Burdine and McConnell Alumni Committee Tribute

Robinson Hall
There is a bond that still holds fast with many Albion College students who were part of what was then known as the Professional Management Program, and which evolved and was renamed the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management. It was a new and different step for Albion, and the students who joined in knew they were doing something special that could change their lives. And leading the way were Frank Burdine, ’68, who returned to his alma mater in 1977 to run what was known then as Pro Man, followed in 1978 by John McConnell, an Albion economics professor, who coordinated the program until 1980.

Baker Discusses Future of Liberal Arts Colleges with National Media

Vicki Baker, professor of economics and management
Vicki Baker, professor of economics and management, has been studying the changing definition and scope of liberal arts colleges, and her research has drawn the interest of national media.

College Introduces Build Albion Fellows Class of 2021

Albion College shield
The nine incoming first-year students, introduced at an April 27 evening event in Upper Baldwin Hall, represents the largest group of Fellows yet as the program prepares to enter its third year. They will receive four-year tuition, room and board from the College in exchange for engagement in service projects that will benefit the Albion community.

First Two Albion Students Selected for National Intercollegiate Honors Band

Will Anderson and Grace Talaski
Earlier this spring, music students Grace Talaski, ’17, and Will Anderson, ’19, became the first two Albion students ever accepted to the College Band Directors National Association Intercollegiate Honors Band. The pair spent three days in Kansas City, Missouri, attending the national conference and performing with 60 other musicians chosen from small-college programs nationwide.

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