Schedule of Events
Friday, October 20
11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Community Reflection – Connecting Mind and Heart
Alumni Matt Thieleman ’07 and Karman Kent ’07 reflect on their journeys from K students to professionals in the world. Come reflect on the need to follow your own path, decipher your own values, and connect the mind and heart in your daily life. Co-sponsored by the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) and the Office of Alumni Relations.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
K-Talk: Leveraging K Connections to Incorporate Mindfulness into Higher Education
Room 103, Dewing Hall
How does the College’s “More in a Lifetime” tagline play out for engaged alumni? Matt Thieleman and Karman Kent (’07) have a powerful example. Thanks to their K connection, the two teamed up to create a much-needed program for college students. They’ll touch on how they shaped the direction of their professional lives to be of service to others, and share advice on how others can do the same. Karman will also discuss the importance of self-care for college students and Matt will lead meditations designed to help us live our best lives today and tomorrow. Co-sponsored by the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) and the Alumni Association Executive Board (AAEB) Professional Networking Committee.
Class of 2007 Informal Gathering
Bell’s Eccentric Café, 355 East Kalamazoo Avenue
Please join your class for an informal gathering at Bell’s to kick-off your reunion weekend!
Note: Bell’s does not take reservations and tables can be obtained on a first-come, first-served basis.
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Alumni Association Awards Ceremony and Dessert Reception
Dalton Theatre, with reception in the Lobby, Light Fine Arts Building
Join us to honor the awards recipients for 2017 and to celebrate Elizabeth Garlow ’07. She will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame for swimming.
Saturday, October 21
Class of 2007 Reunion Photo
*Head over to the Stone Room for lunch after your photo!
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Making Major Connections: Sophomores Share Lunch with the Class of 2007
Stone Room, Weimer K Hicks Center
(enter through the door nearest the Chapel)
Members of the Classes of 2007 and 2020 are invited to share an informal lunchtime conversation about the big decisions facing sophomores. Members of the Class of 2007 will offer their perspectives on how their majors (and other K-Plan decisions) led to various career opportunities. Sophomores will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from ten-year-out graduates. Free lunch (same picnic fare as served on the Quad) for all members of these two classes provided by the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD).
Class of 2007 Reunion Celebration
Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership (ACSJL)
Enjoy the company of your classmates as you celebrate your 10th reunion.
Heavy Appetizers: $35/adult, $15/child (5-12)
Each guest will receive 3 complimentary beer/wine tokens.
Write a message to your class and share your favorite K memory! Submit a reunion update and photo to be included in your class e-book.
Hotels fill up fast! Please make your hotel reservations today!
Your memory book is ready to purchase or download.
A reunion invitation letter was mailed to you in May.
Reunion Chairs and Class Agents
Contact Christy Honsberger at firstname.lastname@example.org to join your reunion committee.
Ways to Connect
- Identify and recruit a prospective student
- Offer an internship or externship to a student
- Mentor a student or recent graduate
- Serve as a volunteer
- Make a charitable contribution to Kalamazoo College
Update your profile and connect with your classmates through the alumni directory.