Office of Alumni Engagement

THANK YOU for being a part of the Alma College family.  In this time of giving thanks, I think of the many ways that each of you have touched this College.  I'm grateful for every one of you who has:
  • interacted in the learning process as a student, staff or faculty member, parent, or friend of the College 
  • told a prospective student about a positive Alma experience
  • shared an internship, job or other learning opportunity
  • provided feedback to help us continually improve  
  • supported the College financially 
  • cheered on Scots sports teams, music groups, Model UN and other public performances 
  • been engaged in any other way that I have forgotten to mention!

We're starting what is often considered the busiest season of the year.  I wish you all a wonderful season of connecting with family and friends!  

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:


Festival of Carols - Streamed LIVE! 


Sunday, December 9

3:00 p.m. Concert


 Even if you can't join us on campus for one of the Festival of Carols performances, you have the chance to hear and see it streamed live on Sunday, December 9 with an online chat.


To access the live feed, please go to:

Recent Alumni & Friends Events

Wine tasting in upstate New York
Alumni in Connecticut
At the home of Robin Lewis'78 in New Canaan, CT

Alumni and students at The Philadelphia Center

Young alumni and SPARK students at Phillips Orchard with host Brian Phillips'88

Alumni in DC with host Brandon Miller'98

Alumni & Friends Scotland Trip     

hosted by Professor Britt Cartrite

June 17 -26, 2013


Book before December 17 to save $250! 

Edinburgh Castle  

Please email if you would like a brochure!

For more information, please click HERE:  


Smith Alumni House   
Alma College Office 
of Alumni Engagement
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48801-1599
(989) 463-7245
In this issue
Festival of Carols
Scotland Trip!
Campus Kudos
Alumni House Lottery


Upcoming Events


New Braunfels, TX



Houston, TX



Irving (Dallas area), TX  



Festival of Carols (campus & live stream)



Men's Basketball Alumni Game



Grand Rapids Griffins Game



Chicago In-City Interview Trip Reception



Choir Concert in Grand Haven



RESONANCE event (Grand Rapids)



Relay for Life (campus)  



Commencement (campus)



Highland Festival Reception (campus) 



Homecoming 2013! 


Campus Kudos!
Students Develop Molecule that Inhibits Influenza Virus

Three years after receiving a $150,000 National Science Foundation grant, faculty-directed undergraduate student researchers at Alma College have developed a molecule that inhibits certain strains of the human influenza virus.

Click HERE
to read full article.


Last Reminder:

Alumni House Lottery for Highland Festival  


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 Monday, December 3, 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! 

Show your support of Alma College by making a gift during the 2012 - 2013 Fiscal Year.

Every Gift Counts, Every Gift Helps,
Every Gift Matters




Click HERE to make your gift today!