Features

The Road Less Traveled…

snowy path

… 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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Memories, Mistakes and Memos

The staff of Judge Jeffery Hopkins at the United States Bankruptcy Court

An internship at the United States Bankruptcy Court in Cincinnati, Ohio, helped Andrea Johnson ’15 learn much about more than just legal research and writing. Good law, and a good life, requires mistakes and multiple drafts.

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Donna Odom, Leading a Movement of the Heart

Donna Odom

Along with Romeo Phillips, the first tenured African-American professor at Kalamazoo College, and several of his family members, Donna Odom established what was then called the Southwest Michigan Black Heritage Society.

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Long Use

Classmates catch a fish

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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College Will Miss Departing Provost

Kalamazoo College Provost Mickey McDonald

Mickey McDonald has filled the challenging role of provost for a decade. As he leaves to become president of the Great Lakes Colleges Association, those who have come to know him say he has handled daunting tasks with tact, skill and empathy.

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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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Fast Track

Sally Read

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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Happy Hour Cheers

Hornet Happy Hour

Thanks to the Alumni Association Executive Board and the Department of Alumni Relations, Kalamazoo College has campuses (sort of) in some 25 cities throughout the country. You can join one, or create your own.

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AAEB Member Considers Externships a Vital Part of the K-Plan

Andrew Terranella

Alumnus Andrew Terranella engages with his alma mater in multiple ways, including the provision of “porch time” and job shadowing opportunities to current K students.

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Bee Man, Bee Artists

bees on his hand

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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