode of Town & Gown features Maddie Drury, a 2015 graduate of Albion College who now serves as the assistant director of community programming. Maddie took on the Big Read and Build Albion Fellows projects in her first months on the job, and it was her sociology major at Albion that turned her on to community development.

Maddie talks about the hard work of collaboration, the slow work of development, and important work of connecting students with the Albion community.

Enjoy this conversation with Maddie Drury.

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Maddie Drury, ’15, Hands-On Profile

The Bigger Read: A Powerful Partnership Makes Magic

Albion College Students On The Big Read

Big Read Student Leaders Train on Campus

Town & Gown 6: Carles Sommerour, ’16

Carles Sommerour, a senior Communication Studies major at Albion College, grew up in Albion, and decided to stick around town and attend college after making a connection with Albion students.

Carles worked with the seven Build Albion Fellows students over this past summer, and thinks a lot about how to make his hometown better. He talks about all that, as well as his desire to stick around and continue to help Albion even after he graduates.

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Build Albion Fellows Program

First Class of Build Albion Fellows

Holland Park Project