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Recent Alumni Notes

  • Daniel & Anne (Tobian) Tisch '96

    Daniel Tisch ’96 is the Director of the Master of Public Health Program at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Under his leadership, the Program developed a partnership with the City of Cleveland’s Department of Public Health to support the epidemiology and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anne (Tobian) Tisch ’96 continues to work as a children’s librarian and care for our two children ages 13 and 16. We would be happy to visit with any alumni in the Cleveland area.

    Posted: July 11, 2021
  • Richard Douglas '68

    I published a book, “Field Spirits of the Fante: The Nana Araba Apt and Marian Sylvia Horowitz Collection” 2021. The book was written to accompany a collection of rare cultural artifacts from Ghana to be permanently on display in the Meek-Evans Black Archives Research Center and Museum, at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. Mot Juste Press, London UK ISBN 978-0-9569670-5-3

    Posted: July 24, 2021
  • Theresa Morris '93

    Theresa retired from federal service after 27 years with U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur, OH-09. She was appointed to Toledo City Council District 6, which serves constituents in North and West Toledo. As a younger retiree, she is looking forward to a new career serving her community.

    Posted: July 26, 2021
  • Len Kilby '65

    Len Kilby, who was President, Global Sales, for Stewart Systems in Plano, Texas is still working part-time as a Strategic Advisor. A couple a years ago, the main conference room at the new Bakery Innovation Center was named after him after 25 years of service. Key industrial Bakery Executives from all over the world attend seminars at the Innovation Center to learn about new products and production techniques.

    Posted: July 28, 2021
  • Emily Boreman '09

    I’m happy to share that I completed my Ph.D. in Educational Leadership in summer 2021. I will be moving to Kazakhstan to teach at Nazarbayev University in the fall. Thanks to Alma faculty for challenging coursework that prepared me for my academic endeavors.

    Posted: July 29, 2021
  • Krista Ried '94

    Homecoming 2020 brought the end to my term as Alumni Board President. This allowed me to focus more on other ways in which I can GIVE to Alma College. And with that, I can now announce that BOTH our kids have selected Alma as their home! Anika is a sophomore and Peyton will join her this fall! I am ecstatic!

    Posted: June 16, 2021
  • David Hogberg '59

    Have been pleased to receive recent phone calls/emails from Jim Fox and Brad Randall. They have been delightfully interesting as well as unexpected. I thank them! ( or 517/629-4834)

    Posted: April 5, 2021
  • Elisabeth Lennox '12 and Ryan Lennox '12

    We welcomed our daughter and first child, Katherine Ruth Lennox on February 19, 2021.

    Posted: April 22, 2021
  • Stephan McIntosh '03

    Steve McIntosh ’03 has recently opened his own vegan shoe company, “Tofushu.” The plant-protein based footwear company is in the start up phase but should begin shipping this summer.

    Posted: June 15, 2021
  • Catherine (Carnaby) Jackson '77

    Cathy (Carnaby) Jackson went literally from the loving touch of her husband Jim, and her sons Steve and Dave to the loving embrace of Jesus September 12, 2020. She was born to Clark and Nancy Carnaby on September 15, 1955, graduated from Royal Oak Kimball High School in 1973, and from Alma with a degree in Mathematics in 1977. She subsequently worked as a bank branch manager, and as a CPA. She married Jim Jackson (a frequent visitor to Alma back in the day) in September 1978. Steve and Dave were born in 1981 and 1983. Steve and his wife Ardi blessed her with grandchildren Ben (2011) and Ellie (2014). She was a great Christian lady, a revered wife, loved Mother, dear friend, and doting Grandmother.

    Posted: June 15, 2021
  • Bruce Bean '68

    I have retired from veterinary medicine after 46 years in practice, the last 34 years at the Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix.

    Posted: June 15, 2021
  • Audrey Gebbie '12

    Audrey will be tying the knot with her new husband, Matt Hobe, on August 13, 2021. We can’t wait to see you all at Homecoming!

    Posted: June 16, 2021
  • Jackie (Brown) Campbell '85

    I’ve recently been promoted to Manager I for AAA’s MI PIP Trainee Unit, where I’ve worked as the Lead Casualty Claims Specialist for 9 years.

    Posted: June 16, 2021
  • Sonja Schultz-Fryer '79

    I am completing my 43 year of teaching MS band in Grand Rapids Public Schools. Organized 2 summer BLM protests. My daughter Grace will be a freshman this year at Alma College and will be the 8th person to attend Alma. Previously, Nathaniel Fryer, Carolyn Schultz, Robert Schultz, Grace Sala, Nancy Sala, John Sala.

    Posted: June 15, 2021
  • Matthew '15 and Ashley Yuill '13

    Matthew (Yettaw) Yuill ’15 and Ashley Yuill ’13 were married on May 15, 2021. They were thrilled to finally tie the knot after having postponed their nuptials twice due to Covid-19. Katie Gordon ’13 served as their officiant.

    Posted: June 16, 2021
  • 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:

    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.

  • 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

    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:

    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