Student & Alumni Features

Kali Albern sketching

Kali Albern, a Member of Allegheny’s Class of 2017 — in Spirit

In a perfect world, Kali Albern ’17 would march across the stage at Allegheny College’s Commencement on May 13, happily accepting her bachelor’s degree as an art major. Sadly, that won’t happen. Kali tragically died in August 2015 when she should have been preparing to return to campus for her junior year. “Kali felt very […] Read More

Mitchell Carrigan

Mitch’s Miraculous Journey to Meadville

On Oct. 13, 2014, Mitchell Carrigan’s life took a dramatic turn. It was the day he had surgery to remove a tumor from his brain. “I was scared but I had hope; I knew all I had to do was push through and things would get better,” Carrigan says now, 30 months after the operation. […] Read More

Students who participated in Ready to Run

Ready to Run Program Ignites Allegheny Students’ Interest in Public Service

Seven Allegheny College students explored what it takes to pursue careers in public service by participating in Ready to Run Pittsburgh, a bipartisan training program to encourage women to seek government leadership positions. The students attended the Feb. 4 workshop through financial support from the College’s Career Education office and Jennifer Daurora, a 1999 Allegheny […] Read More

Bing and Mary Ewalt

Endowed Prize Established at Allegheny College to Address Environmental Challenges

Many environmentalists believe that climate issues are the biggest challenges facing world leaders today, and in particular they see the availability of potable water as a major source of future concern for many nations. “Water will most likely become the new gold,” says Henry “Bing” Ewalt, a 1962 Allegheny graduate who majored in political science. […] Read More

Allegheny Senior Awarded Grant for Environmental Research

Allegheny College senior Alexandrea Rice has been awarded a Davey Foundation Annual Arbor Grant for her work in eco-friendly research. Rice is an environmental science major, with a focus in forest and soil science, and a geology minor. “The award is a testament to Alex’s work as an undergraduate in (Professor) Rich Bowden’s lab on […] Read More

Graduates on Brooks Walk

Alumna’s Gift to Internship Fund Helps Students Along Path from College to Career

Interning at a Washington, D.C. think tank gave Aurley Morris ’15 a vivid snapshot of life as a young professional just before her senior year at Allegheny College. Bolstered by that experience, the political science major transitioned seamlessly into a full-time position at a major consulting firm after graduation. Just a year and a half […] Read More

Heather Bosau

Allegheny College Senior Heather Bosau Awarded Pennsylvania House Legislative Fellowship

Allegheny College senior Heather Bosau, of Mentor, Ohio, has been awarded a Pennsylvania House Legislative Fellowship for 13 weeks beginning in late January 2017. Allegheny students have been selected for three consecutive years for the highly competitive fellowship program, which puts students in the offices of committee chairmen or other leaders in the Pennsylvania House […] Read More

Tori Rollin and Matthew Kim

Allegheny Students Answer the Call as Emergency Medical Technicians

Like other Allegheny College students, Victoria “Tori” Rollin and Matthew Kim strive to find the right balance between schoolwork and their outside involvements. But their extracurricular activities go well beyond what many students take on: Rollin and Kim volunteer to be on call 24/7 for the Vernon Township Fire Department as EMTs, or emergency medical […] Read More

Student Sings to Help Save Lives

Brett Trottier ’19 has been playing his guitar and singing in the lobby of the Allegheny College Campus Center since he returned from Thanksgiving break. The most recent evidence: groups of students taken to occasionally filming, mostly staring, and enthusiastically applauding. Trottier is a member of the Philanthropic Committee of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, […] Read More

Rigorous Academics Inspire a Career in Physics

When he enrolled at Allegheny, Colby Mangini ’04 thought he’d probably major in international studies. He had studied Spanish in high school, and international business and economics sounded interesting. He wanted a college degree but wasn’t exactly passionate about academics. “I wasn’t challenged that much in high school and could get by doing the bare […] Read More