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‘He Saw My Abilities’ taught me some more about business and economics simply through watching him work his arguments. —Lisa Lewis, professor of chemistry, who worked with Steinhauer as Honors associate director He was absolutely the best professor I had and one of the finest people I ever met. I became a partner in a Big Four accounting firm and the skills he taught me—preparing for and dealing with difficult subject matter—helped me my entire life. I had a lot of great teachers, but he was the best. —Kevin Nixon, ’77

Larry Steinhauer, professor emeritus of economics and management and former director of the then-named Honors Institute, passed away December 25, 2017. (See page 46 for highlights of his 32-year career at Albion.) Former students and colleagues shared thoughts and recollections about their mentor and friend after hearing the news. Dr. Steinhauer was a friend and mentor who opened my eyes to a world of possibilities that I didn’t know existed. He was kind and nurturing and my relationship with him changed my life forever. I will never forget what he did for me. —Marty Nesbitt, ’85 The Honors Program was my first home at Albion. Many thanks to Dr. Steinhauer for his

role in helping so many Albion students discover their interests and aptitudes as young scholars. —Natalie Dubois, ’97 Larry was a master at program review and data. He monitored every trend, from the number of recruits to the [Honors] program to the actual number that matriculated to the number of theses completed by these students. Larry

Larry Steinhauer was very smart, and he pitched his classes at a high level. Academically strong students considered his courses among the best that they took at Albion College. As Honors Program director, he doubled enrollment while simultaneously raising admissions standards. More importantly Larry was a mensch—a good person. My first day at work at Albion, he volunteered to help me carry heavy book boxes from my car to my office. He mentored both faculty and students. I considered him a friend, and I miss him. —Greg Saltzman, professor of economics and management and department chair Before arriving at Albion, I would have never believed that

I would be an economics major in college. As my advisor, Dr. Steinhauer suggested human resources as a career and assisted me in obtaining an internship. He later encouraged me to apply to Michigan State for a master’s degree. The self-confidence that I gained from being successful in Larry Steinhauer’s classes has served me well through my years in human resources and now as a small-business owner. —Susan Hibbins Carroll, ’85 Dr. Steinhauer was one of my favorite professors at Albion. When you were around him, you knew right away that he was the smartest person in the room, but with his demeanor, that was somehow never intimidating. He found a way to make macroeconomics interesting, which, given the subject matter, was no easy task! —Michael Kobylarz, ’96 Professor Steinhauer was one of the most influential teachers for my life after Albion. He saw my abilities, listened to me for who I was, and helped me make the decision towards graduate school in economics at UMass Amherst that gave me the lovely life and career I have today. I often wonder what path I would have taken if it weren’t for his guidance and knowledge. Now, when I teach my undergraduate students, I wonder if my help and understanding meet the standards he set. —Valerie Voorheis, ’86

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Io Triumphe! Spring-Summer 2018  

Io Triumphe! The magazine for alumni, parents, and friends of Albion College

Io Triumphe! Spring-Summer 2018  

Io Triumphe! The magazine for alumni, parents, and friends of Albion College