Alumni Notes

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Recent Alumni Notes

  • 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
  • Will Allen '09

    was accepted to the DPhil (PhD) in Politics at Oxford University, with full funding from the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council. He will join St Antony’s College while also continuing to work for The Migration Observatory.

    Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015
  • Karen Weidendorf Vigneron '80

    retired 1 April from 30 years active duty with the U.S. Navy. After leading a global HR operation, happy to be quietly residing in NW Florida with husband Jacques.

    Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2015
  • Alison Chamberlain Scheide '12 and James Scheide '10

    got married in Charleston, South Carolina in May 2015. Many Alpha Gamma Delta sisters and Zeta Sigma brothers were in the wedding party. Alison just graduated with her masters from the University of Mississippi and now works at the University of Idaho in Study Abroad.

    Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015
  • 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