Donor Profile: Alice Sova-Stoneback ’04 and Matt Stoneback ’04
While at Alma College, Alice Sova-Stoneback ’04 and Matt Stoneback ’04 not only fell in love with each other, they fell in love with the College.
“We first talked about giving back while we were dating,” says Sova-Stoneback, who is a high school French teacher. “We always said that someday, we’d give back. It was part of our plan for the future.”
Alice and Matt Stoneback next to the Stoneback
Multimedia Studio in the Eddy Music Center
Through her Trustees Honors Scholarship, she saw the direct link between donations and the impact they make in students’ lives. Without donors, she says she “wouldn’t have had the opportunity to study at Alma.”
After touring the Eddy Music Building construction site during a campus visit, the couple says they knew it was time to initiate the plan they made as students. Because of this generosity, Alma is now lucky to have the Stoneback Multimedia Studio.
This gift is especially meaningful to Stoneback, a deputy sheriff who spent much of his time as an Alma music education major in this studio. In fact, he even named his private business Eddy Sound.
“What I’m currently doing couldn’t have happened without that studio,” says Stoneback. “It’s near and dear to me. We want to pass this experience down and help students by providing them the tools they need to succeed.”