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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

  • Marcia Buhl '68

    retired in December after 31 years as executive director of CMH counseling in Buffalo, NY. She is a volunteer docent at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House in Buffalo.

    Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
  • Ken Warner '00 and Cathy Arnold Warner '99

    have moved to the Traverse City area (Cedar). Kenny now works at West Front Primary Care. He and Cathy welcomed the birth of Coralynn Irene in May. She is welcomed home by brother Sammy.

    Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
  • Christine Cornwell Hesch '84

    was voted High School Teacher of the Year for Fowlerville, MI. We also welcomed our new grandson, Grayson Alexander, born to Danny ’11 & Stephanie ’09 Hearit on April 27th. He was 7lbs 9oz & 20 1/2” long. He is our newest possible Alma graduate.

    Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
  • Tim Cant '96 and Karen

    proudly announce the July 5 birth of their 2nd child, a son, name Carter James. He weighed 5 pounds, 0 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. His older sibling, Kelsey Grace is proud to be a big sister.

    Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015
  • Nicole Pisarski Marganti '05 and Shawn

    announce the June 10 birth of their first child, Quinn Alex.

    Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2015
  • Kristy Butts Benson '05 and Tyler

    welcomed son, Parker Stewart, on April 2. Proud big sisters are Olivia, Annie, & Charlotte. Family now resides in Virginia.

    Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2015
  • Dan Craun-Selka '79

    just celebrated my 5th year in Malawi where I serve as HIV/AIDS Coordinator at the US Embassy. Recently bought a (future) retirement home in Lake Ann, MI.

    Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2015
  • Katie Wibby '01 and Nick Carpenter

    welcomed our first child, Isabella Joy, on October 9th, and celebrated 2 years of marriage in June.

    Posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2015
  • Jeff Salling '05

    joined Complete Discovery Source as director of business development. Additionally I teach at John Marshall law School. My class is eDiscovery digital evidence & computer forensics where I can pass on my expertise of electronic discovery.

    Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015
  • Gaylord Snyder '59 and Barbara Lyons Snyder '59

    have a beautiful farm home by Vestaburg with a lovely garden and very nice watercolor paintings by Gaylord, so everyone says. People seem to like them.

    Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015
  • Eric Fox '04

    and Jaci welcomed their first child, Campbell Richard on August 11th.

    Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015
  • Cathy Peck Woodburn '69

    and husband Don plan to retire in Bella Vista, Arkansas later this year after Don retires as President of Dodge City Community College.

    Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015
  • Carol Cummings Kutzner '55

    traveled to country #100. I traveled to Uruguay and absolutely loved it. I felt very safe traveling alone and found the people extremely friendly. I could live there. When asked “Now where?” I reply MAYBE Tahiti.

    Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015
  • Barbara Nichols Brundage '68

    is retired and traveling to visit my 3 families and 6 grandchildren. I travel to Florida for winter months with my gentleman, Bill and maintain my home of 31 years on Gull Lake the rest of the year.

    Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015
  • 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 farmgirl13734@gmail.com. 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