Talk:Kalamazoo College

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What is the official definition of an alumni? There are a few people in the list (Selma Blair, Ty Warner) who attended but did not graduate from this college.--Theloniouszen 05:31, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

If you follow the link to Ralph Waite's biography, the biographer believes that he graduated from Bushnell University, which is not in Wikipedia. Perhaps the biographer meant Bucknell University, which also had American Baptist associations. In any case, it would appear that he may not have attended Kalamazoo. --MaxHund 17:50, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Mr. VanSile graduated from the College in the early 1980's. He is a Detroit businessmen who has started and spun off numerous businesses including Trannon Enterprises (estimated 40 million dollars in annual revenue in the 1980's) before his mid 30's. His nickname, "Stormin' Norman" allegedly comes from his business style during the late 1980's, taking his corporate opponents by storm. He currently manages a REIT started in the 1990's as well as a family business started by his grandfather. According to college records he played Basketball and Baseball at Kzoo with a notable aptitude for Baseball. He is currently semi retired and chooses to pursue his philanthropic interests. Brother of musician Rob VanSile from the punk band "The Degenerates". —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:10, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

The article Alumnus may be helpful in this discussion.--DerRichter (talk) 00:08, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

To address the above question: During my time at Kalamazoo College (2005-2009) and to my best understanding per the office of the registrar an alumnus was defined by the school as one who had attended the college for a minimum of six quarters which is equivalent to two years. I have no way to cite this nor do I know the time that Selma Blair or Ty Warner attended. K05ag02 (talk) 00:03, 4 December 2009 (UTC)


The vast majority of this article was written like an advertisement by the school. It referenced the school as a source numerous times and lacked sources in necessary places. I removed portions containing either irrelevant or unsourced information. Xenosagian (talk) 01:33, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Can you please be specific about what you are disputing? I have spent many years at Kalamazoo College. If suits you I can provide (and to a certain extent already have provided) an account of my knowledge of the college. Wouldn't that make Wikipedia a primary source?-- (talk) 18:09, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

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