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Office of Alumni Engagement

Wow - what a difference it makes to have both faculty and (many) students back on campus!  There is a lot of energy in the air, and it serves to help us as we transition away from our summer programming and hit the final stretch of Homecoming preparations.

Move-In Day 2013 was the first time 2013 incoming legacieswe have gotten a group of our incoming legacy students together: 51 entering students have a sibling, parent or grandparent who attended (or is attending) Alma and we were able to get this group to take a break from unpacking to get this photo (right).

Wishing you a safe Labor Day weekend!

Lou Ecken '95
Director of Alumni Engagement


For information on our events, please 'like' the Alumni Association Fanpage on facebook or check out the campus calendar at this link:

Welcome to our new Chaplain, Noel Snyder!

Noel Snyder  
An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Noel (sounds like "Nole") joins the Alma College staff as director of spiritual life. As the college chaplain, he oversees campus ministries that honor a diversity of faith perspectives.
For the full article, click HERE.

Come meet Noel at our Homecoming Chapel Open House!

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 5


Alma College Alumni Board Applications are due by noon on Friday, August 30.
Click HERE for an application now! 
(The alumni board will vote on new members at the September meeting)

Five weeks and counting!

Homecoming 2013:
October 4-6, 2013 

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

Great times at our Summer Send Off picnics -
we hope you'll join us (again!) next year!

Lansing picnic
Lansing Picnic: Hawk Island Park
Traverse City Picnic: Bryant Park
Traverse City Picnic: Bryant Park

WM Picnic
West Michigan Picnic: Millennium Park
Chicago picnic
Chicago Picnic: Home of Bill'69 and Patty Moss

Cheeseburger in Caseville Festival: Caseville
Midland Picnic: Plymouth Park
Diattara kids
Future Scots at Southeast Michigan Picnic: Boulan Park, Troy
Smith Alumni House   
Alma College Office 
of Alumni Engagement
Smith Alumni House
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48801-1599
(989) 463-7245

Lou Ecken '95
Dir. of Alumni Engagement

Robyn Carr '04
Assoc. Dir. of Alumni & Parent Engagement

Katy Shunsky 
Office Associate 
In this issue
New Chaplain!
Alumni Board
Homecoming 2013
Summer Picnics
Gary Stano '83 and Troy Taylor '84 help on move-in day

National Publications Commend Alma College


Three national entities have recognized Alma College for strong teaching, academic quality and engaged students: The Princeton Review Best of the Midwest, Colleges of Distinction 2013-2014 and the Fiske Guide.   


For more information, click HERE

Upcoming Events

9/3 Tartan Tuesday: Ferndale, Lansing, St. Louis, MI   


9/7 Volleyball Alumni Game


9/17 Port Huron Reception


9/19 Art Prize Reception, Grand Rapids


9/26 Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, St. Paul, MN


9/28 Football Tailgate, Oshkosh, WI


October 4-6, 2013  


Sweet Home Alma College  



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


Admissions Update


Greetings from Admissions!


We welcomed our incoming class of about 420 students this past Saturday, it is finally nice to have a little more excitement on campus!!


Admissions reps are gearing up for fall travel by contacting high school guidance counselors to schedule visits; any alumni working in schools who want to stop by and say "HI" would be appreciated (we do bring Saga cookies!!), so feel free to contact Admissions to see when a rep will be at your school!


As always, send any great students you think would be a wonderful addition to Alma College to us via the web:



Go Scots!


Jessie DeHaan ''07  

Sr. Asst. Dir. of Admissions  


Athletics News: 


Fall Sports are HERE!

Have you downloaded our mobile shortcut?


To have easy-access sports schedules and scores on your mobile device, go to

and click on "mobile" at the bottom of the page.  Your device will then ask if you want to add an app/icon.


(FYI: you cannot access it from the App Store) 

Career Corner   
Five weeks until Career Explo (and Homecoming)!

We would love to have you join us on Friday, October 4 from 3-5 pm, to share your career path and advice with current students.

To register, click HERE.

We also welcome your referrals of internships and other opportunities for our students and alumni at any time.

Thank you!

Laurie DeYoung '04
Asst. Director, Career Services
Parents Corner   
Parents and grandparents, we welcome you back to campus for

Parent (& Grandparent) Day  
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

We hope to see you there!

For information, contact:

Robyn Carr '04
Assoc. Dir. of Alumni & Parent Engagement


Every Gift Counts, Every Gift Helps,  Every Gift Matters

Please 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.

Click HERE to make your gift today!