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College Celebrates Honors Day

Kalamazoo College Honors Day Convocation, held in Stetson Chapel on October 28, 2016.  President Jorge Gonzalez enjoys solo by student Lauren Landman, who sings "Yes, My Heart" (from musical Carnival).  Sophomore Qynce Chumley takes photo of her mother Alanna Downing, as parents were honored for their support.  After ceremony, Qynce Chumley poses with her father Eric Chumley, as mother Alanna Downing snaps photo.  Copyright Anthony Dugal   For Kalamazoo College use.  PhoTony@aol.com   (269) 349-6428 Kalamazoo College Family Weekend served as backdrop for the College’s annual Honors Day convocation. More than 250 students were recognized for excellence in academics and leadership in six divisions: Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences … Continue reading

K Student Earns Boren Scholarship to Study in China

A.J. Convertino in the quad at K College Junior A.J. Convertino – a Canton, Mich., native and a son of Val and Rick Convertino – has received a $20,000 David L. Boren Scholarship to study Chinese for six months in Beijing during Kalamazoo College’s winter/spring quarters. Boren Scholarships … Continue reading

Duo Completes Prestigious Internship

onroeBrownInternsTHUMB Kalamazoo College senior Sara McKinney and junior Shawn Fair secured and completed Monroe-Brown internships this summer. Monroe-Brown internships are local opportunities that include at least 400 paid hours of work with a Kalamazoo area company, valuable networking, and scholarship funding … Continue reading

Kalamazoo College Spring Term 2016 Dean’s List

Congratulations to the following Kalamazoo College students, who achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or better for a full-time course load of at least three units, without failing or withdrawing from any course, during the Spring 2016 academic term. … Continue reading

Heyls On Their Way to K (Mostly)

2016 Heyl Scholars who will attend Kalamazoo College or WMU School of Nursing. 

Front row, from left:  Shukrani Nsenga, Loy Norrix HS; Anna Roodbergen, Vicksburg HS;   Brianna Harrison, Kalamazoo Central HS;  and Hannah Laurin, Kalamazoo Central HS.  

Second row, from left:  Taylor Ashby, Kalamazoo Central HS;  Kento Hirakawa, Portage Central;  and Kelsi Conroy, Kalamazoo Central HS.

Back row, from left:  Michael Orwin, Portage Northern HS;  Matthew Krinock, Portage Northern HS;  and Samuel Maddox, Gull Lake HS.

NOTE:  Two Heyl Scholars were not pictured At a dinner last evening Kalamazoo College feted the dozen 2016 Kalamazoo county high school graduates who earned Heyl Scholarships for Kalamazoo College (science and math) or Western Michigan University (nursing). The scholarship covers tuition, book costs and room charges. … Continue reading

K Awarded Top Civic Engagement Honor

CEThumb Kalamazoo College is Michigan’s 2016 Engaged Campus of the Year! Michigan Campus Compact (MiCC) recently announced K’s selection for the honor by a team of national reviewers at MiCC’s Awards Gala, held at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Center in East … Continue reading

K Shines in Japanese

apaneseLanguageContestThumb Kalamazoo College students dominated the 2016 Japanese Language Speech Contest held at the Novi (Mich.) Civic Center in late February. Christa Scheck ’17 won third prize for her speech, “Translating Japanese Into English: the Problems of Literal Translation.” Senior Jamie … Continue reading

Exceptional Leaders Feted

Senior Leadership Award winners, 2016. Kalamazoo College honored 32 soon-to-graduate students with its prestigious Senior Leadership Recognition Award. During the course of the last four years these individuals have distinguished themselves as athletes, student workers, admission volunteers, resident assistants, civic engagement scholars, social justice advocates, … Continue reading