One of the most original ArtPrize entries in 2014 was the collaboration of K alum Ladislav Hanka’s (class of 1975) with his bees. Their combination of etching and honeycomb made the competition’s short list for awards.
“There” was the 47th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington D.C. And having TWO K students as finalists was a rare theatrical achievement. Congratulations to Grace Gilmore and Lindsay Worthington.
Susan Schroeder Larson ’63, one of K’s study abroad pioneers, cites caring relationships as the bedrock of the K experience and shares her memories of the late Nelda Balch, professor emerita of theatre arts.
Alumni and spouses Carolyn Berg ’72 and David Hammond ’73 visited the Oaxaca, Mexico, region to see its archaeological preservations and to eat its delectable and nuanced cuisine. Carolyn’s career service made it a homecoming of sorts.
The long ago Bronx-to-’Zoo journey of Herb Lipschultz ’56 was by train, literally, and by football, figuratively. At age 80, the former New Yorker remains in the Midwest and on the gridiron.
Ben Houston ’06 uses the law to advance environmental causes. His path from there-to-here includes a history major; study abroad in London, England; post-graduation work in Zagreb, Croatia; and degrees from two law schools.
For senior business major De’Angelo Glaze, Commencement day will be a Janus-like moment, the look back and the look forward poised on a four-year fulcrum of his hard work and the love of family and friends.
Some 50 students enjoyed the opportunity of Summer 2014 externships, a kind of crystal ball or sneak peek into life-after-Kalamazoo-College possibilities. And the guide for these forward-looking tours are often K alums.
International Child Care offers Kalamazoo College students internship opportunities at Grace Children’s Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, or in the organization’s national headquarters in Kalamazoo.