Office of Alumni Engagement

It was wonderful to see many of you back on campus for Homecoming 2012: Back to the Future!  Between having the largest 50 year class turnout (51 members of the class of 1962!), a good showing from the 25 year class of 1987, a groovy Delorean, a fantastic slate of award winners, and an over-flowing pontoon filled with our grand marshal family... it was a fantastic weekend!

The busy-ness never stops in the Alumni office, though. We're back at work planning events to allow you to connect in your space of the world as well.  We'll be in upstate New York, Connecticut and Philadelphia this week, followed by events in Washington DC, Wheaton, IL and Texas in November.   Let us know if you would like us to visit, and we'll continue working to get to all of our areas with pockets of alumni and friends!


Go Scots!


Lou Ecken'95
Director of Alumni Engagement


For information on these and other events,
please 'like' the Alumni Association Fanpage on facebook or check out the campus calendar at this link:



A few great Homecoming memories:

25 yr reunion.Class of 1987
25 Year Reunion: Class of 1987

50 Year Reunion: Class of 1962

2012 Golden Thistle Group
(reunion classes 50 years and more!) 

For additional photos, check out Alma College on Flickr: 

College Alumni & Friends  

Scotland Trip


hosted by Professor Britt Cartrite

June 17 -26, 2013


Edinburgh Castle  

We have a list compiled of people who have indicated interest thus far, and will send the first batch of brochures out Friday, October 19.  Please email if you would like to get a brochure!


For more information, please click HERE:  



Alumni House Lottery for Highland Festival Rooms


Reminder: The three rooms at the alumni house are in high demand during Highland Festival time. To make it fair for all, there will be a lottery on December 1, 2012 for the opportunity to reserve a room.


Please email or call (989) 463-7245 if you would like your name on the list for that lottery. Thank you!



Smith Alumni House   
Alma College Office 
of Alumni Engagement
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48801-1599
(989) 463-7245
In this issue
Homecoming 2012 Photos
Scotland Trip!
Alumni House Lottery
Dave Devine'90 stands by the Delorean, waiting for a trip "Back to the Future?"
Upcoming Events
Belhurst Castle Wine Tasting (Geneva, NY)

New Canaan, CT event

Philadelphia Event

1st Presb. 175th Celebration (Saginaw) - Choir & sermon by President Abernathy



Young Alum Event (St. John's, MI)



Washington DC reception



Basketball reception (Wheaton, IL)



Texas events 



Festival of Carols



RESONANCE event (Grand Rapids)

Homecoming award
winners with outgoing Alumni Board President Jeff Leestma'78, incoming Alumni Board President Dana Catania'95 and Alma College President Jeff Abernathy:  
Emily Lincoln'02,
Elizabeth Parkinson'84,
Dale Nester'75,
Chelsey Foster'06 and
John Skinner'72 (representing the Skinner Legacy Family)

Dan May'13 and Chelsea Duff'13 are named
2012 Homecoming
King and Queen!
Campus Kudos!
*The Historical Society of Michigan has presented a 2012 State History Award to Professor Ed Lorenz for his book, Civic Empowerment in an Age of Corporate Greed. Congratulations, Ed!

*The Alma College Pipe Band was named Best Pipe Band, Grade 5 at the St. Louis, MO Scottish Games earlier this month. The plaque has been added to our Scottish trophy case in the Reid- Knox hallway. Congratulations to Andrew Duncan and the pipers on this achievement.

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