Brighter Experiences in Research

Brighter Experiences in Research

Marco Savone '22 holding his Senior Integrated Project

The K-Plan empowers students to seek out meaningful experiences throughout their four years on campus. That is certainly the case for Marco Savone ‘22, a senior chemistry major who completed his Senior Integrated Project on exercise physiology, took part in a medical volunteer trip to Costa Rica and worked in a COVID-19 testing lab.  

Looking back on the past four years, Savone sees how far he’s come. He credits his growth to the academics at K, his hands-on experiences completing his SIP, and the lessons in teamwork and time management he learned as a student-athlete on the football field. 

“My experiences wouldn’t have been possible without going to K,” Savone said. “If I had to redo the whole thing again, I would do it the same.”

Read more about Marco and his research

Consider helping student-athletes like Marco Savone ‘22 get the most out of their K education by making a gift online or contacting Andy Miller, Executive Director of Development, at 269.337.7327 or Andy.Miller@kzoo.edu. 

Brighter Experiences with the Natatorium

Brighter Experiences with the Natatorium

Exterior view of the newly renovated Natatorium.

The new Kalamazoo College Natatorium serves the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, as well as the campus and local community. Made possible through the generosity of donors, the natatorium includes an NCAA competition-compliant pool with wet offices and classrooms, spectator viewing areas, locker rooms, and many more features.

The benefits of a new facility are numerous. Aside from making K a more attractive college to the best DIII recruits, the natatorium will create a space large enough that our swimming and diving teams can practice together. This will lead to better training opportunities and improved team chemistry.

For our campus, the new natatorium will serve as a resource for faculty, staff and students who seek healthy ways to manage stress and encourage balance.

For the broader Kalamazoo community, a new natatorium will provide more opportunities for community-based programs such as Swim for Success.

Learn about the Natatorium

Naming opportunities remain available. Honor your former teammates. Honor past coaches. Invest in the next generation of K swimming and diving excellence by making a financial gift of support.