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

  • James McIntyre (Mac) '69

    James had the great honor to be Grand Marshall at Alma’s homecoming parade last fall. My how time flies by! So many great memories of Alma years, and solid friends. Go Scots!

  • Dave Froelich '79

    Retired as head basketball coach of 30 years and was inducted into the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in April. Still working as the assistant principal at Van Wert High School.

  • Michael Bradburn '09

    Upon graduation from Family Medicine Residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI will begin a Sports Medicine Fellowship for the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL where I will be a team physician for the Crimson Tide.

  • Daniel May '13

    Inspired by his undergraduate research experiences at Alma College, he pursued a doctorate degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated in May 2018 with a PhD in Pharmacognosy. He has since begun a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Bacteriology at University of Wisconsin in Madison.

    Posted: Monday, June 4, 2018
  • Samantha (Perrin) Jackson '13 and Kendall Jackson '12

    Samantha Perrin (’13) and Kendall Jackson (’12) were married on May 19 in Grand Rapids. Alma College alumni Jon Young (’13), Sarah (Zichi) Miller (’13), Samantha Kellogg (’13), Samantha Bohy (’13), Alison (Chamberlain) Scheide (’12), Clayton Every (’14), Ed Raby (’12), and Clayton Roberts were in the wedding party with many other Alma alumni and friends in attendance. Samantha and Kendall have relocated to Louisville, Kentucky.

    Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • Linda (Melvin) Grudnicki '83

    Manager at The Betty Brigade a concierge moving assistance company based in Ann Arbor. We specialize in relocation, estate clear outs and downsizing. Always looking for great people who like project based work and great clients who we can help through this stressful time in their lives.

    Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018
  • Kymberli (Barrette) Wregglesworth '97

    Kymberli was recently named the Region 2 Teacher of the Year and a Finalist for Michigan Teacher of the Year.

    Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
  • Kelly Spalding-Hall '90

    Recently promoted to Supervisory Assistant General Counsel for Consumers Energy Company.

    Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
  • Kelly Boeneman Gemmill '01

    Kelly Boeneman Gemmill ’01 and husband Patrick announce the October 20 birth of Neil Everett. The family resides in Ellicott City, Maryland.

  • Katie (Seagraves) Francis '08 and Chris Francis '09

    Chris ’09 and Katie (Seagraves) Francis ’08 announce the birth of Annabelle Joy. She joins brothers Beckett Michael and Benjamin Joseph. Katie and Chris live in Oxford, MI. Katie is kindergarten teacher and Chris is a physical therapist.

  • Deana (Cross) Fisher '83

    Deana was appointed Chief Operations Officer of the St. Louis Center in Chelsea, MI last March. 

  • Tammy (Watson) Nordbeck '96 and Jason '97 Our oldest son, Jackson, graduates in June and has just committed to attend Alma in the fall, pursing his career plans and running for the Scots!
    Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018
  • Leslie (Southwick) Wilhelm '83 and Larry Hatch Project manager for Consumers Energy Customer Energy Management division, coordinating process analysis and procedure standards statewide. My husband Larry (retired from GM) and I live in Milan. Larry has a second career in business with his son, Justin. My son Derek is a graphic artist and works with Larry and Justin.
    Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018
  • Brian Campbell '86

    Brian recently accepted a new call to serve as Pastor for the Covenant Lutheran Churches of Oklahoma City. This collection of three ELCA churches in Oklahoma City and its suburbs serves a diverse population.

    Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018
  • Matthew Baleja '04

    Matt Baleja recently won the Michigan Division 4 State Tennis Coach of the Year Award for Boys Varsity Tennis. Matt coaches, (and teaches), for Paw Paw Public Schools in Van Buren County. He competed on the Alma Men’s Tennis Team as an undergraduate. 

    Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018
  • Kelly (Cousineau) Fedele '13

    Nicholas and Kelly Fedele were married on May 6, 2017 at Dunning Memorial Chapel. Mackenzie Mercer (’14), Brandon Newton (’13), Sarah Krumrie (’12), Lynn Walker (’13), Megan Jurek (’13), Bill Tahaney (’14), and Eric Leville (’16) were all members of the wedding party. Cameron Tahaney (’17) officiated the ceremony. The newlyweds relocated to Arizona.

    Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Marvin Boerma 59

    Marvin Lee Boerma, ’59 passed away on Feb.27th, 2018. While at Alma, Marv played football and majored in Biology. He was a veteran of the US Navy and spent 33 years teaching science and coaching football. The last 24 years were at Fruitport Schools. He retired to his 80 acres near Bitely, MI where he enjoyed watching the wild orchids grow and improving the habitat in his small piece of trout stream.

    Posted: Monday, March 5, 2018
  • Dana Creevy (Kozak) '02 and Chad K. Creevy '01

    Chad Creevy ’01 and Dana Kozak Creevy ’02 have announced their daughter Olivia Creevy ’22 has committed to attending Alma College next fall where she will play Volleyball.

    Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018
  • (Leigh) Erica & John Behring (Sandel) '06 and Jonathan Behring '05

    Announce the birth of their son, William Lewis Behring, on May 1, 2017.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
  • Dan Craun-Selka. (Selka) '79

    Another year as PEPFAR Country Coordinator at US Embassy in Botswana. My job is to coordinate the USG HIV/AIDS program implemented by different agencies in partnership with Botswana govt.

    Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Richard Douglass '68 and Marian Horowitz

    Enjoying a retirement with wonderful partner and anticipating an 11th grandchild. Summer-fall in Tawas City sailing, sculling, kayaking, and being surrounded by friends & family. Political events and causes dominate free time, but I am still connected to research in Ghana and reviewing for the Fulbright Program. I am looking forward to Homecoming 2018!

    Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Peter Traggorth '70 and Karen Jameson Traggorth

    PeterTraggorth ’70 passed away on January 22. He fought a long battle with cancer until the very end.

    Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Nancy Jo (Clendenin) Dederer '85

    After 17 years as a pastor in the Chicago area, I have moved to Greensboro, North Carolina. I am serving as interim pastor of Fellowship Presbyterian Church.

    Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Karen Magnuson '78 and Tod Myers

    I was recently promoted to northeast regional editor for the USA TODAY Network in addition to my role as executive editor of the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, NY. Tod and I love upstate New York. Come visit!

    Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Charles Mills '69 and Linda Sherry

    Retired Presbyterian pastor having served congregations in Dixon, CA, Winona, MN, Geneva, IL, Ardmore, OK, Corpus Christi, TX and Reno NV. Now living in Guymon, OK with my wife Linda Sherry who is a pastor here at First Presbyterian Church. Together we have seven children, and seven grand children and life is very good!

    Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Anne Marks-Gaertner '71

    My husband, Jim, and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary in 2017 with a trip/cruise to Hawaii. We have enjoyed many travel adventure including Europe and South Africa and several points in between! We also enjoy time with our grandson, Parker, who turned five on Christmas Day. Life’s good!

    Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Richard Thurston '71 and Yvonne

    I became a proud grandparent for the second time earlier last year. Then, in November 2017, the Town Of Wappinger (NY) residents voted me in as Town Supervisor with a 1,000 vote margin.

    Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018
  • Donn Neal '62 and Peggy Emmert (deceased)

    Delt Sigs: If you haven’t already sent your names to the college so you can be listed with your brothers in the history room of the spectacular new Zeta Sigma fraternity house, please do so! Or email me (see below). We want every Delt Sig to be listed!

    Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018
  • Lisa Hanson '09

    Received a second graduate degree of a Master’s of Science in Administration in Nonprofit & Philanthropy on December 16, 2017 from Central Michigan University.

    Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017
  • Jim Daniels '78

    Jim Daniels’ recent books include Street Calligraphy, and The Middle Ages. He also edited Challenges to the Dream: The Best of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards.

    Posted: Wednesday, December 6, 2017