Special Off-Campus Events
Thinking Ahead to
a Career in Business?
Get an insider’s perspective on what it takes to become a successful business leader today.
- Selecting an undergraduate business program
- Planning your college major
- Pursuing internships and other real-world experiences
- Obtaining a global perspective
- Sharpening your leadership and communication skills
Business executives and staff from Albion College's Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management will offer advice on planning for a career in business and how to become a top candidate for positions with leading corporations, financial institutions, and accounting firms.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 – 7 p.m.
Offices of Bodman PLC
1901 St. Antoine St., 6th Floor at Ford Field
Detroit, MI 48226
Advance registration requested by September 16.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 7 p.m.
Full Circle Marketing and Design
648 Monroe Ave. NW Suite 500
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Advance registration requested by September 19.
We hope you and your family will attend.
If you have any questions, please contact the Albion College Admission Office at 800/858-6770 or via email at
Elkin R. "Ike" Isaac, '48
2005 Elkin R. Isaac Alumni Lecture
Former Athletic Director at the University of the Pacific
“Exercise: Combating the Aging Process”
4:00 pm, Wednesday, April 21, 2005
Bobbitt Visual Arts Auditorium
A member of the Albion College faculty from 1952 to 1975, Elkin R. "Ike" Isaac also served as head basketball coach (1953-1959), head track coach (1953-1962), and head cross country coach (1962-1969). He led his teams to one Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) basketball title, six consecutive league championships in track and three cross country championships. He also served as athletic director.
Upon leaving Albion in 1975, Isaac became athletic director at the University of the Pacific. He retired there in 1984.
As an Albion student, Isaac earned All-MIAA honors in 1943, 1946, and 1947 for his outstanding performance on the basketball court. He was captain and voted Most Valuable Player of the 1947 team. He also played football for three years. Isaac was inducted into the Albion College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989 and received the Hall of Fame's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999.
He interrupted his college career from 1943 to 1945 to serve in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot during World War II.
In honor of Isaac's long-time support of Albion College athletics, the College's outdoor track, rebuilt and resurfaced in 1997, was named in his honor. The Elkin Isaac Track Drive was co-chaired by Cedric and June Luke Dempsey, both ’54, with assistance from Thomas Schwaderer, '56.
The Elkin R. Isaac Endowed Lectureship was created in 1991 by Isaac's friends and former students. Today, this endowment has been expanded to fund the Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium.
Ike and his wife, Edie, reside in Kalamazoo.