MC Stories | Class Notes

Intriguing. Inspiring. Diverse.

As someone who walked the T-Building’s hallways to get to where you are today, you now hold the distinction of being a Minneapolis College alum. You are among tens of thousands of friends, each with their own MC story to tell. You had big dreams here on campus and now, as accomplished alumni, you are transforming the companies and industries you work in and impacting the communities where you live. What’s your MC story?

Kyle Samejima with hands folded
Kyle Samejima

Kyle’s educational journey began 25 years ago. After graduating high school, she took classes part time while working as Sous Chef and raising her three daughters. Today, Kyle is the Executive Director at Minneapolis Climate Action, a local group focusing on recycling and green initiatives.

Marcella Jones
Marcella Jones, Alumni Hall of Fame, 2013

It was the fall of 1977, and Kansas native Marcella Jones was an excited college freshman ready for a new adventure. She didn’t realize, however, the adventure would take some unexpected turns—and ultimately land her in a faculty position at Minneapolis College.

Sharifa Elaraj
Sharifa Elaraj, Alumni Hall of Fame, 2013

Sharifa Elaraj arrived in Minnesota from her native Panama on Dec. 23, 1993. At the time, she knew all of six words of English. Today she’s a Minneapolis-based personal injury attorney with a thriving practice, a stellar reputation and numerous awards to her name.

What’s Your Story?

Tell us what you have been up to! Complete the alumni survey here and send an email to letting us know you would like to share your Minneapolis College story.