Along N. 13th, Page 3 – Albright College

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New Social Mobility, Research, Public Service Accolades

Albright has been ranked a Top Liberal Arts College and a Best Bang for the Buck in the Northeast by Washington Monthly for 2021. The nonprofit magazine’s rankings are based on social mobility, research and providing opportunities for public service.

Washington Monthly ranks schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research and providing opportunities for public service. Ranking America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges, Washington Monthly rates schools according to “how well they help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.”

Albright College ranked 149 out of only 215 colleges across the country earning Top College honors, and ranked 238 out of 393 schools comprising the Northeast Best Bang for the Buck list.

Albright author: Indigenous Populations Shape Politics

Drawing on declassified surveillance documents and original ethnographic research, Alan Shane Dillingham, Ph.D., assistant professor of Latin American history at Albright College, has published “Oaxaca Resurgent: Indigeneity, Development, and Inequality in Twentieth-Century Mexico,” with Stanford University Press. The book examines how Indigenous people in one of Mexico’s most rebellious states shaped local and national politics during the 20th century.

Scholarships for RACC Grads

Albright has signed a new transfer agreement with Reading Area Community College (RACC), offering guaranteed admission for two-year associate degree graduates to complete bachelor’s degrees. In addition, Albright will provide a number of scholarship opportunities for RACC graduates, including a full tuition scholarship.

“As an anchor institution in Reading, we find it incredibly important to deepen partnerships with institutions like RACC,” said Albright President Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, Ph.D. ’82 “This seamless transfer process strengthens our existing partnership further, and offers local residents a clear path to a four-year degree at a top national college, right in their own backyard.”

Albright Adds New Faculty for 2021

Eight new faculty members and two visiting Fulbright language instructors joined Albright this fall, in the areas of English, Spanish, French, education and psychology. New faculty members include:

Conner Bassett, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English

Randall A. Grove, D.Ed.
Assistant Professor of Education

Jimmy Hamill, M.A.
Instructor of English

Sarah Heidebrink-Bruno, Ph.D.
Lecturer of English

Jaclyn Hilberg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English

Helen Lee, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

James Speese, Ph.D.
Lecturer of English

Lena Ziegler, Ph.D.
Lecturer of English

Laura López Calonge
Visiting Fulbright Instructor of Spanish

Eponine Leurs, M.A.
Visiting Fulbright Instructor of French

Summer Scholars Start College Early

Sixteen incoming first-year students got a four-week head start on their Albright education last summer, via the college’s Summer Scholars program.