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Recent Alumni Notes

  • Marianne Britt Duvendack ’77 '77

    My husband of 36 years, Tom (MTU ’72) passed away on Easter Sunday, 2019. Our 3 children and I are picking up our lives and continuing our family tradition of giving back to the community. I’ve been appointed as a Board Member of the Ohio Buckeye Trail Association. Come hike with us. And if you’re doing the North Country Trail, you’ll be within shoutin’ distance of my house.

    Posted: April 3, 2020
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Arrua Keerl '04

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

    Posted: August 28, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kelly Pohlman '11

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

    Posted: September 9, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Christina Goodno '92

    Back to China! I really enjoyed the earlier years as a respiratory therapist, sleep technician and CPAP Specialist. However, returning to teach English and developing educational products in China should prove interesting.

    Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019
  • Emelia (Shroyer) Hammond '08 and Tim Hammond '09

    Emelia and Tim welcomed a new baby in May 2019. Josephine joins her big brother, Calvin (age 3). The family lives in Eaton Rapids, MI, and work at Michigan State University and Auto Owners Insurance, respectively.

    Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2019
  • Rich Gray '94

    Was recently promoted to Director of Mission Payloads Business Unit at General Dynamics Mission Systems, Scottsdale, AZ

    Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019
  • Clay Stroup '81 and Linda

    After retiring in 2017 from Farm Bureau Insurance, I started a Maple Syrup business tapping trees in our woods. It keeps me very busy for 5-6 weeks a year. My wife Linda and I enjoy traveling and spending time at our cottage on West Twin Lake in Lewiston, MI.

    Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019
  • Sarah (Radtke) Ostahowski '04

    I am super excited and honored to have been included in the On the Rise Top 40 Your Lawyers Award by the American Bar association. Plaid Rocks!

    Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019
  • Lissa 2019-07-03 '02 and Jeremy

    After 6 years teaching in the classroom, a Master’s from MSU in Educational Technology, and over a decade serving teachers through Professional Development in the areas of NWEA & ed tech, Lissa is now certified through 7 different Educational Technology companies, and has started her own consulting business “Engaging TECHniques”!

    Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 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
  • 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
  • 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