Alumni Notes

Tell us where you are, what you’re doing, and what’s happening in your life!

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Recent Alumni Notes

  • Fred '55 and Marge Lyda Wood '55

    continue to spend the winter in their RV, usually by the Salton Sea in California.

    Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
  • Jennifer Cornell '98

    was recently hired by Ann Arbor SPARK as its new director of communications. Jenn will work to integrate Ann Arbor SPARK’s marketing efforts, delivering consistent, compelling messaging around its work, events, and successes. She’ll coordinate with Ann Arbor SPARK’s business development, entrepreneurial services, and leadership team to amplify the Ann Arbor region’s brand - Startup City USA.

    Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017
  • Ashley Mountfort '12 and Peren

    would like to announce the birth of our son, Isaac Tamati Mountfort. He was born 8.9lbs on April 8, in Dunedin, New Zealand where we reside.

    Posted: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
  • Elizabeth Webster '11

    is graduating with her Master of Arts in Community Counseling and Art Therapy from Wayne State University, May 2017. Elizabeth recently accepted a full time position as a Senior Group Therapist Clinician at Albion Starr Commonwealth starting this spring.

    Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
  • Brenda Ostrander-Jones '65

    beginning this September we will have two granddaughter attending Alma, Libby Jones ’18 and Callie Jones ’21.

    Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017
  • Elizabeth Gupton '14

    received two synergy awards for creativity and collaboration at Spectrum Health and is getting married to Joseph King on 8.19.17.

    Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017
  • Tom Anthony '72 and Denise Anthony

    in the last year has become certified with the Institute of Continuing Legal Education for additional work in Probate and Estate Planning while also successfully publishing two articles (“Tribal Court Comity: Settled Areas of the Law,” The Federal Lawyer; “The Demise of Dower,” Michigan Bar Journal.) He maintains his legal practice and continues to work as a Professor with Central Michigan University. As he remains active in the legal and professional community he extends his service as a reviewer for the Journal of Legal Studies in Business and a Reviewer/Member of the Editorial Board for the Rocky Mountain Law Journal. Tom continues to reside in Mt. Pleasant, MI with his wife Denise. He is active with the Alma Alumni Board, Angel Wings, CMU Medical School Fundraising, CMU President Advisory Council and the Mt. Pleasant Community Church. In their free time Tom and Denise love to spend time with their 4 adult children and grandchild: Sarah (Ben) Jackson - Racine, WI; Devon Anthony - Chicago, IL; Sean Anthony - Water Valley, MS; Arin (Chris) DiBello and their daughter Hayley - Daytona Beach, FL.

    Posted: Friday, April 7, 2017
  • Marty Spencer '82

    will be retiring from St. Ignace Area Schools this June after a 30 year career in teaching and 12 years as Athletic Director. Also coached football for 30 years, past 20 as head football coach.

    Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017
  • Marilyn Geissinger Sellers '68

    retired on March 4 from my 47 year career as an RN. Most of my practice in Neonatal ICU’s. Plan to travel to places on my bucket list here and abroad.

    Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017
  • Carol Cummings Kutzner '55

    signed up for a polar bear tour in Manitoba CA for the last week in October 2017.

    Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017
  • Jeff Salling '05

    and wife, Pamela Salling, welcomed their second child, Hunter Carl. Big sis, Francie Joy, is thrilled and loves on him as much as possible. They continue to live and work in the Chicago legal industry.

    Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017
  • Karen Donohoe Siscoe '76

    after retiring from teaching and owning a business in Florida, Karen now spends her summers in Europe with her husband on their French Canal cruising boat. They just finished 10 years on the French canals. Karen is looking forward to her 50th reunion this fall and hopes to reconnect with Alma friends, especially those who went to Paris in 1965 for the first French Junior Year Abroad program which was organized by Dr. Azarian.

    Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017
  • Warren Ronk '91 and Jean '93

    Jacob (17 years) Made Eagle Scout. Alex (14 years made a baseball team that had 400 people tryout. The family moved from Cincinnati to Wichita KS as I had a job change from GE to Spirit Aerosystems

    Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017
  • Emalee Sutherland Rose '04 and Justin Rose '06

    moved to Midland in June 2016 and welcomed our second daughter, Norah Vivianne, in November.

    Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017
  • Kate Bruder Greenman '08

    and her husband, Billy Greenman, welcomed their first child, William Noah, on February 21, 2017. They continue to live and work in Lima, Peru.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
  • John Acton '56

    presented Grace Sutherland an upcoming 2017 Alma grad with a healing bench that he made of beautiful wood. This is his 709th bench he has skillfully crafted and presented to others.

    Posted: Friday, March 3, 2017
  • Andy Merchant '00

    has been named the head baseball coach at Olivet College.

    Posted: Thursday, March 2, 2017
  • Susan Cook '71

    has joined the law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP. She represents dozens of individuals and corporations in the automotive, healthcare, gaming, recreation, senior care and chemical industries, including Fortune 500 companies.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
  • Mabel Gonzalez-Morales Martin '12 and Joe Martin '13

    were married on September 24, in Lansing, MI. They met at Alma College in 2009. Their wedding party consisted of Alma Alumni Daniel Gonzalez ’09, Jessica Kennard ’09, Lauren Wagner ’13, Katie Zaborowicz ’13, and Brad Tippett ’13.

    Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017
  • Mabel Gonzalez-Morales Martin '12 and Joe Martin '13

    are happy to announce they’re expecting their first baby! Their baby girl will arrive in June 2017. A new Alma legacy coming soon!

    Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017
  • Jessica Karbowski Weare '04

    and her husband, Neil Weare, welcomed their first child, Jacob Bernard, on September 23, 2016. We have already bragged to our friends about Jacob’s contingent acceptance letter to Alma!

    Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
  • Warren Ronk '91 and Jean '93

    moved from GE Aviation to Spirit Aerosystems formerly Boeing Wichita. Senior Engineer in carbon fiber composite structure

    Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
  • Terrence Dean '72 and Ann Schiessler '74

    will be returning to China on a Fulbright grant to teach patent law in April. Last year he taught intellectual property law at the Chongqing Intellectual Property School in China. He previously taught American law at East China University of Politics and Law, in Shanghai. His wife, Ann (class of ’74), will be joining him on the trip.

    Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017
  • Ralph Springfield '57

    reunited with former baseball teammate Lynn Hahn ’57 this past December. They shared memories and photos from their college days from more than 60 years ago. The two played together for three years at Alma and made history during their time together, winning the 1955 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship. Ralph still holds the record as Alma’s winningest pitcher.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
  • Jim Daniels '78

    has two books of poems coming out in 2017, Rowing Inland, Wayne State University Press, and Street Calligraphy, Steel Toe Books. He is the Baker University Professor at Carnegie Mellon.

    Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2017
  • Samantha Lyttle Samuels '08

    earned her masters degree in Music Education from Oakland University in April ’16 and married Steven Samuels in December ’16. She is teaching K-12 general and vocal music at Eton Academy in Birmingham Michigan.

    Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2017
  • Rick Warmbold '90

    taking a time out to enjoy life with my 9 year old son in the Florida Keys. If the winds bring you this way please let us know!!

    Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2017
  • Nancy Butts Shaver '75

    retires after a long successful career in education. Over the years, Nancy’s evaluators have documented her patient, respectful and caring actions. She is noted as being a quality educator who loves to “show case” science, long before STEM was all the rage.

    Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2016
  • Gary Dorrien '74

    wins religion award for his book “The New Abolition: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Black Social Gospel.” The book earned Dorrien the 2017 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, jointly with the University of Louisville, awards the $100,000 prize to honor and publicize creative and significant insights into the relationship between human beings and the divine. The award also recognizes ways in which this relationship may inspire or empower human beings to attain wholeness, integrity, or meaning, either individually or in community.

    Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2016
  • Robert (Bob) Wollard '60

    retired Eoiscopal Priest now living in Waterford, MI. After 52 years of parish, chaplaincy, and educational ministry I now do mostly Sunday supply, consulting, and mentoring. Our youngest grandson, Aaron Leonard, is a Senior at Alma this year & having a great time.

    Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016