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Office of Alumni Engagement

Happy Spring to all of you. Although it certainly has taken a while to feel like spring on campus, we are hoping that the remnants of snow will be gone by Easter Sunday!

Regardless of the temperature, spring is a time of renewal, growth and excitement, and we can certainly see and feel that energy on campus.  We sent our Model United Nations team off to New York City for another successful competition at nationals this week as the spring sports teams also get into the heart of their seasons, hosted an incredibly inspiring and successful Relay for Life event on campus and have a new crop of graduates working to cram every last bit of experience possible into their time at Alma College. 

We hope that you are able to enjoy the returning energy and warmth of the season as well.

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:

Congratulations to our
Alma College Model UN Team,

who took two outstanding delegation awards again at the national competition in New York City this week!  (This gives this program its 17th straight year of top honors
at the national competition!)
2013 Model UN


Kudos also to our Alumni & Friends
Relay for Life Team

which raised $1930 for the Alma College Relay for Life event held at the Stone Recreation Center on March 23-24.  This total helped the student organizers blow by the overall event goal of $26,000 to a grand total of over $31,000!

ecial thanks to alumnae Emily Shaw Haite '93
who was the 2nd highest fundraiser of the whole event!


Deadline Approaching! 
2013 Alumni Award Nominations

Is there an alumnae/alumnus who you would like to see honored next Homecoming?  Remember to nominate them for an alumni award!

Deadline: April 15, 2013 

Under Construction... 
Did you know that Hamilton Commons (or SAGA, as it is still widely known!) is getting major renovations this summer?
Artist's rendering of Hamilton Commons Update

The deck has been removed (with a new dedication to Linda Seveland to be determined in the new construction) and we are prepped to pour footings for the additional space.  For more information, check out
this article

Alma Highland Festival

Will you be in the area for the Alma Highland Festival and Games, May 24-26, 2013?  If so, please join us:

Saturday, May 25

Highland Festival 5K, Alma, MI
Register for the 5K by clicking HERE

Smith Alumni House Reception & Parade-Watching
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(Parade @ 11:00 a.m.)


Smith Alumni House   
Alma College Office 
of Alumni Engagement
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48801-1599
(989) 463-7245
In this issue
Model UN
Relay for Life
Alumni Awards
Highland Festival
Spring Clip Art

Upcoming Events
4/6 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductions (campus)

4/12 Commencement Carnival (campus)

4/20 Commencement (campus)


5/19 Woodford, VA event 


5/25 Highland Festival Reception (campus)   


5/29 Muncie, IN


5/30 Indianapolis, IN 


6/1 Klenk Open, Alma, MI


6/17-27 Scotland Trip


6/27 Whitecaps Game, Grand Rapids, MI  


8/5 West Michigan Summer Sendoff Picnic, Grand Rapids, MI  


8/30 Tigers Game, Detroit, MI  


October 4-6, 2013  



Athletics Update: 


Volleyball alumnae:
would you be interested in playing an alumni vs. JV game after the varsity game on Saturday, September 7?  Please let Coach  Dehring know by emailing


Admissions Update

Financial aid packages are now available for most of our families, and like last month, we've been making many calls to ensure families understand the various scholarships, grants and loan options. It's too early to tell whether the reaction to our financial aid packages will be as favorable as in previous years, but we're confident in the investment we're offering to make in our future Scots.


Numbers continue to be strong, our application and accept numbers are way ahead of previous years, keeping us hopeful that the committed student numbers will follow. 


Wondering how you can help? Outreach to juniors is in full swing - so if you know of any great juniors (or even sophomores) that would be a great Alma fit, sent them our way!   


Jessie DeHaan '07 

Sr.Assist. Dir. of Admissions

Career Corner   
It's graduation time:
can you help our seniors find jobs and/or settle into graduate programs?

Please remember how important networking is in today's professional world, and if you can,

(Also let the career staff know if you know of great internship opportunities for our underclass students!)

Contact Us: 
 Ginna Holmes

Laurie DeYoung 

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