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

Recent Alumni Notes

  • Marion Isherwood Arps '58

    and her husband Dick celebrated their 56th anniversary on June 20th.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2015
  • Jessica Kotas Eng '02 and Derek Eng

    welcomed twins into the world on August 8. Keira and Daniel are already best friends and getting into mischief together!

    Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
  • Craig Wesley '72

    has been appointed Interim Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management at the University of Washington Bothell. With nearly 5,000 students and 40 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, the University of Washington Bothell is the fastest-growing four-year public university in the state of Washington.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
  • Bonnie Outman '73

    retired from Pfizer September 2013.

    Posted: Monday, June 15, 2015
  • Bob Sawyer '61 and Harriet

    after 50 years of marriage and 36 years of living in Northville have moved to Celebration FL.

    Posted: Monday, June 15, 2015
  • Alison Ricker '75

    has been elected as co-president of the League of Women Voters of Ohio. Also serves on the executive board of the Academic Library Association of Ohio and as liaison from The American Library Association to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Posted: Monday, June 15, 2015
  • Lisa Snider '09

    graduated with a master of arts in higher education administration from Central Michigan University in a commencement ceremony held on May 9, 2015.

    Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015
  • Jim Daniels '78

    his latest poetry collection is Apology to the Moon, BatCat Press, 2015. He read his poetry on National Public Radio’s “Prairie Home Companion” taped at the Fox Theater in Detroit on May 30th.

    Posted: Friday, June 5, 2015
  • Mindy Vandamme Dow '05 and Joel Dow '04

    announce the March 6 birth of their second son Micah Jules. Micha’s older brother is Max (2 years old). We live in the upper peninsula.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2015
  • Linda Hodge LaLonde '77

    is no longer working for IBM so home from traveling. Considering Big R- retirement but will need to keep busy!! Will be taking an Alaskan cruise in June with Jerry and his sisters family- should be fun!! New e-mail is Love to hear from any 77 class members.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2015
  • Jody Fliegel Riddick '63

    is having fun working on genealogy. Many friends and family came to visit me in sunny Florida this past winter.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2015
  • Elizabeth Harbeck Voshel '73

    is an author of a social work text book titled “Direct Social Work Practice: Theories and Skills for Becoming Evidenced- Based Practitioner” published by Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2015
  • Billy Brown '66

    published my second poetry anthology- Fixed and Free Poetry Anthology, 2015 in December 2014. My son and his wife, Alex Brown & Lake Sharp are expecting my first grandchild, a girl named Nevada, in June! My stepson, Aaron Trumm will celebrate two years of double lung transplant surgery on July 4!

    Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2015
  • Marilee Brooks-Gillies '04 and Jeff Brooks- Gillies '06

    announce the birth of their son Ezra Merle Brooks-Gillies on May 9 and look forward to Marilee’s new position as Assistant Professor of English at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis beginning in August. It’s a year of change for our little family!

    Posted: Monday, June 1, 2015
  • Laura Camann Lewis '00

    welcomed Olivia Ann to our family on April 2. She joins 2.5 year old Jackson, and our two dogs and cat.

    Posted: Monday, June 1, 2015
  • Patrick Carmody '99

    is developing autonomous vehicle technology with Ford Motor Company and the University of Michigan. He and his wife, Melissa Cooper Carmody, live in Ann Arbor and are expecting a baby girl, their first, in October.

    Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015
  • Richard L. Douglas '68

    retired professor of health administration, living joyfully in Ann Arbor with wife Marian. Serving on several boards, emeritus faculty at Eastern Michigan University and still engaged with Ashesi University in Ghana. Eight grandchildren!

    Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015
  • Marilyn Gordon Drumm '54

    is still managing to avoid the worst of Michigan winters by staying in Naples, FL for 3 1/2 months.

    Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015
  • George F. Carter '58 and Judie

    celebrated our 55th wedding anniversary August 15th. We decided to become full time residents at our new home in Bonita Springs, FL. It is in Cordova at Spanish Wells, a new single family development of 128 houses on individual lots.

    Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015
  • David Finnegan ’61

    had the privilege and joy of touring the Clack Arts Building and Gallery during a recent visit to the campus in May, 2015. I would like to encourage other alumni to consider channeling, at least a portion, of their giving to the Fine Arts Department. It would be greatly appreciated and of the greatest and most lasting value.

    Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015
  • Brandi Wright ’06

    got to participate in the one day same-sex marriage when it was legal in MI, marrying my now wife, Stephanie Becker, on March 22 with approximately 323 other same-sex couples. We then had a more formal ceremony with our family and friends on September 13. We feel so fortunate to be legally wed while so many others wait for equality.

    Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015
  • Robert Lovejoy ’83

    is proud to announce that after completing a successful soccer career and graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his son, Rob, was drafted into the MLS and joined the Houston Dynamo. As a member of the Dynamo, Rob scored his first professional goal against the Montreal Impact. Rob also earned an assist in the same game.

    Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
  • Lloyd MacAskill ’66

    is currently working as a software engineer for Liberty IT Solutions on system improvements for veterans health administration.

    Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
  • Steve Wylie '79

    joined the staff of Habitat for Humanity Lake County California in March as program manager, helping local low-income veterans and other residents with home repairs and new home building. He and his husband Steve Gibson live on the shore of Clear Lake and enjoy small town life.

    Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
  • Carrie Rau '00

    just finished six years of schooling, completing an MS in forensic science from IUPUI and a JD (magna cum laude) from IU McKinney School of Law. I continue to live in Indianapolis and work for the Indiana State Police as a forensic DNA analyst. Drop a line at!

    Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015
  • Dr. Kelsey Travis '11

    graduated from Michigan State University - School of Veterinary Medicine with her DVM

    Posted: Saturday, May 9, 2015
  • Shannon Nystrom Klonowski ’05 and Ed Klonowski ’05

    announces the February 26 birth of our son, Edward James Klonowski.  This is our first child, and we are all doing great!

    Posted: Friday, May 8, 2015
  • Oscar DeLong '06 and Kimberly Reeve '05

    moved to Escanaba Michigan in 2013. Oscar is the library director for Bay College and Kim is the research data analyst at Bay. They just had their first child, and future Scot, Thomas Doyle DeLong on April 16th, 2015.

    Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
  • Olivia Bishop ’13

    is graduating with a masters in chemical engineering from Wayne State University this May.

    Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
  • John Brostrom '01 and Danelle Barber Brostrom '02

    are so excited to announce the arrival of our second child! Our baby girl, Stella Mae Brostrom, arrived on March 5, 2015. She was welcomed home by her loving sister, Norah Grace, who just turned 5. We are still living in Traverse City and loving every minute of it!

    Posted: Friday, April 10, 2015