Emeriti Club

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The Emeriti Club is an alumni organization for members of classes who graduated 50 or more years ago. A membership certificate and an Emeriti Club pin are presented to alumni upon their induction at the 50 year reunion during Homecoming Weekend in the fall.


Citation of Merit Award

Members of the Emeriti Club are encouraged to nominate fellow members to receive a Citation of Merit Award. Please use the online nomination form, or print and send a form to the Office of Alumni Engagement anytime throughout the year. Please provide as much information as possible about the nominee.

Criteria for the selection of citation recipients are as follows:

  • Length of time attended Kalamazoo College
  • Extent of alumni activity and involvement
  • Outstanding professional experience
  • Level of civic, church, school, and/or community service involvement
  • Continued support of the College

The Emeriti Club Leadership Council meets in the spring to consider the nominees and select the citation recipients. Nominees not selected are kept for future consideration.


Emeriti Club Scholarship

The Emeriti Club Scholarship was established in 1976 by members of the Class of 1926 in honor of their 50th reunion. Since then, the generosity of other Emeriti Club alumni has allowed this endowed scholarship to grow and benefit more students. The Emeriti Club Scholarship was created to make a significant contribution to the life and work of Kalamazoo College students. Scholarship recipients are invited to attend the annual Emeriti Club Gathering and Citation of Merit Award presentation to meet with alumni.

Market Value of the Emeriti Club Scholarship as of 6.30.18: $234,970

If you would like more information about the Emeriti Club Scholarship, please contact Desma Caudill at desma.caudill@kzoo.edu or 269-337-7247.


Emeriti Club Gathering

Involvement in the Emeriti Club includes attending the annual Emeriti Club Gathering and Citation of Merit Awards presentation. This event takes place during Homecoming Weekend. The 2018 gathering will be on Saturday, October 20. For additional information, contact Kerri Barker in the Office of Alumni Engagement at kerri.barker@kzoo.edu or 269-337-7289.


K Memorabilia

Emeriti Club members are encouraged to donate scrapbooks, event programs, and other memorabilia to the Upjohn Library for archival purposes. Members are also encouraged to write or otherwise record special memories of professors, classes, special events, sports activities, and other recollections of the College. Materials should be sent directly to the College’s archives or to the Office of Alumni Engagement.