Alumni Notes

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Recent Alumni Notes

  • Robert Eaves '77

    just passed the 1 year mark of losing my wife of 30 years to cancer. Retired from Bank of America and now working for Chase.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
  • Jo Mollhagen- Jaksa Noseda '09 and Eric '08

    announces the August 3 birth of their daughter Iris Rae.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
  • Jim Powers '72

    daughter, son in law, and 2 granddaughters are living with us for 6 months while their new house is being built. Every day is a blessing.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
  • Jan Hartt Curtis '72

    after working in the library field for 50 years, I have retired (having paid my dues). My husband, Dave, and I are moving back to the U.P. to live in our historic (on the state register) home a block from Lake Michigan. It’s actually closer to our grand baby in Chicago.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
  • Drew Johnson Curry '08 and Derek '08

    announce the May 13 birth of their first child, a girl, Daylyn Jade.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
  • Dale Nester '75 and Marion Broadwell '75

    have entered into the next chapter of our lives. I have partially retired after 35 years of general dentistry practice in Ithaca. I continue 1 1/2 days a week doing general practice orthodontics. We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary this May. We went to Yosemite National Park with Bob Foote ’75 & Sandra Caswell Foote ’76.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
  • Kelly Ireland '10 and Lee '10

    welcomed their first child, Brook Parker, on April 30th. The family now resides in the Muskegon area.

    Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015
  • Charles (Rick) Mills '69

    retired after 41 years of ministry in the Presbyterian Church. He served congregations in California, Minnesota, Illinois, Oklahoma and Texas and now lives in Tahoma, California, on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe.

    Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015
  • Ann Mora Ramos '91

    continues working as a massage therapist, practicing with a chiropractor and more recently at a spa near her home. She enjoys the variety of clients and will soon celebrate 14 years in the field. Her 4 rescue kitties continue to thrive and enjoy meditating with her on a daily basis. Workouts with her personal trainer keep her in shape for life and the challenges of middle age. Middle age, really??? Ann and her husband look forward to attending homecoming festivities in 2016 as it will mark 25 years since her graduation from Alma.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
  • Jeffrey Callard '86 and Penny

    are happy to announce Abigail Callard has joined the Alma ranks as a freshman this year class of 2019.

    Posted: Monday, September 7, 2015
  • Anna Mattson '14 and Malcolm Thurmond '15

    are getting married October 17, 2015 at the Alma College Chapel!

    Posted: Monday, September 7, 2015
  • Penny McElroy '75

    took a group of University of Redlands art students to Oaxaca, Mexico for the month of May 2015. The students worked in the Oax-I-fornia program in Tlacochahuaya, collaborating with Oaxacan artisans to develop new products made with traditional techniques.

    Posted: Sunday, September 6, 2015
  • Marlianne Mauch Midyette '68 and Gene

    enjoyed my 50th high school reunion, & hope to come to our 50th college reunion ! I have 9 grandchildren & 6 children that take me to Calif, Miss, & Michigan. I worked at Van Buren Youth Camp this summer, & enjoyed seeing the 3rd generation be a part of this great camp in Bloomingdale, MI. My dog rescue is now 501C3 . enjoy our new website:

    Posted: Thursday, September 3, 2015
  • Marc Stanley '98 and Tiffany Brown Stanley '00

    joined our families in true Scottish style with a Celtic wedding ceremony in Las Vegas on August 4, 2015. A small group of family shared in our day and, of course, Marc was kilted! We are happily living in East Lansing where Tiffany’s oldest son turns 7 in December and will begin 1st grade this year. He is cheered on by his little brother who turns 3 in October.

    Posted: Thursday, September 3, 2015
  • Erin Hasty West '03 and Matt West

    just had our second son, Jacob, on August 26. He joins big brother James, who is 21 months old. Everyone is doing well!

    Posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2015
  • Melissa Weber Kelley '91

    recently earned professional resume writing certification (CPRW) and opened a business website at Please contact me at if I can help develop your resume! Husband Eric and I will be celebrating our third anniversary in December.

    Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015
  • Alice Sova Stoneback '04 and Matthew Stoneback '04

    welcomed their first child, Rémy Sebastian, on May 22, 2015. The family still resides in beautiful Colorado Springs. Alice is teaching French and Student Council and coaching Track at Manitou Springs High School. Matt continues to grow his businesses - Eddy Sound and Rokbox Entertainment.

    Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015
  • Steve Wylie '79

    has joined the staff of the Clear Lake Campus of Yuba Community College District as director of campus operations. It is great to be around college students again! My husband Steve Gibson and I are enjoying life on Clear Lake in Northern California.

    Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015
  • Sara Cleveland Vande Bunte '02

    was married to David Vande Bunte in April 2014. Marie Teller, Elizabeth Norton, Amanda (Klaiss) Kost, and Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel came to celebrate with us. Our twins Alaina and Jonathan made their arrival into the world 5 weeks early on December 15, 2014.

    Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015
  • Jacqueline Kolb '14

    will be teaching English in two schools in Oberwart, Austria, as part of the U.S. English Language Teaching Assistantship Program, which is managed by the Austrian-American Educational Commission (Fulbright Commission) and funded by the Austrian Ministry of Education and Women’s Affairs. Oberwart, located an hour and a half south of Vienna, has a population of about 7,000.

    Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015
  • Hugh Brenneman Jr '67

    has retired as the federal district court magistrate judge in Grand Rapids, effective July 31, 2015. Judge Brenneman was the longest serving Magistrate judge in the Western District of Michigan, having commenced service on April 1, 1980. Judge Brenneman continues to serve as the court historian.

    Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015
  • Gust Wuorinen '74 and Connie Crane Wuorinen '75

    Gust retired from Hubbell Wiring Systems (in CT) in September 2014, after 30 years. He was a senior product manager for electrical construction products and systems. Gust and Connie moved to LaGrange, OH in March 2015, to be closer to grandchildren, relatives, and friends in OH and MI. This gets us closer to our MI “roots”. Since retiring, we enjoy travelling, visiting family often, and freedom. Early retirement is great!

    Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015
  • Erin Self '14

    has accepted a full time teaching position at Alma Middle School where she will be teaching 7th & 8th grade social studies. She is now living in Mt Pleasant.

    Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015
  • Lisa Duetsch '90

    and my four-legged son recently relocated to Bozeman, Montana where I’m enjoying a summer-long retirement filled with days playing in the mountains, hiking, running, dragonboating, and home projects.

    Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015
  • Jim Crawley '87

    is still living in Allendale. Just finished my 7th year with ELS Educational Services, after spending the previous 17 in university admissions, specializing in international recruitment. I am also in my International Enrollment Management Past-Chair year of leadership with NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Mary and I are enjoying empty nesting although our two boys are not too far away in Grand Rapids.

    Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015
  • Jamie Blow '84

    was recently appointed as the director of the Department of Defense Pest Management and the executive director of the Armed Forces Pest Management Board within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and the Environment.

    Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015
  • Doug Haigh '76

    is enjoying my job with FDIC traveling frequently throughout our territory of the San Francisco Bay Area, Hawaii, Guam and Micronesia.

    Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015
  • Susan Rogers/Hall '68

    is still adjusting to living alone (w/o Rick ’67) Most of Rick’s medical artwork resides at a medical library in Cincinnati. I am lucky that both my kids have stayed in Columbus area. Five grandkids, too, ages 10 to 16. They all play sports–baseball, basketball, football. The one girl plays tennis very well and may be looking at playing in college

    Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
  • Kat Lanphear '06

    is in the process of relocating from Cincinnati, OH to Madison, WI. She will be working in project management for Electronic Theatre Controls. This year Kat also ran the Borgess Half Marathon in Kalamazoo, raising over $500 for Jewish Family Services of Cincinnati, OH.

    Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
  • Andrea Privett Hasse '03

    has just been appointed the principal of Hamilton-Parsons Elementary School in the Romeo Community School District.

    Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015