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Pre-medicine students at Albright College are now able to take part in credited, on-site clinical scribe experiences at Berks Community Health Center’s newest location on Rockland Street, just steps away from Albright College’s Rockland Hall. The health center features 40 rooms for medical and pediatric exams, as well as optometry, podiatry and other specialty care.
Albright College students can now earn two degrees within four years, thanks to a new articulation agreement with Drexel University. Undergraduates will finish with both a Bachelor of Science degree from Albright and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Drexel.
While keynote Heidi Devlin Berg, Ph.D. ’04 addressed more than 40 Albright College students presenting scholarly work at the 20th annual Berks County Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference in April, more than two dozen of Albright’s accelerated psychology students presented research at the Eastern Psychological Association’s annual conference in New York, N.Y. In addition, several concentrated groups of Albright science students presented original work at conferences around the country this spring. And another 16 students took part in one-on-one student/faculty research this summer though the college’s ACRE program.
Albright College received a $100,000 grant from the George I. Alden Trust to support building, equipment and technology needs for its Psychology Department. The funds will be used to modernize classrooms and technological equipment, and add an updated eyetracking device.
Two dozen Albright College students took part in an annual Lions’ Lair business idea challenge over the spring, in which competitors presented business proposals to a panel of faculty and community business leaders, including Brent Hurley ’06, startup investor and founding team member of YouTube; Ron Scheese ’83, president and CEO of Andesa Services, Inc.; Katherine Scheese ’86, owner of From the Heart Consignment Boutique; and Pete Molinaro, CEO & chairman of Adhezion Biomedical, LLC. The first place team, “Elevated Therapy Tape, ET Tape,” proposed creating therapeutic CBD infused kinesiology tape. Following the competition, winning team members met with industrial hemp grower and processer, Steve Groff, M.D. ’87, owner of Wyndridge Farm (see page 19), to explore further work on their project.
38 students presented ACRE research during the 2019 interim and summer sessions.
Four members of Albright’s class of 2023 have earned full Davis Scholarships, covering the full cost of tuition, room and board at Albright College. Established following the passing of Louise D. Hinnershots in the name of her father, Warren L. Davis, Davis Scholarships are awarded to students of strong academic performance, in the hope that Albright will help them to become creative, critical thinkers with a desire to better serve their communities beyond college.
Albright is one of the most ethnically and economically diverse schools –U.S. News and World Reporter