Office of Alumni Engagement

We're well into the holiday season, and I hope you're finding opportunities to reconnect with family and loved ones amidst the hustle and bustle.

Campus has really quieted down since the students completed their exams and headed home, but we heard some wonderfully joyful noise just prior to their exit: the Festival of Carols was a fantastic performance as always!  If you didn't get a chance to attend in person or by livestream (or if you just want to hear it again!), please check out the recorded webstream by clicking HERE.

Wishing you peace, love, joy and safe travels!

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:

Alumni & Friends Scotland Trip     

hosted by Professor Britt Cartrite

June 17 -26, 2013


We currently have 12 people 

confirmed for this trip!

If you would still like to go, please contact us as soon as possible to ensure that the spots don't fill up!


 Edinburgh Castle  

Please email if you would like a brochure!

For more information, please click HERE


to Professor Randy Jacques
on his retirement!

We offer best wishes to Professor Randy Jacques who just completed his 36 year career with Alma College.

Randy Jacques Gauntlet
A gauntlet of faculty and staff awaited Randy to offer their congratulations after his last class.

A tribute prepared by his colleagues in the Business Administration Department offered this impressive statistic: between 1977 and 2012, Randy taught 4,619 students in 337 courses!  That means there are a lot of accountants out there who benefited from his tutelage, and we as a campus, benefited from knowing this fine man as well. Randy, we will miss you but we wish you well on this next stage of your life!


Athletics Update

 (for complete athletics schedules, etc., please go to


Men's Basketball Alumni Game 

Saturday, January 19  

1:00 p.m. JV Basketball vs. Albion College

3:00 p.m. Varsity Basketball vs. Albion College

~5:00 p.m. Alumni Game followed by social gathering  


Please contact Coach Sam Hargraves (  

if you would like to participate!



Men's & Women's Basketball "Pink" Game

 (Proceeds benefit Breast Cancer Research)

Saturday, February 9

3:00 p.m. Women's Varsity Basketball vs. St. Mary's College 

5:00 p.m. Men's Varsity Basketball vs. Adrian College  



Volleyball Raffle

 Tickets are $25 and will be available until the drawing on Feb 9. They may be purchased from Coach Sarah Dehring, or 989.463.7088 
  Proceeds go to support the Volleyball program 


1st Prize: 2 night stay at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island in Garden View Room for 2 adults with breakfast; 2 Round Trip tickets on Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry; 1 Pound of Fudge at Joanns Fudge; Golf for 4 at Wawashkamo Golf Club 


2nd Prize: 1 night stay at Chippewa Hotel Waterfront on Mackinac Island; 2 Round trip tickets on Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry; Golf for 2 at Wawashkamo Golf Club 


3rd Prize: 1 Hour Carriage Tour on Mackinac Island;  2 Round trip tickets on Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry; 18 hole round of golf for 2 at the The Jewel (Grand Hotel Golf Course) including cart and horse drawn transportation between the Grand nine and the Woods nine. 


4th Prize: 18 hole round of golf for 2 at the The Jewel (Grand Hotel Golf Course) including cart and horse drawn transportation between the Grand nine and the Woods
nine; 2 Round trip boat tickets on Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry  


PCI CD Directory Tip

For those who bought a CD version of the alumni directory, remember to use formal/full names (i.e. use "Joseph" even if you knew the person as "Joe" or by another nickname) when using the search function!  Please do let us know if you have any trouble with your CD. 
Smith Alumni House   
Alma College Office 
of Alumni Engagement
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48801-1599
(989) 463-7245
In this issue
Scotland Trip!
Scotland 2013
Festival of Carols
Campus Kudos

First snow of the year 2012 First snow of the year!

Upcoming Events


Men's Basketball Alumni Game



Grand Rapids Griffins Game



Crystal Mountain Ski Event 



Tucson Area Event



Phoenix Area Event 


February TBA
Florida Events 


2/22 - 2/28

Choir Tour

   2/22 - Sturgis, MI

   2/23 - TBA Chicago? 

   2/24 - Wilmette, IL 

   2/25 - Mt. Carroll, IL 

   2/26 - Kalamazoo, Mi 

   2/27 - Charlotte, MI 

   2/28 - Grand Haven, MI 



Chicago In-City Interview Trip Reception



RESONANCE event (Grand Rapids)



Relay for Life (campus)  



Commencement (campus)



Highland Festival Reception (campus) 



Homecoming 2013! 


Photos from
Recent Events
New Braunfels Alumni Event
New Braunfels Alumni Event

Houston Alumni Group
Houston Alumni Event

Dallas group photo
Dallas-Fort Worth Alumni Event


Campus Kudos!

Alma College:
Year in Review....

Record enrollment, spider research, continued Model UN successes and more... Check out this link for the top Alma College stories for 2012!

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