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Gerstacker Students Learn About Institute’s Namesake in Midland Trip

Gerstacker Institute students learned about former Dow Chairman Carl A. Gerstacker during a visit to the company's Midland, Mich., headquarters on May 21.

Gerstacker Institute students learned about former Dow Chairman Carl A. Gerstacker during a visit to the company's Midland, Mich., headquarters on May 21.

Students enrolled in the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management recently traveled to Midland, where they learned more about Carl A. Gerstacker and toured the area. On their May 21 trip, the 20 students participating in the institute’s summer session heard from current and former Dow executives as well as members of the Gerstacker family.

Albion E&M Students Partner with Harvard Business School Online

Robinson Hall

Robinson Hall

Albion College, along with four other schools in the Michigan Colleges Alliance, collaborated with Harvard Business School Online this spring to work on a research-based business project in a blended learning program. "This is what a liberal arts education is. ... It was a perfect fit," said Vicki Baker, professor of economics and management.

Wes Dick: Judge Damon Keith's Life Was an American Dream Story

Judge Damon Keith (left) and Albion College history professor Wesley Arden Dick, September 2012

Judge Damon Keith (left) and Albion College history professor Wesley Arden Dick, September 2012

Despite the obstacles, indignities and insults he faced throughout his life, Judge Damon Keith, a longtime friend of Albion College and valued member of the Albion family, became an icon for justice and a crusader for the disadvantaged. One of the 20th century's most significant members of the federal bench, Judge Keith passed away April 28. Professor of history Wes Dick (pictured with his friend) offers a tribute.

Jasmine Maddox, '20, Wins National Disability Advocacy Award

Jasmine Maddox, '20

Jasmine Maddox, '20
Being in college, struggling with a disability, and advocating for a change in campus climate seems just about impossible—until you meet Jasmine Maddox, '20. This semester, Maddox was one of two undergraduates nationwide to receive a 2019 Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) Scholarship. The award recognizes Maddox's work as a disability advocate on Albion's campus, and provides support for her final year of college.

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