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Hornets Swarm Silicon Valley

Kalamazoo College’s winter break lasts almost seven weeks, an ideal time for students to engage in one of several career immersion experiences sponsored by K’s Center for Career and Professional Development. One of these is K to the Bay, made possible … Continue reading

Gracious Living

“The end of learning is gracious living.” I remember the happiness that buzzed through the campus when a Day of Gracious Living was announced. (This was in the Paleolithic Era, so we didn’t have smart phones but were pretty good … Continue reading

This story starts at the end…

Matt Thieleman ’07   The story starts at the end… I’m standing next to my good friend, Karman Kent ’07, talking with a 19-year-old UNC student about the need for greater mental health support on campus. We’re wrapping up a … Continue reading

Live to Write

Despite my insistence that 1990 was ’about 10 years ago’, this year my class (K’94) will meet in Kalamazoo for our 20th reunion. When I visited the reunion page to start making plans, I found a link to our class yearbook … Continue reading

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