Office of Alumni Engagement

Frederic (Rick) vandenBerg

My hometown when I was a student was

Grand Haven, MI

I graduated in


I studied

Sociology and Math

I currently live in

Spring Lake, MI

I am now

Retired HR Executive GM/Delphi

Since graduating from Alma

I have lived a happy and successful life.  Married, had two children (one went to Alma), and have retired to spend my time with my best friend/wife.

My Alma education

Taught me many things, but especially to express myself and write.  Writing has been the backbone of my career.

My favorite place(s) on campus included

Residence halls, fraternity house, chapel, “The Well”, Pineknot, Balke Field.

My favorite professors(s) included

Joe Walser, Vern Bechill, Gene Pattison, Irene Linder

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

Homecoming football games, when I played in the band, marched in the parade, and saw Alma football win!!