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Recent Alumni Notes

  • Hugh Brenneman '67

    Hugh recently received the Service to the Profession Award from the Federal Bar Association in West Michigan. The award is given to an attorney, law professor or judge who has rendered outstanding service to improve the administration of justice in the federal courts. The award has only been presented eight times in its 37-year history. Brenneman is a retired U.S. Magistrate Judge.

    Posted: April 21, 2021
  • Barbara (Bendall) Klepper '72

    Barbara (Bendall) Klepper ’72 passed away on February 9, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Gary ’74; a daughter, Heather Jeannette (Klepper) Rodocker ’99; a son, Bendall Klepper; and a sister, Helen Bendall-Hughes ’71. Obituary link: https://pollockrandall.com/obituaries/15033

    Posted: March 1, 2021
  • Jessica Bushore '97

    I started a new position as an Author Manager at Gatekeeper Press, an independent publishing company outside Columbus, Ohio. This was a natural career progression from being a Public Librarian and Book Reviewer.

    Posted: March 1, 2021
  • Jay Drick '73

    Jay R Drick was elected and sworn in to his third term a Livingston County Commissioner for a period ending Dec 31, 2022.

    Posted: March 1, 2021
  • Sonny Koch '08

    My wife Jacki and I welcomed our first child, Abigail Germaine Koch, on Feb. 15, 2021.

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  • Dennie Ellis '62

    Passed away December 2020. He received his Ph.d from Wayne State University in Michigan. Worked at Shippensburg State College,Pennsylvania, the Pentagon in Washington DC and retired from the University of Michigan, Flint, Michigan.

    Posted: March 9, 2021
  • Lee Sumpter '65

    After teaching for 34 years, I retired and started writing books. I often think of my classmates and want to hear from you. I now live in Florida. Please write to me at thepfort@hotmail.com.

    Posted: April 5, 2021
  • Katrina Pekich-Bundy '07

    Rev. Katrina Pekich-Bundy, PC(USA) minister of Hanover Presbyterian Church in Indiana, has been selected to participate in the Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program, a Lilly Endowment-sponsored program at Wabash College. The two year program engages in economic, educational, and political challenges that face communities.

    Posted: 01/28/21
  • Betsy Pilon '03

    I have changed jobs to become the Executive Director of Hope for HIE, after growing the organization for several years as a volunteer. I also presented to Cleveland Clinic’s Grand Rounds Neonatal Brain Club lecture series this month, and at the upcoming Graven’s Conference on the Environment of Care for High-Risk Newborns in March.

    Posted: 01/29/2021
  • Kathy Miller '73

    After 37 years in our home in West Chester, PA, we are moving to Bel Air, Md to live near our son and his wife and our two Grands. I feel like I did when I left Alma and moved to Philly back in 1973…energized and looking forward to a new life.

    Posted: 01/29/21
  • Cindy Evans '86

    After a year of traveling, exploring and vagabonding in the US and Spain, my husband, Tim, and I are back in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Tim will Pastor the First Baptist Church of Ypsilanti while I teach online with VIPKID. We are excited to be back in Michigan! Email: evans.cindy@outlook.com

    Posted: 01/29/21
  • Chelsea (Erb) Grimm '14 and Nathan Grimm '12

    Nathaniel Grimm (Class of 2012) and I welcomed our son, Noah Michael on November 24, 2020. We received a sweet letter from Alma welcoming him to the Alma Family. Go Scots!

    Posted: 01/29/21
  • Leslie (Southwick) Wilhelm '83

    My 28-year-old son, Joseph Derek, lost his 18-month battle against a rare and aggressive form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on January 15, 2021. A celebration of his life will take place in Colorado in July.

    Posted: 01/29/21
  • Jessica Bushure '97

    I started a new position as an Author Manager at Gatekeeper Press, an independent publishing company outside Columbus, Ohio. This was a natural career progression from being a Public Librarian and Book Reviewer.

    Posted: 02/21/21
  • Dennis Kellar '64

    Dennis L. Kellar ’64 passed away on December 30, 2019. He leaves behind his wife, Phyllis ’64, 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

    Posted: December 18, 2020
  • Naomi (Vance) Krawzik '06

    In August, I received my PhD in Mathematics from the University of North Texas and began a new job as an assistant professor at Sam Houston State University. Also, we welcomed our second child, Lincoln Mark, in October.

    Posted: January 28, 2021
  • Katrina Pekich-Bundy '07

    Rev. Katrina Pekich-Bundy, PC(USA) minister of Hanover Presbyterian Church in Indiana, has been selected to participate in the Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program, a Lilly Endowment-sponsored program at Wabash College. The two year program engages in economic, educational, and political challenges that face communities.

    Posted: January 28, 2021
  • Susan Spears Rose '68

    I recently left the big sky country of Montana and am now living in Corning, NY. I’m looking forward to spending more time with my grandkids and maybe even find a few Alma alums closer.

    Posted: December 15, 2020
  • Melissa Weber Kelley '91

    Just voted a CO ballot with 4 constitutional amendments + a request to create a state-run paid family/medical leave program. So thankful for Dr. MJJ Smith, his teaching, and taking a semester of pre-law + his summer intensive. I would never have understood the initiatives’ text/analyses otherwise!

    Posted: November 15, 2020
  • Kat (Lanphear) Hsia '06

    Kat (Lanphear) Hsia ’06 married Richard Hsia in a small family ceremony on September 18th, 2020. She also just celebrated 5 years at Electronic Theatre Controls where she works as a Project Manager for architectural and theatrical installations.

    Posted: December 15, 2020
  • Mike Jura '95 and Jennifer (Stoepker) Jura '96

    Life changes. Jen and I adopted 2 nieces, so now 4 kids (three in HS and one starting kindergarten). Finished 1st career, and now on to the 2nd. Finished nursing school in the spring and am currently working at Hackley Hospital as an RN.

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  • David Hogberg '59

    My life continues to proceed as uneventfully as it can. I wish those who read this are well and doing the things they want to. As an old friend often says, “Press on!” Oh, my email is: dhogberg@albion.edu. I’d certainly like hearing from people

    Posted: October 28, 2020
  • Amy Hollenberg '83

    I recently retired from Fort Wayne Community Schools after a 16 year career teaching advanced biology, anatomy and physiology and chemistry. My husband Bill and are looking forward to more bicycling, traveling and escaping to Phoenix during the winter months.

    Posted: October 28, 2020
  • Sunil Xavier '85

    Sunil Xavier was promoted into the Senior Foreign Service, rank of Counselor, at the U.S. Agency for International Development. He currently is the Director of Support Operations based in the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany.

    Posted: October 28, 2020
  • Christine (Vicari) Polanic '11 and David Polanic '11

    Christine (Vicari) and David Polanic (2011) welcomed Joseph David Polanic to the family on August 19, 2020. Emma (2.5 years old) loves being a big sister to her baby brother Joey!

    Posted: October 28, 2020
  • Sarah Ostashowski '04

    Sarah (Radtke) Ostahowski, Founding Attorney of Sarah’s Law Firm, has been named to the 2020 Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards. The Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards celebrate and highlight the achievements of women in the legal profession across the globe. As a result of several months of research and preparation, the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards reward female legal experts that have overcome challenges and influenced the wider legal profession in their jurisdiction. The winners include all areas of the legal profession, from high achieving junior associates, to long-serving barristers.

    Posted: October 28, 2020
  • Russell Brandt '61

    I was the first married under graduate dorm parent in the State of Michigan. Mitchel Hall 1960-1961 was brand new. After I graduated from Dubuque Theological Seminary in 1965, I served 3 churches before retiring in 1999. You may reach me at russbrandt1934@icloud.com. I live in Interlochen, MI

    Posted: October 28, 2020
  • Hugh Brenneman '68

    I recently co-authored a book with David Chardavoyne entitled “A Lincoln Legacy - The History of the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan,” published by Wayne State University Press, 2020.

    Posted: October 28, 2020
  • Lauren '15 and Tyler Foley '15

    Lauren Engels ’15 and Tyler Foley ’15 tied the knot on 29 August 2020.

    Posted: October 28, 2020
  • Marlianne Mauch '68

    Proudest of my 6 children, 9 grandchildren! Retired teacher, National Ski Patroler, EMT, created (owner), director of a non-profit rescue “Love Mutts Rescue” on internet (over 6,500 dogs & other animals saved in the last 15 years) Fond memories of Alma College & hello to all who are coming together in our Virtual World. Team work, volunteering, making a difference for life !

    Posted: October 28, 2020
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