It's been quite a year for Kalamazoo College alumni. In the past year, Larry Bell, after selling his brewery made a $5.25 million dollar donation to his alma mater. And the newest Justice on the Supreme Court, Ketanji Brown Jackson, has named a Kalamazoo College graduate as one of her four law clerks.
When Amanda Gorman read a stunning poem at the Presidential inauguration on January 20th, and followed it with another at the Super Bowl, the art of beauty of Poetry was suddenly thrust back in the spotlight. And now a Kalamazoo College associate professor has earned a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for $25,000.
With graduation ceremonies moved to the computer screen this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many schools, it seems, have been able to secure some higher profile celebrities. Kalamazoo College did just that, with Class of 2001 grad Jordan Klepper delivering the commencement address at his alma mater, in his hometown