Class of 1977

Class of 1977 at the 2017 Reunion and Homecoming Weekend.

Celebrating your 45th Reunion!


Class of 1977 at the 2017 Reunion and Homecoming Weekend.

45th Reunion

Start planning now to connect with your class and the College.

  1. Register for Homecoming
  2. Book your stay
  3. Update your contact information
  4.  Submit a class note
  5.  Join the Class of 1977 Facebook Group for reunion weekend updates

Come back to campus on October 21-23, 2022 to celebrate Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.

1977 Yearbook

Class of 1977 Yearbook
Class of 1977 Yearbook

Gathering & Photo Details

  • Friday, Oct 21 from 5:30-7 p.m. – Reunion Gathering at 304 Monroe Street – Home of Marigene Arnold. BYOB
  • Saturday, Oct 22 at 9:30 a.m. – Reunion Photo at Stetson Chapel
  • Saturday, Oct 22 at 6:30 p.m. – Reunion Celebration at Hicks
  • Sunday, Oct 23 at 9:15 a.m. – Class of 1977 Breakfast at Radisson Plaza Hotel – The cost is $18-$20 per person to be paid on the day of the event.

General Information

Need more details for attending Homecoming and Reunion Weekend? Review the schedule of events and plan your visit page for more information.

Reunion Committee

Contact your class agent and members of your reunion committee

Lee Morriss
lmorrissm@icloud.com
803.381.2012 (cell)

Mark R Brown
mnmbrown88@yahoo.com
269.435.9900 (home)

John Dillon
john.dillon@dillonlawgroupllc.com
202.253.5141 (cell)

Stacy Semenczuk Shrode
smshrode@gmail.com
920.750.0950 (cell)

Susan Smoley
smoleyssjs@gmail.com
708.373.7374 (cell)

Additional Information for the Class of 1977

See Who’s Coming from the Class of ’77!

Class of 1977 Letter

Class of 1977 Homecoming E-Letter

Sent: July 2022 via email

Dear Class of 1977 Classmates,

Our Kalamazoo College 45th reunion is October 21-23, 2022, and in mid September you will be getting the detailed registration information from the college. We’ve planned a few more ways to expand the celebratory weekend’s opportunities to reconnect and “hang out” with each other and our K community, since there always seems so much to talk about.

When you make your travel arrangements, please be aware of the following plans we’ve made just for the Class of ’77. These are in addition to the things you will see in the information K will be sending out and posting on the homecoming website in conjunction with the beginning of registration in early September:

Friday, October 21, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the planning committee will be hosting our Class of ’77 Drop In/Meet Up Connection Place at 304 Monroe Street, adjacent to the campus. Thanks to the generosity of Anthropology Professor Emeritus Marigene Arnold, we will be using her home, which was the former Stryker Center that was moved off site. Isn’t that cool? It will again be a casual BYOB type event in which we ask everyone to bring something to share and to drink (not exclusively alcoholic!).

Sunday morning, October 23, from 9:15-11:00 a.m., everyone is welcome to come to the Radisson downtown for their breakfast buffet. We’ll be in their private dining room so our group can chat and mingle more. We’ll need your RSVP, but you will be expected to pay your own bill that day, which is around $18-$20 including tax and gratuity.

  • Make your travel arrangements and book your hotel room now. You can find a list of hotels offering special prices for K alumni on the Lodging page of the Homecoming and Reunion website
  • Help ensure each of our classmates gets personally invited. In addition to coming back yourself, please consider asking your K friends to do the same. Personal outreach is the most effective way to ensure we get the Class of 1977 back on campus. If you are interested in reaching out to our classmates, please let one of us know.
  • Join the Class of 1977 Facebook group. More than 70 of us already have! Go to facebook.com/groups/KClassof1977. Our class Facebook group is a great way to keep up with the plans and updates for the weekend as they unfold and connect with each other. As plans develop we will also post information our own Class of 77 page of K’s reunion website.
  • Remember the slideshow Darrell Rogers produced from the photos we sent it at the last reunion in 2017? We’d love you to again provide him with photos of your time at K, of your mini-reunions since then with friends. And if you can’t come we invite you to send in a one minute iPhone (or apple format) video clip so we can get a mini-update. Deadline for that is September 15. The best method is to put photos and video into Google Drive (everyone who has a Gmail address also has a Google Drive) and then share them with him at his email which is tcwheels13@gmail.com.

We hope you will join us for what promises to be another fun, and exciting weekend for our class!

All the best,

Stacy Semenczuk Shrode
smshrode@gmail.com
920.750.0950 (cell)

Mark R Brown
mnmbrown88@yahoo.com
269.435.9900 (home)

Susan Smoley
smoleyssjs@gmail.com
708.373.7374 (cell)

John Dillon
john.dillon@dillonlawgroupllc.com
202.253.5141 (cell)

Lee Morriss, Class Agent
lmorrissm@icloud.com
803.381.2012 (cell)

P.S. It’s affirming to share time with people you spent time with during our formative K College years. All you need to do to make this a great reunion is to reach out to at least one person you would enjoy reconnecting with and mutually decide to come. It’s amazing to hear what diverse paths we took and what interesting things we are doing at this stage of our lives. Thanks to the K Plan, we guarantee you’ll enjoy hanging out with people you’ll remember from your dorm, foreign study, classes, parties, Schwartz’s Chalet(!!!) …..

The 1976-77 and 1977-78 Women’s Swimming and Diving Teams

Celebrate the 1976-77 and 1977-78 Women’s Swimming and Diving Teams at the Alumni Association Awards Ceremony as they are inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame!

Time and Location: 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. in Dalton Theatre

Homecoming News

2022 Award Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees

2022 Award Recipients & Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Check out this year’s list of recipients for Alumni Association Awards, Citation of Merit Awards, and Athletic Hall of Fame inductees!


Alumni Association Awards Ceremony

Attend the Alumni Association Awards Ceremony to celebrate the Alumni Association Award Recipients and the Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Date: Friday, October 21
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.
Location: Dalton Theatre, Light Fine Arts Building