Dec 20, 2021

Alumni Profile: Cal Frost '63

Cal graduated from Kenyon with a degree in English and began working in the recycling business, ultimately founding Channeled Resources Group, a 100 percent waste paper recycling company, in 1978. In an article on his career he said, “There is no question that my Kenyon years helped form my position on the environment today.” 
A dedicated alumnus, Cal received Kenyon’s Gregg Cup as recognition for his significant service to the Kenyon community. In 2018, the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute renamed its Environmental Leadership Award in honor of Calvin’s commitment to positive environmental practices within the industry.

What was your favorite event, tradition, or activity to partake in during your college years? Why was it so important to you? Do you still engage with that event, tradition, or activity?

I didn't have a lot of money and spent my first two years working like crazy, selling shoes in Mount Vernon and cleaning the floors of the dining room every evening. I loved Fall and Spring dance weekends. West Wing was party central, and I was certainly part of that.

As an alum, what do you see as the most valuable part of your Lambda DKE experience?

Understanding the value of friendships that will last a lifetime. Relationships that grow and mature. I have many Kenyon friends, one is even on our Board, but very few intimate Lambda friends. Remember, Kenyon was, and I assume still is, very open when it comes to moving from fraternity to fraternity. My freshman year was the start of 1959. Kenyon was all men. It was a completely different environment than exists today.