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Office of Alumni Engagement

Happy May!

As it grows quieter on campus, we see the return of the slower spring term pace - and also a few bathing suits and frisbees on the chapel lawn!

Spring term classes have gone internationally to China, Peru, Spain, England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Poland and Austria, as well as hitting domestic sites in New York City, Chicago, Key West and various places around Michigan. It is so rejuvenating to see their excitement over being able to immerse themselves in one class for this month!

As the last week of spring term rolls on, we begin to look forward to the bagpipes and dancers of the Highland Festival.  Please do stop by the alumni house on Saturday from 10 a.m. - noon if you attend the festival - we'd love to see you!

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:

The Alumni Office is Hiring!

As we move into summer, the College is hiring for several great positions at Alma College, including a new role of

Associate Director of Parent and Alumni Engagement

Check out the job description by
HERE if you are interested! 

Happy Memorial Day!



Hamilton Commons Construction Progress

View of Hamilton Renovation from Mitchell Hall
(photo by Trent Wiederhold)
Board of Trustees Welcomes  
Five New Members  
The Alma College Board of Trustees, meeting May 4, approved the appointment of five new members. Joining the 31-member board are:
* Tom Andison 
* Erika K. Appelt '90 
* Karen Asner '89 
* Charles A. Deacon '80 
* Kirk L. Smith '81

Serving as Board of Trustee officers in 2013-14 will be Stephen F. Meyer '80, chair; Mike Sherman '74, vice chair; and Marcia Nunn '73, secretary.

For the complete story include brief descriptions of each member, please click HERE.

Don't Forget Our Summer Activities!


Summer Camps & Workshops at Alma:

From athletics to music to leadership, Alma College has a wide variety of camps to offer this summer.  Send your kids (or your friends' kids!) to us for a great summer experience! 

For information about all of the options, please click

Smith Alumni House   
Alma College Office 
of Alumni Engagement
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48801-1599
(989) 463-7245
In this issue
Associate Director!
Happy Memorial Day!
Hamilton Commons
Board of Trustees
Summer Camps
Class of 2014?!
Abigail Hong, daughter of Marcus and Sarah (DeYoung) Hong'07
Upcoming Events

5/25 Highland Festival Reception (campus)   


5/29 Muncie, IN


5/30 Indianapolis, IN 


6/1 Klenk Open, Alma


6/5 Lugnuts Suite, Lansing 


6/17-27 Scotland Trip


6/27 Whitecaps Game, Grand Rapids


7/19 Ann Arbor Street Art Fair gathering  


7/29 Central Michigan Summer Sendoff Picnic, Alma  

7/30 Northern Michigan Summer Sendoff Picnic, Traverse City


8/4 Chicago Summer Sendoff Picnic 


8/5 West Michigan Summer Sendoff Picnic, Grand Rapids


8/6 Midland Summer Sendoff Picnic, Midland


8/8 Lansing Summer Sendoff Picnic, Lansing


8/20 Tigers Game, Detroit 


9/19 Art Prize Reception, Grand Rapids


October 4-6, 2013  


Sweet Home Alma College 

Admissions Update

Greetings from Admissions!


We have passed our May 1 deposit deadline, and are optimistic about bringing in another large class in the fall. 


As you are out-and-about this summer, please remember to tell prospective students about your Alma experience.  You are our best marketing tools! 


Happy Memorial Day!


Jessie DeHaan '07 

Sr. Assist. Dir. of Admissions

Athletics News: 


Registration for the Klenk Open is due Fri, May 24. 
Contact the athletic department at 989.463.7279 if you still need to register!


Career Corner   
Know of internships? Jobs? Other career building opportunities?

Contact Laurie DeYoung'04 in the Center for Student Opportunities: 


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