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Welcome Alumni!

Welcome to the Cranbrook Schools' Alumni web page, designed to ensure your ties to Cranbrook Kingswood last well beyond graduation. Use this site to keep in touch with old friends and classmates, post class notes, find alumni events in your area, update your contact information and have some fun with photos and trivia. Stay connected to our schools and traditions as they are passed down to new generations and keep the Cranbrook Kingswood school spirit alive with your continued involvement and support.

2023 Reunion Weekend – June 9-10-11

Reunion 2022 is in the books. Save the date for Reunion 2023!

Join us on June 11-12-13, 2023 When the classes of 1938, 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, and 2018 will be celebrating major milestones.

Visit the Reunion page for the latest information.

Alumni News & Info

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  • Ms. Roumell's room - zooming with Kingswood Pen Pals

    GMS Students learn from Kingswood Pen Pals

    Middle school students spent the semester learning more about the history of Cranbrook and developing a deeper understanding of the educational philosophies, traditions, art and architecture that created the foundation for the schools. At the Girls Middle School, alumnae faculty Loren Roumell '99 and Shannon Howell Johnson '00 connected students in the class with Kingswood Pen Pals from classes that spanned eight decades. 

    Susan Hubbard Spademan '48, Anne Smith Towbes '65, Leslie Schimpke Johnston ’64, Lora Morton '67, Darnell Carr Newsum '73, Pam Benjamin Blank ’75, Julie Rodecker ’77, Paula Jo Kemler ’77, Beth Hagenlocker ’82, Sandy Tsai Yoo '90, Monique Vann-Brown ’92, Sharmili Hazra Edwards '98, Catherine Schoichet ’00, Stefanie Spiro Pohl '03, Whitley Granberry ’06, Jillian Williams ’10 and Brooke Ballard ’16 were each paired with a GMS student and exchanged letters throughout the semester, exchanging anecdotes about Kingswood life and plentiful opportunities to compare the different eras.

    In addition to learning about student life from a personal perspective, the faculty took students all over campus to learn more about Cranbrook Educational Community. Field trips included a visit to archives, tours of Brookside , Saarinen House and the Japanese Garden, the Kingswood Bowling alleys and more. As these students matriculate to the Upper School they will surely be resources for their classmates in their knowledge of campus and the history behind it.

    Click HERE to go to the reunion page  
  • Dr. Dagbovie speaks to the Class of 2023 at Baccalaureate 2023

    Pero Dagbovie '89 speaks to the Class of 2023 at Baccalaureate

    MSU Graduate School Dean and Distinguished Professor Pero Dagbovie '89 spoke to the class of 2023 at their Baccalaureate service on Sunday May 21. Dr. Suzik introduced Dagbovie, noting that his mother Fran was in the audience and that the Dagbovie family had served as surrogate parents for many homesick boarders over the decades. In his address Dr. Dagbovie reminisced about his Cranbrook teachers, and the balance of tenderness and tough love that he received in their care. Cranbrook Kingswood Alumni Association President Latonya Riddle-Jones MD MPH '97 welcomed the class as soon-to-be alumni.

    View more photos from the event here: https://ckaaphotogallery.smugmug.com/
    View the event recording at https://bit.ly/ckBacca23

    Click HERE to visit the reunion page  
  • CKAA President Latonya Riddle-Jones mentored students interested in medicine

    Alumni Serve as Career Mentors

    Despite a few bumps in the road presented by snow and ice, the CKAA hosted a rescheduled career fair for CK juniors and seniors at Kingswood on March 1. More than 60 alumni volunteers from a wide range of graduation years, backgrounds and fields took time to dialogue students that night. Students took advantage of this unique opportunity to learn more about ways in which our alumni have leveraged their skills and talents, from entrepreneurial start ups to careers at well-known companies, such as Bosch, General Motors, Snapchat, Thompson Reuters, Tik Tok and more. In addition to one-on-one sessions with individual career mentors, students participated in ongoing interviewing skills workshops led experienced HR professional Sue Sun Lasovage, which were well received, as seniors are currently interviewing for Senior May Project opportunities. Following the career fair, alumni gathered off campus for a professional networking event at Eddie Merlot’s.
    To see the full list of career mentors from the March 1 event, click here
    To view more photos from the career fair and other alumni events click here.
    To get more information about the January 24, 2024 career fair, click here.
    For more information on hosting a 3-week Senior May Project internship for a CK senior May 15-June 2, click here.
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