Search Notes

All fields are optional.

begins with
begins with
search for any single keyword

Results: 73

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

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

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: I’d certainly like hearing from people
Posted: October 28, 2020

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

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

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 I live in Interlochen, MI
Posted: October 28, 2020

Steve Engel '62 I’m just recovering from a two year battle with NPH. We have moved from Daytona Beach, FL to Port Orange, FL only 9 miles from the house we’ve lived in since 1993. We are now living in a senior living apartment in Sawgrass Village of Port Orange. Would love to hear from any of my former classmates. My email address is:
Posted: June 1, 2020

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

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

Dennis Lynch '66 and Bonnie Mancour Lynch '68 I am sad to announce that Bonnie Mancour Lynch ’68 passed away on April 10th. We had celebrated 50 years of marriage the previous Dec. 27th. The memories of the times we had and the friends we met, still brought her joy!
Posted: April 16, 2020

Carolyn Reid Bennett '66 Passed away September 9 at her daughters home in MA. From ocular melanoma metastatic cancer. She was a wonderful Mom, sister to Nancy Reid DeHority and friend to so many. She lived her life with laughter, love and faithfulness.
Posted: October 28, 2020

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

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

Bruce Bean '68 It was fun to visit with classmates and other alumni at our 50th class reunion. Doesn’t seem that long ago that we were given beanies! Still enjoy practicing veterinary medicine after 44 years, the last 32 plus at the Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Craig Wesley '72 Our son Aaron has been admitted to the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy where he will pursue a Masters Degree in Public Administration. He will continue serving in his role as Enterprise Applications Lead for the City of Bellevue, Washington.
Posted: August 26, 2020

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

Marianne Britt Duvendack '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 2, 2020

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

Karen Magnuson '78 I recently joined the Solutions Journalism Network as project editor for New York and Michigan. I also serve on the Board of Trustees for Alma College and as an executive in residence at the Rochester Institute of Technology. My husband, Tod, and I live in Rochester, NY.
Posted: May 10, 2020

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

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

David Wallace '80 Earlier this summer I was promoted to be the Chief Assistant Prosecutor in Huron County.
Posted: August 26, 2020

Mary Malloy '82 After staying home for two months, I found a job in an essential industry. I am now working at Amazon.
Posted: June 1, 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

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

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

Richard (Rick) Warmbold '90 Not retired and working more now than the past few years… lol… but due to COVID did my Marine Corps Reserve retirement online from my home in the Florida Keys. If you find yourself at Mile Marker 0 please look me up.
Posted: August 26, 2020

Melissa Weber Kelley '91 I have been working on the COVID front lines, albeit in a non-traditional way. Through my career strategy firm, I’ve been helping people laid off or furloughed from their jobs due to COVID find new jobs by writing resumes and giving them job search/interview coaching.
Posted: June 1, 2020

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

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

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.

Chris Sienko '96 As part of his work for cybersecurity training company Infosec (based in Chicago and Madison, WI), Chris is now the host of “Cyber Work,” a weekly video/audio podcast! Search “Cyber Work with Infosec” on YouTube to watch Chris speak with new guests every week.
Posted: October 28, 2020

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

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:
Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 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 -
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019

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

Bree Brownlee '04 The Gamma Phi Beta Advisory board, consisting of Bree Erin Brownlee, ’04, Kimberly Light, ’05, Kathleen McCrudden Dobrovic, ’01, Kristy Nemec Engel, ’01, Mairi Clow, ’17 and Mandy Menosky, ’18 were awarded the 2018-2020 Advisory Board Excellence Award from the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority at their virtual convention in June 2020.
Posted: June 6, 2020

Bree Brownlee '04 Bree Erin Brownlee, ’04 was selected for the inaugural class of Gamma Phi Beta’s 40 Under 40. Bree is honored to join this elite Confident Gamma Phis series (30 Under 30 and 40 Under 40) that highlights members who have made remarkable accomplishments in their careers, volunteer work and fields of interest and make an impact in the world around us.
Posted: June 16, 2020

Arrua Keerl '04 Graduated with honors from the University of Southern California with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. 
Posted: August 28, 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

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

Jeff LaPorte '05 Jeff LaPorte and his wife Heather welcomed their second daughter, Alana Grace LaPorte, on January 27, 2020.Big sister Evelyn loves her new baby sister.
Posted: April 16, 2020

Benjamin McDonald '06 Living the good life in the mountains of Arizona. Just welcomed our first son, Jordy Max, in April. I have been a teacher for the past 12 years in behavioral special education. Spent the past year a principle at Winslow High School, but resigned and returned to special education to focus on being an available father.
Posted: October 28, 2020

Josh Morgan '06 Josh was promoted to Station Manager at WREX-TV in Rockford, IL. Josh was News Director at the station from 2013-2020.
Posted: August 26, 2020

Zack '06 and Annette Sabol Zack and his wife Annette welcomed their first child, a son, Harrison Charles Sabol on April 21st. They currently reside in Phoenix, Arizona. Zack teaches third grade in Scottsdale.
Posted: May 20, 2020

Ashley Sawatzke '06 On March 25, I successfully defended my dissertation at Texas Tech University. I will be graduating in May with a doctorate in Theatre History and Acting/Directing.
Posted: April 18, 2020

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

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

Beth Hubbard '09 Beth Hubbard has been named interim head coach of the UW-Oshkosh women’s golf program. Hubbard, an assistant professor in the UW-Oshkosh Radio-TV-Film program, was a 2020 recipient of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award.
Posted: June 11, 2020

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

Kelly Pohlman '11 Started a 3 year orthodontic residency at the Georgia School of Orthodontics.
Posted: September 9, 2019

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

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

Emily Havelka '12 Emily Havelka (’12) is currently the Corporate Communications Leader for Detroit-based architecture and engineering firm HED and will be beginning the Executive Master of Business Administration program at the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business in the fall of 2020 (class of 2022).
Posted: July 6, 2020

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

Teresa Larson '13 Teresa was ordained as a Minister of Word & Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) on October 4. She earned her Master of Divinity degree in May from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and serves as the Associate Pastor at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Milwaukee, WI.
Posted: October 28, 2020

Stephen Schlaack '13 April of 2020 Stephen Schlaack completed his Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University with an emphasis in Supply Chain Logistics.
Posted: April 28, 2020

Kristina Begres '14 Kristina, a Sr Recovery Resolution Consultant for United Health Group, has been working with healthcare providers nationally as they establish new processes to overcome the financial barriers during this global pandemic. In addition, Kristina has volunteered with the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services as a contact tracer. Kristina has committed to assisting the state in slowing the spread of transmission by informing close contacts about the state and local health departments policies on monitoring for symptoms, resources available, quarantine protocols, testing availability, and limitation of chains of transmission. Contact tracing is vital to reducing public spread of SARS-CoV-2 and her contributions and those of all state contact tracers continue to help the state of Michigan in their effort to minimize public health exposure to this virus.
Posted: June 1, 2020

Ric Heise '14 Launching a Kickstarter for a Tabletop Roleplaying Game, The Wildsea this week. The world is covered in an ocean of trees and sailed bt chainsaw ships. I have been the Resident Game Master.
Posted: October 28, 2020

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

Lauren '15 and Tyler Foley '15 Lauren Engels ’15 and Tyler Foley ’15 tied the knot on 29 August 2020.
Posted: October 28, 2020

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

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

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