Office of Alumni Engagement

Chip Hardwick

My hometown when I was a student was

Beavercreek, OH

I graduated in


I studied

International Business, Spanish (majors) French (minor)

I currently live in

Louisville, KY

I am now

Director of Theology, Formation, and Evangelism for the Presbyterian Church (USA)

Since graduating from Alma

I have lived in fourteen different cities in eight states and three countries.  I worked at Dow Corning and Bain and Company before going to seminary and working as a pastor in local churches and now at our national headquarters.

My Alma education

My Alma education prepared me to thrive in lots of different situations and cultures by giving me the confidence that I can handle most everything that comes my way.  

My favorite place(s) on campus included

the library (!).  When the other SAE’s were getting “Housie” and “Dormie” shirts, I wore my “Library-ie” shirt with probably a little too much pride.

My favorite professors(s) included

Gunda Kaiser (La Maquina), George Gazmararian, Joe Walser, and Michael Trebesh.

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

are my trips to Madrid, Brussels, and NYC for Spring terms—they were a springboard to a lifetime of travel.