nasa trip photo

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.

Buzz and friends

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

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

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.

2015 HYPE staff included (l-r): Michelle Escobar, Adreanna Grillier, Mele Makalo, Elizabeth Cabrera, Septisha Riley, Michelle Murray,

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

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.

Honey Sunmonu

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

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.