More_3

Senior Class Agents

Your Class AgentsMake a gift to the Kalamazoo College Fund


Class of 2016

Your class agents are here to serve you now and as alumni. These volunteers are dedicated to helping your class stay connected after graduation. When you want to discover how you can be a part of K’s growth, look no further than your class agent team: Tyler Armor, Alexis Fiebernitz, Rey Hernandez, Pornkamol “Tutu” Huang, Kelly Ohlrich, and Dylan Polcyn.

Tyler Armor

Indianapolis, Indiana
tyler.armor12@kzoo.edu

Major/Minor: East Asian Studies and Media Studies
Study Abroad: Beijing, China and Harbin, China
SIP Topic: Documentary SIP: The Standard of Beauty in Both China and the United States
Postgraduate plans: I plan to teach English abroad and work toward an MFA in Film.
Favorite K experience: I was able to participate in the fall production of For Colored Girls. It was an amazing experience where I was able to learn more about myself and the other cast members of the show through the stories in the choreo-poem.

Tyler Armor

Tyler Armor

Alexis Fiebernitz

Hartland, Michigan
alexis.fiebernitz12@kzoo.edu

Major/Minor: Chemistry with Biochemistry and Molecular Biology concentration and Psychology with Jewish Studies concentration
Externship: Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital
SIP Topic: Sucrose Self-administration Paradigm: The motivational difference between the depressed rat line and the motivated rat line
Postgraduate Plans: I plan to take a gap year and find a job in the medical field while applying to medical school.
Why it’s important to give back to K: My experience at K has been life-changing. I have not only learned so much in the classroom, I have learned so much from being an active member of the community. This is the least I can do for future K students to be able to have an amazing experience at K like I did.

Alexis Fiebernitz

Alexis Fiebernitz

Rey Hernandez

Los Angeles, California
reynaldo.hernandez12@kzoo.edu

Major/Minor: Anthropology and Sociology, Political Science with concentration in Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Study Abroad: Caceres, Spain
SIP Topic: Acceder: Economic Empowerment in the Roma Community of Caceres, Spain
Postgraduate Plans: I plan to take a gap year with CityYear or enter the workforce.
Why I wanted to be a class agent: I truly believe the K experience has been beneficial to my growth as a student and human being and others deserve to have a chance to be here. I know that without the outreach of K staff and donors, I would not have ever heard of this place or been able to afford my stay here.

Rey Hernandez

Rey Hernandez

Pornkamol “Tutu” Huang

Bangkok, Thailand
pornkamol.huang12@kzoo.edu

Major/Minor: Chemistry
Study Abroad: Budapest, Hungary
SIP Topic: Synthesis of Carbon-Supported Molybdenum Oxide via Different Carbon Sources as a Catalyst for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction
Postgraduate Plans: I plan to take a gap year, explore careers in chemistry, travel, and apply for graduate school.
Why I chose a liberal arts education: A liberal arts education allows me to explore my various interests, while providing me with an invaluable set of employable skills such as the ability to think for myself, to think critically, and to communicate effectively. I believe that a holistic approach to education will contribute tremendously to an individual’s growth.

Pornkamol Huang

Pornkamol Huang

Kelly Ohlrich

Palantine, Illinois
kelly.ohlrich12@kzoo.edu

Major/Minor: East Asian Studies and Biology
Study Abroad: Beijing, China
SIP Topic: A Review of the Common Complications of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements
Postgraduate Plans: I plan to attend medical school after a gap year working as a medical scribe.
Most transformative K experience: In the time that I was on the Student Commission, I had the privilege of participating in the huge transformation student involvement has experienced over the past couple of years. During this time, I directly learned about my own privileges and how they affect what I do and how I act; this lesson simply cannot be learned in the classroom and I would not be who I am today without it.

Kelly Ohlrich

Kelly Ohlrich

Dylan Polcyn

Highland, Michigan
dylan.polcyn12@kzoo.edu

Major/Minor: Political Science
Study Abroad: Chiang Mai, Thailand
SIP Topic: Discussing the use of the tradition of republicanism as a framework through which social movements of all kinds can unify through a recognition of their shared social conditions to form true republican equity and liberty in the United States
Postgraduate Plans: Undetermined
Why I chose to be a class agent: More than anything, my feelings toward Kalamazoo College translate into passion – a passion to see all members of the campus community become truly successful individuals in whatever they see fit.

Dylan Polcyn

What are Class Agents?

Becoming a class agent is a great opportunity to get better connected with your classmates during your senior year and in your years as an alumni member. With guidance from the Kalamazoo College Fund staff, class agents serve in a volunteer leadership role to build connectedness between Kalamazoo College and your classmates by:

  • Introducing the Senior Gift Challenge to your class. The dollars raised through the Senior Gift Challenge are designed to provide funding for scholarships, professors, and other vital needs. It is tradition at Kalamazoo College for alumni to pay it forward by giving back to K. As graduating seniors, your class agents are available to discuss giving options and questions you may have regarding giving back to K.
  • Sharing the news of campus and classmates with your class as you transition to alumni. The further your lives take you from K, the more challenging it will be to stay updated on your friends and alma mater. Your class agents will provide you with the latest news on K and your classmates to keep you connected now and long after graduation.
  • Encouraging classmates to support K financially during your alumni years. Help ensure the continued excellence in the liberal arts education you received.
  • Giving a personal, meaningful annual gift through the Kalamazoo College Fund.
  • Serving as the voice of the class to customize unique reunion experiences in the fall after your graduation and every five years during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.

Keep the Class of 2016 vibrant in the life of Kalamazoo College

Serving as a Class Agent is a wonderful way to deepen your relationship with the College and your class. Submit your Class Agent application here.

For more information: Please contact Tiffany Hudson, Assistant Director of the Kalamazoo College Fund at thudson@kzoo.edu or 269.337.7293. Thank you for considering this wonderful opportunity.