Office of Alumni Engagement

Michael Murphy

My hometown when I was a student was

Sterling Heights, MI

I graduated in


I studied

English, Social Studies, and Education

I currently live in

Richmond, MI

I am now

A High School English and Social Studies Teacher

Since graduating from Alma

I’ve taught high school English and Social Studies and have also been fortunate enough to have been able to travel to different areas of the US and the world

My Alma education

My Alma education taught me how to connect my learning from various subjects to see how things are connected; it also taught me the importance of traveling and learning from experience.  Because of the various opportunities at AC, I learned how to organize and lead.

My favorite place(s) on campus included

the Sigma Chi Fraternity House, the Library, SAGA, and just the campus in general.  It was a beautiful setting.

My favorite professors(s) included

 Dr. Ute Stargardt, Dr. Mark Seals, Dr. Jim Schmidtke, Dr. Carol Bender, Dr. Yavenditti, Dr. Sandy Hulme…There were many influential and inspirational professors!

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

My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is being able to study abroad with Dr. Stargardt.  We traveled to England to study Medieval English Literature, and it was awesome.