Claire has a new job. She is a graduate teaching assistant at Ohio University (Athens, Ohio).
Professor Thioub has been appointed rector of Université Cheikh Anta Diop, a university that serves 80,000 students in Dakar, Senegal. Professor Thioub has been the resident director of Kalamazoo College’s study abroad program in Senegal.
Corey is a professor and director of creative writing for the department of English at the University of North Texas. He is a prizewinning author of two volumes of poetry, Renunciation and, more recently, The Radio Tree. Corey is also a poetry editor at the American Literary Review and a judge for the University of North Texas Rilke Prize, which recognizes mid-career poets. An article on Corey that mentions his roots in rural Michigan and at Kalamazoo College appeared in the NTDaily.com.
Tim is the new principal of Mattawan (Mich.) High School, about ten miles west of Kalamazoo. He spent more than 20 years as a teacher and principal (since 2002) at Hackett Catholic Prep in Kalamazoo. At K Tim majored in biology and studied abroad in Madrid, Spain. He has a master’s degree from Western Michigan University.
Lynne (Carlson) Sheaff ’69 has been named a member of the Lincoln Land Community College (Springfield, Ill.) Foundation Board. The retired nurse practitioner earned a B.A. in biology from K and an M.P.H. from the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). At K she studied abroad in Erlangen, Germany. Her nursing career was spent primarily in public health working and volunteering at clinics in the Midwest and Haiti. She also taught at the UIC College of Nursing.
Douglas died on May 8, 2016. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history at K and spent most of his life in St. Louis, Michigan, where he taught history and coached basketball and football. He started his teaching career at Saranac High School, where he coached all sports and served as the athletic director. Doug was a track and field starter official for 40 years and also was an active referee/official for football, cross country and volleyball. He and his wife Julia were married for 49 years until her death in 2003. Doug loved spending time with his grandchildren and especially loved watching them in their school activities.
ACPA (American College Personnel Association)-College Student Educators International announced its Association-wide award winners for 2017. Among them is Dafina-Lazarus, who was named a Senior Scholar. Senior Scholars advocate for the integration of scholarship into the practice of student affairs. Nominees are senior members of the profession who have made exemplary and sustained contributions to ACPA’s mission of generating and disseminating knowledge and who have the commitment to further advance research and theory. Dafina-Lazarus is an associate professor at Bowling Green State University. Dafina-Lazarus majored in sociology at K and earned a master’s degree and doctorate at Ohio State University.
Laura is working as a preschool teacher’s aide at Pope John XXIII School of Saint Mary and Saint Nicholas Parishes in Evanston, Ill. She spends her summers teaching drama and music at the American School in Switzerland. Laura is working on her master of teaching (MAT) in elementary education at Northeastern Illinois University.
Nancy is the Scientist in Residency Fellow for the month of September at the Sitka Sound Science Center. Nancy is a professor in the biology department and the director of the ecology center at Utah State University (Logan). She also chairs the committee that administers Science Unwrapped, the USU College of Science public engagement program. She earned her B.A. in biology at K and her Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Arizona. Since 2004 she has studied the human ecology of the northern Gulf of Alaska region. Her interests in Alaska are particularly in landscape legacies, food webs, and sustainable resource use.