History

Alora Adams

My hometown when I was a student was

Novi, MI

I graduated in

2015

I studied

History and Educational Studies

I currently live in

...Talihina, Oklahoma within the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

I am now

…the Curator of the Choctaw Nation Museum, a Girl Scout Leader, and owner of my business: Uniquely Geek.

Since graduating from Alma

…I graduated in Dec. 2018 from Eastern Michigan University with my Masters in Historic Preservation with an emphasis in Museum Studies. I moved to SE Oklahoma in January 2019 and officially became the Curator of the Choctaw Nation Museum in December 2019. I now live in a town smaller than the student count of Alma College and love every second of it.

My Alma education

…helped me figure out the path I really wanted to go down. I went into Alma convinced I was meant to be in a classroom teaching children, but I realized almost too late that I wanted to educate, but not in a classroom. Thanks to Alma’s flexibility, I was able to transition quickly into Educational Studies and gained an internship at the Ziibiwing Center in Mt. Pleasant and found a deeper love for museums than I ever knew I had.

My favorite place(s) on campus included

…Highland Java for keeping me caffeinated and the Tau Kappa Epsilon house where a lot of movie nights took place.

My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is

…joining Greek Life. I never thought I would ever join a sorority growing up, but after going through recruitment I found my home at Alpha Gamma Delta. Joining a sorority taught me more leadership skills to take forward in my adult life, and I have gained many lifetime friends within my sorority and other Greek organizations on campus.

My off-campus study experience(s) included

…Peru in 2013 with Dr. Seals and Dr. Molina and spending a month traveling and learning about Incan culture and history. I had an incredible experience throughout the whole month I was there and it solidified my love for the Spanish language. In 2014 I traveled to Germany and Poland for the Holocaust/Cold War Spring Term and was like a kid in a candy store the entire trip. The Holocaust is my favorite historical period to study and took every opportunity to soak up every ounce of information I could while there. Plus, getting to visit Auschwitz was the experience of a lifetime and crossed an item off of my bucket list. Lastly, getting to travel to Ireland with the choir was an incredible experience of culture and music.