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LUXESTO - Winter 2023

LuxEsto is based on the College’s official motto, lux esto, "be light." © Winter 2023

Cho '17 and Morare at Blackstar Film Fest in Philly

An Extended Education

When Christine Cho ’17 served as producer for the award-winning short film Lakutshon’ Ilanga, or When the Sun Sets, as a part of her graduate thesis, the experience furthered her aspiration to promote diverse representation and multi-dimensional storytelling through film.

Alexandra Leonard sutting the opening ribbon

Things Fall Apart

While a student at K, Alexandra Leonard ’09 learned to navigate her own grief and healing through art and film. Now, as the recipient of a Lansing Arts Impact Project Grant, she has been helping her community heal from the isolation of the pandemic through the creation of a massive mosaic on the Shiawassee Street Bridge in downtown Lansing, Michigan.

Roselee Bundy

An Academic Legacy Lives On

The late professors emerita Madeline Chu and Roselee Bundy were foundational members of the Department of East Asian Studies, both known nationally as exceptional teachers and scholars. Current and former faculty reflect on how these professors’ scholarship, service and leadership have left a legacy for current and future students, and inspire their own work, as well.

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President’s Letter

This fall our 2022 Campus Master Plan was approved by the city commission of Kalamazoo. This plan updates the 2012 Campus Master Plan and presents a roadmap of how the College envisions the physical campus may evolve over the next decade. One of the most important features of the plan addresses residential life. As much […]

life with K

Life with K: Paying it Forward

Connecting Kalamazoo College students with alumni has always been a key strategy for the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD). As part of the center’s new strategic plan, which gives focus to uplifting historically underserved students, the mentoring approach has a new twist. Recognizing that these students face unique challenges in preparing for and […]



Click a decade to jump to that decade’s class notes. Athletics Across Generations Bob Morgan ’63 and his grandson Ryan Morgan ’22 were both successful student-athletes at Kalamazoo College and both members of a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship team at K, 60 years apart. Bob was a member of the MIAA basketball championship team […]

In Memory

In Memory

Margaret (Hootman) Marsh ’41 on May 5, 2020. Doris (Bunch) Braithwaite ’44 on August 13, 2022. Doris was a musician her entire life. Playing piano by age 4, attending Kalamazoo College on a voice scholarship, graduating from St. Olaf College with a degree in music—thus began her career as a music teacher, church pianist, organist, […]

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