Office of Alumni Engagement

Laura Morley Zuidema

My hometown when I was a student was

Bloomfield Township

I graduated in


I studied

English. It allowed me to pursue positions that I enjoyed and learned from while I worked outside the home as well as several volunteer positions I have held in the last 15 years. 

I currently live in


Since graduating from Alma

I have lived in Chicago, Frankfurt, Germany and now Michigan. I’m married nearly 20 years and have one daughter who is almost 13.

My Alma education

has been an integral part of the various career and volunteer positions I have held. I wouldn’t trade my small college experience for anything. Alma is a family. The opportunities to work with professors and other students closely prepared me to work well with others in my career as well as many volunteer positions I’ve since held.

My favorite place(s) on campus included

Tyler - Van Dusen

My favorite professors(s) included

Dr. Lorenz, Dr. Palmer, and so many more I can’t name them all!

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

the friends I made and the unique experiences I had like going to study in Paris during my first Springterm.

My off-campus study experience(s) included

Springterm 1993 - studied in Paris, France