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Ruth Colsell '52 and Jack Colsell Ruth and Jack celebrated 64 years of marriage in June, 2018
Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 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

Nancy (Gobel) Meyer '63 Nancy and her husband celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on a Baltic Sea cruise.

Roger Kapp '65 Still employed as an insurance agent for American Insurance Agency in Huntsville, Al. Toured Ireland last September with 30 of our church members. Planning on our 16th missions trip in July, this time to Slovakia to do a VBS and sports camp for 110 students ages 6-14 near Brataslava. God provides. Served as President of the Metro Kiwanis Club last year. Blessings to all of my remaining classmates.
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018

Billy Brown '66 Since retiring from University of New Mexico, Billy still teaches part-time and privately tutors Mathematics & Statistics students. He continues singing with the 25 year old men’s chorus De Profundis. He celebrated 10 years of his monthly poetry reading, Fixed and Free, will soon publish the 10th anniversary Fixed and Free Poetry Anthology, containing 313 poems by 114 poets. He is working on a huge publishing project, Carol T. Lewis: Shimmering Poet, four volumes, over 1,000 pages. Billy’s life purpose is joy!

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

Richard Winslow '68 and Beth (Broadwell) Winslow '69 We are enjoying an active retirement in Seal Beach, CA. As our 50th wedding anniversary approaches, our days include sailing, our children and granddaughters in Southern California’s matchless climate.
Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018

Barbara (Nichols) Brundage '68 and Alan W. Brundage (deceased 2004) '70 I’m enjoying these retirement years with a wonderful second partner, Bill Barton Jr., after Al’s death in 2004. During the summer, we reside in my long time Home on Gull and Miller Lakes in Richland, MI to be involved with his three local families. The winter months we reside in Bill’s condo on St. Pete Beach, FL near my son, Tim and his wife Patricia, and their 2 young daughters. Our travels include my Atlanta, GA family and my Marquette, MI family as well as other favorite sights along the way. Life has been GOOD to me, both raising our family / having a career as a reading teacher/elementary teacher and as a single adult after Al’s death / now as a couple with Bill these past 5 years. My happiest moments are those spent with my 6 grandchildren, probably because these are never often enough! God has bestowed many blessings on me over my 72 years!!
Posted: Thursday, September 6, 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

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!
Posted: September 1, 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

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

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

Karen (Frost) Lincoln '71 and Clark '71 Clark and I retired from our teaching jobs at Montcalm Community College in 2015. I taught maternal-child nursing and Clark taught a variety of subjects in science and psychology. We have 3 children, all Alma College grads, and 8 grandchildren of which 2 are now attending Alma and a third starts next year. Since retirement, besides spending time with our family, we have traveled extensively throughout the world. When in Michigan we still own a home in Alma but enjoy being at our cabin on Drummond Island as much as possible.
Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2018

GAIL DEMINT (KRUEGER) '73 Welcomed my first grandchild in June 2018. Enjoying retirement and baby cuddles.
Posted: Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Edward Kain '76 Received the Carla B. Howery Award for Developing Teacher-Scholars, a national mentoring award from the American Sociological Association. This recognizes co-authoring three editions of a monograph on how to get a faculty position in a teaching-oriented college/university and twenty years of coordinating the new faculty orientation program at Southwestern University.
Posted: Friday, August 3, 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

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

Sonja Schultz-Fryer '79 I am in my 40th year of teaching Band for Grand Rapids Public Schools. I am also the Department chair for Instrumental Music for GRPS.
Posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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.

Steve Wylie '79 I was appointed the Executive Dean of the Lake County Campus of Woodland Community College in Clearlake, California, in July 2018. I am looking forward to our 40th Homecoming next year!
Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Chuck Fiebernitz '80 and Angie I realized after a major heart attack on January 30, 2018, that it was time to retire and did so on March, 15, 2018, as the sports editor of The Mountaineer Newspaper in Waynesville, North Carolina. My wife Angie and I moved to Winston-Salem and we will begin enjoying the twilight of our lives with our grandchildren, attending Wake Forest University sporting events and shagging on Myrtle Beach.
Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018

Paul Keyser '81 and Kathy Paul and Kathy retired after 37 years teaching in Colorado and East Jordan, and moved down to be close to their two kids in Zeeland. Retirement didn't last long, as Paul has taken on a long term 5th grade subbing position at Zeeland Christian!
Posted: Thursday, November 1, 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

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

Deana (Cross) Fisher '83 Deana was appointed Chief Operations Officer of the St. Louis Center in Chelsea, MI last March. 

Rae (Sloss) Green '83 and David Green '84 Located in the landmark Grand Rapids Masonic Temple, Rae (Sloss) ’83 and David Green ’84, have established the Sanford Outpatient Center to complement their gender specific residential programs, Sanford House at John Street for men and Sanford House at Cherry Street for women. This newly opened center will accommodate the need for a full spectrum of comprehensive, addiction treatment services. The new location is in keeping with the Sanford House philosophy of restoring historic buildings and providing a welcoming environment in which to better serve the needs of clients.

Scott Paul-(Bonham) '84 and Donna Paul-Bonham I retired at the end of December 2017 after 21 years as a Federal Bureau of Prisons Chaplain. For 19 years I served at US Penitentiary in Terre Haute, where I was the supervisory chaplain for 3 executions. I started the Life Connections Program, a residential, faith-based re-entry program, and was program manager for 11 years.
Posted: Monday, October 1, 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

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

Lawrence Baker '87 Larry was recently selected as president of the North Carolina Association of defense attorneys. He practices insurance defense litigation and workers compensation law in Charlotte North Carolina.
Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018

Kelly Spalding-Hall '90 Recently promoted to Supervisory Assistant General Counsel for Consumers Energy Company.
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Jim Peck '90 and Vivian We are still in Manistee and am in my 19th year of operating Coastline Transportation LLC. We have added a Ford Transit cargo van for freight expediting services. Our older son Justin is a lead groundskeeper at Dow Diamond with the Great Lakes Loons and our younger son Tyler is studying Risk Management & is a dual sport athlete at Olivet College (Football & Track)
Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018

Brian Haara '93 Brian lives in Louisville, Kentucky, and published his first book, Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America (Potomac 2018). Bourbon Justice delves into the legal history behind America’s Native Spirit to uncover a past fraught with lawsuits whose outcome, surprisingly perhaps, helped define a nation.
Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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

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

Misty (Daniels) Kruse '97 Misty is now the piccolo/3rd flute player in the International Symphony Orchestra of Port Huron, MI and Sarnia, Ontario. She lives in Fort Gratiot with her husband Pete and daughter Kaylee. They are the owners of the Port Huron Music Center and Grove Mall.
Posted: Saturday, October 6, 2018

Kymberli (Barrette) Wregglesworth '97 Kymberli was recently inducted into the 13th Cohort of the Gerstacker Education Fellows at Saginaw Valley State University. The purpose of the program is to provide leadership development to teachers and school administrators and create leaders who will increase the quality of K-12 education in Michigan.
Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Staci McKeon '97 My husband, Mark, and I are overjoyed to announce the birth of our 7th child, Maximilian Leo, October 7th. He had a rough start with heart and lung problems, in addition to Down Syndrome, so we spent over 2 weeks in the Iowa City NICU, but we are home now. God is good! Life is beautiful!
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018

Kathryn McDougal '00 Katie was recently promoted to Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Biological Sciences at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. She will be teaching courses focused on providing authentic research experiences to undergraduate students.
Posted: Thursday, June 21, 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.

Bethany Emery-Leslie '01 and Gerry Leslie Bethany Emery-Leslie ’01 and Gerry Leslie married July 7, 2018 in Flint, Michigan. Allison Fitzenreiter (Topham) ’02 was one of the musicians. Additional college friends attending included: Jill Owens (Opera) ’97, Jennifer Kerr (Mayes) ’01 and Aaron Kerr ’00, sister April Emery ’97, and current student Kayla Lorenz ’20 The newlyweds now live in Davison, Michigan.
Posted: Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Julie Hintz '01 Julie obtained the Certified Community Action Professional credential in 2018, which demonstrates a mastery of Community Action vision, values, and history; management and leadership principles; and addressing the causes of poverty. Julie is a program manager at Macomb Community Action in Clinton Township, Michigan.
Posted: Friday, September 7, 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

Katie (Stevens) Schumm '02 and David Schumm '01 Katie, David and their 11 year-old daughter, Lily, recently moved to Co. Clare, Ireland after David accepted a chemist position through his employer of 16 years, Beckman Coulter, at their expanding site. Katie, an accountant, has an article being published in Canada’s History magazine in December.
Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 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

Jeffrey LaPorte '05 and Heather Jeff and his wife Heather had a baby girl, Evelyn Marie LaPorte. Born 8 lbs 3oz. Baptized with Nate Edwards ’04 as the Godfather.
Posted: Sunday, September 16, 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

Josh Morgan '06 Was awarded a prestigious National Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence for his role as News Director at WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois. His station also received top honors from the Illinois Associated Press and Illinois Broadcasters Association.
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018

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.

Tyler Wellman '08 and Ashley Matuzak '08 On Friday December 7th the Wellman family welcomed our second child Franklin Jeffrey Wellman. Mom and baby are doing great.
Posted: Saturday, December 8, 2018

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.

Sara De Jong (Hirschman) '11 My husband Dan and I welcomed our son, Isaac, on April 25th. He joins big sister, Charlotte, 2.
Posted: Monday, August 6, 2018

Kassondra Lambert (Wasek) '11 and William Lambert '08 The Lambert’s welcomed their first child, Ethan Michael, to the world in March of 2018. They are excited new parents and are looking forward to the years to come. They can be found on Facebook and would love to connect with other alums in the Ann Arbor area!
Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2018

Amanda Cruickshank-Willoughby '11 Married Michael Willoughby on September 1, 2018 in Michigan’s Copper Country. DeAndre Crenshaw ’12, Laurel Tilot ’11, and Natividad Vehara ’11 were members of the wedding party. Amanda completed her fifth season of competitive roller derby with the DuPage Derby Dames, an internationally ranked team in the top 150.

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

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

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

Emily (Hollenberg) Mossoian '14 and Adam Mossoian '16 Adam and Emily were happily married on June 30th. Attendants included Aaron Hollenberg '13, Chelsea Bertagnoli '16, Barbara Otey '14, and Hannah Somalski '16. Adam and Emily reside in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Lauren Switzer '14 Graduated from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine with a DVM degree. She currently practices in Allen Park, MI

Lauren Engels '15 Lauren and Tyler Foley ’15 moved to Scotland to pursue a PhD in African studies and an MBA from the University of Edinburgh, respectively. Once a Scot, always a Scot!

Olivia (Laux) Howard '16 and Evan Howard Olivia (Laux) Howard and her husband Evan Howard welcomes a baby boy, Calvin Jeffery Howard, on August 21st, 2018.
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Molly (Lark) Hines '18 and Erik Hines '15 Molly and Erik Hines ’15 were married August 25, 2018 in Mackinaw City, MI. Gillian Young ’17, Mary Dulzo ’17, Bryan Hines ’17, Robert Feeman ’14 and Austin McClelland ’14 were all part of the wedding party.

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