Scott has practiced family medicine in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, for the past 19 years. He and Beth (Fiore) Vogel ’85 have been married for 29 years, and they have three adult children, all of whom attended (or attend) Kalamazoo College: Harrison ’11, Nikko ’12 and Roderick (Grahm) ’16. “Before moving to Mt. Pleasant, our family lived and went to school in Bavaria,” wrote Scott. “We have since maintained many old and cultivated many new relationships throughout Germany that have enriched our lives in innumerable ways. Kalamazoo College has helped open our minds to these and numerous other experiences. It as truly lived up to its claim of creating a learning environment so that we can be at home in the world.”
Michael died on January 18, 2015. He came to K from Brother Rice High School (Birmingham, Mich.). He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and business and studied abroad in Madrid, Spain. He earned his law degree from Cooley Law School (1989) and was employed by the State of Michigan as an assistant attorney general. Mike was known for his love of travel, hunting, and the outdoors. An avid scuba diver, he spent many of his days at one of his favorite places, the Saint Clair River in Port Huron.
Elaine died on March 29, 2015. She attended K and graduated from George Washington University (Washington, D.C.). She earned a master’s degree in library science from the University of Maryland and worked as a research librarian in the Montgomery County (Md.) library system.
Edward died on July 5, 2015. He graduated from K with a major in biology, and he earned his medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine, where he trained as an orthopedic and hand surgeon. He returned to Kalamazoo and practiced orthopedic medicine and surgery for 35 years in Kalamazoo and in the Three Rivers, Michigan, area.
Jon announced his plans to retire in late June as president and CEO of the Greater Reading Economic Partnership (Wyomissing, Pa.). Jon has served in that position for 11 years. His career began in the mid-1970s when he became marketing director of the Public Broadcasting Service station WXXI TV 21, Rochester, N.Y. Jon worked in various areas of the country, including Rochester N.Y., with American TV and Communications, which merged into Time-Warner Cable in the early 1980s. Jon worked for cable TV for a time in San Diego. At K he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science. He studied abroad in Sierra Leone.
Marilyn died on February 13, 2016. She matriculated to K from Fort Wayne, Indiana. At K she majored in Spanish and was a member of Eurodelphian Gamma and the Kalamazoo College Choir. Marilyn had a love for volunteering and serving others through her work as a Girl Scout camp counselor and leader, Camp Fire leader and board member, and American Red Cross volunteer worker for victims of tornadoes. She also enjoyed volunteering with Special Skaters Society for mentally and physically challenged children and tutoring mathematics students in GED programs. For 13 years she was a counselor at Woman’s Resource Center in Sarasota, Florida, where she also served on the board of directors. Marilyn enjoyed working on genealogy, particularly her research on a great-great grandfather from the Isle of Man. She also enjoyed traveling as well as doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles.
Scott reports that his family is growing, and he’s quite happy about that! “Our granddaughter, Olivia Sage Coetmellec, was born in Paris, France, on April 23, 2016, to our daughter Larissa and her husband Romain Coetmellec.” Shortly thereafter Scott and the rest of his family made their way to Paris for a 10-day stay to bond with the three-week-old Olivia. “She’s a beauty and reminds us so much of Larissa when she was a baby,” wrote Scott. “Shall we say ’deja vu’?” Pictured in a Paris city park are (l-r): Cheryl Tempel, Alex Tempel, Scott, Larissa Tempel Coetmellec (with Olivia) and Romain Coetmellec. Scott is a vice president and engagement leader at Senn Delaney. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and studied abroad in Madrid, Spain.
Barb is a University of Michigan political science professor who recently published a book with Cambridge University Press titled, The Continent of International Law: Explaining Agreement Design. In news related to her family, Barb’s delighted that her nine-year-old daughter, Selene, loves acting! Barb, her husband, George, and Selene normally live in Ann Arbor, but they are residing in South Bend for the year while Barb serves as a visiting fellow at the Kellogg Institute and Notre Dame’s law school.
Jim died on January 15, 2017, unexpectedly while cross-country skiing. At K Jim majored in mathematics and studied abroad in Muenster, Germany. He also played football for the Hornets. Jim earned master’s degrees in divinity and guidance counseling. He worked as a school counselor and as the pastor to many churches. He enjoyed cross country skiing, hunting, fishing, writing and spending time with family and friends.