E&M Class Consults on Community Food Hub Launch

Robinson Hall
Economics and Management professors Vicki Baker and Joy Nakfoor focused on the soon-to-open Albion community Food Hub as a case study for a consulting class this fall. Students worked on ordinances and zoning, determined healthy food availability in Albion, and gauged local restaurant interest in local ingredients, as well as farmers' interest in a year-round market.

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E&M Chair Hooks Co-Authors Paper with Erdman, '14

Jon Hooks, professor and chair, economics and management, Albion College
Professor Jon Hooks, chair of the Albion College Economics and Management Department, and Sarah Erdman, '14, crunched two decades of data in their recently published paper on mutual fund discount prices. "Turnover and Closed-End Fund Discounts" appears in the current issue of the Journal of Business & Economics Research.

E&M's Steve Christian Receives Statewide CPA Honor

Steve Christian, adjunct instructor, economics and management, Albion College
Steve Christian, adjunct instructor of accounting in Albion College's Economics and Management Department, was recently honored by the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) for his service as the association's task force chair for educators.

An Intern's Career Ignition: Muniga, '15, at Mercedes-Benz USA

Ross Muniga, '15
CPA-track economics and management major Ross Muniga, '15, will soon wrap up a busy summer at Mercedes-Benz's U.S. headquarters in the New York-New Jersey metro area. Since May, the Grosse Pointe native been a part of the cross-functional team that supports operational buyers in the Americas, corresponding with staff around the globe. He was able to secure the competitive internship in part through the efforts of E&M alumna Brooke Kaltz, '05, a strategic projects manager for the German automaker.

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