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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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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

Students and Faculty by the unfinished Fitness and Wellness Center

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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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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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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Gum-shoe Duty

vintage graduation photo

A careful search of historical records leads College archivist Lisa Murphy ’98 to conclude that Charles Lewis Williams Jr., class of 1907, was the first African American to earn a degree at Kalamazoo College.

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Change Advocate Developed Organizing Skills at K

Photo of Jonathan Manuel Romero Robles '13 during a trip to San Francisco.

Political science and philosophy double major Jonathan Romero ’13 shaped his K-Plan to help develop the skill that is central to his life and work: implementing change through community organizing.

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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

friends posing

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 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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