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LUXESTO - FALL 2022

LuxEsto is based on the College’s official motto, lux esto, "be light." © Fall 2022


A NEW FELLOWSHIP IN LEARNING TOC

A New Fellowship in Learning

After Bob Sherbin ’79 returned to K from study abroad at the University of Nairobi, he knew he wanted to spend more time in Africa. With the support of a faculty mentor, he applied for a Watson Fellowship—a program where post-college, pre-career Fellows can conceive and pursue passion projects on a global scale. The experience changed his life—and inspired him to give back to the College with a unique gift.


TO REST ON THE ROAD DOES NOT END THE JOURNEY TOC

To Rest on the Road Does Not End the Journey

For Dr. Tamea Evans ’93, the road leading from K to medicine was far from straight, yet it was always true. Today she is fulfilling her calling, leading a medical team that provides compassionate care to an underserved community in the city of Louisville, Kentucky.


FIFTY YEARS OF ULTIMATE FRISBEE TOC

50 Years of Ultimate Frisbee

One fateful day in 1972, Bruce “Frisbee” Johnson ’76 put a sign-up sheet on his door that would put a new spin on club sports at K. Fifty years later, the game he introduced continues to thrive with the latest generation of Frisbee athletes.


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Students Learn by Doing

Founded by Professor Emeritus Kim Cummings as a student-neighborhood endeavor in 1995, Building Blocks of Kalamazoo today stands out as an exemplar of the partnerships between K and and the city—a place where “experiential education” becomes tangible and transformative, and where even ancient history can come to life in the present.


presidents letter

President’s Letter

I am a huge believer in the transformative education Kalamazoo College offers to our students. When I came to K and I worked with the campus community and our leadership team to develop our strategic plan, Advancing Kalamazoo College: A Strategic Vision for 2023, it was critically important to all of us to keep a […]


life with K

Life with K: Giving Back and Staying Connected

Giving Back and Staying Connected A positive experience with the Kalamazoo College Admission Office turned Lauren Torres ’10 from a reluctant applicant and campus visitor to an enthusiastic committed K student, and she has been paying it back ever since. Torres started volunteering with Admission as a first-year at K—motivated both by perks like gift […]


Zoobits

ZooBits

Click a decade to jump to that decade’s class notes. Charles True Goodsell ’54 has published his 15th book, Outlandish Perspectives on Public Administration (Cambridge Faculty Publishers, 2021). This book brings together Charles’ works on public administration, some of which are of ancient vintage or go outside the field for inspiration, possibly earning the appellation […]


In Memory

InMemory

Donald Raymond Griffith ’47 on March 6, 2022. Don received a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Kalamazoo College. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and received an M.D. cum laude in 1951. Following a rotating internship, he served as a medical officer in the Navy from 1952–54, with duty on destroyers and […]


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