Megan was named to the Michigan Association of Justice executive board for the 2014-2015 term. The Michigan Association of Justice, formerly the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, is a trade association of more than 1,600 personal injury, workers’ compensation, and employment attorneys. Megan is a partner with the law firm, Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, which is located in Royal Oak, Michigan. Megan specializes in employment, civil rights, and wage and hour law. She earned her bachelor’s degree at K in political science and studied abroad in Caen, France.
Scott is one of only 158 nominees nationwide for the 2015 Allstate/National Association of Basketball Coaches Good Works Team. The award recognizes men’s college basketball players for their charitable achievements and community involvement. Scott is a senior captain of the Hornet men’s basketball team. He carries a 3.9 grade point average and is majoring in economics and mathematics. He does significant volunteer work for Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes, an organization dedicated to food security and food justice. He also helps coach Special Olympics teams and serves as a recess assistant at Woodward Elementary School. The 10 award winners will be announced this month. If Scott is in that group he will be flown to the Final Four tournament in April, recognized for his service, and he will participate in a community service project in the host city of Indianapolis.
Amy is division chief of pediatric rehabilitation medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and she was recently appointed to the Institute of Medicine’s Standing Committee of Medical Experts to Assist Social Security on Disability Issues. She earned her B.A. at K in health sciences and her master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan. She earned her medical degree from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. from the University of California at San Francisco. Amy came to Pittsburgh in 2012 from UCSF Children’s Hospital in San Francisco, where she was medical director of pediatric rehabilitation. She also completed a combined residency in pediatrics and physical medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in 2005.
Lynn has been elected to the board of directors of The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. The museum, which features contemporary art exhibitions and presentations, aims to fuel dialogue, collaboration and public engagement in Detroit. Lynn is a partner in the Detroit-based law firm Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, where she serves as a state and local tax lawyer. She earned a master’s degree in taxation law from New York University School of Law and a juris doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School. She earned her B.A. degree cum laude in business and economics from K.
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.
David is the Distinguished International Professor and Birkmaier Professor of Education Leadership at the University of Minnesota. He teaches in the graduate program in international and comparative education and co-directs a multi-year, multi-country project assessing the impact of entrepreneurship training on the livelihoods of economically disadvantaged youth in East Africa. He is a frequent consultant to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, USAID and other organizations engaged in international development of education systems. He credits his foreign study experience (Sierra Leone) at K as an important factor in choosing a career in international development.
Ben died on August 15, 2014. He matriculated to Kalamazoo College from his hometown of Jackson, Mich. He earned his B.A. in political science and after graduation studied law at the University of Michigan. He spent his career assisting congressional representatives and committees on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. Ben had a passion for history and collecting. His home was affectionately known as the Schram Museum.
Bruce is featured in an interview with the Center on Compassion and Global Health. During his tenure at the World Bank Bruce played a key role in the global effort to eradicate onchocerciasis (river blindness) in West Africa. Bruce is writing a book on that work. The director of the Center on Compassion and Global Health is David Aldiss, a friend of Alison Geist, who directs Kalamazoo College’s Center for Civic Engagement. Alison also teaches courses in K’s new concentration called “Community and Global Health.” David taught an epidemiology class on campus during a recent visit here as a visiting fellow of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. According to Alison, “We have a lot of alumni doing global health work as well as many students doing interesting Senior Individualized Projects and internships in the field of public health.”
Marti has been named the first executive director of Friends of Bear’s Mill, a nonprofit organization formed in 2000 to ensure the 165-year-old mill (in Greenville, Ohio) is protected and remains open to the public. Marti brings more than 35 years of administration, executive planning, organizational leadership, project management, grant writing, communications, art production, and public awareness experience in the nonprofit sector. At K she earned her bachelor’s degree in art and studied abroad in Caen, France. She obtained a master’s degree in art therapy from Wright State University, and recently completed a doctorate in leadership and organizational change from Antioch University.
Tom Gilbert is assistant director, strategic issues, in the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO). He’s been at the GAO more than 13 years, much of that time working in the tax policy and administration group. During the past three years, however, he’s focused on government-wide human capital and civil service issues. Tom lives in Montgomery Village, Maryland, with his wife and their daughter.