Dobbins, '12, Selected for Challenge Detroit Program

Caroline Dobbins makes a point while presenting a business plan with students from the Gerstacker Institute and Ecole superieur de Vente (SDV) during the Elkin Isaac Student Research Symposium in April.Albion College graduate Caroline Dobbins says her experience with Caster Concepts, her family's business in Albion, gives her an understanding of how a vibrant Detroit will change the state of Michigan. Her vision of a renewed, thriving and exciting Motor City helped her become one of 30 winners in the Challenge Detroit competition.

Dobbins, who graduated May 5 with an economics and management major and concentration in the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management, will work for for the next year while sharing positive attributes about Detroit through social media, live presentations and contacts with mainstream media.

E&M Students Consult on Redesign of Municipal Web Site

Katie Blumberg gestures while making her final presentation in class.Katie Blumberg gestures while making her final presentation in class.Academics are an essential part of the everyday life of a Division III athlete. But it’s not every day that athletes are given the opportunity to enter their surrounding community and take a hands-on approach to their learning.

Albion College baseball pitcher Brett Timmer (Jenison, senior), women’s tennis No. 2 singles player and 2012 all-MIAA first team performer Katie Blumberg (Farmington Hills, sophomore), football kicker Steve Seward (Trenton, sophomore), and women’s soccer midfielder Lindsey Lubanski (Lathrup Village, sophomore) were part of a school project charged with assisting Albion’s local government during the spring semester.

Baker's Research Sheds Light on Causes of Unethical Behavior in the Workplace

Vicki BakerAlbion College economics and management professor Vicki Baker has spent her academic career studying the decisions individuals make in the workplace. In a paper recently published in Personnel Psychology, Baker and her colleagues from the London Business School, Cornell University, the University of Michigan, and Pennsylvania State University developed a measure to predict unethical behavior.

Brown Mentors Management Students for Consulting Project

When Michael Brown, ’87, was a student at Albion College, creating a brochure for Albion’s Downtown Development Authority put him on the path that led to his current position as interactive director with Full Circle, a marketing and interactive agency in Grand Rapids.

Nearly 25 years later, Brown’s career has completed the full circle. This time, he’s mentoring a group of economics and management majors in a consulting project as the city of Albion evaluates the redesign of its website. In a management course taught by Vicki Baker, the students have broken into five teams working with Brown.

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