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N e w Curricular Pattern F o c u s e s on E a c h Student H o p e College will introduce a n e w curricular pattern beginning with the 1972-73 academic year w hich allows a student to keep with his unique abilities and goals while achieving the overall educational objectives of the College. "After a long and intensive study our faculty and students have agreed that the long-established formal program of core and departmental major requirements that have f o r m e d the general course pattern for a H o p e degree m a y not be the best for all students," said academic dean Morrette Rider. T h e n e w pattern, k n o w n as Contract Curriculum, rests o n the assumption that there are s o m e students w h o are not only capable of, but also eager for selfdetermination in their education. " T h e current presupposition that students ought to learn broadly at first and then proceed to greater and greater specialization is not necessarily valid for all students," said D e a n Rider. T h e n e w curriculum will allow a student after his freshman year to select an area of concentrated study which might be a better approach to the ultimate achievement of his personal educational objectives. T h e student will enter into a "Contract" with the College defining his educational goals. Except for s o m e general guidelines, such as the need to complete 126 semester hours, students will be free to set their o w n goals. D e a n Rider said a student with a specific interest, such as art, might take specialized classes for a year, then might find he needs to take classes in other areas to help h i m cope with the problems in his o w n field.
TUITION UP $125 Tuition at H o p e College for the 1972-73 academic year will be increased S 1 2 5 to 81,895 according to executive vice president Clarence J. Handlogten. Other charges will remain at their present level making the annual cost for a student living o n c a m p u s 82,960. T h e cost of r o o m and board for a year will remain at 8 9 9 0 while the activities fee will continue at 875. T h e 4 . 4 % increase, approved by the Board of Trustees at their January m e e t ing, remains within the general federal price increase guidelines.
A cademic D e a n Morrette Rider (right) presents the honorary Doctor of Letters degree to Burr Tillstrom and friends.
HOPE H O N O R S PIONEER PUPPETEER Burr Tillstrom, pioneer of improvisational theatre and educational television in America, w a s presented an honorary Doctor of Letters degree b y H o p e College o n April 13 during a convocation in the theatre of the DeWitt Student and Cultural Center. Tillstrom, w h o is recognized as a fore runner in the development of children's education and entertainment programs on television, is best k n o w n as the creator of "Kukla, Fran and Ollie". D e a n Morrette Rider read the citation for the honorary degree recognizing Tillstrom for "creating a world that brings into play every aspect of the h u m a n imagination ... for demonstrating inexhaustible creativeness of h u m a n hands and the h u m a n voice . . . and for arousing the spirit of w o n d e r in both y o u n g and old." After the ceremonies, Tillstrom doffed his academic g o w n a n d h o o d and per formed his r e n o w n e d hand ballets before being joined b y his g o o d friends, Kukla a n d Ollie, both wearing mortar boards, and all the other Kuklapolitans. In his interpretive hand ballets, he included t w o w hich have b e c o m e famous, " T h e Silent Spring" tribute to the death of Rachel Carson and his award winning "Berlin Wall” . Ollie exchanged alma mater h y m n s with the Chapel Choir, the choir offering the traditional "Spera in D e o " and Ollie his rendition of " D r agon Prep". Tillstrom spent the w e e k of April
10-14 o n c a m p u s as a theatre department artist-in-residence. "Kukla, Fran and Ollie" w a s re cognized as something of a national in stitution for m a n y years. Its improvisational quality w a s unique, a fore runner of the great trend toward inprovisation in A merican theatre today. T h e series w o n the P e a b o d y and E m m y Awards, and Tillstrom personally w o n o n e of each for his now-classic Berlin Wall h a n d ballet. In recent years "Kukla, Fran and Ollie" have hosted the C B S Children's Film Festival weekly and have guested and hosted n u m e r o u s times the T o d a y S h o w , Kraft Music Hall, H o l l y w o o d Palace and the M i k e Douglas, Merv Griffin and Tonight Shows. Tillstrom has also created children's T V specials, including " T h e Reluctant D r a g o n " for a w a r d - w i n n i n g N B C Children's Theatre and an adaptation of James Thurber's " M a n y M o o n s " for a children's special o n A B C . In February, 1970, a five-week series of "Kukla, Fran and Ollie" o n public television evoked a tremendous response from viewers w h o had watc h e d the series as children and were n o w delighted that their o w n youngsters could b e c o m e acquainted with the Kuklapolitans.
O N T H E INSIDE Alu mn i D a y will feature 10 class reunions and an address by President Elect G o r d o n J. V a n Wylen. See pages 4-5.
Five Faculty M e m b e r s Retire with 131 Years of Service
Dr. Vander Lugt
T h e end of the 1971-72 academic year will m a r k the completion of an accumulative total of 131 years of full time faculty service to H o p e College by five m e m b e r s of the H o p e Faculty. H on or ed u p o n completion of service will be Chancellor William VanderLugt a nd Professors Edw ar d Brand, Clarence DeGraaf, Bastian Kruithof, a nd Alvin Vanderbush. "These distinguished staff members, through their tireless and effective contributions as teachers, scholars, authors, counsellors and administrators, in such diverse areas as philosophy, political science, literature, languages, sociology and theology, have truly represented the best qualities of both the educational and spiritual efforts of H o p e College," said A c a de mi c Dean Dr. Morrette Rider. "While their long period of service speaks to the lifetime dedication of these men, it is even m o r e important to recognize that it is the quality of their contribution which will continue to be of long lasting value to all w h o have been associated with H o p e College." Dr. VanderLugt is a graduate of Calvin College a nd holds his Master's and Ph.D. Degrees from the University of Michigan. In 1950, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree by Central College. Before joining the H o p e faculty a nd administration as A cademic Dean in 1955, he served as Professor of Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University, Indiana University, Central College, a nd Westminster College. In addition to his w o r k as Dean, he served concurrently in the faculties of the departments of Sociology, Education a nd Philosophy before being appointed Distinguished Professor-at-Large. H e was appointed Chancellor of the College in the fall of 1970, and will hold this position until the arrival of President-Elect G o r d o n J. V a n W yl en in July. E d w a r d Brand, Professor of English, joined the H o p e faculty in 1946. H e is a graduate of Central College, holds his Master's Degree from the University of Iowa, and his Doctor of Education Degree from the University of Denver. In addition to his teaching role at Hope, he has served in various administrative capacities including that of Director of the S u m m e r Session. Before c o m i n g to Hope, he served first as teacher and then Principal of the Dows, Iowa High School, Superintendent of Schools in Plymouth, Iowa, a nd Dean of Ellsworth Junior College. Clarence DeGraaf is a graduate of Calvin College a nd holds his Master's a nd Doctor of Education Degrees f r o m the University of Michigan. Before joining the H o p e faculty, he taught in the Holland Christian High School, in H o p e Prep, and at Northern State Normal College at Marquette. Dr. DeGraaf was n a m e d head of the H o p e English department in 1941, a nd continued in this role for m o r e than 2 5 years. H e has served in various administrative capacities including the Principalship of Holland Christian High School a nd Director of the H o p e College S u m m e r Session. H e has filled an active role in various church offices and n u m er ou s higher education groups including the National Council of Teachers of English, and various educational policy organizations. Bastian Kruithof has served as pastor of several churches including the Beverly R e f o r m e d Church in Grand Rapids a nd the First R e f or me d Church in Holland. H e left the pulpit to join the H o p e faculty as Professor of Religion in 1957, a nd has served as a full time faculty m e m b e r for the past 15 years teaching in a variety of areas including the fine arts a nd philosophy, but concentrating in the areas of Christian classics a n d ethics. H e has written extensively, has published six books and countless articles in a wide variety of publications including the Christian Century, T h e Christian Herald, T h e R e f o r m e d Review, and the Sun da y School Guide. Dr. Kruithof was graduated from Calvin College, holds his Master's Degree f rom the University of Michigan, and his Ph.D. Degree f rom the University of Edinburgh. H e has served as a m e m b e r of the Theological Commission of the R e f o r m e d Church in America, and has been active in ministerial a nd teacher-education conferences and associations. Alvin Vanderbush is a H o p e College graduate a nd holds his Master's Degree from the University of Michigan. H e taught in the high schools of Bessemer, Grandville, a nd Grand Rapids, Michigan, before joining the H o p e faculty in 1945. H e served as head football coach f rom 1 9 4 6 until 1955, completing a'total of 2 5 years of football coaching. A t that time, he continued as Director of the college athletic department, and held associate professorships in the departments of History and Political Science, being appointed Chairman of the latter Department, a position he held until 1971. In addition to his professional affiliations and activities in the area of Political Science, Prof. Vanderbush has been an active figure in inter-collegiate athletics a nd particularly in his w o r k with M l A A . His coaching and teaching career w as interrupted for service in the United States N a v y during World W a r II.
ENGINEERS H O N O R PRESIDENT V A N W Y L E N President Elect G o r d o n J. V a n Wylen has been presented the Engineer of the Year A w a r d by the Hilton of A n n A rb or Chapter of the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers. T h e award was given to Dr. V a n W yl en "for his keen insight into the needs of engineering education of the 1970s and for the leadership of the College through times of crisis and unrest which characterized the late 1960s." Dr. V a n W yl en will b e c o m e President of H o p e College on July 1. H e has been a m e m b e r of the University of Michigan faculty since 1951, serving as D e a n of the College of Engineering since 1965. Dr. V a n W y l e n ’s main field of scholarly interest is in thermodynamics and cryogenics (extremely low temperature technology). H e is the author of several textbooks and has served as a consultant to several federal agencies and private industries.
“S h i n n y ” E n d s Brilliant C a r e e r Senior D a n Shinabarger e nded a brilliant H o p e basketball career b y being n a m e d to the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association all-league t e a m for the third straight year. T h e 6-1 guard, a virtual iron m a n with 8 7 consecutive starts in the backcourt, led H o p e in scoring each of his four seasons. H e fouled out of just one g a m e in his entire career and scored in double figures in 7 7 of his 8 7 varsity games. K n o w n b y fans as "Shinny", he goes into the record b ooks as the best outcourt shooter in H o p e history. "I don't think w e ’ve ever had anyone w h o could c o m b i n e the abilities to get the ball, then handle it o n the floor, and then shoot it," reviews coach Russ DeVette. Shinabarger ended his career as the second highest scorer in both H o p e and M I A A history, a feat surpassed only by another H o p e great, Floyd Brady.
ALL-TIME HOPE S C O R E R S Player Floyd Brady D a n Shinabarger Paul Benes Jim Vander Hill Warren Vander Hill Clare V a n Wieren R a y Rilsema B o b Hendrickson Glenn V a n Wieren Marty S no ap
Seasons 64-68 68-72 55-59 59-63 56-60 62-66 56-60 51-55 60-64 68-72
Points 2,004 1,841 1,741 1,638 1,575 1,524 1,510 1,351 1,139 1,004
/umnner bheabre come/ bo hope college H o p e College will present four pro ductions this s u m m e r in the airconditioned DeWitt Student and Cultural Center. T h e productions will salute the American theatre and will be presented by a semi-professional c o m p a n y support ed b y H o p e students. Season c o u p o n s are currently o n sale through the theatre department. June 28-29-30 July 1 -4-5-6-7-S FORTY-FIVE MINUTES F R O M B R O A D W A Y A rousing, patriotic musical written b y the Y an ke e Doodle D a n d y himself. July 12-13-14-15-18-19-20-21-22 AH, W I L D E R N E S S ! A sentimental c o m e d y around the painful joy of being y ou ng by the "Father of American Drama". July 26-27-28-29 August 1 -2-3^-5 THREE M EN ON A HORSE O n e of the most successful comedies of the American Theatre . . . recently revived on Broadway. August 9-10-11 -12-15-16-17-18-19 KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY A vigorous native musical about hot-tempered Pieter Stuyvesant and the Dutch settlement, " N i e u w Amsterdam".
Yugoslavian Study P r o g r a m Is Unique
H o p e College will initiate an innovative foreign study program this s u m m e r which introduces American college students to the spirit as well as political, social and e c o n o m i c realities of the peoples of Yugoslavia. " I n the past d e c a d e A merican undergraduates have been able to take part in a variety of serious academic programs in Western Europe, but u p until now similar o p Prof. Petrovich portunities have not existed in Eastern Europe," says Dr. Paul Fried, Director of International Education at Hope. " W e believe our students need to study and observe the cultural and social patterns of a post-peasant society which is undergoing rapid political, social and e conomic changes." " T h e format of the Dubrovnik program offers a radical change from programs conduct ed b y other American colleges," said Dr. Fried. " M a n y of the present programs available to the American student desiring experience abroad closely parallel course offerings on the American campus. O u r program, however, will combine applied theatre, sculpture and painting with the traditional language and history studies course." For the past 1 6 years, H o p e has conducted s u m m e r sessions in Vienna, Austria as part of its regular academic program. Courses o n East European history and short study tours have been part of the Vienna program since 1962. In 1964, H o p e was asked to serve as "agent college" for the Yugoslav-American exchange program of the Great Lakes Colleges Associa tion ( G L C A ) . A s a result, H o p e students and faculty have been increasingly involved in academic contacts in Yugoslavia and with students a nd faculty from there w h o have c o m e to the United States. T h e n e w s u m m e r session in Dubrovnik was m a d e possible b y a $22,232 grant from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Michael Petrovich, assistant professor of history at Hope, will serve as director of the project. A native of Jugoslavia, Petrovich has been o n the H o p e faculty since 1966. H e heads the Balkan Area Studies program of the college and supervises the teaching of Serbo-Croatian. Prior to joining the H o p e faculty Petrovich was for five years a State Department inter preter and escort officer for East European visitors to the U.S. Last year he was nominated
by H E W to serve on its International Education Institute panel of readers. " Unique" is the w o r d Petrovich repeats w h e n talking of the n e w program. It is unique, he says • because it is the only program of its kind in Yugoslavia offered b y an American college providing for study of the Byzantine influence on the Balkans. • because of the Renaissance heritage of the Republic of Dubrovnik and politically caught between Venice and the O t t o m a n Empire, and the m o d e r n reality of Yugoslavia similarly caught between East and West. • because Yugoslavia "is a socialist country with a post-peasant society striving to develop h u m a n i s m within the socialism," and because h u m a n i s m was the heart of the Renaissance and Dubrovnik w as the only place on the Balkan peninsula influenced by the Renaissance. • because of the location of the s u m m e r session in Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful and historic spots o n the sunny Adriatic coast. T h e "uniqueness" of this last point almost causes s o m e embarrassment for Petrovich and Fried w h o explained, " For a ny on e w h o k n o ws anything about Yugoslavia, saying y o u are going to have a s u m m e r school in the Dubrovnik area is like saying you're going to have a special winter session in Acapulco. People think it will probably b e basket weaving and that sort of thing." Despite the ideal location, the s u m m e r session will involve serious academic work. Participation in the 1972 program will be limited to 3 0 undergraduate students from H o p e and other colleges and universities select ed on the basis of academic and personal qualifications. T h e program will conclude with a per formance and study tour from July 31 to August 14, w h e n students will travel to three or four small communities in the interior of Yugoslavia. Here they will present an American d r a ma in a bilingual production, live with local families, study customs and cultural a c c o m plishments. T h e performance and study tour will be directed by Donald Finn, chairman of the H o p e theatre department. Finn w as a faculty participant in the G L C A Yugoslav Urban Studies Seminar the s u m m e r of 1970. Last year he directed the U.S. premiere of the Yugoslav play Hallelujah b y Djordje Lebovich at Hope. Assisting Prof. Finn in the preparation of the co-language production will be Dr. Nikola Koljevic, professor of English Literature at the University of Sarajevo, w h o spent the 1970-71 academic year at H o p e and other G L C A c a m puses as an H E W consultant in Balkan Studies.
President Elect V a n Wy l e n will A d d r e s s Alumni Dinner T h e June 3 A l u m n i D a y Dinner will have special appeal for alumni, parents, and friends as President Elect and Mrs. G o r d o n J. V a n W y l e n are introduced to this branch of the H o p e family for the first time. Dr. V a n W y l e n has expressed his anticipation of this privilege and its importance to his n e w position. J o h n C. Schrier of Muskegon, presi dent of the A l u m n i Association, will preside and present the Distinguished A l u m n u s / a Awards. Exciting as the program promises to be for H o p e m e n and w o m e n , the fact that Dr. Van Wylen Phelps Dining Hall is to be air c o n ditioned in time for the dinner will add a long desired dimension to the event. Annually the weather has gone into the 9 0 degree range just o n A l u m n i Day. Gratitude of the alumni to the administration for air-conditioning will be evident! Dinner re servations before M a y 2 5 will be appreciated.
Reunions T h e Class of 1 9 2 7 will h onor its c u s t o m of meeting at n o o n at Point West. T h e Fifty-Year Circle will get-together in the Conference R o o m at Phelps Hall at five o'clock. Chancellor V a n d e r Lugt will be on h a n d to greet this distinguished and loyal group of H o p e m e n and w o m e n . All other five-year reunion classes will convene at Marigold Lodge in W a u k a z o o W o o d s . Tables for each class will be m a r k e d and a b o x lunch will be prepared b y the College food service at a cost of $1.60 per person, payable at the Lodge. T h e seven acre estate will provide a perfect setting for one grand H o p e College picnic for the nine classes. T o add to the festivity. Dr. Cotter Tharin of the Geology D e p artment will be o n h a n d with the H o p e craft H O P E I to give mini cruises o n Lake Macatawa. Reunioners are requested to use the shuttle bus f r o m the A l u m n i House, 112 East 12th Street. Parking is almost impossible at Marigold. T h e bus will leave the A l u m n i H o u s e between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will return f r o m 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Baccalaureate T h e Reverend J o h n E. Buteyn, secretary for W orld Ministries for the R e f o r m e d Church in America, will be the speaker at the Baccalaureate service on Sunday, June 4, at 2:30 p.m. in D i m n e n t Memorial Chapel. Mr. Buteyn is a H o p e alumnus, class of 1936. H e received his theological education at Western Seminary, graduat ing in 1939. T h e honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree will be conferred u p o n Mr. Buteyn at C o m m e n c e m e n t .
Dr. Vander Lugt
T h e 107th c o m m e n c e m e n t exercises for graduating seniors will be held M o n day, June 5, at 10 a.m. in the Holland Civic Center. Chancellor William Vander Lugt will be the speaker. Approximately 4 0 0 seniors will receive diplomas. Graduates a n d their families are invited to the Chancellor's breakfast in the Pine Grove on the c a m p u s f r o m 7-9 a.m.
Class of 1 9 2 2 Meinte S c h u u r m a n s Lillian V a n D y k e
Class of 1 9 4 7 Elaine M e e u s e n D e Pree Russell D e Vette
Class of 1 9 2 7 Jay W a b e k e Marie D e C o o k Saunders Ruth V a n Kersen H o f f m y e r Nelie D e Valois Van't Hof Adrian G. Buys
Class of 1 9 5 2 Roy Lumsden Marjorie Mulder Bocks
Class of 1 9 3 2 Bernice M o l l e m a Dykstra Elizabeth Arendshorst Klaasen
Class of 1 9 5 7 M a r y Alice Ritsema Judith Baar
Class of 1 9 3 7 Hildegarde Bos Scheerhorn Ruth Allen Jones Charles Steketee
Class of 1 9 6 2 Pat Winchester Vanderbilt Terry H o f m e y e r
Class of 1 9 4 2 Jack & Jeanette Rylaarsdam Baas
Class of 1 9 6 7 David V a n d e r Wei
Distinguished G r a d s to be H o n o r e d at Alumni D a y Dinner
1 9 7 2 C o m m e n c e m e n t Calendar Saturday, June 3 Alumni Board Meeting — Presidents Room, Graves, 9 a.m. Class Reunions 50 Year Circle — Phelps Lounge, 5 p.m. Class of 1927 — Point West, 12 Noon Classes of 1922, 1932, 1937, 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1967 - Marigold Lodge, 12 Noon to 5 p.m. ALUMNI D A Y DINNER - Phelps Dining Hall, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4 Communion Service — Dimnent Chapel, 10 a.m. BACCALAUREATE — Dimnent Chapel, 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 5 Chancellor's Breakfast — Pine Grove, 7-9 a.m. 107th C O M M E N C E M E N T - Civic Center, 10 a.m.
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Lee H. W e n k e , 60' — Director of Development, serves as coordinator of the College's F u n d Raising and College Relations program. In this capacity he is directly responsible for maintaining an d strength ening Hope's relationship to the R e formed Church in America, national foundations, corporations, and e d uca tional agencies sponsoring grants for scholarship and research purposes. W e n k e w o r k s directly with Hope's President, the Board of Trustees, and a nationwide n e t work of volunteers, w h o seek to p r o m o t e the College to its various constituencies. H e also serves as coordinator of the major fund drives, w hich are launched f r o m time to time with the assistance of professional fund raising counsel in an effort to secure financial support for specific projects. For the past several years, W e n k e has traveled widely throughout the United States m a k i n g presentations o n Hope's higher education program to foundations, corporations, interest ed churches and philanthropists w h o share Hope's conviction that education should be offered in the context of a moral dimension. Questions concerning Hope's overall D e v e l o p m e n t program and opportunities for contributions to the College m a y be directed to Lee b y calling or writing T h e Office of Deve l o p m e n t at the College. M a n y gifts can be m a d e in a w a y that assists not only the College in carrying out its programs, but also offer financial and tax advantages to the donor. N o r m T i m m e r , '38 — Director of the A n n u a l Fund, is re sponsible for the organization and development of a program of solicitation of unrestricted funds for Hope's operational budget. Unrestricted funds are the lifeblood of all independent colleges. Tuition and fees d o not cover the d a y - t o - d a y cost of operating the College. Contributions m a k e u p the difference. Because of loyal alumni, churches, parents, friends, busi ness leaders and foundations, H o p e College has been able to operate within a deficit-free budget during the past years. Approximately one-fifth of Hope's $6,000,000 annual opera tional budget is contributed income. N o r m w o u l d be the first to say it is not a o n e m a n operation. Heading u p the Annual F u n d this year as national chairman is Jack D e Witt, '32, retired C hairman of the Board of Big D u t c h m a n , Zeeland, Michigan. A n d assisting in the A l u m n i category are over sixty class representatives and thirty area chairman — all volunteers, f r o m coast to coast. T h o m a s L. Renner '67 — Director of Information Services, serves as coordinator of the College's Public Relations and Publications program. In this capacity T o m keeps the public informed concerning the activities and programs of H o p e College and assumes a leadership role in telling the H o p e College story. T o m serves as editor of the H o p e College Newsletter, which is published five times a year, administers the College n e w s bureau, w hich informs local and national n e w s media of c a m p u s events and college programs, and serves the faculty and staff in publicizing their professional activities. H e also coordinates the preparation of all major publications of the College including the Catalog. T h e success of his efforts are demonstrated in the national recognition which the College has received for its educational program and the very positive image w hich educators and laymen continue to have of Hope's program of higher education. Questions concerning the activities of H o p e College, the events scheduled o n our c a m p u s and information about our respective programs m a y be directed to T o m b y calling or writing the Office of D e v e l o p m e n t at H o p e College.
Development Program Dev e l o p m e n t is a coordinated effort o n the part of an educational institution to foster the necessary understanding of and support for its programs. This is especially necessary for private colleges since they were founded to remain as free as possible from governmental influence and dominance, and therefore are denied direct tax support. A t H o p e College the Deve l o p m e n t Program w a s established with t w o main objectives in mind; to inform interested individuals of our program of Christian higher education in order to gain increased acceptance of our philosophy and goals, and to enlist the financial support of those w h o sympathize with our o b jectives in order that the College m a y improve its educational programs. In 1 9 6 6 the Board of Trustees inaugurated a 10 million dollar Centennial Decade Master Plan for the capital development of H o p e College. During that s a m e year President V a n d e r Werf established an office of Deve l o p m e n t to provide leadership in
Five Y e a r s of C h a n g e at H o p e
Enrollment Size of Faculty Total Operating Budget Annual F u n d Gifts Capital Gifts Endowment Capital Holdings
1966-67 1,777 90 S 3,884,182 S 562,270 S 183,717 S 2,001,190 $10,315,185
1971-72 2,101 148 S 5,715,120 S 701,500 S 1,219,658 S 2,266,979 $16,214,000
Applying business climbs out H o p e College is operating in the black, expanding its student body, raising salaries, and engaging in an extensive building program at a time w h e n other private colleges are tightening their belts. In the course of launching a 10-year SI0-million building program, H o p e has wiped out a S 2 8 5. 00 0 deficit in less than three years, nearly doubled its operating budget, and added to its faculty and student body. It has been able to d o this by bringing in a financial executive from industry to put the college's program on a business basis, according to H u g h D e Free, president of the board of trustees. Since Clarence J. Handlogten, executive vice-president, c a m e to H o p e in 1966, the college's debt not only has been wiped out, Mr. D e Free said, but the budget has been balanced. T h e school cleared up its deficit a year ago, completed last year with an 580,000 surplus, and projects a balanced budget for this year. With the introduction of planning and budgeting, the student b ody has grown from 1,700 in 1 9 6 6 to 2,100 today. T h e operating budget has been increased from S3.4 million to about S 6 million — not including the cost of n e w buildings. In the five years since business practices were introduced to budgeting and accounting, the faculty has been increased from 9 0 to 148, with total salaries u p from $ 788,000 to $1,587,650, and the average salary raised from nearly $8,750 to about $11,260 before the President's wage-price freeze w e n t into effect. Tuition, which defrays 8 0 percent of the cost of an education at Hope, has been raised gradually, In 1 9 6 6 tuition, room, and board c ame to $1,700; it is n o w about $2,600, still the lowest of any within the Great Lakes Colleges Association. T w e n t y percent of the operating budget c om es from contributions, grants, endowments, and other sources. M o r e than 6 0 percent of the students receive s o m e form of aid — scholarships, jobs, or loans. Since 1 966 scholarship funds have risen by about 3 0 0 percent, to m o r e than $327,000. Analyzing the problems of H o p e w h e n he c a m e in from industry,
Promotes Hope Image advancing the College's promotional programs, both in the F u n d Raising and Public Relations. T h e success of this effort to date has been striking. T h e national image of H o p e continues as a high quality, church related college which is progressing at a time w h e n m a n y private colleges are unsure of their futures. This fact was d o c u m e n t e d in a recent Christian Science Monitor article which singled out H o p e College for its exemplary efforts in maintaining a balanced budget while expanding and improving educational programs. While m a n y colleges and universities have suffered a loss of confidence a m o n g their constituency, H o p e continues to m a i n tain the strong and loyal support of its Alumni, Friends, and the R e f o r m e d Church in America. N o w h e r e is the evidence of Hope's progress and the continued loyalty of Hope's constituency m o r e visible than in the increased contributions being m a d e to H o p e College. Financial support for the Annual F u n d increased 2 4 % f r o m 1 9 6 6 to 1971, and in that s a m e period Capital Gifts to the College increased 5 6 5 % . While m a n y institutions of higher education are having difficulty meeting their day-to-day expenses, H o p e College has continued its vigorous building program and has completed various projects in its Master Plan for D e v e l o p m e n t o n schedule while operating within a balanced budget. Dykstra Hall w a s completed in 1967, Brumler Hall in 1969, Wichers Hall of Music in 1970, and the DeWitt Student and Cultural Center in 1971. Construction of a n e w Academic-Science Center began this year and is scheduled for completion at the beginning of the 1 9 7 3 academic year. Plans are n o w being formulated for a n e w Physical Education Center, which will complete the major projects in the Centennial Decade Master Plan.
The Christian Science M onitor Saturday, January 29, 1972
practices, Hope of the red Mr. Handlogten said that the college had not been basing its fiscal policies on e conomic planning. H e introduced the concept of a 10-year forecast, with all of the college departments being held within their budgets, as is the practice of business. " A businesslike approach is not really foreign to nonprofit organizations," Mr. Handlogten explained. " A college is a business. Tight controls are necessary. "Unfortunately, our product is not something that w e can see. W e are talking about creation of something in the minds and lives of young people, and m a y b e to s o m e degree in a few of us older people, too. "Because w e cannot see the product, there is a danger of being accused of interfering with education w h e n w e speak about efficiency and production. But the effective use of resources is in no w a y interfer ing with education. T h e faculty has been very cooperative in accepting this view." Mr. Handlogten recalled that the t w o decades after World W a r II were the "golden years" for higher education, with m o n e y relatively easy to get from the government and foundations. Education was the "in" thing. With the development of racial a nd inner-city problems, however, and m o r e recently ecological issues, higher education has lost s o m e of its glamour as far as s o m e of the chief sources of income are concerned. Therefore, Mr. Handlogten noted, H o p e has been bucking a trend since 1966. While other schools have been going into the red, H o p e has been emerging into the black. Higher tuition provided part of the answer, he acknowledged, but at the same time, m o r e careful business practices and stepped-up fund-raising activities have also been of major importance. " W e found that w e had to d o s o m e planning and so w e got busy," he said. " W e got our shop in order. " N o w w e are at a time w h e n perhaps all of higher education, public and private, is under severe pressures. But w e have d o n e s o m e things to establish where H o p e is today, where w e w a n t to go and where w e can realistically try to be in the next 10 years."
Marian Anderson Stryker, '31 — Director of Alumni Relations and Secretary of the H o p e College A l u m n i Association is affec tionately k n o w n to thousands of H o p e A l u m n i all over the world. Serving in her 26th year at Hope, Marian continues her primary respon sibility for maintaining close relations with our A l u m n i through the A l u m n i Clubs, a n d the personal relationships that she has established. Marian is o n virtually a first n a m e basis with every H o p e A l u m n u s . T h r o u g h the Alumni Magazine she keeps t h e m informed of the activities and progress of the College and in the Class Notes, she keeps A l u m n i informed of one another. Marian is also responsible for coordinating the activities of the S e c o n d Century Club, w h i c h was organized to give recognition to those having offered meritorious support and service to the College. She conducts annual A l u m n i tours for interested A l u m n i and Friends of the College, and maintains the A l u m n i Archives. Marian is often referred to as the Perle Mesta of H o p e College, having been designated the official hostess of the college. Marian has received national recognition for the outstanding A l u m n i program that she has conducted for m o r e than t w o decades. In 1 9 6 6 the United States Steel Foundation awarded H o p e College the coveted Mobius Strip A w a r d for outstanding A l u m n i support. Year-after-year H o p e College ranks a m o n g the leaders of small colleges in the nation in the percentage of A l u m n i contributors and ranks well above the average in the a m o u n t contributed b y each of our Alumni. This reflects the great A l u m n i loyalty which Marian has stimulated. Marian, beloved b y all w h o k n o w her, serves as a repository of knowledge concerning H o p e A l u m n i and the programs of the College. Should y o u desire information about H o p e A l u m n i activities, club meetings, reunions, H o m e c o m i n g events, or the state of the College, call or write her at the A l u m n i H o u s e where she is always available and eager to serve. William K. Stone, Director of Planned Giving, is responsible for developing and operating a planned giving program at H o p e College. T h e purpose of this program is to encourage A l u m n i and Friends of H o p e to m a k e e n d o w m e n t gifts to the college. A deferred gift is one in w hich the donor retains the right to receive a certain income from the gift for life, after which the gift reverts to the College e n d o w ment. Various types of deferred giving are available including the Gift Annuity, the Pooled Life I n c o m e Fund, the Charitable Remainder Unitrust, and the Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust. T h e Planned Giving Program will also inform A l u m n i and Friends of gift provision that can be included in their wills, gifts of Insurance Policies, and gifts of property such as homes. Bill is assisted in this w o r k b y the Trust and Legacies C o m m i t t e e c o m p o s e d of 19 A l u m n i and Friends of H o p e College. Plans are being m a d e to enlist a representative f r o m each pre-1945 class to c o m m u n i c a t e b y letter with his classmates on the various opportunities in Planned Giving. Bill is an expert in planned giving and A l u m n i and Friends of H o p e are encouraged to explore the various opportunities to support the College through these programs. T h e H o p e College e n d o w m e n t needs enlarging to insure the continuation of H o p e as a viable College offering the finest educational opportunities to y o u n g people. If y o u have any questions o n your estate, the tax benefits of giving, or on deferred giving programs contact Bill at the D e v e l o p m e n t Office by calling or writing. His advice is free, will be offered in strict confidence and without obligation.
academic personnel and physical property of the College. T h e directory w as prepared b y Mrs. Marian A. Stryker, alumni secretary. Directories have been mailed to persons w h o reserved a copy in advance. A limited n u m b e r of unreserved copies are available and m a y be obtained b y sending $ 2 to the H o p e College A lu mn i House, 1 12 east 12th street, Holland, Mich. 49423. • • • Two members of the Hope wrestling team were named to the all-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) honor squad. Heavyweight Kevin Boerman, a freshman from Muskegon, Mich., and Rich VanderUnd, a junior from Grand Rapids, Mich., each won their weight divisions. VanderUnd won the 142-pound division for the second straight year.
N E W S IN B R I E F . . .
S o p h o m o r e Paul Bach of Sheboygan, Wise, was c ro wn ed the national extemporaneous c h a mp io n at the T o u r n a m e n t of Finalists foren sics meet at DePaul University the w e e k e n d of April 21-22. Bach w as selected from 8 8 speakers w h o represented 2 7 colleges and universities from 15 states. T o qualify for the tournament every speaker had to have reached the finals of a 10 school tournament during the past school year. T h e son of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Bach, Paul spoke on the topic " Ca mp ai gn '72". •
Hope has expanded its career planning and placement services for students. Mrs. Myra Zuverink has been appointed director of the new Career Planning and Place ment Center which merges the services of the former teacher placement and vocationalplace ment offices and will provide an expanded program of assistance to Hope students in career choice and planning. The Center provides a centralizedpoint for disseminating information to students about employment opportunities, provide career counseling and assist students in job placement. •
T h e n e w A lu mn i Directory is off the press! T h e 3 42 page directory contains the names of 14,800 living alumni in alphabetical and geographical order as well as a class section of all graduates a nd active former students. A highlight of the directory is the C h r o n o logical M e m o r a n d a section which records the
T w o faculty m e m b e r s have been awarded a fellowship by the Great Lakes Colleges Associa tion ( G L C A ) to participate in the third annual faculty seminar in Yugoslavia this summer. Dr. Earl Curry, associate professor of history, and Robert Grant,instructor in library science and humanities librarian, will spend the s u m m e r working on a variety of projects concerning urban development in that country. •
Members of the Hope forensics team claim ed the biggest victory in their history this spring gaining sweepstakes honors in the Pi Kappa Delta Province Convention at Gatlinburg, Tenn. The tournament included students from 40 colleges and universities from West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio, North Carolina, Mississippi, Michigan, Indiana, Georgia and Florida. Hope ended with 182 points, seven ahead of Marietta College of Ohio. Next was CarsonNewman University of Tennessee with 140 and Ohio Northern with 137. Paul Bach, a sophomore from Sheboygan, Wise., won "superior” honors in the discussion category while Joan Lautenschleger, a sopho more from Dorr, Mich., received a "superior" award in extemporaneous speaking. Molly Gates, a junior from Litchfield. Mich., won an "excellent" rating in persuasion. Other Hope students who competed in cluded Paul Christenson, a sophomore from Dearborn, Mich., and Chad Busk, a sophomore from Grand Rapids, Mich., in debate and after dinner speaking; Karen Kent, a senior from Mayville, N. Y., in interpretation.
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“Mrs. T ” Retires as H o u s e Mother M ary Tellman, "Mrs. T " to the m o r e than 3,000 H o p e w o m e n she has lived with during her 2 2 years as head resident o n campus, is retiring at the close of the school year. W h e n Mrs. Tellman c a m e to the c a m p u s to be "house mother" at Voorhees Hall in 1950, her w o r k included seeing that all Voorhees girls sign out after 8 p.m. and, of course, sign in u p o n return and "late minutes" had to be dealt with. Freshman girls had one free night (could leave the d o r m after 8) a week, sophomores, two. All lights had to be out at 11 p.m. T o d a y in 1972, with key privilege and the 1 8 year majority law, there are no hours, n o rules. Mrs. Tellman served in Voorhees until 1 960 w h e n she was selected to be head resident at the then n e w Phelps Hall. She has continued there for 12 years. In Phelps she has a family of 1 60 w o m e n , in Voorhees she had 11 0. O n e of the great delights of Mary's years at H o p e has been her w o r k as w o m e n ' s counselor on the Chapel Choir tours. T h e eastern tour this year was her 15th annual trip; she also a c c o m panied t h e m to Europe in 1 967 a nd to the White House in 1970. Because of her presence in the dormitory during the s u m m e r months, she has been a natural hostess to n umerous families w h o came for the science a nd m a t h institutes. W h e n Mary c a m e to the c a m p u s in 1950, her daughters Joan and Sally were ages 12 and 10. N o w both girls are H o p e graduates and teachers; Joan in the Holland, Mich. West Ottawa system, Sally in O k e m o s , Mich. Joan’s son and daughter, Nick and Meredith Robbert, are highlights in their grandmother's life. W h a t of the future for Mary? She's looking forward to a n e w career. A certified and licensed graphoanalyst, M a r y is planning to use her time in this profession which is n o w coming into focus and being increasingly used by public school and college counselors a nd m a n y other areas of counseling, b y psychologists, psychia trists, personnel directors, police departments and m a n y other fields. Asked to evaluate her years at Hope, Mary replied " 2 2 years of n o dull m o m e n t s a nd I've loved it all."
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