K's first ever international conference on civic engagement (24 colleges, 11 countries) makes the case that civic engagement and the liberal arts in higher education compose the combination to change the world.

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Reko Coy

Struggle, then Metamorphosis

Tweet Share Bryan Rekowski’s girlfriend’s younger brother was struggling at a small liberal arts college. So Bryan (class of 2010) wrote to him. His article, adapted from that letter, suggests growth comes from struggle, and struggle requires risks.

Classmates catch a fish

Long Use

Tweet Share Lifetime value is great, but what about finding a good job shortly after graduation? Turns out the Kalamazoo College alumni network is pretty helpful with that. K’s intimate size makes it a much more effective networking community.

flatbread and zaatar

Eating Dearborn

Tweet Share Everyone eats. One way to celebrate our differences in a way that affirms what we share in common is to explore one another’s food and its influences. A grandson of immigrants did that in Dearborn, Michigan.

Rohan and Drum

Different Drum

Tweet Share Unconventional long-distance boyhood lessons on the 2,000-year-old mridangam led to an interesting K journey for Rohan Krishnamurthy, class of 2008. Today the prominent musician is providing those lessons himself, and much more.

Steph Anderson

Critical Thinkers

Tweet Share Three K psychology majors, roughly contemporary, earned their doctorates in the discipline about the same time. Each cites the importance of their undergraduate education to learning and work post-K.

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