Professor Emeritus Cracraft passes away

November 30, 2023

E. Scotty Cracraft, professor emeritus of economics and management, passed away on Nov. 23, 2023, at age 92.

A USAF veteran who served during the Korean War in South Korea and Germany, Cracraft was a military and Ford Motor Company accountant and an accounting professor at Adrian College before his tenure at Albion. He retired as Professor Emeritus at Albion College in 1997 and stayed connected to many of his students who became life-long friends.

A popular professor, Cracraft was a long-time adviser to the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity.

“I have never encountered any professor who took a more personal interest in the lives and successes of his students,” said Gaylord Smith, emeritus professor of economics and management. “Rarely would we engage in conversation without the topic turning to Joe’s midterm or Sally’s internship. He was academic advisor for more than twice the normal load of students.”

He was a certified public accountant and attended the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), earning a BBA and MS.