Admissions & Aid

Future Scot Friday

Interested in knowing what it’s like to be an Alma Scot? Learn about life at Alma from current students, staff and members of the campus community in this series of 10-15 minute episodes you can watch right from your couch. 

Meet your hosts:

Danny Barr
Danny Barr headshot
Noor Hassan-Contreras
Noor Hassan-Contretas headshot

Danny is from Troy, MI and is in his third year at Alma College with a Theatre major. He is involved in the Alma College Theatre Company, Delta Gamma Tau fraternity, and is Vice President of Alpha Psi Omega (national theatre honorary).

Noor is from Okemos, MI and is in her second year at Alma College. She is planning to major in English, but is still taking a few classes before officially deciding. She is involved in the Alma Choir and equestrian off-campus.


Episode 1: Meet your Hosts!  

Date: September 18, 2020

Special Guests: Danny and Noor                  

Episode 2: Life as a Scot  

Date: September 25, 2020

Special Guest: Grace Smith, Student Congress President                                                     

Episode 3: Meet your Reps  

Date: October 2, 2020 

Special Guest: Admissions Representatives    

Episode 4: Spiritual Life  

Date: October 9, 2020

Special Guest: Rev. Dr. Andrew Pomerville, Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Life

Episode 5: College Application Month  

Date: October 16, 2020

Special Guest: Katie Yourchock, Director of Admissions Operations

Episode 6: Diversity and Inclusion  

Date: October 23, 2020

Special Guest: Dr. Donnesha Blake, Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Episode 7: Halloween Special  

Date: October 30, 2020

Special Guest: Scotty!


Episode 8: Financial Aid  

Date: November 6, 2020

Special Guest: Michelle McNier, Director of Financial Aid

Episode 9: Athletics  

Date: November 13, 2020

Special Guest: Sarah Dehring, Director of Athletics


Episode 10: Performing Arts  

Date: November 20, 2020

Special Guest: Kristen Bennett, Visit and Performing Arts Recruitment Coordinator


Episode 11: Happy Thanksgiving!  

Date: November 27, 2020

Special Guest: Admissions Team


Episode 12: Student Recreation  

Date: December 4, 2020

Special Guest: Brad Barlog, Assistant Athletic Director for Recreation and Facilities 


Episode 13: Integrative Physiology & Health Science  

Date: December 11, 2020

Special Guest: Dr. Karen Ball, IPHS Department Chair


Episode 14: Happy Holidays!  

Date: December 18, 2020

Special Guest: Danny & Noor


Episode 15: President Abernathy (Part 1)  

Date: January 29, 2021

Special Guest: Jeff Abernathy


Episode 16: President Abernathy (Part 2)  

Date: February 5, 2021

Special Guest: Jeff Abernathy


Episode 17: Travel Opportunities  

Date: February 12, 2021

Special Guest: Carla Jensen, Director of Career and Personal Development


Episode 18: Diversity in Admissions  

Date: February 19, 2021

Special Guest: Ameer Alsabaa and Gabriel Escobedo - Associate Directors for Admissions


Episode 19: Alumni Board  

Date: February 26, 2021

Special Guest: Dave DeLine ’11, Alumni Board President


Episode 20: Engineering Science  

Date: March 5, 2021

Special Guest: Dr. Victor Argueta, Assistant Professor of Physics & Pre-Engineering Coordinator

Episode 21: Residence Life  

Date: March 12, 2021

Special Guest: Alice Kramer, Director of Residence Life


Episode 22: Career Services  

Date: March 19, 2021

Special Guest: Maddie Wentworth, Assistant Director of Career & Personal Development


Episode 23: Transfer to Alma  

Date: March 26, 2021

Special Guest: Rae Buchholz, Director of Transfer Recruitment

Episode 24: Greek Life  

Date: April 2, 2021

Special Guest: Zane Stanton & Sarah Sheathelm, Presidents of IFC and Panhellenic Council

Episode 25: Dining Services  

Date: April 9, 2021

Special Guest: Burt McAtee, General Manager of Sodexo Dining Services

Episode 26: Strength and Conditioning  

Date: April 16, 2021

Special Guest: Fletcher Roberts, Strength and Conditioning Coach


Episode 27: Season Finale  

Date: April 23, 2021

Special Guest: Ellie Anderson, Technical Producer of Future Scot Friday


This or That?

Each week, at the end of the episode, we ask our guests to choose between two Alma-themed things in a section called “This or That.” Check out the choices below - what would you choose? 

  • SAC or DOW
  • Starbucks or Highland Blush
  • Stone Rec Center or Weight Room
  • Highland Chicken or Popcorn Chicken
  • Bagpipes or Highland Dance
  • Football Game or Basketball Game
  • Serendipity or Coldstone
  • Gelston or Bruske
  • Pizza One or Pizza Sam’s