Office of Alumni Engagement

Anne Henningfeld

My hometown when I was a student was

Adrian, MI

I graduated in

2001

I studied

English

I currently live in

Duck, North Carolina

I am now

An owner of a consulting business, a trainer of youth workers, a certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.

Since graduating from Alma

I have lived all over the world, gotten a Master’s Degree, rescued three dogs, learned a TON about hemophilia, spent a lot of time figuring out what I wanted to be when I grew up.  It would tell a new graduate that it’s ok if you leave Alma without “job training.” You’ve learned how to think, how to write, how to learn. It may take a few years, but those skills will pay off.

My Alma education

was well-rounded, and gave me many opportunities to try may fields and still graduate in a timely manner. It was friendly and supportive.  My experience at Alma was full of people helping me to find my path, even when I didn’t know what my path was. People consistently removed barriers for me when they could have put them up, they encouraged me to figure out how to make my interests fit into the Alma experience. This experience shaped how I try to work with young people now-I try very hard to make situations work for them, removing barriers whenever I can, and advocating for their success. I think this mindset has not only made me successful in my career, but happy with myself as a human being.

My favorite place(s) on campus included

MacCurdy House Women’s Resource Center The Chapel Practice rooms

My favorite professors(s) included

Dr. Scripps
Dr. Palmer
Dr. Hoefel
Murray Borello
Dr. Nyman
Mr. Sipka

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

Putting on a violin/piano concert with my roommate as a fundraiser for the women’s shelter.

My off-campus study experience(s) included

May term in Alaska
Semester at Sea with SEA Education Association