Read. Write. Wrestle.

Looking back, the K College choice remains one of the best serendipitous decisions of my soon to be 60 years. As a growing chorus of “experts” takes shots at a liberal arts education and extols the virtues of more “practical” … Continue reading

Generalists and Specialists

Guess what? Coming from someone who is now 17 years out from graduation, I’m happy to report that a Kalamazoo College graduate is much better prepared for the future than conventional wisdom would indicate. Let me explain why… In today’s … Continue reading

Creating a Messy Life

I like to tell my students that I entered college fully intending to be a chemical engineer. I’d been good at science, enjoyed chemistry, and really liked that chemical engineers were at the top of the starting pay scale. However, … Continue reading

Life After College: Finding Your Passion

Editor’s Note: This post is geared quite a bit towards K seniors, but we in Admission think it might be interesting for prospective students to read, as well! Spring quarter is one of the most exciting times at Kalamazoo College … Continue reading

A Single Phone Call

The other day, a co-worker asked me how I ended up at Kalamazoo College. I thought back to a Saturday morning nearly a decade ago. Those of us from my high school’s cross country team who were around for the … Continue reading

Welcome to Surgery!

How my K experience prepared me for life in the Operating Room As a brand new third year medical student at the University of Colorado, I have recently been baptized into clinical medicine by the fire of surgery. Not only … Continue reading

An Unexpected Trail

My life has been a whirlwind of experiences since graduating from K in June 2013. Where do I start? How can I describe all that has happened? That’s a great question. I guess I’ll start by saying how exactly I … Continue reading

Connections 4ever

“Wait, you two weren’t friends before you came here?” We nod in agreement. “But you went to the same college…?” We nod. “But wait, you weren’t friends?” Our peers are astonished that Sarah and I didn’t really know each other … Continue reading