Office of Alumni Engagement

Zabrina Santiago Lindsay

My hometown when I was a student was

North Muskegon, MI

I graduated in

1987

I studied

Spanish, French, Art History

I currently live in

North Muskegon, MI

Since graduating from Alma

I lived in Chicago from 1988-2015, working in the financial services industry as well as in the faith-based non-profit field. I received a Master’s in Theology from McCormick Seminary (PCUSA) in 2008. 

My Alma education

supported my various passions and interests in the humanities, business and religion. Having professors with PHds (not graduate student TAs) was a stand-out educational opportunity, in my experience. Not only were they subject-matter experts, but they were accessible, approachable and consultative with students. Alma College prepared me to think creatively and outside the box, with a spirit of cooperation and a solid commitment to excelling in all endeavors. 

My favorite place(s) on campus included

Dunning Memorial Campus, Alpha Theta/Gamma Phi Beta House and Saga! 

My favorite professors(s) included

Dr Nichols, Dr. Hayward, Dr Kirby. 

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

1)All students eating all three meals in the cafeteria, without fail. Meals were the social highlight of the day. 2) Choir every day at 5pm. 3) AO/Zeta Sig socials/parties. 4) “Pre-term” 5) Junior Year Travel Abroad in Madrid 6) Being a freshman French language assistant to Dr Hayward 7) Work-study as an admin in the Music office for Drs Nichols, Messing and Scrip 8)Dr Kirby helping me design a Museum Studies academic internship at the Muskegon Museum of Art where Alma College alum, Henry Matthews was serving as the Curator of Collections at the time. 

My off-campus study experience(s) included

Junior Fall term, Madrid, Spain.