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Albright Out Loud Podcasts


Albright Out Loud with President Fetrow

Albright Out Loud is a podcast about the inspiring stories, innovative experiences and vibrant community on our campus. Host Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, Ph.D., ’82 president and alumna of Albright College, interviews students, alumni, staff, faculty and community members to explore the impactful learning that empowers Albrightians to success and personal fulfillment during college and beyond! The podcast is produced in Albright’s Center for the Arts and features sound engineering by Tyler Simmons ’23 and theme music composed by Hansel Quezada ’22. Check out episodes here or via Spotify.


Episode 6 : Albright ACREs: Student-Driven Research
Albright’s groundbreaking, student-driven learning program is called ACRE – short for Albright Creative Research Experience. To highlight these deeply enriching experiential opportunities, we’re joined by Abigail Platero, a senior arts administration and psychology major, and her ACRE adviser, David Tanner, director of Albright’s Center for the Arts, to discuss her project to ensure artist diversity in our Freedman Gallery, and her multi-faceted internship working with the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, an arts education and gallery hub near campus.

More about Albright ACRE opportunities: https://www.albright.edu/about-albright/offices-departments/elcdc/experiential-learning/acre/

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts: https://goggleworks.org/

Episode 5: High-Tech Help: Innovation for K-12 Support
2018 School of Professional Studies graduate Barbara Grimm, founder of mobile phone app School Responder, tells the story of how her work as an Albright organizational behavior and applied psychology student inspired her innovative business that provides vital safety and wellness support to K-12 students. A former 911 emergency services dispatcher, Barbara also worked for 15 years as an educational support specialist prior to working with Albright professor, Lisa Hain, Psy.D. and creating the groundbreaking app. Dr. Hain, professor and chair of the SPS Applied Psychology program, also joins the conversation to discuss the connection between technology and emotional wellbeing, and the adult student experience in the applied psychology program.

Visit the School Responder website: https://www.schoolresponder.com/

Episode 4: Real World Runway: Albright Fashion Majors
As Albright fashion students prepare to premiere their designs in New York City on September 10 during New York Fashion Week, we discuss the college’s four distinct fashion majors. Albright’s fashion programs empower students to formulate their artistic vision and develop vital skills and professional connections to create thriving careers in the industry. Ashley Hillegass ’21 and Scott French ’87 talk about how their time as Albright student designers led them to their creative styles, New York Fashion Week experiences and professional successes.

Learn more about Albright fashion programs at: https://www.albright.edu/academic/undergraduate-programs/fashion-and-costume/

Visit the NYFW website at: https://nyfw.com

Episode 3: Science of Cooking: Creativity in the Classroom
Did you know your kitchen is a laboratory? That’s right! To explore how a home chef is also a home scientist, and to illustrate Albright creativity in the classroom, chemistry professor Ian Rhile, Ph.D., and School of Professional Studies student Tim Kiester ’22 share enlightening experiences from our Chemistry of Cooking course. This innovative class, developed by Rhile, nourishes student curiosity and demystifies chemistry concepts through delicious (and educational) food.

Episode 2: Rocketing Research: Fueling Youth Innovation
Albright’s Science Research Institute adds rocket fuel to dual enrollment programs, helping young students soar and explore through investigation of STEM, arts, engineering, IT and any subject that captures their imaginations. Adelle Schade, institute founder and director and dean of pre-college and summer programs, discusses the innovative work done by young students in the institute. Accomplished high school students Srigouri Oruganty, a 2022 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair winner, and Abby Robinson, winner of the 2022 Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science competition, tell their student success stories.

Episode 1: Campus to Congress: Shawn Gamble ’20
Students envisioning their futures need visionary academics, as well as hands-on experiences and dedicated faculty mentors. Shawn Gamble ’20 returns to Albright to tell the story of his journey from campus to U.S. Congress and catch up with political science professor Michael Armato, Ph.D. and President Fetrow.

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