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Office of Alumni Engagement

Welcomes & Sendoffs...

As we send this email out from the Alumni office, we are gearing up to welcome our new Associate Director of Alumni & Parent Engagement even as we go out on the road for two weeks of "Summer Send Off" picnics.  It's a busy time in the Smith Alumni House!

If that weren't enough excitement, we have also just had the lower level of the alumni house repainted - and would love to have you stop by and see the new-and-improved house if you're in the area!

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:

New Associate Director of Alumni & Parent Engagement: Robyn Carr'04!

Robyn comes to us from Eastern Illinois University, where she was most recently the Director of Donor Relations.  Robyn has been on the Alma College Alumni Board for 3 years and has also stayed very involved with her sorority, Phi Sigma Sigma, on both the local and international levels. She brings along her husband, Justin, and future Scot, Alex (2).

In this new role, Robyn will be focusing on student, young alum and parent engagement as well as assisting with all-alumni programming.

Welcome, Robyn!
Summer Send Off Picnics!

If you are an alum, student, parent, or friend of the College in one of our areas of major alumni concentration, you should have gotten either an email or postcard invitation to a "Summer Send Off" picnic over the next two weeks. While we still have a month left of what we traditionally consider "summer," we'll have students headed back to campus by mid-August, and these picnics are an effort to help bring the whole "Alma Family" together as we send them back to campus (including incoming first-year students).

We hope you will join us if you're in one of these areas!
Monday, July 29 - Alma
Tuesday, July 30 - Traverse City
Thursday, August 1 - Troy
Sunday, August 4 - Chicago
Monday, August 5 - Grand Rapids
Tuesday, August 6 - Midland
Thursday, August 8 - Lansing
Wednesday, August 14 - Caseville

For more information on these or other events, please go to the Alma College CALENDAR or the Alma College Facebook Fanpage event section

Get Registered

Homecoming 2013 will come fast!

Sweet Home, Alma College 
October 4-6, 2013    

  Check the website for our full listing of events and to register!

Alma College Alumni Board Applications are due by Friday, August 30. 
AlumniBoard April 2013   
HERE for an application now! 
(The alumni board will vote on new members at the September meeting)
Smith Alumni House   
Alma College Office 
of Alumni Engagement
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48801-1599
(989) 463-7245
In this issue
New Associate Director
Summer Picnics
Homecoming 2013
Alumni Board
Alumni Office Staff

As a guide for those of you who don't see us in person... the line up is Robyn Carr'04 (Left), Lou Ecken'95 (Center) and Katy Shunsky (Right) - the smiling faces you'll encounter at the Smith Alumni House!
Upcoming Events

7/29 Central Michigan Summer Sendoff Picnic, Alma    


7/30 Northern Michigan Summer Sendoff Picnic, Traverse City


8/1 Metro Detroit Summer Sendoff Picnic, Troy 


8/4 Chicago Summer Sendoff Picnic 


8/5 West Michigan Summer Sendoff Picnic, Grand Rapids


8/6 Midland Summer Sendoff Picnic, Midland


8/6 Tartan Tuesday, Detroit, Chicago 


8/8 Lansing Summer Sendoff Picnic, Lansing


8/14 Cheeseburger Festival Picnic, Caseville  


8/20 Tigers Game, Detroit 


9/7 Volleyball Alumni Game


9/19 Art Prize Reception, Grand Rapids


October 4-6, 2013  


Sweet Home Alma College 

Admissions Update


Greetings from the Admissions Office - I hope this summer has treated you well!  


At this point, the majority of our incoming class has attended Becoming a Scot Day to register for classes and take care of any last minute business. While our class is a bit smaller than we anticipated, we are confident that the quality of student is exceptional and are looking forward to great things from the class of 2017.


Admissions reps are enjoying the last little bit of summer while gearing up for fall travel - if you are interested in helping with our recruitment efforts please contact your
Admissions Rep to see what you can do to help.

As always, the best way to help is by sending us great students, so please use the form below to help us bring in the next great  




Go Scots!


Jessie DeHaan '07  

Sr. Asst. Dir. of Admissions  


Athletics News: 

MIAA 125th Anniversary Exhibit Continues at NCAA Hall of Champions

The MIAA and the NCAA Hall of Champions are pleased to announce the establishment of a special exhibit honoring the conference's 125th anniversary.


The exhibit, which will include awards, memorabilia and historical information, will be on display in the Hall's Membership Showcase area through September 30. The Hall of Champions is located in Indianapolis, Ind.


For complete story, click HERE 


Career Corner   
It's that time again: Career EXPLO is coming up!

Held on Friday, October 4 (yes, Homecoming week!) from 3-5 pm, this a great opportunity for alumni to share their career paths and advice with current students.

For more information and to register, please contact me in the Center for Student Opportunity .

I hope to see you there!

Laurie DeYoung '04
Asst. Director, Career Services


Support the Annual Fund!

The 2013-2014 fiscal year has begun and we need your annual support once again. 

A gift to the Alma Fund provides flexible, immediate-use dollars for scholarships, campus enhancements and programs that enhance the quality of student life.

Every Gift Counts, Every Gift Helps,  
Every Gift Matters 

Click HERE to make your gift today!