My hometown when I was a student was:
I graduated from Alma in:
Economics & Business Administration
I currently live in:
I am now:
Vice President of Investments at Stifel Financial in Grand Rapids, M
Since graduating from Alma:
I have spent my entire career (10 years) at Stifel, married my beautiful wife, Emily in 2013 and welcomed the arrival of our daughter, Madison in 2017
My Alma education:
Instilled a love for knowledge and the confidence to hit the ground running as a graduate.
My favorite place(s) on campus included:
The fraternity house I belonged to and lived in. That structure is now gone, but its spirit lives on with the DGT house that sits there now.
My favorite professor(s) included:
Mueller, Cunningham and Lemmon.
My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is:
Winning a MIAA Men’s golf tournament.
How Alma has helped with my current plan/job/graduate school/etc.:
Alma College marked an inflection point in my life. The atmosphere on campus enriched my aptitude for critical thinking & gave me many lifelong friends and influencers. My Freshman Economics classes introduced me to a new passion I didn’t realize I had, and cemented my desire to pursue a career in the finance and investment industry.
How I have given back to Alma since graduation
I donate financially each year to the Alma Fund, but more impactful, I donate my time. I often return to campus as a guest speaker and advocate for the College. Alma provided me a launching pad for my life and career – I have a strong desire to give back.
Advice I would give a new graduate:
Reach out to other Alma alumni in your area – many have a strong desire to help fellow grads if they can.