Trustee Diane Carr, '81, Offers Insight on Work-Life Balance in E&M Class
Women who aspire to have it all can achieve those goals if they define the things they want, Albion College trustee Diane Carr, '81, told students in Vicki Baker's Women in Business & Leadership class.
Carr balanced the responsibilities of being a wife and a mother of two sons while working her way to becoming a partner in the East Lansing law firm of Brookover, Carr & Schaberg before retiring in 2011.
"In general, a woman can have it all, but she has to figure out what having it all means to her," Carr said. "There are tradeoffs."
Dobbins, '12, Selected for Challenge Detroit Program
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 hiredMYway.com 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.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
Albion 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.