Alumni Notes

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

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Let your former classmates know what you are doing these days. Submit your alumni notes directly to the Alumni Relations Office. Notes will be published in The Tartan and, if you wish, on the Alma College website. You can publicize your e-mail address as part of your news for corresponding electronically with other alumni.

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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
  • Sarah Ellsworth Thrubis '07 and James Thrubis '07

    celebrated their marriage on July 30, 2016 in Lansing. The bridal party included Kelsee Krull Adams’07 and Mollie Smith ’07.Sarah and Jim live in Minneapolis where Sarah is an attorney for the state of Minnesota and Jim works for the Chrohn’s and Colitis Foundation of greater Minneapolis.

    Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017
  • Elburt Ferguson '83

    now serves as part of the Royal Bahamas Police Force Senior Executive leadership team as Assistant Commissioner for Scientific Services.

    Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017
  • Dale Nowlin '75

    was named Bull Dog Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher of the Year at Columbus North High School where he is a math teacher.

    Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017
  • Amber Brand Nasson '01

    was awarded the TEAM Schostak Family Restaurant’s and Applebee’s Teacher of the Year Award. Amber a Ludington High School civics/ economics teacher, was one of five teachers across the state chosen from more than 300 nominated teachers.

    Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017
  • Katie Keaton '14 and Matt Compo '14

    were married on June 18, 2017 in Bay City, MI. They met as RAs in Gelston Hall. Their wedding party consisted of Alma alumni Maggie Donley ’14 and Danielle Craft ’14.

    Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017
  • Bob Eaves '77

    after retiring this month I am now doing volunteer work and spending more time with my children and grandchild.

    Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
  • Craig Koboski '83

    is currently working in Education as a Teacher. Potentially moving from Texas to Boston Area.

    Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
  • Megan Hlavaty Calderon '05

    her husband Alejandro welcomed their 2nd child, Camila in January. She joins her big sister Gabriela. Megan also published her first children’s book, Goodnight, Little Orcas being released in July.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
  • Terrence Dean '72 and Ann Schiessler '74

    will be returning to China in 2018. Terrence will be there on a Fulbright grant to teach patent law at Zhengzhou University in Zhengzhou, China. He previously taught at Chongqing Intellectual Property School and at East China University of Politics and Law, in Shanghai.

    Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017
  • Cate Humphrey Napier '97 and Chip

    moved to Belgium for Chip’s job with UPS this spring. Send us a note if you are going to be in the Brussels area. We’d love to visit with you!

    Posted: Monday, June 5, 2017
  • Sarah Gornicki Pancost '96

    was announced as the 2017 Gerstacker Teacher Proficiency Award recipients at an annual event May 11. She is an American Literature and Theory of Knowledge teacher at H.H. Dow High School.

    Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017
  • 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