J. Thomas MacFarlane

Class Year



Business Administration and History



Why did you choose Alma College?

I wanted to continue to play football, and Alma was a good fit.

What is your favorite memory of being a student?

Meetings with M.M.J. Smith

What is your favorite thing about being an Alma alum?

Following the successes of AC alumni who are coaches.

Why do you support Alma College?

I am proud to be an alum, and the college needs to stay competitive in order for my degree to remain prestigious and valuable to me.

Why did you join the Annual Giving Steering Committee?

I can assist the college from my home or office. I don’t have to travel to campus to give back to the college.

Why should others support the College?

All colleges and universities are facing serious challenges. Many have reduced their enrollments, and some will close down altogether. In order maintain its position, Alma must continue to attract top students. The best way to attract students is with up to date facilities and technology. Tuition alone will not cover the costs of staying competitive in the current environment. Donations are, and will be, vital if Alma is going to compete for the best students.