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Recent Alumni Notes

  • Michael Altman '80

    Recently retired and sold my Ameriprise Financial practice and moved to Cape Coral Florida enjoying our retirement home on the water. Continuing to serve as Chairman/CEO of Flying Doctors of America traveling the world helping the poor.

    Posted: July 9, 2020
  • Marianne Britt Duvendack '77

    My husband of 36 years, Tom (MTU ’72) passed away on Easter Sunday, 2019. Our 3 children and I are picking up our lives and continuing our family tradition of giving back to the community. I’ve been appointed as a Board Member of the Ohio Buckeye Trail Association. Come hike with us. And if you’re doing the North Country Trail, you’ll be within shoutin’ distance of my house.

    Posted: April 2, 2020
  • Dennis Lynch '66 and Bonnie Mancour Lynch '68

    I am sad to announce that Bonnie Mancour Lynch ’68 passed away on April 10th. We had celebrated 50 years of marriage the previous Dec. 27th. The memories of the times we had and the friends we met, still brought her joy!

    Posted: April 16, 2020
  • Jeff LaPorte '05

    Jeff LaPorte and his wife Heather welcomed their second daughter, Alana Grace LaPorte, on January 27, 2020.Big sister Evelyn loves her new baby sister.

    Posted: April 16, 2020
  • Ashley Sawatzke '06

    On March 25, I successfully defended my dissertation at Texas Tech University. I will be graduating in May with a doctorate in Theatre History and Acting/Directing.

    Posted: April 18, 2020
  • Stephen Schlaack '13

    April of 2020 Stephen Schlaack completed his Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University with an emphasis in Supply Chain Logistics.

    Posted: April 28, 2020
  • Emily Havelka '12

    Emily Havelka (’12) is currently the Corporate Communications Leader for Detroit-based architecture and engineering firm HED and will be beginning the Executive Master of Business Administration program at the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business in the fall of 2020 (class of 2022).

    Posted: July 6, 2020
  • Karen Magnuson '78

    I recently joined the Solutions Journalism Network as project editor for New York and Michigan. I also serve on the Board of Trustees for Alma College and as an executive in residence at the Rochester Institute of Technology. My husband, Tod, and I live in Rochester, NY.

    Posted: May 10, 2020
  • Zack '06 and Annette Sabol

    Zack and his wife Annette welcomed their first child, a son, Harrison Charles Sabol on April 21st. They currently reside in Phoenix, Arizona. Zack teaches third grade in Scottsdale.

    Posted: May 20, 2020
  • Beth Hubbard '09

    Beth Hubbard has been named interim head coach of the UW-Oshkosh women’s golf program. Hubbard, an assistant professor in the UW-Oshkosh Radio-TV-Film program, was a 2020 recipient of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award.

    Posted: June 11, 2020
  • Bree Brownlee '04

    Bree Erin Brownlee, ’04 was selected for the inaugural class of Gamma Phi Beta’s 40 Under 40. Bree is honored to join this elite Confident Gamma Phis series (30 Under 30 and 40 Under 40) that highlights members who have made remarkable accomplishments in their careers, volunteer work and fields of interest and make an impact in the world around us. https://www.confidentgammaphis.com/bree-brownlee

    Posted: June 16, 2020
  • Bree Brownlee '04

    The Gamma Phi Beta Advisory board, consisting of Bree Erin Brownlee, ’04, Kimberly Light, ’05, Kathleen McCrudden Dobrovic, ’01, Kristy Nemec Engel, ’01, Mairi Clow, ’17 and Mandy Menosky, ’18 were awarded the 2018-2020 Advisory Board Excellence Award from the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority at their virtual convention in June 2020.

    Posted: June 6, 2020
  • Barb (MacPhail) Lumsden '76

    These lovely Alma alumni have been gathering annually. Unfortunately, this year’s get together had to be cancelled, as did so many other events. Front row: Beth (Eaton) Budreau ’76, Evie (Freeland) O’Neill ’76, Jane Sylvester ’76, Janine (Percival) Corbets ’76, Robin (Bromley) Venuti, Donna (Grunewald) Johns ’76. Middle Row: Diane (Dykes) Price ’76, Angie Leaverr ’77, Barb (MacPhail) Lumsden ’76, Back Row: Betsy (Kerr) Reid ’76, Joanne (Wilkinson) Eastridge ’76, Lynne (Hager) Winter ’76, Linda (Wolff) Clark ’76.

    Posted: June 22, 2020
  • Steve Engel '62

    I’m just recovering from a two year battle with NPH. We have moved from Daytona Beach, FL to Port Orange, FL only 9 miles from the house we’ve lived in since 1993. We are now living in a senior living apartment in Sawgrass Village of Port Orange. Would love to hear from any of my former classmates. My email address is: sengel14@icloud.com

    Posted: June 1, 2020
  • Kristina Begres '14

    Kristina, a Sr Recovery Resolution Consultant for United Health Group, has been working with healthcare providers nationally as they establish new processes to overcome the financial barriers during this global pandemic. In addition, Kristina has volunteered with the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services as a contact tracer. Kristina has committed to assisting the state in slowing the spread of transmission by informing close contacts about the state and local health departments policies on monitoring for symptoms, resources available, quarantine protocols, testing availability, and limitation of chains of transmission. Contact tracing is vital to reducing public spread of SARS-CoV-2 and her contributions and those of all state contact tracers continue to help the state of Michigan in their effort to minimize public health exposure to this virus.

    Posted: June 1, 2020
  • Mary Malloy '82

    After staying home for two months, I found a job in an essential industry. I am now working at Amazon.

    Posted: June 1, 2020
  • Melissa Weber Kelley '91

    I have been working on the COVID front lines, albeit in a non-traditional way. Through my career strategy firm, I’ve been helping people laid off or furloughed from their jobs due to COVID find new jobs by writing resumes and giving them job search/interview coaching.

    Posted: June 1, 2020
  • Phyllis '64 and Dennis Kellar

    My husband,Dennis (64) passed away December 29, 2019. He retired from USNR as a Commander. He was an active volunteer for the American Red Cross, earning a national award as outstanding volunteer of the year.

    Posted: June 1, 2020
  • Thomas Anthony '72

    Tom and his wife Denise excitedly celebrated the birth of TWO grandsons in September of this year: Anthony Dibello and Charles (Charlie) Jackson. Anthony joins big sister Hayley in Daytona Beach, Florida and Charlie joins big sister Harper in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

    Posted: December 30, 2019
  • Devon Anthony '09

    After 10 years with Northwestern Mutual, Devon accepted a new challenge and made a shift in her career to Morningstar as the Sales & Customer Success Talent Development Program Manager. She remains in Chicago and has been enjoying her new role since November!

    Posted: December 30, 2019
  • Tom Cameron '70

    Since retirement as a public school superintendent, I enjoy volunteering at the Belding Museum and Wings of Mercy in Zeeland, Michigan. I sit on the Board of the Greenville Area Aviation Association and flying my aging Piper Cherokee.

    Posted: November 21, 2019
  • Carol Cummings '55

    Carol Cummings -1955–is still dancing (both square and ballroom) five times a week. And after traveling to 100 countries, she is still trying to decide on #101. She lives 8 months in FL and 4 in NC (June, July, Aug. and Sept.) Her e-mail address is eugenekutzner@aol.com and she would love to hear from fellow Alma friends.

    Posted: November 18, 2019
  • Mallory Montogmery '14

    Mallory completed the requirements for becoming a nationally credentialed art therapist. She expanded the art therapy program at Henry Ford Cancer Institute to provide services for over 1700 patients at 3 key cancer treatment centers. She also partnered with Wayne State University to train counseling and art therapy graduate students.

    Posted: November 18, 2019
  • April Kerby '04

    In June 2019 I was promoted to full professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Winona State University located in Winona, MN.  

    Posted: August 22, 2019
  • Craig Wesley '72

    Craig was an invited speaker at the Chinese Consulate in New York City on August 21 in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the SUNY China 150 Project. While there he enjoyed meeting with his former students from Sichuan Provence and State University of New York colleagues.

    Posted: August 26, 2019
  • JulieAnne Gawel-Glass '86

    Unfortunately, I lost my spouse, Davis H. Glass, from all too sudden , fast progressing cancer on August 7, 2019

    Posted: August 26, 2019
  • Shannon Klonowski '05

    Ed Klonowski ’05 and Shannon (Nystrom) Klonowski ’05 welcomed their second son, Alexander Michael Klonowski on March 25, 2018. Big brother Edward who is three years older adores his little brother.

    Posted: August 28, 2019
  • Arrua Keerl '04

    Graduated with honors from the University of Southern California with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. 

    Posted: August 28, 2019
  • Mika Obrecht '18

    After my first year of law school, I spent my summer working for the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment, and Tourism in Palau. I worked on amending a current law and writing regulations to make the country’s tourism sector more environmentally friendly.

    Posted: August 29, 2019
  • Mollie Smith '07

    On January 4th, Mollie Smith and husband, Alex, welcomed their first child, a daughter, Claire Elisabeth. She was baptized on 8/4 with Godparents Sarah Ellsworth-Thrubis (07) and Jim Thrubis (07) in attendance.

    Posted: August 30, 2019
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