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Take a Bite!

AAEB’s one-page menu, Alumni Bites, provides engagement opportunities of various sizes to support admission, career development, and alumni relations.

The Alumni Association Executive Board has prepared a menu of engagement opportunities for K graduates. Small, medium, and large volunteer “bites” are ready for tasting, and all are important.

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Come Home

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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.

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Korean Soundscapes

In the 1980s Gary (second from left) and his teacher Kim (left) perform farmer’s music with the latter’s band.

Nora Hauk ’04 has lived in Korea for several years. She discovered and shares the story of fellow K alum Gary Rector ’65, who has lived there more than 40 years. The way Korea became his home has much to do with music.

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The Light and the Dark

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The debut novel of writer Morowa Yejidé has earned high praise and several award nominations. Its themes have roots in her K experience, and Yejidé will be on campus this month to share her work in person with the K community.

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Being There

Grace Gilmore ''''15 (left) and Lindsay Worthington ''''15

“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.

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Where the TinyTent AT?

Emily Sklar ''15 encounters a wild pony in Grayson Highlands, a portion of the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail hike she is doing for her Senior Individualized Project.

Move over Bill Bryson, make way for Appalachian Trail Hornet (Through)-Hikers Emily Sklar ’15 and Margaux Reckard ’13, off from Georgia and bound for Maine! Join them on their blog (and Emily’s SIP journey).

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Fast Track

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

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.

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Bee Man, Bee Artists

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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.

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Matriarchy, Mezcal, and Mole

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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.

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Curriculum Grants

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is important to Kalamazoo College. Three grants from the foundation since 2011 have advanced diversity, programming and curricular development including the new program in Critical Ethnic Studies.

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