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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

  • 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: mckeon04@ymail.com.

    Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • 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 centenial 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
  • 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
  • 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 - mckeon04@ymail.com

    Posted: Friday, May 17, 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
  • 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
  • Jim Daniels '78

    My latest book, a collection of linked short stories, The Perp Walk, was just published my Michigan State University Press. I recently donated my collection of contributor’s copies of literary magazines to the Alma College Library, and I’m thrilled they have found such a wonderful home.

    Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2019
  • Gary Dorrien '74

    Gary Dorrien, ’74, has won the American Library Association’s 2019 Choice Award for his book, Breaking White Supremacy. He previously won the Choice Award for his book Social Ethics in the Making. He teaches as the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor at Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University.

    Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019
  • Jennifer Nagle (Bussell) '05

    Jennifer was hired as a Business Product Analyst for Comerica Bank in February 2019 in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

    Posted: Monday, April 1, 2019
  • Mary Cross '58 and Larry

    Larry and I celebrate our 62nd anniversary and welcome our great grandson, Oliver. He is the grandson of Deana Cross Fisher, 1983, and nephew of Samantha Fisher, 2016.

    Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019
  • Rose Marie Brook (Fabrizio) '92

    I have owned and managed the law firm of Fabrizio & Brook in Troy for the past 20 years and have recently started a separate law firm with two partners in Puerto Rico. We created HMB Law Group to assist lenders and homeowners with the disastrous state of housing on the island after Hurricane Maria.

    Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019
  • Jon Morris '06

    Jon Morris ’06 has joined Korn Ferry as an Associate Client Partner in the Healthcare Advisory Practice. Jon and his wife Lily also welcomed their first son Axel to the family born September 03, 2019.

    Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019
  • Ashlee Kalthoff (Forde) '09 and Trevor Kalthoff '07

    In September of 2018, Trevor Kalthoff and Ashlee Kalthoff (Forde) tied the knot. With their Colorado destination wedding; they were surrounded by fellow Alma College alumni and friends!!

    Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • Katherine Baleja '06

    Katie earned her Doctorate of Educational Technology from Central Michigan University in December, 2018.

    Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
  • Jamie Blow '84

    I culminated my 30+ year Army career as a Colonel and the Director, Defense Pest Management on October 31, 2018. I have just accepted a position as a Program Manager for Research and Technology with the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, Frederick Maryland.

    Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019
  • Mark Wangberg1 '75 and Connie Grauds

    1975 graduate, Mark Wangberg’s poems have come to life as part of a new book, just out! THE WHITE SILK BLOUSE… a love story, by Connie Grauds. Available NOW through Amazon.com. The magic of attraction and intuition! The White Silk Blouse brings readers 27 new poems (including responses to Blues and Rap songs) and a spirit-inspired Amazon jungle story!

    Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Trudy Reif(Evans) '68

    Hi! I am living in Bethlehem, PA., and enjoying it, after living 40 years in the Washington, DC area. I love my church and am getting to know Jesus better every day. I am thankful for all the things I learned at Alma that pointed me in a good direction.

    Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Paul Popa '83

    Retired Jan 31st as Principal Research Scientist from Dow Chemical after a 35 year career. Plan to spend more time with my wife Sharon. Also will have more time pursuing my passion for brewing as part owner and Brewmaster for Tri-City Brewing in Bay City, Michigan.

    Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Nick McElroy '14

    In August 2018, Nick entered the Oakland Police Academy. He graduated December 14thand on December 17th he was officially sworn in as a Southfield,MI Police Officer.

    Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Melissa Boguslawski '08

    Successfully defended her dissertation in November 2018 and received her PhD in Health Behavior from the School of Public Health at Indiana University. She is now an Assistant Professor in Public Health at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

    Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Meg Mac Donald '85

    Meg’s debut fantasy novel, Oath Sworn, is receiving good reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. https://www.amazon.com/Oath-Sworn-Wolfs-Book-ebook/dp/B07KSPPK2Q Follow Meg on Twitter @kyrrimar or visit her webpage at kyrrimar.com or her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/megmacdonald.author/ Meg lives in Flint, Michigan with her husband, children, one Norwegian Elkhound and a clowder of cats.

    Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Kristen Schutt '00

    Happy to announce the May 2018 adoption of daughter, Willo (age 7) and filing of adoption papers for daughter, Deonjaney (13) to be final in May 2019. Our forever family is happy and healthy.

    Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Alora Adams '15

    Graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Masters in Historic Preservation and moved to the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma!

    Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Nikole Canute '02

    Nikole L. Canute was elected to Mika Meyers’, a Grand Rapids law firm, Management Committee for 2019.

    Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019
  • 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.

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  • 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
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