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Recent Alumni Notes

  • Sondra Keckley (Cox) '97

    After four years as a full-time, tenure-track faculty at Bakersfield College, in Bakersfield, CA, Sondra officially earned tenure in February 2019! She is a professor, as a Reference Librarian, and finds teaching at the college level extremely rewarding.

    Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019
  • Rebecca Walton '63

    I love recalling my time at Alma and with friends Kay Colgan ’63, Fran (Henne) Garb’63 and Judy (Geisler) Watts ’63. My mother, Helen Logan Walton ’32 and daughter Barbara Logan McCarty Clauer ’94 and her husband Chris Clauer ’94 also value their Alma experience. 

    Posted: July 1, 2019
  • Richard Hamilton '60

    I have an Alma College centennial commemorative plate 1886-1986 (10” diameter). Make me an offer and it is yours.

    Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019
  • Bonnie Hamilton '16

    Bonnie started her PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto this past fall (2018). Her research focuses on investigating the impacts of anthropogenic stressors in Arctic ecosystems.

    Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • Austin Schaar '09 and Elizabeth (Fishback) '09

    Austin promoted to the rank of Major in the US Army on 6 June 2019. He has served as a dentist for the past 6 years in the military.

    Posted: Monday, June 24, 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
  • David Wallace '80

    I am back in the courtroom as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Huron County and also involved with the Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals (MATCP), recently elected as the Treasurer. I was just recognized by the Prosecutor’s Association of Michigan and MATCP with the Jeff Sauter Award, as the Outstanding Prosecutor for the year working with treatment courts.

    Posted: September 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
  • Warren Slodowske '62

    Warren Slodowske has served for the last six years as a volunteer docent and tour guide at Dinosaur Ridge in Morrison, Colorado. Recently, he was honored as the Volunteer of the Year.

    Posted: April 28, 2019
  • Kelly Pohlman '11

    Started a 3 year orthodontic residency at the Georgia School of Orthodontics.

    Posted: September 9, 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
  • 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
  • Staci McKeon (Hill) '97

    My husband, Mark, and I are very excited to announce that we have published our 1st book! You can find Super Safari: Book 1: The Reemergence on Amazon in paperback or on Kindle. Let us know what you think -

    Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Staci McKeon (Hill) '97

    My husband, Mark, and I have published our first book! Available on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle, Super Safari, Book 1: The Reemergence, is a young adult action-adventure story aimed at 10-16 year olds. Let us know what you think:

    Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Jill Lewis '87

    After more than 10 years as the Executive Director of Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy, the Board of Directors presented me with their first Executive Director Legacy Award at our Picnic at the Farm event on September 8, 2019. 

    Posted: September 15, 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
  • 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
  • Arrua Keerl '04

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

    Posted: August 28, 2019
  • Cynthia Hawkins '72

    I am currently living in Kailua, Hi with my daughter Jane Lee (Travis) Banning (Alma ’06) and her husband Brendan where I care for my grandson Barret William Banning. Future Scot?

    Posted: September 3, 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
  • Roger Eddy '71 and Margaret (Peggy) '69

    Roger will participate in graduation ceremonies on June 15, 2019 from Fuller Theological Seminary (Texas), with a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership, as he completes his final two courses during the summer quarter. He is currently serving as Lay Pastor for a church plant in Bryan, TX.

    Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • Jim Daniels '78

    Michigan State University Press just published my new co-edited anthology, RESPECT: The Poetry of Detroit Music. We’ve created a Spotify playlist so readers can listen along to the music that inspired the poems!

    Posted: October 4, 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 and she would love to hear from fellow Alma friends.

    Posted: November 18, 2019
  • Ruth '52 and Jack Colsell

    Ruth and John will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on June 6th. Ruth is one of the “Rose Girls”. Ruth and her sister Peggy (Rose) Kleckner with twin majorettes on campus.

    Posted: Thursday, May 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
  • Jessica Bigelow '17

    Jessica graduated from Clark University in August 2019 with a master’s degree in English and moved to Bloomington, Indiana where she is now pursuing a master’s of library science from Indiana University with a specialization in rare books and manuscripts librarianship

    Posted: September 21, 2019
  • Terri Babcock Pease '71

    Retired following a long career in higher education.  She and husband Rocky now split their time between the deserts and mountains of Southern New Mexico.

    Posted: 9/17/2019
  • 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
  • Kelly Hon '99

    Kelly Hon has joined Grand Rapids-based Fleis & VandenBrink as a senior project manager for its Environmental Services Group. Kelly has nearly two decades of experiences leading and guiding drinking water protection initiatives for local units of government throughout the state.

    Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019