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Alumni Notes

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Erika Powers Appelt '91 catching up with Chelsea Erb '14Erika Powers Appelt '91 catching up with Chelsea Erb '14

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Recent Alumni Notes

  • Denise Price Leonard '81

    would love to hear from classmates! E-mail- dleonard3us@yahoo.com.

    Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
  • Mike Jura ’95 and Jennifer Stoepker Jura ’96

    built our dream home last summer (that we designed ourselves) on Jen’s family’s property on West Lake. It is a magnificent place for our wonderful family.

    Posted: Thursday, January 8, 2015
  • Marcus Hong ’07 and Sarah Hong ’07

    are proud to announce the birth of our son, Matthijs Aleksandyr, on Nov. 20, 2014.

    Posted: Thursday, January 8, 2015
  • Ian Kennedy ’01

    recently became a partner of the firm Warner Norcross & Judd, LLP.  He concentrates his practice in general corporate law, employment and real estate law and also estate planning.  He regularly counsels closely help businesses as well as nonprofit, educational, government and religious institutions. Ian is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is president-elect of the Kalamazoo County Bar Association.  He serves on the board of Community Advocates Pooled Trust Committee and is past board member of Park and Recreation, Michigan Works! Kalamazoo/St Joseph and the Kalamazoo Public Library. He has been named Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine.  Ian resides in Kalamazoo with his wife, Sarah, and their four children.

    Posted: Thursday, January 8, 2015
  • Craig Wesley '72

    has been appointed Interim Dean of Admissions at St. Martin’s University. Located in Lacey, WA, St. Martin’s is a coeducational, Catholic, liberal arts university founded by the Benedictine Order.

    Posted: Thursday, January 8, 2015
  • Warren Slodowske ’62

    now lives in Colorado. For the second year in a row, I finished first in the over seventy age group at the Lakewood High School 5K Tiger Prowl Runs.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 6, 2015
  • Thomas McGuire ’08

    has been living in Chicago for five years, working for Chicago Mercantile Exchange and running marathons. Currently coaching little league baseball and attending coaching conventions in my free time. Traveling to Australia in Feb. 2015.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 6, 2015
  • Scott Larsen ’79

    was recently named Collegiate Research Professor at the University of Michigan. See full article at: www.research.umich.edu/umor/recognition-programs/research-faculty-awards and www.record.umich.edu/articles/faculty-members-honored-scholarship-service.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 6, 2015
  • Robin Rummel O’Dell ’91 and Matthew O’Dell ’91

    Robin continues in her 10th year of practice as an OB/GYN at Women’s Medical Center PC in Mt. Pleasant. Matt is teaching chemistry at CMU. Their three daughters, 16, 11, and 8, continue to grow taller!

    Posted: Tuesday, January 6, 2015
  • Richard Hastings ’64

    is well in Hawaii. I play a lot of golf and tennis. I also have a company that manages a small website for insurance professionals.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 6, 2015
  • Matthew Terry ’00 and Seema Terry

    are excited to move back to Michigan with our daughters, Suriya and Arya, after ten years in Chicago. Residing in Birmingham, Matt will be working for Trinity Health and is looking forward to returning to Alma!

    Posted: Tuesday, January 6, 2015
  • Mary Davis Collins ’81

    is retiring in June after teaching Kindergarten and 2nd grade for 33 years in Clyde, Ohio. Hope to slow down, do some traveling, and enjoy the family cottage on Lake Michigan.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 6, 2015
  • Laura Noble Scribner ’89

    still loves teaching and has three great daughters. One of my daughters is in her Junior year at Alma and is loving Alma life.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 6, 2015
  • Larry Birkenmeyer ’77

    continues to work at Abbott Laboratories, and lives in Glenview, IL with my wife and daughter.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 6, 2015
  • Kathrine Cummings Larsen ’67

    is retired from teaching middle school in Ventura, CA. Enjoys traveling, biking, and hiking.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 6, 2015
  • Katherine Greenough ’14

    is now working as a coordinator for A.S.K. Services, a public records search company based in Canton, Michigan.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 6, 2015
  • Karen Roehl, Ph.D. ’65

    is officially retired. After 45 years as a psychologist in schools, clinics, and private practices, I now look forward to more volunteer work and travel. Hoping to see many 1965 Alma graduates at our 50th Reunion.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 6, 2015
  • Jim Powers ’72

    enjoying two granddaughters; Quinn, 3, and Zoey, 1.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 6, 2015
  • Jerry Wasen ’73 and Kathy Kean Wasen ’73

    continue to keep busy with our five grandchildren. Jerry is now working back in the Detroit area. Hopefully, retirement is not too far away.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 6, 2015
  • Robert Wollard '60

    is still retired (and working occasionally- as the Spirit moves) and enjoying it! My health could be better, but if the doctors can keep replacing the parts that wear out I’ve got quite a few miles left in me. Best wishes to all my classmates.

    Posted: Friday, January 2, 2015
  • Nick Dunckle '06 and Emily Dolan Dunckle '06

    recently relocated to the Midwest from Houston Texas in early 2014. Nick was promoted to vice president of distribution with AIG, and Emily works for British Petroleum as a capability supply lead. They welcome any visitors to the Chicagoland area, and are happy to announce the arrival of their first child this summer.

    Posted: Friday, January 2, 2015
  • Gail Gustafson Rodd '64

    had a great time re-connecting at our 50 year class reunion during Homecoming in October. I was very impressed with the campus and the president.

    Posted: Friday, January 2, 2015
  • Dane Smith '41

    Still here! At 95!

    Posted: Friday, January 2, 2015
  • Carolyn Fisher Lynett '78

    and Peter are raising our 15 year old niece- oh the teenage drama! Our youngest child just graduated with a BNS and will be working at Beaumont Hospital. Peter is still working for Chrysler- 36 years. We are looking at retirement in a couple of years. I have reconnected with and seen some old friends from Alma. I hope everyone is doing well!

    Posted: Friday, January 2, 2015
  • Andrew Lossing '73

    has been cheerfully retired in Flint Michigan for the past four years. Actively volunteering with the American Red Cross.

    Posted: Friday, January 2, 2015
  • Tom Webb '72 and Janet Todd Webb '70

    Tom is officially retired from the trust investment world. Janet still works part time in retail. We have been enjoying the opportunity to do some traveling out of the country as well as many trips to visit our children and new grand baby. Still live in God’s country and love it up here.

    Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2014
  • Roger Kapp '65

    continues to work 3 days a week for American Insurance Agency as as outside sales agent. Because of unrest in the country of Ukraine, Gladys and I will not be able to do our regular mission trip this year. However, we were able to complete a trip in July to Costa Rica with Score International Ministries, serving in San Jose and the Talamanca Region.

    Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2014
  • Richard Osburn '67

    continues to fail at retirement. I am working as a contract clinical social worker at three agencies- Senior Services & Cancer Services of Midland and Children & Family Services of Saginaw.

    Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2014
  • Larry Boehms '70

    is retired and living in Green Valley Arizona. I worked 34 years in education with the last 18 years as principal of Troy High School. I have three children and seven grandchildren.

    Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2014
  • Kelly O’Connor Bandli '05

    was married to Keith Bandli in Traverse City this past June. Their wedding celebration was attended by many family & friends including Leigha Marciniak ’04

    Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2014