Four new senators elected into student government

Albion College’s Student Senate welcomed four new students into their organization, marking the first election of the semester. The students were elected by peers and sworn in on Sept. 30, making them four of 27 senators that encompass the government.

As stated in Student Senate’s Constitution, “promotion of the welfare, protection of the rights, and representation of the opinions of the students of Albion College in a way consistent with basic principles of republican government and liberal arts education,” senators uphold a true government while acting by the students’ voices.

These newly sworn in senators will hopefully continue the long standing tradition of Student Senate, along with acting in the students’ best interests.


Tony Marchello, Ann Arbor junior.

What drew you to Albion: I really liked the idea of a small campus, where students could develop a more personal relationship with their professors.

What you hope to improve: I hope that I can help improve the relationship between the students and the administration.

What you are most looking forward to about Student Senate: [I am excited] to be able to work with my fellow students here at Albion to help improve Albion College for everyone.

Favorite Quote: “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh


Clare Russell, Dearborn first-year.

What drew you to Albion: Albion has always been my dream school. It really helps that the students and alumni are amazing, and the campus is beautiful!

What you hope to improve: Making sure that the student body’s voice is heard.

What you are most looking forward to about Student Senate: [I am looking forward to] being able to become a leader for others and to myself.

Favorite quote: “You are an unique and unrepeatable miracle of God.” ―Terry Gladstone


Jacob Lyday, Bay City first-year.

What drew you to Albion:  The excellent Public Policy and Political Science program. It was better than programs at other schools of comparable size in the state.

What you hope to improve: I hope to listen to my fellow students, especially freshmen, whom I am elected to represent, to see what their needs and wants are. Once I know what is important to them, I will plan on improving it.

What are you most looking forward to about Student Senate: I look forward to learning the ins and outs of student government and learning what goes on to keep Albion’s student programs running.

Favorite Quote: “The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years, but he who has had the richest experiences.”―Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Chelsea Adams, Livonia first-year.

What drew you to Albion: The science department and how nice everyone is!

What you hope to improve: [I hope make sure] accurate information [is] being provided to students so that people can hear the facts and not just gossip.

What you are most looking forward to about Student Senate: [I am looking forward to] being able to have an active role in the Albion College community.

Favorite quote: “You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.” ―Frederick Buechner

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