Robyn Murphy, Gerstacker Institute Associate Director
B.A., 1995, Michigan State University
Office: Robinson 106A
Robyn Murphy is a graduate of Michigan State University's Broad College of Business. She received her bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management. Robyn has worked for a number of different companies earning experience in financial, automotive, staffing and mortgage industries. Those companies included: R.W. Smith, Raymond James, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., OfficeTeam and Quicken Loans. Most recently, Robyn's area of expertise was to develop staff through feedback, coaching and mentoring. She is thrilled to utilize these resources with the students of the Gerstacker Institute to advance their professional development and align their talents with internships that will excel their education.
Kim Tunnicliff Endowment
Kim Tunnicliff started his career at Albion College in 1984 when he became a faculty member in the Political Science Department. As director of the then-named Gerald R. Ford Institute for Public Service from 1985 to 1999, he placed a special emphasis on developing experiential and international educational experiences for college students. He was highly regarded by his academic colleagues both at Albion and beyond.
Kim's passionate belief in public service brought the level of opportunities for Ford students to new heights that have carried them forward to leadership positions all over the globe. This endowment was established by his family, former students, colleagues, and friends to celebrate his life and the widespread and enduring impact of his legacy at Albion College.
David Utrata, ’15
David Utrata is a member of the Ford Institute and the Center for Sustainability and the Environment. As Albion College's first-ever Kim Tunnicliff Fellow, David Utrata spent a semester in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The CIEE Stellenbosch Sustainability and Community study abroad program engages students in a variety of sustainability-related issues that impact present-day South Africa. David will deliver a public presentation on campus summarizing his research in Spring 2015.
Meet Our Alumni
It's a tradition going on four decades strong: Gerstacker students become successful and accomplished Gerstacker alumni. Through their efforts both in and out of the classroom, they are well prepared for the workplace and are often making a mark not long after graduating from Albion.
Meet some recent graduates below and see where their Gerstacker experience has taken them.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Keeneland Association
Centers and Institutes
You’ll live in the real world. Prepare to succeed there now.
That's the genius behind Albion's Centers and Institutes. Regardless of your academic and career interests, these programs add value through specialized academic offerings and opportunities. Put your learning to work through internships, research and other pre-professional experiences. Give yourself a distinct advantage when applying to graduate or professional school. Or landing your first job after graduation.
Our Centers and Institutes…
Enhance your academic major
Build self-confidence and leadership skills
Develop your problem-solving and communication skills valued by employers
Create a community of students who share your interests and aspirations
Connect you with alumni for networking and career relationships
An Albion College education. It's hands-on. It's the liberal arts. It's career readiness. It's providing you the knowledge, skills, and experiences you'll need to succeed in college, in your career, and in your life.