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Alumni Council

Alumni Council serves as the advisory body to the College on behalf of the Earlham Alumni Association. Council leadership can be reached via email by any Earlhamite.

Interested in serving on Alumni Council? Alumni of Earlham College are invited to apply to serve on Council by completing our nomination form. You can also nominate a fellow alum who might be a good fit.

Elected members may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. Alumni Council meets twice each year on campus to focus on programs and communications to fulfill a number of goals including:

  • facilitating the continuing relationship between Earlham College and its alumni
  • encouraging communication and fellowship among alumni
  • advancing the interest and needs of Earlham College
  • aiding in general promotion of the College to its alumni and the public

In response to these goals, six committees with specific responsibilities carry out the work of Alumni Council:

  • The Recognition Committee nominates and processes nominations received from alumni or friends for the Alumni Association’s Outstanding and Distinguished Service awards.
  • The Campus Affairs Committee assists the Alumni Office with planning and implementing on-campus activities that are intended to bridge the gap between students and alumni.
  • The Off Campus Affairs Committee helps plan and implement off-campus programs and events to foster fellowship and communication.
  • The Alumni Engagement Committee works to promote awareness of Earlham College, the Alumni Council and the various ways in which alumni can serve the mission of the College.
  • The Development Committee works to promote alumni giving to Earlham and implement plans for raising funds to support specific Council projects.
  • The Athletics Committee works to enhance connections between alumni who were involved in athletics, scholar athletes and the college community.

Current leadership

Martha Henn `84
Indianapolis, IN
Alumni Council Chair
Mark Napier `91
Bloomington, IN
Alumni Council Vice Chair
Hans Kersten `86
Philadelphia, PA
Alumni Council Secretary
Martha Hill `79
Colfax, IN
Convener, Recognition Committee
Jason Jimerson `85
Greenwood, IN
Convener, Off/On-campus Affairs Committees
Carrie Seltzer `04
Washington, D.C.
Convener, Engagement Committee 
Wendy Wentworth Smiseck `91
Columbus, OH
Convener, Development Committee
Ken Huus `93
Blythewood, SC
Convener, Athletics Committee
Randall Shrock `68
Richmond, IN
Board Representative
Recognition Committee

Current members

Roosevelt Allen `76
Framingham, MA
Development Committee
Kirk Bixler `89
Franklin, IN
Recognition Committee
Mary Branson `78
The Woodlands, TX
Development Committee
Carrie Bubb `92
Fort Wayne, IN
Engagement Committee
Michelle Calhoun `07
Indianapolis, IN
Athletics Committee
Jay Coffman `02
Delaware, OH
Campus Affairs Committee
Kelsey Crowe `91
San Francisco, CA
Off-Campus Affairs Committee
Michael Elorreaga `03
Richmond, IN
Campus Affairs Committee
Howell Gatchell `69
Richmond, IN
Campus Affairs Committee
*Lifetime member
Andres Guzman `10
Amherst, MA
Recognition Committee
Stephen Henderlite `84
Aurora, CO
Development Committee
Elizabeth Joyner `56
California
*Lifetime member
Neil Levine `83
Beverly, MA
Engagement Committee
Susan Scantland Littleton `05
Hilliard, OH
Off-Campus Affairs Committee
Chris Meyer `69
Xenia, OH
Recognition Committee
Jeffrey Myers `95
Fishers, IN
Athletics Committee
Brian Navarrete `05
Springfield, IL
Engagement Committee
Eugene Ogle `55
Torrance, CA
Off-Campus Affairs Committee
*Lifetime member
Peggy Osbourn `78
Houston, TX
Athletics Committee
Katherine Pawelczak `01
Indianapolis, IN
Engagement Committee
Deborah Roose `71
Oberlin, OH
Campus Affairs Committee
Monica Silver `04
Ann Arbor, MI
Campus Affairs Committee
Donnie Smith `11
Brooklyn, NY
Engagement Committee
Sarah Smith `88
Seattle, WA
Off-Campus Affairs Committee
Helen Staab `10
Jamaica Plain, MA
Off-Campus Committee
Malia Staab `18
Honolulu, HI
Development Committee
Ed Stigall, Jr. `88
Oxford, OH
Athletics Committee

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