Thinking Ahead to a
Career in Public Service?
Get an insider’s perspective on careers in law, government, and the non-profit world and how you can make a positive impact in your home community and beyond.
- Planning your college major
- Building your understanding of contemporary issues in law and public policy
- Pursuing internships and other real-world experiences
- Obtaining a global perspective
- Sharpening your leadership and communication skills
Grand Rapids area attorneys and local and state officials, along with staff and students from Albion College’s Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, will offer advice on planning for a meaningful career in government, the non-profit sector, human rights advocacy, international affairs, law, or politics.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
303 Pearl St., NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Registration is now closed.
Advance registration requested by September 12.
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
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.
The Holocaust Studies Service-Learning Project has begun its second decade of serving the Jewish community of Wrocłow and giving Albion College students the experience of a lifetime. Recently, we have been considering how we might develop HSSLP into a program that will flourish at Albion long after we are gone.
In order to do that, however, we must be able to articulate the program's outcomes. This is where you come in. By taking this short survey, you will help us to understand how the program has affected you. We can then explain its value as we communicate with College administrators, prospective students, granting agencies, and the like.
With thanks for your time and attention,
HSSLP Faculty and Staff:
Geoff Cocks (History)
Drew Dunham (Registrar)
Frank Kelemen (Counseling Services)
Patrick McLean (Ford Institute)
Jocelyn McWhirter (Religious Studies)
Carrie Booth Walling (Political Science)
To successfully complete the dual-degree program in engineering, with the intent to transfer to the two schools that are currently affiliated with Albion College (see above), students must fulfill the following requirements.
While at Albion College, each student must:
- Complete at least 24 units of college credit prior to transfer to an approved school of engineering. 16 of these units must be earned at Albion College.
- Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a minimum grade point average in courses in chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics of 3.0.
- Complete the writing competency requirement.
- Achieve successful transfer admission to an approved engineering program of study.
- Make a written application for a dual degree to the Albion College registrar. This application must be submitted by the end of the twelfth week of the student’s junior year and receive the endorsement of the Engineering Advisory Committee (EAC).
While at the transfer engineering school, each student must:
- Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
- Complete at least eight units of college credit in an ABET accredited program at the transfer school. These courses must be approved by the EAC for Albion credit.
Engineering Core Course Requirements
All students in the dual-degree program in engineering must complete the following core course requirements at Albion:
- LA 101: First-Year Seminar (1 unit)
- Three of the following seven Albion College core requirements (3 units):
- Artistic, Historical, and Textual Modes of Inquiry
- Environmental, Ethnicity, Gender, and Global Categories
- Students must complete the College divisional requirements
- Computer Science 171 (1 unit)
- Economics and Management 101 (1 unit)
- English 101 (1 unit)
- Mathematics 141, 143, 245, 247 (4 units)
- Physics 167, 168, 243, 244 (3 units)
- Chemistry 121, 123 (2 units)
Notes: The modeling and scientific modes of inquiry are completed by the required courses in science and mathematics.
Departmental policies on awarding AP credit are listed under the respective department in the Programs of Study section of this catalog. However, transfer institutions' policies on accepting AP credit vary. Students should consult with the DDPE director regarding AP credit while planning Albion course work.
Engineering Emphases Requirements
All students in the dual-degree program in engineering must select and complete one of the six areas of engineering emphasis listed below. General engineering is appropriate for students interested in aerospace, civil, marine, materials, mechanical or nuclear engineering.
- General Engineering: Physics 191, 245, 250; Mathematics/Physics 375 (3.25 units)
- Biomedical Engineering: Chemistry 211; Mathematics 309, Mathematics/Physics 375; Physics 191, 250 (4.25 units)
- Chemical Engineering: Chemistry 211, 212; Physics 191, 250 (3.25 units)
- Computer/Electrical Engineering: Computer Science 173; Mathematics 239; Physics 245, 250; Mathematics/Computer Science 299 or Physics 191 (4.25 units)
- Environmental/Geological Engineering: Mathematics/Physics 375; Biology 210 or Chemistry 211 or Physics 250; one course from Geology 101, 104, 115; Physics 191 (3.25 units)
- Industrial Engineering/Operations Research (IEOR): Computer Science 173; Economics and Management 211; Mathematics/Computer Science 299; Mathematics 309; one from Mathematics 310, 311, 326, 349, or 360 (4.25 units)
Note: DDPE students selecting IEOR must declare "DDPE: Mathematics-IEOR" as their major. All other DDPE students should declare "DDPE-Physics" as their major.