Admissions & Aid

Benjamin Shaw

  • Graduated from Alma College in 2014
  • Earned a MA of Medieval Scandinavian Literature in Scotland
  • Sang with Alma Choir on stage with Josh Groban
  • I love forest walks and hiking through the Scottish countryside
  • Enjoys reading fantasy, taking family time and visiting with students


Transition Assistance Program Counselor

My career at Alma began in


I help students by

ensuring a smooth transfer process and integrating them into the close-knit Alma College community.

Educational background

M.A. - Scandinavian Studies, 2018, University of Aberdeen

B.A. - History, 2014, Alma College 

In my role at Alma, I get most excited when...

I can connect students with unique, independent study programs and travel opportunities.

What I love most about Alma College is...

the nurturing community fostered between staff, faculty and students.

I chose to work at Alma College because...

I loved my own liberal arts education and I want other students to be empowered by an Alma College education.