The Baker Orange

Baker buys old Phi Mu building

Baker will be able to use the old Phi Mu building to create new memories for current and future staff, students and alumnae.

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

October 26, 2019

For nearly 10 years, The Alumni Center has been a feature of Baker University. Now, it will become a permanent feature as Baker University enters a two-year lease-to-own agreement. Danielle Jones Rease, vice president of advancement for Baker University, said the university has been finalizing its’...

The disappearance of Phi Mu explained

The Phi Mu chapter closed down at Baker in 2011, but the chapter house remains and has been re-purposed as the Alumni Center. Their letters, as seen in the photo, are still engraved in the sidewalk in front of the building.

Story by Abie Roorda, Writer

September 6, 2017

About halfway down eighth street is the Baker University Alumni Center. This building housed the Baker campus’ Phi Mu Zeta Alpha Chapter until 2011. “Phi Mu was super nice. We had all kinds of members,” Cheryl McCrary, director of admissions said. “We had athletes, we had musicians. I was the firs...