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New Center Bears Lubber's



The new Humanities and Social Sciences named in honor of President Emeritus Irwin J. Lubbers, seventh president of Hope College. A testimonial dinner honoring Irwin and MargaretLubbers will be held Friday, Oct.

Center will be

18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Phelps Hall dining

room. Renovation of the former science building is expected to be completed in time for the second semester of the current year. The Center will house the Departments of Communications, Economics and Business Administration, English, History, Political Science and Religion.

The Center, renovatedat a cost of $360,000, will contain 11 classrooms including two outfitted for multi-mediaand video purposes, three secretarialareas and offices for approximately48 faculty members. The college’saudio visual department will be headquarteredthere. When Dr. Lubbers assumed the presidency of Hope in 1945, he found himself in charge of an institutionsuffering the aftermaths of the years of war— an inadequate physical campus, a small student body, and a limited endowment.In addition, the college was virtuallyunknown

outside the confines of the


church consistuency. Within the 18 years of “the Lubbers era,” Hope was transformed into an accredited, confident college boasting an efficient, modern campus. Through his courage, insight, and imaginative leadership,Dr. Lubbers proved himself to be the man for that season of Hope’s history, for the post-war years were unmistakablydecisive ones for the college’s future.

The war years had left the college with a 1944-45 enrollmentof 312. Only through stringent economy measures was Hope able to maintain even this small number of students. In the fall of 1945, 401 students enrolled. By the 1947-48 school year, enrollment numbered more than 1200. In three years the student body had increased 400 percent. The college was ill-prepared to handle such changes. But Dr. Lubbers, perhaps a result of his many sessions of chess-playing but more probably stemming from his strong religiousconviction that men are placed on earth to serve, refused to be overwhelmed and took up the challenge with enthusiasm. Dr. Lubbers sensed quickly that if the continued on page 8

Enrollment at Alltime High The student body for the fall semester climbed to an all-timehigh according to registrar Jon Huisken. The headcount of 2,198 includes 2,011 fulltime and 187 part-time students. Enrollment

General Fund Contributions Increase by 18 Percent eral purposes during the



year increased 18% from the previous year according to Kurt Van Genderefi, Director of Development. Gifts for general (unrestricted)purposes for the year ending June 30 totaled

$673,236 as compared to contributions of $571,412 during the previous year. • The goal for gifts to general purposes for 73-74 was $670,000. President Gordon J. Van Wylen noted that realizationof the goal was the result of a commitment by alumni and friends of Hope College to a personal involvementin the life and mis-

contributed $283,935 as compared to

The increase is a direct result of

endowment increasing its book

enrollmentlast fall dropped 19 stu-

“Through the effectivework of the Admissions Office and the involvementof faculty, students, alumni and friends,the enrollmentpicture is bright,” noted President Van Wylen.

“We are thankful to all those who have worked to make the increase possible.We are convinced that an increasing number of students seek an undergraduate, residential

value to $2,832,604. Total gifts for all purposes (unrestricted

and restricted)in 73-74 were $1,447,920 as compared to $2,324,993 in 72-73. The decrease in total giving is attributed to

a vigor-

ous admissions program during 1973-74 dents from the previous year.

$258,351. Other contributions to the general fund by category with the previous year’s giving in parentheses were parents and friends $59,373 ($44,395), business and industry $85,992 ($46,115), and foundations $74,773 ($84,254). The College received $121,155 in 73-74 for the

year ago was 2,105—1 ,900 as



Contributions to Hope College for gen-


fulltime students and 205 on a part-time


college which emphasizesacademic excellence and also offers a personal, valueoriented education such as that at Hope.”

The breakdownby

classes with last

sion of the College.

very large annuity agreementsthat were

year’s total in parentheses are: freshmen

The College’sAlumni Fund, headed by national chairman Jack DeWitt of Zeeland, raised $169,163 during 73-74 as compared to $139,297 the previous year. Congregations of the Reformed Church in America

written in 1972-73.

638 (575), sophomores 556 (558), juniors 537 (487), seniors 307 (304) and special

During 73-74 $766,427 was received in gifts and pledges for the Build Hope Fund, bringing the total at the end of the year to

$5,244,612,59% of the $8,850,000 goal.

students 160 (181).

There are 55 students from foreign countries representing Canada, Colombia,

Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico,

New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Qatar, Rhodesia,Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. The freshman class, second largest in the history of the College, consists of 296 men and 289 women from 25 states. Fifty-four percent of the class are from Michigan with eight per cent each from New York and New Jersey and nine per cent from Illinois. Approximately 30 per cent of the freshmen have some previous alumni connection while 37 per cent stated that their church preference is the Reformed Church in America. The average high school grade point average was 3.15 on a four point scale and 50 percent of the class ranked in the top quarter of their class. The average College Entrance Examination Board scholastic Micronesia,

aptitude test (S.A.T.) verbal score was


while the S.A.T. math average was 535.

The average American College Testing (A.C.T.) composite was 24. The Admissions staff will visit approximately 800 high schools during the fall and winter months. Alumni and friends who wish to recommend potential Hope students are encouraged to contact die Office of Admissions.



PROGRAM Gerber ProductsCorporation of Fremont, Mich, has donated


Campus Scene


College has been awarded

a $28,100 grant by the National


Present plans call for the research to culminate in experiments which explore the effects of being exposed to others’ attitudes in




The appointment of Kurt Van Genderen as Director of Development has been announced by President Gordon J. Van Wylen. Van Genderen succeeds Robert De Young who, in addition to

people read the results of public opinion polls. This hew project is an outgrowth of experimentson the effects of group discussion conducted by Dr. Myers since joining the Hope faculty in 1967. This

his responsibilities as Vice Presi-

research has yielded 20 publica-

dent for Student Affairs,served as

tions and submitted papers during

interim Director of

Development since last December.

the past five years, most co-

authored by Hope psychology students. One of the findings has been the discovery of some situations in which people, after being exposed to others’ opinions, tend to make more polarized responses rather than conforming to the average of others’ opinions. Three previous grants, one from the National Instituteof Mental Health and two from the National Science Foundation, have made this research program possible. Funds from the new grant will support the research participation of Hope psychology students, will fund supplies and other costs of the research, and will partially release Dr. Myers from other duties for the next two years.


Van Genederen joined the staff last February as Director of Planned Giving and Assistant Director of Development. He is a 1963 Hope graduate. A native of Colorado,he received his Masters degree in business and administration from Dartmouth



Van Genederen also announced the reorganization of the college’s ,

alumni office with the recent retirementof Mrs. Marian Stryker, alumni executive secretary.Vem J. Schipper, Director of the College’s Build

Hope fund raising

drive, will coordinate personal

alumni affairs while Thomas L. Renner, will be responsible for the Alumni Magazine .

Hope College

September/October 1974 Published for Alumni, Friends and Parents of Hope College. Should you receive more than one copy, please pass it on to someone in your community. An overlap of Hope College constituencies makes duplication sometimes unavoidable. Vol. 5, No.




Official publication: news from year by




became availableas a


Dejong, Edward Mackiewicz




published four times a

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Gerber audio-visual department. The equipment will be located in two multi-mediaclassrooms in the Lubbers Hall for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The multi-mediarooms will double as televisionstudios, since the rooms will be equipped with overhead grids for the hanging of lightinginstruments and microphones. Between the rooms will be a control booth, which will also house film and slide projec-

Pictured at Neuer Markt, Vienna are Lynn Bauer, Dr. Richard Sickinger

and Lester

Dr. Sickinger


A Frederick Cottrell Science Research Grant of $9,140 has been awarded to Hope by the Research Corporationto support the work of Dr. Ralph Ockerse, professor of biology. Funds from the grant will be

commented that Snow Scholar-

he regards the new

ships as important aspects of the


first Esther

M. Snow schol-

arship awards to be given to


students were presented by Dr.


a college like

Hope. He said that

scholarship program would


be a two-way street— helping

Americans to study

in Vienna, Austria in


Vienna, De-

just as the Jack and Marlies

July. Receiving the one thousand schilling scholarships were

international exchange program of he was pleased to see that this

Austrian Institute,at a special




Richard Sickinger, Director of the


Witt Scholarship established a


years ago, had helped young Aus-


Bauer, a sophomore from Bridge-

trians to

study at Hope College.

port, Mich, and Lester Hill, a junior from Flemington,N.J.

The scholarships were given in memory of Mrs. Esther M. Snow, a long-time


of the


used to support Dr. Ockerse’s re-

College faculty, who played a vital

search on plant growth regulation

role in developing the program of

and will involve several undergraduatestudents over a two-year

the Vienna


School. Dur-

ing the years between 1957

UPWARD BOUND CONTINUES ON CAMPUS Hope has been awarded an $81,800 grant by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare to continue its Upward


program for fiscal 1974-75.


Upward Bound

a pre-college


1965 she became

“The aim of this work will be to determine the way in which such biologicalcatalystsas peroxidases influence the growth and developmental processes in plants

and friend to hundreds of stu-

preparatory program designed to

dents and an enthusiastic cham-

generate the skills and motivation

pion of Vienna. When Mrs. Snow passed

necessary for success in education

a trusted advisor


earlier this year her family, stu-

as well as the levels of certain hor-

dents and friends established a

mones in these plants,” said Dr. Ockerse. This past summer, three students conducted their research under the grant. Jean Lambert, a junior from Pontiac, Mich., exam-

scholarship fund in her

ined the distribution of peroxidase enzymes in the nuclei of

the program of the Hope College

peas which she has isolatedfrom

Vienna Summer School.

the plant cells. Paul DeWeese, a

sophomore from Muskegon, Mich., studied the relation of these peroxidase enzymes to the metabolism of the hormone indoleacetic acid. The research of Steve Van Doomik, a senior from Hamilton, Mich., concerned the influence of several hormones on the

Editorial Assistant: Eileen Verduin Beyer

Photo Credits: John Kobus,


result of reorganization of the

The project, “Attitudinal Effects of Exposure to Others’ Attitudes,” will begin with laboratory experimentswhich investigatethe conditions under which people change their attitudes after learning about other people’s attitudes.


The addition of the color equipment to the college’sexisting black and white televisionsystem will enable the communication department to broaden its servicesto the campus and Holland community according to Dr. Jack Hopkins, chairman of the communication department. The equipment will also have potential in the use of programming for the proposed cable television system for Holland. The donation consists of two color cameras and videotapere-


the area of attitudinalstudies.



monitors, and a special effects

the research of David Myers, asso-

real life contexts, such as

$14,000 to Hope for use by the communication department in its radio and television at over

corders, 12 lighting instruments,

Science Foundation to support ciate professor of

color televisionequipment valued

enzyme invertase.Invertase


From or

memory. one

the income of the fund,

more awards are to be


each year to Hope students

75 students, 60 of them regular

they could clearly benefit from

high school students in grades 10-

the experience of participatingin

12, and 15 students who have dropped out of high school who now seek a G.E.D. diploma or re-

Dr. Sickinger served as a ber of the



School faculty during the early years of the program in Austria,


he came to


and love


Dr. Sickinger challenged the recipall

other students parti-

summer sesbecome “ambas-

cipating in the 1974 sion in Vienna to

standing”, making friends for


as Mrs.

Snow had done, some

sented a paper on the resultsof

and carrying back with them

work at the annual meetings of the American Society of Plant

of the European culturalheritage

Physiologists,held at Cornell University.


Snow did when she returned to Hope College after her summers in Vienna. as Mrs.

College welcomes



Mrs. Snow. In his brief remarks ients and

entrance to high school.

Hope Vienna Summer

control of sugar in plants. Earlier


This year’s program consists of

record and interestsindicate that

sadors of international under-

summer. Van Doomik pre-

beyond high school among young people from low-income backgrounds and inadequatesecondary school preparation. Hope College has providedthe program since 1969.


plays an important role in the in the


column. We are especiallyinterested in opinions about the College and items of general concern to alumni, parents and friends. The Editor reserves in the "Letters"

the right to use portions of letters

when space requirementsprevent printing their entirety.Letters not intended for publication should indicate so. Please address mail to:

News from Hope College Editor, Office of College Relations, Hope College, Holland,

MI 49423.

news from Hope College-September/October, 1974





math of yesterday’s pie. While the cake cools, Mrs. Brink whips up her frosting, taking a littleextra time to beat it .to a consistency firm enough to withstandthis warm day. Within minutes, the cake has been assembled and, as our photographer licks the bowl, Mrs. Brink adds a few artful swirls to the basic product of her labors. The trimmings are next. “The decorating is strictly a personal, creative thing. It’s

what really makes the cake look homebaked,” Mrs. Brink confides. Having decided on a yellow frosting for contrast, Mrs. Brink


ceeds to write

her pastry tube and pro-

“Happy Birthday” in


sprightly and, to Mrs. Brink’s relief, legible script.

Mrs. Brink’s eight year old son comes to share in the festivities. A sprinkling of flowers adds a merry touch. Soon



pears that Mrs. Brink and her pastry tube can’t stop! Every bit of frosting finally finds its way to the cake. Mrs. Brink gives the creation a final critical gaze and then packs it away in the carton donated by DuMond’s, a local bakery. Later Mrs. Brink drives to Hope and is seen ringing the bell of Connie’s college

Thursday, August 29, dawned clear and at Hope. Within a few hours, the sun drowsily made its way through the thick barrier of branches, warming the Pine Grove that was soon to become a thor-


oughfare for students bustling to find their classrooms, adjust their class schedules, and greet friends not seen since spring. A pretty typical day at Hope in


first week of op-

eration for a new school year.

Through Dumville,


Grove passes Connie junior from Peking, 111. Connie

shares a special secret with this late-

summer’s day, so “average” to most of those around her— August 29 is her birthday. But what can you do when you’re several hundred miles away from home and everyone around you is so busy?— arrange your own party? Soon, even to Connie, this specialday had become pretty average. Meanwhile, severalmiles across town, Barbara Brink, a housewife and mother of four, hurries through her morning chores. When the back door’s slam signifies that the last of the children has made her way outdoors to play, Mrs. Brink settles down to search through her recipe collection for her family-approved white cake recipe and a chocolate fudge frosting she knows to be especiallygood. For, althoughMrs. Brink has never met Connie, she knows Connie’s is

white with chocolate frost-

And, although Mrs. Brink has never met Connie, she knows this is Connie’s birthday. And, althoughMrs. Brink has never met Connie, she is about to spend nearly half her day insuring that Connie’s ing.

day be just a little bit festive. Mrs. Brink


one of 125 women of the

Third Reformed Church of Holland

But let’s get back to Mrs. Brink’s kitchen. Mrs. Brink is hurrying to

this Pine


The college provides the church with a of all out-of-townstudents and their home addresses. A letter is sent inviting parents to “insure a cheery day.” The order form has space to include the choice of cake and any specialmessage desired on the card. The $4 fee is used solely for the work of the church. list


donate their time and ingredients in baking cakes for Hope students away from home. Although most are for birthdays, cakes can be made for any specialoccasion or just for an exciting surprise,according to Mrs. Gerald Tillema, current chairman of the

Cake Service,which has been in operation for 14 years and has produced roughly 4,000 cakes.

remove the

residence. “Hello Connie. On behalf of the Third Reformed Church and your parents,— Happy Birthday!” Friends gather round. “Hey Connie, I didn’t know it was your birthday!” The candles are


the birthday greeting sung,

and as soon as the cake

is cut, the day becomes specialfor Connie, as well as for her lucky friends. But where is Mrs. Brink?— she left some time ago and is now back in her kitchen, doing the last of the cake dishes and making plans for her family’s


delicatelybrowned cake, lest we intruders see her slightly spattered oven, the after-

Photos by Philip Dejong, a sophomore from Macatawa, Mich.

Appoint Divisional Deans The appointment of two faculty memacademic leadership las been announced by Provost David >ers to positions of

darker. Professor George Ralph, chairman of he college’stheatre department,has been ippointed Dean for Humanities and the ‘erforming and Fine Arts while Dr. F. Sheldon Wettack,professor of chemistry,

Theatre Outlines

74-75 Season

In 1970 Dr. Wettack was named the reThe appointments are part of a reorgani- cipient of the prestigious teacher-scholar grant of the Dreyfus Foundation. A physization of the academic administrative cal chemist, Dr. Wettack and his students structure. Upon completion,the reorganihave received grants to support their rezation will include four divisionaldeans reporting to Dr. Marker who was appointed search programs from the National Science Foundation,the Petroleum Research Fund, chief academic officerthis past summer. the Research Corporationand the AmeriRalph, a member of the faculty since can Chemical Society. 1966, was named the recipient of the college’s outstanding professor-educator award (the H.O.P.E.award) in 1971 in a

A powerful drama, the spiritedmusical spiritual Godspell and two originalplays will highlight the 1974-75 productionsof the Hope theatre department. The season opens Oct. 10 with Bertolt Brecht’s war-timedrama Mother Courage. The play runs Oct. 10-12 and 16-19. The world premiereof an originalragtime musical, Bull Moose, will run Dec. 5-7 and 11-14. Bull Moose is a new work by resident playwright Frederick Gaines with an original score by composer Roberta

vote of the graduating class.


He received the B.A. degree from Stanford University, the M. Div. degree from Union Theological Seminary and an M.A. degree from Northwestern University. He is presented a doctoral candidate at Michigan

Pending release of the rights, the third show will be the hit Broadway musical, Godspell. Performance dates are set for Feb. 27— Mar. 1 and Mar. 5-8. Closing the season will be another original work, First Meetings, a contemporary play written and performed by students under the direction of guest artist June Pyskacek of Chicago. The drama will run Apr. 24-26 and Apr. 30— May 3. Miss Pyskacek is most recently noted for her direction of die musical “Grease.” Season coupons for the season are on sale as follows: Adults, $10.00; Senior Citizens, $8.00 and Students, $5.00. General admissionwill be $3.00 for adults and

has been

named Dean

for the Natural and

University of


exas at Austin.

Social Sciences.

State University. In 1971 Ralph was designated a Kellogg Fellow by the W.K. Kellogg and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Michigan to conduct post-


graduate study. Dr. Wettack has been a


of the

faculty since 1967. A Kansas native,he


received the A.B. and M.A. degrees


San Jose State University. He taught high school chemistryin San Jose, Calif, three



years before earning his doctorate from the

$1.50 for students.

74-75 Alumni Drive Class Representatives President Gordon J. Van Wylen has announced the alumni who will represent their

Alumni category of the 1974-75 Annual Fund campaign. This year’s campaign will have a duo-purpose.Alumni are encouraged to maintain their support of the Annual Fund which supports the day-to-day programs of the College. Alumni are also asked to support the Build Hope Capital Fund which is providing funds necessary to complete the College’s campus development program and build a significant classes in the

endowment. “It has been the support of alumni, friends,churches and organizations which have enabled Hope to operate with a balancedbudget these past years,” said President Van Wylen. “It is through unrestricted contributions to the Annual Fund that alumni and friends have expressed their confidencein the on-going programs of the College and their faith in -the Hope tradition. “Gifts to the Build Hope Fund will allow the College to provide the basic physical facilities needed for the foreseeable future and will enhance the continued financial stability of the College.”

The Build Hope Fund has reached 59% of


$8,850,000 goal with $5,244,612 in

pledges and gifts through the 1973-74 fiscal year. Among priority projects of the Build Hope Fund


the completion of financing for

renovation of the former science building into the Lubbers Hall for Humanities and Social Sciences and the raising of

Members of

funds for a new physical educationcenter.

the H-Club, alumni who earned athleticletters while attending Hope, have

contributedor pledged $463,407 towards the PE center. H-Club drive chairman Harvey

1890 Zachary Veldhuis 1909 Hamilton, Michigan 1910 August R. Veenker Santa Monica, California 1911 Flossie Dejong TePaske Morrison,Illinois 1912 Gertrude Hoekje Stegeman Orange City, Iowa 1913 Clarence P. Dame Kalamazoo, Michigan 1914 Charlotte DePree Zeeland, Michigan 1915 Wilma Oxner Whitwam Detroit, Michigan 1916 Janet B. Mulder Holland, Michigan 1917 Gertrude Keppel Vander Broek Holland, Michigan 1918 Ella Atwood Stegeman & James A. Stegeman Muskegon, Michigan 1919 Irene Van Zanten Van Zoeren Kalamazoo, Michigan 1920 George H. Vanderborgh Lakeland,Florida 1921 Myra Manting Weaver Holland, Michigan

1922 Winfield Burggraaff Staten Island, New


1923 Marguerite Schmalfeld Den Herder Zeeland, Michigan 1924 Cornelia Ossewaarde Costing Durham, North Carolina 1926 John J. Ver Beek Holland, Michigan 1927 Clyde H. Geerlings Tucson, Arizona 1928 Frank H. Moser Holland, Michigan 1929 Dirk Mouw Grand Rapids, Michigan 1930 Jac H. Tigelaar Jenison, Michigan 1931 Paul J . Brouwer .


Ohio Klaasen

1932 Russell A. . Holland, Michigan 1933 Alyce Manson Wolf Des Moines, Iowa 1934 Beatrice Visser ten Hoor Holland, Michigan 1935 Arnold Van Zanten Battle Creek, Michigan


Buter of Holland, Mich, noted that commitments have been received from 307 of the

1,200 eligible members. The Annual Fund goal for 1974-75 is $718,000 compared to a $670,000 goal last year. Goals by divisionwith 73-74 giving in parentheses are: Alumni $170,000 ($169,163),Churches $300,000 ($283,935),Parents and Friends $70,000 ($59,373), Business and Industry $85,000 ($85,992) and Foundations $93,000 ($74,773). The number of alumni donors to all funds of the College in 1973-74 increased by 734 persons from the previous year to 3,820. There are 11,756 eligible alumni donors making participation 32%.

A number

showed outstanding participation during the 1973-74 drive acGiving. The Class of 1916, under the leadership of Miss Janet Mulder of Holland, Mich., had 74% class participationwhile the Classes of 1917 and 1924, Mrs. John VanderBroek of Holland, Mich, and Mrs. Cornelia Oostin of Durham, N.C. class representatives,each had 72% participation. The Class of 1964, under the leadership of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Christensen of Sterling, Hts., Mich., had the largestparticipation with 155 classmates making contributions. The Class of 1950, headed by Dr. Don De Witt of Holland, Mich., was next with 131 donors while the Class of 1963, Rev. Jack Cooper of Glenmont, N.Y. as class representacording to J.

of classes

Norman Timmer, Coordinatorof Annual

counted 127 participants. The Class of 1928, headed by Frank Moser of Holland, Mich., contributed the largest amount ($6,872) while members of the Class of 1927, Clyde H. Geerlings of Tucson, Aritive,

zona serving as

class rep.,

1936 Myron H. Kollen Vicksburg, Michigan 1937 Dorothy Parker Luyendyk Muskegon, Michigan 1938 Esther H. Hinkamp New York, New York 1939 Orville Carl Beattie Lake Forest, Illinois 1940 Martha Morgan Thomas Holland, Michigan 1941 Margaret Bilkert Lemmer Kalamazoo, Michigan 1942 Beth E. Marcus New York, New York 1943 Harvey Koop Hamilton, Michigan 1944 Paul W. Dame Kalamazoo, Michigan 1945 Myra Kleis Berry Fairfax, Virginia

1946 Max D. Boersma Grand Rapids, Michigan 1947 Martha H. Felton Grand Rapids, Michigan 1948 James P. Yuk Richmond, Virginia

donated $6,867.

1949 Ernest


Meeu sen

Jackson, Michigan

1950 Donald


De Witt

Holland, Michigan

1951 Lynne Van Weelden Ihrman Holland, Michigan

1952 Richard C. Caldwell Ann Arbor, Michigan 1953 Guy A. Vander Jagt Great Falls, Virginia 1954 Jack Miller Zeeland, Michigan 1955 John C. Schrier Muskegon, Michigan 1956 Marianne Wierks Van Eenenaam Grand Haven, Michigan 1957 Warren W. Kane Arlington, Virginia

1958 Kenneth M. Faber Grand Rapids, Michigan 1959 Vernon D. Kortering Muskegon, Michigan 1960 Roger L. De Vries Jenison, Michigan 1961 Thomas G. Bos Holland, Michigan

1962 Bruce A. Brink Brighton, Michigan 1963 Susan Atkinson Clark Orange, Connecticut 1964 Judy Steegstra Christensen & Charles Christensen Sterling Heights, Michigan 1965 Marion L. Hoekstra Laurel, Maryland 1966 Julie Postmus Berens Livonia, Michigan 1967 Marjorie Jacobs Vandermeer and Albert Vandermeer Royal Oak, Michigan 1968 Mary Piers George Holland, Michigan 1969 Mary Browning VandenBerg Wyoming, Michigan 1970 Timothy Liggett Flint, Michigan 1971 Marshall W. Andstandig Oak Park, Michigan 1972 Johanna Willems Gentel Montague, Michigan 1973 Lynn Walchenbach Hendricks Grandville, Michigan 1974 Barbara Koop Folkert Holland, Michigan

Development Update



Kurt Van Genderen The Hope Development Office



tured this year to encounter one of the greatestfinancialchallenges facing the College in its history.


DEVELOPMENT Office seeks to

provide a balanced program which solicits funds through annual giving,the Build

Hope capitaldrive, a planned gift program which includes life income contracts and wills, and foundationsupport. The College’sAnnual Fund program is most familiarto Hope’s alumni and friends. Under the direction of J. Norman Timmer, Coordinatorof Annual Giving, this program seeks funds to supplement students’ tuition and fees which cover approximately 80% of the school’s operating expenses. Last year, under the able direction of the National Annual Fund Chairman Jack DeWitt, the campaign surpassed its $670,000 goal. In addition to alumni support, church giving played an important role, along with business and industry, friends and foundations.


capital drive, started

two years ago, is a multi-million dollar program for funding much needed buildings and

endowment for the

College. Vem

Schipper, Coordinatorof the Build


Fund, reports that all alumni and friends will be given the opportunityto participate in the Build Hope program this year.


Through the class representative nationwidealumni meetings, alumni and friends will be asked to support letters and

the College’s capitalneeds in addition to continuing their annual fund support.

THE PLANNED GIVING program gives alumni and friends the opportunityto support the College through gifts of appreciated securitiesor life income contracts in the form of annuities,trusts, and pooled income agreements. Advice for estate planning and a provision for wills


also offered

by the College. The planned gift program, possibly the alumni and friends,offers income to the donor now and provides releast familiar to

sources at the College at their passing.

Recognizingthe need for institutionssuch Hope, the federal government has provided for generous tax laws when gifts are made through the planned gift program. FOUNDATIONS play an importantpart as

in the financial picture of the College. Fac-

ulty work with foundationsfor funding academic programs,while the Development Office seeks support of the College’s capital needs.

Alumni and friends play the future


Mother Courage



powerful ballad drama


a vital role in

of this College. This

College, and you can be proud of





ask each of you to prayerfully consider the various opportunities of supporting




10-12, 16-19


a ragtime musical-world premiere



5 -7,

College through its development program.


GrOdSpell a spirited

(pending release)

and spiritual musical






First Meetings ’75


a contemporary, original work APRIL 24-26, APRIL 30 -MAY 3


The purchase of a season coupon entitles you to three admissions one to each production, three to a single performance or any other combination.

Nader Challenges Students: 'Think, Dare, Experiment Consumer advocate Ralph Nader recentHope students to rid themselves of “the epidemic of boredom, which is a disease on the body of human fulfillment” and make their college years “throbbing

solving the problems of the


ly urged

state and

with involvement, challenge, commitment,

tion Sept. 5, the first of the college’snew

He described the college period in one’s and told students: “You’ll never again have the opportunity to have the time and the freedom to ponder, think, dare, experiment and carve out the kind of life you want to lead, both professionallyand outside of your job hours in

Campus Community Hour, a time


determination, and achievement.”

Nader addressed an


convocaset aside

by students, faculty and staff to share and discuss matters of campus, national and internationalconcern.

Nader spoke to an audience which filled Dimnent Memorial Chapel on the topic, “Restructuring the American Political System,” citing the main projects requiring reform as: the elimination of government secrecy, the restructuringof the campaign financing system, and the curtailment of presidentialpowers. “However, beneath all these reforms,” Nader emphasized,“there must be a national resurgence of civic involvementin news from







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Nader received a standing ovation following his hour and 45 minute address and remained to answer student-posedquestions and distributeforms regarding Student Public Interest Research Groups, local student consumer organizations patterened on the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) which Nader established in Washington D.G in 1970. According to Jim Beran, Student Congress president, student reaction to Nader’s visit was “very positive” and approximately 100 signed up to receive further informationregarding Student Public Interest Research Groups.

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Pick Alma

Hope’s defendingMichigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association


(MIAA) football

are the choice of league

to repeat as the crown bearer this


34 returning lettermen including five

OutstandingScot returnees include senior end Doug Fillmore of Hope, Mich., senior denfensive tackle Keith Froelich of

Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich, artd senior defensive end Keith Wilson of Clawson, Mich. Fillmore and Froelich were all-MIAA performers last


Albion used the 1973 season to rebuild football program under new coach Frank Joranko and the result is 41 returning lettermen to camp this fall. The Britons its


players coach Smith looks to the

Kalamazoo, under veteran coach Ed



experience in higher education. Other re-

the first of a series of articles in

which Admissions Director Thomas D. La Baugh will delve into the value of a college

turns, both tangible and intangible,must


fected? Are divorce rates different for col-

league statistically last fall outscoring their

anced offensive attack. The Hornets have

foes 133-31 while leading the conferencein

severalveterans in the backfield including

both defense and offense. The team’s rushing performance (258 yards a game) was ranked among the nation’s top 10 small

fullback Dennis Kane, a senior from

be considered. Is one’s later family life af-


on private liberal arts colleges and even harder on Admissions Directors in those colleges who are primarily responsible for at-


lege graduates

written today concerningthe

decline in higher educationenrollments,

and the myriad reasons for the imminent decline. Such forebodingcomes down hard



rushed for 360 yards last


Adrian will be attemptingto rebound from a winless 1973 league campaign for second year coach Tom Heckert. The Bulldogs feature junior Jim Allshouse of Grass Lake, Mich, who was the nation’s second leading small college punter last fall, averaging 42.9 yards per boot.

Non-leagueaction itineraries of all

when the

Olivet will build


kegon, Mich,

The nucleus of the Hope team revolves around five returning all-leaguers. They include sophomore offensive end Dave Teater of Columbus, Ohio, senior fullback Chuck Brooks of Glen Bumie, Md., junior defensive tackle Craig Van Tuinen of Grand Rapids, Mich., junior defensive end Bob Lees of Pompton Lakes, N.J. and junior middle guard Dave Yeiter of Lowell,

and nongraduates?Does a college degree really touch and alter attitudes, critical thinking and value orientation? A look at some answers may help many draw satisfactoryconclusions to the


Baker, could feature the league’s most bal-




while Schleicher and Wil-


son earned the honor in 1972.

The Flying Dutchmen dominated the



against the league.

league schedule with enthusiasm.

Why Go


ished 5-4 overall, but slipped to just 2-3


Coach Ray Smith’s Flying Dutchmen were picked as the pre-season favoriteby coaches during the MIAA’s seventh annual football press day at Alma College. Next in the voting was Olivet while Albion and Alma tied in votes for third place and Kalamazooand Adrian were deadlocked for fifth. Hope’s championship campaign a year ago was the college’s first in a decade. With


will be seeking to recover

worst season in a decade. The Scots fin-




dominate the

schools until Oct. 5

week conferenceschedule

begins. Hope opens league play at

squad around 31


home games

returning lettermen, mostly sophomores

followed by consecutive

and juniors. The offense has 10 returning

against Adrian and Albion. Then the

regulars,but the defensive line must be re-

Dutchmen travel

nagging question of the value of a college

built at six of seven positions accordingto

cluding league action against Olivet at


coach Doug Kay.


to Kalamazoo before con-

tracting the high school senior to the college.


common mode


of operation for

these esoteric “barkers”is to present the

oppommities of the particularinstitution, usually in the form of individualized programs, hopefully to entice students into

Almanac) Recent figuresshow


will never hear the story; that part of

cash. According to U.S. News & World Re-

American public who

port it does “pay” to go to college;the “average lifetime income for a man with

question of




raise the legitimate

go to college?”

A time when the Ameri-

income resultingfrom

a college education,

but radio and televisiontoday brag about high income jobs with one or two years of vocational training,telling America

Franklin’s wisdom

holding true today in terms of cold, hard

a college degree is estimated at

anticipated a better job or higher


don’t need four years of college to get a

$758,000 compared with $479,000 for male high school graduate and $444,000 for one who only finished elementary school.” IN SHORT, the college graduate can assume an average income of more than an


good paying job.” Such may be the truth, but is it the whole truth? Good paying

additional quarter of a million dollars dur-

jobs, yes, but better paying jobs are rarely

55% above the mean income of individuals completingonly a high school education. A survey of more than 9,000 college graduates by Haveman and West compares average incomes of college graduates with the median income of the male population as a whole and finds the college grads not only earning more money, almost from the first year on the job, but they continueto

mentioned. And are there not other values of a college education?It seems that admissions “reps” must first provide answers to these questions before donning their straw hat and cane to sing and dance about their

own on


Hopefully,colleges are having an impact their young people as they pass through

ing his lifetime and raise his

JCTOBER *8 TWO GENERATIONS OF BRUBECK; Civic Center, 10 Music Department

8:15 p.m.

Recital;Wichers Auditorium, 7:00 pan.

10-12 “Mother Courage”; DeWitt Cultural Center M. T., 8:15 p.m. 11 Senior Recital; Constance Moore, soprano; Wichers Auditorium, 8:15 p.m. 3 Faculty Chamber Music Concert; Wichers Auditorium, 3:00 p.m. 16-19 “Mother Courage”; DeWitt Cultural Center M. T., 8:15 p.m. 18 Kletz Concert:Hope College Band; DeWitt Cultural Center-Kletz, 8:15 p.m. 20 Homecoming Music Department Recital Dimnent Chapel, 3:00 pan. *28 THE NATIONAL PLAYERS; DeWitt Cultural Center M. T., 8:15 p.m. *29 THE NATIONAL PLAYERS; Civic Center, 8:15 p.m. 31 Recital: Edward Brewer, harpsichoridist;Wichers Auditorium, 8:15 p.m. 1


40VEMBER 1 HarpsichordWorkshop: Edward Brewer; Wichers Auditorium, 9:30 a.m. and

mean income

become older, the

the ivy covered walls into “real life.” As

“get wealthier” as they

the questions of relevance grow and enroll-

average man’s income declining after age

ments decline, the impact of college and

forty-five.Graduates in their thirties are



“An investmentin knowledge pays the best interest. ” (Benjamin Franklin— Poor

may be successful in converting some members of a captive audience, but there is a much larger group who enrollment. One

Cultural Calendar

significanceneeds study and updating.

better than twice as well off as the average

Questions on the saleabilityof the degree in the market place are commonly and rightly raised. Does it help secure jobs, and if so are they better paying jobs than those with no degree? What about intangibles like job satisfactionand contributions to society? The college educationis a major investmentand one must understandthe return on investmentto assure that time and money are well spent in college. BUT THE JOB MARKET is only one design woven in the fabric of a four year

male bread-winner. Graduates beyond fifty years of age . . “were 184% better off— in other words, doing nearly three times as well as average.” The graduates exceed the non-graduatesnot only in terms of dollar figures, but also in age by age comparisons. In subsequent issues we will look at the “return on investment”of a college degree, the impact on job satisfaction,family and “extra-community” activity, and conclude with the affects of a college educationon one’s attitudes and critical thinking ability.

1 Faculty Recital: Francis Hopper, harpsichord, assistedby Robert Ritsema, viola da gamba; Wichers Auditorium, 8:15 p.m. 5 Concert:Hope College Orchestra; Dimnent Chapel, 8:15 p.m. 7 Music Department Student Recital; Dimnent Chapel, 7:00 p.m. 8 Senior Recital: Bruce Geyer, clarinetist, and student ensembles; Wichers Auditorium, 8:15 p.m.

13 Voice Workshop: Ank Reinders, soprano; 14 Recital: Ank Reinders, soprano; Dimnent *15'





Chapel, 8:15 p.m.

Dimnent Chapel, 8:15 p.m.

Senior Recital: Lynn Zick, flute, and Scott Harthome, oboe; Wichers Auditorium, 8:15 p.m.

17 Faculty Chamber Music Concert; Wichers Auditorium, 8:15 p.m. 20 Concert:Hope College Band; DeWitt Cultural Center M. T., 7:30 p.m. 22 Senior Recital: Robert VanderVen, pianisti Dimnent Chapel, 8:15 p.m. 26 CollegiumMusicum Singers; Wichers Auditorium, 8:15 p.m.


DECEMBER t5-7 “Bull Moose”; DeWitt Cultural Center M. T., 8:15 p.m. 8 ChristmasVespers; Dimnent Chapel, 2:00, 4:30, and 8:00 p.m. (Complimentary ticketswill be honored until 15 minutes before each service.) tll-14 “Bull Moose”; DeWitt Cultural Center M. T., 8:15 pun. 12 Messiah ; Dimnent Chapel, 8:00 p.m.

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women continueto gain stature in national athletic circles, Hope College has also been expanding its women ’s sports program in order to offer the best possible agenda to interested coeds. According to Cindy Bean, assistant professor of physical education, the women’s sports financial budget has been increased significantlyduring the past few years, allowing the department to broaden its program, “althoughthere still is a ways to go, ” adds Sandy Parker, assistantprofessor of physical education. Some of the biggest changes noted by Bean are: a greater number of participating women, a larger competitive schedule, and better and more equipment.Also, Bean informs, there is now a more equal use of facilities by Hope men and women athletes.“The established philosophy at Hope has become that sport is an educational experience for every athlete in every sport,

she explains.

Hope offers field hockey, volleyball,basketball,archery, and tennis as varsity sports for women. “We have an insufficientcoaching staff to provide any more competitivesports at this time, but this is certainly one of our goals for the future," Bean emPresently


“Our sports program can only get stronger because of our women


attitude,” Bean

maintains. “Our athletes are taking themselves more seriously.They have a desire to win, dedication, and a willingness to try hard. ”

However, most Hope women athletes do not align themselves with the popular “Billy Jean King philosophy" which sees sports as an opportunityfor sexual combat, according to Bean. “Our athletes want to show they can be women in spite of their sport," she reports. Parker adds: “Our women go into sports mostly just for the pleasure of competing, just like

men do!"

A continuedfrom page

Dr. Lubbers encouraged faculty


become engaged in

bers to

confidencein the type of quality educationshe was offering— a confidence strong enough to overcome challenges,

These types of pursuits were relatively unprecedented at Hope and difficult to accomplishbecause of budget limitationsand heavy teaching loads. Dr. Lubbers’ encouragement often took the form of aiding in securing funds. These scholarly activities soon paid off in acquiring more recognition of Hope by the larger academic world. The great increase of students necessitated the hiring of many new faculty mem-

stimulate growth, and finally achieve distinction. Let us examine the various measures Dr. Lubbers took to achieve this goal.


The Immediate College Community During the

first few years of Dr.

Lubwere housed in barracks and an ancient remodeled junior high school. Many students were served meals in nearby buildings being leased by the college. The G.I. student bulge had occurred with such rapidity,the organization of even this somewhat makeshiftcampus had required a high level of ingenuity and practicality. In these early years, when the factors of time and money made the erection of permanent buildings an impossibility, Dr. Lubbers was quick to realize the virtues of fresh paint, trimmed lawns, and new floors, ceilings and lighting. He is remembered as having said, “If we don’t have a campus of unusual splendor, let’s at least make it clean!” One of his main goals, however, became to provide a first-rate campus, adequate to meet the students’ educational and living needs. The Korean War brought enrollments down temporarily, giving the college a chance to catch her breath and assess her immediate and future requirements. During this period, Durfee Hall and the central •heating plant were constructed. The late 50’s and early 60’s heralded a second enrollmentrush, as “war babies” reached college age. In 1956, a major program of physical expansion was initiated, resulting in the construction of the John B. Nykerk Music Hall and Snow Auditorium, Kollen Hall, Phelps Hall, and Van Zoeren Library; the acquisition and development of Van Raalte Athletic Fields;the modernibers’ term, students

zation of Carnegie


and the re-

modeling of Graves Hall. In addition, when Lubbers retired, Gilmore Hall and the fraternity complex were under construction. Thus, during the Lubbers era, Hope’s campus experienceda total renovation and became a place where students could live and work with pride. But Dr. Lubbers realized that fine buildings were not the only student need to be filled. He established the first health center, realizingthat this was a responsibilitythe college owed her students. Long before the days of a counseling center, Dr. Lubbers opened his office door to students, whether their needs be individual or


professional ac-

tivities of research and study.

bers. Hope included




during Lubbers’ presidency.



ing the



method of

necessary to furnish the


dorm. Since then, this annual event has continuedto provide considerable funds for the college’s furnishing and decorating needs, while also bringing Hope to the churches’ attention and promoting goodwill between the college and congregations. Both Dr. and Mrs. Lubbers had a role in bringing the Women’s League to this level of success.


its faculty, for Dr.

Lubbers believed the

key to success for an educational institution is a combination of tension and tolerance: tension being the spirit of individuality leading to creativity,and tolerance

the tempering attitude which permits the

acceptanceof ideas from others. This presidential philosophygave rise to a feeling of great unity


the faculty, for



nized individual worth and yet implied

equanimity. It is

small wonder that

members hired



during the Lubbers era

many Hope becoming an

stayed on with the college for


for not only was


tion they could be proud to be a part of,


also a school


which, through Lubbers,

appreciated and affirmed their efforts.

2) The

The City of Holland



During the Lubbers era, stronger ties between the college and its hosting community developed. Dr. Lubbers,by the very nature of his personality, contributed significantlyto this end. Every morning, despite his busy schedule, Lubbers strolled downtown to a local restaurant and shared coffee with the Holland citizens. Often these sessions were simply relaxing coffee kletzes,but sometimes they provided unique opportunities to share the college’s needs with interested businessmen. Dr. Lubbers also introduceda community council. Comprised of 35 Holland citizens, this council met frequently with the president to discuss mutual problems and their possible solutions. Research projects undertaken by faculty

members often

Dr. Lubbers believed that informed and loyal alumni could be a source of great strength to the college.Therefore, he ap-

mainuin affection for





The Church Dr. Lubbers also wanted to strengthen

give rise to a sense of pride which would in

Hope’s ties with the church. This was a

turn prompt every student to produce his

challenging goal in a period

best effort.

edied this impractical situation by carving

churches were questioning the social practice of campus dances. Dr. Lubbers, however, was an apt public speaker, and armed with a supply of anecdotesas well as his convictions concerningHope’s importance, was often able to sway even the most skep-

offices from classrooms, for he realized the

tical audiences.

necessity of creating a more professional atmosphere for the college’sstaff.

in existence since 1925,

room and

office. Dr.


to serve dually as his class-

Lubbers quickly rem-




when many

The Women’s League for Hope College, emerged as an

Hope fund has been

spondence from the Lubbers to the alumni office best sums up his present sute: “No! Margaret and Irwin Lubbers have not been incapaciutedby old age or infirmity.We have been busy!” Despite his talents and achievements, Dr. Lubbers is basically a humble man. He has never taken his reassurance from the praise of men, but rather from the scripture verse which has guided him through all his pursuits: “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct thy paths.” In this context, we hope, Dr. Lubbers, that you will accept these tributes from a few of the many who have known and worked with you through the years:

resulted in providing ser-


thening the developing ties. Hope’s bur-

at the

geoning sports program also activated Holland’s enthusiasm, and soon citizenswere

I was being interviewed in regard to my coming to Hope College as President. After the questioning had proceeded for perhaps an hour and was obviously coming to a conclusion, Dr. Lubbers asked his first and only question: “Are you so convinced that this is the right step for you and that this is what you are called to do, that when the going gets rough and there are pressures from many sides and criticismsfrom many quarters, that you will never say to yourself, ‘Why did I ever allow myself to get

other college presidents to establish the


d k

vices to the community, further streng-

for expression.


any “formula” existed for Dr. Lub-

assigned a


occur periodically.In 1970 he delivered

invaluable.Perhaps a recent piece of corre-


Dr. Lubbers was equally concerned with

strong. Trips to visit friends and associates

ance with the Build

Several years after taking office, Dr. Lubbers worked cooperatively with four

faculty needs. In 1945, each teacher


the fall convocationaddress. His active alli-

mater, and this affection deserves avenues

among students, it had one main component—concern for the students’ needs, for this concern would

Thus we see that Dr. Lubbers successHope through one of its most difficult periods as it attempted to merge with a growing, modem community of academic institutions.By instilling confidence, he uught the college to face the problems ahead. He uught that periods of crisis can also be periods of opportunity,and this spirit continues today to serve as an impetus for continued growth and betterment. Upon his departure from Hope, Dr. Lubbers was elected president of the Iowa Association of Private Colleges and Universities.His ties with Hope remain fully led

pointed both a director and a secretary of alumni relations,and in 1947 instigatedthe publishing of a quarterly alumni magazine. The presence of many alumni chapters across the country today is evidence to support Dr. Lubbers’ belief that Hope grad-

bers’ position of respect

During this period, the college also earned accreditation by the National Association for the Accreditation of Teacher Education,the American Association of University Women, the American Chemical Society, and the National Association of Schools of Music, increasing both the college’s suture and renown. In addition, Hope was included in several academic rating studies,including the 1957 Chicago Tribune survey which placed Hope among the ten best coed liberal arts colleges in the nation. Although Dr. Lubbers shared the colleges enthusiasm over this honor, he also responded by posing the question, “On a pedestal or on the spot?”, realizingthe responsibilitiesand implications of Hope’s acquired position in national academic cir-


Another method Dr. Lubbers used to tune in on campus feeling was the popular Presidential Luncheons, where a cross-sectionof the student body was given the opportunity to periodically communicate their needs and opinions to the president.These sessions were very informal, the only rule of order being: “No one may quote anyone If

able only in larger universities.


pletion of Durfee Hall, the League adopted the Village Square as


educational opportunities formerly avail-

amazingly strong fund-raising organization


college were to survive,Hope must develop a sense of

Lubbers Center

Fitting T ribute:

cheering as loudly as students at sports events.


The Larger Academic World

Michigan Colleges Foundation, an organization whose purpose is to jointly solicit funds from private industry for non-tax supported institutionsof higher education. This type of plan



operates similarly in

first contact with Dr. Lubbers was Board of Trustees meeting at which

into this position?’.”


heart was knit to Irwin Lubbers in

the very asking of this question. Here was a

1948 it was an innovaunheard-ofway of raising money. The first few years of operation were demanding and often disappointing, but Dr. Lubbers wisely nurtured the group and watched it become increasingly successful. In 1960, at Dr. Lubbers suggestion, Hope joined the Great Lakes Colleges Association,an organization which enables member colleges to cooperatein providing states, but in

tive, if not


man who understood the realities of what means to be a college president, and from his experiences knew the thoughts and emotions which frequently take place in the recesses of our minds and souls. Later during the course of these meetings I had opportunityto talk further with Dr. Lubbers and told him how much I appreciated the perceptions and wisdom which were evident in his question, and that I it


a w







Humanities and Social Sciences deft and wise counsel. He was an artist in the complex art of college administration, and was recognized as such by the whole heirarcy of higher education. He knew


up the strengths of those working with him and then using them in ways that would maximize these strengths.He did not lose his poise in the face of contrary opinion or criticism—in fact he seemed to welcome it. Above all he was a person with goals that went beyond himself— to a vision of perfection that was firmly based on his Christian faith. It was this quality above all that kept him young and buoyant and forward looking every day of his presidency. I salute my old colleague and president— the still young Irwin Lubbers. to size

John Hollenbach Professor of English For fifty years


have been observing

Irwin Lubbers’career in higher education.



opportunityfor further conversations with him. He immediately invited Mrs. Van Wylen and me to havt dinner with Mrs. Lubbers and him the evening. We did so, and it proved to be anwnning that both Mrs. Van Wylen and I will al ways treasure.I found Irwin Lubbers wc'dd greatly value the





of great vision,


compassion,delightfulhumor, and deep spiritual insights.

Meeting Mrs. Lubbers was

anl)!q'jially delightfulexperience;

her grace

anflwjarmth enabled us to have a very

meaningfulfriendship on our first meeting. As Mrs. Van Wylen and I traveled back to Ann Arbor that night, we knew that we had been with truly great people. We also realized that to carry on the tradition of excellence which Dr. and Mrs. Lubbers had established would call for our very best efforts, as well as a reliance on the grace of God which was so evident in their lives. My subsequentassociationswith Dr. and Mrs. Lubbers, which have, fortunately, been quite frequent, have only served to

enhance the deep respect and admiration which came from our first meeting. At this very significantoccasion in their lives and in the life of Hope College, I extend to them our sincere gratitude and apprecia-

Not many college presidents have had so broad an impact. We early enlistedhim to help guide the Build Hope Fund and he has been most helpful with his broad acceptance among alumni and friends. The Build Hope Campaign Organization joins in congratulating Dr. and Mrs. Lubbers and the college as Lubbers Hall is so worthily

named and

James M. VerMeulen National Chairman Build Hope Campaign

tion, and our affection and love.

Gordon]. Van Wylen President

When my

father was president of

College, our family

Those of us who know Irwin Lubbers as a teacher, Hope College President and cher-

ished friend never cease to marvel at this inspiringleader,a superb communicator of lofty dreams and bold plans on which to act with confidenceand daring.

Whether you chatted man


man with

the president or listened as he addressed a group,

somehow you

were motivated to

action. His organizational talent was an indispensable assett when he assumed the Presidency of Hope College in 1945.

Innovatedideas were translated into reality and when occasionally one failed for lack of support, Dr. Lubbers,accepted

commendablegrace. With good humored reality he

these reverses with

measured his countless achievements, always accepted with humility and quiet satisfaction. As Hope’s President,Dr. Lubbers employed his many talents with consumate skill for the single purpose of improving educational opportunities for Hope’s students. It

has been


privilegeto enjoy a long

association with the Lubbers and no adequately express



admiration, respect

and affection for Dr. and Mrs. Lumbers. Surely no more suitable tribute can be paid to one of Hope’s “first families” than to recognize Irwin and Margaret by establishing the Irwin J. Lubbers Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Willard C. Wicbers ’32

Secretary Board of Trustees Most of my career at Hope College was spent in an administrative position, working closely with and under Irwin Lubbers.

He was my chief and my mentor. He me to grow by giving me a large measure of freedom to carry out my responsibilities. He helped me to grow by his helped




was immersed in

the life of the institutionto an extent that

seems remarkableto me. The way he worked at his job and the way all of us felt about Hope College reflectedthe kind of commitment he had to the people who made up the institutionand the values that they represented. His philosophyof life is synonymouswith the philosophyrepresented by and symbolized by Hope College. I can’t imagine a better match of a


and an institution.I feel fortunate to

have learned from him and to have a father



always been able to have the highest

respect and affection.

Arend D. Lubbers '53 President, Grand Valley State Colleges

The Alumni office discovered an unusual family situation on campus: five first cousins are now attending Hope.

And of

Two freshmen have


unique story: Kathy Beuker


Audrey Veldman (right) are roommates and their grandmothers were also roommates at Hope 50 years ago.

attendedHope! They are from left to right: freshman Dave Schroeder of Grand Rapids, Mich., son Carl ’53 and Lucille Van Heest ’55 Schroeder, freshman Jim VanHeest of Holland, Mich., son of Cornelius '52 Mary Lou Richards ’54 VanHeest;junior Tim and freshman Greg VanHeest of Delmar, N. Y. sons of Gerald ’49 Eloise Hinkamp ’52 VanHeest,grandsons of Franklin ‘26 and Edith Dings ’31 Hinkamp; and freshman Don DeYoung New York City, son of Don ’52 and JacquelineVanHeest ’52 their parents all


and and of


Audrey and Kathy did not arrange this situation,and they were as delighted as their grandmothers upon receiving their

roommate assignments.

The Hope family of third and fourth generation students 1 5 new members this fall. Pictured above are-. (Front row) Robin Stoppels of Grand Rapids, Mich., daughterof Robert ’51 and June Donster ’52 Stoppels, granddaughter of Rev. Charles Stoppels ’15; Kathy Beuker of Bloomfield, Mich., daughter of John T. Beuker ’52, granddaughterof Margaret Trompen ’24 Beuker; Gary Camp of Waterloo, Belgium, son of Irene Heemstra ’49 Camp, grandson of Clarence ’19 and Marie Welling ’18 Heemstra,greatgrandson of the late Rev. Gerrit Heemstra ’25; Audrey Veldman of Austin, Tex., daughter of Donald J. ’53 and Janet Soeter ’56 Veldman, granddaughterof Harold E. ’21 and Pearl Paalman ’24 Veldman, great-granddaughter of the late Henry J. Veldman 1892; Kirk Haverkamp of Hanover, Ind., grandson of the late Anthony Haverkamp ’08. Standingare Tom Kempers ofRocb, Minn., son of Roger ’49 and Marcia Denherder ’50 Kempers, grandson of John ’21 and Mabel VanDyk ’24 Kempers and of the late Rev. Henry Hospers ’16 and Della Hospers DenHerder'18; John Van Zanten of Clarendon Hills, III., son of Smith Craig ’50 and Judith Mulder ’49 VanZanten, grandson of Bernard J. ’19 and Louise Weaver ’20 Mulder; Nancy McCollum of Oak Lawn, III., daughter of John ’50 and Mary Kuit ’50 McCollum, granddaughterof Mable Cobum Kuit ’27; Debbie Hoffman of Grand Rapids, Mi., daughter of Donald W. ’52 and Linda Miner ’55 Hoffman, granddaughterof the late Justin Hoffman '22; Jill and Lynn Berry of Fairfax, Va., daughters of Myra Kleis ’45 Berry, granddaughtersof Clarence Kleis ’19. Not pictured are Nancy Campbell of Grand Rapids, Mich., daughterof Gene '51 and Dolores Freyling ’51 Campbell, granddaughterof Arend J. Freyling; Ruth Hakken of Grand Rapids, Mich., daughterof B. Daniel ’50 and Donna Hoogenhyde ’56 Hakken, granddaughterof Bernard D. Hakken; and Dirk Voorhees of McHenry, III. son of Pauline VanDuine ’52 Voorhees, grandson of Henry J. VanDuine



Alumni News Gatherers Piecing together the alumni news for this edition of News from


College and

future issues of the Alumni Magazine



responsibility.Alumni Assistant Phyllis

Kleder ’73 gathers Class Note and statistical items. Eileen Verduin Beyer ’72 is a new staff assistantin the Office of College Relations, specializingin feature writing.


Renner ’67 is editor of News from College and the Alumni Magazine. If you have news of interestto alumni send it to us. A convenientnews form can be found on page 3 of this issue.





KLEDER ......


alumni of


Sherman High School in Chitton, India.

She wrote: “It was wonderful to see the

many improvements and heart-warmingto note with what great affection people all all their former assoArcot Mission. This is a new day with young churches grown up, but they still belong to our family!”

over the area think of


ciates in the

A $1,000 book fund to promote peace and reconciliationhas been established in

; Van Zoeren library to honor the late Ab! ram J. Muste (1885-1967),internationally


apostle for peace.

Muste’s concern for reforming


society had already taken root while he



student at Hope. In his valedictorian

| address, he told his fellow-graduates: “The f eternal unrest of humanity and the discontent of the soul urge action



the principle of

to action, and in all

1919 Rudolph Hospers writes from Harrisburg, PA.: “I’m still semi-retired from the practice of the law and finding it difficult to

completelylet go of the never retire. What

of peace to the individual.Thus does life’s


simplest law


declaration of pacificism. From this period to the mid-’30’s,Muste


ly involved in reform,

en route to Door County,” they inform.

the labor



us to conflict.”

brought out Muste’s


became increasingworking tirelessly for


In the late ’50’s and early ’60’s,


served as chairman of the Committee for

Rivers and

recreational programs of the College while

Leon Bosch, Ph.D., writes from Evanston, Illinois: “We will be travelling in Europe again this

summer (1974). When


teach in

the Institutefor International Management in Switzerland in

September, Mrs. Bosch

will be ‘doing’ Spain and Portugal.”

and was honored there at an open house in

1930 4314 years in education. For the past fourteen years, Joan has been a counselor at E.E. Fell Junior High School in Holland June, 1974.

1912 at a


celebrating his 90th birthday in June,


Haven Park Nursing Home in Zeeland where he is a resident.Dr. Van Zoeren was pne of the foundersof Chemical Specialties, Inc., which was later taken over by Miles Laboratories, Inc. Those attending the party were some of his former coworkers at the chemicalplant.




of Frank B. Lounsberry,former

vice president and head of research for the

Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp. The Frank B. Lounsberry Educational Foundation was established in the last will and testament of the late Mrs. Marguerite P. Lounsberry. Mrs. Lounsberry,who died March 10, 1973, attended Hope College from 1911-13.A native of Holland, Mrs. Lounsberry resided in Pompano Beach, Fla. at the time of her death. Her husband died in June, 1963. The $47,648 trust will allow Hope to help worthy public high school graduates who would otherwise be financiallyunable to attend college.

Sara Winter Zwemer returned early in

March to Claremont,CA. from a three months visit with old friends in familiar places and die Golden Jubilee celebration news from


and Libby Hillegonds, directors of Hope Summer Alumni Camp, offered a balanced program designed to give participants a broadened perspective of the academic program of the College. The format vxts not structured minute-by-minute, giving participants the opportunityto enjoy the recreational opportunities of Holland, or visit friends and relatives, or just Bill

the first

John Hollenbach,a lecture on Robert Faulkner by English professor Nancy Taylor, an environmentallecture by geology department chairman Dr. Cotter Tharin, a talk on "Art Today” by art department chairman Delbert Michel, a minirecital on the Chapel organs by music professor Roger Davis and a presentation on a unique interdisciplinarystudy program on the pioneer school by English professors Joan Mueller and Elizabeth Reedy. One afternoonwas spent touring the college’sbiology field station with Prof. Paul Van Faasen serving as



plain relax.

A highlight of the Camp was a mini-class program in which participants attended classes"taught"by professors from the departments of math, chemistry, psychology, communications and religion. The group heard several thought provoking lectures during the week. They in-

Participants lived in Kollen Hall and ate

most of

their meals in Phelps Hall.

The 2nd annual Alumni Summer


has been scheduled for next July 28 to


1. Details will be sent

alumni after

Jan. 1 according to alumni coordinator Vern Schipper.

1932 The Rev. Albert us Bossenbroek,of Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., was the guest of honor at a testimonial dinner given by the Synod of New York in March, 1974, marking the anniversary of his 10th year as

executive secretary. Rev. Harold Hoffman and his wife were

honored at a retirement banquet last June, by members of the Grove Reformed Church of North Bergen, N.J., where Rev. Hoffman served as pastor from 1952-1974. Winifred Hager Holkeboer,associate professor of English at Calvin College, writes that her department “recently enjoyed being guests of Hope’s English Dept, and attending one of Hope’s theatre productions.” Albert A. Tarrant Jr. has been chairman of


beautiful vaca-

cluded a lecture on the Middle East by English professor

Ruth VanalsburgCotts writes: “It was my joy to participatein the World-International Congress on Evangehzationin Lausanne, Switzerland last July, through my work at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.” Rev. John Flikkema, of Guttengeig, N.J. just observed the 40th anniversary of his ordination. Rev. Flikkema is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary.

A scholarship fund to help deserving students attend Hope has been created in



destroy himself.



enjoying western Michigan

Joan Vander Werf Brieve has retired from

Van Zoeren library, was honored

A small but enthusiasticgroup of Hope alumni returned to campus in July to participatein the educational, culturaland


G. John Van Zoeren, principal donor to the



NonviolentAction. Opposed to U.S. inViet Nam, Must? spoke across the country and participated in demonstrations, always insisting the peace was the only Christian and humane answer to international conflictand clinging to the hope that man could learn and choose not to

* j

a refreshing pit stop


s volvement in

j ’


Alice and Ben are located between

Muste is best remembered for his contri' butions to the pacifist movement and his affiliation with the Fellowship of Reconciliation and other smaller peace groups. During World War II he championed the rights of conscientious objectors and helped * found the Congress of Racial Equality.




Ben and Alice Van Hattem Jones, of Milwaukee, WL, extend the invitation of “Do drop in!” to all their alumni friends

World War



reigns. Old

learned at Hope fore-

progress on the




closed any possibilityof ever

part of the race and the ultimate warrant



the “Furnishings”committee for the “Isreal” Crane House since it was saved from demolitionin 1965. Built in 1796, the House was remodeled in 1840 into the then fashionable Greek revival style. Documcntcd by the Historic American Buildings

College— September/October,


Pictured from left to right are (front row) Laurie Snow, Mary DeYoung, David Snow, Jim DeYoung, Marie Walvoord, Clara Cobum, Sue Henkes; (second row) Rita Snow, R. Scott Show, Jan Arendsen, Lois VanDam, Esther DeWeerd, Flora Laug; (third row) Arlene Sybesman, Robert Snow, Doris DeYoung, Margery Viswat, Alma Viswat, Tom VanDam, Libby Hillegonds, Herman Laug; (back row) Peter DeYoung, Delbert DeYoung, Herman Viswat, James Lobman, Chris Walvoord, Mrs. Lohman, Bill Hillegonds, Rex Beach, Pearle Beach, Bob Grabman, Pat Grabman.


tion at the Longfellow School in Holland

May. Anne started her teaching career W.K. Kellogg School at Gull Lake, followed by teaching positions in East Grand Rapids and Lagrange, IL. She substituted for severalyears in Holland public last

at the

alumni news

schools before accepting a fulltime position

Survey in 1935, the beautiful Isreal Crane House rated 8 pages of historicalcopy and many colored photos besides the cover of the December 1973 Antiques Magazine. The class note in the Summer Alumni Magazine containedseveral errors for which the writer apologizes. The writer is not as adept at deciphering anyone’s handwriting as she thought herself to be.— Marian Stryker

1934 Rudolph Frundt,

of Holland, has been

elected president of the Grand Rapids

Rotary South for the. coming, year. Active in Rotary since 1957, he has been a manufacturing executive at Amway Corp., Ada, Mich, since 1966. Anne Jackson Notier was honored as a retiring teacher at an open house and recep-

Marriages Neil Becker '72 and Susan Haveman, Aug. 3, 1974, Grand Rapids, Mi. Gene Buder ’51 and Elizabeth Burldnshaw, Jan. 19, 1974, Buffelo, N.Y. Roger Cook '71 and ShellieMidavaine ’72, July 6, 1974, Bluff Point, N.Y. Robert Cordray II and Betty Tanis ’71, June 22, 1974, Chicago,II. Michell Davis and Louise Hughes ’72, July 20, 1974, Banbury, England. David DeVelder ’68 and Joyce Borgman ’72, Aug. 3, 1974, Holland, Mi. Jeremiah Downing and Carol Rowe '68, Aug. 11, 1973, Jersey City, N.J. Harold Fitzgerald II ’73 and Joyce VanAken '73, Aug. 3, 1974; Holland, Mi. Craig Frederick and Sue Wise ’71, Summer, 1974, Saugatuck,Mi. Philip Gorter '69 and Kathy Vander Veen, June 28, 1974, Grand Rapids, Mi. Martin Grit '72 and Diana Lanting, June 2, 1973, Belleville, Mi. Lee Hegstrandand Linda Kozel '69, May 19, 1973, New Haven, Ct. James Burton Hill and Vicki VanEck Knecht '66. April 5, 1974, Grand Rapids, Mi. Bruce Holleboom and Rosemary Van Heukelom ’73, Oct. 2, 1973, Grand Blanc, Mi. Dennis Hunyadi and Jane Colenbrander ’71, August 24, 1974, Kalamazoo, Mi. Bruce Ikawa and Kay Oae ’72, July 8, 1974, Holland, Mi. Thomas Jeltes ’73 and Jane Feldman ’74, August, 1974, Niles,Mi. David Johnson '73 and Kerry Gibson '73, June 22, 1974, Oak Park, II. Donald Ketcham '72 and Emily Meibuhr, Aug. 10, 1974, Mentor, Oh. Brian Koop ’71 and Cathy Walchenbach ’74, June 29, 1974, Holland, Mi. Frank LievenseIII ’72 and Diane Michmerhuizen, Aug. 15, 1974, Holland, . Ray Lindemannand Donna Howitt ’72, August

Mi. .


1974, Philadelphia, Pa.

Josef Mraz and Christa



Sept. 7,

1974, Vienna,Austria. Samuel Ndimbo ’69 and Inviolatha Ngonyani, July 25, 1974, Songea, Tanzania. Brian Paauwe and Susan Wallace ’72, July 3, 1974, HoUand, Mi. Chester Pederson and Susan Neher ’67, Feb. 7, 1970, Smithtown, N.Y. Joseph Perrine and Arline Scheffel ’71, June 15, 1974, Hasbrouck Heights, N.J Darryl Pugh and Diane Fugitt '72, Aug. 10, 1974, Eggertsville,N.Y. Frank Remmelsberger ’67 and Rebecca Pearson, Feb. 9, 1974, Van Nuys, Ca. George Smith and Helen Norlin ’71, July 6, 1974, South Haven, Mi. G. John Tysse ’68 and Janet Betterly, June 22, 1974, Springfield, Ma. Wayne Vander Byl ’71 and Anne Walvoord '73, July 27, 1974, Syracuse N.Y. David Vander Weide ’74 and Jean Langerlaan'74, May 17, 1974, Grand Rapids, Mi. Robert Waehler and Marilyn Failor ’52, Dec. 20, 1973, Massachusetts. Hugh Wassink and Paula Colenbrander ’73, August 13, 1974, Holland, Mi. Carl Westrateand Phyllis Thompson ’70, Aug. 24, 1974, Grand Rapids, Mi. Roger Yokom and Cathie Northouse ’73, 1974, Grand Rapids, Mi. .




Van Raalte School in 1963.



m Miriam Baehr will be spendinga year in Japan doing home evangelism work with the Jacob De Shazers. Ruth Burkett Park worked on a substitute


basis as a child psychologist in California


last year. She has

now moved back to

Michigan and claims, “It’s great to be home in Michigan to stay.” John Piet, Ph.D., professor of English Bible and missions at Western Theological Seminary, was elected president of the Associa-




tion of Professors of Missions at their an-

Dr. Bert

Kempers ’24

nual meeting held at Wheaton Graduate


School last June. Eugene Prins was honored last May, at an open house held by E.E. Fell Junior High School in Holland as a result of his announced retirement. He taught mathematics in the school from 1955 to 1974. Marjorie VanKoevering Prins has retired from her career as an elementary teacher. She began teaching in Zeeland after her graduation from Hope and then moved to Holland where she has been teaching in the Longfellow School for the last 18'A years.

New Mexico. Although

surgical practice in

recently retired


his life is far


sedate, it definitelyhas become sedentary—

upon the back of a horse, that is! Bert and Heneveld ‘2 7 have now been able to devote more time to a hobby they became involved in 15 years agoraising Arabian horses. Although Bert claims he is “really his wife, Harriet

neither a

cowboy nor

saddle tramp



ing from a recent enthusiasticletter to the Alumni Office, the Kempers have taken the

time to discover



“Records indicate that Sultan Nacer Mohammed Ibn Kalaoun (1279-1382)pur- ! chased a mare for 100,000 drachmes ($866,645.00).This spring, a purebred mare was sold for $1 7,500.00. These are exceptions. There are many owners who have far less invested. Because of the vast i 1

increase of purebreds, the price range



fairly reasonable. ”

The Kempers presently own

five Arabi-

ans. Bert describes the stallion as “magnificent”, the mare as “elegant”, but confesses, “The tiny foal


so dainty



fawn-like, he steals your heart away. ”

ground-facts about what he calls “only a

1937 “We




had the right



right time,” were the words of theatre de-

partment chairman George Ralph

“The charm of the Arabian horse

sented a life-timetheatre pass to Dr. Calvin


tracts attention. Their disposition is spirited gentleness, Their action is graceful

as he pre-

VanderWerf, former president of the college, at a ceremony held in the DeWitt Social and Cultural Center in August. Noting that the DeWitt Center and its theatre facility were conceived, planned and funded during Dr. VanderWerf’spresidency, Ralph cited VanderWerf s “vision and his conviction that the arts are an integral part of a liberal education” in commending him for his contribution to the college theatre program. Ralph stressed that the award was also presented in honor of Mrs. VanderWerf, who was unable to attend the ceremony, for her contribution to the Cultural life of the campus and of the Holland community. Dr. VanderWerf was on cam pus. as a guest lecturer for the National Science Foundation chemistryinstitute.


Bert describes his surgicalcareer years as

simple side-venture.” They write:



beauty to behold. Their conformation is


“The Egyptiansas early as 1580 BC used horses with' present day Arabian characteristics,

as evidence by inscriptionsand paint-

ings in

tombs. The Bedouins soon learned

the military use of the horse, being faster at shorter distances and


taught that "every man

shall love his horse. ’

working part-time


Leonard Van Hoven, of Kingston, ML, has been selected president-electof the Michigan Association of School Administrators for 1974-75 and will serve as president 1975-76.

1940 Donald Cordes, executive vice president of Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, was recently named “Outstanding Administrator Of The Year” by the National Association of Health and Welfare Ministrees of the United Methodist Church meeting in San Francisco.

Martha Morgan Thomas was honored in Holland at an open house and reception at the Longfellow School last May, as a result of her announced retirement. She taught at Longfellow for two years and for the last twelve years in Lakeview School.

1942 Louise Essenburg Holler and her husband George are now living in Clear Lake City, TX., where he is associate pastor of the Clear Lake Presbyterian Church. The main



Harriet Kempers


currently Chairman

New Mexico Fed-


eration of Music Clubs, assistingstudent


of Scholarships for the


counseling. Louise

at Clear

Lake Care


1944 Beth Rhebergen Thompson is assistantprofessor of nursing educationat Corning Community College in New York.





1952 Rev.

Gordon DePree

Faces of God, which

Marian Ter Borg Toren, a member of Peace United Church of Christ, St. Paul, was elected moderator of the Minnesota Conference of the United Church of Christ at the conference’s annual meeting last June. Her husband, George, was elected at this same conferenceto serve as lay delegate to their General Synod in 1975 and 1979.


mitted into full membership in the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church by Bishop W. Ralph Ward, Jr. at their annual meeting at the U of Bridgeport, CT.



and his wife Gladys,

of Pawling, N.Y., have written a '



musicians in obtaining financial aid.

thrust of his ministry is


more maneuver-

able than the camel. The Pharaohs and later

“rewardingand crowded with many activities. "After completing his training, he spent 1 Vi years doing mission work in Mexico and Guatemala. He then worked for 10 | years among the American Indians, being one of the first qualified surgeons in Indian Service. After setting up private practice of general surgery, he held many positions of responsibilityin the Albuquerque medical J



being published








Aurora Hobler Purcell is teaching at Light and Life Christian School in Phoenix, Az. Her three children are now ages 10, 11, and

r • *

1954 Post, N.Y.

Gene Goorman, D.D.S., of Macatawa Park, ML, was promoted to Director of Dental Services,Department of Corrections, State of Michigan in May, 1974. Jack Hoekstra was elected president of the Kalamazoo board of educationlast July. One of his immediate goals involves a comparison study of the Kalamazoo system


“We own


and operate a fuel

business and employ about ten



a far

occupationfrom biology.” James and Mary lee Rozeboom ’56 Van Hoeven spent the last year in London, England, where Jim was teaching school.




1951 The Rev. Howard Newton, Pastor of Christ and Asbury-DickinsonUnited Methodist Church in Staten Island, N.Y., received recognition of his elder’s orders and was ad-




Alan Dykema of Spring Lake, Mich, became president of the Western Michigan Veterinary Medical Association last fall.

with other schools systems.



Hope Berger Boychuck writes from Painted




Harper & Row, N.Y.

1957 Arthur Martin has served as pastor of Puna United Church of Christ in Keaau, Hawaii

news from Hope College-September/October, 1974


since January, 1973. <jf



also a

the Hawaii County Planning



$on, serving as chairman this year. For the


past school year, Arthur taught 6th-8th 12th grade social studies at Ka’u High School in Pahala, Hawaii. Marilyn Luidens

Great Falls Crisis Cen24 hour telephonecrisis intervention service. Mr. Vander Aarde writes: “All telephone volunteers are trained for handling all types of calls. This is a totallyvolunteer group serving the community in love.” is

also president of

ter, a


where her husband Philip is now

forming Arts at Northern Illinois U in Dekalb. Diane is busy in church scouts and playing cello in

quartet of faculty wives.


1961 1959

moted to Bibliographic Specialistat Xeroxtoiversity Microfilms in Ann Arbor, ohn Walchenbach was ordainedinto the Ujhited Presbyterian Church in 1971 and has since been pastor for the Waverly United Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh.




v. Robert Vander Aarde of Great Falls, Montana is presently serving as president of Great Falls Area Church Association. He

Priscilla Estell is

William Brookstraof Holland was


president of the Edwin Raphael Co., Inc.

June. Hetty Vos Crews has taken


William Harms was promoted to associate professor of English at Dickinson CoUege

1974. Chuck Truby Ph.D., has left the U.S. Space Program as the Space Sciences Laboratory Manager at Northrup Services,Inc., a NASA Johnson Space Center support contractor,to become associate director of in Carlisle, PA. June,

elected vice-president

of Colorado,Inc. last May. He



lenberg College, Allentown,Pa.


lice reserves.

Wayne Vriesman was

as a secretary at

ber of the educationdepartment at

new position as assistant treasurer for the Synod of the Covenant United Presbyterian Chinch in Columbus, Ohio. DeLoyd Hesselink accepteda position last March as reporter and assistant managing editor with The Interpreter,a Grand Rapids weekly paper. Clarence Schut, of Brooklyn Park, MN., is self-employedas an accountant.He is also serving as an elder in Our Saviours Reformed Church and is a member of the po-



the Bay Haven Marina in Holland. Gail Friesema Farnham is a faculty mem-



committee Montreal.

for the

1960 David and Norma Foster ’70 Clark

are pres-

ently Jiving in Fort Plain, N.Y., where Dave

Dr. William W. Jellema '50 has recently become president of Wartburg College Qowa) and has been hailed as "an educator vf national reputation" by Wartburg’s Board of Regents. For the past year Jellema has been serving as director of a study of independent higher education institutionsin Indiana, identifying the present and future contributions of private higher educationin that state. This study will eventually serve as


model for similarstudies in other states. While executive associate and research director of the Association of


working as

a high school


Colleges (1967-1973),Jellema directed the

“Yes. That’s

Commission on College Administration, the Commission on Liberal Learning, and the Commission on Religion in Higher Edu-

me. I’m not welcoming


He also initiated an annual workshop for new collegepresidents,directed the association’sannual meeting, and conducted a major study of the financial status of private higher education, resultingin

numerous publications including his most recent book. From Red to Black.


guidancecounselor and serving as an elder in the Fort Plain Reformed Church. Norma was teaching 1st grade in the ConajoharieCentral School System until the birth of their daughter last October.She is now a fulltime mother and homemaker and “enjoying it immensely!” Jim Kaat, Chicago White Sox “lefty,” is one of the class pros in the American League and the Fellowshipof Christian Athletes. A 14-year veteran (MinnesotaChicago), Jim has been described as “the wjnningest active lefthander in the majors.” In a recent inverview with FCA’s Christian Athlete magazine Jim was asked: “Can you face the final game easier because you are a Christian?” Jim replied: is





don’t fear

Mary Bosch Boerckel has become active in the James Street Players, a south shore of Long Island community theatre group. She has served as stage manager for Marne and played Aunt Eller in Oklahoma. She is also the vice-chairman of the board of the United Methodist Church Nursery School in West Islip, N.Y. Gerald Nieusma D.D.S., has completed training as an oral surgeon and


ciate pastor at the




Emmanuel Reformed

Paramount, CA. He is active in coordinating educationand youth programs, parish life and family ministrees. in



another field.”

John Kleinheksel received his Master of Theology degree from Western Theological Seminary last May. He is now serving Hope Community Reformed Church in Rockford, II.




president of Valley City State College, Val-

please use the space below to send news about you or your Hope friends.Tell us about

promotions,honors, appointments,marriages, births, travels and hobbies. Use of this form will help guarantee inclusion of your news in an upcoming issue of the magazine.

ley City, North Dakota. Prior to this appointment,DeVries was acting division chairman of education at Indiana State University.

DeVries is the co-author

of an


teaching practices book and a number





Class year .

Check here news notes °



this is a

State _ new address

Zip code



and English journals. In 1962, be received a fellowship grant from the Wall Street Journal, accrediting his work in school publicity,publications and public relations, and received further recognition in 1973 from the Wall Street Journal for his work in school publicity articles in education

and publications.


In 1967 he served as a doctoral research fellow on a U.S. Office of Education pro-

gram for English study. He was included in the 1967 edition of OutstandingYoung Men in America.DeVries is presently associate editor o/ Reading Improvement Maga-



Alumni Office, Hope College, Holland, Michigan 49423

Beth Ellen, Jan. 29, 1974, Oak Park, Mi. Priscilla Hargreaves’54 Baublitz, John Hargreaves, May 23, 1968 and James Christopher, April 22, 1971, Hinsdale, II. David '67 and Carolyn Hart ’68 Bergner, Jonathan David, June 10, 1972 and Christina Lynne, May 2, 1974, MannsviUe,N.Y. Clint ’68 and Martha Blood announce adoption of Jason August,June 3, 1973 and birth of Amy Forbes, May 29, 1974, Petoskey, Mi. William'66 and Cheryl Bouma, Matthew Frank, Grand Rapids, Mi. Roger and Donna Grasman ’69 Brown, Robert Floyd, Nov. 10, 1971 and Daniel Ralph, July 11, 1974, Coopersville, Mi. Ronald and Kathleen Kronemyer’66 Chase, Sharyn Leigh, July 11, 1974, Corning, N.Y. David ’60 and Norma Foster '70 Clark, Kristin Elizabeth, Oct., 1973, Fort Plain, N.Y. William '69 and Janice DeBoer '70 Currie, Jason Saunders, May 24, 1974, Leola, Pa. Richard and Pamela Mayeu '69 Herman, Todd Jacob, Jan. 30, 1974, Indianapolis, In. Layne ’69 and Alice Grand '69 Hill, Jamie WilliamLayne, July 2, 1974, Sault Ste Marie,

Norman Tellier '63 and Nancy Hubright,Beth

Dr. Ted Devries ’56 has been



mander in the U.S. Navy Dental Corp at Portsmouth VA. Naval Hospital. Rev. Stanley Vugteveen is serving as asso-

in baseball for

living in


Marshall ’71 and Nancy Meryl '70 Anstandig,

purpose and when the time comes I feel God will have a reason for me being in


Good Shepherd Re-

in Westland,



Diane Sluyter Wells

formed Church

rectorship of the Proficience Testing Ser-

retirement doesn’t scare

either. I believe God put

nity cases. Rev. Kevin Kronemeyer was recently in-


1974 conventionin

was named “Teacher of the Year” last spring by the senior class of the West Ottawa High School in Holland. James Esther, minister of the First Reformed Church in Rochester, NY, is entering the doctoral program for the doctor of ministry degree in Reformed Worship at Colgate-Rochester Bexley Hall Seminary. Robert Jaehnig has returned to the Holland ' area from Pittsburgh, PA. to assume duties as Ottawa County Friend of the Court, upon appointment by Michigan Governor Wm. G. Milliken.The Friend of the Court assists the Circuit Court in overseeing the protection of children in divorce and pater-

stalled as pastor of

vision News Directors Association, and mittee and co-chairmanof the program

United Methodist Church in Savannah,TN.

TX. His new responsibilities will include direction of the clinical laboratory, food microbiologylaboratory, and assistant divice.


tion of minister of educationat the First

Serafy Laboratories located in Brownsville,

regional board member of the Radio Teleserves as chairman of the membership

Rev. Charles Becher has accepted the posi-

B.J. Berghorst

Timmer is teaching 6th

grade at Lincoln Elementary in Monroe, Ethel Smith VanLare has been pro-



tant dean of the College of Visual and Per-


Elyse, Feb. 28, 1967, Kara Marie, July 31, 1969, and Andrew Michael, July 15, 1973, Albany, N.Y. Paul '64 and Marilyn Kieffer, MichaelPaul, March 24, 1974, Vivian, La. Russ ’72 and Mary Jo Brown ’72 Kieffer, Laura Beth, June 2, 1974, Worthington,Oh. Glenn '68 and Jan Voogd '69 Kooiker,Kevin Glenn, June 9, 1974, Holland, Mi. Hugh and GeorgiaHinzmann ’64 Makens, Brett Alan, Jan. 16, 1974, Lansing, Mi. Chester and Susan Neher ’67 Pedersen, David Todd, Feb. 8, 1972, Smithtown, N.Y. Rohn '69 and Jane Breckenridge’69 Ritzema, Brek John, June 18, 1974, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Jim and Nancy Bush '66 Rottschafer, Sandra Elizabeth, May 13, 1971 and Cindy Renee’, Jan. 29, 1973, Grand Rapids, Mi. James '63 and Linda Selander'64 Schapp, Jon Carl, Nov. 19, 1973, Homewood, II. Phillip '72 and Mary Schaap,Angela Marie, March 29, 1974, HoUand, Mi. Arthur and Artel Newhouse ’59 Scheid announce birth of Sheryl Lynn, April 26, 1966, adoption of Kimberly Sue, Dec. 26, 1969, and birth of Daniel Jay, March 12, 1972, Sheboygan Falls, Wi. Nelson '64 and Linda TeCroney, Aaron Roger, Jan. 17, 1974,Clymer, N.Y. Paul '67 and Cheryl Terpstra, Michael Paul, July 1, 1974, Dexter, Mi. Don ’64 and Carol Roberts '66 Thompson,Andrew James, Aug. 15, 1974, Clay, N.Y. Ken and BarbaraBoer '73 VanderHeide, Julie Rae, April 24, 1974, Kalamazoo, Mi. Mark '70 and BarbaraRyzenga '70 Vander Laan, Aaron Alan, June 25, 1973, Cincinnati, Oh. Jacobus '66 and Emilie Van der Schalk, Blanche Fleur, June 14, 1974, Utrecht, Netherlands. Stephen ’70 and Susan Ward, Adam Whitehall, May 11, 1974, Norcross, Ga. Jack '68 and Debby Waterman, KatherineMargaret, July 11, 1974, Northboro, Ma. Keith and Mary Flikkema '65 Watkin, Sarah Elizabeth, Oct. 5, 1973, Cato, N.Y. Jerry and Mary Richards'69 Watson, John Thomas, April 3, 1974, Philadelphia, Pa. Jack '64 and Ella White, Peter Kirk, June 6, 1974, Jersey City, N.J. Jerry and Priscilla Landreth '61 Wubbels, Melissa Landreth,Feb. 19. 1972, Eaton, Oh.

Joan Van der Veen is working full time at Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut.

society. During his second year he

1969 Thomas Bruggink is finishinghis second

alumni news Janet Cassidy


teaching French and Span-

School in Hague, N.Y. She is also serving as Sunday school superintendantat the Emmanuel Methodist Church. Ralph Jackson of Lexington, Ohio has been named marketing manager for the air conditioning division of the Tappan Company. He was previously the group controlish part-time in the Central

ler of this division.

U of

Roger Abel has accepted a position in the chemistrydepartment at Wofford College in Spartangurg, South Carolina. Paul Hesselink is the chairman of the English department at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, TN. John Stam was named a project leader in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Pfizer Inc. in Groton, CT., July, 1974. He has worked on projects dealing with new antibacterialagents and drugs for the treat-

ment of pulmonary disease. Steve Wilcox is presently studying art at the U of Alabama. His activities are cen-

was Hope 1970-

Paul Kieffer is sales manager for Wickes

tered in ceramics and sculpture. Steve

Mobile Homes in Vivian, LA. Terry Nagelvoortis executive vice president and director of Faulkner, Dawkins, & Sullivans,Inc. NY, NY. Don Thompson is teaching seventh grade social studies at East Syracuse Middle School and sponsors Yorkers, the junior members of the N.Y. State HistoricalAssociation,Cooperstown, N.Y. James Van Dam is a chemistryteacher at the Grand Haven, MI. High School where he teaches five classes daily. He is also the varsity football line coach.

an instructor in psychology at

Advanced Degrees FrederickAllen ’64, M.A. Education,U. of Akron, June 1974 Charles Becher ’63, M.A. Christian Education, ScarrittCollege for Christian Workers, May 1974 Richard Bradley '71, M.A. Latin American Studies, U. of Arizona,1973 Susan Emerick ’69 Bruggink, M.A. Elementary Education,State U. College, N.Y., 1974 Joan De Free ’69, M.A. Counselingand Personnel, Western Michigan U., August 1974 Robert Douglass '74, M.A.T., Northwestern U., August 1974 Susan Eenigenburg '67, M.Div., Union Theological Seminary,May 1974 Ruth Garvey ’66, M.A. Secondary Education, June 1974 Kathleen Gaylord ’72, M.S. Counselingand Personnel Services, Albany Graduate School, May 1973 Gary Gilmore ’66, Ph.D. Public Health Education, U-.of Tennessee,June 1974 Robert Grahmann ’71, M. Div., New Brunswick Theological Seminary, 1974 Martin Grit '72, M.B A., U. of Michigan,May

1974 Linda Kozel ’69 Hegstrand,PhD. Physiological Chemistry,U. of Wisconsin,May 1973 John Heinsius ’72, M.A. Geology, Western Michigan U., August 1974 Janet Hildebrand ’71, M.A. German, U. of Texas,

May 1974 Allen Hoffman '65, of Law, June 1974

J.D., U. of San Diego School

John Kleinheksel ’60, ThM., Western Theological Seminary,May 1974 Diane Dykstra ’67 Naffziger, MA. of Education in Speech Pathology,Trenton State College, June 1973 Nancy Schwarz ’64 Nieboer, PhD. Leadership and Human Behavior, U.S. International U. RichardPohl ’72, M.S. ComputerScience and Statistics, Purdue U., 1974 Jane Breckenridge'69 Ritzema, M.A. Elementary Education,Plattsburgh State U., May 1974 Garry Schadewald '62, M.S., Colby College, June 1972 Camella Karsten ’69 Serum, PhD. Psychology,U. of Alabama, January 1974 Robert Sikkel ’71, J.D., Indiana U., June 1974 Henry Steffens ’61, M.A. Industrial Management and Technology,May 1974 MarilynLuidens '57 Timmer; MA. Education, E.S.U., August 1973 Robert Trimmer ’60, PhD. Chemistry,Rensselaer PolytechnicInstitute,May 1974 Joyce Van Ry ’48, M.S. Education,Indiana U., August 1973 Alan Ver Schure ’69, MA. CommunicationArts, U. of Wisconsin,Aug. 1974 Linda Turinsky ’68 Wagenveld,M.Libr.Librarianship, Emory U., Aug. 1974 John Walchenbach ’57, Th.M., Pittsburgh Seminary, 1969 and PhD. Religion, The U. of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh TheologicalSeminary, April



Illinois. His wife,



Susan Emerick



relations and contract development at

Kammeraad-Stroop-vander Leek, Inc. in Holland, June, 1974. William Klebe recently accepteda position with Mark Four, Inc. as food service manager at Shippensburg State, PA. His wife Judith Munro is beginning her second year on the children’smuseum board and works on a school district project, “Puppeteers for Elementary Enrichment.” A1 Ver Schure has been employed for the


Thomas Stack has been promoted man second class in the Navy and

Xavier’s College in Chicago. Alfred Clymer has been promoted to marketing administrator at General Telephone


Gary Gilmore was appointed last June to be assistantprofessor of health education at the U of Wisconsin in La Crosse. He spends 60% of his time teaching commuestablishing

programs directed at solving health problems with the U of Wisconsin Extension System. According to Gary this joint appointment coincides perfectly with his personal philosophy that classroomteaching can be complimented effectivelyby the coordinationof community resources. Peter Nordstrom, a second-yearstudent at Western Theological Seminary, has been named a Le Cocq scholarship winner. The award is based on academic excellence.

1967 Lawrence Cain has been promoted to sales promotion manager for refrigerationproducts at Whirlpool in Benton Harbor, MI. Carol Dalebout was recently selected by the Jaycees of Belding, MI. to receive the OutstandingYoung Educator Award for 1973-74. Carol is employed by the Belding area schools.

The Rev. Fred Doidge, of Grand Haven, ML, has accepted a call to serve as pastor of the Grand Canyon Community Reformed Church and resident minister in Grand Canyon National Park. His church has Hopi and Zuni Indians and National Park Service personnel on the membership role.

Robert Etheridge was recently appointed



Boat Division in Holland, MI. Stuart Levey has been appointed vice president of Personnel and IndustrialRelations at Teledyne Continental Motors, Aircraft Products Division in Mobile,


Diane Dykstra Naffziger is a speech therapist in Bucks County, Pa., working with the educable mentallyretarded, children with learning disabilities, and children with speech problems. Judith Tanis Parr has taken a position as

Gordon Leppla has been an


tory assistantfor Appleton Papers in Wisconsin, a division of years. She



for the last three

also area supervisor for Trend-

ex, a national research

company specializ-

ing in telephonesurveys.

Timothy Mayer D.D.S., is practicing.genHolland after serving on

eral dentistry in

the staff of the


Lear Siegler, Inc. Hawaiian Properties Division in Honolulu. They are “happily ex-

GP.A. 1971

Marshall Anstandig graduatedJune,


in Detroit.

Sarah Baas has opened a new

women’s ap-

parel shop in Holland called “The Country

House.” Located on the corner of Ninth and River Ave., the specialityshop features a wide line of leathers,sweaters, and sportswear. Betty Tanis Cordray II is a reading specialist at the junior high level in Butler, PA. Janet Heldebrand has been employed as a St.

teaching assistantfor the past year at the

Ohio branch of Wright State U. Robert and Dyann DeAngelis Schwenger are living in Jupiter Ridge, FL where Robert graduated from Florida Atlantic U. in June, 1974 with a degree in physical ed. at the secondary level.






Hondorp has been named


Sixth Circuit Court review editor of University of Toledo

Law Review


for the

1974-75 academic year. Jane ColenbranderHunyadi is a graduate student at Western Michigan U and a sixthgrade teacher in the Bangor, MI. schools.


Her husband, Dennis,

flint Blood has recently become director

in clinical

is a

psychology at

graduate student


ing the entire program as none presently

Robert Sikkel received his J.D. Degree Summa Cum Laude from Indiana U School of Law. He has been selected for the Order


of the Coif, a national law school

of the Big Brother/Big Sister

program of

and will be establish-





studying law at


Law School in New

1972 Doug Braat has begun


second year

teaching English at Meiji Gakuin, Hope’s sister school in

Japan, as



UPC “Volunteer

in Mission.”

David Breen, a senior at Western Theological Seminary, has been' awarded. a Le Cocq scholarship which is made availableon the j basis of academic excellence. Thomas P. DeCair has been retained in the White House press office. DeCair joined former press secretary Ronald Ziegler’s staff in 1972 and is one of the few aides asked to stay on with the new administra-i Debbie Karle De Fouw— see class of ’73. Philip Drake is serving as an ambassador for The Way Ministry. Prior to August, Phil and his wife Shirley were living in Talla- J hassee, FL. but are now back in HoUand. i Kathleen Gaylord has accepteda position as an educational counselor with the

Schenectady-NY City School Dictrict. Martin Grit has accepteda position as staff


accountantwith Alexander Grant & Co., a



firm in



Gary Hayden is teaching 4th grade at an American Community School in Amman, Jordan. His new address is: American Community School c/o American Embassy Jebel



J ordan Kay Oae Ikawa is now living in Evanston, Illinois,where her husband Bruce is working for an M.B.A. at the graduate school of management of Northwestern U.

Don Ketcham is residing in

from Detroit College of Law and has accepted employment as an associate with the Levin, Levin, Garvett and Dill law firm


child. the

pecting” their first


Kiefer Hospital

Dental Division in Detroit, following his graduation in August, 1973 from the U of Detroit School of Dentistry. Carole Mouw is currently a third grade teacher at Maplewood School in Jenison, MI. and doing graduate work through Western Mich. U. She taught in Holland’s Head Start program for three summers and this past summer was enrolled in the “Community Resource Workshop,” led by Dr. Dirkse and Dr. Paul of Hope College. She is now doing graduate work through Western Michigan U. Stanley Sterk, a certifiedpublic accountant with Pruis, Carter, Hamilton and Dieterman in Grand Rapids, has accepteda one year appointment in the business administration department at Hope. He will be replacing Neil DeBoer, who is on leave to obtain his


an accountingassistantat


Foster Clark— see class of ’60.


assistantprofessor of English at the Celina,

Monroe County, IN.


Buffalo University

formed Church of Middleville,MI. Candace Chapman is living in Gloucester, Ma., and working at the Haverhill YWCA as director of adult and youth education programs.



tioned at Pearl Harbor. His wife, Deborah Clinton

1970 Rev. Richard Borst was installedas associ-

to legalis

tioned at Pearl Harbor. His wive,

munity High School in also coaches debate and directs the school’s theatricalproductions.

ate pastor June 23, 1974 at the Peace Re-


resides in Bermuda, where her

Wayne Vander

in educational administration at St.

director of personnel at


husband, George, is the manager of Crystal

ComHamilton, MI. He





Rev. Apostolos Andrews is completinghis

nity health courses and

first grade teacher for the last three years,

tions, theatre, and Spanish at the


Co. of Florida in


director of public

past four years as instructor in

i '

th grade in Urbana.

Erk Johnson was


RevolvingCharge Accounts,” which was published in the Indiana Law Journal. During his third year, he was elected Articles Editor of the Law Journal. Bob has j joined the law firm of Landman, Hathaway, Latimer, Clink and Robb in Muskegon. Helen Norlin Smith has been employed with the West Ottawa Public Schools as a

year of graduate work in economics at the



thored an article entitled, “The Validity of


Texas while attending the Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary to earn his M.Div. degree. George Leppla ’72 is attending the U of -• Wisconsintowards his degree in education ; and English. John Paarlberg


serving for a year as an

intern pastor at the FeastervilleCommu-

Reformed Church, Pa., after having completed two years of study at Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Conn. John nity

plans to return to Yale next year and


plete work towards his M.Div. degree.

Tom Paplawsky of San Diego, moved to systems engineering

Ca. has of General

Atomic. His wife Fonda Van Sloten is working for Tincon Learning Center in die area of learning disabilities.

Richard Pohl at



Coming Glass Works


as a statistician



John Zevalkinkreceived the M.B.A. degree from Michigan State U. in June 1974. He is working at Columbian Storage & Transfer Co. in Grand Rapids. He and Jane Decker Zevalkinkare living in Grand Haven. Jane was a librarianin Lansing while John was getting his degree.

Gordon Tobert has been awarded

1973 john Conatser has been named fiscal evaluator of the Benton Harbor (MI.) Model Cities program. Louis Cravotta is teaching math in Sparta ?N.J.) Junior High School. His wife, Linda JWarnet is also teaching math at the sixth grade level in Vernon, N.J. Richard and Debbie Karle ’72 De Fouw are presently living in Detroit where Richard is in Chrysler Institute’s two year program, ivorking towards his MA in digital computers. Debbie teacher kindergarten at the private school “Sugar and Spice.” Lynn Dennis is a travel agent in Schenec.tady, N.Y. She participated in the spring

jJchoral concert of the Schenectady Light

Popera Company and


also a volunteer for

the Schenectady County public library.

Roger and Janet Wickens ’72 De Young are houseparentsof a YWCA group home for rteen-agegirls in New Brunswick,N.J., Jwhere Roger is attending seminary. Herb Elenbass was transferred from Ft. Wayne, IN. to Louisville, KY. in March, 1974 and is now a managementtrainee for the S.S. Kresge Co. {Jeanne Hoftiezer is completinga year of fwork in Germany in an exchange program of the Carl Duisberg Society.



cites is on the teaching


coaching staff of the Thornapple Kellogg

School System

in Middleville,Mich.



Thomas Dekker, both juniors at Western

and photographer.Home-based in Holland,

uate assistantshipin political science for

Theological Seminary,has been awarded a

1974-75 at Western Michigan U. Mary Bos Van Voorst is teaching at Lament (Mich.) Christian School while her husband, Robert ’74, is attending Western Theological Seminary.

Le Cocq scholarship based on academic




Gayle Spangler Flanigan and her husband who will be out of the army in frnm teen months, are still assigned to Ft. Campbell, KY. Gayle is teaching 4th and 5th

Jorilet Pacts is substituteteaching in

PatriciaDeKam Zilinski


teaching kinder-


garten in Albuquerque, N.M. Her husband,

grade at the schools on the post.







worked with Sun Oil Co. in


1974 Deborah Baar is attending graduate school in clinical psychology at the U of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Donald Batema has been granted a stipend for a teaching assistantshipfrom the U. of North Dakota where he is doing his grad-




where she



Rapids, MI.

Bruce Poetter is

testing for his real estate

brokers license.

Edwin Redder

a fourth-grade

will study

II accepted a position as

assistant graphic designer at


Herman Miller

teacher at RooseveltElementary in Zee-

Inc. in Zeeland,

Susan Scarlettis a first grade teacher in the

Carl Folkert

is attending Western TheologiSeminary and has been awarded a Le Cocq Scholarship, based on academic ex-

Hamilton (Mich.) Elementary School.


Marcia Siebesma is attending the school of

cellence. David Grills has opened a potter^ shop in

Dutch Village,Saginaw, Mi. He is also plana Tornado catamaran in Flori-

ning to race

da this winter.

Carolyn Borgert was acceptedin June as a


managementtrainee to the S.S. Kresge Company in Birmingham, MI.

D.G, hoping

Koopman to




to Washington

in a congressional


Sylvia Ceyer continued research on photo-

Kenneth Meeuwsen is

chemistryat Hope last summer for Dr. Wettack and is presently studying chemistry at the graduate level at the U of Cali-

the department of biology at the U of

James Courier is teaching at Lee High School in Wyoming, Michigan. Kenneth DeBoer has been awarded a FirstYear Fellowship from the University of Notre Dame, where he is doing graduate work in English.



uate studies in biology.


she looks forward to entering grad school

a graduate student in

North Dakota, Grand Forks. Mary Millard is attending graduateschool at the U of Michigan and has been awarded an assistantshipin the department of bio-

August, 1974.

librarianshipat the U of Michigan.

Mary Jane Smits is teaching.elementary music in the Rockford Mich, public schools. Debra Staal is doing her graduate study in sociology at the U. of Iowa. Tim Van Dam left for Europe in September, “destination


Robert VanVoorst, a junior at Western Theological Seminary,has been granted a PresidentialScholarship, based on his high academic achievement. Jean Vander Weide finished her medical technologytraining at Muskegon's Hackley Hospital in September and plans to work as a registeredmedical technologist after tak-

logical chemistry.

ing the national exam in February.

Charmaine Mrazek has begun graduate work in physics at the U of Maryland. Katherine Nelson plans to work and travel

the housing office at the U of Massachu-

in the U.S. for a year as a free lance writer


Z.Z. Lydens ’17, well-known Grand Rapids reporter and historian,died Aug. 1, 1974 in Grand Rapids after months of illness. Lydens graduatedfrom Hope as Zenas A. Luidens, but legally changed his name because of agrrevation over frequent

from the U. of Illinois Library School and was associate professor in the department of librarianshipat San Jose State College from 1929-1959.

Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He held



Lynda Wierenga is employed full-timein setts while attending graduate school. She

working on her


in public health.

^Obituaries Grace Engle Aeilts ’ll, died April



of Sibley, Iowa,



Kentucky, she

iglater came to Holland and graduated



Academy. She taught school in KenIllinois,and in Little Rock, LA. Mrs. Aeilts is survived by her son James, three grandchildren and two sisters.


husband of Pearle Leen[houts Beech ’27, died in Holland on July 20, 1974, having come from their home in Avon Park, Florida, to attend the Hope College summer alumni camp. Mr. Beach was employed as a chemist with the Eastman Kodak Camera Co., retiring in 1959. Surviving are his wife, one son, and four

Lydens served for 25 years

alter H. Beach,


Frank W. Douma ’16 died May 8, 1974,

Ottumwa Hospital, Iowa, the result of a heart condition. Douma served from 1936-61 as superintendent of the Ottumwa school system. During this period, he served for twenty years on the Iowa



at his cottage in Iron River, Mi. After grad-

ous local government positions,including

uating from Western Theological

city treasurer (1954-55),

and was

ber of the Grand Rapids Planning




Before his retirement from public life in




survived by his wife, Helen, three

children,and eight grandchildren.

Richard Fairchild ’50 passed away May 31, 1974 in East Greenbush,N.Y. He was emK ployed as a research chemist at SterlingP Winthrop ResearchInstitutein Rensselaer, N.Y. Richard is survived by his wife, Dona Sluytcr ’50, five children, his parents, and one brother.

en years after retiring as pastor of the First





New York, where

he served since 1961. He was the founder of both die WillistonPark

(Long Island) 1st

P Reformed Church and the 1st Reformed Church of Glenmont, New York. He served the American Red Cross and U.S.O. stations from the ’40 ’s until his retirement. He is survived by his wife Mary, three daughters, a sister,arid two brothers.


news from


1970, he spent four years editing The

reassigned to the Philippines where they served until retirement in 1957. Mr. Veenschoten is survived by three children.

produced while

Lydens was editor-in-chiefof the Grand Rapids HistoricalCommission. He is survived by his wife, Frances, two sons, and six grandchildren. The family suggests memorial contributions to Hope

and Bouve School. He earned his M.D. degree at Boston University and served as head of the department of pharmacology and dean of students at Wayne University School of Medicine. He also served as lecturer in pharmacology and therapeutics at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.

forced them to leave in 1951, they were

Story of Grand Rapids, a 682 page narra-

Oiester Veldhuis ’52, formerlyof


Kalamazoo in August, 1974. He is survived by a brother, two nieces, a nephew, and an uncle. ville, died in

College. Dr. Fredrick F. Rev. Chester Meengs ’32 of Brewton, Ala-

bama, passed away July 6, 1974 in Petoskey, Mi. Mr. Meengs attended Western Theological Seminary after which he served churches in Michigan, Waupon, Wi., and Chicago, 11. For the past seven years he was a missionary, serving as chaplain at the Southern Norman School and as minister of Bergen Memorial Reformed Church at Brewton. Surviving are his wife Gertrude, one son and two daughters, five granddaughters, two brothers and two sisters.

Yonkman ’25, famed member of the

and loyal alumnus and a

Hope College Board of Trustees, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Sept. 16, 1974 in

Moncton, New Brunswick,while vacationing in Canada. Internationallyknown for his work in the development of cardiovascular drugs, Dr. Yonkman was a former vice president and director of research at Ciba-Geigy PharmaceuticalCo., Summit, N.J. At the time of his retirement in 1967 he was editor of the Ciba Collection of Medical Illus-

Last June Boston University awarded Dr.


trustee and an ExecutiveCommittee

A leader in the pharmaceuticalindustry, William O. Rottschaefer’23, a former

he contributed to the introduction of


Apresoline in 1952, the first effectivedrug

of Hope’s board of trustees, died


_ Rev. Theodore W. Luidens ’27, of Lakewood N.J. died June 19, 1974. Bom in ” Holland, Mi., he lived in Lakewood for sev-


were appointed by the Board of Foreign Missions in 1917, he and his wife, Stella,

to serve in China. After the

sion (1959-64).

Colleges and Secondary Schools, and for

in this occupation until the day before his


fered a fatal heart attack on June 9, 1974,

mittee of the North Central Association of 17 years was a member of the Iowa High School Athletic Association. Upon his retirement as an educator, Douma became director of public relations for televisionstation KTVO, and continued


missionary to China, suf-

for The Grand Rapids Press. He held vari-

tive history of the city in the

as a reporter

The Rev. Henry V. Veenschoten

teaching positions at Iowa, Boston University School of Medicine, Gordon College



3, 1974.

He was president of

urer of Standard Supply and in


Rottschafer Inc. Realtors and treas-

Lumber Co.

Grand Rapids. Mr. Rottschafer held the

for the safe treatmentof high blood pressure. Dr.

Yonkman coined the name


quilizer” for Serpasil,a drug for major hypertensive and psychoticpatients.The


positions of treasurer for both the Pine


Rest Foundation and the World Evangelical

ceutical agents used in treatingmental and

Fellowship. He

nervous disorders.


Upon his retirement, the president of CIBA lauded Dr. Yonkman 's career as hav-

is survived by his wife MarVyverberg ’39, four sons and two





used to describe most pharma-

Jeannette E. Vander Ploeg ’21, of San Jose,

leadership and providing

CA, a former resident of Holland, died on June 21, 1974 after an extended illness.

but by example.”

She received her

Hope Collexe-September/October. 1974


degree in librarianship


providing not by precept

“brilliant in the sense of it

in Holland, Mich., Dr.


did graduate work at Yale, earning his

Yonkman ing


an alumni citation commemorat-

centennial celebration.



remember “Fritz" with


tude and affection.In 1966 he became a


ber and was serving his second term on the

Board of Trustees at his death. In 1955 his alma mater recognized Dr. Yonkman with an honorary Doctor of Science degree. In 1967-68 he and the late Janet Albers ’25 Yonkman served as co-chairmenof the first Hope College Alumni Drive National Committee, which successfullymet its goal of $300,000. For the past few months, Dr. Yonkman had been actively engaged in raising contributions for Hope to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his class. Dr. Yonkman is survived by his wife, Edna C. Foote Lawlor Yonkman; his sons, Frederick A. ’52 and John R; and his daughter, Gretchen Yonkman ’54 Vandenberg.


HI be there for




Kalamazoo at Hope Soccer meet, Van

3:30 p.m.

Raalte athletic campus, 11th street and Fair-

banks avenue. Testimonial dinner honoring President Emeritus Irwin

7:30 p.m.



Hope vs. Albion RiverviewPark, 2:15 p.m. General Admission $1.50 Students $.50


Theatre Department production of Mother Courage, DeWitt Center



Kletz Concert, DeWitt Center

8:15 p.m.


Lubbers, Phelps Hall dining

room. 8

these reservations for

No. of Tickets



Hold tickets for me at the Alumni Booth in the DeWitt Center

a.m. 1 Mortar Board Alumnae breakfast, Phelps Conference Room to Noon Alumni Reception and Registration, DeWitt Center

to 10


9 a.m. 1

Phelps Hall, 4=30-7 p.m. ($2.60)



a.m. Noon




_ (Enclose

Luncheons for H-Club, Sorority and







Fraternity alumni (contact individual organiza-




with return care"




Mail the appropriate ticketsto

Cross Country meet, Winding Creek golf course.

and Class

Albion football game, Riverview Park



^ '

After 4:



30 to 7

Open House

at all

Residence Halls

p.m. Homecoming Buffet Dinner, Phelps


Street and

Hall ($2.60 per person)



Number ^



Theatre Department production oi Mother Courage, DeWitt Center

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 11 a.m. 3


Worship Service, Dimnent Chapel Music DepartmentRecital, Dimnent Chapel


to: Hope College Alumni House Holland, Mi. 49423

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