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Hope: A View

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Creative Liberal Arts Nursing I

Program Planned There will be white caps scattered in the blue Commencement,1984, when, if all goes as planned, the first Hope students will graduate with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. The new nursing degree program, approved by the Board of Trustees last spring, will be offered jointly by Hope and Calvin colleges. Butterworth Hospitalin Grand Rapids and Holland Community Hospitalwiltbe clinicalsites for the new program and staff members of both hospitals will fill advisory roles. The program has been describedas "a pilot project of cooperation” between the two neighbor colleges. Both institutions were founded by Dutch settlers in the mid-to-late 1800s and both offer liberalarts curricula within the contextof the Christianfaith. Calvin College is affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church, an outgrowth of the Reformed Church in America, the denomination with which Hope sea of mortarboards at

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Students will take pre-nursing and college core curriculum requirements at the "home” campus. In the junior year they will formally enter the joint nursing program. Decisions have yet to be made concerning sites of the nursing classes.

"Our aim



Hope Pays Tribute It



create one department of nurs-

ing which studentswill feel a part of. At the


The 18-year-old Physics-Mathbuildingwas given a new lease on life during Homecomingweekend when it was rededicatedin honor of past presidentCalvin A. Vander Werf. Dr. Vander V! erf and his wife Rachel are shown beside the new bronze plaque in the foyer of the facility


time we want the nursing students to maintain allegiance to and an identification with their individualcolleges,"says Dr. Cynthia Kielinen, newly appointed chairpersonof the nursing program, who begaft her duties in June. "It calls for a balancing act between students,fadulty and institutions. We don't want students to lose their individuality as Hope students and Calvin students by melding into the department of nursing." An important step towards setting the program in motion occurred this summer when Kielinen appointed four nurses to a consulting board which will develop the courses and curriculum of the new program during the current semester. The consultants,who all have had teaching experience in four-year baccalaureate nursing programs, are Jean Martin, of Holland, Cloe Ann Danford of Grandville,Mich., Joyce Hanlon and Marianne Miller,both of Jenison, Mich. Hanlon also is director of Hope's counseling services. Kielinensays the consultantshave had a wide variety of nursing experience."Each of them knows what good nursing is," she notes, "The emphasis, as we develop this curriculum, is on creativity and innovation.We are not going to be held in by 'the expected,'but instead we're going to try to develop a creative program which will give the very best of training." Once developed, the curriculum must be approved by College boards and then presented to the MichiganBoard of Nursing this spring. Following this timetable,the first nursing classes will be offered next fall. Although nursing courses and nursing students are a full year away, Kielinenalready has begun to conduct information sessionsand advise students individually of steps they can take to prepare themselves for entrance to the program. Since the freshman/sophomore components of the nursing program will require


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was Hope's only building with a generic


But on Homecomingweekend,the PhysicsMath Building acquired new signage and new significance, as it was rededicatedas Vander Werf Hall, in honor of Hope's eighth president, Calvin A. Vander Werf. Currently professorof chemistry at the University of Florida in Gainesville,Vander Werf was presidentfrom 1963-1970. One of his first responsibilitieswas retiring the debt on the facility which now bears his name. Completed in 1963, the Physics-MathBuilding had been financed with a major loan rather than a major donor. In formal, outdoor ceremonies on Friday, Oct. 9, the building was dedicatedin gratitude for the service of Vander Werf, "a true son of Hope College,"and "a scientistwith an eye and ear for poetry and art and music ... a person who re-


Homecoming Stretch For the past four years many alumni have to identifyHomecomingwith strains on their muscles as well as sentimentaltugs at their heartstrings, as the Hope Run-Bike-Swim, sponsored by ODL. Inc. of Zeeland and open to both alumni and community participants, has become a popular addition to the more traditional events such as football, fraternity and sororityget-togethers,the H-Club luncheon and class reunions. Among this year's 750 participants in the event for recreationalists as well as competitors was the Rev. Henry Kik '42 of Spring Lake, Mich., a septuagenarian who pedaled his way past many of younger — yet fainter — constitutions. On the football field, Hope enjoyed its 19th consecutiveHomecoming victory, beating Albion 44-14. Reunion pictures are on page 16.





spects the past and exposes it to the spirit of

inquiry ... a man who chooses to reverence life and acceptsthe role of steward." Dedication remarks in the form'of "a letter to Cal" were presented by Provost David G. Marker, who cited Vander Werf's contributions to science education,in particular, during his tenure as president. Marker listed several significant grants to promote improvementin science teachingwhich were secured during the Vander Werf presidency,including a $375,000 grant from the Sloan Foundation. Also during this period the geology department was established, a computercenter opened and National Science Foundation summer institutes for high school teachers were introduced to Hope's campus. Vander Werf "effecteda quantum leap," Marker said, in the now strong Hope tradition of teaching scienceby involving students in substantive research. The provost also pointedto the

long list of high caliber scientists attracted to Hope's faculty during the Vander Werf years, describingthis buildingof faculty as the former president's"most important contribution." "We dedicatethis building to you, Calvin Vander Werf, and we commit it to teaching,to studentsand to the understanding of some of the most majestic secrets which God the creator has implanted in his creation,"Marker's letterconcluded. The unveilingceremony at the building was preceded by a formal convocation in Dimnent Chapel, where Vander Werf delivered an inspiring address on the topic, "Mindpower, Plus." "America's Energy is Mindpower" is a national campaign now underway to call attentionto the role of higher education in U.S. society. Vander Werf said Hope prepares graduates to grapple with "the overwhelmingglobal problems" of today, rather than to retreat into "pious resignation"or "sterile anti-intellectualism in the form of irrational mysticism or cultism." "Hope College has always believed that to love God with all thy mind, to glorify God, to love thy neighbor requiresthat we develop our God-given intellectto the hilt — to go forth in the workaday world and use it in service to our neighbor. "Through the best exercise of our minds comes knowledge — and knowledgeis power." At the same time, the former presidentcontended,"sheer mindpower, cold reason, antiseptic knowledge aloneis not the total answer to the problems of our planet . . "Hope develops more than competence. That somethingmore, that plus beyond mindpower that it builds into lives is a greatness, a nobility .


grows from


Faith "transforms education for the head

alone into education for the head and heart and soul" and has three facets at Hope : faith in every person "as a son or daughter of God" which "imparts dignity and respect for all human life," faith that each person has a unique role in God's eternal plan," and faith "in the loving care of almighty God." continued on page 2

campus scene


Enrollment Shows Fulltime Increase Enrollment for the fall semester totaled 2,458 students.Registrar Jon Huisken has announced. The headcount is a decrease of six students from 1980-81. However, the number of fulltime students compared to a year ago increased from 2,134 to 2,196 while those with part-time status decreased from 330 to 262. The full-time equivalency increased from 2,228 to 2,277. The number of students attendingcollege for the first time totals 587 compared to 598 in 80-81 while there are 115 transfer students compared to 135 a year ago. The enrollment by class with last year's in parentheses is: freshmen 649 (654), sophomores 645 (682), juniors 648 (560), seniors 313 (376) and special students 203 (191). The student body is comprised of 1,256 women and 1,183 men from 39 states and 26 foreigncountries. Michigan has the largest student representation (1,806), followed by Illinois150, New York 121, New Jersey 92, Wisconsin 34, Indiana 27, Ohio 25, California18, Pennsylvania 16, Connecticut15, Colorado 11, and Virginia 10.



Creative Liberal Arts

Program Planned continued from page 7

courses already included in the College'scurriculum, students already have begun to ready themselves for formal entrance into the program next year. Another of Kielinen's major tasks this year is the recruitmentof faculty. Graduating classes of 70 nurses (combined total of Hope and Calvin students) are projected.In order to serve this number of students,the nursing facultymust number at least 12, since a faculty/student ratio of 10:1 is requiredfor theclinical componentsof the program.Faculty members in the nursing program must hold a master'sor doctoral degree and have two years' experience in clinicalnursing practice. All five major nursing specialties must be represented. KNOWING THE ROPE: Jubilantsophomore An emphasis of the program will be clinical Tod Van Wieren claims the freshman end of the experienceinvolving "people of all ages who are Pull rope in victoryafter a two hour, 27 minat all levels of wellness and illness," Kielinen utes tug-of-war across the Black River. The Pull informs. Attention will be given to the nurse's Cynthia Kielinen is an 84-year-old Hope tradition. role as a maintainer of health, as well as a healer. calaureatedegrees is half the nationalaverage. Students also will be taught leadership/ Kielinen says the decisionhas been made to management skills and nurses'potential role in implementthe undergraduate nursing program research. before practicing nurses will be admitted. "The nursing professionis affected by "Adult learnersare different from other stutechnologicalchanges as well as changes in concern for one's health," Kielinensays. "The pro- dents,'-'she explains."In order to keep the experience from being frustrating for both groups, fession is undergoing a broadening scope. continued from page 1 facultymember and now chairman of the deWhereas before nurses dealt primarily with ill- we want to make sure that our adult learners will partment of chemistry at Bowling Green Uni"Every building on Hope's campus symbe taught new material,not asked to repeat the ness only, now there is an emphasis on more versity, creditedVander Werf with Hope's debolizes the faith that all truth comes from our community involvement, more activitiesrelated old. We want to develop a program that recogvelopment as an academic leader. Neckers, who divine maker who gives order, directionand to health promotionand health maintenance." nizes their experience,and builds on that to meaning to the destiny of his universe, of hu- recentlyhas been involved with the heads of the The new director, who received her nursing achieve their goals and ours. We can't develop National Science Foundation and White House manity and of each of us personally. training in the mid-1960s when cardiac care and such a program until we have our program for "And you and I share in the unfolding of that scienceadvisors,says that Hope's excellenceis intensivecare units were hospital innovations undergraduates underway. Our undergraduate well known in top circlesand that Hope is "one plan. This is the faith that providesthe ultimate program is our first priority." rather than standard faciUties, notes that the incentiveand dynamic for learningand living." liberalarts college that can compete with univerKielinenadvises interested R.N.s to begin takrapid advance of technology continues to redesities for research funding at national levels," Also at the convocation former Hope first lady fine professionalrequirements. Not only must ing courses required in Hope's liberal arts curlargelybecause of the tradition which Vander Rachel Vander Werf was honored with a Hope nurses be quick to incorporate new equipment riculum and to brush up on their science profiWerf set. College Distinguished AchievementAward, ciency. Chemistry, she notes, often is a weak Ekdal Buys, chairman of the Board of T rustees into the practice of health care, they also must be recognizing her contributionsto campus and area. Other R.N.s may want to investigate obprepared to care for people who are "sicker than when Vander Werf assumed the presidency and community, her active support of the arts and ever before" because their lives are being main- taining credit by examination through Collegelongtime acquaintance, humorously compared the quality of the home which she and her husLevel Examination Program (CLEP) testing or tained by recentlydeveloped equipment, Kielihis own academic reputationat Hope to that of band establishedfor their six children.She is other approved examinations. nen notes. Vander Werf, a prodigy who enrolled at age 15. currently proprietor,along with two of her Before coming to Hope and Calvin, Kielinen In keeping with the educationalgoals of both In a moving response to the tributes, Vander daughters, of severalFloridaboutiques. colleges, the new program will "besidesteaching was associate professorin the nursing program Werf wove together wide-ranging recollections. Further, less formal tribute for the Vander "A presidentisn't what makes a college live nursing, help students take their Christianfaith of Massachusetts Salem State College. She reWerfs was voiced at a luncheon in Phelps Hall, with them in their professionallives," Kielinen ceived a nursing diploma from the Salem Hospiand breathe," he claimed in response to the day's where friends joined the .couple to recall special tal School of Nursing in 1964 and the B.S.N. and numerous plaudits. "When you take dedicated, says. memories of those years now known as "the M.S.N. degrees from the Boston University She reports that, after attending a regular enthusiastic faculty members and combine them Vander Werf era." meeting of an organizationrepresentingall bac- School of Nursing in 1967 and, 1972, respecwith eager, gung-ho students,then the sparks Current College President Gordon J. Van calaureatenursing programsin Michigan, "be- tively. She completed her doctoral degree in the really start to fly and things happen. A president Wylen expressed gratitudefor the legacy of cause of both Hope's and Calvin's reputationsfor administrationof nursing educationprograms at tries to expedite that, a president is only a leadershipwhich Vander Werf passed on to him quality academic programs, people in that group Teachers College, Columbia University,in catalyst." citing Vander Werf's recruitment of talented 1979. seem to have high expectationsfor this proWillard Wichers, longtime Hope trustee, professors(the faculty increased by 79 percent She has been active in a variety of areas ranggram." closed the festivitieswith special tribute to Mrs. during the Vander Werf presidency)and his More than 60 practicing nurses,lookingahead ing from coordinating summer nursing proVander Werf, pointing to her love of books and developmentof the Centennial Campus Master to probable changes in the professionwhich will grams to developing new programs to improve learning as the guiding force of her life. Wichers Plan, unveiled in 1966. Although not all the the opportunitiesfor registered nurses to comdivide nurses into two categoriesreflective of remembered her role in establishing the Mortar components of the plan were completed. Van plete their B.S.N. degree. She has been very their educational preparation, have inquired Board organizationand a Phi Beta Kappa chapter Wylen stressed "the vital importance" of directactive in the nursing profession,serving as a about the new program.The categorizingof at Hope, as well as her Betty Crocker coupon ing the College toward long-range facilities speakerat many professionalmeetings and as an nurses, intended to lend more professional collecting effort to obtain flatware for the newly planning. Finally the current presidentpraised officer in severalhealth care associations. In status to nursing, will require the bachelor's acquired Marigold Lodge and her Pine Grove his predecessorfor "his compassion, his concern addition, she has consulted for a number of coldegree for the higher-paying "professional cookie tree which delighted students each for people and his vision of taking knowlnurse" category.A recent study showed that the leges on the establishment of new nursing proChristmas season. edge . and always seeking to use it in responnumber of nurses in West Michigan with bac- grams. Dr. Vander Werf recently retired as dean of sible ways for the wellbeing of people." arts and sciences at the University of Florida in Alumnus Douglas Neckers, a former Hope Gainesvilleand is devoting full-time to teaching.

Hope Pays Tribute




Wondering About Hope?

news from


Vol. 13, No. October 1981 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 duplicationsometimes unavoidable. Editor: Tom Renner '67 Editorial Assistant: Eileen Verduin Beyer '70 Editorial Staff: Larry fielder '82, Marla Hoffman '82, Chris Peterson '84 Design: Richard Angstadt '69 Photo Staff: Keith Doorenbos '83, David Sundin '83, Paul Paarlberg '83, Randy Warren '84, Carter Maxwell '84 Official Publication:news from Hope College USPS 785-720 is published during February, April, June, August, October and December by Hope College, 85 East 12th Street, Holland, Michigan

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was surprised to see myself included in the "class notes" section of your last issue, I hadn't sent in announcementof my recent promotion. Where do you get your informationon alumni? I


A. A variety of sources supply information on alumni for class notes, marriages, advanced degree and births. We subscribeto a Michigan newspaper reading service and regularlyreceive from them clippings which mention Hope College.Graduate schools and industries often send us press releases which inform us of alumni's activities.Other news items come from parents,friends and former professors.Of course,our favorite news source is alumni themselves, who usuallycan providethe most detailson what they're doing. More information on how all of News from Hope Collegeis put together will come in a feature later this year.






Three Honored for Careers, Service The awarding of three honorary degrees lent an air of high festivityto this year's fall convoca-


tioI’ S5’lt' ...juafgff presidentof the w.h^ersityof Notre Dame and keynote speaker at the convocation, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, and Peter C. Cook, presidentofTransnationalMotors, Inc. of Grand Rapids, Mich., and John F. Donnelly, chairman of the board of Donnelly Mirrors, Inc. of Holland, Mich., were awarded honorary Doctor of Letters degrees. This fall's ceremonies repeated the precedent set at commencement last spring, with members of the faculty, rather than trustees, presenting the honorary degree recipients. Father Hesburgh was presented by Arthur H. Jentz, professorof philosophy and a faculty representativeon Hope's Board of Trustees, as "a man of national and worldwide renown" whose career "reflects human and spiritual excellences enacted in a startling variety of achievements." Hesburgh is an educator,author and distinguished public servant. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom,the nation's highest civilian honor, in 1964. He is the recipient of more than 40 additional significant honors and awards and he holds honorary degrees from more than 75 universities and colleges. "For us at Hope College to contemplate the person and career of Father Hesburgh," said

Jentz, "is to be inspiredand eraf-*-1 __ •- -- ^-^otes tit to raise up men and women, who, with whatever gifts and abilities


we have, may inspire to a holy calling,a purpose life — one of service, of sharing, of selfdedicationand of devotion to what is true, just and worthy of reverence.In meeting here with Father Hesburgh,we celebratewith him the grace of God, which, prevailingin the lives of persons, makes available the opportunity for intellectual growth, physicalvigor and the possibilitiesopen to us all for improving the spiritual annmaterial conditionsof humanity through self-dedicated lives of pious devotion and practical service." Mr. Cook was presented by Lars I. Granberg, Peter C. and Emajean Cook professorof psychology, the first apointeeto the chair which the Cooks endowed in 1976. Granberg cited Cook as someone who "has contributedmuch to the Reformed Church in America and to the business, educationaland cultural life of West Michigan." The former president of Import Motors of Grand Rapids, Cook has been presidentand majority owner of Transnational Motors since 1977. "People associated with Peter Cook are quick to acknowledge his organizationalability and business acumen," Granbergcontinued, "but they emphasize that, above all, he is a man of characterand integrity. He is a modest, unassuming man who is genuinely interestedin the in

Father Hesburgh Decries

Humanities De-emphasis "The mind,

like a

muscle, must be exercised to

grow" and current trends in American higher education are resultingin frighteninglyflaccid mental conditions, a top U.S. educator told Hope students, faculty and administrationin the opening convocation address which formally marked the beginning of Hope's 117th academic year. Father Theodore Hesburgh,presidentof Notre Dame University since 1952 and a well known spokesman for the liberal arts, shqrply criticizedtrends which deemphasize the study of the humanities and emphasize instead"how to do it" courses,saying the result has been graduates who are incapableof critical thinking. "Small minds grow when confronting larger minds, and all minds become supple when following conflicting chains of argument and diverse solutionsto very complicated issues. . The lack of this growth is so widely evidenttoday in the millions of graduates who take their opinions so uncritically from their favorite columnist

tioning the moral rightnessof one's actions


insteademphasizedattentionto personal gain, he stated. Students today, in Hesburgh's opinion, are victims of an educationalvision, begun by Francis Bacon in the 17th century, which





concerns and well-being of other people. His businessassociates describe him with respect and affection as a conscientious,fair-minded and trustworthy man who inspires confidence in those associatedwith him." Mr. Donnelly was presented by Nancy Taylor,associate professor of English, as "a man who thinks in long-term rather than short-term goals, a man who has a genuine desire to create an atmosphere in which employees can find joy and develop pride in their work." He has been chief executiveofficer of Donnelly Mirrors, Inc. for decades and is nationally and internationally recognized for his development and refinement of the participative management system. Donnelly Mirrors recentlywas featuredin an NBC TV White Paper Report, "If Japan Can, Why Can't We?," as an example of what could be done in the U.S. to improve manufacturing quality and productivity. Donnelly, who as a young man planned to

Gifts Strengthen

enter the priesthood but insteadtook over the family business upon his father's death, is an active layman in the Catholic Church, having served as former president of a national council, as a special consultantto help the church on a national level improve its administrativeand decision-making processesand as a longtime member of the board of trustees of Aquinas College. He was a special representativeto both Vatican Councils of Pope John XXIII. "He is a businessmanhumanist. . . ," said Taylor. "He reads literature, philosophy, theology, history — taking the great ideas and concepts and applying them to human relationships, organizationsand purposes. Although he loves the challengeof a forceful, rational argument, he is a peace-loving,peace-seekingman, a man distinguished — perhaps above all else — by his gentleness.He is indeed the kind of a man honorary degrees are reserved for."


accepts the scientificmethod as the single road to

on marked

truth. The result has been "a value-freeworld the brink of destroying itself" which is

by great disparities between rich and poor, educated and illiterate,overfed and starving. He challenged Hope professorswithin the humanities division to guard againstthe pervasive influenceof the scientific method and to avoid the temptation to bend their disciplines to fit that popular mold. "The scientificmethod as a single road to truth has not served well in this world. ... It tells us nothing about values, the meaning of life or what it means to be human." Titling his address, "The Role of Liberal Arts," the Roman Catholicleader who is known for his willingnessto take on controversial issues or TV commentator." which in recent years have includedcivil rights, Hesburgh decriedin particular the back seat the Cambodian crisis,amnesty and immigrapositionphilosophy, theology, literature and tion, outlined to his audience the following historycourses are given in many college and characteristics of well educated students: the universitycurriculatoday and said that in his •ability to think — "clearly, logically, deeply and opinion the currentwidespread popularityof acwidely about the great themes of human life;" counting courses "is indicative of many modern the ability to expressone's self clearly and logicurrentsof thought— or lack of thought— as to cally "and hopefully with grace and felicityof the purposes of education,what it is expected to language," the ability to evaluate and imbue produce and what our country most needs at this one's acts with a sense of value and purpose ; and time of its educated citizens." the ability to situate one's self in the world, "to If liberal education is to live up to its definibe able to accept one's humanity — for what it is, tion, Hesburgh said, it "must be characterized with all the limitations involvedwhile still strivfirst of all by attentionto ends rather than ing for the excellencethat so often eludes us." means, to substance rather than to process,to "The future of liberal education is somehow being human first and foremost,and then doing dictated by the most profound needs of our day: humanely. to rediscovermen and women and the meaning '-'It is my proposal that much of the malaise of human life, to give meaning and purpose and that afflictsthe world today can precisely be directionto all our days, to reinvigorateour describedas a dark and foreboding evil, a mad society and our world with the kind of human chase of means rather than a pursuit of the high and humane leadershipthat can only come from purposes of civilizedhuman achievement: peace, a person consciousof his or her ultimatedestiny, freedom and justice." to live in a way that shows we do have a vision The results of the declineof the liberal arts beyond time, to show that we believe that recently were displayedtragically in the actions idealismtranscendsmoney and power and pleaof the young political hopefuls involved in the sure, and ultimatelyto have the awareness of Watergate scandal of the Nixon presidency, what men and women can be and the determinaHesburgh said. The educationalbackgrounds of tion to recreate the world in that human vision, these young men, "graduatesof our best and which happens to be a divine vision, as well, most prestigiousinstitutions, east and west," because we are products of our Maker." seemingly had includedlittle emphasis on ques.

A noted educatorand two distinguishedbusinessmen received honorary degrees at fall convocation. Pictured are (I. to r.j Peter C. Cook of Transnational Motors, Inc., Hope President Gordon J. Van Wylen, Father Theodore Hesburgh of the University of Notre Dame and John F. Donnelly of DonnellyMirrors, Inc.

Help Meet Challenge Grant Two move

recent gifts have helped Hope College

closer to meeting the terms of a


challengegrant intended to strengthen the college's


PresidentGordon J. Van Wylen recentlyannounced the collegehas receiveda $150,000 grant from the Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation of Ann Arbor, Mich, and a ^ift of land valued at approximately $200,000 ?, rom Dr. and Mrs. Henri Theil of Gainesville, Fla.

The gifts will be appliedto a challenge grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation of Palo Alto, Calif, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York, N.Y. who committed $150,000 toward the college's endowment fund contingent upon the raising of an additional $450,000 over three years. The college has raised approximately $325,000 toward the challenge, according to President Van Wylen. Gifts such as that receivedfrom the Towsley Foundation and Dr. and Mrs. Theil are meant to generate resources not normally found in the college operating budget. They provide resources for such activitiesas faculty development, special lectures and conferences, support of researchactivitiesand purchase of teaching equipment to promote selfrenewal and increase vitalityin the life and work of the college. The grant from the Towsley Foundation stipulates that income from the endowment fund be dedicated to self-renewalin the sciences, with particular emphasis on the pre-medicalprogram. "This gift will bean important factor in enabling us to retain the strength of our science and pre-medical programsin the years ahead," said Hope College PresidentGordon J. Van Wylen. A faculty developmentfund in honor of Willard C. Wichers '31 of Holland, Mich, was establishedby Dr. and Mrs. Theil. The Willard C. Wichers Fund for Faculty Development will become a component of the col-

Nell and Willard Wichers lege's Presidential DiscretionaryFund for Self

Renewal which has been establishedto assure the viability and strength of the academic pro-


in the decades ahead. Wichers has been in the service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the governmentof the Netherlands since 1942. He is presentlyNetherlands Consul for Press and Cultural Affairs. In addition,he has given more than 30 years service to Hope Collegeas a member of the Board of Trustees, serving as secretarysince 1968. Born and raised in Zeeland, Mich., he is a 1932 Hope College graduate.He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Hope College in 1979. Dr. Theil has been professorof economics at the Universityof Chicago, and recently accepted a positionas the McKethan-MatherlyDistinguished Professorat the Universityof Florida in Gainesville. Dr. and Mrs. Theil came to this country from the Netherlands about 15 years ago, and have been close friends of Dr. and Mrs. Wichers. Theirgiftofproperty in Van Buren County is valued at approximately $200,000.

calendar of events


What's Happening



The Arts October

27 29 29 30

FacultyRecital: Larry Malfroid,guitarist; Withers Aud., 8 p.m. Convocation Student Recital; Dimnent Chapel, 11 a.m. Workshop; Maryann Hart, mezzo-soprano;Withers Aud., 7 p.m. Guest Recital: Maryann Hart, mezzo-soprano;Withers Aud., 8 p.m.


1 8 12

Guest Recital: Jillon Stoppels,harpsichordist;Wichers Aud., 4 p.m. Hope College Concert Band and Collegium Musicum, program of sacred music; Dimnent Chapel, 2 p.m. Music Department Student Recital; Dimnent Chapel, 7 p.m.


15 20

22 24 30

VenezuelanSymphony Orchestra of Maracaibo; Holland Civic Center, 8 p.m. Hope College Chapel Choir & Symphonette Concert; Honegger's "King David," Dimnent, 8:30 p.m. Hope CollegeOrchestra with Robert Ritsema, cellist, Herbert Ritsema, guest conductor; Dimnent Chapel, 8 p.m. Faculty Chamber Music Concert; Wichers, 4 p.m. Student Chamber Music Concert; Wichers, 8 p.m. Master Class: Franck Avril, oboist;

Franck Avril, oboist Young Concert Artist; Wichers Aud.


8 p.m.


6 10 11

W/LL BE KICKING UP THEIR HEELS IN VICTORY THIS YEAR? The Nykerk Cup Competition, a 45-year-old tradition on Nov. 7 in the Holland Civic Center as part of Parents' Weekend. Freshmen and sophomore women contest their skills in song, drama and oration for the annual event.

in interclass rivalry, will be held

Great Performance Series


Five concerts throughout the 1981-82 school year co-sponsored

The theatre department will presentfour productionsduring the school year in the DeWitt Student and CulturalCenter.The box office opens approximately two weeks before each show. For information and reservationscall (616)392-1449.

by the Holland Concert Associationand the Hope College Cultural Affairs Committee.





ChristmasVespers; Dimnent Chapel, 8 p.m. Christmas Vespers; Dimnent Chapel, 2, 4:30 & 8 p.m. Music DepartmentStudent Recital; Wichers Aud., 7 p.m. Madrigal Dinner; DeWitt Center, Kletz Area, 7 p.m.

14 — Venezuelian Symphony Orchestra January 21-22 — Peter Amott, Classical Marionettist April 17 — The Scholars vocal ensembleof London A fifth event is to be announced.


Fri.-Sat.,Oct. 23-24 Wed. -Sat., Oct. 28-31 "Working,''



Friday, April 24 A

Arts and Humanities Fair Friday, October 29 Thirty-one workshops on a rich variety of topics in both the arts and humanities for high school students and teachers. Through first-handexperience participants will come to know and to appreciatethe nature and the challenge of college work in the Fine and Performing Arts and in the Humanities. For further information contact Prof. Sander DeHaan (616)392-5111, ext. 3255 or Dean Jacob Nyenhuis (616)3925111, ext. 2180.

Chemistry Department Seminars Every Friday Afternoon If

you would like

to be put on the chemistry department's

weekly mailing list write Hope College Chemistry Department, Peale Center, Holland, MI 49423.




March 3-4 Theme

of the 3rd annual


special day geared toward the high school sophomore or




just beginning the college-search process. Parents

are encouraged to attend, too.

Contact Office of Admissionsfor further information (616)392-5111, ext. 2200.

Michigan Junior Classical League Saturday,

November 14

Workshops,seminars and

activitiesfor high school studentsand teacherswith an active interest in the classics. For furtherinformation contact Prof. Ruth W. Todd (616)392-

new musical based on the novel of the same name for stage by Stephen Schwartz.


by Euripides, adapted for stage by Jean-Paul


Fri.-Sat.,Feb. 26-27 Wed. -Sat., March 3-6 "Mousetrap" by Agatha Christie. Fri.-Sat.,Apr. 23-24 Wed.-Sat., Apr. 28-May 1 "Under Milk Wood" by Dylan Thomas


Xi Science


November 5 Presentationsfor high school students and teachersby Hope's active and diverse science faculty . This is an opportunity to leant

both what is going on in science at Hope College and to enrich your view of science in general. Contact Dean Sheldon Wettack (616)392-5111 Ext. 2228 or Prof. Donald Cronkite (616)392-

5111, ext. 3251.

Model United Nations


Ext. 3207.

Friday, March 12 The 10th annual Model United Nations

is expected to involve over 500 high school students from Michigan and Indiana high schools.The UN is designed to give high school students the opportunity to take on the roles of professionaldiplomats with the goal of achieving a particular country's nationalobjectives while at the same time fostering a desired international consen-

will be Relationshipsin

Transition:The Future of Marriage and the Family. Energy depletionhas been a "criticalissue" for the last decade. However, with the apparent changes in the family one wonders if we are running out of families as quickly as we are running out of oil. Among the keynote speakers during the symposium will be noted authors Letha and John Scanzoni. Watch future issues of News from Hope College for further information.


by Studs Terkel, adapted Fri.-Sat.,Dec. 4-5 Wed. -Sat., Dec. 9-12


For further information contact the Political Science Depart-

ment (616) 392-5111,

ext. 3040.



November January



December 4,





April 16

Designed For prospectiveHope Collegestudents (transfers, high school juniors or seniors) who are interested in enrolling for the fall of 1982 . Students and their parentsare invited to spend a day on campus meeting with students,faculty and staff. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Phelps Hall. Contact Office of Admissionsfor further information (616)392-5111, ext. 2200.

Young Authors’ Conference Thursday, April 15

Curriculum Development for Gifted

A conference in which

Thursday, April 29 A sequel to the conferenceheld October 19. Again led by Nancy Johnson, it will deal specifically with curriculum development for gifted children.Designed for teachersand administrators. For further information contactProf. Nancy Miller (616)3925111, ext. 3030.

Eastern Bus Trips March 2-6 and March 30 to April 3 Each year Hope sponsors bus trips for students from the East Coast who are interestedin visiting the campus. The first trip scheduled March 2-6 will leave Wyckoff, N.J. and travel south through New Jersey and Pennsylvania en route to Holland. The second trip scheduled March 30 to April 3 will leave Albany, N.Y. and travel west through New York state en route to Holland. Cost for these trips will be between $75-5100 which includes transportation,housing and meals. For further information contact Admission representatives Janet Weisiger, 411 Hartung, Wyckoff, N.J. 07481, (201)8912390 or Chris Kazen, 2131 Central Ave., Schenectady, N.Y. 193114 131«13Q3-7Sn‘;

Men’s Basketball Nov. 28, at Tiffin, Ohio Dec. 1, at Goshen, Ind., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, at Wabash, Ind., 3 p.m. Dec. 9, AQUINAS, 8 p.m. Dec. 12, CONCORDIA, ILL., 3 p.m. Jan. 5, at Warner-Southern,


Jan. 30. 'at Albion, 3


tian, Fla. Jan. 9. at David

Lipscomb, Tenn., 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13, at Aquinas, 8 p.m. Jan. 16, ’at Alma, 3 p.m. *at A/IrianR o



Feb. 3,

’OLIVET.8 p.m.

Feb. 6,


MICH.. 3 p.m. Feb. 10, ’ALMA. 8 p.m. Feb. 13, ’ADRIAN, 8 p.m. Kalamazoo, 8 p.m. p.m. Feb. 24, ’ALBION. 8 p.m. Feb. 27, ’at Olivet. 3 p.m. (Home games played at the Holland Civic Center) -FWinterHomecoming • mi a a

Feb. 17, ’at


(an. 6, at

Jan. 23, Jan. 27.

Feb. 20, 'at Calvin, 3

children, grades K-6, share books they have written under the direction of their teacher. The conference is designed to encourage teachers to have children write, to motivate childrento write and to demonstrate to childrenthat others write and are interestedin what they write. At the conference children participate in a variety of creative/ imaginative activities.Featured resource person will be author Marge Frank whose most recent book is entitled if You're Trying to Teach Kids How to Write, You Gotta Have This Book. " An afternoon writingworkshopfor elementary teachers will be led by Marge Frank. For further information contact Prof. Nancy Miller (616)392-

5111, ext. 3030.

Youth Days Basketball Youth Day— February 6 Youth groups of the Reformed Church are invitedto attend. These events are designed more as an activity and do not focus on college enrollment as VisitationDays do. Advance registration is required.Contact Of(ice °f Admissions vvr _ •



giving to




Year-end Giving and the 1981 Tax

What it Could Mean to You.


The telephone rang in Hope's Development Office last week. A development officer who had been studying the new tax law responded enthusiastically:





AO im;



little bit.










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TO HOPE IN 1981...










— Uncle Henry was thinking about one of those. . what do you call them. . life income agreements!? Would the same .







was just calling

to find

when the basketball season starts and I thought the Hope operator had connected me with the Dow Center. out



For more information on The Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 (and the 1981 -82 Basketball Season) write or call:

The Development Office Hope College Holland, Ml 49423 Telephone (616) 392-51






campus scene



Creature or Creation? Sundog fetches Viemam

"What immortalhand or eye. Could frame thy fearful symmetry?" William Blake's "The Tyger" If you're sitting inside of Phelps Cafeteria, you have the unpleasant feeling that it's watching you or leaning over your shoulder. If you walk behind Lubbers Hall from west to east, the first thing you see is a foot, or hand, reaching for you. The thing is the color of rusting metal or old Dutch bricks and goes by the name Sundog II. "When we were putting it up," said Bill Mayer, Hope's sculptureprofessorand creator of the piece, "students questioned me as to whether or not it was a piece of sculpture. I said, 'Yes.' They responded . 'Oh . Ah . that's what we thought..' I wasn't sure how to take that." The sculptureis imposing and hard to avoid; Sundog's dread feet and fearful symmetry trapezoidalplanes — are solidly joined, bolted and welded to a steel frame, specially strengthened and gusseted to hold a lot of weight. "I had an engineer (Dave DeBlock, '78) help me in the construction.I wanted to make it strong enough to climb onto. The long leg is a way into the piece, visually and physically — the leg is an absolutelyirresistiblething to climb." So what is it?, everyone wants to know. Where was it bom? Long ago (about a year), Mayer was working on similar shapes and ideas .




in competition with other sculptorsfor a

by Larry Helder





Veterans' Memorial to be built in Washington D.C. Out of the inspiration of that project, he appliedto the College for a summer grant to build a piece tailored to the plot of ground in front of Phelps. "I alteredthe original Vietnam Memorial piece considerably,and then applied for the grant. With a $1,200 stipend for my time and two months of actual construction,eight hours a day, we finishedit." Mayer, along with his assistants, Todd Zylstra and JenniferForton, did all the fabrication. Bill stopped a few passers-by,handing them a grinder or paintbrush to help. All 1700 pounds of the steel they welded, ground, and painted were donated by Stuart Padnos of the Louis Padnos Iron and Metal Co., Holland. Where Sundog II came from is easier to answer than "What is it?" "If you ask me what the piece symbolizes— I can't say. It has somethingto do with the spirit of creation, the activity of movement, but that's very esoteric. If you want to look at the artist and say that a work should be the sum total of what the artist has done or lived, then this piece has a lot to do with dragsters,the lunar landing module, Vietnam, the 20th century's brutalism of architecture — it's really a hodgepodge of various elements." Whether you like Sundog II or not, a response is all Bill Mayer asks; "My pieces are an education. They're at a sort of ground zero level where they cause confrontationand communication."

IllSlB^ v"




' "plltll SIT,




Art prof Bill MM/er (left)commands his recent piece of art into place near Phelps Hall with the help of Greg Harrison. Mayer hopes the sculpturewill be a starting point for livelv discussionsabout abstractart amnnvst the rmnnus nnmilntirm



Painter Del Michel, like many abstract artists, can trace his style back to current work in the foreground is an example of how his interest in landscape has evolved into an period of academic realism.In the background is one of his paintingsfrom the 1960s. Although abstract style of his own, which he describes as “handwritten landscapes." Note also that the two primarily a portrait, the work also gives evidence of his early interest in landscapte.Michel's paintings are both large, another fairly constant thread in Michel's developmentas a painter.

The Nature by Del Michel


is it

about?" That


a question I

asked on occasionby casual visitors to

who encounter my currentwork,



my studio

series of large

abstract paintings I call "HandwrittenLand-

scapes." There are other similar questions — "What does it mean?" or "What am I supposed to see?" Apparently, the contemporaryart experience is missed by a fair number of people. Naturally,as an artist 1 am disappointed that art is not appreciatedmore universally;however, as an art educator as well as an artist, I accept the challenge to search for ways to bring viewer and artist together in lively, two-way, creative communicationof the contemporaryart experience. The first reality that I must face is that most people dismiss art as not very important or relevant. This is particularly true of contemporary art, which many see as completely foreign to their life experience.I have come to believe that this aesthetic apathy results from widespread lack of understanding of or insensitivity to the language of contemporary art, which is to a great extent the language of visual abstraction. 1 further believethat this general state of affairs is maintained by the absence of contemporaryart in our everyday lives. Possiblyour natural instincts for aesthetic enjoyment atrophy from disuse.1 firmly believe that enjoymentand appreciation of abstract art would bud and grow in an environmentwhich surrounded us with casual but regular viewing experiences — in our schools, churches, banks and other public places. 1 believethat sensitivity to the language of art can only be cultivatedthrough repeated expoabstract artists often hear


Del Michel is associate professorof art, having joined the faculty in 1964. He is a graduate of DePauw University and holds the M.F.A. degree from State University of Iowa.



What 1 suspect one is really asking when posing the questions I referredto above is, "How can the experienceof visual images be translated into words or the kind of common references we are used to and can understand with little effort?" My answer is that contemporary abstract art, at least, can't and shouldn't be translated. One should learn to accept the uniqueness of this form of communicationas one way of expanding human awareness. One also should realize the experience of art is a creative activity for the viewer as well as the artist.The artist,by sensitively exploring and composingthe elements of art — color, form and space — can help us discover new relationships and forces in our lives. For instance, how many of us are aware that colors can affect us psychologically ? Cool colors, such as blue and green, may have a soothing effect, while hot colors, such as red and yellow, can make us agitated. Open space may be relaxing, while crowded spaces may create high energy. If by viewing a work of art, we are made aware of a personal and unique response or experience, why must we seek to make it commonplace by translatingit into somethingwe already know and understand? A strong case might be made that all art, realisticor nonrepresentational,is essentially abstract in nature. The significance of art in human experienceis its ability to evoke thoughts and emotions independent of the typical cognitive processes.Through abstractionart can expand our experienceof life and not simply duplicate other kinds of experiences. Such enrichment is denied to many because, in part, of what appears to be widespread hostility to contemporary art, possibly growing out of some insecurity on the part of the naive viewer. Is it the mystery of the art experience that we find hard to accept? When viewing a work of abstract art, do we assume that the artistknows something we don't and has consequently left us out ? Indeed,doave feel that he is poking fun at us by evoking images that we do not readily understand? We tend to mistrustwhat we perceive to be mysterious, and easily become defensive

about our insecurities. We live in a world in which a premium is placed upon proven fact, on clarity, on the accuracy of high technology. Very little in our lives is left to speculation, to creativity, to followingthe mysteries of our intuition. For the most part, studentsenteringcollege today not only want to know what they are going to be doing 10 years from now, but also what their income will be. Within a society that has developed these values, is it any wonder that an artist following his intuition and exploring the mystery of the creative process is viewed with suspicion? What is it about the nature of abstractionin art that appears to alienate so many ? What can or should the artist do to alleviate the situation? I cannot presume to speak for other artists;however, I can attempt to review the significance of abstractionin my own work and relate some personal thoughts on being an artist in our society.

Through my trainingand intense involvement as an artist for the past 20 years or so, my work has evolved from the discipline of academic realism to fresh discoveries through abstraction. My aesthetic concerns have developed from the representationof nature to the search fora kind of visual energy 1 find in nature. My current series of large "handwritten landscapes”are personal discoveries of these dynamic forces in nature, and their embodiment in the visual image itself.In referenceto the original question, "What are my paintings about?," I must answer that they are primarilyabout themselves. They are physicalpresences or objects that hopefully embody and express the same kind of energy I sense as a cold front moves in or as lightning streaks across the sky. The sun breaking through a cloud creates a sense of light and play of shadow upon the landscape that, to me, emphasize/ the dynamic character of nature. It is not the topography so much as the processesof nature that I attempt to capture in my work. I find myself intrigued with the visual manifestationsof such natural forces as energy, compression, explosion and flotation.

Since I am reactingwith my personal responses, my paintings also have an autobiographical quality. As I work, my senses are stimulated by an awakening to new visual relationships. The calligraphyon the surface of the paintingsexpressesthe spontaneity of my own writinggestures, as well as reflecting the notion of static electricity in the atmosphere. What interests me as an artist is this interplay the spontaneous act of painting as relationships are discoveredand

between new form


traction to the forces of nature. The

visual at-


process of contemplation and discovery is what


most want to convey in my works. My lack of a complete and final answer to the question of what my paintingsare about is not intended to skirt the issue of abstract art, but rather to invite the viewer'sactive participation in the art experience.I hope that my paintings are not viewed in an easy and passivemanner, but rather with the sensitive and creative powers of the viewer brought into play. In the process of painting,1 am increasinglybecoming aware of my own senses. I hope that one who looks at my paintingssomehow can become more in tune with his or her own perceptionsas the result of the visual stimulation. As one who creates a work of art and presents it for public view, I invite criticalresponse.This is the way I perceive the artistto be of relevance in our society. As a communicatorusing the visual language of abstraaion I only can hope that the viewer will cultivate a sensitivity to the language so that his or her life experiencemay be enhanced in new ways. From the viewer, I look for an honest response, based upon openmindedness, and the desire to experiencean expanded self-awareness. The viewer needs "visual practice" so that his criticalresponses can be informed and not simply, "I don't know much about art, but I know what I like." If an is to be a significant force in our lives, we need continualstimulationof our visual perceptions.The best of our artists'work must be placed in the public view and become pan of our everyday experience.



campus scene

Silver Salute to Hope's internationalties were celebratedand strengthened during this summer's 25th anniversary Vienna Summer School as the city of Vienna hosted a formal receptionon June 22 for visiting Hope students,alumni and faculty par‘ ticipating in this year's historic session. Present at the elegant event, held at the Vienna Rathaus, were Austrian city and education officials.Special guests were Hope PresidentGordon J. .Van Wylen and his wife Margaret. The silver anniversary sessionof the Vienna program was highlighted with a week-long alumni seminar in Austria. Approximately35 Hope alumni and students participated. An optional two-week study tour through Czechoslovakia,Poland and Hungary followed. Included in the formal receptionat the Rathaus, which opened the alumni seminar, was special recognitionfor Hope professorof history Paul G. Fried, who founded the Hope Vienna Summer School in 1956. Hope's program was one of the first American educationalventures establishedin Austria and the first student participants arrived in Vienna approximately a year after the departure of occupying Russian and allied troops. At another reception Dr. RoswithaBenesch, professorof art history at the Vienna Center of the Institute of European Studies, officiallycongratulatedHope College and Fried on behalf of the IES and recalled the beginnings of the 25year-old internationalprogram, which not only has brought close to 1,000 American students to Austria but also has resultedin a number of 1 Austrians coming to Hope. ''Materially in 1956 it was not much we could offer— not much comfort and not much luxury," Benesch said. "But there was the European heritage — art, music, literature, history — Art to be seen where it had grown, language to be studied where it was actually spoken, history where it happened. . "Paul Fried, of course,was the heart and soul of it. He was everywhere, saw everything, wanted to have everything better and more efficient, but also more festive, grander— and always with style!" Further recognitioncame for Fried at the week’s end, when alumni and student partici.



Vienna Summer Program

pants presented him with an engraved silver tray

and a citation which, lauded him as "the heart, the soul and the dynamo of Hope College'sin-, ternationaleducation program." Also on that occasion Dr. Van announced that the Vienna Fund, establishedin 1968 primarily to encourage student exchanges between Austria and America, would henceforth be named the Paul G . Fried International Education Fund. Further, the purpose of the fund was to be broadened to include other aspects of internationaleducation at Hope. Two individualshave establisheda $10,000 matching gift fund to encourage further donations to this endowed fund which, according to Van Wylen, is intended to serve as "a reminder" of Fried's "vision and leadership." Last spring Fried announced his retirement from the directorshipof Hope's international education program, in order to return to fulltime classroom teaching. During the silver anniversary week in Vienna professorsfrom all four academic divisions of the summer school hosted day-long cultural exposures. Anna von Spitzmiiller, professor of art history, led visitsto Mauer, Melk Abbey, Diirstein, Krems and Gottweig. Felix Molzer, professor of music history,demonstrated Austrian music, utilizing the pianos of Schubert, Brahms and Beethovenand other instruments included in the collection at the ImperialPalace. David G. Good, professor of economics, presented a lec» •>; a? ::3E%3SS&& ?: « ture on Westerri'economy in conjunction with a CELEBRATING THE 4th OF /ULY IN AN INTERNATIONALSETTING were participantsin this visit to the new United Nations city. Willibald summer's easternEurope study tour, which immediately followed a week-long, alumni seminar in Kubicek, professor literature, took the group Vienna, part of festivitiesto mark the 25th anniversary of the Hope Vienna Summer School. A into the SchonbrunnerSchlosstheaterwhere he highpoint of the tour was a reception in Warsaw hosted by Lawrence Fabunmi '52, Nigerian spoke on baroque theater. ambassador to Poland, who is pictured greeting Barbara Folensbee '43 Timmer, one of nearly Other special events were a midsummer ball three dozen Hope alumni, students and friends in Europe this summer as participantsin the in the state rooms of the Palais Kinsky, Hope's anniversary session of Hope's most popular internationalstudy program. summer academic home, and evenings of ballet Alumni and student participants "got along While the silver anniversary of the summer and operetta at the Volksoper. school program was being celebrated,two Twenty-threealumni celebratedthe Ameri- famously," according to Stephen Hemenway, alumni participants. Norm '38 and Barbara can holiday of July 4 in Warsaw, where Dr. associate professor of English, who has led Hope Folensbee '43 Timmer, marked yet another sigstudents to Vienna annually since 1976. Five of Lawrence Fabunmi '52, Nigerian ambassador to Poland, hosted a receptionin honqr of the visit- the alumni in this year's enrollment had experi- nificant event, their 40th wedding anniversary, with a memorable waltz in a city famous for its enced Vienna first during the first two years of ing Hope entourage. Another reception was the summer school program, and they proved to waltzes — and, as hundreds of Hope students hosted by Hofrat Dr. Richard Sickinger,director have learned during the past 25 years, for many be valuable resources for informal conversation of the Austrian CulturalInstitute in Warsaw and other things as well. a former Vienna Summer school professor. on changes in the city, Hemenway reports.





Director Promotes International Experience

by Marla Hoffman

Exciting travel information greets each student who enters the outer office. To those who continue on into the inner office, captivating portrait photographs reflect the sensitivity of a perceptive traveller. A friendly smile and a warm "hello" welcomesstudents as they venture into this world of new possibilities.This is the office of Dr. Neal Sobania, the new director of International Education at Hope College. His wealth of experience in international travel and study and the vitality with which he shares his own excitement for travel are only a few of the qualifications which have prepared Sobania to tackle his new responsibilities. Dr. Sobania, a '68 Hope graduate, majored in both history and political sciencein the days when a double major was almost unheard of. Immediatelyafter graduating, he learned the meaning of responsibility: for four years he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. Planning to do graduate work at Ohio University in the fall of 1972, he spent April through August of that year taking the "scenic" route back to the States by local bus and train, Sobania travelled through India, Afghanistan, the Soviet quarter,Iran, and Turkey before he reached London for his flight home. Back in the U.S. , he earned his M. A. in international affairs, with a focus on African history, anthropology, and African art, from Ohio University in 1973 and remained at the University for an extra year to do postgraduate work. From that time until his recent return to Hope's campus, his energy was spent in both London and Kenya while he worked towards his Ph.D. in African history.Sobania gathered the information necessary to his research when he was in

Kenya and organized and analyzed the data when in London at the School of Oriental and African Studies,University of London. At this sametime he was a consultantfor UNESCO, one of the largest organizationswithin the United

Nations, for


project which studiedthe


of desert lands.

Sobania earned his Ph.D. in 1980 after 12 years of continued internationalstudy and travel. After such an extended separationof time and distancefrom Hope College, what brought him back to Holland, Michigan ? He believes that a vital factor in the process of his return to Hope's campus was his continued communication with Hope's Office of InternationalEducation, via Paul Fried, the founder and former director of this office, and Alma Scarlett, the receptionist and office co-ordinator.Now, back at Hope, Sobania is delightedboth to be able to continue the internationaleducation'services which Fried introduced to Hope's curriculum and to have a chance to work with his long-time

Alma Scarlett. anyone who is considering the interna-

friend, Let

tional study experience beware: Dr. Sobania's


travel is infectious.




than happy to offer his expertise to all who venture into his office. As a result of his own travel background, this new director can offer qualified guidance for almost any international experience imaginable. Be it advice on a bike hike across Europe or a study program in Africa, a train ride acrogs India or a semester in London, Sobania's travel hints are well-founded. His own experience is'invaluableas he reminds students to travel with warm clothing — even to Africa — or explainswhat it feels like to be the student with the "funny accent" when in London. His expertise will be a valuable resource for the Hope faculty as well as for the student body ; Sobania is

willing to help any professor organize successful

internationally-oriented May Term experiences. Dr. Sobania plans to make his first year back at Hope be one of assessment and evaluation.The existing programs of internationalstudy will continue,but Sobania stresses the need for those at Hope to evaluate themselves and the foreign study programs that are presently offered through the college. As the directors of all growing departments must do, Sobania makes sure that he struggles with the question,"How do we at' Hope respond to the 1980's?" This new director is working energetically to assure all students who are interestedin travel that they may have the opportunity to do so. To the student who wonders, "Why t avel?”, Sobania answers most thoroughly in the liberal arts tradition. He notes that the liberal arts education stresses one's acquaintance with a variety of perspectiveson life — and that the international experience is an exciting and challenging way to learn of others' perspectives. Sobania also points out that it is the students in business, economics, natural sciences, and engineering "who can most realisticallyexpect to have an employment opportunity overseas." Thus, the benefitsof an internationalexperience are importantto these studentsas well as to those in the arts, humanities, and other social sciences. The longer one listens to the enthusiasm of Dr. Neal Sobania, the more one learns to share his excitement about the future growth of international educationat Hope College. As he speaks convincingly of the benefits of international education,his abilitiesto help the Hope student attain these benefits seem apparent. It seems After worldwide travels, alumnus Neal Sobania likely that those at Hope who are looking for an has returned to Hope as director of international international experiencewill easily learn how to attain their goal with his help and cuidance.. education.





profile 9



by Eileen Beyer alumna (slum'ns)


n., pi. -nae (-ne) L.,

a girl or

fem of

woman alumnus.

Webster, like Hope College, had to start from somewhere. At nearly all U.S. institutionsof higher learning, including Hope, alumni historicallypreceded alumnae: Although men had the head start, in terms of numbers women now have a slightly upper hand at Hope, outnumbering their male counterpartsever so slightly at every class level. This year's freshman class includes 330 women and 309 men and total College enrollment is 1,119 women and 1,077 men. The history




Hope begins

in 1877, 11

after the College was chartered. Hope's first



were Francis Phelps, the daughter of then college president Philip Phelps, and Sarah Alcott. Both graduated in 1882. Their seven male classmates orated at commencement; they were permitted to read essays. Nearly 100 years later, this fall Hope chose "Women of Hope" as its Sept. 26 Heritage Day theme, to recognize some of Hope's special alumnae and celebrate the spirit and accomplishments of the College's total alumnae population. The current roster of living alumnae includes 6,920 women who once studied, played and planned for their futures on Hope's campus. Obviously, much progress has been made in a century — from a day when public presentation of a woman's opinion was considered improper, even if she was a college graduate,to a day when women are recognized publicly as vital elements in the history of Hope and contemporary society. Yet, a 1979 report prepared by a specialcommittee studying the status gf women on campus reported that "a genuine problem in equal treatment of men and women does exist (at Hope)." The report further stated that "discrimination at Hope College is not due to overt or deliberate design, but rather due to unexamined assumptions about women." For example, the report noted that in advising students, faculty members may try to treat everyone "equally," without being aware that the different experiences of women and men may call for different approaches.Women may need more encouragement than men to pursue particularcourses, majors and, ultimately, particular professions, especially those which call for a strong background in math and sciences, the report suggested.

An examination feelings

At the same time, there is little argument that the women's movement is having a continuing influence of the attitudes and aspirations of today's students.

The recent national survey also found





women. More percent in 1980

men and women than ever before — 93.3 compared with 81.3 percent in 1970 — indicated support of the idea that "women should receive the same salary and opportunities for advancement as men in comparable positions." In 1970, 47.8 percent of America's freshmen believed that "the activitiesof married women are best confined to the home and family." Only 26.6 of today's young people support that traditional view, the survey indicated.

What can be

Hope's alumnae? History offers graduateswho carved out distinguished professions in teaching, music, mission work, even business. Many others chose to become wives and mothers, community and church volunteers — unpaid professionals. Old issues of The Alumni Magazine tell of said about

many examples



and aspirations

Hope alumnae


than one in four of last year's female college freshmen were planning careers in traditionallymale fields such as law and engineering,accordingto a national survey by the American Council on Educationand the University of California at Los Angeles. This figure represents more than a 400 percent increase of the number of freshman women who in 1966 were planning careers in traditionally male fields. attitudes of students toward the role of


of the attitudes,

no indication of whether or not they experiencedfrustrationsand barricades which kept them from realizing all of their ambitions.

of these were females in the non-technicalfields:

Today, in an age of computerized records and largescale surveys, scientificstudies of

alumnae status



Hope's Placement Center released summaries of a survey administeredto the class of 1979 during the year following their graduation . The statistical summaries of the survey yield several observationsrelevant to the experiencesof the alumnae of this class. First, the majority of Hope women nowadays don't jump directly from mortarboard to bridal veil. The survey showed that 15 months after graduationonly 34 percent (male and female) of the class of 1979 was married. Although approximatelyhalf of the class went straight on to graduate school, there was an unequal division of men and women in this category. Only 39 percent of the women in the class entered graduate school directly after graduation,while 57 percent of the men followed this route. This imbalance is in keeping with national trends, reports Dar Topp, survey director. Although more men than women went on to graduate school, more women than men got admitted to their first choice of school (86 percent compared to 79 percent). Only 1.5 percent of those responding to the survey possible. In


humanities, language arts and music," Topp notes. In the overall employment scene, the survey indicated that alumni faired better than alumnae in most areas. Seventy-four percent of the men in the class had secured positions in less than two months after graduation, while only 41 percent of the women had obtainedjobs within that time. Moreover, more women than men resorted to nonprofessionalpositions: 18 percent of the alumnae of the class ended up in clerical positions, while only four percent of their male counterpartswere employed in this category.

The overall salary scale of graduates indicated that men earning more than women. A full 60 percent of the male graduateswere earning an initial salary of more than $12,500 but only 17 percent of the women graduates had attained this position on the salary scale. The statistics tell a story, but give littleclue regarding the complex meshing of social and cultural messages which serve as a backdrop for the personal choices women make. News from Hope College has interviewedseven alumnae and presents their profilesin this issue. In talking to these women, we tried to pay special attention to their experiencesand also to thejr attitudes toward their still are

femininity, their feelingsabout the choices they've j — — j







Women American Finds No Veiled Divisions Among Arabic

Women "I think taking care of children and being a wife is almost the same in every country," says

Lynn Malvitz '76 Khadija,an American married to a Palestinianwho heads a restorationand

developmentproject in Petra, Jordan. American wives and mothers might not agree. The Khadijas'wedding party, for instance, lasted two nights.Because there were so many people,the men — includingthe groom for most of the time — went up on the roof, leaving the women downstairs. It resembled an American wedding only in the case of the cake, which Lynn asked her husband to provide so that American wedding culture too would be represented.The long festivitiesclimaxed finally by the shooting off of rifles, fired by riders on horseback into the quiet night. She then made her home, as is customaryin Jordan, with her husband's mother and brother in Amman, the capital city. In the years since her marriage, she has traveledback and forth between Amman and Petra, where her husband, Mohammad, makes his permanent home. In Petra, an incredible city full of ruins and archaeologicalsites entered through a narrow, mile-long chasm, the Khadijas live in a cave — "a small, comfortable house with the beautiful colored walls of the mountain " Because there is no hotel in Petra (building one is but one of the projects under Mohammad's direction), the cave-home often is full of foreign tourists. In Jordan Khadija never wears shorts,never goes swimming and always wear dresses that fall below the knee. Sleeveless blouses still are considereddaring, but seen more frequently. She has acceptedthese conditionsand customs as her own, and believes that "the only way I am different from most Jordanian women is that I enjoy reading from the American and English tourist



Like most of her women friendsand neighbors, she has a job outside the home. Salaries in Jordan are low for men and women, and the husband's paycheck goes toward food and utility payments. Mostly, women work simply to bring in more money. Life is simple, without the "extras" of Americans — things like Pampers, a meat-rich diet or a family car. Khadija teaches English ("of course") to Arabic-speaking 6th — 9th graders at a private girls school near Amman. School in Jordan is not as regimented as in the U.S., she has found. Sessions run from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30, but if the work is completed early, class is dismissed. Because hers is a Catholic school, Sunday is a day off in addition to Friday, the MosIem holiday. She earns the equivalentof $270 a month. For the past year she also has taught in the afternoons at a Language Institute, in order to pay off a debt incurred in purchasing flight tickets for their last trip to the States. Her students at the Institute are older and more advanced. All in all, she finds she enjoys her teaching work much more than she thought she would. It also has improved her Arabic. While she is at work, her mother-in-law cares for her children,Murshed, three years, and Mariam, two. This is a customaryday care arrangementand, Khadija notes, "it gives the wife a lot more freedom. "It is true that you lose some freedom living with a family, but (my husband's) family and most Jordanian families are very open-minded and the old and young usually get along." Before the children were born, Khadija admits her life was somewhat "empty." Her motherin-law did all the cooking and housework,and afterschoolthe young wife often had much time on her hands. She sees her children as "a mixture of the two cultures."Their first words were Arabic "because they had to learn to be understood by the people around them," but they are learning En-


Lawyer Builds Case for Part-Time Profession goals would you expect of a



worlds of their mother and father mesh in play: upstairs on their roof they have a sandbox, an unheard of item in Jordan, which is filledwith sand their father brought from the ancient ruins of Petra. "As with many families here, the center is the kids," says Khadija. "There is not a lot of entertainment besides the TV (which begins programs after 5:00 p.m. only) and the kids are played with a lot. They eat up the attentionand when they get older they really help a lot with the younger children. When they finish school they work and help their family with money, etc., until they marry." Khadija was introduced to Jordan after her freshmanyear at Hope. Convinced she wanted to be an archaeologist, she enrolledin a Middle East Seminar conducted by Dr. Robert Coughenour of Western TheologicalSeminary, a former Hope historyprofessor. The following year she excavated at Hesbon, between Petra and Amman, with a half dozen other Hope students. As a senior she went to New Mexico to study archaeology. After graduating with a major in ancienthistory, she enrolledat Western Michigan University to obtain a teaching certificate. The followingsummer she returned to Jordan to work on a dig at Petra. At the end of the dig she and Mohammad decided to marry. Life has changed for women in Jordan during the years Khadija has lived there. The Western influenceis strong and women are picking up on the liberation trend. Seemingly, by Khadija's report, there is little of the antagonism between traditional and trendsettingwomen that one finds so often in the U.S. In Jordan many women still wear a thob, the long traditional dress, topped by a long coat and scarf when they go out. Others, particularly those under 30, shun such customs. Yet the two types mingle in social circles and familiesas easily as they do on the streets. "It is a mixture of modern and old fashioned, side by side, and all getting along without prejudice as you feel in the States. ... It varies and friendsall mix together." In November, after Mohammad'sretirement, the couple plans to come to the U.S. to live. Because they will be joiningher husband's relatives who already live in the States,Lynn believes that their way of life will be much the same as in Jordan — "with people always at our home and Arabic food and customs."She hopes to return to school eventually and study archaeology further. No doubt some aspectsof American life will seem strange to Lynn upon her return to the U.S. But she has learnedthat "in every country, there are some things you like and some not." Sorting those things out can teach you as much about yourself as about a culture.


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woman who

worked her way through college and then helped her husband through med school,who gave birth to her first child when her husband was thousands of miles away serving in Vietnam, who has worn leg braces ever since a bout with polio during her junior high days but has never let that slow her down, who decided when her daughter reached school-age that mother also would go back to school, who was a fulltime law student for three years while also keeping up with her home and family,who has been practicing law now for severalyears while also playing — and winning — tournamentbridge at the state level? Is her goal to become a partnerin a prestigious firm? Or, why not, to someday have a firm of her own? "What goals do I have? Hmmm, let's see,' savs Rprnirp Rmn*;HnP '6ft QpYonnp i

thought maybe I'd start to take Spanish. I thought it might be interestingand useful." Though many things have not come easily for . DeYoung, she doesn't give the impression of being one to put much stock in goals. She seems to take events as they come, to spend her time enjoying family and friends rather than deciding

which mountains need moving. Take, for instance,her decisionto enter law school at the Universityof Miami, a formidable challengefor a woman with a young child and a busy husband, especially when she has been away from school for a number of years. "I think it was easier for me when I went back to school than it had been in college. I went back with the philosophy that this was somethingI wanted to do, but it was not the center of my life."

True to all "Paper Chase" implications,she found the first year of law school to be the worst. "There was an enormous amount of reading and the vocabulary was foreign. I got a maid to clean the house and my husband and daughter helped with the cooking. I did as much of my studying at home as possible." Although she had expected to be one of the oldest women in her class, DeYoung discovered many other — and older — returning students. Approximately20 percent of her class was female. Her impression was that few of them were interested in developing a women's movement. Instead they talked together often about the challenges they might face once they were practicing: how to solicitand maintain clients, a particular concern among the younger women, or how to balance working and raising-children. DeYoung says she didn't grow up with a burning desire to become a lawyer. She had wanted to further her education ever since her college graduation.Law seemed a good choice, she says, "because I'm interestedin people and law is about people." Similarly,once she passed her bar exam she wasn't frantic to find a fulltime position in a big firm. She has been with two small general practice firms, both on a part-time basis. Has her being a woman made a.difference in her practice of law? "There does tend to be a problem with women and law, particularly courtroomlaw," she says. "People tend to think that aggressivenessis not an attractive female quality,yet to be the best advocate for your client, you must be aggressive. You have to learn to do it in a feminine way. A man lawyer can raise his voice, interrupt,use forceful gestures.A woman has to rely on facts and also be persistent — forcefully persistent without being pushy. . . "1 think women sometimes do have to work harder to achieve the same amount as men." Her hours vary considerably.Sometimes she works several full days in a row, sometimes .


practice law and have time for her other inter-\

Like her bridge-playing,which, incidentally, she developed during school, proving that although law school is tough, there is time for other things. Or her husband Bob '65, a anesthesiologist, and daughter Erin, now 10. Like their house and three dogs. Like travel, last 1 ; summer to Europe. Like cooking, one of her favorite recipes being a Dutch apple pie, which, with all ethnic authenticity, calls for pinches and £ dabs and handfuls of this and that. Like reading for pleasure.("I couldn't face a book for six months after law school — I had read so much"' | during those years," she recalls).Friends are • another important part of her life. "I don't think my concepts of myself as a woman have changed over the years as much as my concept of being a whole person. Bob and 1 have done a lot of moving around and adapting, | over the years. We've known a wide variety ot people, some of them for only a short time, others for long periods .I've learned to be accept-

many charactertraitsand not be particuhow others conduct their


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•i l 'Your alue system changes as you get older. Your concept of what is worthwhile in other

people tends to shift." DeYoung seems to have a clear idea of what's worthwhile in others and also what's worthwhile in her own life. She may always be "just a part-time lawyer. She's enjoying her life. She s ^

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have to accept one of these days." She advises women enteringthe job market to assess their skillsas well as their credentials. "Academic and professional training is important, but it seems just as important to have certain skills in jobs today. If you don t happen to have an impressive set of credentials, you may still be able to get ahead through functional and adaptive skills — like conceptualabilities,analyticalskills, problem-solving abilities,or being able to establish constructiveworking relationships with others." At the same time. Carter knows that her own skills in these areas have taken her as far as they can. Any further promotions will require formal training in personnel management. "Everything I know has been learned through on-the-job experience.I feel I could make a much better contributionif I find out, on a formal basis, what's going on in my field by studying things like industrial psychology, organizational behaviour, and so on. . . "After over 20 years, my adjustment back to academia is bound to be a real challenge." Like many career women who, perhaps more than men, have had to prove themselves every step of the way. Carter'sbusiness life has infringed upon her private life. She admits that if she were married it would have been difficultfor her to advance as she has. Even as a single woman, she finds she doesn'thave enough time to herself to plan outside activitiesor develop hobbies. She enjoys the interestingfriends from many other countriesthat she's made as the result of job. At the same time, she wishes she had more time to do things with them. "One of my goals is to strive for a better balance between my personal and professional .

Pictured clockwise from above are — Evalyn H. Carter, Beverly Kerlikowski Daane, Lenora Vanden Berg Koelbel,Lynn Malvitz Khadija, Frieda Gunneman van Putten, Bernice Brunsting DeYoung, Ruth Barthel

Van Dyken


Given her demanding position and her decimay be a hard goal

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profile first

year in med school and was accepted

into Michigan State veterinaryprogram in 1978.

The universityhas been in the forefront of admittingwomen to graduatestudies in veterinary medicine, Ruth informs,with the ratio of men to women students standing at approximately 50:50 for several years now. Still, Ruth says, for a time during her schooling she felt a need to "prove herself." "For part of my schoolingI felt 1 wanted to go into large animal work (cows, horses, pigs, etc.) becausevets are needed in this area, plus to prove I could do it. Then I realized there were a lot of guys who didn't feel the need to prove they could work with large animals. So 1 thought. Why should I? I did a preceptorshipin Caledonia and worked mostly with dairy cows, but that's not for me. It takes a lot of hard physical work, and I'd rather have some energy left over to spend with my husband rather than spend it all on cows," she says, memorably. A Phi Beta Kappa Hope graduate,Ruth joined the veterinary nationalhonor society while at Michigan State and was presidentof her class during the senior year. The doctor's currentpatients are a menagerie of sick and healthy, old and newborn and middle-aged creatures."It's nice to see how much people love their pets," she concludes. Ruth is enjoying her now regular hours and the satisfactions of her profession. Don still has long hours entailed with his residency. ("He just got done with two months of getting up at 4: 15 a.m., seven days a week," says Ruth. "We expect that's going to be the worst"),but the end is in sight for

him too. made

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suffered,"Ruth says. "It was hard and we still have odd schedules sometimes, but we had our vacations and fun at our schools too. And I know there are other coupleswho also have odd working hours."

After Voorhees: Enough Challenges to Fill a Lifetime

A Double Dose of Medicine for Young Alumni Couple

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sources. "I do lots of counseling.A person doing this job has to be perceptive, sensitive, understanding of people. At the same time, the Bank's management expects us to take on more proactive involvement in manpower planning, analyticalstudies, and so forth . Recently,for example, I wrote a paper analyzing the effectiveness of a group of 30 middle-managers. These tasks are easier if you have analytical, conceptual and writing skills,as well. . . "Each day consists of surprises. I like the variety. There's always some new situation. I like to help people and have an influenceon their careers." One of her responsibilities is to help ensure that women and other minoritieswithin the organizationare given opportunitiesfor develop-

At the Van Dyken residencein Brighton, Mich., there's not only a doctor in the house, there's two — one for humans, one for animals. Last June Ruth Barthel '77 Van Dyken ahd her husband Don '76 both added the "Doctor" prefix to their names. She received the Doctor of Veterinary Science degree from Michigan State University and he receivedhis M.D. from Wayne State University.She is now practicing at the Howell (Mich.) Animal Hospital,where she works mostly with small animals and horses. He is in his residencytrainingin family medicine. While a prevalenttheme of past decades was "Behind every successful man there's a woman who put him through school,"the Van Dykens' dual professional tract is now becoming common among young married couples. They believe their shared transit to doctorhood was in some ways easier than going it alone because each had a better idea of what the other was going through. Moreover,because their disciplines were similar, they could coach each other with difficult studies. At the same time, double demands — for dollars as well as emotional

ally made up of three separate institutions, is owned by the governments of 135 countries. The Bank's capitalis subscribedby its member countries and lending operationsare financedprimarily from the Bank's own borrowings in the world capital markets. The institution employs about 5,000 people of more than 100 nationalities. Carter was attracted to a job at World Bank becauseshe saw in its generous vacation policy the chance, finally,to get to France. As it turned out, just when she was ready to embark on her long-awaitedvacation, she was notified that she had been assigned to a regionaloffice at West Africa'sIvory Coast. During her two-and-a-half years there, her duties primarily consistedof day-to-day office management and the sort of unexpectedthings a secretary soon learns to expect during a field assignment. There were many opportunitiesto displayher reliance, ingenuity and organizationskills.Her employers noticed. During Carter's early years in personnel work, her job was largely "processing,' she recalls. More recently, however, her field has developed to include substantiveinvolvement in


Some little

of her suggestions to



things,like wearing the look of success in

the form of tailored suits or no-nonsense dresses. "Fora while, we have to take on male habits in order not to detract."

Other habits are not changed

so easily.


must face in themselves either a lack of self-confidence which results in projecting too low a profile in a man's world, or they must recognize an overabundance of aggressiveness. Both are not helpfulin having a meaningful career — an advancing career." From Carter'sperspective,there's still some prejudiceagainstwomen in business,particularly when it comes to promotion into the managerial ranks. She believes that women's biggest obstaclestill lies in the fact that they have the potential of becoming pregnant. Although the pregnancy of a high-levelemployeecan cause some short-term office upheaval. Carter states

also resulted.

was a strain, financially and emotionally," Dr. Ruth Van Dyken now allows herself to admit. "Don and I commiserated about it and kept taking out loans. . . The commuting (40 miles in oppositedirections each day) meant our time togetherwas less than most couples' — we might have an hour or two together on weeknights before we had to sleep, and part of that was dinner and studying." Ruth decided to pursue veterinarymedicine during her junior year at Hope, after working for a summer with horses at a ranch in Traverse City. One of her Hope biologyprofs arranged for her to meet and eventuallywork with a Holland veterinanan. Donald Bixby. Ruth had decided she wanted a professionthat combinedworking with animals and being outdoors with mental challenge."I must say, though, that I didn't realize how mentally challengingthis profession was going to be!" she says now. "It


In 1922 a young girl packed her bags and moved out of Voorhees Hall for the last time. As a new graduate and soon-to-be-employed high

school teacher,Frieda H. Gunneman was about to start on a long and interesting life. For three years she taught school.Then in 1925 she married James Dyke van Putten, a Hope classmateof hers, and the two of them set off for China, supported in their missionary effort by the Southern PresbyterianChurch. Missionariesat that time had to complete two full years of language study. Frieda and her husband spent six hours a day, five days a week studying Mandarin Chinese. They never actually had an opportunity to teach, however, because of the civil war conditionsbetween Chiang Kai Shek and the Chinese warlords in northern China. "Many foreignershad to leave China at that time (1927). The American government suggested we leave, and our mission board told us we'd have to find some other work. We had expectedto spend our lives in China, and so were very sorry to leave. My husband and I had grown to love the country and its people." Frieda and her husband returnedto the United States and taught at a SouthernPresbyterian school in Breathitt County in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. "It was quite an eye-opener, by the way. Conditions were so poor, that we sometimes wondered if we were still back in China. I remember, too, the peoplecalledthe place Bloody Breathitt"because of all the feuds they used to have there." While teachingin Kentuckythe van Puttens often returnedto Michigan to visit relatives.On one such occasion they met a Mr. Rottschafer, who was looking for someone to head the Kodaikanal Americanschool in southern India. "We'd had a taste of foreign expenences and wanted more My husband and I didn't have any childrenat the time, so we were foot-loose and free to go." Frieda substitute-taughtand worked at the Kodaikanal'slibrary, while her husband acted as principal of the school.There were about 150 students,most of whom were missionary kids from all over: Arabu. Malaysia, North India, and Siam. The school was located in a resort area



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6,000 feet up in the mountainsof southern India.

"We found India to be very different from China. In Kodai there was little opportunity to meet and know Indiansof the middle and upper classes. We didn't have to learn the language and so never got the chance to know and appreciate the people." They were going to stay in India for five years, but Mr. van Putten's health began to fail, so they headed back to the United States in 1932. Traveling across Pakistan (then North India), Arabia and Palestine, they stopped off to visit "Ur of the Chaldees" Baghdad, and Babylon on their way to the Holy Land. Taking up their residence again in the U.S., both Frieda and her husband attended the University of Chicago — Frieda to get her master'sin social work and James to get his Ph.D. in international relations. These were the Depression



"There were beggars on the streets of America. We had come from India, a land of

beggars at that time, but we were shocked to see here." When the van Puttens finishedtheir educations, Dr. van Putten took a teaching position at Blackburn College in Carlinville, 111., staying there from 1934-1942.It was during this time that Frieda gave birth to two children, Jim Jr. and Barbara.When World War II broke out. Dr. van Putten joined the Navy, and Frieda stayed with the children in Carlinville. "It was a long, lonely separation,although my two active children and many friends brightened the time for me in many ways. Evenings were the worst. When the childrenwere asleep and I would sit by the radio, listening intently to all the war news. I remember that I crocheted a lace table cloth as I listened, feeling like Penelope who sat spinning as she waited for Ulysses to return from the wars." It wasn't until 1947 that the van Puttens had an opportunity to return to China. Dr. van Putten was attached to the American Consulate as director of the United States Information Service. This was a new program set up in foreign countriesto publicize American policies and the U.S. way of life. "My husband headed a staff of about 50 Chinese. There was a library with all the latest books in different fields,films, and news releases for the Chinese Press. The library was always crowded with Chinese professionalswho were hungry for knowledge of the outside world. They'd been cut off during the Japanese occupation and the Second World War." The van Putten family lived in a converted Buddhist temple while in Peking. They did a lot of formal entertainingin its large centralhall. Frieda sponsored a women's club for young Chinese girls who wanted to learn English. All this came to an end in 1949 when Mao Tse-tung and the Communists defeated Chiang Kei Shek's Nationalists forces. Frieda was in Peking when the Communists took over the city. "A well known Chinese friend of ours, a very influential woman, together with the mayor of Peking, met with the Communists before they reached the city and persuaded them not to shell it. I was teaching in the American school that day, and before I had a chance to get home I met the crowds and the Chinese army. It was terrifying. They came driving in on American trucks and tanks that they'd captured from the Nationalistforces. They looked very fierce, quite unlike any Chinese I'd known before." It was a year before the van Puttens were allowed to leave Peking. In 1950 they returned to the U.S. , renting a house in Holland, Mich. Dr. van Putten returned to the Far East, this time to Korea to set up a similar U.S. I. S. program there. He was caught in the early fighting of the Korean War and forced to leave. He rejoined his family in Holland. The van Puttens settled permanentlyin Holland in 1952 when Dr. van Putten became a professor at Hope College. He was later appointed chairman of the history-political science department, holding that positionuntil his retirement in 1969. In the meantime, Frieda taught for nine years at the Holland Junior High. Her two children graduated from Hope and went on to get their doctorates.Jim Jr. is now chairman of the physics department at Hope, and Barbara teaches physical education at the Universityof California.Frieda has two grandchildren,one of whom is a freshman at IJ —-


In 1980 Frieda and her children(Dr. van Putten died in 1978) paid a return visit to China. "Peking looked strange to us with its many high-riseapartments. The city wall was torn down, and the quaint streets with shops full of antiques were all gone. The Forbidden City was still there, being refurbishedand painted, and so was the Temple of Heaven, the Ming Tombs, and the Great Wall. In 1980 Mao was four years dead, and his influencewas steadily decreasing. We saw no signs of emnity toward us; instead, we were besiegedby smiling studentsevery time we left our hotel. They all wanted to practice their English on us." In recent years Frieda returned to Hope to audit a few courses in psychology to "wake up her mind." She has also just completed writing her memoirs — "only for the grandchildren," she says. Almost 60 years ago a young girl walked out of Vorhees Hall with a teachingcertificateand a suitcase full of dreams. Now, after fulfilling

"And we had a couple of pigs. I'd go into the pig pen with a board in one hand and the feed bucket in the other, and I'd hit this one pig over the head the minute he'd come near me. He was dangerous. We also had horses, and they bucked us. I broke my arm. We finally gave up the animals and went to raising grain. "We put in an extremely expensive sprinkler system, but after about three mornings of trying to change pipes I said, 'I've got all this education and I'm changing pipes?' It was awful. Anyway, the grain came up and we found out that the feed store had sold us two different strains of barley. One came up three weeks earlier than the other, so when do you harvest the dumb stuff? One kind of barley was getting old while the other one ripened!" Not exactlythe stuff of dreams. But Koelbel did discover some of the West she had long imagined in the vignettesof Missoula history which she on occasionheard from old-timersand other locals. "I thought, 'Gad, this is interest-


grace through years of ballet lessons (which she continues today) and began to model while employed as a member of a department store teen advisory fashionboard, Daane says she decided while yet in high school "to use my intelligence" insteadof concentratingon her appearance. She transferredto Hope from a junior college in order to study theatre more seriously.That love has continued through acting and directing roles in Grand Rapids' Civic Theatre and Circle Theatre. As a Hope senior she traveledto the West Coast to test her acting/modelingtalent in a top market. Severalmonths later she also hit the sidewalks of New York City, armed with four separate portfolios in acting, news reporting, writingand modeling. She was gratified when a modeling agency there agreed to representher, blit she discovered her Midwest roots tugged strongly and instead derided to return home. She landed a job at a Grand Rapids TV station, where she wrote news copy, appeared as an oncamera reporterand ultimatelyproduced the



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noon news program. Her TV work was followed by a year's stint as an account executivefor an ad During her early days in Missoula while still a agency in Lansing, Mich. Then it was back home street from Voorhees Hall. "It always strikes me as strange that after all teacher,she began to delve into the town's past again, this time as production coordinator for these years living in different places, I should and eventually developed a local history study The Media Group, Ltd , a fast growing video and end up living across from my old dorm. I've unit. Her fascination continued ("It was almost film production company. She loves the challenge and creative possibilitiesof her work, completed a cycle and am right back where it all like being addicted to heroin") and in 1972 a which involvesoverseeing the entire production started, 60 years ago." book, Missoula the Way it Was, authored by Lenora Koelbel, appeared in print. It is now in its department and servingas executiveproducer of all projects. A wide variety of clients and projects third printing. Meanwhile,disenchanted with the ranch and keeps things interesting. "One day I'll be involved in an all-day food a little tired of teaching,the Koelbels had begun Force shot where we're cooking chicken.The next day looking for a new challenge.Together they to her opened a bookstore.The LittleProfessor, in Mis- I might be working out in a field with a bunch of kids." soula's downtown. Success there had led to the The technology of her professionis changing opening of other bookstores. Because of her Her book never is going to be on a best-seller overnight and keeping in the know is a constant emotional attachment to downtown Missoula, list. Nobody this or that side of Montana is likely and time-consumingchallenge. which she regards as the "real" Missoula of to be affected by her spirited campaign to save "We subscribeto about 35 trade magazines," historyand tradition and charm, it was natural downtown Missoula. Yet, within that former she notes. "All of them contain valid informathat she become a vocal opponent of encroaching cow town — her own little corner of the Western tion that's important to my work. We now have mall fever. People on both sides of the issue in world — Lenora Vanden Berg '64 Koelbel is Missoula have been forced at least to recognize to know about things like video discs, interactive known as "a wonder" and "a force." video — all sorts of new technology. And you're her determination. (She was quoted recentlyin Koelbel, who with her husband John '64 has her local paper as saying she "could choke" a expected to keep up with it all." lived in Missoula since 1967, has tried her hand county commissioner who has taken an opposing The young divorcee obviously takes her proat teaching, ranching, writing and business.She fessional responsibilities very seriously.Yet, and her husband now own and operate several stand!) Lenora Koelbel thinks Missoula is something hovering just under the surface of this polished bookstores. Node's time is spent promoting businesswomanis someone who periodically anspecial. And Missoula— well, at least most of their literary wares by conducting interviews swers a phone call, goes into the closet and Missoula — returns the compliment. with authors over local radio and television staemerges with her looks for hire as a model, an tions and planning other inkhorn events. She activity which frequentlyhas been the target of also cares for their two children, ages eight and attack by feministswho argue that it is one of five. society's most blatantexploitationsof female Although born and raised in Kalamazoo, as a Side sexuality. Daane, who considersherself a womMich., Koelbel displaystotal devotion to her Interest en's rights advocate,sees no conflict between her adopted hometown, in large part because it emlooks and her ideology: bodies many of the characteristics of the West "I like to look nice. ... I think appearance She wears a certainsmile. which added romance to the daydreams of her says a lot about you as a person. An up-to-date And a certainhair and makeup look. And a childhood. look says something about your own conceptsof certain style of dress. Her cheekbones and hip"I grew up with a love of the West," she says. bones are equally prominent. She has the look yourself and your culture." "It was not only because of TV westerns, and the She takes modeling jobs when they come that is taken for granted only on the pages of radio programs, too, but also reading. I read an along because she finds them ego-gratifying("It fashion magazines. In the everyday world of awful lot of books that took pace in the West, and I thought the ultimatewould be to live on a ranch Grand Rapids, Mich., Beverly Kerlikowski '76 is very glamorousto see yourselfor have others see you as a model"), and sees them as chances to Daane usually turns heads. Ever since she was a in the West. It really never left me. When I meet new people. Moreover,they sometimes high school senior, she has been able to make would hear the Sons of the Pioneers singing pay quite well. But she has no thoughts anymore money off her looks as a freelancemodel. 'TumblingTumbleweeds,'gee, it'd just get the about trying to further her modeling career in a Yet, whenever she's asked to model clothes for old urging going again." bigger city. local department stores or to use her looks to She came to Hope with ambitions of going Is being attractive an advantage in business West "as a missionary on an Indian reservation” help sell products on TV or in printed ads, Daane but altered those plans upon arrival and instead says her first reaction is, "I'm amazed, flattered, circles? Not really, Daane contends. During her reporterdays her questions sometimes did get surprised,astounded. I'm always sure they've pursued an elementary teaching certificate.At quicker recognitionin a male-dominatedpress called everyone in town first, and asked me only Hope she met John Koelbel, who also was pursuconference, she believes. But more often, her when everyoneelse was unavailable." ing a teaching certificate. Part of their "getting looks have worked against her— it's been her Ironically, Daane has never put much stock in serious" involved the discovery of their mutual her looks. In high school she saw her friends as experience that she isn't always taken seriously love of the West. and instead regarded as merely a pretty face. She having obvious advantages when it came to After graduation and marriage, they landed in has been called "Sweetie"in professionalsetphysical beauty. Even today, although she's conColumbus, Ohio/where they continued their tings, and recalls that while a TV news reporter tent with her appearance ("I'm lucky — I have no education . Finally, after agressive job searching, she frequentlyhad the feeling that interviewees weight problem, my skin's fine and my hair is they followed their personal mandate to "Go were waiting to be questioned by "the Teal reO.K."), she sees herself as no great beauty. West" and arrived in Missoula in 1967. They porter," not her. "I look at women whom I think are really purchased an 80 acre ranch. In time, however, "I've had to work to convince people that I'm striking, and we don't look alike at all!" the young couple decidedthat cowpokingwasn't serious, not a bubble-headed blond," Daane adAlthough she sashayed her way down the all that the Big Ponderosa had crackedit up to be. of those dreams, she has returned to Holland and made her home directly across the

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"Education should prepare people not just to earn a living, but to live a life: a creative, human, and sensitive life." — Charles E. Silber-

man About 30 years ago, several "halfway decent" teachersin the Cincinattipublic school system plus the constant encouragementof a determined mother touched the life of a young black girl, the oldest of nine childrenin a fatherless family that had become a welfare case. She graduated from high school in the top percentage of her class,and, upon the advise of a high school counselor,enrolled at Hope College,which was offeringher the best financial aid of all the schools she'd looked into. Her freshmanyear at Hope was unhappy, marked by terrible periods of self-doubt and the feeling that no one else on campus had any understanding of who she was, what she hoped to become. Despite her unhappiness, dropping out was out of the question.She had been given one, four-yearchance and there was no alternative but to succeed. Severalof her professors and her roommate gave her the encouragementshe needed. The followingyears were easier, as she made friends and studies came easier. She majored in math, played women's basketball, was elected vice president of Student Senate and, during her senior year in an attempt to get black representation to appointed committees, became one of the founders of Hope's Black Coalition. She was well known and well liked, and became for many a person through whom it was possibleto link black experience to white experience. Shirley Lawrencegraduated in 1969 and returned to Cincinattias a junior high math teacher.She was committedto improving the Shirley Lawrence and friends on the playground of the PhiladelphiaTemple Corps Community Center, where she is executive director and head pastor. school experiencefor black inner city youth, and seminary, the School for Officers' Training in ferencebetween responding to one's life as opchose her method: she would teach at a school convinced that blacks— in inner cities, Suffern, N.Y. especially— were profoundly affected by negaposed to simply reactingto it^for no more than three years and then move on. For most members of Hope's constituency, tive self-images.She remembered her own loss The biggestproblem she's seen in all of her This way, she reasoned, not only would she be "of confidenceduring her freshman year at Hope knowledgeof the SalvationArmy consists of inner city work has been "the degradation of spreading herself out to different neighborhaving read George Bernard Shaw's play "Major human life, the sense of worthlessness of the and how debilitating that feeling of inadequacy hoods; she'd also be insuringherself against the individual." had been. Barbara" at one time or another and having seen sense of hopelessness and burn-out that she'd "I had gotten caught up in the black awareness red buckets and bell-ringers in front of dime The PhiladelphiaTemple Corps Community seen happen to too many inner city teachers. movement at Hope. Ever since, all around me I'd stores every Christmas. Lawrence's affiliation Center, surrounded by housing projeas, deals Change, in and of itself, was renewing, she believed. hear people saying that they were "black and with the Salvation Army extends back to her directly with the more visible problems of its girlhood,when she attended one of their sumcommunity. "Poverty, dope, crime, child abuse, proud." That's what they'd say. But in reality, She worked hard, took on extracurricular adspouse beating — you name it, we've got it. It's visory and coaching duties, and became involved they performed in different ways. They lacked mer camps and became a member of Girls' Guard. "I found I didn't have.to prove myself in frustrating sometimes because you feel you have confidence in themselves." in city and state education associations. "It's one A close inspectionof her own attitudes rethe SalvationArmy. Everybodywas important. no real resourcesto bring about change. The thing to try to bring change about by yourself. 1 sulted in a new vision of how she could help I enjoyed that atmosphere." people I work with are important to God, imporfound I needed some foundation of support." others. Five semesters of cadet trainingwere retant to me. They have tremendous hidden potenAfter severalyears she was honored by being named the Cincinatti teachers' representativeto "I realized that it was not my blackness that quired.There was academic religious education tial. Keeping that in focus keeps me going." Stretchinga $290,000 budget and recruiting the board of education and later was named a gave me self-confidence and a positive selfplus "battletraining" — practical experience, much of it on the sidewalksof nearby New York and keeping 15 staff members provide constant delegateto the National Education Association. image, but. it was my relationshipwith Jesus City. reminders to Lawrence that as an officer she is "As a teacher, a ripple effect was what I hoped Christ. I realized that just promoting blackness to achieve, to influence one person and have that alone wasn't going to do it." In June, 1978, she graduated, prepared and expected to devote "total time and energy" to She interprets the death of her mother in 1 976 commissionedfor anything and everything— as her calling. Although she often works until midindividual then touch someone else in the coma lieutenant, a minister of the Gospel, an adminnight, she drives home with "a different kind of munity. I think it works. It worked for me peras "God's timing." Nothing remainedto bind istrator, a teacher,a social worker, a youth tiredness,"a generally satisfied feeling, she sonally in my own life." her to Cincinatti. She "acceptedGod's call" and leader. claims. entered the Salvation Army's equivalentof a The longer she taught, the more she became From its inception,the Salvation Army has As it turns out, she needs all those skills in her present position. She is executiveadministrator emphasizedfemale ministry. Women now are becoming more and more common in adminisand head pastor of the PhiladelphiaTemple \merun s I norgv is Mindpower” is a year-long campaign launched Corps CommunityCenter, one of the Salvation trative posts, like Lawrence's, as well. She says in |ulv b\ the C ouncil for the Advancement and Support of Army's largest such organizations,with 1,000 it's unusual for an officer to have the combined registeredmembers. Her duties span the week duties of top administratorand head pastor, and I ducation tor the purpose of focusing national attention on believes that her being single was a factor in and frequentlyoff-hours take on the look of what higher education has done for society. In keeping with the on-hours. receivingthis assignment. theme, we present a series on alumni teachers, members of a Many of the people in the Center'sneighborLike other Corps Community Centers, the hood already have been affected by President profession w hu h traditionally has PhiladelphiaTemple offers programs of recreation, education,social outlet, health care and Reagan's budget cuts and Lawrence says she's been reserved tor the learned. "scared" as she looks ahead. "I wonder if the spiritual fellowship.Activities range from worThroughout America's history, ship to weightlifting, from checkers to G.E.D. outcome will be a sense of numbness and education freijuen'tU has been reading classes, and are planned to attract pre- hopelessnesssettling in, or if an oppositionwill schoolerson up to senior citizens. rise up, like in the ’60s." viewed as the major hope for As she did during the days when she was Lawrence's commitment, as always, is to fulimproving the individual and fill the SalvationArmy's motto, "Heart to God, strictly a teacher,Lawrence still is striving for society. Our series w ill examine hand to man." Her testimonials are as spontanethat "rippleeffect." She feels her chances for ous as graffiti,and, asked to characterize herself, impact are greater now than they were through this premise by profiling teachers she puts "born again" first on the list, followed the public school system. One of the main in a wide variety of situations, by "tough, energetic,enthusiastic, intelligent, emphases of the Corps Community Centers who practice individual teaching hard-working and in love with what I do." (there are 13 in Philadelphia,the birthplaceof She hasn't taken much time for looking back the U.S. Salvation Army) is to motivate people styles and hold diverse or leavingforwarding addresses.She knows her to utilizeopportunities at hand for better health , educational philosophies. ripples have touched lives, but she hasn't kept in education,employment and socialgrowth. IndiWe welcome your suggestions close touch with former students."There have vidualsand families are given some of the necessary skills and much encouragementto partici- been so many," she says. "You know, you get of teachers w ho are suitable involvedtoo much with people and it drains you pate in the vital decisionof their lives, both candidates for this series. community and personal.In Lawrence's eyes You get to the point where you have to say, T'm and the Salvation Army's — there's a big difhappy for you' — and then go on."



annual fund




Think Big Think big when assessing what you can do for Hope, say class representatives


recently attendeda conferenceon campus. ’

Pictured are Hope's youngest class rep, Bill

Godin '81, and

the oldest i;ep at the con-

ference, Bernard

Mulder who


Alumni of from This year's Alumni

the classes of '17, '18 and '19. all

classescan expect to receive a letter

their reps by

Fund goal




$500,000. Class reps hope to

involve 5,300 alumni contributors.


Delbert Schillman Flushing, Mich. 1917, 1918, 1919

BernardMulder Douglas, Mich. 1920 George VanderBorgh Lakeland, Fla.

1921 Harold Veldman Grand Rapids, Mich. 1922 Abraham Rynbrandt Holland, Mich. 1923 Bert Brower Grand Haven, Mich. 1924 Mary Visscher Verduin St. Joseph. Mich.

1925 William Hilmert Zeeland, Mich. 1926 Marion Pennings Grand Haven, Mich. 1927 Vernon Ten Cate Holland, Mich. 1928 Geraldine Walvoord Holland, Mich 1929 Dirk


Irving Decker

Gerald and Florence

Lakewood, N ). 1934 Lois DePree Chapman Kalamazoo, Mich. 1935 Lloyd Chapman Kalamazoo,Mich. 1936

Alumni Fund Class Reps PREP







1953 Lois Optholt Workman Holland, Mich. 1954 Ruth Bloodgood Hascup Glen Head, N.Y. 1955 loan Pyle Vander Kolk Hamilton, Mich. 1956 Milton Lubbers West Jordan, Utah 1957 Elsie VandeZande Redeker Holland, Mich. 1958 Edwin Fuder Holland, Mich. 1959 William and Nancy Huizenga Noorlag

Zeeland, Mich.

1944 Vivian Tardiff Cook Holland, Mich.

1945 Richard and Barbara Tazelaar Hine

Hudsonville, Mich.

Jenison, Mich.



Calvin Vander Werf

Harriet Stegeman


Donkelaar 1938 North Muskegon, Mich. Kathryn (Kay) Boon 1947 Whiting Elaine Meeusen DePree Spring Lake, Mich. Zeeland, Mich. 1948 1939 George and Marian Ter Andrew Nyboer Rockford, 111. Borg Toren Maplewood, Minn. 1940 Gladys Dornbos Bauman 1949 Grand Rapids, Mich. MargueritePrins DeHaan 1941 Holland, Mich. Fred Bertsch, Jr. 1950 Holland, Mich. Antoinette Sikkel 1942 Lombard, 111. Gerald Bax 1951 Grand Rapids, Mich. Hugh Campbell Portage, Mich. Gainesville,Fla.


Grand Rapids, Mich. 1930 Herman Kruizenga Muskegon, Mich. 1931 Eunice Hyma Bos Holland, Mich. 1932 Robert Notier Holland, Mich.

1952 Hoy Lumsden




and commitment have

America’s leading liberal

made Hope

arts colleges.

College one of

The mindpower of Hope’s

students and graduates reflects Hope’s quality.

The Annual Fund helps maintain

this quality by providing

academic programs and Hope scholarships and grants dents.


today for

the Alumni Annual

1974 Yvonne DeMaar Holtz Macatawa, Mich. 1975 Deborah Maxwell Cornell

Plymouth, Mich. 1976 James Donkersloot Zeeland, Mich. 1977 David Teater Holland, Mich. 1978 Wendy Martin Cambridge,Mass. 1979 Steve Prediger

Toronto,Canada 1980 Jenni Liggett

Kalamazoo,Mich. 1981 Bill Godin Kalamazoo,Mich.

HOPE COLLEGE CALLING Hope College alumni and friends will be manning telephones this support for the 1981 — 82 Annual Fund. is


Phonathon areas will Oct



Annual Fund

is to




its goal.


— Kalamazoo — Steve '74 & Jean '75 Norden; Ed Martin '54 — Rochester/Buffalo— Bill Cook '66 4 — Albany/Schenectady — Chris '69 & Don ’70 Kazan. 5 — New Jersey — Bruce Hoffman '61. 9 — Philadelphia/Pennsylvania — Tom Bos '61: San Francisco — Roger Klein heksel '60: Detroit — Mary '68 & Bob '68 Schroeder; Muskegon John Schrier '55. Nov. 10 — Ann Arbor — Gordon '76 & Sally '76 Alderink; Los Angeles/Orange County — Chris Lehman '73, William Welmers '36. Nov. 12 — Chicago — Dirk Van Beek '66, Peter '77 & Meri 76 Morse; Texas Gwynne Vanderwall '70. Nov. 16 and 17 — Grand Rapids/Grandville/Hudsonville — Marty Snoap 72, Bill Boersma '75, Rick Vander Lind 73, Deb Dykstra '71. Nov. 19 — Grand Haven — Rich '67 & Sue ’69 Kuiper; Lansing — Nancy Green26

Mov. Mov. Nov. Nov.


Mindpower Preserve it. Support quality education.

Send your

to stu-

1967 William Van Dyke Grand Rapids, Mich. 1968 David and Mary Jane Muller Duitsman Grand Haven, Mich. 1969 Don and Peggy McNamara Luidens Holland, Mich. 1970 David and Karen Chase Edyvean Peter Paulsen Schenectady,N.Y. Ridgewood, N.J. 1971 1965 Craig Neckers Bruce and Carla Reidsma Grand Rapids, Mich. Masselink 1972 Holland, Mich. G. Clarke and Nancy 1966 Rayner Borgeson Graham and Karla Otting Ann Arbor, Mich. Duryee 1973 Holland, Mich. Timothy Brown South Holland, 111.


Your support


1960 James and Harriet Wissink Engbers Grand Rapids, Mich. 1961 Arlene Cizek Schoon Munster, Ind. 1962 Betty Whitaker Jackson Claverack, N.Y. 1963 B. J. Berghorst Holland, Mich. 1964

wold '64.


Nov.23&24, Nov.30& Dec. — Holland/Zeeland— Terry Hofmeyer '62, Neil '66 & Karen ’66 DeBoer, Ruth Ann Hascup '80, Elizabeth Boersma 77. There will also be alumni-led phonathons this fall in Indianapolis/Indiana (Russell Kraay '49) and in Washington, D.C. (Warren W. Kane '57); and in 1

Florida in February 1982. f >3 :

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generation students



Standing (and sitting) tall (6' 9") in the Hope tradition is fourth generation freshman Bruce D. Mulder of St. Petersburg,Fla., son of John H. '55 and Mary Anne Meyers '55 Mulder, grandson of Johan H. Mulder '29, great-grandson of John TerAvest, Class of 1899.


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whose parents and grandparents attended Hope arrived on campus this fall. They are: Row 1: Kim Japinga of St. Johns, Mich., daughter of Douglas R. japinga '61, granddaughterof I Harold '30 and Eula Champion '33 Japinga; Maryette Lokhorst of Gahanna, Ohio, daughter of Ronald '59 and Karen Hyink '61 Lokhorst, granddaughterof Kenneth Hyink '29; Kathleen Hogenboom of Oak Park, III., daughter of Dean Hogenboom '56, granddaughter of ].M. '25 and < I DenaHabink'22Hogenboom; Robin Wiegerink of Chapel Hill, N.C., daughter of Ronald' 61 and ; ; Margery Kerppers '61 Wiegerink, granddaughterof Gerrit Wiegerink '33 and of John '21 and Mabel Van Dyke '24 Kempers; KristineAnn Barnes of Northville,Mich., daughter of Theresa DeVries '59 Allen, granddaughter of Thomas DeVries '23; Darcia Van Zanten of Clarendon Hills, III., daughter of S. Craig '50 and Judith Mulder '49 Van Zanten, granddaughter of Bernard ). '19 and Lois Weaver '20 Mulder ; Row2: Marsha Elzinga of Holland, Mich., daughter of Mary Kuiper '63 DeWitt, granddaughter of Alma Cook '33 Kuiper; Cindy Hoffman of Grand Rapids, Mich., daughter of Vernon '56 and Carol DeVries '57 Hoffman, granddaughterof Justin Hoffman '22; Sarah Veldman of East Lansing, Mich., daughter of Jerold '55 and Lois Mae Tomga '56 Veldman,granddaughter of Jerry '25 and Adelaide Borgman '25 Veldman; Lisa Smalleganof Zeeland, Mich., daughter,of John '51 and Evelyn Van Dam '50 Smallegan, granddaughterof Dirk E. Smallegan'15; Jana DeGraaf of Ann j Arbor, Mich., daughter of Daniel '53 and Myra Sounder ’54 DeGraaf, granddaughter of Marie f DeCook '27 Saunders; Ivonne DeWolf of Webster, N.Y., daughter of John '51 and Annette * Siderius '52 DeWolf, granddaughterof Aletta Verkait Row 3: Jon Toppen of Holland, Mich., son of Phillip '58 and Mary E. Harmeling '61 Toppen, grandson of Ruth Koscamp '37 Harmeling;Holly Ten Pas of Grand Haven, Mich., daughter of JohnH. '59 and Ethelanne Swets ‘60 Ten Pas, grandson of Alwin Ten Pas '25 and of Ethel Leestma , '^3 Swets; Nathan Buurma of Somerville,N.J., son of Allen Buurma '61, grandson of Nathaniel I Brower '32; Dan Van Malsen of Grandville,Mich., son of William Van Malsen '57, grandson of Bert Van Malsen ‘28; Jim van Putten of Holland, Mich., son of James D. van Putten '55, grandson ofJamesD.‘22 and Frieda Gunneman '22 van Putten; D. Mark Hoffman of Grand Rapids, Mich., son of Donald '52 and Linda Miner '55 Hoffman, grandson of Justin Hoffman '22; Jeff Elzinga of Wading River, N.Y., son of Marshall '60 and Jacqueline Pelle '62 Elzinga, grandsonof Gladys Gerrits '28 Elzinga;F. Scott Hoffman of Grand Rapids, Mich., son ofDonald'52and Linda Miner : '55 Hoffman, grandson of Justin Hoffman '22; Craig Van Zyl of Lake Odessa, Mich., son of Allison '


Lynn '50 and Carol Jean Prigge '49 Van Zyl, grandson Van Zyl

CAMPUS HOFFMAN COUSINS, all grandchildren of end freshman D. Mic/i.,



(l.), a




are sons of


Gerrit '18 and Bertha Brower (Prep '17)


Hoffman 22 . Sophomore F.

Donald '52 and Linda Miner

freshman, and Marla,


senior, are daughters of


(l. /

Hoffman of Grand Rapids, Vernon '56 and Carol Del' ries


Generation Students Know No Boundaries Mulugetta Ketema lives in Centurian cottage and has coursesin business,anthropology, religion, and politicalscience. He is a sophomore, a transfer student,who enjoys playing on the soccer team because of the close companionship that teamwork develops among the players.A political science major, he is a secondgeneration Hope student. So far, the descriptionof Mulugettais not one that would cause him to stand out in a crowd. But what is unique about this Hope student is that he is a second-generationinternational student. Mulugetta's father, Ketema Yifru, graduated from Hope in 1951; both Mulugettaand his father came to Hope from Ethiopia. Mulugetta grew up in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.Because he grew up in this large. Westernized city and also because students with a wide variety of nationalities attended his high school, the move from Ethiopia to the United States did not involve a great deal of culture shock for him. Perhaps the move from a nation's capital to a small town caused more of a shock than did the move from one country to another. Five months ago, when he first arrived in Holland, Mulugettawas surprisedto be greeted with a warm smile and an easygoing "Hi, how are you?" from people he had never met. Though he was surprisedat first, he now believes that this friendliness is one of the many positive points of the atmosphereat Hope. Students seem to develop close friendshipsquickly; Mulugetta feels it may be that they can easily understand each other because many of them come from similarbackgrounds. Mulugetta himself comes from a much different backgroundthan that of the average Hope student. As well as being an international student and thus being familiar with the culture of another country, he has faced situations which many Hope-ites might never have to considerliving through. His father is a political prisoner in Ethiopia. At the end of his Hope career, Ketema Yifru took an internshipwith the United Nations. He then went on to earn his M. A. in international affairs at Boston University.On his return to Ethiopia, his keen mind and interest in international politics were soon recognized,and he quickly rose to the position of foreign minister in the government of the late Emperor Haile Selassie 1. But when this government was replaced in 1974 by the present ProvisionalMilitary’ Government, several of its high-ranking officials were arrested. The family and friends of Ketema Yifru remain hopeful that his prisoner status is not

Mulugettaand Yohannes Ketema EthiopianNew Year’s celebration, many politiAlthough Ketefna was not among them, some of those released once held high positionsin the previous government ; their release gives reason for optimism. Although Mulugetta believes that the common background of many Hope studentsmakes it easy for them to develop friendships, he himself, with a background different from that of most students, is terribly easy to like. He maintains a positive attitude toward life, for, as he comments, "I've seen the good parts of life and the bad parts of life. It's good to see the bad parts because it gives you confidence." Mulugetta's sense of confidence,despite past hardships,can serve as the basis for many new relationships here at Hope. It can also serve as the basis for maintaining an alreadyestablished relationship:Yohannes,a second son of Ketema Yifru, arrived at Hope within the past month. He is entering as a freshmanand is taking courses in economics, math, English, and physicaleducation. Much of his time is currentlyspent working to catch up in hiscoursework because,due to flight reservationdifficulties, he arrivedat Hope more than two weeks after classes had begun. Like Mulugetta, Yohannesis impressed with the friendly atmosphere of the Hope community. He is especiallygrateful for his professors' cooperationas they help him enjoy his classes. Yohannes is anxious to meet the people who make up this college community; Mulugetta has already shown his talent for getting involved in new experiencesand friendships. Not only do the brothersbenefit from the chance to have an international study experience,but the Hope community itself will benefit from their presence. The adaptability and quiet energy that they exude makes these brothers more than welcome as Hope's second generation incal prisonerswere released.


alumni reunions

Class of 1971 Row 1: Mary Gunther Piers, James Piers, Jan Luben Hoffman, jon VanderPloeg, Pamela Ann Bedard VanderPloeg, Lois McAlister Mulder, Karen Schamper Schru, Robert Schra, Sharon Pink, John Pink, Beth Mills Witherspoon, Sherry VanderMeer TenClay, Tich Price Fackler, David Fackler,Jan Lemmink VanDyke, Robert VanDyke; Row II: Lynn Jones Onken, Laura Mumford, KarlZ. Nadolsky, Bill Hondorp, Sue Hondorp, John Reed, Bob Haveman, Linda Haveman, Susan vonBergen O'Connor, Bill O'Connor, Joyce VanHouzen Stacy, Norine Everson Jones, Deborah Clinton Stack, Thomas M. Stack, Eric Witherspoon, Roger A. TenClay, Corinne Havinga VanderMolen,Steven VanderMolen,Ruth Huizenga Robbins, Lois Hansen: Row III: Dale Merrick Hillermeier,Carol Rynbrandt Willson, Nancy Rynbrandt Zwart, Ted

Class of 1976 Row I: Kathy Brinks Waterstone, Jim Donkersloot, Bill Moreau, Barb Moreau, David James, Len Fazio, Carol S. Nykerk, Chris White Navarra,Carol Fret Ritcheske, Rita HenricksonVanderVen, Jane Vandenberg VanMaaren, Barry A. Stewart; Row II: Gary Nieuwsma, Keith A. Derrick,Rebekah J. Norden Derrick, Lisa Pifer Martin, Laurel Riekse Hoesch, Lynn Hambleton Wickstra, Susan Boers Smith, Rick A. Smith, Robert Klomparens, Mike Carpenter, Mark B. Halvorsen, Nancy A. Ball Halvorsen, Jim Ritcheske; Row III: Renato Donato, Jr., Barbara Treadwell, Bob. Urban, Barbara Herbek Bruggers, Stephen Bruggers, Richard A. Spreng, Steven Alkema, Lenann Williams, Carol J. Mast, Pat Russell n: ______ t,.,.. r i/. — n..l— j„,.u— ..


Zwart, Brian Koop, Cathy Walchenbach Koop, Alan Miller, Mary Goeman Miller, J. Patrick Corrigan, Beverly Roberto Corrigan, Craig Neckers, William D. Welty, Pat DeBoer Pedersen, Al Pedersen, Becky Shadwell Hudak, Art Hudak; Row IV: Judy Sikkema Holesinger, Arline ScheffelMaeser, Walter C. Maeser, Suzanne VanWieren, Jerry VanWieren, Gary VanKempen, John Norden, Nancy Riekse Norden, Lindsey Griff eth Kuiper, JackKuiper, Keith Grassland,Lon Eriks, Joan Eriks, Bing Cornett,Nancy Ryswick Cornett;

Row V:

Jim Koert, Mary Koert, Janice Hennicken Foster, James Foster,David Jungst, Jane WitherspoonJungst, Fern Sterk, Stan Sterk, Patricia MachielaMack, Ross Mack, Jonathan "Nate" Fuller, Keith Browning,Bruce Woudenberg, Robert Bone.

Page, Jim Wildgen; Row IV: Kim Buckley, Margaret VandenBerg Buckley, Dan Bussema, Barb Smith Bussema. David Buis, Craig VanderMolen, Barbara L. Wrigley. Katherine Peterson Bueter, Janet Lupkes Lukow, Gus Lukow, Barbara Mouw. JoAnn Whitefleet-Smith.Ann Nethery, Norma O'Brien Ashby, Cheryl Blodgett VanOss. Linda VandenBergSchrier, Marilyn Rathbun Koedyker; Row V: Ken Small, Jim Schmidt, Dirk C. Bloemendaal, Rich Wheeler, Thomas Foye, Sherwood j (Miring. Dave Goetz, Kay Walvoord Lifts, David Lilts, Sherry Lewis Zylstra,Kim P. Zylstra, [ Sally Meeusen, Gordon J. Alderink, Mindy Spencer White.

alumni news

NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, OCTOBER 1981 guest of the Minister of Education for the Republic of


China, touring 10 differentTaiwaneseuniversities.

class notes

The Rev. Herman


Ridder '49 was the summer

guest minister at the Kirk in the Hills,Bloomfield




Mission Academy, Farmington,N.M. His second book Love by Love is being published in August. Betty Vicha '61 VanWyk was elected in April trustee of Oak Park MichiganTownship for a four year term. Justine Dakin '62 Schoepleinis a speechwriter and full-timeeducationalconsultant to the U.S. Secretary

The Rev. Bamerd M. Luben '26 recently was honored at a reception upon his retirement from The Reformed Church of Oradell, N.J. '30s Nelson Bosman '31 was presented a Hope College Distinguished'ServiceAward at footballhalf-time

ceremoniesSeptember 12. Dr. j. Coert Rylaarsdam '31 was awardedthe honorary degree of Doctor of Holy Scriptures from Northwestern University on May 9. Dr. Lester Kieft '34 has become a member of the Legion of Honor of the Chapel of the Four Chaplains,


of Education.

Carol Elston '50 DeMulI a registeredrespiratory

David Steenbergen '63

therapistas of June, is workingas a staff therapistat

chology at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Grand Rapids (Mich.) Osteopathic Hospital. Herb Maatman '50 is retiring from both a teaching and coaching job at West Ottawa High School, Holland, Mich. Dr. Earl Huyser '51 represented Hope College at the installation of the presidentof the University of Kansas on August 24. James W.’Meeuwsen '54 has been appointed manager, corporate contributions,at Philip Morns Incor-

Gerrit Wolf '63 has been named head of the management departmentof the University of Arizona's College of Business and Public Administration. Joy O'Connor '64 Bachor is a school counselor at Onteora High School in Boiceville,N.Y. Stephen C. Ditko '64 is a vice president, industrial relations,Pfaudler Division, Sybron Corporation in



Lewisburg, Pa.

Phillis Brink '58

Bursma represented Hope



is a


professorof psy-




School. She


also the



VirginiaChapter of the AmericanAssociation of

Gertrude Holleman '34 Meengs was honored re-

at the

cently upoh her retirement from Southern Normal

of Babson College, Wellesley, Mass., on October2.

Teachers of German. Gary D. Gilmore '66 is serving both as chairman,

School in Brewton,Ala.

Paul Northuis '59 is the principalof Forest Hills Northern High School, Grand Rapids, Mich. Dale Schoon '59 is an employment representative with Northern Indiana Public Service Co.

departmentof health education, health and human services and chairmanof Consumer Health Education Programming Unit, University of Wis. -Extension. He is also a professor in the departmentof health educa-

'40s The Rev. Dr. Calvin S. deWaal Malefyt '46 is now the pastorof the Orange T riangle CommunityChurch in Chapel Hill, N.C. Gerrit Levey '46 is taking sabbatical leave from Berea College at Notre Dame. Preston ]. Stegenga '47 recently visited Taiwan as a

inauguration of William Rankin Dill as president

tion, University of Wis. -LaCrosse.


Thelma Leenhouts

Eugene D. Groenhof '61 is seniorresearchspecialist, fluids and lubricantsresearch, for Dow Corning. Frank V. Love '61 is chaplainat the Navajo Methodist

has joined H.U.D. in


Washington,D.C. Jack Schrier '66


working for Citi Bank in New York

City. Sable Forum in Northern

of the Land in a Time of Scarcity." J.

Stephen Larkin '67 has been appointed deputy

assistantsecretary for Congressional Relations, U.S.

Mark Johnson

'68 is an assistanthospitaladminis-

Steven Binder '69 has been appointed assistant prinAdams High School, Rochester, Mich. Barbara Mackey '69 has been appointed directorof the Center for Musical Development at Wittenberg University, Springfield,Ohio.

. Sixteen years of travel experience with forty-sevensuccessful tours

cipal at

2. Christianfellowship; no advance in travel on Sunday 3. Hope escort and professionalguide 4. Orientationbefore departure and reunion after return 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 1 0. 1



Travel is at cost No gimmicks or hidden costs First-class and deluxe hotels Most meals and all tips and servicesprovided Arrangements available for passage from where you live Opportunity for further travel beyond the tour (tours 3 and 5) . Alumni, their relatives and friends, and all friends of Hope cordially invited






approximately$775. Mexico

City (cultural

historical treasures),Taxco (the Silver City), Acapulco (sun,




VIRGINIA approximately $740. By travel coach from Grand Rapids and other points to Washington, D.C., Mt. Vernon, Williamsburg, Richmond, Monticello,Shenandoah Valley National Park, Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Mountains. 9 Days, April 23 —





19 days, 18 — July 6, approximately $1,758. Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, Innsbruck, Lucerne, Interlaken, Geneva, Paris, Brussels. Two-night stays in five cities. T raveler may remain in Netherlandsseveral days after tour at no extra air cost.

4. SCANDINAVIA 16 days, July 2 — 17, approximately$1,958. Denmark, Sweden, with two-night stays in Copenhagen, Stockholm

and Norway,

and Oslo. Five days by coach and boat through Fjord country.

5. AUSTRALIA-NEW ZEALAND 25 days, October 2 — 25, approximately $3,000 from Los Angeles. Travel from other places can be arranged.Extensive travel through New Zealand and Western Australia. Please note that as of this writing, dates cannot be guaranteed and prices are approximations. Brochures should be available by the end of October. Contact your Hope Alumni Office (616-392-5 Travel Agency, 242 1 Eastern Avenue, ittaiti?






or Mr.

Grand Rapids,


Jim Hoekenga, DeVries


(61 6-452-5


has joined Holland(Mich.) Surgical Associates. Carolyn A. Borgert '74 is the co-managerof the

K-Mart in Ypsilanti,Mich. Chad Busk '74 will begin part-time teaching at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Mich., in January. Daniel Dykstra '74 is a captainin the U.S. Marines, stationed at Alexandria, Va.

Lawrence Hagberg



Wycliffe bible translator



David A. Jenson '74


the director of services for


developmentally disabled in Chelsea, Vt. '75


theacting vicepresidentfor

student affairs at the University of Maine at Machias.


C. Lubberts '75



in Los Angeles, Calif. He is also on the staff at the

U.C.L.A. orthodontic department. Nicholas L. Rodenhouse '75 was on a lake survey team travelingin Australia for the summer. He is studying at Dartmouth College on a fellowship for advancedstudy. Michael P. Waalkes '75 is currently doing postdoctoral work in toxicology in the departmentof pharmacology,University of Kansas Medical School. Diane Batry '76 is a graphic art designer for Xerox Corp., in Dallas, Tex. Dirk C. Bloemendaal '76



law clerk-bailiff in the

The Rev. Steven J. Bakker '77 was ordained into the ministry of the Reformed Church in America by the Holland Classisat CalvaryReformed Church, Holland, Mich., August 30. Tom Barkes '77 spent the summer in-residencein Grand Rapids, Mich., with the Joffrey Ballet Center Concert Dancers.

Robert Coleman '77

'70s CarolineKrahe



is a

is a

general manager of Pennsyl-

vania Forest Products in Gordon, Pa. vice

presidentof Santa

Fe (N.M.) Abstrart and Title Co., Inc.

Neil A. Becker '72 is an on-line unit supervisor. Department of Labor ManpowerServices Evaluation System for the State of Michigan. David Paul Breen '72 was installedSept. 13 as the minister of preaching at Beechwood Reformed Church, Holland, Mich. Gordon D. Renkes '72 is an assistantprofessor of chemistry at Ohio Northern University in Ada. Mark W. DeHaan '73 is a sergeant in the Michigan State Police and is with the traffic servicesdivision in Lansing.

swimming, sailfishing).





tratorin High Point, N.C. 1


surgery residency at the University of Wisconsin and

ley, N.J.

the second annual


Michigan, where he presented a paper "The Theology

Eleven reasons to consider our 1982 tours

Steven M. Zonnebelt '73 has completed

Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C. James P. Lohman '67 recentlywas awarded the chartered Life Underwriterdiplomaand designation in ceremoniesof the American College in Chicago. The Rev. Eugene E. Roberts '67 was ordained by Columbia-GreeneClassison August 23, and has accepted a call to the Franklin Reformed Church in Nut-




Kalamazoo (Mich.) Circuit Court. James Donkersloot '76 is the Zeeland, Mich., United Way campaign chairmanfor 1981. He is a city attorney for the city. Thomas E. Foye '76 is a section head, research and development,for BASF Wyandotte, Holland, Mich. Wendy Smith '76 Lampert is a certified leaderwith LaLeche League Int., in Columbus, Ohio. Dennis K. Miller '76 is stationedwith the U.S. Army in West Germany. Randy Putala '76 is a general manager of Dunne Creative Advertising Agency in Dallas,Tex. Joanne Whitefleet'76 Smith is in the doctoral program for bio-chemistry at the University of Wiscon-

Wes Granberg-Michaelson


Zaleta '73 is a visiting assistantprofessor of

David A. Edwards


Joan Loweke '65 Campbell is teaching French of the


chemistry at MichiganState University this academic

Stephen Fowler '73 is a programmer-analyst II for North American Van Lines World Headquartersin Fort Wayne, Ind. Stephenalso is attending graduate school at Purdue University. Jeanne Hoftiezer'73 is a synthetic chemistin the anti-cancer group at Parke-Davis. Dan McAuliffe '73 has been electeda "Certificate Member" of the American Society of Trafficand Transportation. He is working for the Atlantic

Susan Dickson '77 Cram specialist

is a

senior pension

for Uniroyal, Inc., in Oxford,Conn.

Denise Nunez '76 Foye is an accountant at General in Holland, Mich. Michael J . Hooker '77 has been selected as one of the OutstandingYoung Men of America for 1981. Margie Johnson '77 is an assistantplanner for the Saginaw (Mich.) County Planning Department. Roy Johnson '77 is the new band directorat Brandon School near Ortonville, Mich. Thomas K. Johnson '77 is working on his Ph.D. at


the University of Iowa, School of Religion.

James Lampert

'77 is

the supervisor of regional cor-

porate accounting for the Continental Insurance Co., in Columbus, Ohio. Michael K. Michaels '77 R. P. Scherer at the Peter Morse '77




research associatewith

Tampa Bay,



an associatewith the law firm of

Hinshaw-Culbertson, Moelmann, Hoban and Fuller in



Robert Motzer



serving his residency in internal

medicine at the Cornell CooperatingHospitals of

Richfield Co., in Los Angeles, Calif.

Jaclyn K. Venhuisen'73 Soil is at the Graduate School of Public Affairs Program at the University of Colorado, specializingin management of human re-

D.C. Alums Enjoy

Women's League Film The Washington,D.C. Area Alumni Chapter held their annual potluck dinner meeting at the Arlington, Va. home of Warren '57 and Dale Kane on September26. A total of 38 alumni, spouses and friends attended,includingJack '38 and Thelma '39 Leenhouts of Holland who were visiting daughter "Tommye" '66, a Reagan appointee to the Departmentof Housing and Urban Development.More than half of the alumni present attended Hope since 1970. The highlightof the meeting was a slide-tape presentationof the work of the Woman's League for Hope College by Mary Visscher '52. (Mary and husband Dr. Harrison Visscher '51 recently moved to Falls Church, Va.) This is the first time this presentationhas been made to an alumni meeting and the group enjoyed the scenes of the VillageSquare and applauded the outstanding activities of the League. President Steve Larkin '67 presided and the Chapter voted to recommend Fran Hooper '71, secretary of the local group, to succeed Warren Kane on the National Alumni Board at the expiration of his term next May.

alumni news North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset,N.Y., and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City. Eric M. Niewoehner'77 is a grain merchandiser and hedging coordinator for Missouri Farmer Association

Allergy and Immunology Departmentat Cornell MedCenter, Manhattan, N.Y. Jim Hoekstra '80 is a second year medical student at the University of Michigan. Lynne Maxwell '80 is teaching instrumental and ical

vocal music, remedial reading and coaching softball


and basketball in San Jose, Calif. Ronni Nivali '80 is attending Emerson College on a

Robert Post '77 and his wife are the head residentsof the CosmopolitanHouse at Hope College. Mark Baeverstad'78 is an attorney with the law firm of Hunt, Snedhoff, Borros and Eilbacher in Fort Wayne, Ind. Marc E. Bajer '78 is the directorof midwest region, financialfuturesoperation, Kidder, Peabodyand Co.,

administrator for the Hong Kong market.

Inc., Chicago,

Bruce Osbec, '80 is teaching school in the Crowley,


Marc Brinks '78 is a

financialanalyst for 1st City

Bank of Houston. Tom Bultman '78 is studying for his Ph.D. in zoology at Arizona State University. Kathy Butts '78 is doing biblical researchfor Wycliffe Bible Translators in Dallas, Tex.

Nancy Campbell'78 Post and her husband are the head residentsat the CosmopolitanHouse at Hope College.

Rodger Cram '78 is a technicalsales representative, New England Region,for Mobay Chemical Corp. of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Daniel J. Smith deVries '78


in his

second year of

medical school at Louisiana State University Medical Center.

James F. Dykstra '78 is the associatepastor of the Alto (Wise.) Reformed Church.

John Kullman '78



shore services for




a district engineer for fluids



tuition research assistantshipfor her master's in


Corp., Ada, Mich., as an internationalsales

La., district.

Mary Peterson '80 was


summer research clerk for

the law firm of Landman, Luyendyk, Latimer, Clink

and Robb, Muskegon, Mich. Daniel Snyder '80 is workingon his M.B.A. at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant. Jim-VanVliet '80 is working as an account executive for Seflon Assoc. , Inc. , an advertisingagency in Grand Rapids, Mich. Bob Bast '81 is a first year student at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Mich. Pamela Bulthouse '81 Northuis is a nurse's aide at Port Sheldon Pineridge Home in Holland, Mich. Brenda Hellenga '81 is a residentialcounselor at Florence Crittenton Services,a home for trouble adolescentgirls in Jackson, Mich. Meredith Hull '81 is attending the GraduateSchool of Business Administration at MichiganState UniverEast Lansing, majoring in personnel and

July and plans on practicinglaw in Denver.

relations. Sheryl Israel '81 Hoekstra


Dexter, Mich..


Muyskens '78 took the '78 is

Colorado bar exam in

a senior engineer at


East Lansing, studying at the Veterinary School. Celaine Bouma '79 Predigeris workingpart-time at the Institutefor Christian Studies, Toronto, Canada,

TorontoInstitute of Human Relations. Steve Prediger '79 is working for the Institutefor Christian Studies in Toronto,Canada. Matthew Scheer '79 is in his second year of dental as well as at the

school in California.

Ken Suchecki

'79 is leaving his assistantfootball

coaching job in the Grand Haven, Mich.

system. Todd Whitefleet'79

is a



4th grade teacher in Crow-

ley, Louisiana.

Barbara Ann Allan '80 is teaching math at East Kentwood (Mich.) High School, as well as starting work on her master's degree in accounting at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Diane Barr '80 is working part-time in a residential treatment and skills training program in Kalamazoo,

Mich. She as



finishingwork on her




doing an internship at the Institutefor Holistic

Medicine. George Baumgartner '80 is a product engineer at Ford Motor Co. Martin Burg '80 is a graduate student at the University

of Iowa.

RosemaryChristie '80



research technicianfor the

births Gerald '67 and Janet Auten, Elizabeth Fairbanks, Jan. 9, 1981, Bowling Green, Ohio Carter '70 and Susan Wierda '70 Bolton, Jamie Anne, Sept. 19, 1978, Holland, Mich. Philip '77 and Christine Clemmens'76 Dejong, Ruth Christine, July 18, 1981, San Bernardino, Calif.

Stephen '73 and Dean Barnett '72 Fowler, James Robert, Feb. 2, 1981 and Sarah Elizabeth,January 7, 1978 Thomas E. '76 and Denise Nunez '77 Foye, Christopher Thomas, Jan. 30, 1981, Zeeland, Mich. Everett and Betty Whitaker'62 Jackson, Nancy Carol, Aug. 23, 1981 David A. '74 and Norah Dee '78 Jensen, Hadley Dee, Feb. 19, 1981, Chelsea, Vt. Thomas K. '77 and Leslie Pett '77 Johnson, Justin

Thomas, May 21, 1981, Coralville,Iowa Charles '72 and Hueylin Kan, Charlene Zrh-Jean, Sept. 4, 1981, Columbus, Ohio James P. and Joan Klasing '76 Kennedy, Michael David, July 21, 1981, Prospect Heights, 111. Herb and Lynn Owen '78 Kraker, JonathanOwen, July 24, 1981, Grand Rapids, Mich. James '77 and Wendy Smith '76 Lampert, Marisa Katharine, Aug. 6, 1981, Columbus, Ohio Dennis K. Miller '76 and Mrs. Miller, Ryan Keith,


2, 1980 Daniel and Mary Bruins '78 Plasman,James Daniel,


26, 1981, New York, N.Y. Craig and Coreen Cramer '68 Porter,Curt Arend, July 28, 1981, Grand Haven, Mich. Donald '72 and Lynne Waller '75 Remo, Timothy Mark, April 6, 1981, Sarasota, Fla. Juan and Diane Hartje '75 Rivas, KristinLynn, June 6, 1981, Olympia, Wash. Dale '76 and Sherri Remmelts, Jayson Thomas, Sept. 2, 1981, Grand Rapids, Mich. Leonard and Lorraine Filibert '65 Thien, Laura, Feb. 28, 1978 Mike '72 and Lynn Berry '78 VanLente, Meryl Joy, Sept. 5, 1981, Holland, Mich.

Judith Kramer '81





COMPETITION HOPE COLLEGE HOLLAND, MICHIGAN CommemoratingAlbertus Christiaan Van Raalte. founder of Hope Collegeand Holland, Michigan.


teaching 5th grade in

a teacher/therapist at Beacon


to artists in Illinois,

Indiana. Iowa. Michigan. Minnesota. Ohio and Wisconsin.

Therapeutic School in Chicago, 111. Kirk McMurray '81 is attending the University of

Michigan Graduate School of Business Administration.

Daniel A. Wolf



studying at the Illinois College

of Optometry, Chicago.


PURPOSE: The purpose is to hold an exhibition of outdoor sculpture proposals and to commission a winning piece or pieces to be executed and installed permanently on a selected site or sites

David C. Alexanderand Lori Ann Sievert'81, Aug. 13, 1981, Fennville, Mich. Marshall William Anstandig'71 and Gail Susan Mahan, May 2, 1981, Phoenix, Ariz. Robert J. Bast '81 and Sarah JaneNorden '81, Aug. 14,



theatre arts. Samuel P. Noordhoff '80 is working with the


Wells in Texas.

Sylvania Systems in Boston, Mass. Paul Busman '79 is at Michigan State University,



in the

Van Raalte Plaza on the Hope College campus.

AWARDS: $45,000


be available for commissions.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists over 18 years of age who reside in Ohio or Wisconsin.


1981, Holland,Mich. George Baumgartner '80 and Mary Bartolotta,Aug.

Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota,

21, 1981, Dearborn,Mich. Neil A. Becker '72 and L. VanLoten, July 18, 1981 Marc Donald Brinks '78 and Allison Ann DeBruin,

PRELIMINARYJUDGING BY 35MM SUDES: Artists submitting entries should send 35mm slides in cardboard mounts showing

July 25, 1981, Kalamazoo, Mich. Paul Busman '79 and Denise Boss, June 20, 1981,

three views of at least two representativepieces of sculpture or



proposed sculpture. Each slide should contain the follow-

Charlevoix, Mich.



Chockley'79 and Lynn Michelle Barber, July

11, 1981, Battle Creek, Mich. WilliamC. Curry and Mary Evon Tripp '72, July 25, 1981, Holland, Mich. James F. Dykstra '78 and Linda Pyle '78, June 20, 1981 Scott Alan Gensemer'80 and Patricia Jane Storrs,

Aug. 22, 1981, Muskegon, Mich. Rev. WilliamJohn Gilmert '25 and Faith Helen Curtner, July 11, 1981, Ft. Myers, Fla. Jim Hoekstra '80 and Sheryl Israel '81, May 23, 1981, LeRoy, N.Y. Jeff Japinga and Lynn Winkels '81, Aug. 28, 1981, Holland, Mich. David Johnson '79 and Jafiice Christine VanAnrooy, Aug. 30, 1981, Benton Harbor, Mich. Greg Kalmbacher'73 and Carol Erickson, Oct. 3, 1981, Abepura, Irian Jaha, Indonesia Othon Gust Karis and Kristi Lee Knowles '74, July 19, 1981, Muskegon, Mich. Martin Philip Klein '81 and Kristin Sue Koop '81, Aug. 28, 1981, Holland, Mich. Steven Knoll and Ann Northuis '78, June 27, 1981, Grand Haven, Mich. Thomas Jay Largejans '79 and Susan Kathleen Ward '81, July 31, 1981, Muskegon, Mich. Tracy Thomas Larsen '81 and Sharon Ann Buck '81, July 18, 1981, Muskegon, Mich. Samuel P. Noordhoff '80 and VictoriaM. Howard '81, June 20, 1981, Grand Rapids, Mich. Mark Northuisand Pamela Bulthouse'81, May 23, 1981, Spring Lake, Mich. NicholasL. Rodenhouse '75 and Marianne Voight Moore, June 7, 1981, South Haven, Mich. Mathiew Scheer '79 and Sue Haven '81, Sept. 5, 1981 James R. Sims III '81 and Benta Ann Galland, June 27, 1981, Muskegon, Mich. Richard Smith and JoAnne Whitefleet '76, Aug. 8, 1981, Stoughton,Mass. Marinus Thoen '72 and Shirley Jean Visscher, July 18, 1981, Holland, Mich. Richard Dale VanMaaren and Jane Elizabeth Vandenberg '76 July 12, 1981, Kalamazoo, Mich. Joel B. Walters'81 and Laurie Kamps, June 5, 1981, Zeeland, Mich. A. C. Weary and Kim Zimmer '77, Aug. 29, 1981, Grand Rapids, Mich. Paul Harrison Williams'80 and Katherine Irene Miller, Aug. 1, 1981, Livonia, Mich. Gary Wright and Margo Merchant '75, Sept. 6, 1981, Athens, Mich. Michael Todd Zomermaand'81 and Barbara Dawn De Vree, July 17, 1981, Holland, Mich. Dale Zoodsma '80 and ConstanceKlungle'80, Aug. 14, 1981, Holland, Mich.

ing information on the borders:Artist's

name, title of work, dimen-

sions and media. Artist should submit a resume. Entries should be sent to

Seven State Outdoor Sculpture Com-

petition,Art Department Hope College, Holland, Michigan 49423, to arrive by

December 1, 1981.

Please include return address.

FEE: A non-refundable entry fee of $ 0.00 Make checks payable to Hope College. 1

FINAL PROPOSALS: proposal packet and


to be

who have been

will be invited to

includedwith slides.



be sent a

submit sculptureproposals for

Van Raalte Plaza. Final proposals will be in the form of maquettes and supporting documents.These maquettes will be





an exhibition to be held at Hope College.



jury will

recommend commis-

sion(s) to the artist(s) of the winning maquette(s) for the sculpture to be executed on the

Van Raalte Plaza, subject

to the final

approval of the College.


sculptor, White Plains, New


Corrine Robins, critic, New York, New Ycirk William Gilmore, architect,V.P. and design administrator, Alden B.



Associates,Midland, Michigan

M. Wilson, Ph.D., art historian.Hope College, Holland, Michi-


CALENDAR: December 1,


Last day for receipt of slide entires, resume and fee.

February 1, 1981: Jury results mailed and proposal packets sent to other slides will be returned. Anticipatedinstallationof sculpture by Fall of




finalists. All



degrees Paul Anker


University of Michigan Alan Atkinson '77, D.O., June 1, 1981, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine Rodney S. Austin '80, M.A., in physical education with emphasisin athletic training.Western Michigan University

David Baas '66, M.A., teaching English as a second language, May, 1980, Arizona State University Mark Baeverstad'78, J.D., Syracuse University School



Steven Bakker '77, M.Div., May, 1981, Western Theological Seminary Ruth Barthel '77 Van Dyken, D.V.M., June, 1981, Michigan State University Richard Bateman '71, specialistdegree in reading, Louisiana State University

George Baumgartner '80, engineering degree, June, 1981, University of Michigan Timothy Bennett '78, M. A. , management, June 980, NorthwesternUniversity James Beran '75, M.Div,, Yale University Cindy Bertsch '74, M.B.A., June, 1981, Old Domin1

ion University

David Blauw '77, M.Div., May, 1981, Western Theological Seminary

Dirk Bloemendaal'76, J.D., May 16, 1981, Cooley Law School John Branford '77, M.Div., May, 1981, New BrunswickTheological Seminary Tom Bultman '78, M.S., biologicalsciences,August, 1981, University of Cincinnatti Kathy Butts '78, M.A., linguistics.Universityof

Texas Rev. WilliamCameron


M.A. sociology. May 24,

1981, State University of New York at Albany Dennis Catlin '66, Ph.D., June 13, 1981, Michigan State University Don Calvin Damsteegt '68, Ph.D. in counseling psychology) University of Nebraska C. Gwen DeBoer '77, M.D., Wayne State University Luis Destefano '74 M.A., educational and sociological research, Oct. 1978, University of Columbia Norman Donkersloot '79, M.A., June, 1981, Kellogg GraduateSchool of Management, NorthwesternUniversity James F. Dykstra '78, M.Div., May, 1981, Western Theological Seminary Carla Gainforth '78, M.S.W., May, 1980, University of Michigan Ross Hamlin '62, M.B.A., management. May, 1981,




Paul Grant Seites 77, M.D., June, 1981, Wayne State School of Medicine Douglas Smith '65, M.B.A., May, 1978, Harvard Business School Phillip Sneller 77, M.Div., May, 1981, Western Theological Seminary Neal W. Sobania'68, Ph.D., African history, Dec., 1980, School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London Nancy Struck 74, M.A., communication,arts and sciences,April, 1981, Western Michigan University

Eugene Sutton 76, M.Div., May, 1981, Western Theological Seminary

Roger TenClay 71, B.S., electronics engineering, Missouri Instituteof Technology Vicki TenHaken73, M.B.A., June, 1981, Seidman Business Coll e David VanAppledorn 76, D.D.S., 1981, University of Michigan Dental School Don VanDyken76, M.D., June, 1981, Wayne State University Julie E. VanWyk 77, J.D., School of Law at Western New England Coll e Michael P. Waalkes 75, Ph.D., pharmacology and toxicology. May, 1981, West Virginia University Glen Warn 77, J.D., June 14, 1981, Wayne State University Law School Al Watson 79, M. A., college student personnel, June, 1981, Bowling Green State University Janet Wertz 76, M.A., German literature.May 7, 1981, Wayne State University

JoAnne Whitefleet 76 Smith, M.A., organic chemistry, 1979, Purdue University Donald Williams79, M.S., biopsychology, June 3, 1981, University of Georgia Mary Zaleta 73, Ph.D., organic chemistry, February, 1981, Iowa State University David Zessin 78, J.D., June 13, 1981, University of Toledo Conley Zomermaand 77, M.Div., May 1981, New BrunswickTheological Seminary.

backlogue 100 years ago ---1881 — The populationof the city of Holland was 3,800. There were six churches.

May 24, 1981, St. Joseph College Raymond C. Lubberts'75, M.S.,

orthodontics and biology. University of Californiaat Los Angeles Kathryn Mason '78, M.M. Bowling Green University Sally Jo Meador '77, M.D.,Mayl7,1981, University of Kentucky Thomas Miller '59, M.A., criminal justice.May 9, 1981, University of Nebraska Amy Mills '78, M.F.A., theatre.University of Nebraska Peter Morse '77, J.D., June, 1981, ChicagoKent Law School Robert Motz r '77, M.D., June 1981, University of Michigan Medical School H. Paul Muyskens'78,J.D., May 17, 1981, Valparaiso U liv rsity School of Law oral

Barton Neckers '77, D.D.S., May 24, 1981, State University of New York Ann Miner '79 Nieuwkoop, M.L.S., May 2, 1981, University of Michigan Samuel P. Noordhoff '80, M.B.A., internationalmanagement,American GraduateSchool of International

Management Sara Norris 77 Powers, M.A., policymaking and administration, Washington University James O'Conn. 1 74, M.Div., May 1981, Western Theological Seminary


Sept. 26, 1881 — The chapel was draped in David J. Schriemer, Alto, Mich. mourning and classes were suspended to mark the funeral of U.S. PresidentJames A. Garfield, MAGNA CUM LAUDE who was shot after only a few months in office. Kathy E. Brown, St. Joseph, Mich. Kathryn Ann Lowe, Holland, Mich. Nov. 8, 1881 — Holland's annual Market Day Cathy Ann Keast, Litchfield,Mich. festivitiesdrew "a throng” of 300-400. Karen L. Puschel, Jackson, Mich. Barbara Christine Smith, Alma, Mich. John Ralph Votaw, Johnson City, Tenn. 50 years ago ---Christopher E. Wiers, Hudsonville, Mich. Oct. 12, 1931 — Wynand Wichers was inaugurated as the sixth president of Hope College. His inaugural address invoked the support of the ReformedChurch, asking that the denomination maintain Hope "with honor so that the College can hold its head high in intellectual circlesand, at the same time, be not ashamed of the part it plays in the redemption of the world."


Carolyn Ruth Bruggers, Jenison, Mich. Deborah J. Buhro, Portage, Mich. Brad Ronald Cook, Grandville, Mich. Sandra Kay Dykstra, Grand Rapids, Mich. John Lee Gibson,Holland, Mich. Judith Ann Kramer, Zeeland, Mich. Judith Ann Kratzer, Fennville, Mich. 1931 — The College hired its first professional Michael Ward Kulesa, Royal Oak, Mich. librarian, Margaret Jane Gibbs. Judith K. banning. Grand Rapids, Mich. Garvin Mulder, Holland, Mich. Mark W. Plosila, Holland, Mich. 10 years ago ---Karen Sue Smant, Grand Haven, Mich. Fall, 1971 — The Ministry of Christ's People organizationbegan on campus, replacing Student Edward Nicholas Tiesenga, Oak Brook, 111. Church as the vehiclefor providing leadership Thomas B. VerHulst,Muskegon, Mich. Deborah L. Warnaar, Grand Haven, Mich. and offering opportunitiesfor Christianservice. John Robert Webster,Denver, Colo. John William Weiss, Holland, Mich. Oct., 1971 — The Academic Affairs Board apDiana Lee Welsch, Fennville, Mich. proved the composite major plan.

deaths Thurston J. Rynbrandt '41 died on Sept. 28, 1981 in Byron Center, Mich, of an apparent heart attack. He receivedhis M.A. in school business administration from the University of Michigan. He owned and operated Rynbrandt Hardware and Lumber Co. in Byron Center until 1967 when he became the business manager for Zeeland, Mich. Pub-^ lie Schools. He was the business manager for the Byron Center Public Schools until June, 1981. Active in community and RCA affairs he also was active in Hope College alumni activities. Among his survivorsare his wife, Julia ; a son, David 77 ; and three daughters, Mary Zwart '69, Nancy Zwart 71 and Carol Willson71.

State University Steven Hoogerwerf'77, M.Div., May 1981, Western Theological Seminary

Mark F. Johnson '68, M.B.A. hospitaladministration Thomas K. Johnson'77, M.Div., Covenant Theological Seminary Thomas Kurt Johnson '77, M.Div., May, 1981, Covenant Theological Seminary Joan Klasing '76 Kennedy, M.A., political science, 1978, University of Notre Dame Rob t Klomparens'76, D.D.S., 1979 and M.S. 1981, University of Michigan Kathleen Leseman '65 Grooso, M.A., counseling.



Grand Valley State Colleges Kathryn Headley '67, M.A., secondaryeducation. May 9, 1981, Grand Valley State Colleges James L. Hess '77, D.O., June 13, 1981, Michigan

Margie Johnson'77, M.B.A., December, 1980, Western Michigan University Mark Johnson '68, M.B.A., University of Tennessee


James Braddock '46 died on Sept. 2, 1981 in Petos-


key, Mich.

He was a graduate of WesternTheological Seminary and served Reformed churches in Illinois, Iowa, and South Dakota. At the time of his death he was the pastor of the Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock.

A resident of Hillman,Mich., he had served as presidentand chairmanof the Hillman State Bank.


was activein Chamber of Commerceand Jaycee affairs.



survivors are his wife, Evelyn; three

Rock, la. of a heart attack.

Among his survivors are his Kammeraadand three sons.

wife, Luella Pyle '47

daughters, Rebecca Braddock, Pamela Lytikainen and Patti

Helder; and a son, Brian.

James A. Hallan '39 died in Holland, Mich, on Sept. 3, 1981 of a heart attack.

At the time of


death he was chairman of the

board of directorsof SquirtPak, one of the best


drink manufacturersin the world. He was also chairman of the executive committee, vice chairmanof


Edward C. Sanders 75 died during August, 1981 from injuriessuffered in a motorcycle accident near Brewton, Ala. An outstanding athletewhile a student at Hope, he received the MIAA's Most Valuable Player award in footballin 1974. At the time of his death he was teaching and coaching at Southern Normal School in Brewton.


the board of directorsand directorof Squirt and Co. Hallan was president of Seven-Up Bottlers Association.

more than 30 years Hallan made an outstanding contributionto Holland as a businessmanand community leader.He was a directorof the Holland Community -Foundation, past directorof the Michigan State Chamber of Commerce, past director of the Michigan MerchantsCouncil and Associates,Inc. and past president of the MichiganSoft Drink Association, serving during a criticalperiod when beverage container deposit legislation was enacted. He was a past president of the Holland Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Holland Board of Education, and past directorof the Holland Economic Development Corporation. A supportive Hope alumnus, he was a member of the FoundersSociety. He is survived by his wife, Frances Price '40; a son, James P. ; two daughters. Roberta Jean Frey and Sally JoLaukitis;and two sisters, Jean HazewinkleandBarFor

Joy O'Connor '64 Bachor, M.S.. counseling, Aug. bara Aubil. 1979, State University of New York Lynn Owen 78 Kraker,M.A., agency counseling. Western M'ch an University Ronald P. Brown '55 died on Aug. 16, 1981, while Scott Pontier78,M.Th., May, 1981, New Brunswick vacationing in Charlevoix. Mich., of a heart attack. Theological Seminary. M.S.W., May 1981, Rutgers He was a graduate of Western Theological SemiUniversity Richard Rathbun 77, M.Div., May. 1981, New nary. From 1959-1971 he served Reformed churches in Michiganand Illinois. He left the RCA in 1971 and BrunswickTheological Seminary David Reck 72, M.Div., May. 1981. Western became administrator of Calvary Academy in South Holland. 111. He conducteda radio broadcast from Theological Seminary Rev. Eugene E. Roberts '67, M.Div., New Brunswick Hammond. Ind. At the time of his death he was copastor of the Kings Community Church in Dolton, III. Seminary He is survived by his wife, Donna Raymer '55 Edward Schmidt 77. M.Div., May, 1981, Western Theological Seminary Brown and four daughters. Ralph Schubert 77, M.S.. Dec., 1980, George WilliamsCollege Harold Kammeraad 49 died on Aug. 6. 1981 in


survivors are his mother and a sister.

John Ter Borg


Colo. Rev. Ter Borg was his

died on June 18, 1981 in Denver, a


missionary. He received

B.D. degree from Western Theological Seminary


S.T.M. degree from Union Seminary. Among his survivors are a son, John L. and a daughter, Mary Jean Bails '53. his

Myra Ten Cate '30 van Leuwen died on Aug. 7, 1981 Grand Rapids, Mich, following a long illness. A lifelongresidentof Holland, Mich., she earned


her master's degree in dramatics at Cornell University. Before her marriage she was a reporter for the Grand Rapids Herald and taught at Holland High School.

During World War She ter,



she taught at-Hope College.

daughbrother. Vernon Ten Cate '27; and a

survived by her husband, Bruce





Eva Van Schaack'29diedonOct. 1, 1981 in Holland, Mich. . Dr. Van Schaack took her Ph.D. in biology from Johns Hopkins University. She taught at Kalamazoo College, Mount Holyoke College and Wheaton College (Mass. ) before joining the Hope College faculty as an assistantprofessor of biology in 1956. She retired from the Hope facultyin 1969 as a full professor. She is survived by three brothers, George,Wilbur and Harold. Stanley Schipper '22 died on Oct. 2, 1981 in Holland,

Mich. Rev. Schipper graduated from Western Theological Seminary with a master's degree in theology. He served a Christian Reformed Church in Allegan, Mich, and Reformed Churches in New Era and Grand Rapids, Mich., Gary, Ind., Neeukirk, la., and Racine, Wis. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette;a daughter, '* Eleanor Nederveld; and three sons, Roland, Gordon '53, and Edgar.



'23 died on Oct. 5, 1981 in

University. He taught anatomy at Columbia University'smedischool until 1944 when he moved to Washington, D.C. to join the State Department.In 1947 he became


the executive secretary of the National Academy of Sciences. From 1950-55 he was chief of the science divisionof the Library of Congress. He then worked for UNESCO before returning to the State Depart-

ment in 1958 as an assistantscience advisor. Since the early 1960s Dr.


daughter in law. Ruth Pretka.A son, Bruce '62 died in 1979.


Silver Spring, Md. of cancer. Dr. Zwemer earned his Ph D in zoology at Yale

editor the

Zwemer was

active as


and officialof saentificorganizations,including

American Association of Anatomistsand the Fed-

eration of

Amencan Soaeties

for Experimental Biol-

ogy. He had been a scientific advisor to vanous Latin

Michael Visscher '80 died on Sept. 25, 1981



He was employed by Continental Laboratories.At the time of his death he was at their trainingcenter in

Denver. He


survived by his wife, Michele


Visscher; his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Gerrit Visscher; two brothers.Garry '82 and Jeff; and two sisters. Chris


American governments,a delegate to Congress of Endocrinology, and

nver, Colo, of an apparent heart attack.

tive to






the World Health Organization.

Among his survivors are his wife, Dorothy; two sons. Raymond W. '53, and Theodore L., two daughters. Suzanne Visser '54 and Jane Koeser '63.^

and three sisters, Elizabeth Pickens Violette '25, and Mary Bnttain.





Correction: In our last issue we incorrealy listed the

Gordon Coding


died unexpectedly on Aug. 9,

1981 in Grand Haven, Mich. He is survived by his wife, Emma Meek and a son, Clark '81.



survivors of Roben J. Marcus '39. Mr. Marcus is survived by his wife, the former Janet Shuptnne '42, »> daughter Melinda Verduin,a granddaughter, and a sister,

Janet Marcus '37 Dole.

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