Career and Volunteer Center Coordinator Honored for Efforts to Promote Cooperative Learning, Internships

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Career and Volunteer Center Coordinator Michele Albright, of Ferris State University’s Center for Leadership, Activities and Career Services, has received the 2020 Don Hunt Service Award from the Michigan Career Educator and Employer Alliance, a Grand Rapids-based nonprofit organization.

A statewide professional organization that promotes collaboration between employers and Michigan colleges and universities has presented an award to Ferris State University’s Career and Volunteer Center coordinator for her work to maximize cooperative education and internship opportunities for students.

The Michigan Career Educator and Employer Alliance announced Michele Albright as the 2020 Don Hunt Service Award recipient on Friday, Oct. 2, during its virtual quarterly membership meeting and awards event. The MCEEA Awards Chairperson Yvonne Langley said that Albright is “known throughout the alliance for her soft skills, work ethic and engagement with employers and students.” Albright earned her Bachelor of Science from Ferris in 1996 followed by a Master of Science in Career and Technical Education in 2016 and is in Cohort 10 of Ferris’ Doctorate in Community College Leadership program.

“It is a privilege to work with students as they form interests, develop passions and gain employment skills through service and engagement,” Albright said. “My role is driven by my passion to help students change, or improve, the trajectory of their lives. It is an honor to serve as a connection between employers, opportunities, and students.”

The MCEEA presents the Don Hunt Service Award to a member of the Michigan co-op and or internship community for their significant contributions to promote and sustain the cooperative education and internship philosophy in the state. Albright is now in her 10th year as a Ferris staff member. She started her current duties in the Career and Volunteer Center of the Center for Leadership, Activities and Career Services in July 2013.