Alumni Notes

Tell us where you are, what you’re doing, and what’s happening in your life!

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Let your former classmates know what you are doing these days. Submit your alumni notes directly to the Alumni Relations Office. Notes will be published in The Tartan and, if you wish, on the Alma College website. You can publicize your e-mail address as part of your news for corresponding electronically with other alumni.

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Recent Alumni Notes

  • Matthew Mims '85

    Matthew was promoted to full professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He will spend the spring semester of 2019 teaching in the Czech Republic. Matthew also coordinates an online higher education student affairs master’s program focused on student development and counseling skills.

    Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2019
  • Martin Kuustik '10

    October was busy season for the household. I transitioned to the Head of the Development department at Coop Bank. The Kuustik family welcomed a new member and Herbert Kuustik was born on October 20th and his older sister Erika was very happy regarding the news. The entire family is doing great adjusting to the quick change of pace.

    Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018
  • Bruce Bean '68

    It was fun to visit with classmates and other alumni at our 50th class reunion. Doesn’t seem that long ago that we were given beanies! Still enjoy practicing veterinary medicine after 44 years, the last 32 plus at the Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix.

  • Janet Cook-Shetlar '70 and Jim Shetlar

    Son David ’01 and family are living and working in Ireland. Husband Jim Cook is the longest practicing physician in Frankenmuth history.

  • Wendy de Bear (Barich) '74 and Rich de Bear '74

    I wanted to let our friends all know that Rich passed away very suddenly in August 2018. I also wanted to thank those that were aware of his passing, and reached out to our family. I heard from so many Alma friends that I had not heard from for many years. Thank you all so much.

    Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018
  • Meg Mac Donald '85

    Meg’s debut fantasy novel, Oath Sworn (Book I in the Wolf’s Oath Trilogy) was released in December 2018. It is available in both ebook and paperback format on Amazon. Books II and III are coming in 2019.

    Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018
  • Kristina Fuehring-Callahan '09 and Dirkus Callahan '05

    We are thrilled to announce the birth of our first child, a daughter, early December 2018!

    Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018
  • Bree Brownlee '04

    Bree Erin Brownlee, ’04 was named Senior Vice President, Group Account Director at advertising agency Leo Burnett Detroit where she leads the Parts & Specialty teams for client General Motors. After an almost 15 year career at Leo Burnett, Bree is honored and excited for this new role.

    Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Tyler Wellman '08 and Ashley Matuzak '08

    On Friday December 7th the Wellman family welcomed our second child Franklin Jeffrey Wellman. Mom and baby are doing great.

    Posted: Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Staci McKeon '97

    My husband, Mark, and I are overjoyed to announce the birth of our 7th child, Maximilian Leo, October 7th. He had a rough start with heart and lung problems, in addition to Down Syndrome, so we spent over 2 weeks in the Iowa City NICU, but we are home now. God is good! Life is beautiful!

    Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018
  • Rae (Sloss) Green '83 and David Green '84

    Located in the landmark Grand Rapids Masonic Temple, Rae (Sloss) ’83 and David Green ’84, have established the Sanford Outpatient Center to complement their gender specific residential programs, Sanford House at John Street for men and Sanford House at Cherry Street for women. This newly opened center will accommodate the need for a full spectrum of comprehensive, addiction treatment services. The new location is in keeping with the Sanford House philosophy of restoring historic buildings and providing a welcoming environment in which to better serve the needs of clients.

  • Nancy (Gobel) Meyer '63

    Nancy and her husband celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on a Baltic Sea cruise.

  • Molly (Lark) Hines '18 and Erik Hines '15

    Molly and Erik Hines ’15 were married August 25, 2018 in Mackinaw City, MI. Gillian Young ’17, Mary Dulzo ’17, Bryan Hines ’17, Robert Feeman ’14 and Austin McClelland ’14 were all part of the wedding party.

  • Lauren Switzer '14

    Graduated from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine with a DVM degree. She currently practices in Allen Park, MI

  • Lauren Engels '15

    Lauren and Tyler Foley ’15 moved to Scotland to pursue a PhD in African studies and an MBA from the University of Edinburgh, respectively. Once a Scot, always a Scot!

  • Billy Brown '66

    Since retiring from University of New Mexico, Billy still teaches part-time and privately tutors Mathematics & Statistics students. He continues singing with the 25 year old men’s chorus De Profundis. He celebrated 10 years of his monthly poetry reading, Fixed and Free, will soon publish the 10th anniversary Fixed and Free Poetry Anthology, containing 313 poems by 114 poets. He is working on a huge publishing project, Carol T. Lewis: Shimmering Poet, four volumes, over 1,000 pages. Billy’s life purpose is joy!

  • Amanda Cruickshank-Willoughby '11

    Married Michael Willoughby on September 1, 2018 in Michigan’s Copper Country. DeAndre Crenshaw ’12, Laurel Tilot ’11, and Natividad Vehara ’11 were members of the wedding party. Amanda completed her fifth season of competitive roller derby with the DuPage Derby Dames, an internationally ranked team in the top 150.

  • Kymberli (Barrette) Wregglesworth '97 Kymberli was recently inducted into the 13th Cohort of the Gerstacker Education Fellows at Saginaw Valley State University. The purpose of the program is to provide leadership development to teachers and school administrators and create leaders who will increase the quality of K-12 education in Michigan.
    Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Paul Keyser '81 and Kathy Paul and Kathy retired after 37 years teaching in Colorado and East Jordan, and moved down to be close to their two kids in Zeeland. Retirement didn't last long, as Paul has taken on a long term 5th grade subbing position at Zeeland Christian!
    Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2018
  • Emily (Hollenberg) Mossoian '14 and Adam Mossoian '16 Adam and Emily were happily married on June 30th. Attendants included Aaron Hollenberg '13, Chelsea Bertagnoli '16, Barbara Otey '14, and Hannah Somalski '16. Adam and Emily reside in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
    Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Olivia (Laux) Howard '16 and Evan Howard

    Olivia (Laux) Howard and her husband Evan Howard welcomes a baby boy, Calvin Jeffery Howard, on August 21st, 2018.

    Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
  • Misty (Daniels) Kruse '97

    Misty is now the piccolo/3rd flute player in the International Symphony Orchestra of Port Huron, MI and Sarnia, Ontario. She lives in Fort Gratiot with her husband Pete and daughter Kaylee. They are the owners of the Port Huron Music Center and Grove Mall.

    Posted: Saturday, October 6, 2018
  • Brian Haara '93

    Brian lives in Louisville, Kentucky, and published his first book, Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America (Potomac 2018). Bourbon Justice delves into the legal history behind America’s Native Spirit to uncover a past fraught with lawsuits whose outcome, surprisingly perhaps, helped define a nation.

    Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Kassondra Lambert (Wasek) '11 and William Lambert '08

    The Lambert’s welcomed their first child, Ethan Michael, to the world in March of 2018. They are excited new parents and are looking forward to the years to come. They can be found on Facebook and would love to connect with other alums in the Ann Arbor area!

    Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2018
  • Steve Wylie '79

    I was appointed the Executive Dean of the Lake County Campus of Woodland Community College in Clearlake, California, in July 2018. I am looking forward to our 40th Homecoming next year!

    Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
  • Scott Paul-(Bonham) '84 and Donna Paul-Bonham

    I retired at the end of December 2017 after 21 years as a Federal Bureau of Prisons Chaplain. For 19 years I served at US Penitentiary in Terre Haute, where I was the supervisory chaplain for 3 executions. I started the Life Connections Program, a residential, faith-based re-entry program, and was program manager for 11 years.

    Posted: Monday, October 1, 2018
  • Katie (Stevens) Schumm '02 and David Schumm '01

    Katie, David and their 11 year-old daughter, Lily, recently moved to Co. Clare, Ireland after David accepted a chemist position through his employer of 16 years, Beckman Coulter, at their expanding site. Katie, an accountant, has an article being published in Canada’s History magazine in December.

    Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
  • Jeffrey LaPorte '05 and Heather

    Jeff and his wife Heather had a baby girl, Evelyn Marie LaPorte. Born 8 lbs 3oz. Baptized with Nate Edwards ’04 as the Godfather.

    Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018
  • Dave Froelich '79

    Retired as head basketball coach of 30 years and was inducted into the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in April. Still working as the assistant principal at Van Wert High School.

  • Michael Bradburn '09

    Upon graduation from Family Medicine Residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI will begin a Sports Medicine Fellowship for the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL where I will be a team physician for the Crimson Tide.