Office of Alumni Engagement

Leslie Burgess

My hometown when I was a student was

New Baltimore, Michigan

I graduated in


I studied

Business Administration and Spanish

I currently live in

Prescott, Wisconsin

Since graduating from Alma

I worked at Mazda Motors in Flat Rock, was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala, and have taught high school Spanish and ESL for almost 20 years.

My Alma education

helped me become a confident, well-rounded person. My varied experiences at Alma College and its academic rigor prepared me for all different kinds of careers, and two different graduate school programs! I am so grateful for my AC liberal arts education. 

My favorite place(s) on campus included

´╗┐any and all residence hall rooms where my friends were hanging out. And Hamilton Commons, of course!

My favorite professors(s) included

Dr. George Gazmararian and Dr. Charlie Gray. And Jim Cole, who was my HS track coach and encouraged me to go to Alma!

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

when my cross country team competed at Nationals in Newport News, Virginia. Also a Spring term ornithology class that included a lot of crazy camping trips!

My off-campus study experience(s) included

a semester abroad in Madrid, and two different business classes taught in Paris and Brussels.