• Come Home
    Come Home
  • Once There Was a King
    Once There Was a King
  • Complicated Yearnings
    Complicated Yearnings

K Journey; Space Journey

A half-a-planet, multi-month trek was no obstacle to Mojtaba Akhavan-Tafti’s desire for a liberal arts education at Kalamazoo College. His K-Plan included the launch of a NASA mission to study the earth’s magnetosphere.


Come Home

Homecoming is a lot more than what most alumni think. And your Alumni Association Executive Board provides an array of events that connect alumni with one another and with their alma mater. They make homecoming a year-long opportunity.

Sally Read, blessed with one of the great surnames for a head of a school.

Fast Track

The time it took to reach her dream job seemed amazingly short to Sally (Warner) Read ’08. So short, in fact, she considered declining the offer at first, fearing she may not be ready. There are a lot of kids happy she changed her mind.

Mia enjoys the brave new space of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership.

Just Fight

Mia Henry’s first lessons in how people working together might change the world came from her parents. They taught her to admire people who were kind and who lead with love, even while they’re angry at the injustices in the world.


Once There Was a King

Hannah Bogard and Mele Makalo (members of the class of 2015) sustained and transformed the important work of Helping Youth through Personal Empowerment (HYPE) a restorative justice program founded by Ariana Schindle ’08.

The Gorman family may one day include Promise Scholarship beneficiaries who attend Kalamazoo College. From left: Bryn, Jenn, Harper, Rob and Evan Gorman. The photo was taken by Becky Anderson Photography, and Becky Olson Anderson is a K grad (class of 1997).

Promise Land

The incoming class of 2019 includes the first eleven Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship-eligible first-year students in K’s history. One alumnus describes what his alma mater’s participation in The Kalamazoo Promise means to him.


Complicated Yearnings

There is a thriving and diverse religious and spiritual life at Kalamazoo College. “College students are hungry for talk about God and religion,” says Chaplain Liz Candido ’00. To help meet that need are the Interfaith Student Leaders.

Hardy with some of his current players, much younger than his K coaching days.

On the Soccer Sidelines Somewhere

The true test of greatness in a collegiate coach may well be his or her ability to teach the sport (and make it fun) to eight year old players. Even by that challenging measure, soccer legend Hardy Fuchs ’68 passes muster.