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Amy Houtrow ’96, M.D.

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 (Arsht) Gandhi ’83

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

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 Chapman ’69

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.

Arthur Bennett (Ben) Schram Jr. ’58

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.

Marti Goetz ’76

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 ’99

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.

Sakhi Vyas ’08

Sakhi has joined The Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo as its communications manager. Sakhi earned her B.A. at K in international and area studies, with an emphasis on East Asia. She studied abroad in Beijing, China. She earned a master’s degree in marketing management from the Instituto de Empresa in Spain. Sakhi was previously employed at Western Michigan University’s Haenicke Institute for Global Education. The Learning Network strives to improve the lives of children in Kalamazoo County from cradle to career by connecting excellent educators to a caring and engaged community.