Features

Long Use

Classmates (2009) Jerrod Howlett (left) and Brad Flaugher made a K catch during a recent trip to Key West.

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.

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Gracious Stumbling

Our mystery writer at a book signing.

For Barbara Heming ’66, gracious living is a multifaceted journey that has included religion, teaching, healthcare, ministry, as well as residency in several states and countries. Her newest adventure: Whodunits.

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LEED-Like Leaders

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Kalamazoo College’s new fitness and wellness center will be green in large part because of the efforts of two student LEED-equivalent auditors. The collaborative solution (so like K!) carries a nice solar-panel side effect.

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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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From Crayon to Key Art

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Art appraiser Kendra Eberts ’07 has a vision—a Kalamazoo-based art gallery and cafe/coffee shop. She rendered her first business plan for the idea at the age of four, in crayon. Her K-Plan has played a key role since then.

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Blogger De-Fogger

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In an eye blink K professor Siu Lan Tan has progressed from not knowing what a blog was to becoming one of the medium’s most popular practitioners. She peels the curtain of the quotidian and reveals insights into psychology.

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The Road Less Traveled…

Ski trail in Munising, Michigan, near Pictured Rocks National Preserve.

… requires the wherewithal to take it. And that, according to author John Hitchcock ’78 is an outcome and value of the K-Plan. Example: an impromptu winter-ski-and-camping trek that took 20 students to the very edge of the Upper Peninsula.

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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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