Welcome to Alma College International Alumnae Association
Alma College in St.Thomas, Canada was a private boarding school
for girls, founded in 1877. The school ceased operations in
1988 and formally closed in 1994. Sadly, on May 28, 2008, the
main building was destroyed by fire, yet its spirit lives on
in its many alumnae and their accomplishments.
The Alma College International Alumnae Association promotes
continued fellowship among past students, teachers and staff
of Alma College through communication and reunions. It preserves
the past through funding of the school relics and archives.
The school legacy continues with the establishment of the Alma
College Alumnae scholarship, awarded each year to a deserving
female high school student in the St. Thomas area.
Reunion June 2012
2012 Scholarship winner, Shannon Gosnell
with alumna, Jane Ann (Macdonald) Tasker.
Alma Alumnae Scholarship Recepient of 2012
The 2012 recipient of the Alma College Alumnae Scholarship
was Shannon Gosnell of Central Elgin Collegiate Institute. Shannon
was presented with her scholarship in October 2012. "Thanks
you so much for the scholarship money you gave to me. I am enjoying
University very much and I can't thank you enough for helping
me with the cost."
The Scholarship Committee also received a letter from Liz Brown,
the Executive Director of "Violence Against Women, Services
Elgin County", dated January 21, 2013. This is also a letter
of thanks for the books we donated at our last Reunion in June.
These were the leftover books from our sale. The letter will
be available at the 2013 reunion for everyone to read.
Alma Alumnae Scholarship 2013
This year's scholarship winner will be from St. Joseph's High
School in St. Thomas. Their graduation is on Thursday, June
27, 2013 at 7:00 pm.
Pat Ruhl will be presenting the award this year.
Return of the Bell rings good news for Alma
It will never ring again to stir sleepy students
or summon legions of exuberant young women to the dining hall,
however the return of a truly iconic form of primitive communication
is being welcomed by the Alma College community.
The bell disappeared some years ago, likely commandeered
by a former Alma student in order to provide a safe home as the
college faced the spectre of demolition by neglect. In October
of this year, the owners of the Alma College property, George
and Jill Zubick of London, received a call from a St. Thomas resident
wishing to return the much-travelled bell to them. See full article
City Scope Blog"
Golden Days by Peter Robson
Limitied Edition Print
Save Saturday June 8, 2013 as the date of the next reunion. Check out Announcements
for news on events and trips. Get an update on the past year from all the Presidents:
International, London branch and St. Thomas branch as well as upcoming Alumnae
Activities for the 50s & 60s groups and the 70s & 80s group.
Info about the archives and relics is on the School
Archives page. The Photo Gallery has a few pictures
from past reunions, and some very old photos you might find interesting. We've
found links to some famous Alma alumnae, and posted
newspaper articles about Alma College on the Press Clippings
page. The FAQ has answers to common questions about transcripts,
the movie shoot, etc. For fun, you can test your memory with a quiz,
or view or sign our guestbook.
Help Alumnae stay connected:
Proceeds from fundraising efforts through the sale of Logoware
are used to maintain this website, to pay for printing and mailing costs
of the newsletter and to subsidize the annual June reunion. Please support
the alumnae and help us stay connected by ordering memorabilia. Alma-branded
merchandise is available on the Logoware page.
If you've moved, please contact us to give us your
new address. You can also send your comments via email.
We welcome all feedback.