Brad Melpolder, '14, an economics and management major who is concentrating in the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management, reflects on the practical experiences he has gained to make him a marketable candidate when he pursues management jobs in the manufacturing industry after graduation. He has balanced these activities with the considerable investment of time and energy it takes to be a top performer in the swimming pool.
Thanks to a recent NetVUE grant from the Council of Independent Colleges, students at Albion College will now have even more support and opportunities to explore their values and seek meaningful life work. Albion is a founding member of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) and has received a program development grant of $50,000, one of only 36 grants awarded this year.
Jalyn Ingalls created an individualized major at Albion College to merge her interests in management and kinesiology. Now in her senior year, the Ellsworth, Mich., native is bringing the academic disciplines together as the research for her thesis examines whether she can develop leaders with the combination of small group training and practical experience. “The question is what it’s going to take to get kids to be physically active,” Ingalls said.
Vicki Baker, associate professor of economics and management, was recently chosen to participate in the Elon University Center for Engaged Learning Seminar on Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research. Baker was chosen from more than 70 applicants for the honor.
Parker (left) is now the chief executive officer of the world's largest airline, as the merger of American Airlines and US Airways became official Monday, December 9. Vournakis has been named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow—the holder of 32 U.S. and foreign patents is the inventor of a polymer-based technology that has led to several FDA-approved medical products.
It may be 72 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor, but World War II study and scholarship are decidedly in the present at Albion College. This semester, two veterans of the war visited with history professor Wes Dick's "America in Crisis" class, adding personal perspective to academic study.
- Remembering Nelson Mandela
- Hagerman Book Links Education, Empire
- College Exceeds Giving Tuesday Donor Goal
- Michalec, '15, Is on the Books with Phillies Internship
- Seeing (Nano)Stars to Fight Disease: Carlos Matti's Internship
- Ditzler Receives a Dynamic Albion Welcome
- Dr. Mauri Ditzler Named 16th Albion College President
- Starting the Start-up: Claire Van Raaphorst's London Internship
- Albion College Marketing Wins Three Professional Awards
- Albion AICPA Team Returns to the Big Stage