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Hr1 he 132nd academic year at Hope Awill open on Sunday, Aug. 29, with
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computer room has been created on the second floor of Lubbers Hall. Three cottages on 13th Street between Columbia and College Avenues have been removed in conjunctionwith Western TheologicalSeminary’s construction of student housing and additional parking space, and a cottage has been added for the Knickerbocker Fraternity. Lubbers Hall received new doors and a ramp at the rear entrance, and cosmetic changes have been made to a number of dormitories. Dr. Voskuil has been a member of the Hope faculty since 1977, and is currently chairperson of the department of religion. He received the “Hope Outstanding Professor Educator” Award from the
a.m. on Tuesday, Aug.
graduating class in 1981.
during February, April, June, August,
convocationaddress by Dr. Dennis Voskuil, who is the Evert J. and Hattie E. Blekkink Professor of Religion at Hope. The convocationwill be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. Dr. Voskuil will present “Hillary. Hope College and the Quest For Meaning.” The public is invited.Admission is free. Residence halls for new students will open at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 27. Orientation events will begin that evening and will continue through Monday, Aug. a
Returning students are not to arrive on campus before Monday, accordingto 3
He has taught courses
contemporary culture while serving on various campus committees,and has twice
college’s Board of Trustees.
Editor: Thomas L. Renner '67
Managing Editor: Gregory S. Olgers Theune '92 Layout: Holland Litho Service, Inc. Printing:
America (RCA), Dr. Voskuil
has served churches in Watertown, Mass.,
and Kalamazoo, Mich. During the 1990-91 and 1991-92 academic years he
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religion,church history, Bible
A variety of changes have been made to biochemistrylaboratory has been constructed in the Peale Science Center, on the site of the former science library on
makes duplication sometimes unavoidable.
A freshman class of approximately620 is anticipated,according to Jon Huisken, dean for academic services and registrar. Last year’s freshman class, which had 650 students, was one of the largest in Hope’s
overlap of Hope College constituencies
was interim senior pastor of Third Reformed Church in Holland, Mich. He earned his undergraduatedegree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a B.D. at Western TheologicalSeminary and his doctorate at Harvard University.
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Gregory S. Olgers ’87, Assistant Director
introductory psychology text, this
experience in “trade book” publishing was a
clue what planet you're fi-om. For
relative breeze. I wrote it (over several
recent interview, Roy Leonard of
editor offered helpful
expanded and revised it. And they published it. Most folks don’t know how much can go into the making of a textbook, and how little into a trade book. I was surprised at how the publisher conservedand spent money. Morrow suggestions.
Quote, unquote is an eclectic samplingof things said at and about Hope College.
invested five cents less than
The Pursuit of Happiness by Dr. David Myers of the Hope psychology faculty was
recentlypublished in softcover by
a year since the
hardcover publication by William
Dr. Myers has given nearly 90 interviews to print and broadcast media and more than
lectures, coast to coast. Recent publicity
includes a page on "The Pursuit of Happiness” in Newsweek (May 24) and feature articles summarizing the book in the July, 1993, issues of Better Homes
reflect on his experiences. or an
A1 polishing sentences on a screen than blurtinga top-of-the-headtalk-show answer to someone on a car phone in North Dallas, the last year has been a different experience. The story began as
some myths about what makes for happiness and reveals the marks of happy lives. I set out to report on this research,to illustrate it with real life stories, and to
for our personal
and cultural priorities. After one literary agent gave up on the book (because of “all those #%*! research studies”), to another agent, who
action on the
promptly put it up for literary market.
Ergo, 18 days later I had a publisher.
the intense relationshipI
have with the editorsand reviewers of
expected to be, and was not, a best-seller). Yet they also spent $2,000 a city, I was told, for a short promotional tour. In I
was chauffeured by
the Sultan of Brunei’s
driver. In Philadelphia,someone had to
show me how
key to get the
elevator to go to the posh floor where I’d been put.
wished I could have spent that other ways. I
Other reflections: The media feed on themselves.
Although this book didn’t make it to national talk shows (“They want blood and guts,” explained the publicist, “and your book isn’t blood and guts”), it did illustrate how the media pick up ideas from other media. A magazine article stimulates a v newspaper report which triggersa radio interview.
A book is a vehicle for communicating through the media. The publisher led me to see the media as a vehicle for publicizing the book. In hindsight,the book was a vehicle for talking, albeit superficially, with a million times more people than will ever read the book. • Ten minutes go quickly. A few minutes of radio time or a few inches of newspaper space require crunching the message into sound bites. But how does one convey, in 10 minutes, a critique of American materialism and individualism, and an affirmation of the significanceof •
fascinatedby news research that explodes
advertisingmy book (which was not
Gardens and Psychology Today, news from Hope College invited Dr. Myers to
close relationshipsand faith? •
interviewers will have read your
to cover, others won't have
Lynne M. Powe ’86, Assistant Director Kathy Miller, Office Manager Karen Bos, Secretary
(Chicago) used his marked-up copy as the basis for 90 minutes of stimulating
Notice of Nondiscrimination
conversation (actually40 minutes, after ads, farm reports and traffic updates). I
impressed. • Reportersvaiy in their willingness to mention religion. The longest chapter, “Faith, Hope, and Joy,” was conspicuously absent when the research was summarized in some newspapers,but included by others. Other reporterssquirmed. Factors that contribute to happiness include “an active faith,” noted the ClevelandPlain Dealer, “whether it be Marxism, New Age beliefs, or traditional Christianity.”The
makings of happiness include “religious faith,” summarized Newsweek, “of almost any kind.” But the research was conducted in the Christianized Western nations of Europe and North America. Nowhere does the book, or the research on which it reports,indicatesthat Marxism and New Age beliefs do (or don’t) enhance well-being as does Christian faith.
Given interview requests ranging fi-om Cosmopolitan to the 700 Club, is there anyone whom I should refuse to talk with? Does being interviewed implicitlysupport or identify myself with outlets that don’t represent my views? My response: Rather than preach only to the choir, why not (within the limits of my morality and time) use this “15 minutes of fame” as an opportunity to bring some words of Hope to a hurting world.
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concept of equal rights, equal opportunities and equal protection under the law. Hope College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, creed or handicap to all the rights, privileges,programs and activities
students at Hope College, including the administration of
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discrimination in employment.
New students get to know one another and the campus during Orientation. They are creating a banner destined to join pieces created by other groups during the weekend. The key, sayorganizers and past participants alike, is to have fun.
At lower left will be
the Orchestra, which
so chock full of
concerts, plays, exhibitions,athletic competition, alumni events and
that we have expanded our traditional
Please also see the
schedule on page 20. At lower right
Skarica of Croatia, who has been spending a lot of time at the keyboard. The gifted pianist is
making up for
he was unable to enroll in piano lessons while growing up in his native Croatia.
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, AUGUST 1993
Campus Notes Bookstore opens TJ
ope has opened the “Art Annex” in downtown Holland.
Specializing in artist’s supplies, the
Annex is an extension of the college’s Hope-Geneva Bookstore. The new store, which opened Monday, College Art
furniture such as drafting boards and artist’s chairs.
a variety of
paints and mediums, and that
include all watercolors, acrylics and oils.”
The Art Annex
will also sell painting,
drafting and drawing supplies, and will
Aug. 2, is at 80 East Eighth Street, between College and Columbia Avenues
(two doors west of the college’s
Knickerbocker Theatre). “I think we’ll meet the needs of the amateur as well as the professional artist,” said Bruce ten Haken ’83, manager of the Art Annex. “We will have a large paper assortment, drawing materials, and artist’s
also be available for purchase.
sale of arts supplies for
children. In addition, the store will
student artwork, which will
The “Art Annex” is open from 10 a.m. on Mondays; from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays through Thursdays; from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays; and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. to 9 p.m.
The choir performs at
350-year-old Greek Catholic church at Hajdudorog, tour of Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Hungary during its May 13-23
Choir trip was
stuff of ft’s
that there is
X remember in a trip that
Danube and singing church that hosted the crowning of Habsburg emperors.
twilight cruise on the in a
Alumni paper turns 25 T’his
issue marks the beginning of
news from Hope’s 25th year.
Hope College is actually this name. The paper began as The Hope Imprint, a quarterly 8.5” by 11” newsletter, in March of 1968. news from
The Hope Imprint March, 1968
The Hope Imprint became
Newsletter in April of 1970, and
Newsletter, in turn, became news from
Hope College in
Within a year of receiving its current name, the paper outgrew its newsletter size and
Robert De Haan Heads GLCA Project “A glowing start marks Hope’s involvement in the new Great Lakes CollegesAssociation program in Philadelphia, accordingto word received recently from Dr. Robert De Haan, who is responsible for on-site administration of the program.”
up to a larger “tabloid”
newspaper format that endures to this day. news from Hope College became a bi-monthly in August of 1979. Much has happened to Hope College since 1968. The student body and campus both have grown. Hope is now on its 10th president (Dr. John H. Jacobson), not its eighth (Dr. Calvin A. VanderWerf’37). Alumni who were Hope students when The Hope Imprint debuted now have college-agechildren of their own. To see just what Hope College had to say during our publication’s first year, we did some digging at the Joint Archives of
Holland. A few excerpts from our March, 1968, issue follow. We’ll share more in the issues to come. We hope you enjoy this brief look at yesteryear.We also hope you enjoy the rest of this issue's look at today.
stand out in director Scott
Ferguson’smind, however, are the human connectionsmade during the 60-voice Hope College Chapel Choir’s May 13-23 tour of Hungary, Slovakiaand the Czech Republic. “Repeatedly we were told how special it was that we were there — what it meant to them just to have contact with the West,” he said. Dr. Ferguson noted that the group heard often that democracy and economic reform were coming only slowly to the countries they visited. The choir, thus, not only represented Hope literally, but figurativelyas well. “It
was very nice
“For the first time in
College is offering graduate credit toward a master’s degree at Michigan Universities. The courses for which such credit may be obtained will be taught during the summer in the fields of English novel, psychology,physical education, and education.” Student Center Dream Nears Reality “Another step was taken toward the realizationof a Student Center when the Executive Committee of the Hope College Board of Trustees authorized the architecturalfirm of Stade, Dolan and Emerick to proceed with final drawing and specificationsfor both the Student Center and the proposed wing to the Nykerk Hall of Music.”
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, AUGUST 1993
vision of something else from the West,” he said. “There’sa great admirationand respect for America there.”
One stop recalled not only
today but the rebirth of an earlier time. At the Sarospatak
Graduate Credit Offered
was an extremely emotional experience for me.” “Bridging those kinds of gaps with one song was quite extraordinary,” Dr. Ferguson said. “The whole trip was made worth it even at that first little meeting." (Editor's note: news from Hope College would like to offer special appreciation to Brian Watkins '93 for providing this story's photographs.In addition, our readers may like to know that a compact disc featuring the Chapel Choir's concert program is being released. Additional information will appear in the October, 1993, issue of news from Hope College.)^
Reformed Academy, the
members spoke with
Academy’s library director, who had been imprisonedin a forced labor camp during World War II. In the lean years immediatelyfollowing the war, he received food and clothing sent to Sarospatak by a
concerned Hope community. And in the Academy’s library, filled with dusty tomes written hundreds of years before either era, Sarospatak’s choir sang “Deep River.” The Hope College Chapel Choir answered with the same tune. It is a moment that remains vivid for Dr. Ferguson,and no doubt for the choir’s students as well, not only-as an event in time but for the truth it reflected.
“Musical connectionsspeak louder than any words, certainly,and transcend the boundariesof cultural context,” he said. “Just to sing back and forth in that library
Scott Ferguson, director of the
Choir, speaks with priests of the church at
Fall Semester (1993)
Aug. 27, Friday — Residence halls open for new students at 10 a.m. New student orientationbegins Aug. 29, Sunday — Convocation for new students and parents, 2 p.m. Aug. 30. Monday — Residence halls open for returning
The Great Performance Series has
a tradition of
professional productions to campus. The 1993-94 season
students; late registration
Aug. 31, Tuesday — Classes begin at 8 a.m. — Labor Day, classes in session Sept. 28-29, Tuesday-Wednesday — CriticalIssues Symposium: “Race and Social Change in America” Oct. 8, Friday — Fall Recess begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 13, Wednesday — Fall Recess ends at 8 a.m. Oct. 22-24, Friday-Sunday— Homecoming Weekend Nov. 5-7, Friday-Sunday— Parents’ Weekend Nov. 25. Thursday — Thanksgiving Recess begins at Sept. 6. Monday
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 4-5 The Feld Ballets/NY DeWitt Center main theatre,8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 Scott, concert organist Dimnent Memorial Chapel, 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 12
Nov. 29, Monday — Thanksgiving Recess ends at 8 a.m. Dec. 10, Friday — Last day of classes Dec. 13-17, Monday-Friday — Semester examinations Dec. 17, Friday — Residence halls close at 5 p.m.
The Budapest Wind Ensemble
THE ARTS Great PerformanceSeries — Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 4-5: The Feld Ballets/NY. DeWitt Center main theatre, 8 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for senior citizens, $12.50 for other adults and $6 for students, and information concerningsale dates may be obtained by calling (616) 394-6996. Student Recital — Thursday, Oct. 7: Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music, 7 p.m. Faculty Recital Series — Sunday, Oct. 24: Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music, 4 p.m. Great PerformanceSeries — Tuesday, Oct. 26: John Scott, concert organist,Dimnent Memorial Chapel, 8 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for senior citizens, $12.50 for other adults and $6 for students, and information concerningsaledates may be obtained by calling (616) 394-6996. Wind Ensemble and Orchestra Concert — Friday, Nov. 5: Dimnent Memorial Chapel, 8 p.m. Student Recital— Thursday, Nov. 11: Dimnent Memorial
Dimnent Memorial Chapel, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 21-22 Michael Bashaw and The Bridge Knickerbocker Theatre, 8 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 14 “The Belgian Chamber Orchestra” Dimnent Memorial Chapel, 8 p.m. Saturday,
The Feld Ballets/NY will appear Oct. 4-5. Season tickets are $40 for senior citizens,$50 for other adults, $20 for students and $100 for families. Tickets for individual performances are $10 for senior citizens,$1250 for other adults and $6 for students.
Dimnent Memorial Chapel, 8 p.m.
23 The Gene Bertoncini Duo
For additionalinformation. please write: "Great Performance Series: PO Box 9000: Hope College; Holland,Ml 49422-9000" or call (616) 394-6996.
Dimnent Memorial Chapel, 8 p.m.
ADMISSIONS Campus Visits Even
Evita — Nov. 12-13; 17-20 Lyrics by the house of
Andrew Lloyd Webber bernalda alba — April 15-16; 20-23 Rice; music by
by FedericoGarcia Lorca
Chapel, 7 p.m.
Great PerformanceSeries— Friday, Nov. 12: The Budapest Wind Ensemble, Dimnent Memorial Chapel, 8 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for senior citizens, $12.50 for other adults and $6 for students, and information concerningsale dates may be obtained by calling (616) 394-6996. Faculty Recital Series— Sunday, Nov. 14: Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music, 4 p.m. Christmas Vespers — Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4-5: Dimnent Memorial Chapel. Vespers will be at 8 p.m. on Saturday and at 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets for those who live in the Holland-Zeeland area will go on sale on Saturday, Nov. 20. Those living farther away may call (616) 394—7860 for information on acquiring tickets by mail. Student Recital — Thursday, Dec. 9: Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music, 7 p.m. 19th Annual Mid-day Hope College Orchestra Christmas Concert — Friday, Dec. 10: DeWitt Center
Tickets cost $5 for regular adult admission,and $4 for senior citizensand students. Reservationsmay be
and additional informationmay be obtained by calling the Hope College Theatre Ticket Office at (616) 394-7890 two weeks prior to each play' s opening.
during the summer months, the Admissions Office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Tours and admissionsinterviews are available. Appointments are recommended. Visitation Days offer specific programs for prospective students, including transfers, and high school juniors and seniors. The programs show students and their parents a typical day in the life of a Hope student. This year’s Friday, Oct.
DE FREE Japanese Ceramics: The
to the gallery is free. Prior to
Friday, Oct. Friday, Nov.
Friday, Jan. 28 Friday, Feb. 28 Friday. March 4
Friday, Dec. 3
Collection — through Sept. 24 Art as Activist: Revolutionary Posters from Central and Eastern Europe — Oct. 9-Nov. 21 Juried Student Show — Dec. 4-17
15 29 12
dates are as follows:
Monday, Sept. 6,
please call (616) 394-7500 for the gallery’s hours.
Beginning Monday, Sept. 6, the gallery's hours will be: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday,10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-10 p.m.
the Class of 1998
For further information about any AdmissionsOffice event, please call (616) 394-7850, or
free 1-800-968-7850 or
write: Hope College Admissions Office; 69 E. 10th St.; P.O. Box 9000; Holland, Ml 49422-9000.
WOMEN’S LEAGUE FOR HOPE Autumn
Kletz, 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 16.
Saturday, Oct. 2
to 5 p.m. on the day of
Hope’s home game
against Trinity of Ilinois, the League wil staff a “country
SPECIAL Thursday, Oct.
The Rev. Dr. Martin E. Marty of the University of Chicago Divinity School will be presented the Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) honorary degree.
THE ATR E
86 East Eighth Street
The KnickerbockerTheatre, open Monday through Saturday, features a variety of
foreign and classic
against Illinois Wesleyan University.
’93 — Friday-Sunday,Oct. 22-24 The classes of 1983 and 1988 will hold their 10-year and five-year reunions.For additional information, please see the schedule on page 20. Parents’ Weekend — Friday-Sunday,Nov. 5-7
For additional information concerningalumni events,please call the Office of Public Relations at (616) 394-7860.
films, and a number of live events.
Admission to the theatre’sfilms costs $4 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and Hope College students. For more information on programs and films at the Knickerbocker, call (616) 392-3195.
INSTANT INFORMATION Hope Sports Hotline —
Activities Information— (616)
store” booth just outside Holland Municipal Stadium, sellingfood to be eaten at the game or taken home.
Saturday, Sept. 18
Includes a picnic on campus and a
Dimnent Memorial Chapel
Downtown Holland at
ALUMNI AND FRIENDS
Selections wil include cheese, sausage, pies and other
baked goods, produce, brats, barbeque, caramel appes, caramel com, coffee, pop and more. Grand Rapids Chapter Thursday,Oct. 21 — Fall Fashion Show at Sayfee’s, 9:30 a.m.; fashions by Steketees.
For additional information, please contact Nancy Matthews at (616) 538-0513.
Kalamazoo Chapter Friday, Sept. 10 — Delegates meeting at Hope Reformed Church, South Haven, Mich., 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 — Fall Fashion Style Show For additional information, please contact Jennifer Liggett ’80 at (616) 388-3757.
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, AUGUST 1993
“Race and Social Change
The annual Hope College CriticalIssues Symposium provides an opportunity for intensive examinationof an issue or set of issues. This year’s
Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 28 and
will be held on
29, and will explore the racial and ethnic issues facing society and sample opinions on what has worked, what
Christmas Vespers will be held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4-5. For ticket information, please see the listing under
in the first
column on page four.
hasn't and what might. A variety of perspectives, both national and local, will be presented. The public
Speakers and locations are being finalized. Additional may be obtained by calling the Office of Public Relations at (616) 394—7860. information
“The EducationalSystem: Failed Hopes, Tarnished Dreams” “Focus West Michigan: Educational Challengesfor the Future” “EducationalImperatives for Ethnic
Fact or Fiction?”
Opening Convocation — Sunday, Aug. 29, 2 p.m. Community Day picnic and football game — Saturday,
America” “Developing Multiculturalism
Is Full: Racial
Focus Sessions “Focus West Michigan: Native American Fishing Rights” “Justice for All? Immigration Law and
The 96th annual Pull tug-of-war — Saturday, Sept. 25, 9:30
“AffirmativeAction: A Success Story” “AffirmativeAction: Failed Social Policy” “International ‘Law’ and the Balkan Crisis” “Environmental Impact on Racial and
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29 9:30 a.m. Keynote Address
For additional information, please see the schedule on page 20. Parents’ Weekend — Friday-Sunday,Nov. 5-7 Nykerk Cup Competition— Saturday, Nov. 6 Christmas Vespers — Saturdayand Sunday, Dec. 4-5 For High School Students: Arts and Humanities Fair — Thursday,Oct. 14 Science Day — Thursday,Oct. 28
Community” 12:30 p.m. Keynote Address “Is the Law a Force for Social Change?”; Glen Loury
“Status of the Black Family”
invited,and admission is free.
Keynote Address “Racial Climate in America”; Juan Williams 8:30 p.m. Focus Sessions “Double Jeopardy: A Female Perspective on the Status of Race Relations” “The Plight of the Inner Cities” “Winners and Losers: Ethnic Competition for the American Dream” “Focus West Michigan: Ethnic Harmony, 7:30
Education a Force for Social Change?”; Joseph Fernandez 10:30 a.m. Focus Sessions “Is Sport an Upwardly MobilizingForce?” “The EducationalSystem: Effective Ally of Racial Minorities” “Is Public
“Race and the Jury System” 2:30 p.m. Keynote Debate
“Toward Racial Harmony or National Chaos: Where to From Here?"
1993 Fall Sports Schedules FOOTBALL at DePauw, Ind., 1:30 p.m. tILL. WESLEYAN, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 25 ..................... at Wabash, Ind., 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2 .................... ttTRINITY, ILL., 1:30 p.m. Oct. 9 ..................... *KALAMAZOO, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 16 ................................ *at Alma, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 23 ............................. ttt*ALBION, 2 p.m. Oct. 30 .............................. *at Adrian, :30 p.m. Nov. 6 ..................................... *at Olivet, 1 p.m.
Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday,
*MIAA Game tCommunity Day tt Youth Day ttf Homecoming Home games played at Holland Municipal Stadium
Wooster, Ohio Toum. Wedneday, Sept. 8.... .................. at North Park, 111., 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 ..... ....................... AQUINAS, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 ............................. * ALBION, 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18.... ........................ *at Calvin, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21 ..... ................................ *ALMA, 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25.... ........................ *OLIVET, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29 ............................. *at Adrian, 4 p.m. Fri.-Sat.,Oct. 1-2 ..... ......... at Ohio Wesleyan Tournament Wednesday, Oct. 6... .................. *KALAMAZOO, 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 ................................ *at Albion, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday,Oct. 13.. ............................. *CALVIN, 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 ...... ............. ................... *at Alma, noon Tuesday, Oct. 19 ....... .............................. *at Olivet, 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 ...... ....................... ^ADRIAN, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27............................... at Aquinas, 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 ....................... *at Kalamazoo, 1:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.,Sept. 3-4
Aquinas Toum., 1 p.m. Kalamazoo, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22 ............................... *at Olivet, 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 ................................. *at Albion, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 ...................................... *at Alma, 1 a.m. Friday, Sept.
17 .......................... at
Monday, Sept. 20
Home games played at Buys 1
Calvin, 12:30 p.m.
1 p.m. Adrian, 1 p.m.
*MIAA Tournament Home tournament played at Winding Creek
Aquinas, 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 ....... ...................... at Wheaton, 111. 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9 ................ UNIV. OF CHICAGO, 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 .... ...................... at Goshen, Ind., 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 ............................. *at Albion, 4 p.m.
WOMEN’S GOLF Friday, Sept.
....................................... *at Adrian,
p.m. p.m. ................................... *at Calvin, 2 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 20 Saturday, Sept. 25
..................... at Univ.
CARTHAGE, W1SC., 10
Wednesday, Sept. 29 ................................ *at Alma, 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 .................................... *at Albion, 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. ............................. *at Kalamazoo, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 .......................................... *HOPE, noon 1
..... ........................ .....
*MIAA Match Home matches played at Dow Center. 13th St. & Columbia Ave.
Alma, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 7 Saturday, Sept.
Thursday, Sept. 30...................... at St. Mary’s, Ind, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 ........ .................. *KALAMAZOO, 4 p.m.
4 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
......................... v...*at Calvin,
4 p.m. Saturday. Oct. 23 ...... ........................ *at Adrian, 1:30 p.m. 19
Wednesday, Oct. 27.............................. AQUINAS, 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 ...... .................... *at Kalamazoo, 1 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 25 1
*MIAA Game Golf
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, AUGUST 1993
Home games played at Buys Athletic Fields, 11th St. & Fairbanks Ave.
at Grinnell, Iowa, 1
HOST MIAA JAMBOREE, 1 a.m. SW Michigan Inv., 4 p.m. 1
9 ...... at
Univ. of Wisc.-Oshkosh Inv.,
Thursday, Oct. Saturday, Nov. Saturday, Nov.
28 ......................... 6
at Univ. of
MIAA at Calvin, 4 p.m. MIAA at Albion, 1 a.m.
Regionals at John Carroll, Ohio, 1 a.m. ......................... NCAA Nationals
Saturday, Nov. 20
*MIAA Tournament Home tournamentsplayed at Winding Creek
Tuesday, Sept. 21 .............................. *OLIVET, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 ............................... *ALMA, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 .................................. *at Adrian, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 ........................ ST. MARY’S, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. ............................. *at Kalamazoo, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 ........... at Lake Forest, 111. Toum., 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 ................................. *at Albion, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 .................. *vs. Olivet at Aquinas, 5 p.m. at Aquinas, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 ............................ *at Alma, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 ......................... *ADRIAN, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 .................................. *CALVIN, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 .................... *KALAMAZOO, 6:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.,Oct. 29-30 ...................... Midwest Inv. at Calvin
Olivet, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29 ............................ *ADRIAN, 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25
10 ....................................... *at Olivet, 2
Tuesday, Sept. 7
1th St. & Fairbanks
Saturday, Sept. 4 ......... at Calvin Christian Toum., 10 Tuesday, Sept. 7 ............................... *ALBION, 6:30 Thursday, Sept. 9 ........................... at Spring Arbor, 7 Tuesday, Sept. 14 .............................. *at Calvin, 6:30
at Grinnell, Iowa,
Home meets run
Three new Trustees appointed r
here have been three appointments
and three reappointments to the
Reflections on Oxford
College Board of Trustees.
Newly chosen to serve on the board were: Joel G. Bouwens ’74 of Zeeland, Mich.; Lauretta M. Eckman of Fullerton, Calif.; and the Rev. Louis E. Lotz ’72 of Sioux City, Iowa. Relected to the board were: Ervin Bolks ’64 of Barrington, 111.; Dr. Donald Cronkite, professor of biology at Hope; and Diana Hellenga ’64 Marsilje of Holland, Mich. In addition,three members retired from the board: the Rev. Jack Buteyn ’66 of Plano, Texas; Leonard Maas of Grandville, Mich.; and Betty Roelofs ’53 Miller of Macatawa, Mich. Bouwens is a partner in the firm of CunninghamDalman PC, Attorneys, in Holland, Mich. He is a member of Third Reformed Church in Holland, where he has served as a deacon. He is on the Steering Committee of the Hope in the Future capitalcampaign, and participated in the Hope in the Future strategicplanning process. He has been a class representative and phonathon caller, and helped establishthe Bouwens Family Scholarship Fund, which honors his parents.
his wife, Marianne
Van Heest ’74
Editor's Note: Michael Theune '92 is
news the floodwaters in the Mississippi, the Alumni Office has wondered how members of the Hope family in the area have been faring. No doubt their Hope friends are concerned as well. Titus, those with experiences they care to
share are invited to write news from
Marshall Scholarship he received as a Hope senior, news from Hope College asked him to share his experiences from time to time, and the close of his first year seemed the right occasion for an update (the first installmentappeared in our December, 1992, issue). by Michael
She and her family have been members RCA church) in Garden Grove, Calif., since 1967, where both she and her husband serve on the church's consistory. She and her husband
have three children, Charles “Chuck” ’78, Ann-Laurette and Evan. Rev. Lotz is the senior pastor of Momingside Reformed Church in Sioux City, Iowa. He has served on a variety of denominationaland college boards, and during 1991-92 was president of the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America. He is a widely publishedauthor, and writes a regular column for the Church Herald. Hope awarded him a DistinguishedAlumni Award in 1992. He and his wife, Mary Jean Kline ’73 Lotz, have two children: Andrew and Meredith.
InvitationalIII and Alumni Opus 1994.
(ie, '42, ’69, ’78, ’86, ’91),
Bouwens, have three children: Thomas, Daniel and Martha. Eckman, a native of Kentucky, has been married for more than 40 years to Charles G. Eckman, a retired industrialist and art collector.Professionally,for the past 17 years she has served as president/CEOof her family business, Clarott Incorporated,
which owns and invests in California commercial,industrial and residentialreal estate.
of the Crystal Cathedral(an
they graduated. Current
Alumni Opus debuted in 1980, and came back in 1984 accompanied by Alumni InvitationalI under the title “Alumni Arts Competition."The event is now held every five years, and in 1989 featured 40
artworks from 33 alumni, and 20
College and do so. The items will either be
and four short stories from 19 alumni.
included in a story in the paper’s October
The Alumni Arts Competition is a juried competition.The Competition is open to all women and men who have been enrolled at Hope College and identify their association with a class year
issue or as “classnotes” (or as both).
can be sent to: news from
Hope College Public Relations;
141 E. 12th St.; PO Box 9000; Holland,
whether or not
are ineligible. Entries should be recent
works, ie, works executed during the last three years. Graduates of the Classes of 1991, 1992 and 1993 must submit work done after leaving Hope. Informationon how and where to submit work (the deadline is May 30, 1994) will appear in the December issue of news from Hope College.
few weeks ago, I was
x\. approached by
a small group of Oxford’sMagdalen Bridge. One of the group asked me a most peculiar question: where is Oxford? This question would not have seemed
so strange if
had been asked in, say,
Cambridge or Wales, or Holland, Mich. I could have answered simply that Oxford was about 60 miles northwest of London. No problem. But having been asked this question at one of Oxford’s most famous sites while being dwarfed by the massive Magdalen Tower and choked in the exhaust of “Oxford Classic Tour” buses, I found myself at a bit of a loss for an answer. The question seems right-headed. Oxford is the place where a living cell was first seen under a microscopeby Robert Boyle. Oxford was the worksite for the likes of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkein. And, yes, President Bill Clinton did spend two years in Oxford. It should be somewhere. It is, however, a misconceptionto think that Oxford is a single, easily defined — or located
Except for some
libraries and office
refers to a collectionof 36 colleges and
on page 14.)
six private halls. Each of the colleges is a self-governing foundation,
CONFERENCE DIRECTOR: new directorof conference services at Hope. The Office of Conference Services coordinates the scheduling, planning and is
operation of conferences, institutes,
workshops and special programs on the Hope campus, and works with both on-campus and off-campus organizations. The summer is particularlybusy for the office, with more than 50 groups, many requiring on-campus housing, having scheduled events between mid May through mid August. The Office of Conference Services is located in the college’s Keppel Guest House, 85 E. 10th St. In addition to
Vega named director of multi-cultural life ^/olanda DeLeon
X life at
'88 Vega has been
appointeddirector of multi-cultural Hope.
As director of multi-cultural life, Vega will work with multi-cultural students, advise the college’s Hispanic Student
Mary Lammers ’60 Kempker,
student recruitment, coordinating a
full-time facilities scheduler and student
employees,including two full-time college student interns during the
Schipper, who assumed her new duties in April, was previously office manager in the college’s Office of Public Relations.
Organizationand Black Coalition, and
previous directorof conference services,
Schipper, the office staff consists of a
She was interim multi-cultural counselor with the college’s student development office from February to May of 1990. In addition, from June of 1988 to May of 990 she was an English teacher at West Middle School in Holland, Mich, uk
present programs designed to enhance of the college’s admissions assumed her new duties in July. “Yolanda is extremely well qualified for the position and I am confident that she will serve the students and Hope College in an exemplary manner,” said Dr. Richard Frost, dean of students at Hope. Vega joined Hope’s admissions staff in June of 1990. Her major responsibilities have included directing multi-cultural a
ALUMNI ARTS: The Alumni Arts Competitionis returning with Alumni
for multi-cultural high
the tuition of
own buildings and for students,providing
the experiences necessary to
pass the university-setfinals they must take to become a graduate of Oxford. The make-up of the University is very
cobblestone streets, numerous -
autonomous entities held together by a rough cement. This type of set-up is not always conducive to human interaction,as one may never get to know one’s colleagues in other colleges. Nor is it always in line with efficiency,as it is possible to have to search three distinct libraries to locate a particularpiece of information.The Oxford traditioncan sometimes seem to be — especially on cold, rainy afternoons with a 2,000 word essay due to a tutor in an hour a frustratingand archaic system. This is not to say that Oxford is not a fascinating place; it is — wherever it is to be found. This is only a recognition of the fact that the
program through which faculty call programs
prospective students and visitation
buildings,the University of Oxford
Barbara B. Schipper
Oxford University in England,
studying philosophythrough a British
Campus Notes FLOODWATCH: Watching on
Yolanda DeLeon ’88 Vega
dreaming spires envisaged by folk like myself and the members of the tour group are, in reality, and like so much else, the products of stone and sweat. ..and dream, yk
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, AUGUST 1993
Alumni key l
uring the years they have been
involved with Hope College, Fred 53 and Gretchen Yonkman ’54 Vandenberg of Grand Rapids, Mich., have worn a variety of hats. They startedas students — Gretchen the daughter of alumni (Frederick Yonkman ’25 and Janet Albers ’25 Yonkman); Fred as a transfer. Fred (whose aunt is Ruth Daane '30 Stilwill) later became president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors,and Gretchen was a member of the Board of Trustees. They were also the parents of a Hope student — Janette Vandenberg ’79 Aardema. They are currently co-chairs of Hope in the Future's National Alumni division (Fred is also a member of the Leadership Gifts committee). The diversityof their involvementin the life of the college was appropriate preparation for their work as co-chairs, since Hope in the Future has been a team effort from the beginning.
WATCH RAISED TO DATE S45 million
can give the value back
later in life.”
“Getting involved later is really an exchange of values. You get values when you start out and hopefully
Fred Vandenberg ’53
The campaign originated with the 1989-90 strategic planning process that involved125 members of the extended Hope community.The participants represented all constituencies of the college: the Board of Trustees, faculty, alumni, administrators,students, parents of students,pastors and friends of Hope.
Alumni have played a key role in Hope in the Future, from co-chairs Phil Miller ’65 and
Max Boersma ’46,
of the Steering
750 volunteer leaders across the country who are involved in regional events. The Vandenbergs were involved in several of the regional events in the Midwest. The result of all the involvementis that Hope’s 17,000-plusalumni are a vital part of the campaign. And, excludingthose who are members of Hope in the Future’s other divisions,alumni are being asked to contribute $13 million. The good news is that alumni have already donated $14.7 million. “I think institutionsare judged to a certain extent by the support alumni provide to their alma mater," said John Nordstrom,director of development and director of the Hope in the Future capital campaign. “The fact that half of our graduates every year make a gift to Hope College
a source of strength.”
“Early in the campaign
Alumni Board who took a leadership role, right along with the Board of Trustees, and the faculty and staff," he said.
campaign concludeson June 30, 1994. our alumni will have led the way.” the
Fred '53 and Gretchen Yonkman '54 Vandenberg are national alumni co-chairsof the Hope in the Future campaign. Thus far, Hope's 17,000-plusalumni have contributed $14.7 million to the fund-raisingeffort. Fred and Gretchen Vandenberg are organizations. Fred
chairperson of the
Davenport College and a past president of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce. Gretchen is on the Board of Trustees of Opera Grand Rapids. Together they have worked on behalf of the Children’s Miracle Network, of Trustees of
including as co-chairs for two years.
They keep Hope among their many involvementsbecause they believe in what the college has to offer. “In this day and age
cynical in the sense that we don’t trust our politicians;
trust our institutions —
well.” “Life has been very good to us,” Fred said. “As you get a
back as to why that might be.” He noted, for example, that he began his college career on a footballscholarship at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich. An injury rendered him ineligible, and he transferredto
is steady in a time
Hope played an important role in preparing them well for the lives they have led since graduation. Being involved in the college is a way of giving something back. “We have been very fortunate in our
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, AUGUST 1993
strong academic program. He majored in economics and business administration, and is now president of Butterworth Ventures, which manages several health care-related businesses for Butterworth Health.
They also feel
older you begin
consistent,”Fred said. “It has values, and it is
because he was drawn by the college’s
people are becoming more cynical
Gretchen said. “We both feel gratitude for what we’ve been given — not only by Hope but by our communities as lives,”
volunteers for a variety of different
Hope,” he had would probablyhave
“I had a great experience at
said. “I often think back that stayed at Western spent the rest of I
had gone to Hope.”
“So getting involved later is really an exchange of values," he said. “You get values when you start out and hopefully you can give the value back later in life."*^
Hope in the Future $50 million fund-raising effort that has four primary components: enhancing the academicprogram, improving is
student financial aid, strengthening Christian life and witness, and selectively
man out a very cold product because they just
by Greg Olgers ’87
aren’t that connected emotionallywith
ome 3 years ago in Zagreb, ^Croatia, the young preschool 1
student Tomislav Skarica was restless during nap time. When his teacher left the room for a
few minutes, he saw
chance. There, standing unattended, was the piano with which she serenaded the students to sleep. Stealthilyhe crept across the darkened room, his quiet steps and his classmates’ breathing the only sounds. Reaching the now-silentinstrument he clambered aboard the bench and gently caressed the cool keys with his fingers.
then he belted out one of his
was one he had heard and over again: Oh
his teacher play over
Susanna! “That melody's very popular — even outside the United States,” said Skarica, now a sophomore at Hope College. Whether or not his classmates enjoyed the impromptu recital is lost to history. His teacher, however, recognized potential when she heard it and encouraged his parents to enroll him in lessons. Unfortunately, the cost was prohibitive. Skarica thus spent the next several years teaching himself to play. He listened to
songs on the radio and tapes, and played them back. He did his own composing. And he and his talent remained essentially undiscovered. That changed in the fall of 1991, however, when he came to South Haven, Mich., as an exchange student. His host family heard him play, and like his preschool teacher recognizedpotential. An audition at Hope was arranged. The timing was handy because Skarica was graduating from high school in the spring of 1992, and ultimately he was enrolled at Hope as a full-time student, including — at last!
in piano classes.
“I see a very talented
“In his case I think he’s very connected emotionallywith the music and plays in a very sensitive manner,” he said. “And that should stand him in good stead whether he is jamming, or if he’s playing piano solos or
composing — whatever he chooses to do ultimately. It’s going to enrich his music making.” Skarica,
science, sees in music a universal of communication, and a way of
conveying feelings that cannot be expressedadequatelyin words. “It’s understandableto everyone,”he said. “It seems like music is the soul’s own words. That’s what I’m always trying to find in music when I play: that hidden language.” Having one’s life-dreamrealized might seem enough for one year, but Skarica’s experiencesdid not end in the department of music. In the fall of 1992 he had an opportunity to ask U.S. President
Bush a question during a televised “townhall”meeting that included a video connectionwith an audience at Hope College. He also saw President Bush during his visit to campus in October. As a student from Croatia, Skarica is also popular with the local schools, appearing through an international students “speakersbureau” coordinated through the college’s Office of International Education. “He’s been a tremendous asset to this office,” said Dr. Neal Sobania ’68, director of internationaleducation.“He’s been in great demand because Yugoslavia is a topic that kids know about because they watch the news.” “And he’s very articulateand the word has spread
the teachers that this
young man who can explain what’s going on,” Dr. Sobania said. “He’s extremely good about doing it.” a
very gifted; very sensitive.”
Aschbrenner Professor of Music
Piano lessons were too expensive for Tomislav Skarica as he was growing up in Zagreb, Croatia, so lessons at Hope are developinga talent that lay hidden for years. Looming over all of Skarica s good experiences, however, is the tragedy that has befallen his homeland.
cannot repeat enough times how
concerned people, I’ve met here. People I’ve never seen before and probably will never meet again.” The kindness and all the good experienceshe is having at Hope contrast starkly with the dark events taking place back home, and the good times in Holland do not erase the pain he feels as his native Croatia suffers through civil war. Many of the best aspects of living and studying in the United States, he knows, are denied his family and friends back home. At times he feels a
Skarica has since been working with Charles Aschbrenner,professor of music.
Skarica says that he enjoys and appreciates others’ interestin his country.
Professor Aschbrenner finds him a
dedicated and rapid study (Skarica taught
students, who discuss Croatia with him.
himself to read music during the
not only local students, or
before coming to Hope). He has also
very noticeable,” he said. “People ask
questions and after they hear ‘Croatia’ it
have something more. “I see a very talented musician here — very gifted; very sensitive,”he said. “And I think that’s also part of to
talent.” “A very importantpart of talent is the
emotional depth that’s brought to music. How one reacts to music; how one can project something of their own being through music,” Professor Aschbrenner said. “There are a lot of people who play the piano or play an instrument but turn
just rings a
things are happening.’ I say ‘Yes. Exactly’ and they ask
that?’ and all those questions.”
meet working this
summer at the Knickerbocker or at the window at the Summer Theatre Ticket Office who just ask questionsor express their concern and wish me good luck,” he said. “It’s very nice of them,” Skarica said.
from the fighting. His grandmother’s farm outside the city was bombed (she survived).The family, already fragmented with Skarica absent, recently became more so as his 6-year-old 1
brother left for Italy. In addition, Skarica’s 20-year-old brother was conscripted and spent years in the Croatianarmy.
experiencechanged him completely,from what I can tell,” Skarica said. “He used to be a very outgoing person. Now he’s things he has seen are haunting him.”
do things here — even when I go grocery shopping, because I can afford it myself, to go in and buy just whatever I want at the store — it’s not something my family would be able to do,” he said. “I always think about that.” “There’s this sense of guilt,”Skarica said. “I got a chance to be spared.” The war aside, his family must deal with poverty, even though his father is a professor of comparative literature (recently retired for lack of students) and his mother is a lawyer. “Here when the combination of lawyer and professor is mentioned you see BMWs and Mercedes, but back home it’s $70 a month,” Skarica said. And the war, of course, cannot be put aside. Although according to Skarica his I
is not in
so reserved and just very silent. The bit guilty
family in Zagreb
danger, they are only about 25 minutes
the family fears, Skarica noted,
that his brother
be required to serve
With so much happening
sometimes considers returning home. In the end, however, he remembers the opportunity Skarica admits that he
he has been given, and ponders the reasons he
may have been given it.
things are really going badly in
when I really feel alone, I maybe I should challengemy fate, destiny, whatever and Croatia, and
just sort of think
just go back,” he said. “Then I realize,‘No — rare chance.’ I don’t
was given a
came to be a reality, but it seems to me like someone watched over me in a way.” “That’s a gift, and
don’t want to
it,” he said.
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, AUGUST 1993
by Greg Olgers ’87
/ hen he spoke during Holland Christian High T School’s commencement in June, Peter Hoekstra ’75 of Holland, Mich., was both messenger and message. He both addressed, and exemplified, the class’s motto: “Fill the World.” “I wanted to challenge them and get people to realize that by getting involvedthey can make a difference— and that involvement can be very rewarding personally in a non-financial way,” he said. Hoekstra ’s own difference-makingthis past year included being elected representative of Michigan’s 2nd CongressionalDistrict(territory that includes Hope College).He traded his familiar role as vice president of marketing at furniture-makerHerman Miller in Zeeland, Mich., for a new one in the Capitol in Washington, D.C. He began his new duties in January. And although the position and setting were both new, many of the faces were, if not familiar,at least from a familiar place: his staff includes six other Hope alumni. In Washington, Dr. Douglas Koopman ’79 is Hoekstra’s chief of staff; Ann Boonstra ’85 Peterson and Amy Sandgren ’87 Plaster are legislativecounsels; and John Vanden Heuvel ’92 is a legislativeassistant. In addition, Margaret Wolffensperger ’50 Kleis and Linda Hooghart ’91 Kaiser help staff his Holland office, and senior Gwen Snyder of Westerville, Ohio, is spending the summer as an intern with his Washington office. Hoekstra avows that institutionalnepotism was not a factor in his alumni-orientedhiring. “It wasn’t deliberate
at all,” he said.
deliberate was his
people familiar with West Michigan. In some cases, experiencein government in Washington was an asset, as was having participated in his campaign. Hope people were often the best-qualified candidates. Launched in May of 1992, Hoekstra’sseemed an unlikely candidacy. Hoekstra himself admits that his business experienceswere not typical pre-Congressional training. His entire career had been spent at Herman Miller, and he notes that out of the 110 new members of the House this year he was the only one from a Fortune 500 company. His opponent in the August ’92 Republican primary, moreover, was a 26-year incumbent: fellow Hope alumnus Guy Vander Jagt ’53.
hope in my own
way that I can get people to feel good about government Rep. Pete Hoekstra ’75
Hoekstra ran anyway. He
had something to
contribute, including both perspective as a political outsider and his experiencesin business. a “grass roots”
campaign, he hiked 270 miles
the district’s voters face-to-face.
He also ran relativelyinexpensively, spending less than $90,000 in his bid, which he hopes his constituents are interpretingas a sign of frugality. Some candidates spent
more than $1 million on their campaigns. Hoekstra believes that his marketing background helped him campaign effectively,but feels that other aspects of his training are proving useful in office.
“What it takes to become a Congressmanis much different than what
will give less attention to evaluating their effectiveness. the success or failureof a program, and that you’d better
was one of the expertises that I had in the business world. What I’m hoping is that the other thing that I developed in the business world, problem solving, is the skill that you need to be an effective Congressman.” Hoekstra, a political science major who as a Hope student even interned with his predecessorVander Jagt, recognizesthat he has had, and still has, much to learn about working in Washington — from understandinghow to vote (something he has mastered) to discoveringhow to get things done (an on-going process).Please don’t call him a “freshman” Congressman, however. “I hate the term ‘freshman,’” he said. “Because ‘freshman’implies spending most of your time just learning. I find I have as much to give as I do to get.” Hoekstra believes, for one, that Congress would benefit from applying the sorts of approaches common in the private sector. He notes that while bills are debated extensively before passing, his suspicion is that Congress that
“In business, you recognizethat it’s difficult to predict
in his effortsto
Rep. Pete Hoekstra '75 of Holland, Mich., ran for Michigan's 2nd CongressionalDistrict because he wanted make a difference. Amy Sandgren '87 Plaster, legislativecounsel, is one of many Hope alumni on his staff.
takes to be a Congressman,” he said.
is nothing but a
marketing program, and
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, AUGUST 1993
stay pretty flexible over the next few months to shape and modify the program as you implement it, and get feedback in terms of exactly how it is working,” he said. “And then at the end of the program you’d sit down with your boss or the other people involved with the program and you’d say, ‘What really works, what didn't and what’d we learn from it?’ to make the next one a littlebit better.” “I don’t see
of that here, where
see a lot of that
in the business world,” he said.
Something else with which Hoekstra is coping is his
new-found celebrity. Strangers back home recognize him on the streets now. Others to whom he was once "Pete” sometimes feel compelled to call him "Mr.
Hoekstra.” A host of newspaper articles have appeared, their headlines ranging from “The New-Breed Republican" to “Strangerin the House” to "Mr. Hoekstra Goes to Washington.”
was commencement speeches in one week. “Whereas a year-and-a-halfago if somebody would have said, ‘Why don’t you get Hoekstra to speak at your commencement?’ they would have said ‘Who?,’” noted Hoekstra. He has also come back to Hope to speak to his address at Holland Christian’s graduation
one of three
classes, and has met with students in Washington through the Washington Honors Semester and
hoping the spotlight won’t change him. "You try stay the same kind of person that people elected you is
for,” he said.
One way Hoekstra stays with his roots is by keeping home in Holland. In Washington, in fact, he spends
his nights on the
in his office (which he
Miller products), followinga bad
apartment. Wife Diane and
children Erin, Allison and Bryan are staying in Holland,
and he flies home Thursday evenings and returns to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday mornings. Not only for family, the visits are a way he keeps in touch with his district.He is able to spend time with his constituents,and be a part of their community — they can even find him in church. Central Avenue Christian Reformed, on Sundays. He hopes the connectednesshelps the people of his district feel they have a voice in Congress that is addressing their concerns. “I just hope in my own little way that I can get people to feel good about government again. I go to town meetings and people are mad,” Hoekstra said. "They are very disappointedabout the resultsthat they perceive that they are getting from Washington and the representation they’re getting in Washington.” He is also confident he can help make things better. “I have no regrets about making the decision to leave a good job with a great company to come here,” he said. "I'm frustratedby some of the processes and by some of the things we’re doing, but overall I’m glad I’m here and believe that in the long run I can make a difference.”^
Helping make Hope by Greg Olgers ’87
very August, Hope College is pulled the slumber of summer into the purposeful bustle of a new academic year. The change occurs during a meager few days. That’s all it takes for the college’s 2,700-plus students to begin arriving, settle in, and assume Ij"1
the routine of a
new academic year.
For more than 700 of those students, however, the routine is anything but. For all ot those 700-plus, Hope is an entirely new experience. And for most of them — those who haven’t transferred in from elsewhere— so is college in general. That’s where Orientationcomes in. Orientationat the most basic introducesthe new students and their parents to Hope College. In addition, however. Orientationhelps the new studentsand parents alike feel good about being at the college — and helping the students
become part of the Hope community. “I would encourage [new students] to go to all of the events,” said Tim Hamilton, a junior from New Buffalo, Mich. “They’re really, really fun and they’re an excellentway to meet people.” “It’s easy sometimes to hang back and not get to know a lot of people. Orientationgives you an opportunity to meet lots of people — that’s one of the best advantages of it,” Hamilton said. “I had friends who went to lots of other colleges, and the orientation experience here was so much better as far as meeting people was concerned.” The emphasis is deliberate. “Orientation is obviously a chance for new studentsto get information about what they need in order to function at Hope — those types of things,” said
Anne Bakker-Gras ’85,
director of student activities and Orientation’s
“But I think what it really does is help them begin developing relationshipswith other people and to feel good about being here.” Dr. Richard Frost, dean of students at Hope,
Orientation includes group-buildingactivities such as this one, which required passing a
group through a string triangle without breakingthe string.
see that four-day period as one of
the most important times, because
we believe it
sets a tone and perception of what
College is, what it represents, and what students and their parents can come to expect from the institution,”he said. “President Jacobson has talked about Hope College as a family,” Dr. Frost said. “Through the Orientationprocess, we try to develop that sense of family and community for all involved.” Recognizinghow important the college experience is for not only the studentsbut their parents as well, Hope runs Orientation activities for both groups. “Parents are a very
important part of this community, and they need attention as well,” Bakker-Gras said. "We probably spend as much time planning and implementingtheir program as we do with the new students’events,” she said. “I think it’s pretty unique, from what I’ve heard of other schools.” Parents receive information about the place to which they are entrustingtheir progeny. They’re given tours of campus and Holland; introduced to members of the faculty and staff; have chances to ask questions;and can attend seminars on topics such as “Now That I Am a Parent of a Hope Student,” “Christian Growth” and “Career Choices, Internships, Off Campus and Abroad Semester Opportunities.” In contrast, the students’itinerary is more social in nature. The college’sfeeling is that there’s plenty of time for the students to learn the rules of campus life, and that meeting others and belonging are the most important considerations. After moving in on the Friday (August 27 this year) before classes begin, the new students begin attending some informational sessions and many social activities. They’re assigned to one of 60 12-member groups, which meet daily. Events and activities include popular films, a picnic, a "new student banquet” and an “activity fair” that allows the students to discover the campus groups and activities in which they can become involved. One major highlightof the weekend is “Playfair.” At the request of Orientation’s organizers,news from Hope College won't reveal what exactly “Playfair”is. We can note, however, that it’s avowed to be an enjoyable, memorable, non-threatening way to meet many of one’s new classmates. Much of Orientation’scharacterstems from the fact that it is student-run. Bakker-Gras is the staff member responsible,but the activities are organized by two students who spend the entire summer working on the project full-time. They are joined during Orientation's four-day run by 13 student “Assistant Directors” and 100 student “Orientation Assistants,”all of whom train for the weekend in advance. The two student coordinators— this year Kendra Grate and Sheilia Hendrick, both seniors from Sturgis. Mich. — work with the “Assistant Directors.” The “Assistant Directors,”in turn, train the "Orientation Assistants." The “Orientation Assistants”have the most direct contact with the new students, leading the small groups to which the incoming students are assigned. Grate and Hendrick believe the student touch makes the weekend more effective.They diplomaticallynote that the college’sfaculty and staff, as well meaning as they are, are perhaps not best able to relate to the new students as they settle into their new surroundings. “I think it’s good for students to run it and to train each other,” Grate said. "It not only helps us build leadershipand stuff like that, but it also helps the new students more.” “We were just through it three years ago, so we can help with all the feelings they're going through,” Hendrick said. Much of the time, the Orientation workers are dealing with new student questions. “A lot of them want to know what is availableon campus,” Grate said. “They want to know about whether college is all studying or not." So a lot of time the O.A.’s perspective
For each new student,On car to dorm. For these sm
of, 'It’s a lot of studying other things’ helps.”
There are other times,
not a ready answer
empathy. "The other thing that v O.A.s should be aware o Hendrick said. “Alotol
really, reai they9 re an e to
and they don’t know an male or female, and the hard for them to try' ‘and of times they feel as tit felt,
NEWS FROM HOPE
Director feels activities are educational, too nentation
to be a solid
introduction to Hope, but
Bakker-Gras ’85 hopes it's not the only time that students find value in organizedstudent activities.
As director of student activities, Bakker-Gras not only coordinates Orientation but advises
of the organizations with which students can
become involved.The groups range from Student Congress,to the Social ActivitiesCommittee (which organizes a film series, plans Homecoming and many other events), to fraternities and sororities, to the campus media and a variety of others.
The view at Hope is that such activities are in ways as important a part of college as the learning that takes place in the classroom. “It’s a strong complementto the academic program because it provides experiences that students don’t necessarily get in the classroom,” Bakker-Gras said. “It allows students to spend social time together. It allows them to develop leadership skills. It is, to me, all the ‘extras'in addition to the academic side of Hope College.” Bakker-Gras was herself an active Hope student. As general manager of the college’s radio station, WTHS, she played a leading role in the station’ssuccessful effort to go FM. She was also a member of the residence life staff, involved in theatre and regularly participated in the
college’s “Air Jam” competition.That last
prompted her and two classmates, Kathy Kaehler ’85 and Chayris Burd '85 Launders to submit an audition tape to the national television show Puttin' on the Hits, on which the three appeared in 1985. Bakker-Gras has been a member of the Hope staff since 1987 and director of student activities since 1989. She admits that the two directors with whom she worked as a Hope student, Dave Vanderwel ’67 and Susan Ward ’81 Cooper continue to have a strong influence on how she approaches her job. “The responsibilitiesthat Dave allowed me to have as a student always amazed me. That at age 18 and 19 (while working with WTHS) that I was calling the FCC. I was dealing with the communications lawyer in Washington,” she said. "I was given experiencesthat I don’t think I would have had at a lot of other schools.” interest
OrientationWeekend begins with the hustle and bustle of
there’s time for
lelps.” her times,
however, when the
we emphasize that the
K aware of is
"A lotof studentscome in
go to all
and an excellent way
% really •
"Tim Hamilton ’95
loiowiiiyorie; and ifey’re |0 try
whether they be
scared. It’s really
adjust, and I think a lot
re alone. I
know I was
activities, like I
moving belongings from
the only person
The new students, however, are not alone. They’ll be guided, and understood, in their journey of discovery by the 100-plus volunteers of Orientation. And the concern does not end with the volunteers working the weekend. Bakker-Gras observed, for example, that more than 200 students applied for the 100 openings for "Orientation Assistants.” “It’s an opportunity for them to give back to those new students the kinds of experiences that they had.” she said. “You hear the returningstudents say how much fun they had during Orientation — how much they like to help those new students move in, and carry those boxes up the stairs (which the parents love) — just to help make those studentsa part of the community that they care about so
Active on campus during her student days, director of student activities
Anne Bakker-Gras ’85 hopes to
help today's students have the sorts of experiences she enjoyed.
“Sue taught me that it is important to care about people when you're planningactivities and to think about who to include and how to include them,” she said. Correspondingly,Bakker-Gras stands back far enough to allow the student groups’ members to learn while offering support and encouragement. “I try make sure that it’s clear to the students that I really work for them — that I am here for them and to help them; to help them succeed,” she said. “Hopefully they can benefit from some of the experiencesthat I’ve had, but at the same time are allowed to leam from their own mistakes.” “I also try to teach them about creativity,”she said. “To see what a wonderful or grand event that we can make anythingthat we do.” “For me something that’s really importantis teaching students— especially students think they’re creative
have good ideas
and that they can see their ideas come to fruition,”
“And making them feel good about what they’ve accomplished."^
much.” Bakker-Gras ’s assessment matches Hamilton’s experience. An Orientation veteran,he had such a good experience as a freshman in 1991 that he volunteered as an “Orientation Assistant”last year and this year will be an "Assistant Director." “I had a good time with it my freshman year. It was a lot of fun,” Hamilton said. "The adjustment from high school and home to college life is tough for a lot of people, and it’s good to try to help people through that."
Alumni News by
Director of Public Relations
last year. It
/ remember reading a copy of the Alumni News as a student and thinking, ‘What propaganda! All it really does is give "warm fuzzies” to get people to give money to Hope.’ As an alumni, I've never been able to give much, so I just enjoy the warm
probably due to some decisions we
after the 1988 survey. This page
appears in the same place every issue and better organized.
respondents from distant places feel events don’t receive adequate advance notice.
working on that. The quality of writing was also
appears that one of the biggest
increases in readership is the events page.
recognized, receiving a 4.47 rating on a five
a 1977 alumnus from Illinois was
point scale. I would like to take this
one of many offered by respondents to a
We were attempting to get opinions about the way Hope College communicates and more
our staff who
from Hope College and
specificallyhow alumni feel about this
cadre of free lance and student writers, in
publication,news from Hope College.
addition to being the author of
survey we conductedthis spring.
I’d like to thank the respondents
Olgers ’87 of
managing editor of news
for its editorial content.
as such responsible
He supervises a
were part of a group of 800 alumni selected
randomly to participatein the survey. This survey was especiallytimely as this editionmarks the 25th anniversary of news from Hope College. Its findings will form the nucleus of our planning for future
Our 28-year-oldeditor was bemused by comment that news from Hope College “appears to be targeted to the over 50 age the
bracket.” (I’m not even 50 yet myself!)
We conducteda similar survey in 1988. The results of both surveys tell us that news from Hope College is considered by alumni to be a highly effectivecommunication medium. For example, only two of this year’s 262
they agreed with the statement
“news from Hope College doesn’t
disagreed with that statement
to a 1988 finding of 2.28. It
strongly that news
The written responses were
this issue the births, marriages
recycled, not that we want you to throw
advanced degrees are listed by class year. They previously were listed alphabetically, but several of you suggested the new order. We’d appreciate knowing how you feel about that change. You told us what you’d like to see
news, regional meeting updates, bookstore
remain the most frequently read section (2.94). Not one of the respondents
on the high achievers, spectacular.
indicated they “never read” class notes.
about the “quiet people” “Joe Blow” — the
fine publication and thank
Officers John Abe '79, President,Naperville,111. Janet Lawrence’80, Vice President,Albany, N.Y. Cal Bruins '6J, Secretary,Paradise Valley,Ariz.
Members VandenBerg'79 Aardema, Grand Rapids,Mich.
John Broadbent ’79, Livonia, Mich. Bryan Bush '84, Anaheim,Calif. Gatrett E.
DeGraff ’71, Averill Park, N.Y.
Ken Dulow ’64, Old Bridge,N.J. Marianne Dykema '81 Griffin, Fort Worth, Texas Marianne Hageman ’58, De Pere, Wis. Betty Whitaker '62 Jackson, West Melbourne, Fla. JenniferLiggett’80, Kalamazoo, Mich. Michael Percy '86, Columbus,Ohio Jane Terpstra'82, Minneapolis, Minn. Chris Turkstra ’93, Upper Saddle River,N.J.
Anne Walvoord '73 VanderByl. Williamson, N.Y. Kay Moores ’76 Walker, Traverse City, Mich. Richard Webster ’84, Sterling, Va. Barbara Woodruff’94, Northville,Mich. Michael Yantis '95, Portage,Mich.
40s Eloise Boynton ’41 Bosch and husbandDonald are
enjoying their cabin in New York State. They'll
pastoraland teaching responsibilities and became ministerto seniorsfor the congregation. Harriethad retired as a
Synod of Mid-America in 1985. Del Vander Haar ’44 is assistant ministerof pastoralcare at Hope Church in Holland, Mich. Calvin Malefyt ’46 is senior scholar-inresidence with the C.S. Lewis Institute in Washington,D.C. Preston ’47 and Marcia DeYoung ’48 Stegenga reportthat they continue to be inspiredby “Beginningis half done," a classroom expression of their former Hope historyprofessor,the late Milton Hinga. They referredto Professor Hinga’s philosophy in an article they wrote for a “SeniorNet" publicationconcerning their (successful)efforts to
leam how of
Muscat, Oman, in
John ’42 and Harriet Muyskens ’47 Maassen recentlymoved to Holland, Mich., after finishing
public school kindergarten teacher in
1984, and John as synod executive for the Regional
returnto their home in Lake Wylie. S.C., in
use their new computer.“SeniorNet”
Carmichael, Calif, offers classesin ways to use computer.
Harvey Buter ’48 has retired as vice president-businessdevelopmentat Old Kent Bank of
Tell Us All
95 percent of us who can’t wow anyone
with our achievements.We live strongly for
ALUMNI BOARD OF DIRECTORS
took the positionalone while John assumed broader
writings,more art-relatedtopics, the
profileson alumni and students are always
than 5,000 class notes in our six editions
full-timepositionas directorsof the
Adult Education Program. Harrietsubsequently
“struggles and conflicts”of today’s students. Noted one respondent, “It’s a
Dorothy Beach ’39 Bell is living Mich.
CrystalCathedral in Garden Grove, Calif. They
promotions, student-written creative
read). As with the 1988 survey, class notes
That’s good because we published
deadline for which is Tuesday, Sept. 14.
suggestions. For example,beginning with
We were interestedin knowing the readership of specificsections. Alumni to rank their interests on a scale
already implemented some of those
of one (usually don’t read) to three (usually
issue. Becauseof the lead time required by this
people offered comments and we’ve
of in future issues — fraternity and sorority
obituary notices)have been held for the next issue,
read any of it. The acceptance of the newspaper format
Office by Wednesday, July 7, have been included in
received after that date (with the exception of
mentioned fund raisingmailings. A full 96 percent said they read all or some of news from Hope College compared to less than one percent who said they never
All submissions received by the Public Relations
publication’sproduction schedule, submissions
really going on.
important part of this survey. Eight-one
newsprint paper because
first shared a
News and information for class notes, marriages, advanceddegrees and deaths are compiledfor news from Hope College by Greg Olgers '87.
interesting to note that only eight of all the
communicate often enough and just 17 said communication is too often. Some of the
from Hope College was broad (96.5 percent). In addition to economic considerations,we have stayed with the
a scale of one-to-five, respondents
nearly eight years of post-retirementservicewith
what’s really going on at Hope College."
respondents said the college doesn’t
“too often” respondents specifically
Brad Williams 73 and the Crocodile (Stewart Leniger '93 of Holland,Mich.) of Hope Summer Repertory Theatre's Peter Pan. The crocodile was one of the creatures that puppeteer Williams created for the June 11 -July 3 production. '
wanted to know our believabilityamong readers. Alumni were also
Our Lord, teach Sunday School, hold
Your Hope friends and the college want to hear from you. there’s an event in your life you feel is newsworthy, please let us know. In the interest of timeliness,please try to notify us within six months of whenever the event took place.
the babies in the nursery, bring food to the elderly, etc.”
news from Hope College is welcomed by alumni close to and far from Holland. “news from Hope College is one of the few mailings that I receive which I usually read from cover to cover. I love catching up on news...” said a 1983 alumnus from Massachusetts.“Seeing I’m only 10 minutes away, I’ve got a real sincere interest in the campus because of relatives and friends attending Hope,” noted a 1967
up to us. You will see
the future. We are in the process
changes in our “looks” and introduce them in our October
will print only your first
class year for the sake
class year, your spouse’sname, whether or
of consistencyin our publication.If you are a
married alumna, please
If you go by a different name, such as middle name or nickname, we will print it
instead of your first name if you prefer.
cannot print informationabout your spouse if he or she is not a
Please tell us your name, your
Hope graduate, and your name and birthdate.
not your spouse is a child’s
Please tell us your
name, your class year, the name of your degree, the
year your degree was awarded.
of the university, and the
DEATHS: Any cannot publish
the wedding has
taken place, so please write us after you are
CLASS NOTES: We name, last name and
married. Tell us your name, your class year,
concerninganother’s death will be appreciated.If possible, please send us a dated copy of the local newspaper’s obituary notice.
your spouse’sname, whether or not your spouse is a Hope graduate, the date of your
marriage,and the city and state in which
death of a loved one in your immediate
your wedding took place.
family will be publishedupon your request.
value your opinions and
we strive to be the communication link between members of the Hope family. Let us know what you think.
Please send your information to: Alumni News; Hope College Public Relations;
E. 12th St.; P.O. Box 9000; Holland. Ml 49422-9000
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, AUGUST 1993
Lavina Hoogeveen '52 of Allegan, Mich., retired
countries. She has traveledto 66 countries. “I don't want to pack a suitcasefor a long time." she writes.
Mary Louise Kooyers 'SO Adams and husband Lawrence of Midland. Mich., are enjoying
retirementand celebrating38 years of marriage.
bought a rocker and will rock slowly after six
months of sitting still!” Marilyn Veldman ’52 Van Der Velde performed during the college'sTulip Time Organ Recitalsin May. George Hoekstra ’53 of Parchment, Mich.,
Howard Bruggers '50 of on May 3 1 Dentistry.
year after 41 years of teaching in nine foreign
Carriere.Miss.,retired as associatedean of the LSU School of
Ann Woiters '50 Fredricksonand Phil Frederickson'SO repon that they have “moved to the Cincinnati,Ohio, area to watch our grandchildren grow up." Abe Moerland ’50 owns the Bin-An-Oan Orchard and market in Byron Township,Mich. A former biology teacher,he noted in the Byron! Dorr Advance on April 3 that the orchard provides great science field lessonsfor his grandchildren when they help with the work. LaVerne ’50 and LorraineVanFarowe ’51 Sikkema of Holland, Mich., retired on Oct. 1, 1992, from mission work in Kenya, but returned for three months this summer to assist Mission Aviation
from his medical practiceat the end of June.
Connie Ferguson ’53 Klaasen and Don Klaasen ’53
reportthat they are
Ellsworth Rolfs '57 of Albuquerque. N.M.. Programs, and
active in Scouts and Toastmasters.
Marlin Vander Wilt ’57 has become pastorof Church of the Cross in Sarasota,Fla. Eugene TeHennepe '58 on Sept. 1 will begin early retirementfrom Connecticut College. He and Anita Van Lente ’57 have moved to Franklin, Maine, “and love it." he notes.
has been electedJoint
reunion booklet. The booklet gave them separate
Broadcasters,the highestelectedpositionof the
addresses in Tucson. Ariz., and Ann Arbor, Mich.,
industry’smajor trade association. He is vice presidentof Tribune Broadcasting Company and
Norman Gysbers ’54 is professorof
psychology at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
two-day seminars on career counseling for secondary teachers and guidance officers in the Republic of Singapore from May 21
and procurement to nine East Coast Marine
Lorenzo Howard '72 is regionaldirector of human resources with Northeast Division.BASF. Fonda Van Sloten '72 and husband Rod Kirchmeyerare employed by the Albuquerque (N.M.) Public Schools. Fonda is a counselor at the mid-schoollevel. David Whitehouse ’72 performed during the college'sTulip Time Organ Recitalsin May. William Woiters "72. a commander in the U.S. Navy, is in the Adriatic Sea on the aircraft carrier
Board Chairman of the National Association of
Air Force Nuclear Engineer
lead project officer for
advice on environmental law. land use. labor
Corps commands. is
indicationsto the contrary in the Class of '53
chapbookcompetition by Pearl Inc. of Long Beach. Calif. The published book. Steubenville,is a sequence.
USS TheodoreRoosevelt panicipating in Operation "Deny Flight," the NATO operationenforcing a United Nations "no-fly zone" over Bosnia and Herzegovina.His squadron flies the E-2C "Hawkeye" airborneearly warning aircraft and is conducting surveillancemissions in support of U.N. resolutionsto protect citizensin the former Yugoslavia.
John Bryson ’60 recentlyretired from teaching
vocal music and social studiesfor 33 years at Spring
DistributionServices Inc., which offers specialized
Lake (Mich.) Junior/SeniorHigh School. He
servicesin contractingwith clients to truck their
Warren Burgess ’51 of Traverse City, Mich., was electedthe 1993-94General Synod president during the June 7-1 1 General Synod of the Reformed Church in America. He recentlyretired as pastorof Faith Reformed Church in Traverse City, and was vice-presidentof General Synod during 1992-93.
professorat the University of Nevada, Reno, for a
continues to be organistand directorof music and
shipments. The company was featuredin the
fine arts at
June 2, and in July he served as a visiting
Mary Hospers ’56 Kopp to a
on April 23 was elected
two-year term as presidentof Church Women
United in units
New York State, serving 90-some local
throughout the state.
Julie Herrick ’56 White was the winner of a
PhyllisKleder ’73 Hooyman, director of
Clyde LeTarte ’60 was electedto the Michigan House of Representativesin a special electionon Tuesday, June 29. He is presidentof Jackson Community College. Judith Van Leeuwen ’61 Cook of Bradenton. Fla., retired from teaching seventh grade English on June . She is now doing volunteer work at her 1
Presbyterianchurch library, and in the fall will begin
hospitalvolunteer work. L. William Kuyper ’61, a French homist, and
New York Philharmonic
colleagues were in
Budapest, Hungary, on a concert tour during Easter. Seeking a congregation with an English language servicewith which some of them could worship. Bill contacted Edwin Mulder at the
financial aid at
Glenda Tenclay ’73 McKinley of the
Ron Bultema ’74 is a divisionalmerchandise manager with Rose's Stores Inc. in Raleigh, N.C. Erik Lower ’74 received on June 18 an award for his work as 1992-93chairperson of the Economic DevelopmentCommittee of Rockpon, Texas. He is also a directorof the Chamber of Commerce. He is presentlydeveloping his own waterfrontGulf Coast properties,owns/managesan oceanfront motel, and recentlysold his 139-siteR.V. Park. He is also activein the Resolution Trust and F.D.I.C.property dispersalmarket as the assets of bankrupt S&Ls are
and contributed their talents to the serviceas a brass
been professor of philosophy, ethics and logic at the
Denver, Colo., to pursue relaxationand perhaps a
college for 22 years.
doctor. Naturopathic doctors are primary care physicians licensed in severalstates and Canada who use alternativetherapies.
submissionsis May 30, 1994 — but don’t send your you to get ready. Information on how submit work will appear in the December issue of
entries yet! We’re just inviting
and where to
news from Hope College.
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, AC1GC1ST 1993
has retired and relocatedto
Jan Weitz ’75 Kent has served as interim directorof Christianeducation at Christ Church
(Episcopal) in Shrewsbury. N.J., for the past year.
May. As noted
Grand Rapids (Mich.)
he operates his
Bob Klein '75 of Aliso Viejo, Calif., is finishing M.Div. at FullerSeminary, expecting to graduate
March of 1994, and is workingat a PCA church Dana Point. Glenn Pfeiffer'75 is living in Chicago. III., where he is a professorat the Graduate School of in
Business, University of Chicago.
Terry Sheffield ’67 is a captain in the U.S. Navy, and was aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kittyhawk during a six-month deploymentto the Western
Ronald (see "marriages") were married in Grand
command ship of
Carol Sue Nykerk ’76 Abel and new husband Rapids, Mich., and took a "honeymoon drive" to their
Portland,Ore., along with their
seven-year-old Whippet (English racing dog).
William ’68 and Peggy Dean ’69 De Boer 1, completing mission servicein Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico. William is taking a nine-monthprofessional improvementprogramat WesternTheological Seminaryto complete work for an M.Div. degree,
Bernace Brunsting’68 De Young, an attorney in Miami, Fla., has emerged as one of the top tournament Bridge players in the United States.At the 1993 North American Bridge Championships,
Cynthia Clark ’76 was promotedto assistant universitylibrarian for technicalservicesat the Universityof California,Irvine.
Susan VanDis ’77 Campbell won
annual Spring Lake (Mich.) invitational Golf
Tournament. Greg Caskey ’77 received his firstpatent in January. He is completing three-year terms on Consistory at Third Reformed Church and as a member of the board of directors of the Holland. Mich., Rotary Club.
Kim Zimmer ’77 returned to West Michiganto
held in Kansas City, she was the highest finishing
play "Lizzy Curry,” one of the lead roles of The
woman player in
North American Open Pairs.
regionaltitlesand numerous top-10 National
Rainmaker at the Bam Theatre at Augusta, Mich., this summer. Carol Donohue ’78 Gephart won her third consecutive Lake Macatawa Triathlon on Saturday. June 26. She won the women's championshipwith a
personal best time of one hour. 44 minutes, 21
William Wilson ’69 recentlyreceived his master of divinity(see "advanced degrees") and has been assigned to the Southwest MinnesotaSynod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
seconds. The triathlon consisted of a half-mile
consecutive.25-kilometer “Old Kent River Bank
mission work following the program's completion.
The Alumni Arts Competition is a juried competition. The Competition is open to all women and men who have been enrolled at Hope College and identify their association with a class year (ie, ’42, ’69, ’78, ’86, ’91), whether or not they graduated. Current Hope students are ineligible. Entries should be recent works, ie, works executed during the last three years. Graduates of the Classes of 1991, 1992 and 1993 must submit work done after leaving Hope.
Wash., has completed
her third of four years in training as a naturopathic
and they anticipatereturningto cross-cultural
1980, and came back in 1984 accompanied by Alumni Invitational I under the title “Alumni Arts Competition.” The event is now held every five years, and in 1989 featured 40 artworks from 33 alumni, and 20 poems and four short stories from 19 alumni.
Marie Blauwkamp ’62 performed during the college'sTulip Time Organ Recitalsin May. Ekdal Buys Jr. ’62 on May 15 received the 1993 President'sAward for Outstanding Contribution to Learning from Central Arizona College. He has
returned to the United States on June
Alumni Opus debuted in
developing and remarketing several each year.
Kate Nelson '74
Pacificand Persian Gulf as the battle group.
Dust off your brushes and quills! The Alumni Arts Competition is returning with Alumni Invitational III and Alumni Opus 1994.
Philharmonic guestsjoined the church in worship,
own lawn care service. Philip Harmelink ’66 was chosen Louisiana’s 1993 Outstanding AccountingEducator by the Society of Louisiana CPAs in recognitionof contributionsin the areas of teaching,research and
Voluntary Action Center in Holland. Mich.
learned of the ScottishMission Budapest. The
Press featureabout him on
National Association of Student Financial Aid
Administrators (NASFAA) in Washington,D.C.
William Vandenberg '63 ran his sixth
Hope College, has been electedto
serve a three-year term on the Board of Directorsof
“The Fisherman ” by John Killmaster '67, from 1989’s Alumni Invitational II.
Rapids (Mich.) Business Journal on April 26, 1993.
Christ Community Church in Spring
one of the few players in North America with
6,000 Master Points (300 qualifiesa player for the privilegedrank of Life Master), and holds 25
swim. 25 miles of biking and a five-mile run.
Nancy MacKinnon ’78 Van Ark Mich., is teaching at
Studio in Zeeland, Mich. In October of 1991 she was tested and received the rank of second degree
Kwon Do. Lynne Bulthouse’79 Caskey of Holland. Mich., is workingpart-time as assistant secretaryat Hope Reformed Church. Susan Gray '79 attended the international Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil, in June of 1992 as a representative of the United Methodist Church. Leah Sunderlin'79 Haugneland of Lake Blackbelt from Western MichiganTae
Susan Wierda '70 Bolton is pursuing a doctorate at MichiganState University. Jim Roodvoets '70 is general manager of the Grand Rapids, Mich., area'sDan Pfeiffer Plainfield Lincoln-Mercurydealership. Linda Draft ’72 is athletic directorat the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Thomas Gouwens ’72 performed
active in the Lake Charles Christian
college’sTulip Time Organ Recitalsin May.
Women's Club. She
Rick Hine ’72 and family live in Wilmington, N.C. He is head of the Eastern Area Counsel Office locatedat Camp Lejeune, N.C. The office provides
currentlytreasurer, and in the
was contact advisor,promoting friendshipBible
coffees and serving in the chairperson'sabsence.
Campus Notes (Continued from page
receive the award for the
GRANT TO MARCH:
Advisory Council of the Muskegon County Community Foundation has awarded a grant to Hope for the “March to Hope” program. “March to Hope,” now in its 19th year, pairs Hope students and area volunteers one-on-onewith at-risk children from the Muskegon community during a seven-day hiking and camping trip. By presenting challengesthe children will overcome, the program is designed to build their self esteem and confidence in their abilityto succeed. The “March” takes place on Beaver Island, with the participants hiking about five to eight miles a day, with backpacks. In addition to hiking, the
participants— working together — are also responsible for
making and breaking
camp each day, meals and
This year, 30 adult volunteers and 25 children of age 10 to 13 will be participating. The 1993 “March to Hope” will run Sunday through Saturday, August 15-21. Steve Smith, assistantprofessor of physical education and athleticsat Hope, is the program director. He is assisted by Glenn Hayden, a social worker from the Muskegon Public Schools. The Youth Advisory Council is an advisorycommittee to the Board of Trusteesof the Muskegon County Community Foundation. The Council was formed in 1989 with gifts from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and local donors. The Council consists of 14 area young people and their adult advisors, and focuses its grant making on youth issues.
ORAL HISTORY: The
1993 Hope College Oral History Project is focusing on the history of the Hispanic community in the Holland, Mich., area. Each year the Joint Archives of Holland coordinatesthe Oral History Project, which is designed to record and transcribe spoken memories of the past. This year’s student coordinatoris Andrea Peschiera, a senior from Kalamazoo, Mich. The project is being supervisedby Larry J. Wagenaar ’87, director of the Joint Archives of Holland. Peschierais a sociology and Spanish major. In addition to working for the Hope College Academic Support Center and the Kalamazoo Nature Center, she has been an apprentice teacher of Spanish and involved in a number of interview situations.
Fluency in Spanish is enabling Peschierato interview a wide variety of Hispanic residents in both English and Spanish. The final transcriptsfrom her interviews will become part of the community history documented in
Astin which shows, he said, “that
other than basketball and football to
academic year. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded to student-athletes who maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-pointaverage (4.0 scale) and perform with distinction in varsity competition. In June Bannink was named a GTE Academic All-American for a second consecutiveyear. He graduated in May with a 3.8 grade point average and a double major in engineeringphysics and business administration.
He plans to continuehis studies at Purdue Universityin the fall, pursuing the master of science degree in industrial operations
Bannink earned NCAA All-American swimming honors 14 times in his career. As a senior he was the Division III silver medalistin the 200-yard individual medley, 200-yard freestyle and as a member of the 800-yard freestyle relay team. In 1991 he was on Hope's national champion 800-yard freestyle relay team.
FINANCIAL AID BOARD:
Kleder ’73 Hooyman, director of financial aid at Hope, has been elected to serve a three-yearterm on the Board of Directors of the National Associationof Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) in Washington, D.C. NASFAA is comprised of approximately 7,000 financial aid professionals from across the country. The organizationrepresents the concerns of the financial aid profession
students to both the Administrationand
Congress. In addition, it trains and
important intellectualtasks with faculty and fellow students show markedly greater cognitive development than do students who do not enjoy such opportunities.”
Collaborativeresearch between professors and undergraduate students has taken place in the natural sciences at
Hope for decades,and many students have been co-authors of papers and presentations with their professors.In recent years, Hope has supported and encouraged similar programs in the humanities and social sciences, through a program of summer grants and the establishmentof the Carl Frost Center for Social Science Research. Dr. Nyenhuis has been active in the promotion of collaborative student-faculty research at
undergraduate institutions.He was recently elected a councillor at-large by the Council on Undergraduate Research
(CUR), a professional organization which believes that a discovery-oriented approach to learning should permeate science education throughout the undergraduatescience curriculum.
A member of the Hope College staff since 1974 and director of financial aid since 1984, Hooyman has been active on regional and national levels. She is a past president of the Michigan Student Financial Aid Associationand has served
Committee Midwest Associationof Student
as chair of the Federal Issues for the
(MASFAA). In 1991 she received MASFAA’s MeritoriousService Award.
His first column was in the
issue. In writing the
ANS News, Dr. Williams draws upon his many years of experienceas a teacher and a public
speaker. He has been
faculty since 1969, and while
on sabbatical leave in 1989 worked at the U.S. Department of Energy’s headquartersoffice in Washington, D.C. He has conducted and worked in numerous teacher workshops on energy and nuclear issues, and his public speaking has taken him to many locations in the Midwest and Southwest. His special area of interestis helping the federal government find a deep geologic repository for spent nuclear fuel,
Alumni can help Hope first
job by telling the college
about openings within their organizations.
Dr. Nyenhuis was invited to deliver the
liberalarts colleges across the country
is revealing the
benefits of collaborative learning,” he
Bannink is one of 12 Division III male athletes from across the country in sports
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keynote address during a May 14 conference that examined collaborative efforts in undergraduate research and creative activity in the arts and sciences. Titled “A Meeting of Minds,” the conference was held at the Universityof Michigan-Flint. Faculty, students and administrators from both the University of Michigan-Flint and the Universityof
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Jacob E. Nyenhuis, provost and professor of classics,delivered the
By providing the information requested below, you will help Hope share your employment opportunities with our soon-tobe-graduates.If your deadline is tight, we can even fax the resumes to you.
The All-American swimmer has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, the highest honor presented to a student-athlete by the national
Financial Aid Administrators
of Holland, Mich.
American Nuclear Society’s monthly newspaper, the ANS News. He is writing and reviewing a monthly column called “The Speaker’sComer,” which is a resource for public speakers who address nuclear issues. Dr. Williams presents questions that the speakers might be asked and gives likely answers. He also providesa “Hint of the Month” for for the
college financial aid issues at the state,
of awards continuesto grow for Jeffery
Donald H. Williams, professor of become a feature writer
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keynote address because of Hope’s history of collaborative student-faculty research and creative activity. He has observed increasing interestin
are actively engaged in
Michigan-Dearbom attended. the
Employment Opportunity Program
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told the conferees. One example cited a
major national study by Alexander
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model for GlenvilleHigh School-Hospitalityand Charm Club because of her news anchor presence on
80s Mary VanDis
Bauman has become a
WJW-TV8 in Cleveland.Ohio.
Joy Huttar ’84 performed during the college's Tulip Time Organ Recitalsin May.
with the law firm of Miller, Johnson. Snell &
Barbara Veurink ’82 performed during the college'sTulip Time Organ Recitalsin May.
Cummiskey. which has offices in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich. Her practice is in employeebenefitsand executive compensation.
Gladstone, Mich., has been
promoted from labor relations managerto
resourcesmanager/operations with Mead Publishing Paper Division. Elizabeth Hoisington ’81
DouglasLehman '84 recentlyreceivedhis
Kentwood High School string orchestrareceivedFirst Place at the National Gateway Music Festival Competition in the orchestradivision, held in Orlando. Fla. In addition, Ingrid has a cello studio
most creative and imaginativeuse of
media in social work practice.He was also given the
and guest conducts. Recently,she has become the
honor of “Mental Health Worker of the Year” on the
Homecoming Weekend October 22-24
Child and Adolescent Recovery Treatment Services
High School EquestrianTeam/Club.She and her
purebread Arabian. Uhera. are competing at shows
Cedar Springs PsychiatricHospitalin
Colorado Springs,Colo., on May 25, 1993.
Byl ’83 of Nashville,Tenn., is the Tennessee U.S. Geological Suvey,
resident-division of oral and maxillofacial surgery at Detroit Receiving Hospital.
Bethany Cook ’84 Pluymers is living on a
daughter,four cats and an assortment of cows. She
monitoring of environmental degredation and
navigationand water resources,and government contractinglaw.
UniversitySchool of Medicine Department of
bioremediationof contaminated groundwater.
Pediatrics at St. Louis
Linda Ernst ’83 Hughey of Muskegon,Mich., is manager of Howmet EmployeesCredit Union in Whitehall,Mich. Richard Kennedy ’83 of Orlando, Fla., has been named director of relocationfor Coldwell Banker.
Linda Strouf ’84 performed during the college's Tulip Time Organ Recitalsin May.
He continues as an industrial hygiene senior chemist CNA Insurance in Chicago, HI.
LeslieBethards’82 Friedrich of Cary, N.C., is
employedat Ciba-Geigy’s Agricultural Biotechnology Unit in North Carolina,and chair of the
Daborah Lockhart '82 Kern was honored
has accepted a positionas
counsel at Fannie Mae's (FederalNational
Mongage Association)Midwestern Regional Office Chicago, 111.
Janet Sterk ’84 Van Wieren
pursuing a careerin
academic pathology. He graduated with "Distinction in Research" from the Universityof Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program.At the Honors Convocation preceding the graduationceremony, he
receivedthe Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research.
Rich specializesin obtainingan experienced
Sparrow Hospitalin Lansing, Mich. Robert Tod Van Wieren ’84 is a healthphysicist employedby the Michigan Department of Public
REALTOR(R) for customers nationwide.
Bruce ten Haken ’83 has been named managerof Hope College Art Annex, the college’snew art supply store in downtown Holland, Mich. Greg Hondorp ’84 is a board-certified anesthesiologist at Blodgett MemorialMedial Center the
Diaconate at her church in Raleigh. She
businessmanager for Washington
has been promoted to senior
representative of SunAmericaFinancialof
Los Angeles, Calif., and was named employeeof the year for 1993. senior
and deals primarilywith the areas of environmental,
Ann Farley financial
10-acre farm in the East Metropolitan St. Louis area, with her husband David Pluymers ’85, their
Engineers,Charleston District, since January of 1992,
coach for the newly-formedEast Kentwood
throughout West Michigan this summer.
Department of the Interior. His responsibilities
meeting extensivecertification and testing standards.
been assistant districtcounsel for the Corps of
under Ingrid's direction, the East
Julia Huttar Bailey ’83 performed during the
Class of 1983
District biologist for the
Neil Knutsen ’81 was awarded CIH status from
degrees") and received the “Tommi Frank Memorial
college'sTulip Time Organ Recitalsin May.
Keith Nalley ’84 of Royal Oak, Mich., is the chief
professorof religion at Hope College.
orchestraand Pinewoodorchestrareceiveda Division
master’s degree in social work (see "advanced
Heartland Community College in Bloomington, Lynn Winkels ’81 Japingais an assistant
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Susan Blaine ’85 of Bellingham, Wash., family/childtherapist. at
Ingrid Dykeman-Rop ’85 is director of orchestras East Kentwood (Mich.) High School and Pinewood
Middle School. This year both the high school full
Kimberly Karpanty ’85 teachesjazz and
STEPS Studios,where she is of a
also the artisticdirector
pre-professionalperforming company of
teenagers. In the summer months she
York City at The Spence School and at
program at BelvoirTerrace Fine
and Performing Arts Center in Lenox, Mass. Kim teaches and performs nationaland internationally both independentlyand with severalmodem dance and performance companies.
You'd be surprised at how far some people come just to do their Christmas shopping
David Kraay assistant
West Lafayette,Ind„ is an
professorof management information
systems at Purdue University.
David Pluymers ’85
renovating a 100-year-old
farmhouse in the Metro-East St. Louis area, where he resideswith his wife Bethany Cook ’84 Pluymers and daughter. He
an environmental scientist with a
firm called Environmental Excavators,where he primarilyoversees leakingunderground storagetank removals and cleanups.
Tracey Taylor ’85
program director for Central
United Methodist Church in Muskegon,Mich. She also
an on-callchaplain at Mercy Hospitalin
the district directorfor
trainingfor the Grand Rapids (Mich.) District of the United Methodist Church. Natalie Thompson ’85 since July of 1992 has been with the Peace Corps teaching English at a universityin Agadir, Morocco,North Africa. In earning her master of arts (see "advanced degrees") she made the nationaldean's
Patricia Visser ’85 received the Arthur Andersen Outstanding Teacher award at Albion College's Spring Honors Convocation.She
professor in Albion's biology depanment,teaching microbiology, immunology and introductory genetics. Jennifer
TenHave ’85 Van Arendonk
performed in the song-and-dance"Tulip Time FestivalMusicale '93" in May as one of 10 of the
Holland Chorale's Show Choir.
has been electedto the Board of
Directorsfor the Naperville,III., Jaycees (Junior
Commerce) and chairperson for the
organization’sPublicityCommittee. Julie Ann Bubolz '86 of Alexandria, Va.. traveledthe United States doing advance on the Clinton-Gore '92 campaign, has since coordinated an Inaugural dinner,and
Presidentand Vice President.
Randy De Vries
account executive at the Grand Rapids. Mich., terminalof
Holland Motor Express Inc.
and wife Tracy "are proud parents of a seven month Siberian Husky named 'Timber.'" Sue Hendrickson ’86 is in private practicein pediatricsin Bay City, Mich. Karen Gingras ’86 Hoekstra is a teacherin geographyand physicaleducation at Pattengill old
person, please write for
993 Qift catalog.
Middle School and
junior varsity girls’ basketball
coach at Lansing Eastern High.
Mike Reisterer ’86 is on a leave of absence from Milwaukee law firm to play quanerbackfor the Birmingham (England) Bulls in a European his
Shawn Tilstra ’86
Rosemount Aerospace Inc. Paul Deck ’87 was recentlyawardeda National Science Foundation (NSF) PostdoctoralResearch Fellowship in Chemistry. The NSF provides fiscal support for two years of advancedstudy, and Paul at
engineer working on fiber optic sensor development
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continue his research with Professor Tobin
Marks at Northwestern University through
(Catalogs will be mailed mid October)
Fellowship. Lori Turkstra '87 Hahn of Holland. Mich., is an adjunct professor in the mathematics depanment of
Grand Valley State University.
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McDonald’srestaurantin St. Louis, Mo. Miho Jansen '91 is an RCA missionary with her husband. Wayne, in Japan. She teaches English at Keiseu Girls' School in Tokyo. Kristen Lambrides ’91 of Ann Arbor, Mich., is completing a master's in deaf education at Michigan
Class of 1988 Five-Year Reunion
Homecoming Weekend October 22-24
Rachelle DaFoe '88
Tom DeGraaf ’88 teaches sixth grade in Ionia, Mich. Mari Douma ’88 is in a one-year rotating internshipat SparrowHospital in Lansing, Mich. She
consultingfirm in Lincolnshire.III.
be teaching in Seoul.
Karol VanWulfen ’93
South Korea, during 1993-94.
and family serviceworker for the Kids in
David MacIntyre ’92
Eileen Verduin ‘70 and Christopher Raphael,
March 13, 1993, Holland, Mich. Marcia-AnneBeard ’75 and Earl
locomotion studies, at Penn State.
education in the Ankeny, Iowa, school system.
ChristopherAllman ’92 will be attendingWayne UniversityLaw School beginning in the fall of
taking summer classesat
Human Medicine, between
Leonard Fries Award from Michigan State
department at the Universityof North Carolina
Hospitals in June of 1992. In August of 1992 she sat
Helpline at Cornerstone Community Mental Health.
American Society of ClinicalPathologists (ASCP) Board of Registrycertification exam, and in October of 1992 she was notified that she was
Wilson Inn Residence in Richmond,Va., helping
U.S. Air Force and is serving with the coalition forces
certified as a
volunteercoordinator,and also volunteerson the Katherine Singer ’92
missionary working at
Southern Watch and Cease Fire.
July. She is involved in a teacher/training program
Amy Braun ’89 is exhibitionscoordinatorat The Grand Rapids (Mich) Art Museum. She is
responsiblefor planning and directingall phases of
teaching English. She
exhibitiondesign and installation for both temporary
includesteaching English as a foreign language
and assisting future secondary high school teachersin
Weston Thompson ’92 will begin work toward
Universityof Michigan this fall.
Deb Vashaw ’92 of Holland, Mich., is program director of the
teaching at Sana'a
and Karen Oerter.
Carol Sue Nykerk '76 and Ronald Abel, July 31, Kenneth Lobb '77 and Wonza Kim, April 3, 1993. New York City. Carol Powers '79 and Steven Obendorf, May 8, 1993, McGuire AFB, N.J. Nicholas Marcelletti'81 and Michele Martin,
master's degree in library and information science at the
1993, Grand Rapids, Mich.
residentsto grow spiritually through group and individualcounseling.
1992. Cynthia Clark '76 and John Walker, Jan. 10, 1993.
Ann Rubin '92 of Kentood, Mich., is working at The Dwelling Place Inc. in Grand Rapids, Mich., as
1993. Patricia Duell ’92 took a job in the microbiology
Suzanne Greicar’92 joined the Peace Corps
studying for an M.S.
degree in exerciseand sport science,specializingin
recentlyreceived the Department of Pediatrics
Arabian Gulf region in support of Desert Storm
an A.I.M. worker at
second years of medical school.
ProjectHospitalityin New York.
has accepted a positionas a youth
Yolanda DeLeon '88 Vega has been appointed multi-culturallife at Hope College. Blake Zandbergen ’88 is a firstlieutenantin the
Kayla Dubbink ’93 of Wheeling, 111., is working Hewitt Associates,a world-widebenefits
between teachers, parentsand children.
months — until March of 1994.
Heather Van Diepen ’91
Candy Kalman ’92
working to help createbetter lines of communication
positionin Yokohama. Japan for seven extra
analystat ComericaBank in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Directions(KIND) programin Lapeer. Mich. She
Universityand working for the State of
Michigan as a sign language interpreter. Susan Tenhor ’91 is extending her teaching invesligator with the Legal Aid Society of
Shelly Comfort ’92 Grill was promotedto senior credit
corporatesports challenge at the
Grand Rapids, Mich.
March 27, 1993, Novi, Mich. DaborahLockhart '82 and Donald Kem 22,
1992. Barbara Cochran '83 and John Ellis '86, Nov. 14,
1992, Holland. Mich. Liz Braham '86 and Sean Spencer, May Oak Brook, 111.
and permanent collectionexhibitions. Jef Getzinger ’89 on July
residency in family practiceat William Beaumont Hospitalin Troy, Mich. Ben Johnson ’89 lives in Lewisburg, Pa., with
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wife Debbie and sons Spencer and Tyler. Ben works in Williamsport as the CommunicationsManager for The Brodart Company. He is responsiblefor
advertising,literature,promotions and public
Books Division. David Kraska ’89 of Los Angeles, Calif., is an associateat the international law firm of Latham & relations for the
Watkins, at the firm'sLos Angeles office. Kathi
contribute to the 1993-94
recentlyspent a month in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as a
Rotary Club Group Study Exchange,
studying theatre and disability. She director of
The Mad HattersEducational Theatre,and
recentlyreceived a grant from the Arts Fund of
Kalamazoo County to complete a chapbookof poems. Timothy Nieuwenhuis '89 is an associatechemist with Hoffmann-LaRoche Inc. in Nutley. N.J. He is in the
drug metabolism department, where potential
drug products are tested in pre-clinicaltrials. His responsibilities
include developing methods to
quantitatethe amount of drug in biologicalmatrices by mass spectrometry.
Mami Ogawa equity, is
with Nikko Securitiesin New York City, and
financemajor at Leonard Stem School of
Brenda Laninga ’89 Schloff and John SchlofT ’89 are
both beginning a family practiceresidency at
Hinsdale (111.) Hospital. Lisa Winkels '89 of Wyoming, Mich., is an
accounting supervisorat Prince Corporation.
90s Paul Bianco ’90 left the Saginaw(Mich.) Police Department after two years as a patrol officer to
become a public safety officer (police, fire and EMS) with the City of Kalamazoo,Mich. During Operation Desert Shield he was promotedto staff sergeant and currentlyserves as a drill instructor in the U.S.
Reserve in Waterford, Mich. Victoria Derr ’90
attendingthe Yale University
School of Forestryand Environmental Studiesto work on a master's in international conservation and
and athletic trainer at Healthsouth Sports Medicine and RehabilitationCenter in Birmingham,Ala. Akihiro Kano ’90 in the fall will start working Julie Fritz ’90
staff physical therapist
g° support students
toward a doctoratein foreignlanguage education at
Ohio State University. Art Keith ’90
with the Center for
Children’s Services in Danville,111.
of whom need" financial aid than
Kurt Oosterhouse’90 is working in corporateand commerciallaw in the Milwaukee,Wis., office of Michael, Best & Friedrich. Martha Sharp ’90 was in South Africa from July to December of 1992, working as a communications department intern with African Enterprise.She
now an M.Div. studentat Princeton Theological Seminary.
Robert VanOrder ’90 recentlymoved to Orlando, positionas vice presidentof
To save the college the time and expense ot
On July 1993-94
fiscal year...its 127th.
Fla., to take a
me m the
manufacturing at Tapis Royale Inc.
Marnie Dolphin ’90 Wittenbach is employed at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. David Chappie ’91 of Marshall,Mich., was among 60 artists exhibitingtheir works at the second
phonathon or sending
Hope College began the
this year a successful one.
Please send in your 1993-94 Alumni Fund contribution TODAY!
annual Art Fair at the Creek on June 12, 1993.
focus of most of his work, and in
February he designed original art for a 1950s-style
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, AUGUST 1993
Randy De Vries '86 and Tracy
Benjamin James. March 25, 1993.
1992. TerrieVan Belois '86 and Neill McCrimmon. July 21. 1991. Lori
Turkslra '87 and Nick Hahn. May 29. 1993.
Tom DeGraaf '88 and Kelley Beaman. Nov., 1991. Lon McCollum '88 and Rachel Rodrigues. Feb. 6. 1993. Singapore.
Robert Bieri '83 and JenniferVanDuyne '84 Bieri.
Brenda Laninga ’89 and John Schloff ’89. 1993. Wyoming, Mich.
April Moore ’89 and Bruce Leutscher.Sept. 26. 1992. Jeffrey
1992. ElizabethCromie '90 and Steven Rochow, Jan. 9, 1993. Kalamazoo.Mich. 1993, Las Vegas, N.M.
Bogard '91 and Ramon Gadea. April 3. 1993,
Lynn Candela '91 and Keith Schuring '91, Nov. 1992, Dearborn, Mich,
26. 1993. Holland, Mich. Kimberly Back '92 and Eric Hass ’92, April 24. 1993, Grand Rapids, Mich. 1993. Michelle Comfort '92 and JeffreyGrill'92. March 1993, Saline, Mich.
Shawna Maciejewski '93 and Craig Wilder. June 20, 1992. Muskegon,Mich.
AlleiaBethany. March 10, 1993.
Janet Sterk '84 Van Wieren and Robert Tod Van Wieren '84, Annika Janae.April 5, 1993.
and ElizabethBryson '86
Douglas Staley '75 and Margie Staley,
Nicholas Robert, April 26, 1993.
Shawn Tilstra '86 and Dawn Tilstra, Andrea Michelle, Sept. 18, 1992.
Meri Shima '76 Morse and Peter Morse '77, John Sloan 'll and Feb.
Alison Rae. April 17, 1993.
UniversityMedical School, June 3. 1993.
David Kaska '89, Universityof Michigan
Donna deForest '86 Worssam and Richard Worssam, Christopher James, June 7. 1993. M. KristinaWolf-Summers '87 and John Summers, Matthew Brandon, March 31, 1993. Sarah Rynbrandt '88 Elzinga and Timothy Elzinga ’88, Jane Elizabeth,March 2, 1993. Tammy Boulter '88 Nieuwenhuisand Rob
School, May, 1992.
Nicuwenhuis, Colt Alexander, Jan. 28, 1993.
UniversitySchool of Medicine. June 3, 1993.
Lay. doctor of optometry.
TimothyNieuwenhuis’89, master of science degree in chemistry,MichiganState University,Sept.,
Sloan. Jada McKenzie,
John Schloff ’89, M.D.. Wayne State University School of Medicine, June 3, 1993. Julie Fritz '90, of
Stephanie Michealle,Feb. 10, 1993. Ted Boleman '82 and Sally Boleman. Christina Marie, June 17, 1993. Harvey Koedyker '82 and Karen Heikema '82 Koedyker, Kassandra (Kassie)Lynn; bom March 23, 993; adopted April 29, 993.
M.S., physical therapy,University
Western Theological Seminary, May, 1993. Kurt Oosterhouse ’90, J.D., Universityof
JudithMulder '59 Vander Wilt, Ed.D.. educational
Ruth, May 16, 1993.
Wittenbach, master’s of
University,Allendale,Mich., May 1, 1993.
Powell '67. doctor of ministry,San Francisco
William Wilson '69, master of divinity, Luther
Lawrence Hagberg ’74, doctoratein 1
degree of chiropractic,
Palmer College of Chiropractic,Davenpon, Iowa. Feb., 1993.
She taught for 20 years at Mack, Bach and
Park schools,and reJcivedawards and recognitionfor excellencein teaching. She
survived by her husband. F. Huston "Tex”
Colvin; two sons, Fred (Gail) Colvin and Bill (Bonnie) Colvin; one daughter.Map' Colvin Buss Robeson, Melissa Colvin. Scott Colvin. Brian Colvin.
Mark Colvin. Brad Buss, Sarah Buss and Jennifer Buss; one brother, Henry Grooters;two sisters, Marie DeVries; and her twin, Margaret Kloote.
Word has been receivedof
death of Alice
Pascall '42 Cox of East Brunswick, N.J., who died on Tuesday, July 13. 1993. Additional informationwill appear in the October issue of news from Hope College.
Word has been receivedof the death of Florence Dalenberg '21 Dean of Elmhurst. 111., who died on Monday. June 21, 1993. Additional infomiation will appear in the October issue of news from Hope College.
Word Iws been receivedof the death of Robert De Bruyn '31 of Zeeland, Mich., who died on Saturday, July 31, 1993. Additional information will appear in October issue of news from Hope College.
Lynn Winkels’81 Japinga,doctorate,Union Theological Seminary. May, 1992. Rhonda Hermance ‘84, master’s of science in elementary education,College of Saint Rose, Albany,
Word has been receivedof the death of Henry Burggraaff’27 of Holland, Mich., who died on
Friday,July 16, 1993. Additional information will
Douglas Lehman '84, master's degree of social
Kenneth Hartgerink'63 died on Sunday, April 25, 1993, at his home in Lincoln. Neb. He was 67.
He served RCA congregations at
appear in the October issue of news from Hope
Willmar, Minn.; Firth, Neb.; Volga. S.D.; Hawarden. Iowa; Doster,Mich.; and Allison,Iowa. He
survived by his wife, Angeline; and by four
children: Gary, Wayne, Marcia and Gloria.
Laura Bultman '84 Medellin, master’s of arts in
Margaret Hondelink '28
classroom teaching,Michigan State University,May,
Debra Umbach '82 Tronrud and Robert Tronrud,
years and graduated from the Universityof Chicago.
science in physical therapy.Grand Valley State
work, Universityof Denver. June 5. 1993.
Sheryl Wildeboer '82 Keur and John Keur, Karli
PresbyterianChurch. She attended Hope for two
Indianapolis, Dec., 1992. Diane Konynenbelt ’90, master of divinity.
Universityof Arizona, August,
Joan Dykema '81 Stover and Michael Stover,
City Club and the Board of Deaconsat First
Brenda Laninga ’89 Schloff,M.D.. Wayne State
Northwestern Theological Seminary, May 23, 1993.
George David. April 19, 1993.
daughter of William and Cornelia (Versteeg)
Grooters. On Aug. 1. 1934, she married F. Huston (Tex) Colvin in Iowa.
Matt Haverdink '91 and Jodie Haverdink ’93,
She was bom on Dec. 1. 1904. in Boyden. Iowa, the
(Chuck); eight grandchildren.JenniferColvin
Amy McQuillan'89 Ferris State
Mercy Hospitalon Wednesday,
April 28, 1993, after a brief illness. She was 88.
Getzinger ’89, doctoratein medicine, Wayne
Theological Seminary. May 22. 1993.
Carol Patterson'78 Gonzalez and Jim Gonzalez.
Saporito ’88, J.D., Golden Gate University
School of Law, San Francisco,Calif, May, 1993.
Meredith Lauren, Dec. 12, 1992.
Jeane Grooters ’29 Colvin of Ann Arbor, Mich.,
She was a member of the Ann Arbor
Matthew Tenhuisen '87, doctorate,mathematical sciences, Clemson University,1993. Mari Douma '88. doctor of osteopathy,Michigan State University,East Lansing. Mich.. May 7, 1993.
Karen Smith-Hosner'85 and Terry Hosner, Conner Lee. April 16. 1993.
Arthur Pennings of Minneota, Minn.; and niecesand nephews.
Tech University,May 15, 1993.
Minnesota School of Law.
April 3, 1993.
Daniel P. and Mary Colenbrander of Holland. Paula and Hugh Wassinkof Holland, and Jeane and Steve
died at St. Joseph
Kurt Holzhausen '87, doctor of philosophy.Texas
ShirleyGagnon '85 Allen and Scott Allen,Jordan Daniel.May 9, 1993.
Charles Bryson Wood, Aug. 20. 992.
Sam Quiring '74 and Martha Quiring.Zachary Earl
Visser '85. doctorate,microbiology, UT
Shawn Tilstra '86, MBA. the Universityof St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn. Paul Deck ’87, Ph.D.. chemistry.Universityof
Luke. March, 1992.
Marcia-AnneBeard Dunbar '75 and
Surviving are her husband. Paul; her children,
Southwestern Graduate School, Dallas. Texas, Dec.
Joseph Scott, April 22, 1993:
Dunbar, Jonathan Volk Dunbar. May 30, 1993.
22 years before her retirementin 1986. She was a
Greg Hondorp '84 and Marilyn Kuntzman '84 Hondorp. Jonathan Zachary. Nov. 20. 1992.'
DuPont Martin and Thomas Michael Martin. Dec.
MichiganMedical Scientist Training Program. David Kraay ’85, doctorate,decisionsciences
She was a teacherin the Holland Public Schools
Rhonda Bohannon '90 Meyers and Mark Meyers Tyler Jacob, Nov. 18, 1992.
Leigh Martin '71 and Elise Martin, William
Hoekstra, DeborahJane Hoekstra, May 13. 1993.
Karyn Kortering '86 Verge and Steven Verge,
Susan Bosch '92 and Kevin Schierbeck. March 25,
Polytechnic State Universityat San Luis Obispo. Spring. 1993.
Holmes of Plymouth; seven grandchildren;one
Robert Huisingh ’86 and Deborah Huisingh.
Lissa Nienhuis '91 and Mark Gilmore‘92, June
Orange City. Iowa, she graduated from
NatalieThompson '85, master of arts. Eastern Michigan University,April,1991.
Daniel Benes '91 and Tara Hansen '92, March 6,
(operationsresearch).Universityof Pennsylvania. May, 1993.
Bethany Cook '84 Pluymers and David Pluymers
Lynne Carter '90 and
specializingin counseling and guidance. California
following a lengthy illness. She was 69. Northwestern JuniorCollege and Hope. She married Paul Colenbrander in 1946.
Dick Hoekstra '84 and Karen Gingras '86
Randy Warren ’84, master'sof education,
Jonathon Homeister '85, M.D.. Ph.D.. University
Linda Ernst '83 Hughey and Randy Hughey, Eric James. May 18. 1992.
Kristin Kuhn '89 and Terry Simmons. April 3, 1993. Holland, Mich.
Irene Wang ’84. J.D., Fordham UniversitySchool of.Law, New York, May 23. 1993.
Lindsey MacAnhur Bieri, March 10. 1993. Fanthorpe, Simon James,
1992, San Francisco,Calif.
Colleen VanderHill '83 Banker! and Mark Bankert, Joel William. May 7, 1993.
John Fanthorpe '83 and Mary Wikstrom '86
David Kraska '89 and Laura Bremer. Aug. 22,
Rick Avra '83 and LaNae Tilstra '84 Avra, Tamsin Grace, Feb. 24. 1993.
Vera Pennings’45 Colenbranderof Holland, Mich., died at her home on Tuesday, June 8, 1993,
on Friday,Nov. 13, 1992.
Kathryn Ives '31 this
Philmont, N.Y., died earlier
year. She was 83.
She was bom on April 8, 1910, in Brooklyn. She
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was a registerednurse and an Amiy lieutenant during
servingin the Battle of the Bulge.
She was presented to the Court of St. James. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Second Reformed Church of Claverack in Philmont. Survivors includea cousin,Evelyn Lord Renne of Canaan.
Glen Rock, N.J., died
unexpectedly at the family summer home in Green Pond, N.J., on Saturday,July 3, 1993. He was 53.
with his family in 1949. In additionto Hope he
was a graduate of Holland ChristianHigh School, and he continued his studies at Rutgers University,
professorof English at William Paterson
College in New Jersey for 25 years, and was president of the
want to keep
Ridgewood,and served as an elder and deacon. He was a former presidentof Glen Rock Soccer Club and
Young World Day School
He was a member of First Refonned Church in
Northwest Berger Soccer League. Surviving are his wife, Janet De Noble '60 Jaarsma; his children, John and Valerie;his sister,
Jaarsma of Niwot, Colo.;and his father. Harry
Jaarsma of Holland, Mich.
touch, so please use this form to inform and update us.
look forward to hearing from you.
Fern Corteville ’38 Joeckel of Wayne. N.J.. died of
cancer on Thursday, June 3, 993. She was 76. 1
She had been a teacherin the state of New York, and had been a substitute teacher in Wayne. Her husband was Stanley Joeckel '36. Paula Lemley '94 of Allegan. Mich., died on Thursday, June 24, 1993. Her death, a result of an
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occurred at her place of
employment — Menasha Corporation'spaper mill in Otsego. Mich.
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He was on
She was bom on Sept. 13, 1972, in Allegan, the daughter of Harold and Terri Lynn (Hitt) Lemley. A
of the First Congregational Church,
was baptizedand confirmed on March 27, 1988. In
met their spouses,and
Grand Rapids; one grandchild;stepchildren, Gregory
Rapids, Mich., area.
Arnold '49. Jacqueline Van Heest ’52 De Young and
achieve her goal of becominga physicianand her
Vander Woude of Burnsville,Minn., and Paul and
appear in the October issue of news from Hope
dream of helping others. In addition. Paula was a
Carolyn Vander Woude of Tofti, Minn.; a
brother-in-law,Admiral BenjaminSarver of Norfolk.
and a performer in the Nykerk Cup
classmates,the faculty and the administration.
The Paula Ann Lemley Scholarship Fund has been establishedat Hope in her honor. Contributionscan be sent to the Hope College AdvancementOffice.
died on Tuesday, June 22, 1993, at her home of
Competition. She will be extremely missed by her
Mary Ann De Vries
Visser of Holland, Mich.,
Olive Esther Boland '21 Nagel died on Friday,
Gladys (Moeke)De Vries in Zeeland. Mich. She was graduate of Holland High School, and attended Hope
She was bom at Greenleafton,Minn., on Sept. 12, 1897, the daughter of Henry and Alice VanderBie Boland. The family lived at Cherry Grove and Spring Valley,Minn., before moving to Orange City. Iowa, where Olive attendedthe RefomiedChurch Academy from which she graduated in 1917. She then attended
Momingside College for one year and subsequently Hope.
Visser and Vickie L. Visser,
years on which she discussed the English
language and spelling.She continued to live in Lake
when she moved to the EpworthVilla LifecareCenter in Oklahoma City. On Oct. 20, 1928, she married Paul Nagel of Carrington,N.D.. where they made their first home. The couple moved to Iowa two years later. Olive joined the Methodist Church after marriage and dedicatedmany years of serviceas organistand choir member. She was an ardentflower lover and
and Robert King
Spencer Clef Club and Federated Women's Club, and held offices in the AmericanLegion Auxiliary and United Methodist
992, due to throat cancer. She was 84.
Holland; a sister,
Holland, and Janet Wells of Florida.
The family of Pauline Ver Hulst of Sunnyvale, died on Wednesday,May 5. 1993,
following a long illness.
and Jeff Naumann '94. Other survivorsinclude
Her husband was Jack Ver Hulst '58. She grandchildren.
The family of John James Van Heest. who died
San Antonio in 1985.
May, 1993, graduation honors Dawn M. Luchies,Fremont, Mich.
Karri S. Evers,Martin,Mich.
Libbie J. Freed,East Lansing, Mich.
C. Lob, Holland,Mich.
Love, Holland, Mich.
Bush, Wyoming, Mich.
Kathlene K. O’Brien, Olivet, Mich.
ElizabethA. Bymjj West Lafayette,Ind.
J. Chalmers, Grand
Sheryl L. Chamberlin, Helena. Mont,
Douglas B.Mesecar, Caledonia,Mich.
Ericka L. Lyszak, Alpena, Mich.
Nancy B. Naumann,Wyckoff, N.J.
JudithL. Murray, Houston, Texas
Michelle E. Nainys, Galena, 111.
Jason J. Elmore, Cadillac,Mich.
Robert R. Ryzenga, Holland,Mich.
M. ScottEppinga, Diamondale, Mich.
Alison L. Schaap. Barrington,111.
Ovenvay, Holland, Mich. Siegel,
Muhlenkamp,St. Joseph, Mich.
Diane C. Julie
Dame, Elk Rapids, Mich.
DeMond, Lansing,Mich. de Nicola,Albion, Mich.
Nicholas J. Palomaki, Perry,
Marcy L. Rottman, Fremont, Mich.
where she had been a Sunday School teacherand a
Derek C. Voskuil,Holland,Mich.
Carla D. Everts,Zeeland, Mich.
member of the Ladies Guild. She was a member of the Women's SocialClub of Martin, and was a feature columnist for the Wayland Globe and former Marlin Messenger. Surviving are her sister,Julia Mae Tandy of Martin,four niecesand nephews and their spouses, Georgia and LeRoy Young, of Martin,Alice and John
Mary B. Wahmhoff,Fennville,Mich.
Donald A. Pelerson,LeRoy, Mich.
Norma J. Gelderloos,Muskegon, Mich.
Heidi J. Praamsma, Holland,Mich.
ChristinaL. Rulgers,Holland, Mich.
ElizabethA. Haag, Morrison, 111.
Kalamazoo,and Mr. several great
Tandy of Gun Lake; and
and great-greatniecesand nephews. She
Patterson. Alan Stavcr ’46 died on Tuesday. April 27, 1993. Paramus, N.J. He was 69. He had served the following RCA congregations:
Community,North Brunswick, N.J.; Feasterville, First, Pompton Plains, N.J.; and Old Paramus, Ridgewood,N.J.
M. Bachelder,Grand Rapids, Mich.
JenniferE. Hand, Hastings,Mich.
Andrew J. Toering,Plymouth, Minn.
John A. Skinner,Holland, Mich.
Kari L. Harmsen, Hamilton, Mich.
Linda Smith, West Olive,Mich.
Meghan M. Tuynman,Detroit. Mich.
J. Bosker, Mattawan,
Timothy M. Christensen,East Lansing,Mich. Linda R. Coney, Medina, Forest,
Ohio Hawk, KY
Sonnemann,Traverse City, Mich.
Amy M. Spangler,Kalamazoo, Mich. R. Stallwood,Indianapolis, Ind.
J. Havens, Jonesville,
Todd Helmus, Grand Rapids, Mich. Julie
Chad A, Johnson, Warsaw,
VanDahm, Oak Lawn,
Craig P. Vandenberg. Wyckoff,
Bradley S. Vander Veen, Allendale.Mich.
Dawn M. De Groodi, Richlon Park, 111.
KirstenL. Stoesser,Midland, Mich.
Jodi L. Jooslbems, Hamilton, Mich.
Todd P. Jungling,Waupun,Wise.
Kathryn M. Kerous, Wood Dale. III.
Michelle L. Visser,Kalamazoo, Mich. Rebecca K, Vomastek, McBain, Mich.
Dubbink, Hamilton, Mich.
Pamela G. Dykstra,Kentwood,Mich. Lisa R. Edmiston, Akron,
Vicki L. Freeman, Rockford, Mich.
Barbara J. VandenBrink, Traverse City, Mich.
Margaret A. VerMeulen, Grand Rapids, Mich.
JulianaM. Lamont, Columbus,
Joanne Graf,Waukesha, Wis.
YvonneN. Grassl,Stevensville, Mich.
Timothy T. Work, Portage,Mich.
Houdek, Covert, Mich.
ScottR. Johnson, Wyoming, Mich. J. Johnston,Okemos,Mich. Jonlry,
Doug K. Kleinheksel,Hamilton, Mich.
Theological Seminary, and served churches including
Disabilities for 12 years, retiring in
KristinB. Sikkenga, Muskegon, Mich.
Ada (Mich.) Reformed Church, Second Reformed Church in Marion, N.Y.. and Olivet Refomied Church in Muskegon,Mich. He served as chaplain of the Muskegon Regional Center for Developmental
Andrew G. Spencer, Sheridan,Mich.
Melissa L. Black, Indianapolis, Ind.
graduate of Hope and Western
ChristineL. Hamtak, Grand Rapids,Mich.
died on Sunday, June 20, 1993, at his home. He was
Foley J. Schuler,North Muskegon, Mich.
Nancy E. Bischer,Ruth, Mich.
Nathaniel H. de
was preceded in death by her brother. Thomas A.
MAGNA CUM LAUDE
Katrina L. Oxender, Sturgis, Mich. Patrick,
Steven J. Ray, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Leanne K. VandeBunte, Byron Cenier,Mich.
Washtoak, and Charles and ElaineTandy,
Palmer, Cedar Springs,Mich.
Stephen L. Kline,Gaylord, Mich.
Mike A. Nowlin, Harrison.Ohio
Nicole M. Buono, Glasco,N.Y.
Joseph A. Kuiper, Kalamazoo, Mich.
She was bom on Aug. 15, 1909, in Martin, the
She was a member of the Martin Reformed Church,
survived by her husband, two daughters and three
vocal perfomtance from the Universityof Texas at
Robert R. Cross,Kalamazoo, Mich.
Elementary School as a fourth grade teacher.
Van Slooten of West Olive, Margaret Veldheer of
daughter, Sara, and both of his parents.
one sister.ClariceMuilenburg, of East Lansing, Mich.
Grand Rapids, Mich., and retired from Martin
Nelson and Patsy Bakker of Holland; and
and was a lifelong Martin resident.
great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother.
Jamie D. Crooks, Grand Rapids, Mich
She was a teacherat Straight Street School in
and Richard Jones of Douglas, Mich., and Elsie
McCallum of Hesperia;a son-in-law, Paul Raggl of Grand Haven, Mich.; 54 grandchildren;107
Ga.; a brother, Cecil and Margie
Wyckoff, N.J., and the father of Nancy Naumann
West Olive. Joyce Van Slooten.and Jack and
Sharia Van Slooten,all of Holland, Mich.. Barbara
He was the husband of Susan (Rose) Naumann '66 of
Stanley and Kim Van Slooten,and Betty Mills,
sisters-in-law, HarrietBakker of Grand Haven, Helen
SUMMA CIM LAUDE
Wash.; three grandchildren;and severalnieces
and eight great-grandchildren, all of California; and
daughter of the late Thomas C. and Georgia (Hooper)
The family of Walter H. Naumann. who died on
Michigan State Universityin 1971 and a master’sin
Survivors includeone daughter,Beth Peck, and her
Friday,May 14. 1993. She was 83.
Carol Van Slooten.Vivian Slager, Peggy and Arthur
Weerd, Robert and Dolores Van Slooten.Glen and
Fisherof Florida; a sister.Mrs. FrancisO'Neil of
husband Andy of Edmond. Okla.;three grandchildren
Martin,Mich., died on
Surviving are his wife, Eno "Marie"; his children,
Gene Wabeke ’63 of San Antonio, Texas, died on Friday,March 19. 1993, in San Antonio. He was bom in Hudsonville,Mich., on Dec. 27. 1941. He earned a master in music education from
Milton Boland; and a sister,Emily Hertz.
1972; a daughter,Nellie Raggl; and three
grandsons, William Mills, and Dean and Brian
Sunday, June 20, 1993, following a battle with cancer.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a
She was preceded in death by her husband, Christian, in
Surviving are her children, Vila Talsma. Muriel
Holland; a brother,
West Olive,Mich., who died on Tuesday. May 25,
she had worked for more than 10 years.
The family of Paul D. Fisher of Walhalla.Mich., who died on Thursday, July 8, 1993. He was 75. He had been employed in the maintenance
James H. DeVries of Holland; a sister-in-law. Mrs. Don (Virginia)Visser of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and a brother-in-law.Bob and Lois Visser of Grand Rapids.
David Schroeder '78, Cynthia Schroeder '81
1993. at her home. She was a former custodian of the college, where
Survivors includeher daughter.M. Kristina
enjoyed providing altar flowers. She was active in the
Kevin De Young '80, Bonnie De Young
The family of Anna (Annie Bakker) Van Slooten of
Gregory and Sandy Fisher, and James and Kathy
After she retired she had a weekly radio program for
L.V. Visser,in 1988.
The family of Marilyn Ann Eleveld. who died on
department at Hope, retiring in 1970.
Park until 1991
enjoyed fishing. She was preceded in death by her husband. John
Orange City, Lime Springs,Ridgeway. Harrisand Park, from which she retired in 1964.
Simon Smith, Edith Jackson and Winifred
Wolf and McVickar Consulting Engineers,and most recentlyfor Anchor Party Store. She was a member of Beechwood Reformed Church, a past member of the Margaret P. Hummer Hospital Guild and Holland Audubon Club. She also
Gregory Van Heest '78,
Bechtel ’82, Linda Bechtel '84 Schwanderand Leslie
brother-in-law;sisters-in-law; and niecesand
Ottawa Middle School Music Lab. She worked for
Surviving are her children, Derk
She taughtEnglish and Latin in Cresco, Alton.
Chicago, III. She was a secretaryfor Conrad Inc. and H.G.
Rodriguez, Catherine Schroeder '84 Hall. Ronald
Joseph; grandchildren;great-grandchildren; an aunt; a
Vries M.D. She was also a teacher'saide for the West
April 30, 1993, in Oklahoma City, Okla.
son. She was 73.
and the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in
October issue of news from Hope College.
933. to Dr. H.G. and
Jocelyn Van Heest '81, Mary Arnold '86, Donald
She was a retired cook of the college. Surviving are her husband, Leonard
She was bom on Dec. a
1993. Additional informationwill appear in the
Grandchildren who attendedHope are: James Van
cancer. She was 59.
Word has been receivedof the death of Lori A. Lowe '88 of Avon, Colo.,who dieci on Monday, Aug.
Heest '62 Needham and John Needham '59.
The family of Loubertha De Waard of Detroit, Mich., who died on Sunday. May 9, 1993, at the home ’55
Bechtel and Owen Bechtel '57, and Wilma Van
sister-in-law, Jean DeWitt
Schroeder and Carl Schroeder '53, HarrietVan Heest
Heest '80, Paul Van Heest '82. Thomas Van Heest
stepmother,Conney Vander Woude of
Edmonton.Alberta;and of Muskegon, Mich.
and Mary Lou Richards Van Heest;
Donald De Young '52, LucilleVan Heest ’55
on Sunday, July 4, 1993. Additional information
Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-medical
daughters,Rhea Van Heest ’47 Arnold and John
of their spouses).
and EloiseHinkamp '51 Van Heest,and Cornelius
stepgrandchildren; brothers, Berend and Nelvie
By majoring in biology and chemistry she hoped to
Gull Lake, and Bryan Ritterbyof Holland; five
academically as well as socially.
and Charles Vander Woude and Diane Alexander of
Surviving besideshis wife are his children,
Ritterbyof Grand Rapids, James and Kristi Durant of
year at Hope College. She was a very active
Survivors includetwo sons, Gerard Van Heest '49
Word has been receivedof the death of Sadie Grace Masselink ’31 Winter of Holland, Mich., who
addition,16 of his grandchildrenalso attendedHope
and RoseannRitterbyof Phoenix, Phillip and Mary
Paula,at the age of 20, had just completed her
sons-in-laws became (as he had)
additionto being tenor soloist with numerouschoral
1990 he married Arlyne Ritterby.
Elizabethand John Connell of Grand Rapids. Mich.,
Gaylord; and severalaunts, uncles and cousins.
Kenneth Jewell Chorale and Michigan Opera Theatre
He is survivedby his parents. Justin and Alice Wabeke; his children. Todd A. Wabeke and Tammie W. Maximiliano; granddaughters,Jessica and GabriellaMaximiliano; and his brothers, Kelvin and Jack Wabeke and their families, all of the Grand
Allegan. Rosemary McKinnon of Dowagiac,Mich., Paula is her fiance, Fred Vance '94 of
on Thursday, May 27, 1993. All seven of his childrenattended Hope, where they
Brinkman, in 1989. In
and Ed Hitt of Hopkins, Mich. Also mourningthe
He taught in Michigan and Texas public schools. He was also a semi-professionalsinger with the in
Theatre. He was preceded in death by his
and Leanne: grandparents.Caroline Lemley of
Force,serving in World War
1990, she graduated from Allegan High School. Survivors includeher parents;two sisters,Nancy
the staff at Trinity
working in pastoral care. He was a veteranof the U.S.
Carol E. Krafvc, Lake
CUM LAUDE Julie L.
Akin, Indianapolis, Ind.
April S. Lee, Midland, Mich. Marion
E Leech, Sarasota,Fla.
Van Riper,Grandville,Mich. C.
J. Walker, Flushing,Mich.
Warber, Grand Haven, Mich.
JenniferR. Wesky, Van Wert, Ohio
ChristopherA. Lepczyk, Traverse City, Mich.
Mary A. Westrale,Holland,Mich.
JenniferL, Mallen, Kentwood, Mich.
Vicki M. Andrews, Midland, Mich.
Theresa A. Malone, Mason, Mich.
Krislin J. Bauss, Rochester Hills,
ScollA. May, Holland,Mich.
met their graduationrequirementsprior
J. Bazuin, Holland,Mich.
Gregory D. Laman, Holland,Mich.
Renee D. Beach, Twin Lake, Mich.
KristenN. Montpetit,Midland, Mich.
James W. Lee, III, BerrienSprings,Mich.
Melissa J. Bennink, Holland,Mich.
Mushemre,Ann Arbor, Mich.
Includes only graduates who
Commencement Day. A
July graduates will appear in the
from Hope College.'
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alumni who invested
in the lives of
the building blocks of our future
A special thanks
Meima ’24 DuMez ’26
our 1992-93 Class Representatives
Daniel and Winifred Rameau Fylstra’43
Roger and Norma Lemmer Koeppe ’44
Ronald and Marjery Kempers Wiegerink ‘61
Gregory Van Heest ’78
Maurice Laug ’45
Karl Overbeek ’62
Jan Vandenberg ’79
Harvey Kollen ’28
Donald Mitchell ’63
Beth Visscher ’79 Nielsen
Laveme VanderHill '29
Gertrude Maasen ’47 Vander Haar
Ralph Jackson ’64
Steve and Kathy Warn Bratschie ’80
Bemadine Siebers ’30 DeValois
Betty Visscher ’48 Rycenga
Marti Lootens ’65 Sligh
LucilleWalvoord ’31 Busker
Richard Hoebeke ’49
Martha Campbell ’66 Costos
Kathy Lawrence '82 Melody Meyer '83 Boersma Mary Lynn McNally '84 Buck
Teninga ’46 Toren
Watson Spoelstra ’32
Gordon Beld ’50
Barbara Granberg ’67 Joldersma
Anne Jackson ’34 Notier
Wilma Rottschafer ’35 Van Wieren
Richard Huff ’52
Kenneth Eriks ’69
John E. Buteyn, Sr. ’36
Betty Roelofs Miller ’53
William A. Poppink '37
Ross and Patricia MachielaMack ’71
Herman Luben ’38
Donald and Nancie Carpenter Lubbers ’54 Alice Klepper ’55 Jansma
William and Kathryn
Harold and Lois Voorhorst Leestma ’39
Mary Jane Adams ’56 Dykema
A. JefferyWinne ’73
Thomas Houtman ’40
Elizabeth Boersma 'll Jasperse
Nancy Dirkse DeWitt '81
Greg Heeres '85 ’70
Marianne Van Heest Bouwens ’74
Kimberly Waldorf ’86 Mercer J.
Janilyn Brouwer '88 Catherine Morrison ’89 Lane Heidi Sunderhaft '90
Henry J. Doele ’58
William and Claire Campbell Boersma ’75
Albert Bursma, Jr. '59
Keith and Becky Norden Derrick '76
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, AUGUST 1993
Homecoming Activitiesinclude a
Friday, Oct. 22 a.m.-7 p.m. “Art as Activist: Revolutionary Posters from Central and Eastern Europe” 4 p.m. Department of Chemistry Seminar — Dr. Sylvia Ceyer ’74, who is the W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Energy at MassachusettsInstitute of Technology and received a 1993 Distinguished Alumni Award from Hope College. Room B50, Peale Science Center. 5-7 p.m. Department of Chemistry Open House, second floor Peale 6:30 p.m. Volleyball hosts Calvin, Dow Center 7 p.m. Chemistry Alumni Banquet. Please call the department of chemistryat (616) 394— 7630 for the price of admission and other information. Class of 1983 10- Year Class Reunion Party
5- Year Class
Saturday, Oct. 23 8:30-10:30 a.m. 16th Annual ODL College Run-Bike-Swim-Wdlk.
800-meter swims; and a prediction 3,200meter walk. Scheduled starting times vary.
criterium bicycling events; 400-meter and
Soccer hosts Adrian,
Athletic Fields 1:30 p.m. Pre-game show, Holland Municipal
For registrationinformation please call the
2 p.m. Football hosts Albion. Holland
Municipal Stadium. Half-time activities include music by a high school band (with an opportunity to sing the alma mater), the introduction of the Homecoming Court, and the crowning of the king and queen. Post-game Reception on the field featuring
Center at (616) 394-7690.
9-11 a.m. Health Fair,
of all ages.
registrationfor the Classes
of 1983 and 1988
a.m. Reunion brunches 10 a.m.-7 p.m. “Art as Activist: RevolutionaryPosters from Central and 10
Eastern Europe” 10:30 a.m. Alumni Chapel Choir rehearsal,
Company performance, Knickerbocker Theatre. Tickets are $4 and
8 p.m. Aerial Dance
will be available at the door.
Dimnent Memorial Chapel
10:15 a.m. Alumni Chapel Choir rehearsal,
Dimnent Memorial Chapel Homecoming Worship Service. Dimnent Memorial Chapel 1-10 p.m. “Art as Activist: Revolutionary Posters from Central and Eastern Europe" 4 p.m. Hope College Faculty Recital Series, Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music.
H-Club registration, Maas Center a.m. H-Club luncheon, honoring the
1972-73 MIAA Championship Men’s Soccer Team, the 1973-74 MIAA Championship Men’s Cross Country and Football Teams, and the Hope for Humanity award recipient, Maas Center auditorium Noon Sorority luncheons and fraternity open houses 1 p.m. Homecoming parade leaves campus for Holland Municipal Stadium
For further information,please call the
Office at (616) 394-7860.
NEWS FROM HOPE COLLEGE, AUGUST 1993