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Inside This Issue On-stage off-stage

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Stories from









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School Year Approaches








of a lifetime

Roommate matches


lasting friendships time-honored tradition.

It’s a

Each summer, as one myth has it, the student housing office gathers all the informationcards completed by incoming freshmen, carries them to the top of the open-welled, three-story staircase in the DeWitt Center, and tosses them to the ground floor some 50 feet below. The cards are then collected haphazardly, completing 300-plus roommate pairings in a matter of minutes. Not quite.

— and time-tested hours are spent working with the cards, closely reviewing each student's interests and In the real time-honored

tradition, countless

preferences, trying to give every member of the freshman class the best possible roommate match.

The system works. Some 98 percent of the pairings last the entire first semester, a rate that the housing office calls "significantly above" the national average.


the relationshipsare often

even more

enduring. On pages 10 and 11 are comments from alumni concerning their roommate experiences. Read their accounts, and it becomes clear that the freshman match can yield a friendship that lasts not for a year, but

a lifetime.

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Campus Notes

Project brings history to life A

The park inauguratedthe new feature in conjunction with its 40th anniversary celebration this year. Steggerda considers

world may be, although it’s not usually thought of literally. stage




a success.

"We've had

really, really

good comments

so far," she said.

This summer, though, six Hope theatre students have the run of the 10-acre world

of Dutch

Village in Holland, Mich. series of "living museum" vignettes that provide glimpses into life in the Netherlands in the mid-19th century, the students add a new dimension to the

Through a

25-building village.

The students perform in seven


plays, with topics ranging from a would-be fiance seeking an appropriategift for his

intended, to brothers arguing about immigrating to America. Some of the vignettes are specific to a location (like the

wooden shoe shop), others need only


crowd. "It's almost like the park is a big stage for them," said Julie Steggerda, Dutch Village'smarketing director and manager. "We've got all the props but just needed them to bring it to life."

The performershave had a good experience, too. "It's

a lot of fun," said Jennifer Jenkins '98

of Midland, Mich. "You meet

lots of

people." Jenkins has also found a lesson in the

challenge of presenting the play cycle repeatedly."It makes you think on your feet a lot — how to make it new, how to keep it exciting,"she said. The plays were painstakingly researched by Susan Ericksen, now in her 10th season with Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, who co-wrote them with Donald Steele '72 of New York, N.Y. In addition to Jenkins, the performers are sophomore Maria Cipolone of Fort Wayne, Ind.; junior Shari Johnson of New Hope, Minn.; sophomore Todd Sessoms of West Bloomfield, Mich.; sophomore Dan Taylor of Story City, Iowa; and senior David Theune of Spring Lake, Mich.



theatre students have been dramatizing slices of 19th century life in the Netherlands, through a new feature at Dutch Village. Above, visitors to the park observe as sophomore Todd Sessoms of West Bloomfield, Mich., and Jennifer Jenkins ’98 of Midland, Mich., portray an artist and his wife discussing a visit to the home of a prominent patron.

“Quote, unquote” Quote, unquote



eclectic sampling of things said at and about Hope College. The 1998 General Synod of the Reformed

Church in America (RCA) met at Hope College and Western Theological Seminary

on Friday-Wednesday,I line 5-10. In his general secretary'sreport to the synod, the

Rev. Wesley Granberg-Michaelson '67 of Oakland, N.]., outlined seven prioritiesto guide the


in living out its Statement of

Mission and Vision and thus "shape the future of the Reformed Church in America." The seven spell out the acrostic


1) Revitalizecongregations;2)

Establishnew churches; 3) Nurture the gifts of the laity; 4) all people; 6)


the city; 5)

Announce the good


news; and

7) Learn to call forth leaders.


reading the discussion of welcom-

ing which follows, it helps to remember the

denomination'sorigins in the the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam — today's New York — more than 300 years ago. "The Brooklyn Classis invited me to its meeting this spring. At the New Brooklyn Reformed Church, pastored by the Rev. Barbara Alexander, we discussed together the mission and vision of the Reformed Church in America. We split into small groups. The classis has many African-Americanand Hispanic members. I was one of the few Anglos in my group. "In the discussion,

someone said


need was for the Book of Church Order to be translated into Dutch. I thought,



obviously, this is a joke. But they persisted. Then two black men spoke up. They were active elders in their church and were immigrants from Surinam, the former Dutch colony in South America. And their Dutch was much better than their English. And so they asked, 'Why can't we get the BCO in Dutch?' "We are, in fact, working on a translation of the BCO into Chinese, and also into Korean. A Spanish translation is nearly completed, with plans for BCO revisionsto be translated annually into

Spanish. Our guidebooks for deacons and elders are in four languages. But if we are truly committed, in the words of our vision statement,to be a denomination that 'prays in many languages and beholds the face of Christ in every face,' then we should expect these challenges to increase in our future. We must be ready to welcome them. "Further, to prepare us for such a future, the work of our four racial/ ethnic councilsmust become a full part of the General Synod Council. This is an historic shift, which rests on our shared commitment to a multi-ethnicfuture. "For the



work and in

to be proactive in its

against racism within our life, society, we cannot consign this responsibility to simply to the racial /ethnic councils. Rather, it must be the commitment of the denominationas a whole — of all who confess the name of Jesus Christ as Lord."


August 1998

30, No. 1

On the cover Our main photo shows a dozens


typical residencehall scene, the sort of moment captured in accounts sent by alumni in response to our request for roommate reflections.

top center is a moment from the new Hope May Term in Liverpool, England.Alexis Oosting,a junior from Spring Lake, Mich., -works with a studentat the Knotty Ash school.


At top right, a sign from the Emersonian house during Homecoming '97 shares a message of welcome that applies equally well to all Hope alumni as the '98 event approaches.


August 1998 Published for Alumni, Friends and

Hope College

Parents of Hope College by the Office of

DeWitt Center, Holland, MI 49423-3698 phone: (616) 395-7860 fax: (616) 395-7991


30, No.

Public Relations. Should you receive more than one copy, please pass it on to someone in your community. An overlap of Hope College constituencies makes duplication sometimes unavoidable.

Race and Ethnicity, and approved a structural change to bring the four racial/ethnic councils fully into the General Synod Council.

Office of Public Relations

alumni@hope.edu Thomas

L. Renner '67 Director of Public Relations

Editor: Thomas L. Renner '67

Gregory S. Olgers '87 Director of Information Services

Managing Editor: Gregory

Lynne M. Powe '86

S. Olgers '87

Layout and Design: Holland Litho Service, Inc. Printing: News Web Printing Services of Greenville,


Alumni Director Kathy Miller


of Public Relations Sendees

Karen Bos Secretary of Public Relations Office

Contributing Photographers: Richard Mezeske '69, Marilee

Nieuwsma, Lou Schakel '71 news from Hope College is published during February,April, June, August, October, and December by Hope College, 141 East 12th Street, Holland, Michigan 49423-3698.

Accordingly, the synod established a 10th General Synod Commission, the Commission on


Postmaster:Send address changes to news from Hope College, Holland, MI 49423-3698

Notice of Nondiscrimination Hope Collegeis committed to the 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 disabilityto all the rights, privileges,programs and activitiesgenerally

accorded or made available to students at Hope College, including the administration of its educationalpolicies, admission policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs. With regard to employment, the Collegecomplies with all legal requirements prohibiting discrimination in employment.

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Campus Notes ALUMNI ARTS COMPETITION: The college's fifth Alumni Arts Competition is gearing up, and while it's too soon to begin contributing submissions, all Hope alumni are invited to get ready to do so. The juried competition includes both the

Alumni Opus magazine and the Alumni Invitational exhibition. The submission deadline is May 31, 1999, and the magazine and the exhibition will debut at

Homecoming of


The advertisementon page 15 provides more background. Informationabout the submission format and other details will appear in the December issue of news from Hope College(and on the Hope Web site at about the same time).

NEW DIRECTOR: Glenn Lowe 71 has been

appointed director of development.

Lowe has been

a of the college's staff since 1990, serving as a regional advance-





responsibilities include the managementof ongoing activities of the college advancement effortsin development and donor relations.In addition, he will direct staff fundraising efforts for special projects.


As news from Hope Hope and Western TheologicalSeminary hosted the 192nd meeting of the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America on Friday-Wednesday,June 5-10. The Rev. Frederick Kruithof '61 of Kalamazoo,Mich., was elected president for 1998-99. He had served the previous year as vice president, and is pastor of Second Reformed Church of Kalamazoo. The Rev. Dr. Vernon Hoffs '59 of Redlands, Calif.,was elected vice-president. College reported in June,

He is executive minister of the Classis of California.


ELITE Hope is one of only five liberal arts collegesand one of only 20 institutionsnationwide to receive an award for student research through the new Beckman Scholars Program. The 20 recipient schools were chosen from among a select group of 172 institutions invited to apply for the awards by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundationof Leucadia, Calif. The $52,800 award to Hope will support three students as they conduct research in chemistry or the biologicalsciences. The program will be supportinga total of 73 students nationwide. The foundation established the Beckman Scholars Program to enhance the trainingof the nation'smost talented and gifted undergraduatesin chemistryand the biological sciences by providing sustained, in-depth laboratory research experiences with faculty mentors. The awards will support the students as they conduct research with faculty members full-timeduring the summer and part-time during the following school year. The participatingcolleges and universities were chosen for having demonstratedexcellence in science instruction.Considerations included the institution's success in placing students in graduate programs; teaching and research excellenceawards received by faculty; the number of faculty articles in refereed research journals; and the degree to which students serve as co-researchers with faculty, rather than as support technicians.

The support at Hope began with one student, junior Katie Horsman of Battle Creek, Mich., this summer.

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were foundation


three generations of alumni in her past, Hope might seem to have been an inevitable choice for Claire Vander Meulen ’75 Gibbs. Where ancestry came in to play for Hope's newly-elected Alumni Board president,however, was not as pressure to attend the "family school,"but rather as a chance to get to know the collegeeven as she lived in suburbanSt. Louis, Mo. While growing up, she visited her grandmother, Mary Veneklasen'04 Vander Meulen, in Holland during the summers; visited campus while sister Jane Vander Meulen 70 Hoover was a student;and, especially, appreciated the characterof her father, the Rev. Dr. John Vander Meulen '36, now of Tyler, Texas. "As a typical teen, I was loathe to admit the influenceof a parent on anything I did, let alone my choice of a college," said Gibbs, who lives in Melbourne, Fla. "However, I've always respected and been proud of my dad as a person of character: a committed Christian, a life-long advocate for tolerance and understanding, and openly curious about the people and the world around him." "I've no doubt that his experience at Hope fostered this kind of outlook," she said. "As it hopefully has in me as well." Gibbs majored in English at Hope, and participated in the Alpha Gamma Phi sorority and the Chapel Choir. She earned


master's in higher education administration at Michigan State Universityin 1980, and an M.B.A. at

With three generationsof alumni in her past, new Alumni Association President Claire VanderMeulen '75 Gibbs had a solid introduction to the college. Her own experiences have helped keep her involved. completed a two-year term as

marketable employee in an economy where constant change is the norm." "I guess my recent career move to consulting has heightened my awareness of this," she said. "Flexibilityand the ability to work with others on creative solutions are critical, and I credit my

Florida Tech University in 1992. Immediately after graduating,she joined the college's admissions staff, serving for three years. She subsequently worked with Amoco Corporation in employee relations, and with Harris Corporation, most recently as human resources manager. Earlier this summer, she took a position as a consultant with K.P.M.G. Peat Marwick, a Big Six accounting firm, helping companies cope with the "Year 2000" computer problem work she had also done at Harris. Gibbs is past president of the Brevard County Compensation and Benefits Association and past president of PEO Chapter GW, has served on the board of directors for the South Brevard Habitat for Humanity affiliate,and is a member of

the board's vice president, and will serve as president through June of 2000. Some two decades after finishing at Hope, Gibbs continues to appreciate the character lessonsshe learned. An English major now working in a technicallyfocused field, on a problem that no one even anticipated in the mid-1970s,she also values other qualitiesof her Hope education — its adaptabilityin particular. "I believe the key is to use it [the liberal arts education] as a springboard for

pursuing a more-specializedcareer currently in my case helping companies convert their human resources, benefits and payroll databases to year 2000-compliantsystems — while staying

"Rather than be intimidated by living in an era of constantchange, I would hope that the people graduating from the college today realize their experience in a Christian liberal arts

and past elder for

involved with and connected to the rest of the world around you," she said. "Striving to be an interested person makes you a more interesting person, something I've always tried to keep mentally at my elbow," Gibbs said. "And ultimatelyI believethis makes you a more

atmosphere has given them a potent arsenal for making their way in the world," Gibbs said. "My trips back to the campus for the Alumni Board meetingscontinue to assure me that this is the case. Just as it was for John Vander Meulen, Class of 1936."*^


Presbyterian Church. She was on the Class of 75 reunion committee for her 20-year reunion in 1995, the same year that she joined the Alumni Board as the SoutheastRegion representative. recently

She has



letics program

Hope's intercollegiate ath-

ranked 23rd among




NCAA Division III member institutions during the 1997-98 school year in the Sears Directors' Cup standings.

Rodney Boyer of the chemistry facultyis the author of the textbook Concepts in Biochemistry, published by Brooks/Cole

The standings rank all Division HI institutions on the basis of performancein championshipcompetition. Hope teams and athletics qualifiedfor NCAA championship play in 11 sports during 1997-98. Hope

Publishing Company of Pacific Grove, Calif. Written with one-semester, college-level biochemistry courses in mind, the textbook is organized around the theme of nucleic acids as central molecules of biochemistry, with other biomolecules and biological processes treated as direct or indirect prod-


ranked highest among the nine member schools.


college years for laying the foundation for this type of attitude."

That she believes what Hope offers to be as relevant today as ever is one reason that she continues to be involved in the life of the college.

book features a total of 19 chapters grouped within four

ucts of the nucleicacids. The

general sections: "Molecules and Life," "Dynamic Function of Biomolecules,"

"Storage and Transfer of Biological Information" and "Metabolism and Energy." Dr. Boyer is the Drs. Edward A. and Elizabeth Hofma Professor of Chemistry.

(See “Campus Notes” on page seven.)

Events Music

A Great Year

Music Lecture— Thursday,Sept. 10: "Behind the Scenes of Lion King: Life in the Big Apple," with Cynthia Kortman '93 of New York, N.Y., Withers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music, 11 a.m. Admission is free. Faculty Recital Series — Sunday, Sept. 13: Edward K. Mallett, euphonium, and Jun Okada, pianist, Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music, 4 p.m. Admission is

Join the 1998-99 Great Performance Series for an exciting blend of artists in dance, music and theatre. "River North


Music ScholarshipWinners Recital — Thursday, Sept.


Dimnent Memorial Chapel, 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. Senior Recital — Saturday, Sept. 19: Tammy Kamphuis of West Olive, Mich., violinist,Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music, 8 p.m. Admission is free. Jazz Chamber Ensemble — Saturday, Sept. 19: Saugatuck Jazz Festival, 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. Faculty Jazz Quartet — Wednesday, Sept. 23: Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music, 7 p.m. Admission is

DeWitt Center main theatre,8 p.m. Gary Karr, double bass Saturday, Oct. 24


Dimnent Memorial Chapel,


Thursday, Dec. 3


— Thursday, Sept. 24: Dimnent Memorial Chapel, 11 a.m. Admission is free. Faculty Recital Series — Sunday, Sept. 27: Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music, 4 p.m. Admission is


Fredric Chiu, piano



Dance Company"

Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 28-29

8 p.m.


"Theatre Grottesco,”The Angels' Cradle Friday-Saturday, Jan. 15-16

DeWitt Center, main theatre,8 p.m.


Artist Piano Series — Monday, Sept. 28: Aebersold & Neiween, piano four-hands,Dimnent Memorial Chapel, 8 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door, and cost $5 for regular adult admission and $3 for senior citizens. Admission is free for Hope students with a current ID. Music Lecture — Thursday, Oct. 1: "Safari, Swahili and Song: A Goodwill Trip to Tanzania," with Roberta and Dr. George Kraft, Wichers Auditoriumof Nykerk Hall of Music, 11 a.m. Admission is free. Masterclass — Saturday, Oct. 3: Janiene Gaboury-Sly, French horn professor at Michigan State University, Wichers Auditoriumof Nykerk Hall of Music, 2 p.m. Admission is free. Guest Performer— Saturday, Oct. 3: Janiene Gaboury-Sly, French horn professor at Michigan State University, Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music, 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Faculty Recital Series — Sunday, Oct. Margaret Kennedy-Dygas, soprano, Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music, 4 p.m. Admission is free. Alumni Symphonette Concert — Sunday, Oct. 11: Dimnent Memorial Chapel, 3 p.m. Admission is free. Collage Concert — Thursday, Oct. 15: Dimnent Memorial Chapel, 8 p.m. Admission is free. Student Recital — Thursday, Oct. 22: Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music, 11 a.m. Admission is free. Masterclass — Friday, Oct. 23: Gary Karr, double bass, Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music, 2 p.m. Admission is free. Great Performance Series — Saturday, Oct. 24: Gary Karr, double bass, Dimnent Memorial Chapel, 8 p.m. Tickets are


$10.50 for senior citizens, $12.50 for other adults and $6.50 for students. For more information, call (616) 395-6996. Faculty RecitalSeries — Sunday, Oct. 25: Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music, 4 p.m. Admission is free. Music Convocation— Thursday, Oct. 29: theme and location TBA, 11 a.m. Admission is free. Junior Recital — Friday, Oct. 30: David Schout of Holland,

Mich., organist, Dimnent Memorial Chapel, 8 p.m. Admission is free. Combined Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Concert Friday, Nov. 6: Dimnent Memorial Chapel, 8 p.m. Admission is free. Jazz Chamber Ensemble — Saturday, Nov. 7: Butch's Dry Dock, 44 E. Eighth St., Holland, Mich., 9 p.m. Admission is free. Faculty Recital Series — Sunday, Nov. 8: Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music, 4 p.m. Admission is



Theatre Fiddler on the

Roof — Friday-Saturday, Oct. 30-31; Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 4-7 Music by Jerry Bock; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick DeWitt Center, main theatre, 8 p.m.

Ticketsfor Hope College Theatre productions are $7 for regular adult staff, and $4 for senior citizensand students. The ticket office opens approximatelytwo weeks prior to performances.Its hours are: Monday-Friday,10 a.m-5 p.m.; Saturday, noon-5 p.m. The office may be called at (616) 395-7890.

admission, $5 for Hope faculty and

Les Violons Du Roy,

chamber orchestra Theatre Grottesco

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Dimnent Memorial Chapel,

8 p.m.

Elaine Elais, jazz sextet, “The Three Americas” Thursday, April 15

Dimnent Memorial Chapel,

8 p.m.

Season tickets are $42.50 for senior citizens, $50 for other adults, $22 for students and $100 for families. Tickets for individualperformancesare $10.50 for senior citizens, $12.50 for other adults and $6.50 for students. Visa and Mastercard are accepted.

For more information, please write: “Great PerformanceSeries;Hope PO Box 9000; Holland, MI 49422-9000" or call (616) 395-6996.


Admissions Campus Visits: The Admissions Office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays,and from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturdays.Tours and admissionsinterviews are available during the

summer as well as the school year.

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. The dates for 1998-99 are as follows: Friday, Oct. Monday, Jan. 18 Friday, Oct. Friday, Feb. 5 Friday, Nov. Friday, Feb. 26 Friday, Nov. Friday, March 12

9 23 6



Youth Football Day: Saturday, Sept. 26 Fine Arts Audition Day: Friday, Feb. 19 Junior Days: Friday, April 9; Friday, April 23 Senior Day: Saturday, April 17 (for admitted students) Pre-Professional Day: Wednesday, May 19 (for juniors)

For further information about any Admissions Office event, please call (616) 395-7850, or toll free 1-800-968-7850or -write: Hope CollegeAdmissions Office; 69 E. 10th St.; PO Box 9000; Holland, Ml; 49422-9000.

Academic Calendar Aug.

28, Friday —

Residencehalls open


new students,

10 a.m.

Aug. 28-31, Friday-Monday — New Student Orientation Aug. 30, Sunday — Residence halls open for returning students, noon; opening Convocation, Dimnent Memorial Chapel, 2 p.m. Aug. 31, Monday — Late registration,3:30-4:30 p.m., Maas Center auditorium Sept. 1, Tuesday — Classes begin, 8 a.m. Sept. 7, Monday — Labor Day; classesin session Oct. 6-7, Tuesday-Wednesday— Critical Issues Symposium begins Tuesday evening and continues through Wednesday afternoon Oct. 9-11, Friday-Sunday— Homecoming Weekend Oct. 16, Friday — Fall Recess begins, 6 p.m. Oct. 21, Wednesday — Fall Recess ends, 8 a.m. Nov. 6-8, Friday-Sunday— Parents' Weekend Nov. 26, Thursday— Thanksgiving Recess begins, 8 a.m. Nov. 30, Monday — Thanksgiving Recess ends, 8 a.m. Dec. 11, Friday — Last day of classes Dec. 14-18, Monday-Friday — Semesterexaminations Dec. 18, Friday — Residencehalls close, 5 p.m.

Alumni & Friends Regional Events

De Free Gallery David Smith: "Medals for Dishonor"— Saturday,Sept. 12-Wednesday, Nov. 11 The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Knickerbocker Theatre Downtown Holland at 86 East Eighth Street The KnickerbockerTheatre, open Monday through Saturday, features a variety of art, foreign and classic films, and a number of live events. The 1998 summer film series concludes with Watenualker (Aug. 7-13), and Love & Death on Long Island (Aug. 14-20). The 1998 fall film series will feature Microcosmos(Sept. 18-24), Jenseits der Stille (Beyond Silence) (Sept. 25-Oct. 1), La Promesse (The Promise) (Oct. 2, 58), and Gattopardo,II (The Leopard, II) (Oct. 9-15).

Showtimes are 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. except for Gattopardo, II, which shows only at 7 p.m. For more information,please call (616) 395^4950.


West Michigan— Monday, Aug. 17 The Grand Rapids White Caps versus the South Bend Silver Hawks at Old Kent Park in Comstock Park, Mich., at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5.50 each. Chicago, 111. — Wednesday, Nov. 11 A 7:30 p.m. performanceof the musical Ragtime at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, 24 W. Randolph St., with a pre-musical reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the RenaissanceChicago Hotel, One West Wacker Drive. Tickets are $61 per person.

Community Day — Saturday, Sept. 26 Homecoming — Friday-Sunday,Oct. 9-11 Includes reunions for the Classes of '83, '88 and Winter Happening — Saturday, Jan. 23 Musical Showcase — Monday, March 15, 8 p.m. DeVos Hall, Grand Rapids, Mich. Alumni Weekend — Friday-Sunday,May 7-9 Includes reunions for every



class from '34 through 79.

For additional informationconcerning alumni ei’ents,please the Office of Public and Alumni Relations at (616) 395-7860.


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Men’s Soccer

Cross Country Saturday, Sept. 5 .................HOPE INVITATIONAL, 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11 .............at North Central Invitational, 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 ............MIAA Jamboree at Calvin, 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9 ................Michigan Collegiatesat MSU, 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 ...........LaCrosse, Wis., Invitational, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 .......................... at Alma Invitational, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 ....... MIAA Championships at Alma, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 ............NCAA Regionals at Albion, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 ..NCAA Nationals at Dickinson,Pa., 11 a.m.

Home meets held

at Van Raalte Farm, east 16th Street, Holland

Football Saturday, Sept. 12 ...............at Augustana,HI., 1:30 p.m. CDT Saturday, Sept. 19 ................ at DePauw, Ind., 1:30 p.m. CDT Saturday, Sept. 26 ...........+ILLINOIS WESLEYAN, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 ........................... ++‘KALAMAZOO, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 ........................................... *at Adrian, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 ........................................ *at Alma, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 ............................................. ’OLIVET, 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 ............................................ ‘at Albion, 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 ..................................... ‘DEFIANCE, 1 p.m.



+Community Day ++Homecoming

Home games played at Holland Municipal Stadium Hear Hope football WHTC-AM (1450) & WFUR-FM






Mt. Union

Center, 13th St. and Columbia Ave.



Friday, Sept.



‘CALVIN, 4 p.m. ...................... ‘ALBION, 2 p.m. ........................ ‘at Alma, 4 p.m. ................ ‘at Kalamazoo, noon ....................... ‘OLIVET, 4 p.m. ..................... ‘ADRIAN, 2 p.m.

Saturday, Sept.

Defiance, 4 p.m. Calvin, 2:30 p.m. ..................... ‘at Albion, 4 p.m.

‘MIAA Tournament






.................. ‘at ................. ‘at



‘MIAA Game Home games played




......................... ‘at

Tuesday,Nov. 3 ........ Saturday, Nov. 7 ....... Nov. 11-Nov. 29 ........

..................... ‘at





.................... at


5 .......


8 ........

Adrian, 3 p.m. p.m.


Sept. 28

at Manchester, Ind., 9 a.m.

Defiance, 1 p.m. Adrian, 1 p.m. ...................... ‘HOPE, 1 p.m. ............... at Aquinas, 9 a.m. ................... ‘at Alma, 1 p.m. ................. ‘at Calvin, 1 p.m. ........‘at Kalamazoo, 1 p.m.

............. ‘at


................ ‘at

........ .........

Friday, Oct. 2 ................ Saturday, Oct. 3 ........... Monday, Oct. 5 ............. Monday, Oct. 12 ..........

Home tournament played

......... at



Player's Club

Women’s Golf Tuesday,Sept. 15


Saturday, Sept. 19 Saturday, Sept. 26






Saturday, Oct. 3 ......... Monday, Oct. 5 ......... Saturday, Oct. 10 ....... Wednesday, Oct. 14.. Saturday, Oct. 17 .......

Albion, 2 p.m. Alma, 11 a.m. ................ ‘HOPE, 1 p.m. ‘at Saint Mary's, 2 p.m. .......... ‘at Olivet, 11 a.m. ...‘at Kalamazoo, 1 p.m. ..........‘at Adrian, 1 p.m. ........... ‘at Calvin, 1 p.m. ....... ‘at Defiance, 1 p.m.

........... ‘at

............ ‘at

Home tournament played

at Winding Creek Golf Course

Carthage, Wis., 5 p.m.

WHEATON, ILL., 2 p.m. DEPAUW, IND., noon


............ ......... at

Allegheny, Pa., 4 p.m.


at Mt. Union, Ohio, 1:30 p.m. ........... at


........................ ‘at








p.m. Calvin, noon ......................... ‘ALMA, 4 p.m. ..........

Saturday, Oct. 3 ........ Wednesday, Oct. 7 ... Saturday, Oct. 10 ....... Saturday, Oct. 17 ....... Wednesday, Oct. 21 .. Saturday, Oct. 24 ....... Tuesday,Oct. 27 ........ Thursday,Oct. 29 ..... Saturday, Oct. 31 ......

....................... ‘at




Adrian, 1 p.m. ........... ‘at Saint Mary's, 4 p.m.


.................... ‘at

‘ALBION, noon


...MIAA Quarterfinals,3 p.m. ........MIAA Semifinals,3 p.m.

..MIAA Championship, noon NCAA Championships



‘MIAA Game Home games played at Buys

Athletic Fields,11th St. and



matter how far you live from Hope College, you can hear live play-by-play action of Flying Dutchmen football games by callingTEAMLINE. You can hear games broadcast by WHTC in Holland from any telephone in the U.S. or Canada, includinghome, office, car, hotel — even a pay phone. TEAMLINE provides live game broadcasts of more than 350 college and professional sports teams. For more informationabout TRAMLINE, please write the Office of Alumni and Public Relations; Hope College; PO Box 9000; Holland, Ml 49422-9000.

join the crowd for



Pull tug-of-war — Saturday, Oct. 3

Symposium — Tuesday-Wednesday,

Oct. 6-7; topic faith and feminism Nykerk Cup competition — Saturday, Nov. 7 Christmas Vespers — Saturday-Sunday,Dec. 5-6 Musical Showcase — Monday, March 15 DeVos Hall, Grand Rapids, Mich. Honors Convocation— Thursday,April 29 Baccalaureate and Commencement — Sunday, May 9 For High School Students: Arts and Humanities Fair — Thursday,Oct. 15 Science Day — Thursday,Oct. 29

Visiting Writers Series

Football Coach Dean Kreps and

his Flying

look to defend their MIAA league championship during the 1998 season with four fantastic home games at the Holland Municipal Stadium.


Thursday, Sept. 10: Hope College Faculty Poets, featuring Jack Ridl and the John Shea Trio Monday, Nov. 9: Conrad Hilberry and TBA Both readingsbegin in the KnickerbockerTheatreat 7 p.m., with music by the Hope College Jazz Chamber Ensemble preceding the Nov. 9 reading beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, or to be placed on the series'smailinglist,please call the department of Englishat (616) 395-7620. live

Updates on events, news and athleticsat Hope obtained 24 hours a day by calling (616) 395-7888.

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call Eva Dean Folkert at the Hope College Athletic Ticket Office. 616-395-7136. more information about season tickets. All-in-the-Family passes, or single-game tickets.


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Tuesday, Sept. 1

Campus Notes

Classes begin Sept. 1 (between Columbia Avenue and the

For the second year in a row, Hope is heading toward a record number

road tracks).

of first-time students.

The Counseling Center has moved from former-

Hope may have as many as

750 year, accordingto

first-timestudentsthis Gary Camp '78, directorof admissions. The previous record was 723, set in the fall of



of the

Camp noted. The new students and their returning peers will meet a campus subtly changed. Summer projectshave included renovation ago.

of the Kletz in the DeWitt Center and the relocationof three offices.


college in 1980.

Office. The Office of Career Services has moved from the Sligh building to the 100 E.


Classes will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 8 a.m.

students scores in the 22-28 range, and SAT

remain within the cap of 3,000 full-time equivalencyset by the college some years

DeWitt Center near Student Developmentand the Registrar's floor of the

the Sligh building, located at 174 E. 11th St.


scores in the 1,100-1,310range. Even with a record number of first-time students, Hope's full-time enrollmentwill

writing. She began teaching Latin at the


been raised and given special lighting to create a "skylight effect"; and the tables and chairs have been replaced. The FinancialAid Office has moved from the main floor of the DeWitt Center to

The average grade point average for the new students is 3.64 on a 4.0 scale, and on average the students rank in the top 20 percent of their graduatingclasses. The middle 50 percent

also teaching introductory expository

ly occupied by Financial Aid, located on the

coUege residence hall rooms, cottages and apartments. Hope's new academic year will open formally on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 2 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel with an opening convocation. Maura Reynolds, who is an assistantprofessor of Latin and director of academic advising, will present the address, titled "Amo, Amas: Love, Learning, and the Life of the Mind." The public is invited to the convocation. Admission is free. Residence halls for Hope's new students will open on Friday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. Orientation events will begin that evening and will continue through Monday, Aug. 31. Returning students are not to arrive on campus before noon on Sunday, Aug. 30.

its predecessors.

Maura Reynolds In the Kletz, booths have been instaUed in the area "under the glass," which has also been made more open to the main seating area; the ceiling in the main area has


1974 as director of the Academic Support Center, a position she held for four years,

the Sligh building to the office suite

Eighth St. building. In addition, the option of having cable televisioninstalledis being extended to all

1997. The new freshman class is strong academically — similarin that respect, Camp said, to

Professor Reynolds joined the college in


She was appointed director of advising 1988. Since 1996, she has also served as coordinator for pilot sectionsof Hope's new "First-Year Seminar" program. Professor Reynolds has helped plan and implement New Student Orientationat


since 1987. Since 1989, she has been a

member of the


of the


TeachingEnhancement Workshop, which is geared toward faculty members about to begin their first year at Hope. She has made several presentations at professional conferences, discussing advis-

ing and

teaching, including during multipleyears at the National Academic Advising Association National Conference and the American Classical League Conference. Professor Reynolds holds bachelor's and master's degrees in Latin from the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. Prior to coming to Hope, she had taught Latin at West Ottawa High School and at Thornton Township High School in Harvey, 111.


here have been four appointments and four reappointmentsto the Hope College Board of Trustees. I

Newly chosen to serve four-year terms the board are the Rev. Dr. Timothy Brown '73 of Holland, Mich.; Lynne


Walchenbach '73 Hendricks of Grandville, Mich.; Nancy Wolfe Lane of New Albany, Ohio; and Dr. Caroline Simon of Zeeland, Mich. Those re-elected to four-year terms are: Max Boersma '46 of Holland, Mich.; Dr. David Cole of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Peter Huizenga '60 of Oak Brook, 111.; and the Rev. Dr. Gregg Mast '74 of Albany, N.Y.

Members retiring from

the board are: Dr.

Robin Klay of Holland, Mich.; Larry Mulder '88 of Holland, Mich.; and the Rev. Peter Paulsen '64 of New Brunswick, N.J. Dr. Brown is the Henry Bast Professor of Preaching at Western Theological Seminary. He joined the seminary faculty in 1995.

From 1983 to 1995, he was pastor of Christ Memorial Church in Holland.He has also served the First Reformed Church of South Holland, 111., from 1980 to 1983, and Fellowship Reformed in


He holds an M.Div. and a D.Min. from Western Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Nancy Johnson '71 Brown, have three children: Sarah, Jonathan '99 and Rebekah '00. Hendricks has been an active volunteer for the GrandvillePublic School District,





Immediately after graduating from Hope, and until 1976, she was an English teacher in the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Public Schools. She was on the board of the Women's League for Hope College for 10 years, with her service including the presidency.She was also a member of the college'sAlumni Board.

Hendricksis an

active volunteer with her

Hudsonville, from 1976 to 1980. Dr. Brown deliveredthe college's bac-

church, First Reformed Church Grandville. She is also on the Board

calaureate sermon in 1992. He has written several articles for The Church Herald, The Reformed Revieiv and Perspectives magazine.

Directors of


in of

ChristianYouth and Family Services, serving as secretary and on the Executive Board.

Her parents are each alumni, Donald


and Elaine Bielefeld '46 Walchenbachof Grand Rapids, as are sisters Cathy '74, Carrie '81 and Nancy '84. She and her husband, Dennis Hendricks have two children: Jennifer '98, and Paul, who is beginning his freshman year at



Lane is a member of the boards of Ohio Dominican College, the Ohio Historical Foundationand Green Lawn Cemetery,and a former member of the board of the Ohioana Library in Columbus. She is chair of the Class of '61 at her


Bryn Mawr College. She is vice president of Agricultural Lands Inc. and of Wolfe Associates Inc., a charitableorganiza-



Lane has two daughters: Mary '95 and Elizabeth Lane Jarrell. Her involvementin the life of the college includes participating in Hope in the Future campaign activities and


Second Century Club.

Dr. Simon joined the Hope faculty in 1988 as an assistant professor of philosophy, and was promoted to associate

professorin 1993. She has chaired the department since 1995. She was faculty moderator from 1995 to 1997, and acting director of women's studies during the 1996-97 academic year. She delivered the college's Opening Convocation address in 1996. Dr. Simon's scholarship explores issues such as the nature of friendship,love, virtue and moral knowledge. Her publications include the 1997 book The Disciplined Heart: Love, Destim/ and Imagination.

She holds her bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon, and her master's and doctorate from the University of

Washington. She and her husband, Stephen, have two children,Paul and Matthew.

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Campus Notes (Continued from page three.) Stu Fritz, assistantprofessor of kinesiology, received the "John Kurtt Alumni Coach-of-the-YearAward" from his

undergraduatealma mater, Wartburg College of Waverly, Iowa. Hope's baseball coach for the past five seasons,this spring he led the Flying Dutchmen to the championshipof the Michigan IntercollegiateAthletic Association (MIAA) and Hope's first-ever berth in the NCAA Division III championships. The team posted a school-record 25 victories in winning its third conference championship in three seasons.

Last fall, he served as quarterbacks coach for the college's MIAA championship football team. This summer, for the fourth year in a row, he coached in the Roberto Clemente Allstarsprogram in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Professor Fritz is a 1988 graduate of

Wartburg College. The award is named former coach and athletic director who served Wartburg for 32 years. after a

James Herrick of

the communication faculty has an essay included in the forthcoming Censorship: International Encyclopedia.


Dr. Herrick contributed a 2,000-word essay on the trial of three English Deists for blasphemy between 1729 and 1751. The three were Thomas Woolston, Peter Annet and Jacob Hive, all of whom were found guilty.

The encyclopediacontains entries by more than 550 contributors from more than 40 countries. Edited by Derek Jones of England, it is being published by Fitzroy Dearborn publishers of London. The encyclopediais designed for use by students and scholars in a variety of disciplines, by journalistsand other media professionals,and those who are interested in freedom of expression.In addition to providing an international view, the encyclopedia is also covering all the media that have been censored.

Richard Ray has been named editor-in-chiefof Athletic Therapy Today, a bimonthly journal for sports health care professionals. Publishedby Human Kinetics,Athletic Therapy Today is a professional journal that integrates the interests of athletic trainers and sports physical therapists.


journal is designed to provide

insights into professional practice issues, highlight sports health care techniques, share experience and present practical applications of current research. Dr. Ray will be responsible for coordinating all of the journal'seditorial content. His appointment begins with the January, 1999, edition of the journal,with his duties startingthis summer. Dr. Ray is an athletic trainerand associate professor of kinesiology.He also serves as the program director for the col-

lege's athletic training education program. Elliot Tanis, professor of mathematics, presented talk during an international conferencein Singapore in



The conference, the Fifth International Conference on Teaching of Statistics, ran Sunday-Friday, June 21-26. More than 450 statisticiansfrom approximately 40 countries attended. The conference featured multiple sessions each day for teaching statistics for students from kindergarten-agethrough graduate school, as well as teaching statistics for people in the workplace and wider society. There were also sessions on the role of technologyin the teaching of statistics.

Dr. Tanis presented "Using


for Instructionin Undergraduate Probability and Statistics." His on-going work with MAPLE, which is a computer algebra system, has included using a spring, 1998, sabbatical leave to develop new materials for use with it.

Chemist honored Dr. Donald H. Williams, professor of chemistry, has received a national award for his ability to


with the public. The American Nuclear Society presented Dr. Williams its "Public Communications Award" for 1998 on Tuesday, June 9, during the society's National Meeting in Nashville,Term. He was recognized for his ability to explain complicated issues in understandable terms as they relate to nuclear power production and nuclear waste. Dr. Williams has taught at


for 29

years, and chairs the state committee charged with examining ways to handle

Dr. Donald Williams

the low-level-radioactive waste generated

in Michigan.


has consulted often for

Department of Energy's Office of CivilianRadioactive Waste Management, the U.S.

the office charged with the responsibility of isolating high-level-radioactive waste.

He has created a course at Hope on the environmentalconsequencesof electrical power generation. He has recentlypresented the topic of nuclear waste issues as a keynote address for nationaleducation groups such as the

ElderhostelInstitute. He conducts workshops for teachers on these and related subjects nearly every


be best met by informed citizens working with professionalsin open dialogue with respect and attention to detail." Dr. Williams noted that he has appreciated being able to serve as an impartial source for those wrestling with the issues, legislatorsamong them. "Being with a private college has given me the objectivity sought by legislativestaff members who seek for a reality check, a situationthat I treasure," he said. The national"Public Communications


"Nuclear waste will not disappear through opposition to nuclear power," Dr. Williams said. "In fact, this challenge can

includes a cash prize and a plaque. In 1986, Dr. Williams won a similar award from the Michigan Section of the American Nuclear Society,uk

Athletic training accredited Hope

the first private liberal arts college, and also only the fourth institution of any type, in the state of Michigan to have its athletic training program receive is

accreditation. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) has awarded the new program accreditationfor five years, the maximum period allowed.The accreditationbecame effective in April. Athletic trainersare allied health care professionals who prevent, manage and rehabilitateinjuries in physically active populations. Approximately90 colleges and universities nationwide have received accreditation for their athletic training programs. The other three institutions in Michigan to hold

accreditation are Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University and Grand Valley State University. According to Dr. Richard Ray, who is coordinator of the athletic trainingeducation program and an associateprofessor of

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kinesiology at Hope, the accreditationis coming soon in ath-

crucial given changes letic

trainer certification.

"Starting in 2004, only graduates of accredited programs will be eligible for certification," he said. "So it was necessary for us if we are going to stay in this

an accredited program." The method being phased out is the one followed by Hope prior to creating its current program, and still widely-used business to develop

elsewhere: allowing students to participate in a clearly-outlinedinternshipexperience. According to Dr. Ray, each year about 600 institutionsare producing candidates for certification— approval to work in the field the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA).



feels it likely that the stringent




defines 49 standards that programs should meet — will limit the number of programs able to produce athletic trainers. "Which is good for the profession," he said. "Because it means that when you hire an athletic trainer, you know what you're getting.You know the skills that they have and what they can do, and that hasn't always been true."

Another likely result. Dr. Ray noted, is programs will experience increased demand, since some 5,000 students nationwide seek certificationeach year but will have fewer options from which to choose. Athletic training is one of three majors offered through the college's departmentof that the certified

kinesiology (the others are exercisescience and physical education). The major consists of 48 credit hours in a variety of disciplines, out of the 126 hours all Hope students must complete to graduate. As was also true through the internship program, the athletictraining students must also completeat least 1,500 hours of clinical work under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer. To obtain certification,they must subsequently pass a . three-part NATA examination. Students must apply to participate in the major, with the number of slots limited by the field placements available.There were 20 enrolled during 1997-98, and eight

freshmen are coming in with the new school year.

The program produced its first three graduates in May: Tonia Bruins of Zeeland,Mich.; Kelly Gilroy of Lansing, Mich.; and Lisa Jutte of Clayton, Ohio,


Practical application for students is an important component of the college’s athletic training program, which recently sought and earned — national accrediation.



Finding Hope

in Liverpool, literally

In the final analysis, serendipity




Simon Lee, the newly appointed rector (president)of a college formed from three smaller institutions in Liverpool,England, had spent some time in the United States. When his new institution needed a name, he recalled his positive encounters with Hope College. He also liked Hope's


appellation. As a result, some two years ago, his institution became Liverpool Hope University College. Liverpool Hope serves 4,000 Anglicanand Roman Catholic students in northwest

England. The name choice turned out to be a harbinger of things to come. In addition to sharing a common moniker, Hope and Liverpool Hope have startedsharing students as well. The new exchange joins an international education program that sends Hope students around the world, and brings students from around the world to Hope. During the fall and spring semestersof 1997-98, 78 Hope students studied abroad in 25 nations on six continents,while 65 students from 33 nations came to Hope. Another 218 students participatedin foreign study in 10 nations this summer. Each study-abroadopportunity has its niche. The relationship with Liverpool Hope has proven especially welcome to Hope's department of education, which for years had sought to add an internationalexperience. "Until this spring it was difficult for studentsin the departmentwho wished to study overseas to do so without remaining at Hope for additional semesters," said Richard Mezeske '69, assistant professor of education. "The growing Hope-Liverpool Hope relationshipprovided the venue for such a program." The department's experience provides a good case study for examining the role that learning abroad can play, both for students and an academic program alike. Education has establishedboth a semester-long exchange program and a May Term course. The semesterprogram meets the participants'student teaching requirementwhile giving them long-term immersion in an overseas setting. The May Term, a three-week, four-creditcourse, focuses on one topic, literacy, while also emphasizing a differentcultural

A new relationship with an familiarly-named university in Liverpool has added a new dimension to international education at Hope, and has proven a particularboon to the department of education. Above, senior Erin Beckman of Scottville, Mich., works with elementary students at St. Vincent’s Roman Catholic Primary School.

Term, since England is adopting a national literacy curriculum. According to ProfessorMezeske, the curriculum specifies what all elementary school teachers will do for reading, writing and languagearts instructionat each grade level each day. Dr. Donk noted that as debate in the U.S. includes how to enhance literacy, taking an outsider'sview on how another nation is handling the problem proved instructive."This was really a good opportunity for the students to understandthe implicationsof a nationalcurriculum beyond sound bites and


partisan views," he said.

The Liverpool Hope May Term is an overseas version of the department's reading and languagearts course focusing on students in grades three to six. During its three weeks, three teams of Hope students rotated between three elementary schools in the Liverpoolarea: ChildwallChurch of England Primary School, Knotty Ash County Primary School and St. Vincent's Roman Catholic Primary School. In addition to witnessing literacy instructionand assessment, the Hope students taught mini-lessons and tutored students,and participatedin a development workshop for literacy faculty.

He found the same to be true where diversityis concerned, since Liverpool is an urban area with a diverse population.

was definitely a great way to student teach.” — Sally Ware ’98

Professor Mezeske, who co-led the course with Dr. Teunis Donk, associateprofessor of education, values the comparisons the program makes possible. "While it was apparent that children in British schools are very much like children elsewhere, and that the teaching profession encounters many of the same ups and downs as do teachers in the United States,several differences between the two systems were immediatelyapparent," he said. "British classrooms typically service 30 to 40 students,"he

said. "Resourcesin the form of textbooks are very much limited;students often copy into tablets what is dictated to them." Literacy was a particularlyappropriate topic for the May


do things. She observed some practices that she would like to try in her own classroom, and others that she feels won't work well in the U.S. She's also come to more strongly value qualitiesof schooling in the U.S. — such as what she sees as greater innovation in the classroom than in Europe. She also found lessons in ways that might seem unexpected. "There's no language barrier, but it was hard to get used to the accents,"Ware said. "I could not understanda word English

"This is a great opportunityfor our students to experience diversityin a different cultural setting," he said.

they said in the beginning." In addition, substantial differences in American and English idiom kept her thinking not only of what the students

The students, for their part, rate the experience highly. "It was a great time," said senior Erin Beckman of Scottville, Mich. "The teachers were more than willing to

meant bv what thev said, but of how to assure that they could understandher. "It makes you a more flexible teacher,"she said. "I think

work with us and have us be a part of their classroom." Beckman was especiallymoved by what she saw at Knotty Ash, where many of the students are hearing-impaired and

that's really important."



dents at Childwall. Armed with what she'd learned at Hope about education in the U.S., Ware appreciated having a chance to see how the

learn sign language.

"They do more mainstreaming,and it was interestingto to see how they mainstream kids there,"she said. "It almost brought tears to my eyes to see these kids signing and learning through a whole other language." "I think that a year from now when I'll be teaching, having been on this program will help a ton," said senior Mark Youngs of Belding, Mich. "It helped me realize how much freedom we have over here not having a national curriculum." While the May Term only recentlyfinishedits first run, the semester exchange is nearing its second. The program began in the fall of 1997, when two students from Liverpool Hope, Claire Noble and Emma Hunt, completed their student teaching at Holland's Longfellow Elementary School. It continued in the spring, with educationstudents Kim Collins '98 of Dearborn Heights, Mich., and Sally Ware '98 of Burr Oak, Mich., spending the semester in England. The numbers have doubled for 1998-99, with four Liverpool Hope education students coming to Holland this fall, and four from Hope travelingto Liverpool for the spring. "It was definitely a great way to student teach," said Ware, who worked with "year three" (second grade) stu-


In the case of the semester exchanges, education students aren't the only ones connecting with Liverpool

Hope. Seniors

Christine Dykstra of Ludington,Mich., and Gina Rowe of Portage, Mich., each also spent the spring there. Three other

Hope students will be going this fall, their fields including communication,English and psychology. Like Ware, Dykstra — who is a sociology and psychology double major — found the experience broadening. "Everythingwas a differentperspective,''she said. "I have a much more world-wide view on things." In fact, while she enrolled in a full slate of classes, including some unusual (for Hope) offeringslike parapsychology,

she found the best lessons came outside of class. She especially appreciated being just one American among many British students, and having a chance to travel. "It wasn't as much academic as it was about life and the

world and the way things work," she said.


would do


again in a second."

Her sentimentwas echoed by senior Greg Vaughan of Traverse City, Mich., who was one of the 19 May Term students, and has hinted that he'd be happy to help next year's group. "It was something 1 think everyone on the group would do again," he said. "I've been bugging my professors— 1 tell


that they need a student assistant next year."ijt

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Alumni Profile

By Greg Olgers ’87

The youngest survivors At

age five, Milt Nieuwsma ’63 sat on the lap of a kindly old Dutch lady who told him stories while visiting his




He didn't really understandwho she was at the time, but was Corrie ten Boom, author of The Hiding Place, a Christian who had been imprisonedin a concentrationcamp by the Nazis for hiding Jewish mothers and their children during World War II. Now an adult, he, too, is telling stories, and with something of ten Boom's spirit. He is the author of Kinderlager, which relates the experiences of three Jewish children who survived Auschwitz-Birkenau. The book's title was the Germans' name for the "children's camp" at Auschwitz. The three women featured in Kinderlager were six, seven and 10 when AuschwitzBirkenau was liberatedby the Soviets on Jan. 27, 1945. They were among the youngestof the 7,000 survivors. ten Boom stayed with Nieuwsma's family brieflyin the early Post-War era, while his father was pastor of the Bethel Reformed Church in Bellflower, Calif. His direct recollectionsof the encounter reflect typical five-year-old's sensibility."I remember thinking how much she looked like my grandmother— her hair in a bun; the same age; and the Dutch accent," said Nieuwsma, who now lives in Holland, Mich. "Not 'til much later when Dad mentioned her in a sermon did I realize who she was," he said. "That was really my first awareness, and I was always very proud of what she did and of what other people like her did, and how, during the war." Nieuwsma went on to a 21-year career in hospitaladministration. He later worked in development for New Brunswick Theological Seminary in New Jersey, and is currently a fund-raising consultant for the Reformed Church in America. Through the years, he has also worked as a freelance writer and photojoumalist, including as a regular contributor to The Chicago Tribune. He has also taught writing and journalismat Wayne State Universityin Detroit, Mich., Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., and Saint Xavier later he realized that she


Auschwitz-Birkenau’s youngest survivorsare shown in a still from a film made by the Soviets after liberating the death camp in 1945. In the hope that today’s young people might learn important lessons about tolerance,Milt Nieuwsma ’63 has chronicled the stories of three of them in the book Kinderlager. (Both photos this page courtesy of Milt


University in Chicago,


block,"' he said. "He didn't have the girls' tattoo


developed from a long-standing interest in writing about the experiences of children during World War II. He decided to focus on the three young Jewish Auschwitz survivors after interviewing the first of them, Tova Friedman, and being especiallymoved by Kinderlager, his first book,

her story.

Friedman introducedhim to the others, Rachel Hyams and Frieda Tenenbaum. Remarkably,the three had all initially come from the same town in central Poland, Tomaszow Mazowiecki. After the war, they all immigrated to the United States or Canada. Their first-personaccounts in Kinderlagerevolved from Nieuwsma's interviews. "It was very difficult for them," he said. "They shared things with me that they had not shared with their own families."

"There were only 600 children under the age of 18 still camp on January 27, 1945, and about 180 of them were under the age of 14,"

alive when the Soviets liberated the

Nieuwsma said. That Friedman, Hyams and Tenenbaum were among them, he said, was due to their mothers' resourcefulnessand "just pure luck."

"For example, two of them — Tova and Rachel — were sent

chamber together,"Nieuwsma said. "They were literally standing in the dressingroom with the towels wrapped around themselves. They could see the iron door to the gas chamber. Tova, the elder, recalledthat." "And the SS guard comes in with the pages on his clipboard, and he just shouts 'Damns!'— 'Get them out. Wrong to the gas









On another occasion,Tenenbaum, her mother, cousin and aunt were waiting to go into the gas chamber when the group of prisoners forced to move the corpses from the gas chambers to the ovens managed to blow up the ovens with explosives that had been smuggled into the camp. "So they got sent back to their barracks,"Nieuwsma said. "These are instancesof how close they came to being executed," he said.

Nieuwsma has ence,

written his book for a "young adult" audihoping to make an impression upon readers who are at

a formative stage.

"I used simple, direct language, because I

wanted to


these storiesaccessibleto young readers, at an age when they're so malleable, when racial prejudices start

during World War II, we kill them a second time," Nieuwsma said. "We need to be able to confront the monster that lurks in the bottom of our soul. Mark Twain put it this way: everyone has a dark side, like the moon, that he never shows to anybody. It's that dark side that I want people to come to terms with." The need is particularlyacute, he feels, since the sort of intolerance that led to the Holocaust is not unique to the Nazi Germany of the 1930s and 1940s. "Tire tragedy is that history repeats itself," he said. "We've seen holocausts on a lesser scale in places like Somalia, Bosnia, Cambodia — 'When will we ever learn?,' as


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back to their barracks."

A total of six millionJews died in the Holocaust, about 25 percent of them children. Auschwitz-Birkenau, one of three complexes at Auschwitz (Oswiecim)in Poland, was the most notorious of the Nazis' camps, claiming some 1.5 million


numbers on

a clerical error, so he sent them

forming," he said. "If we turn our back on what happened to these children


ence as a result of this book," he said.


was simply

Jewish experi-


came to identifyvery closely with

his clipboard. It

the song goes."

"So maybe this book will add a little tiny piece to these remindersthat we constantly need," he said. "If this book will help one kid become more accepting of other people, more tolerant of them, then I feel it will have succeeded." (Editor'sNote: Kinderlagerwas releasedon july 22 by Holiday House in Neiv York.)




The voice

of experience:

Reflections from '41 to '99 show that frosh pairings strong friendships can of being in a


The college’s sophomores, juniors and

choose roommates. Although

seniors typically their

some freshmen sign-on with a specific roommate in mind, most don’t. Correspondingly,each freshman completes a questionnairethat features 17 yes-no and multiple choice questions and

includes space for written comments. Specificsrange from interest in socializing

and neatness, to feelings about smoking and alcohol,to religiousfaith. A specially-commissioned upperclassman then spends all summer seeking to pair compatible,if not kindred, spirits. Those nonsmokers who indicate that they plan to study less than two hours daily, prefer a messy room and seek constant socialization will not be matched with others who do smoke, intend to graft themselves to their books, are meticulous housekeepersand want things kept quiet. The sum is this: althoughthey're currently together on the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre stage, Oscar Madison and Felix Unger likely wouldn't find themselves paired as freshman roommates at Hope. This year's roommate matcher is Todd Lucas '98 of Kalamazoo, Mich., a psychology major. He's found that the easiest matches can happen in 30 seconds, while he's agonizedover others for as long as 20 minutes. "I think that one of the things that's neat about a school like Hope is that it's small enough that you can pay attentionto details like this, and maybe give people a better roommate than you could at a larger school," he said. The questions are refined periodically. For example, the forms formerly asked the

incoming students whether or not they generally went to bed before midnight. It

"We, Phyllis Newcastle Jalving and Margaret BilkertLemmer, Class of '41, have known each other since we were nine — but have been special friends since our freshman year at Hope. "Fun, laughs, tears, jam sessions, dates, 'spreads,' hikes on the four-mile,green berets,

these filledour days and nights. "Our paths have sometimes taken different routes, back and forth. Both married,raised families. Now we find ourselvesback in Kalamazoo, where we began over 60 years ago." Phyllis Newcastle'41 Jalving Kalamazoo,Mich. Margaret Bilkert '41 Lemmer Kalamazoo,Mich.


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turned out that about 80 percent did. Experience has shown, though, that about 80 percent of college students don't, regardless of their practice before enrolling. Given the shift in lifestyle, the question was meaningless, and was dropped. Hope has matched roommates by taste for decades. Isla Pruim '24 Van Eenenaam

who joined the Hope staff in 1961 and retired as dean of women in 1968, remembers gathering letters from parents and students both when matching the

of Holland,


together. Mom and dad wrote

about their daughter's upbringing, and the student discussed many of the same preferences detailed in the forms of today. "It was really very interestingand kind of fun," Van Eenenaam said of the matching process. "We had very, very few changes once we put the women together.

We found that

[the system] was very helpful in developingthe relationship."

The student-completed cards have long since supplanted the letter-writing campaign, and although the technology exists to go higher-tech, the cards are likely to endure. According to Derek Emerson '85, who directorof housing and judicial affairs at Hope, many collegesand universities have automated the process, having computers

from grow

new and


the greatest. And, he was there


our four years at Hope, still offeringfriendship and counsel. My folks came to know him well and I'm sure they felt better with him as my



is fondly

remembered and


missed since his death in 1997." — David Noel '67 Toledo, Ohio "In the fall of 1975, 13 new students and four returning sophomores met in Cluster 25 of Dykstra Hall. Eleven of the 'clusterettes' are still in touch with each other, 23 years later! We've attended weddings and funerals,had bridal showers, sent baby gifts and Christmas cards over the years. "The memories of that first year together in that cluster will last forever. We all participated in Nykerk, and the sophomores went out of their way to leave us notes and gifts, gettingus into the spirit of Nykerk and the sisterhoodthat went along with it. We chose 'SecretSanta' names that Christmasand had specialparties for big events such as Freshman Informal. As the cleaning ladies will remember, we ate lots of popcorn, studying and playing together in the duster, rather than hiding out in our rooms."

Laura Earle 79 Probst Lawton, Mich.


weigh the students' responses and make the matches accordingly. While the computers do better than the random "throw the forms down the stairs" method, they can't, in Emerson'sview, compete with the personal touch — an approach that he notes sets Hope apart not only quantitatively, but qualitativelyas well.

"We've had such a high success rate matching up by hand that we continue to do

he said. "That's what Hope's about. It's about people," Emerson said. "It's reading the cards, and reading the comments, and reading the comments that go off the line it,"

and around the comer of the card." "It's about taking your time and doing it

right," he said,


"Sharing a bedroom, and lots of other was not a real-lifeexperience for me, since I have only one brother and things, with a sibling

he's 16 years older. Thus,

I anticipateda 'roommate' at Hope College with a mix of anxiety and curiosity. Thanks largely to the young man that God, and some college staff, linked me with for all but one semester at Hope, I had the best of such experiences. His name was Ken Van Tol '67, from Hawthorne, New Jersey. "In our first few days together,he offered much friendliness.He really knew more folks on campus than 1 did, and he helped me begin to build a circle of acquaintances and friends, and then we both expanded it. He was there those first few days and weeks, when my sense


"On the drive over from Ann Arbor for the freshmanyear, I wondered aloud with my parents what my 'computerdate' roommate, Dan Gundersen, would look like. T knew a Gundersen when I was in college at Wheaton,' my mother said, 'and he was short and blond.' When we walked into my room in Kollen Hall, we found not only that my roommate was short and blond, but that he was also the son of the Gundersen my mother once knew. "But the coincidences didn't end. Both our fathers were the only child in a large family to eschew the family business and leave town in

start of



enter the Presbyterianministry; both of

them had since left parish ministry to go into social work. Both of us, we also learned,were passionate young-Democrats in the largely young-RepublicanHope campus who intended to major in poli. sci. "We roomed together all four years, except for off-campus semesters (me in Washington, D.C.; Dan in Philadelphia),spent time together on vacations, stood up in each other's weddings, and continue to see each other. We now, coincidentally, live 30 minutes apart, both outside Philadelphia, and continue to share professionaland personal interests." Jeff Krehbiel '82 Wilmington, Del.

"What did we have in common? Two girls from N.J., pen pals since we met at summer camp (Warwick Conference Center) in '81, and we both had brothers at Hope College.That was what made us decide to become freshman roommates after we realized we had chosen the same school. "Oh, and the memories we made! There was hardly a dance or special event we missed

Hitting the books during a quiet moment, Archives of Holland.)




We also enjoyed complainingabout s everything from boyfriends,to winter weather, if to midwestem-stylepizza. And the memon&- x didn't stop there! We shared livingquartersall D four years at Hope, except for Marcia's [Marcia ie Sayer '87 Davis] semester in & "So what do we have in common more than to 10 years after we graduated from Hope? We're n that year.

England. pen




both married, enjoy gardening and are still pals (via e-mail). The ironic thing is that even though we missed New Jersey so much,

Michigan." Berkey

both live in Elizabeth Buurma '87 Fenton,






"What we [Amy Duran '88 Moon Susan Walter '88 Hayashi]

feel is





sharing is the importance of working through u the difficult times. There were times when \ was not always easy living together in our small room. In addition,we had real conflicts and neither of us were sure if our friendship would survive. Over time, we worked through the challenging periods and today we celebrate our friendship. We know each other in ways that very few people know each other, and that is because we lived togetherway back when. « We can pick up the phone after a period of tinu and catch up like it was yesterday.^ We feel so lucky to be able to share each other’slives, e wouldn'ttrade having had each other as roommates, arid the relationshipwe developed |



somethingwe cherish.The thousandsof miles which separate us can't stop our friendship — Susan Walter '88 Hayashi Lubbock, Texas


"The summer before my freshman year at Hope I 1UUU I 1 played UlClVCU in 111 a doubles tennis tournament with a friend from high school. We a^va[u -



to the finals and after the match, we asked ou

opponents where they were from and « school they went to, typical smaU talk.



both just graduated from Fremont High and were planning to attend Aquinas Lo egc told them I had also just graduated from n.P


memories had all been RAs in Dykstra. While the two of us roomed together, we took a vacation to Disney World, where we ended up being Grand Marshals in the noon-time parade; we visited each other during summers and sometimes on ChristmasBreak; we stayed up late with each other to help write papers and study for tests;and together we developedthe original 'study-do' hairstyle.We were also news, sports and weather girls on WTHS for two years in addition to participatingin college events, such as Nykerk, together.As we didn't want our wonderfulfreshman year to end, we stayed in town for the first few weeks in May to lead tours on Windmill Island. We also worked togetherat VanWylen Library for two years. "We were there for each other through the fun of dating new people, the pain of breaking rip and finally the excitement of each other's engagements,which of course led to being in each other's weddings." Laura Dennis '91 Avolio Novi, Mich. Heidi Slack '91 Chamness Holland, Mich.


experience at Hope were the best my life so far, and so much of that depended on the friends I made along the way. I remember moving into Dykstra Hall room 311 and feeling more miserable than I ever had before,I was so afraid of leaving my parents and family for an entire year. This was a girl that couldn'teven go to summer camp without homesick tears for half a week. "But I remember moving in and instantly becoming close friends with tire roommate that I was assigned,Sarah. 1 don't know how Hope does it, but we were matched perfectly! We stayed up for at least three hours just lying in our beds talking that first night. And somewhere down the line, many weeks later after we finally ventured out of our rooms into the years of

hope to be a friend to someone was to me. Scott and I were roommates together our freshman

"One day


like Scott Bishop


an early view of

Kollen Hall. (Photo courtesy of the Hope College Collectionof the Joint

Hope College in good friend from school who was going to Hope by the name of Dave Conley. I still remember saying on the tenniscourt, Til have to remember that name.' Believe it or not, when I got home from the


school and was on


the fall. They

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said they had a

tournament that day I received my roommate notice card from Hope. My roommate was going to be David A. Conley! "Dave and I are very good friends to this day. We roomed together all four years at Hope, have been in each other's wedding (I was the best man in his wedding. My brother Rob was my best man, otherwise Dave would have been.), and our families have vacationed together. We talk to each other at least two or three times a week, mostly about investment, and our wives are good friends as well. Needlessto say, it is a challenge to keep our long-distance phone bills under control."

Jon Riekse '89

Grand Ledge, Mich.




always wished


knew the person with Deanna


who assigned me to


Fordham (now Kohl) in Gilmore in the fall of 1986 — 1 would love to thank them for introducingme to the person who quickly




became my dearest friend. "I'm sure Deanna was more than a little worried in our first few weeks at Hope — this only child went through a bit of adjustment while learning to live in close quarters with another person. One of the first comments I made to Dea was, 'You're not one of those crazy people who sleeps with the window open all night, are you?' (she was, and I became one, too). I also didn't respond well to her habit of waking up and literallysinging in the morning as she was gettingout of bed. "I grew to love this wonderfulfriend for her terrificsense of humor (one year's April Fools' joke on me was putting my alarm clock in my backpack, set to go off in the middle of class), her unsurpassed ability to tell a story, and most particularly her kindness and understanding.

"We lived together all four years at Hope (joiningwith four other wonderful friends in Venema during our junior and senior years), sang together in Chapel Choir and visited each other in the summers. I was Deanna's maid of honor, and was present at the baptism of her daughter and more recently her daughter's third birthday party." Yvette M. VanRiper '90 Flat Rock, Mich.

assigned as year. We lived together in Durfee Hall on the third floor for our first two years, in Centennial Park apartments our junior year and in College East our senior year. One of my favorite memories of Scott is from our freshman year after we had played on the junior varsity basketball team together.He had received a trophy as the team captain,while I won the trophy for the most improved. We didn't have enough room on our dresser to put the trophiesside by side, so one had to sit behind the other. Every time I came in the room, I would notice that my trophy was in front of his. I would put his back in front of mine, but every time I came back, my trophy was the one back in front. This switch probably took place 50 times, but he never spoke of it. "That was Scott to a tee, putting others before himself without any recognitionfor it. Sometimes you can leam a lot from a person without them saying a word. "Besides my wife, Scott is the best friend I ever had. He encouraged me, laughed with me, cried with me, challenged me and listened to me. 1 think of him every day. So, do I think Hope did a good job of connecting these two wide-eyed freshmen? If not Hope, then someone did. [I]f all I got for my tuition money was a friendshipwith Scott that lasted 10 years, it was money well spent." (Editor's note: Scott Bishop '92 died on






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"In the early summer of 1987, Hope College matched us up as freshman roommates. After talking on the phone, we planned to meet in our future dorm room a few weeks before the start of school. When we first met, we excitedly planned a color scheme for our room and as we parted with a hug, we knew that it would be the beginning of a good friendship. Little did we know how strong and lasting it would be. It didn't end with graduation in 1991, but has remained strong and will truly be a lifetime friendship despite the three-hour distancebetween us. "We ended up living together all four years of college.The first two were spent in Dykstra Hall, and the second two were spent in Beeuwkes Cottage with five other girls who

March 15,


cluster, Sarah and I found the third musketeer!

Melissa lived in the room across from ours and we had seen her very little up till then. I don't really know how it happened,but the three of us were inseparable. "The most memorable part of our friendship was the numerous hours we spent just living in our room, laughing until our stomachs hurt (or we got written up), and talking about everything from relationshipsto how we would escape from a fire by sitting in our storage crates and floating to the ground with all the popcorn we had in the room! "I since transferredto and Sarah to Michigan, but I want these girls to know how much they meant to me and how much I will never forget them or what they did for me." Emily LaLonde '99 Kalamazoo, Mich.



Cal Hodgson '92 Fowlerville, Mich.

"Angie and I were blindly matched' as roommates our freshman year in Dykstra Hall.

Betsy Buurma ’87 Berkey and Marcia Sayer ’87 Davis, sophomores in Kollen Hall.

The numbers speak

hit it off quite well, but our person-

alities and interests

In the end, the overwhelmingnumber

the spectrum, and

were on opposite ends of we weren't sure the frienda day after the end of the

of heartfelt responses— from alumni

ship would last year. "As it turns out, it was those differences that cemented our friendship.We each joined different sororities, formed differentgroups of friends, and followed different paths of studies, but all the while relished the closenessthat had grown from sharing our very first experiences at Hope College together." Kathy Mixer '95 South Africa

and students spanning 60 years — to our request for reflections couldn'tfit within the confinesof this publication (even after we doubled the space we’d planned to use...). These pages feature excerpts from several, but we didn't want the rest to be lose All of the stories are available in their entirety at the college's Web sice, accessible at



News four-daytournamentheld in Palm Springs,

community, and his loyalty to friends and

Mich. He has service of any physician



in Pontiac,

Class Notes News and informationfor class notes, marriages, advanced degrees and deaths are compiled for news from Hope College by Greg Olgers '87. News should be mailed to: Alumni News; Hope College Public Relations; 141 E. 12th St.; PO Box 9000; Holland, Ml 49422-9000. Internet users may send to: alumni@hope.edu All submissionsreceived by the Public Relations Office by Monday, July 13, have been included in this issue. Because of the lead time requiredby this publication's production schedule,submissions receivedafter that date (with the exception of obituary notices) have been held for the next issue, the deadline for which is Tuesday, Sept. 22.

1930s Henry

urological practice at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

Beukema '38 of San Diego, Calif.,a retired RCA clergyman and former Navy chaplain, has establishedtwo endowed scholarship funds, one in memory of his late wife, Jeanette Aggen ’30, and the other to honor Ernestine Klerekoper '30 upon 28 years of a happy marJ.


Jack Leenliouts '38 and Thelma Kooiker '39 Leenhouts of Holland, Mich., won the gold medal in the age 80-plus mixed doubles competition in tennis during the Michigan Senior Olympics, held in Frankenmuth, Mich., in June

the longest term of

in a full-time active practice on the medical staff of more than 600 physicians. Eunice Post '48 Begg of Bexleyheath, Kent, England, is retired from a teachingcareer that included positions in Bahrain, Doha and Baghdad; she also taught in England, at both a boys' school and a girls' school that between the teachers and studentsincluded 43 nationalities. In retirement she has also helped with her grandchildren'sschooling. Shirley Visser '48 Helmink and husband Cecil of Holland, Mich., won the gold medal in the age 70-plus mixed doubles competition in tennis during the Michigan Senior Olympics, held in Frankenmuth, Mich., in June of 1998. Kenneth Weller '48 and Shirely Gess '50 Weller of Knoxville, Iowa, are being recognized for their serviceby Central College of Pella, Iowa, which has named its new " Weller Center for Businessand International Studies'' in their honor. Ken was Central's presidentfor more than 20 years, from 1969 to 1990. The $3.8 million,25,000-square-footcenter is due to open in time for fail classes in 1999. Joyce Muilenburg'49 Booher of Batavia, N.Y., notes that her children gave her a computer for her 75th birthday so that she could "get in on the e-mail loop." still

1950s Akker '51

of 1998.

coordinatorof chaplaincyservices in a Presbyterianretirementcommunity,

Andy Nyboer

'39 of Rockford, 111.,has established three endowed scholarship funds at Hope: the John Nyboer Scholarship, named for his father and designated for students preparing for a field in Christianservice; the Marion A. Nyboer Scholarship, named for his wife and designated for female students involved in Christian service; and a third for pre-seminary

Westminster-Asbury Towers and Manor, and





pastor of visitation in Bayshore Community Church, all in Bradenton,Fla. Suzellen Roest '51 Webb and husband Arthur are living in. Rockford, 111., followinghis retire-

ment from the ministry of The United Methodist Church after having served as



pastor for 49 years.

James Harvey '52 of Upper Marlboro, Md„ won two "Jenny Awards" for Christian writing at the June awards ceremony of the Northern Virginia Christian Writer's Fellowship.His book The Resurrection - Ruse or Reality? won first

1940s John Muller '42 was installed as pastor of the Newton Zion Reformed Church in rural Erie, 111., on Thursday, May 21, 1998. Paul Fried '46 of Holland, Mich., was featured in the May /June, 1998, issue of Michigan History magazine. The article reviews his life and career, from the persecutionof his family by the Nazi regime in Germany during World War II, through his servicein translation during the American Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, through his career as a member of the history faculty and director of international education at Hope, to his current activities. Dale Drew '47 of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., was honored for his 42 years of continuous active

place in the book competition,and his play of the same name drawn from the book won first place in the drama competition. Both will be published by Sovereign Publicationsof Lexington,Ky., in February of 1999. Hendrik Parson '52 is retired and living with wife Georgia in Sullivans Island, S.C. He serves as a volunteerfor the National Park Service. He also reports that son Ronald is a commander in the U.S.


Roger Visser '52 of Virginia Beach, Va., is a member of the Virginia Beach Raptors, a seniors tennis doubles team. The Raptors won the 1997 United States Tennis Association(USTA) Senior, over 50, 4.0 National Championship, a

Alumni Board of Directors Officers Claire Vander Meulen '75 Gibbs, President, Melbourne,Fla. Bruce Brumels '59, Vice-President,Lake City, Mich. Michael Percy '86, Secretary,Mentor, Ohio

Board Members Ruth Anne Hascup '80 Burgener, Flanders,N.J.


Vicky TenHaken '81 Hawken, Baldwinsville, N.Y.

John Hensler '85, Royal Oak, Mich.

Doris Kellom '80, Arlington,Mass.

Michelle Baker '89 Laverman,Phoenix, Ariz.

JenniferLiggett'80, Kalamazoo,Mich.

Karen Gralow 75 Mashuta, Schenectady, N.Y.

Dan McCue

Kara McGillicuddy '98, Okemos, Mich.

'99, Bexley,Ohio

'81 Griffin, Fort

Worth, Texas

Neil Petty '57, Honeoye,N.Y.

Linda Selander '64 Schaap, Barrington,111.

Jane Terpstra '82, Minneapolis, Minn.

JenniferTrask '00, Elm Hall, Mich.

Richard Webster '84, Sterling, Va. James Van Eeenenaam '88, Monarch Beach, Calif. Martha Corbin '72 Whiteman, Indianapolis,Ind.

Liaison Lynne Powe


Alumni Director

Please accept our invitationto visit the Alumni Office electronically:

Walter Mayer '53


Silver Spring, Md., is editor

of Ultrasonics,a technical journal published by Elsevier Science, headquartered in


first directorof the

'57 has been

Van Andel



Institute in

Grand Rapids, Mich.,

a position that will begin October of 1999. He is presently the director of the Division of Basic Sciences with the National Cancer Institute(NCI). Everett J. Nienhouse '58 of Ellsworth,Mich., reports that he recentlycelebrated the 22nd anniversary of the implant of his nuclear powered (plutonium 238) heart pacer. On April 1, 1976, he was the recipient of one of two prototypes engineered by a bioelectronicsfirm under contract by the then Atomic Energy Commission (now the NRC). One unit is in him; the other resides in the basementof the Smithsonian Institute! A recent evaluationof the pacer revealed that it is operating at 97 percentof its original capacity.Ev is extraordinarily pleased to be living in a day and age when an advancedtechnology (which he truly believes is divinely inspired) could provide such a remarkable life sustaining device. Dwayne "Tiger" Teusink '58 of Holland, Mich., is the new manager of the DeWitt Tennis Center at Hope College. He became a tennis teachingprofessional with the center in 1994. Vernon Hoffs '59 of Redlands, Calif., was elected vice-presidentof the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America for 1998-99 during the synod's 192nd meeting, which took place at Hope College and Western Theological Seminary on Friday-Wednesday,June 5-10. He is executive minister of the Classis of in

the Netherlands.

Don Piersma '53

of Zeeland, Mich., was a won the age 65-plus division gold medal in the three-on-three men's basketball competitionduring the


George Vande Woude

of the team that

Michigan Senior Olympics, held


Frankenmuth, Mich., in June of 1998. Robert J. Hoeksema '54 of New Brunswick, N.J., was recognized through a proclamation of thanks and well-wishing by the 192nd General Synod of the ReformedChurch in America on Tuesday, June 9, 1998. The proclamation came upon his retirementin recognitionof his lifetime of service to the denomination,most recently as director of supervisedministries and assistant professor of practical theology at New Brunswick TheologicalSeminary. Dave Kempker '54 of Zeeland, Mich., was a member of the team that won the age 65-plus division gold medal in the three-on-three men's basketball competitionduring the

Michigan Senior Olympics, held


Frankenmuth, Mich., in June of 1998. Jack Lamb '54 of Holland, Mich., won the age 65-plus divisiongold medal in pole vaulting during the Michigan Senior Olympics, held in Frankenmuth, Mich., in June of 1998. Jim Van Hoeven '54 and Mary Rozeboom '56 Van Hoeven are serving as international mission volunteers through the Presbyterian Church (USA) at Silliman University in the Philippines. Jim is teaching theology at the divinity school, and Mary is teaching Englishas a Second Languageat the university. Tom Keizer '55 of Rockford, Mich., retired on March 27, 1998, after serving as a Presbyterian


Carol Brandt '59 Yonkers and Russell Yonkers become grandparents for the eighth time (see "births" listing under Karen Dunsmore '83 Yonkers and Russell Yonkers Jr. '83).

'59 report that they have

pastor for the past 40 years.

Carl Failor '56 of Grand Rapids, Mich., retired December as RCEO of the Detroit Regional Planning Office. Bob Van Ark '57 of Jefferson City, Mo., retired from the State Tax Commission of Missouri on March 1, 1998. During a receptionheld in his honor in April, he receivedresolutions from the Governor's Office,the State Senate and the House of Representativescommemorating his knowledge of tax issues, his professional contributions to the state, his service to the in

1960s Jim Kaat '60 was enshrinedin the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Hall of Fame on April 16, 1998, during a ceremony held at Van Andel Arena. He spent 26 years in the major leagues, earning 16 Golden Glove awards, twice being named to All-Star teams and participating in two World Series campaigns. He is currentlya baseball broadcaster, working for the New York

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John Kleinheksel '60 is associatepastor for congregational care and nurture with First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank, NJ. He and Sharon Van'tKerkhoff'60 Kleinheksel have five grandchildren (and note that two of their

Hope alumni). Douglas Neckers '60 of Perrysburg,Ohio, will be recognized during the national American Chemical Society meeting in Boston, Mass., this month for his work as a photochemist. The meeting will feature a symposium titled"The Photochemistsof '38," the year that six distinguished photochemists were born. There will be a reception in his honor on Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Towers in Boston. He is currently executivedirector of the Center for PhotochemicalSciences at Bowling Green State University.He was previously a long-time member of Bowling Green's chemistry faculty. Marilyn Scudder '60 continueswork as a missionary opthalmologistat Mvumi Hospital in Tanzania with the Christian Blind Mission International and Reformed Church in America (RCA). Daryl Siedentop '60 of Westerville, Ohio, on July 1, 1998, became interim dean of the College of Education at The Ohio State University.He has been a member of the faculty there since 1970, serving most recently as senior associate dean. The new appointment runs through June children are



John Tysse '60 of Holland, Mich., was a member of the team that won the age 55-plus division gold medal in the three-on-three men's basketball competitionduring the

Michigan Senior Olympics, held


Frankenmuth, Mich., in June of 1998. Frederick Kruithof '61 of Kalamazoo, Mich., was elected presidentof the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America for 1998-99 during the synod's 192nd meeting, which took place at Hope College and Western Theological Seminary on Friday-Wednesday, June 5-10. He had served the previous year as vice president, and is pastor of Second Reformed Church of

Ohio, obtained his U.S. Coast Guard captain's license in 1997, and operates a boat excursionof the Cleveland,Ohio, waterfrontcalled "Speed & Cruise Rides." David W. Lubbers '68 of Kentwood, Mich., has retired as from the Michigan Air National Guard as a lieutenant colonelafter a 30-year career. He served most recently as the state public affairsofficer assigned to Headquarters, Michigan Air National Guard in Lansing, where he was responsiblefor publicizingthe effortsof the four Michigan Air NationalGuard units in the state.

John "Jack" Waterman '68 of The Woodlands, Texas, is vice president, regulatory affairs, with Aronex PharmaceuticalsInc. Phyllis Beck '69 retired from the United States Air Force on June 1, 1998, after 27.5 years and returnedhome to Scotia, N.Y. ChristineMarch '69 Kazen has begun employment as church businessadministratorat New Life Community Church (RCA) in Sayville, N.Y. Bill Klebe '69 of Shippensburg, Pa., is working in the Citicorp Development Group. Judy Munro '69 Klebe of Shippensburg, Pa., is special education advisor for the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Samuel Ndimbo '69 has been medical superintendent of St. Anne's Hospital in Liuli, Tanzania,since June of 1976. He retired at age 55 in mid-August, 1996, but writes that he continues on contract, "as it has been difficult to find a successor."He is also vicar general of the Diocese of Ruvuma. He and his wife, who is head teacher of Liuli Primary School, have five



Jon Smoker '69 of Elkhart, Ind., won his fifth national crown on Saturday,June 6, 1998, at the National Masters Powerlifting Championships. He won in the 170-pound class for lifters 50 and over. He set records with a 507-pound squat (the old record was 473), and 1,294 poimds total on three lifts (507 squat, 264 bench press and 523 deadlift).


Jim Hulst '63 of Holland, Mich., was a member of the team that won the age 55-plus division gold medalin the three-on-threemen's basketball competition during the Michigan Senior Olympics, held in Frankenmuth, Mich., in June of 1998. He was also a member of the team that won the age 50-plus divisionsilver medal in softball.

Jane Zwemer '63 Koeser of Poolesville, Md., works at the NationalRehabilitation Hospitalin Washington, D.C. She and husband Ross have four children, Ken, Karen, Doug and Greg; a daughter-in-law,Kathy; son-in-law, Andrew C. Shields;and four grandchildren, Kevin, Kristian, Megan and Natalie. Jon Schoon '63 of Holland, Mich., was a member of the team that won the age 55-plus division gold medal in the three-on-three men's basketball competitionduring the


Michigan Senior Olympics, held


Frankenmuth, Mich., in June of 1998. Ted DeLong '65 of Holland, Mich., was a member of the team that won the age 50-plus division silver medal in softball during the

Michigan Senior Olympics, held Frankenmuth, Mich.,


June of 1998. Patricia Ashwood '65 Haight has retired from a 32-year career teachingthird graders in Millbrook,N.Y., and moved this summer to Hampstead, N.C. Gary Gilmore '66 of La Crosse, Wis., is professor and director of community health with the Universityof Wisconsin. He has been named the vice chair of the Board of Commissioners, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, and received the 1998 National Professional Service Award from the American Associationfor Health Education. William Hultgren '66 of Dearborn, Mich., has receivedthe Detroit College of Business's community service award. He was selected in recognitionof his ongoing dedication to the area as well as the college. He has been the 19th DistrictCourt Judge since 1992. Frances Gralow '68 serves with Wycliffe Bible Translators, and has recently completed working in Columbia. She is hoping travel to Portugalin November to study Portugese,after

which she





Portugese-speakingcountriesin Africa. Daniel Kershner '68 of Richmond Heights,

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1970s Kenneth Bradsell '70 of Ridgewood,N.J., has been appointed assistant secretary of the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America.

David Corlett '70 of Claverack,N.Y., has been pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack for 22 years. He recently earned his D.Min. (see "Advanced Degrees"), receiving the John Randall Hunt Award for the outstanding thesis and top academic record of the graduating class from McCormick. His thesis project was "Spiritual Renewal in a Reformed Context." Marshall Anstandig '71 has been named to the newly created position of vice president/senior labor and employment counsel with Knight Ridder. He advises Knight Ridder and its newspaperson employment law matters and helps set strategy in labor relations. The company publishes31 daily newspapers in 28 U.S. markets,with a readershipof nine million daily and 12.6 million on Sundays. Merry Beth Morford '71 Grindahl of San Bernardino,Calif., has started pursuing a master's in teaching, at

Grand Canyon

of Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater,"in which she will sing with Susan Hermance '75 Fedak, mezzo soprano, at Westminster PresbyterianChurch in Albany (where Alfred V. Fedak '75, who will conduct the performance,is the organist). Also in the future are recitalswith Peter Walther '69, one of which will be at his church in Arnold, Md., where he is the organist. Greg Kalmbacher '73 and wife Carol are on furlough from their work with the Mpur people of Indonesia. Harold Modrow '73 is a lieutenant colonelin the United States Army, and is deputy commander of the U.S. Army Medical Materiel

Development Activity (USAMMDA).

USAMMDA is the military's only advanced developmentmedical researchfacility, and is

Conley Zomermaand

'77 has been serving as

senior pastor of the First ReformedChurch in Pella,Iowa, since March of 1998.

Sharon Adcock '78 of Manhattan Beach, Calif., attended the Greece/Turkeyalumni tour in May and June of 1998, and reports that she had a great time. Unfortunately, she notes, the day after her return she slipped and fell at LAX and broke her elbow/wrist. Brad Bose '78 of Stockholm,Sweden, currently works as a teacher and part-owner of Personal TrainingSchool in Stockholm. He writes for the largest sports newspaper in the country (Sportguiden) and the largest women's fitness magazine (Fitness)in Scandinavia. He is sponsored by and works for Nike, and travels throughout Scandinavia and eastern Europe,

responsiblefor developing and obtainingFDA

lecturing about exercise, fitness and

approval for all new drugs, vaccines and medical devices used by the U.S. Army, Navy

exercise/sports psychology. He originally came to Sweden as an American football strengthtraining coach, and his team has won the Swedish national title. He has co-authored a book on personal training,and is now working on two other books, one of which will be releasedin English in the United States in late 1998 or early 1999. He also owns his own fitnesscompany, "Shape Fitness International." David Dingman '78 of Winnetka, Calif.,is a corporaterecruiter with JWT Specialized Communications, a Divisionof J Walter Thompson,in Los Angeles,Calif. Brian Stauffer'78 of Holland, Mich., won the Lake Macatawa Triathlon on Saturday,June 20, 1998. He finished the half-mile swim, 24.8-milebike and 4.8-milerun in 1 hour, 39 minutes and 42 seconds. More than 200 men and women competed in the triathlon. Yumiko Sakaue '79 Aoyagi of Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan, is an assistant professor at Tokyo Seitoku College.

and Air Force.

Tara Leigh Tappert '73, after living and working as an independent scholar in Roanoke, Va., for the past seven years, has recently moved back to Washington, D.C., where she is continuingto work as a consultant. Carol van Voorst '73 moved in July of 1998 to Sarajevo, Bosnia, to be the chief of the political unit in the Office of the High Representative,

working on civilian implementationof Dayton Agreement. John Conatser '74 of Lincolnshire,



has been

president of the Berkshire Healthcare Corporationand managing director of the Berkshire Healthcare Group since 1993. The Berkshire HealthcareGroup owns and operates nursing homes in Illinois.He is also serving his second term as an elected Trusteeof the Village of Lincolnshire.

Nick Lam '74 of Kalamazoo, Mich., is president of the Michigan Public Purchasing Officers Association.Tire organization, which has more than 150 members, has a 27-year history of promoting professional,public purchasingin schools, counties, cities and the state. He is the purchasing director for the City of Kalamazoo. Kathy Karle '75 Lievense of Traverse City, Mich., is director of development for The State Theatre Group in TraverseCity. Jeffrey Pett '75 of Holland, Mich., is chief operating officer for Huizenga Manufacturing

Group and presidentof JR Automation Technologies. Ruben Ferrol '76 writes, "I'm a rich Hope College graduate shucking deli meat at a local supermarket in Allentown,Pa. ..Oh, by the way, I managed to earn a commerical pilot's license with the instrumentrating... I also had a bit part in a â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Pee Wee Herman' movie that didn't make it to the theaters.. .In addition, I'm also a seasonal 'lager lugger' at Yankee Stadium and Madison Square Garden. ..I'm married to a saintly woman; together we are raising two girls...Life is good!!" Susan Walkotten '77 McKay and husband Lee live in Orange Park, Fla. She has been transferred to the Mortgage Division of Alltel InformationServices, and is a businessanalyst in mortgage applicationdevelopment. The



located in Jacksonville, Fla.

1980s Moira Poppen '80 Gargano of



Virgin Islands, is director of the Foundation for East and West Trade Development, recruiting and training teachers for China. Lois Lema '80 of Keansburg, N.J., has accepted a disability retirementfrom the National Park

Sendee. She had been employed with the servicesince 1983, working at parks such as Gateway NRA, Fire Island NS, Sleeping Bear Dimes NL, Castle ClintonNM and the Statue of Liberty NM. Current plans includecontinued work on a book about the parks and spending time with her dogs and cats. Gail Olbrich '80 Masteller of Holland, Mich., spends one week every January in the Caribbean with an alumni sorority group, researchinga new book. She's currentlyin training to join the ski team organized by Natalie Quiring '78 Weare of Sherborn,Mass. Robin Bost '80 Sharp of Wooster, Ohio, recently became administrativeassistant for

People-To-People Ministriesfor Wayne County, Ohio. Sarah Norden '81 Bast of Knoxville, Term., has received national certificationas a counselorby the National Board for Certificationof


Hope online

She plans to complete the coursework in two years.

Robert Jamison '71 is an associate professor of anesthesiaand psychiatryat Harvard Medical School and Bringham and Women's Hospitalin Boston, Mass. He recentlypublished a book and CD for chronic pain patients titled Learning to Master Your Chronic Pain. Glenn Lowe '71 of Holland, Mich., has been appointed directorof developmentat Hope College. He has been a member of the college's staff since 1990, serving as a regional advancement director. Donald Steele '72 of New York, N.Y., directed his play The Way to Miami for the Samuel French One Act Play Festival. The play was a Critics Choice for its evening and ultimately was chosen to be published by Samuel French. Gene Callahan '73 is a legal assistant at the law firm of Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde LLP in Albany, N.Y. She has recently sung with the Friends of Musical Arts at the Hall of Springs in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and has several appearances coming up in the Albany area. The appearances include a performance

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Counselors. She is employed by Knox County Schools as a school counselor at South Doyle High School in Knoxville. Dennis Griffin '81 of Alma, Mich., has been named the Central Region DivisionIII softball coach of the year. He guided the Alma College team to the MichiganIntercollegiate Athletic Association(M1AA) softballchampionship and a

berth in the





tournament.In 10 seasons as coach, he has compiled a record of 275-107,and ranks sixth among active NCAA Division III softball coaches in winning percentage.The 1998 team posted a 33-4 record, which included a 29-game winning streak. He also serves as director of athleticsand head athletic trainer at Alma College. Ian Macartney '81 of Grand Rapids, Mich., designed and built the "doomsday" clock used in NASA's Mission Control headquartersin the film Armageddon, in which a large asteroid threatens the earth. His company. Neon Americana, makes clocks and neon signs. Jyl Brentana '82 of Waukesha,Wis., is working in museum administration and fundraising, managing Milwaukee Art Museum/West, a satellite branch of the MilwaukeeArt Museum. John Vassallo'82 has been named coordinating producer at ESPN Regional Television in Charlotte, N.C. Susan Griesmer '82 Pease of Westwood,Mass., and husband Douglas have three children: Penelope (age six), Samuel (age four) and Harley (age two). Jim Eickhoff '83 has taken a new position with Student Loan Funding Resources Inc. as senior vice president of business developmentand marketing.He and his wife, Lynn Klok '84 Eickhoff, are relocating their family from Holland, Mich., to Cincinnati, Ohio, this

summer. Eva Dean '83 Folkert of Holland, Mich., is intramuralassistant and the new athleticticket manager at Hope College. Jeff Gaikema '83 continuesto work for Amoco Chemicals in Chicago, 111., where he is currently the businessmanager for C4 Olefins. He and his wife Wende live in Glen Ellyn, 111., with their two sons, Matthew Austin (age three) and Grant Daniel (age one). Steven Geurink '83 of Zeeland,Mich., is service project coordinator with Worldwide Christian Schools in Grandville, Mich. Rich Kennedy '83 of Orlando, Fla., is in his 11th year at WTKS-FM. For the fourth Arbitron rating period in a row, he has the #1 midday show in Orlando. Michele Serrette '83 Molnar of Westford, Mass., recently resigned from Analog Devices,

where she was manager of the Mask Procurement Center, and became a full-time mother of fraternal twin boys (see "Births"). John Moolenaar '83 of Midland, Mich., is administrator of the Midland Academy of Advanced and CreativeStudies. Bryan Pijanowski'83 of Lansing, Mich., is assistantto the deans with the College of Natural Science at Michigan State Universityin East Lansing,Mich. Shannon MacBride '83 Vogelaar and Peter Vogelaar '88 are moving to Cairo, Egypt, this fall, where Peter will work for the Reformed Church in America as site coordinator for a refugee program for East Africans. Shannon plans to teach English as a second language part-timeand exploreCairo with their daughter,

Abigail (see "Births").

'84 is a professor of creative writing at Purdue University.His newest book. CodeineDiary, a memoir of his experienceas a hemophiliac,was published by Little, Brown & Co. in February of 1998. Beth Pershing '84 Caspar of Rosemount, Minn., recently acceptedthe position of director of U.S. Operations for Pobjoy Mint Ltd., and moved the U.S. headquarters to Rosemount. She is responsible for running the company in the U.S. and for buildingthe U.S. business. She reports that Pobjoy Mint Ltd. is the world's oldest private mint, with the actual mining facilities located near London, England. She also notes that although due to numerous knee operations she can no longer participate in many sports, she has been recruited heavily to coach traveling girls' basketball and volleyball teams. "I am looking forward to this new challenge/'she

The prize


Section finalsfor the third consecutiveyear.

Richard Demberger Jr. '84 of Zeeland, Mich., has been named assistant vice president and business specialist in the Holland/Zeeland market by The Huntington National Bank. He is responsiblefor developing account relationships and helping meet the needs of small businesscustomers. Linda Hodson '84 of Sierra Madre, Calif., was ordained in the Reformed Church in America on Sept. 25, 1997, at Allendale(Mich.) Reformed Church. She is a hospital chaplain at St. Joseph'sHospitalin Orange, Calif. Richard Holody '84 of Plainwell,Mich., has had his poem "A Dedication to My Dad" published in The National Library of Poetry - Songs on the Wind. Cathy Fox '84 Scholte of La Mesa, Calif., is currently teaching in the Lemon Grove School District as the learning resource specialist for eighth grade at Palm Middle School. She is also working on her master's degree at San Diego State University. She and her husband John Scholte '84 have three children: John (age nine), Rebecca (age seven) and Jennie Mae (age two). John Scholte '84 is starting Pacific Reformed Church in La Mesa, Calif.,as a "tent making" ministrywhile he works part-time as the marketing and public relations coordinatorfor St. Paul's Senior Homes & Services, a retirement, health, home and community care center in San Diego, Calif. Michael Spitters '84 of Lansing,Mich., is in his fourth year as senior minister of First Christian Church in Lansing. He was recently elected to chair the Commission on Church Growth and Vitality for the Michigan Region of the

receivedthe NSCAA Far West Regional Coach of the Year award at the annual NSCAA Coaches' Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was one of eight finalists for the NationalCoach of the Year award. Johnny was recently named NF1CA Section 7 (Calif.,Ore., Wash., Idaho, Hawaii and Nev.) Boy's Soccer Coach of the Year. He lives in Palos Verdes, Calif., with his wife, Lara, son Mitchel and daughter Me Kenna. Bruce Dorr '86 is in private OB/GYN practice in Littleton,Colo. He and wife Cheryl have two children and enjoy skiing, hiking and biking in their spare time. Mike Percy '86 of Mentor, Ohio, has been elected a Partnerat Crowe Chizek. He continues to work in Cleveland,Ohio, as the Partner in Charge of the Ohio Financial Institution prac-

Tom Andrews

Church (Disciples of Christ). He and Danielle, who is a full-time mother/ home-

Christian wife

maker, had their third child, Benjamin Michael, in September (see "Births"). Ben was born with a bilateralcleft palate and lip, and has successfully made it through three surgeries.He will undergo several more surgeries before he is 18 years old, and Michael writes that "Prayers are coveted." The Spitters family also has two girls: Molly (four-and-a-half) and Kate (three). Wendy Wigger '84 of Holland, Mich., is director of the Center for Good Health at Holland Community Hospital. Lynn Yonkers '85 Boyer of Indianapolis,Ind., works for Herff Jones, maker of invitations, rings and other class memorabilia for colleges and high schools. Richard Broene '85 has received the "1998 Sydney B. Karofsky Prize for Junior Faculty" from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he is an assistant professor of chemistry.


given annually to "an outstanding

Bowdoin teacher who best demonstrates


ability to impart knowledge, inspire enthusi-

asm and stimulateintellectual curiosity."He joined the Bowdoin faculty in 1993. Christine Brouwer '85 works for St. John Hospitaland Medical Center in Detroit, Mich., as a senior analyst specializing in project


agement theory and best practices. She lives in Sterling Heights, Mich., with daughter Nicole Paige.

Jan Deal '85 of Downers Grove,



a refer-

ence/instructionlibrarianwith DePaul UniversityLibrary in Chicago, 111. David Kraay '85 of Rolling Meadows, 111., is a research analyst for United Airlines in Chicago, 111.

Johnny Marmelstein '85 led his Chadwick High School soccer team to the CIF Southern



Lisa Smith '86 is teaching Montessori and Catechesisof the Good Shepherd to children of age three to six at St. Helena Montessori School in Napa Valley, Calif. John Eckert '87 is still working for Raytheon

with the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) on Andros Island, Bahamas. He is in a new position, as an acoustic engineer, conducting acoustic signature testing on all NATO platforms (submarines, surface ships, helicopters, etc.) on the AUTEC test range.

Kristen Klaaren '87 received the "Thomas Branch Award for TeachingExcellence" on May 6, 1998, from Randolph-MaconCollege in Ashland, Va., where she is an assistant professor of psychology. She joined the

Randolph-Maconfaculty in 1994. John Meyer '87 is a physician practicingat Mercy Hospital in Cadillac, Mich., as a partner of Grand Traverse Radiologists P.C.

David Bast '88 of Holland, Mich., will start work as a media specialist for the Holland Public Schools this fall. He will be working at Longfellow and Harrington schools.He previously taught fifth grade at Maplewood School in Holland.

Nancy Zwart '88 Briggs has accepted a new position as an athletic trainer with Rehabilitation Professionalsin Grand Rapids, Mich. She is also remodelling her home and growing apples on her farm in Kent City, Mich. David Kortering'88 is practicing law in Muskegon,Mich., with his father. As well as general practice, he specializesin Worker's Disability compensation, personal injury and Social Security disabilitylaw. He is also a level II certified





part-time at Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs.

His wife Lisa is pursuing her teachingdegree; they also had a daughter in June (see "Births") and recently purchased a house in Muskegon. He writes, "Becoming an attorney, homeowner, husband and father all in the past year have pretty much wom me out. Any helpful advice or referralswill gladly be appreciated." JenniferStraley '88 Larson and husband Peter (see "Marriages")are living in Colorado Springs, Colo. Lynette Ojala '88 Rubin of Algonquin, 111., recentlygave birth to a second son, Dawson (see "Births"). Lynette is still working at Willow Creek Community Church outside Chicago, HI., where she navigates part-time employment while servingas full-time "director of operations"of a home-front where she is currentlyoutnumbered by men. Aside from Dawson, the other males who fill her life with euphoria (as well as frequentchallenge) are her exuberant 2.5-year-oldson Tanner, her premium husband Scott, and her noble and heroic dog Griffey.

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Peter Van Conant '88 of Holland, Mich., is a senior programmer/analyst with the Holland Board of Public Works. Brian Williams '88 of Ann Arbor, Mich., recently spent five weeks in South Africa as an archival consultant at the University of Fort Hare located in Alice,South Africa. During two trips to South Africa he helped assist in the arrangement and description of the historical records of the AfricanNational Congress (ANC) and the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC). He writes, "The records, which include material concerning Nelson Mandela, are a valuable resourcewhich will benefit future research by historians studying the history of South Africa and the liberation movement to overthrow apartheid."He is currently an associate archivist at the University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library in Ann Arbor. Ronald A. Baltzer'89 of Reston, Va„ is U.S. general manager for Aquila International Inc. in Reston.

optometrist who has both graduated from optometry school within the past five years and has demonstrated the most outstandingcontributions to the profession and to public sendee over the past year. She and her husband Bill are expecting their second child in October.

Julie Fritz '90 is an assistant professorin the

Department of PhysicalTherapy at the Universityof Pittsburgh. She is also on the Editorial Advisory Board of Athletic Therapy Today, responsible for coordinatingone themed issue per year, recruiting and reviewing manuscripts and helping set editorial policy for the journal.

James and

Lay of Westerville, Ohio, was named the 1998 Young Optometristof the Year for the state of Ohio. The award is presented by The Ohio Optometric Associationto the



their one-and-a-half-year-oldson

are currently living in Ogden, Utah, since James is

Amy McQuillan '89

Moad and

of Oakland, Mo.,


recently elected to a two-year term to the Board

Aldermen in the city of Oakland, a St. Louis suburb. He captured 75 percent of the votes in the city's first openly contested aldermanicrace in more than 20 years. He is a regional operations manager for Premium Retail Sendees in St. of



E. Michelle Owens '90

with CBlntemational.

Andrew M. Stewart '90

stationed at Hill Air Force Base.

Brent VanBlois '90 of Grandville,Mich., is a business risk assurance manager with Herman Miller Inc. in Zeeland, Mich. Mark Van Genderen'90 recently completed his master's (see "Advanced Degrees").After traveling this summer, he will begin working for the Harley Davidson Motor Company, in the LeadershipDevelopment Program, this fall. Tina Mann '90 Wheeler of Wixom, Mich., has been promoted to senior manager in the Audit department in the Michigan Practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP. She is based in the firm's Ann Arbor, Mich., office.

the U.S. Army's JAG Corps, sen'ing as a contract

John Roehm

law attorney at the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, Mich. Karen Zienert '90 of Ypsilanti, Mich., graduated from the Ob-Gyn Residency program at St. John Hospital in Detroit, Mich., on June 17, 1998, and joined a group practice at St. Joseph Hospitalin Ann Arbor, Mich., in July. She writes, "After 25 years of formal education, it's time to get on with

Bowes Management Services site at ASR Insurance in Grand

Michele Monroe '91 Clark and husband Michael recently purchased a home in Park Forest, 111. She continues to work as a social worker for special educationstudents in the Chicago public schools as Michael returns to school to get a computer degree. She recently completed a master's in theological studies (see "Advanced Degrees"). Robyn Perala Hopkins '91 of Wausau, Wis., will be attending the University of Minnesota to earn her MSW beginning in September of 1998. Denise Jabaay '91 of New York, N.Y., is working for Hewitt AssociatesLLC, a human resources consulting firm. Her role is to develop new business with existing clients and prospectsin the areas of benefits,organization, effectiveness and

compensation.She is also coachinga youth community basketball team and involved in the Big Sistersorganization.

Mischelle Essex '91 King of Donna, Texas, is a Margo Elementary School in Weslaco,Texas. Brian Morehouse '91 of Holland, Mich., is the new director of the Dow Center at Hope College, where he is also the women's basketball coach. He was formerly a member of the college's admissionsstaff. Cathy Notestine'91 of Dearborn Heights, Mich., works in education and trainingwith MSX International,and is contracted with Ford Motor Co. to help run company-sponsored degree programs. Rochelle Roerig '91 has been promoted to human resourcesgeneralist for the Huntington NationalBank and was transferred to the northern Michigan region in November of 1997. Her office is in East Jordan, Mich., but she handlesall employmentand employee relationsissues for a large region running from Manistee,Mich., to Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. She and husband Timothy (see "Marriages")have a now home in Charlevoix, Mich. Pam Schuitema '91 of Grand Rapids, Mich., is an installed base sales executive with QAD Inc. in Grand Rapids. Seth Weeldreyer '91 is the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Marshall, Mich. Jim Zoetewey'91 of Grand Rapids,Mich., continues to work on his thesis,the topic of which is how the Promise Keepers use their Web site to market and promote their organization. Matthew Donovan '92 has recently returnedto Ann Arbor, Mich., where he is continuinghis anesthesiologyresidency at the Universityof Michigan Hospitals. Cheryl Becker '92 Van Appledom of Holland, Mich., will be teaching special educationat West Ottawa Middle School in the fall of 1998. Tom Werkman '92 of Grand Haven, Mich., is a commercial banking officerfor Old Kent Bank in Holland,Mich. assistant principal at


COMPETITION The Alumni Arts Competition Alumni Invitationalexhibition.


is returning

and authors!

with the Alumni Opus and the

Alumni Opus debuted in 1980, and returned with the Alumni Invitationalin 1984, 1989 and 1994. In the fall of 1994, the Alumni Arts Competition featured 41 artworks from 27 alumni, and 35 poems and short stories from 37 alumni. The juried event is held every five years, and 1999 is approaching... The Alumni Arts Competition is open to all alumni who have been enrolled at Hope College and identify their association with a class year (ie, ’42, ’69, '78, ’97), whether or not they graduated. Current Hope students are ineligible. Entries should have been executed during the last five years. Members of the Classes of 1994-98 must submit work done after leaving Hope. The deadline for submissions is May 31. 1999 — but don’t send your entries yet! We’re just inviting you to get ready. Informationon how and where to submit work will appear in the December issue of news from Hope College and at about the same time on the college’s Web site: www.hope.edu

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Philadelphia, Pa., for one year in her continuing educationtoward ordination in the E.L.C.A. Holly Moore '93 McKee is student life coordinator at Kellogg Community College of Battle Creek, Mich. Heather Hill '93 Newhouse of Kentwood, Mich., is a case managing RN with Visiting Nurse

doing church plantingand leadershiptraining



the Lutheran TheologicalSeminary in

Karin S. Wiechmann '90 moved back to Michigan in July, 1998, after "more than four wonderful years in Germany."She is a captain in

Cindy Moored '91 Bilisko of Wyoming, Mich., is a nurse practitioner in an internal medicine



Kirk Slater '90 and Laura Greij '91 Slater returned to Uganda in May of 1998 with their son, Austin, bom March 3. Kirk and Laura are



Kristen Koole '92 Zoeteweyof Grand Rapids, Mich., has been promoted to coordinator for the Homeless Assistance Program at Salvation ArmyBooth Family Sendees in Grand Rapids. Kevin Himebaugh '93 of Grosse Pointe, Mich., is working for the Michigan Department of AttorneyGeneral. Cynthia Kortman '93 of New York, N.Y., is the keyboard player and assistant conductor of The Lion King on Broadway. She will be speaking at Hope about her experiences, on Thursday, Sept. 10 (see the music sechon on the "Events" page, page four). Karol Van Wulfen '93 Matejko of Staten Island. N.Y., recently completed an (see "Advanced Degrees")and is now commutingto

Services. '93


a site

representative for Pitney at the company's Rapids, Mich.


also reports that he's living in a great apartment in downtown Grand Rapids. James Schut '93 of Nashville, Term., passed his oral qualifying exam on June 7, 1998, on his way to completing his doctoraldegree in applied social psychology at VanderbiltUniversity.He plans to graduatein December of 1999. Mary Bosker '93 Woitke is a psychology’ intern at the University of California,San Diego. Mark Baker '94 has graduated from law school (see "Advanced Degrees") and has accepted a commission in the United States Navy to enter the Navy's Office of the Judge Advocate General. (He writes, "Just like on the show JAG. Well, o.k., not EXACTLY like the show — but the uniforms are the same!") He will probablybe stationed in either Maine or Seattle,Wash., in May, after finishing Naval JusticeSchool. Monica Bullard '94 of Traverse City, Mich., placed second in the women's competitionin the Lake MacatawaTriathlon in Holland, Mich., on Saturday, June 20, 1998. She finished the half-mile swim, 24.8-mile bike and 4.8-mile run in 1 hour, 55 minutes and 16 seconds. More than 200 men and women competed in the triathlon. Sarah DeWitt '94 Darby of Hudsonville,Mich., is working in the Outpatient Surgery Department at ButterworthHospital (Spectrum Health). Scott Hice '94 of Holland, Mich., passed the CPA exam in November of 1997, and has been working as an accountant at Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich., since earlier this


JenniferJoy '94 of Baltimore, Md., is pursuing a master's in social work at the Universityof Maryland at Baltimore. David Colmenares '94 is a family practice resident at Palmetto Richland MemorialHospital in Columbia, S.C. Jennifer Kush '94 of Belleville, Mich., is working for SOS Community Services in Ypsilanti, Mich., as the project coordinatorfor HelpNet, an internet-baseddirectoryof local health and human service agencies.

Suzanne Port '94 of Knoxville, Term., has completed her DDS degree (see "Advanced Degrees")and on July 1, 1998, started a year-long residency' in generaldentistry at The Universityof Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville. She writes, "Congratulationsto all my fellow classmateswho also receivedtheir degrees this year."

Tim Santora '94 of Holland, Mich.,

teaches fifth

grade with the Holland Public Schools. Jonathan Slagh '94 of South Bend, Ind., is practicing law in both Michigan and Indiana. He is an associate attorneywith James M. Miller and AssociatesPC in Cassopolis, Mich. Cynthia Hinton Smeyers '94 of Grand Haven, Mich., is a social worker in maternal and infant support with Ottawa County Public Health. Gwen Snyder '94 of Westerville, Ohio, has been awarded a 1998-99 multi-country Fulbright Grant to study international trade in Argentina and Brazil at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and Universidadede Sao Paolo. She will also be .researchingthe effect an economicunion of NAFTA and MERCOSUR (customs union and free trade agreement between Brazil,Argentina, Paraguay and Uraguay) would have on each


country'sautotnobileindustry: She Dr. Ion

Agheana of





faculty submitted

her language evaluation, and that Dr. James Allis

Hope faculty both worked on the research proposal with her and wrote one of her recommendations. For the past two years, she has been an assistanttrade advisor on the South America Trade Desk for the State of Ohio International Trade Division. Pamela Gunther '94 Thompson of Clayton, Mo., is a full-time mother of Andrew, who just turned two ("And is terrific," she writes). She is also the vice president of the Seminary Wives Association of Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis, Mo., for the 1998-99academic year. She also leads home Bible studies in her home for seminary wives. Matthew Thompson '94 of Clayton, Mo., has begun his second year as a Master of Divinity studentat Concordia Seminary. He is studying to become a Lutheran pastor. Erin Jungslager'94 Werkman of Grand Haven, Mich., is a school psychologist for West Ottawa of the


are livingin Columbus, Ohio. Kolin is second year of graduateschool at Ohio State University, and is pursuing a master's degree in music education.Cynthia teaches first grade in the Columbus Public Schools and is pursuing a master's degree in elementaryeducationat Ohio

in a

State University. Phil Torrence '96 has completed his second year at

the University of Utah College of Law, and has

Ph.D. in the biOcHemiCaliispect dfpldhf community ecology, and is doing his field research in Jean LafitteNational Park, La. Lisa Bos '97 of Arlington, Va., was recently pro-

moted to legislative assistant in the office of CongressmanPete Hoekstra '75 in Washington, D.C. She is responsiblefor tax, environment, agriculture,science/technology and energy issues, as well as the Congressman's monthly

attend graduate' scHboy it1 We'stem Michigan University in the fall. In the meantime, she is a professional dog walker in Chicago,111., and reports that she is enjoying the fun of a Chicago summer. Todd Hart '97 of Novi, Mich., is an account manager with Deutsche Financial Services, A Deutsche Bank Company, in Troy, Mich. Zahra Ismaeli'97 will attend graduate school in the fall at IndianaUniversity, working toward a master's degree in athletictraining. Becky Lucas '97 of Portage,Mich., won the

'pla'hi 'to


also recently completed his clerkship with Justice


Christine M. Durham on the Utah Supreme Court. This summer he is working as a law clerk for the office of Jan Graham, Utah Attorney

Allison Gerds '97 has finished a year of teaching challenging her creative side as a

women's division

General, in the criminal appeals division.

"Softer Side of

Saturday, June

Amy Vivio '96 began work as a humanitiesand social sciences reference librarian at the University of North Texas in Denton on July 15. Marcus Wasilevich '96 has begun his third year of a teaching assistantship at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. He is currently pursuing his

the Chicago branch. She has also kept busy fin-

in the city schoolsof Chicago, 111., and is


member of the Sears" advertising campaignfor

ishing bartending school, and is


the head

bartenderat the "Original Mothers" on Rush St. in Chicago. Rachel Hall '97 recently finished her first year as a special education teacher in Burbank, 111. She


of the

Kalamazoo Klassic on

1998, with a 10-K time of 40:35.

Jodi McFarland '97 of Saginaw, Mich., is a reporter with The Saginaw News, coveringeducation.

Cindy Achterhof '97 Nykamp of Fairfax,Va., is an administrativeassistantwith the Family ResearchCouncil in Washington, D.C.

Public Schools.

Jonathan Zoutendam '94


Ypsilanti, Mich., has

completed dental school (see "Advanced Degrees") and is a dentist with the Ann Arbor VA Hospital. Megan Holden '95 Brissenden of Indianapolis, Ind., is a counselor at the Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center in Indianapolis. Marybeth Congdon '95 of East Lansing, Mich., is entering her second year as a hill-time graduate student at Michigan State University in the master of social work program, and will be interning through the Insham Intermediate School Districtas a school socialworker. Stephanie Haag '95 of Holland, Mich., is an admissionsrepresentative at the Holland campus of Davenport College. John Jobson '95 recently began a position with Iowa State Universityin Ames, Iowa, as the JudicialAffairs Program assistant. He is responsible for investigating and adjudicating cases of student violations of the university's code of conduct. He and his wife, Katie, live in Nevada, Iowa. Karen Thomas '95 Kleinheksel of Kentwood, Mich., has been acceptedto the doctoral program in special educationat Western Michigan University.

Murphy '95 of Chicago,111., is a production assistant with the Royal George

Sara K.

Theatre /Forever Plaid in Chicago.

May 1998 graduation honors SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Katherine Reed, Pleasant Lake, Mich. Jane Roeters, Hudsonville, Mich.

Sarah Gorier, Grand Rapids,Mich. Shannon Gould, Spring Lake, Mich.

Kathryn Auer, Traverse City, Mich. Eric Becker,Bloomfield Hills, Mich. David Brzezinski, Hudsonville, Mich.

David Schrier,Wooster, Ohio Susan Schroeder,Sterling Heights, Mich. Caryl Scott, Northbrook,III. Kevin Serra, Novi, Mich. Jason Shattuck, Holland, Mich. MelindaShilts, Kalamazoo, Mich. Nobuyuki Shimizu, Holland, Mich. Lloyd Simons, Bailey, Mich. Erin Sowerby, Greenville,Mich. Sara Spykerman, Zeeland,Mich. Benjamin Staples, Lawrence, Mich. Kristen Steketee, Holland, Mich. Sufjan Stevens,Petoskey,Mich. Jeremy Stoepker,Detroit,Mich. Amy Strassburger, Alto, Mich. Kelli Teerman, Holland, Mich. MichaelThelen, Mason, Mich. Julie Tracy, Schenectady, N.Y. Marie Tsuji, Delton, Mich. Scott VanderWal, Grand Rapids, Mich. Brian Weaver, Kentwood, Mich. Christopher Wells, Zeeland,Mich. Elizabeth Wesselink,Grand Rapids, Mich. Kathryn Wing, Maple City, Mich. Janna Winn, Garden Prairie, III. Noelle Wood, Holland, Mich.


John Byrn, West Lafayette, ind. ChristopherDeBoer, Kalamazoo, Mich. Gabriela Deckinga,Petoskey,Mich. Angela de Forest, Gray Hawk, Ky. Katherine Drake, Rochester Hills, Mich. Timothy Franklyn, Wayne, N.J. Patience Graybill,Leland, Mich. Julia Hoffman, Harbor Springs, Mich. Aubrey Howe, Berkley, Mich. ChristopherKline,Kalamazoo, Mich. Jesse Koskey, Berkley, Mich. Rebecca Maitner, Grand Rapids,Mich. Erik Manninen, Marquette,Mich. Sarah McGaughey, Jenison, Mich. MichaelMeeuwsen,Rockford,Mich. Erin Schiller, Chelsea,Mich. Matthew Sterenberg, Hillsboro,Ore. Carrie Tennant,Pinckney, Mich. Michael Van Opstall, Hudsonville, Mich. Jamie Williams, Eaton Rapids, Mich. Joseph Zupancic,Wyoming, Mich.

Brigetta Royston '95 Vlachos of St. Johns, Mich.,

French teacher. Stacy Werkman '95 of Fort Myers, Fla., is a special education/elementaryteacher with the Lee County School Districtin North Fort Myers, is a


Robert George Wiesenthal '95 of Wheaton, 111., intendsto attend Hope College sporting events in his area, as well as Hope's Homecoming. He also plans on supporting and volunteeringfor Democratic Party candidates. Curtis Beekman '96 of Davenport, Iowa, started working at Case Corporationin Product Engineeringon June 15, 1998. Kristen Douglass '96 of Elmhurst, 111., is residence life coordinator with Elmhurst College. Heather Trough '96 Edwards of Lafayette, Ind., in March of 1998 acceptedthe position of director of social services at White County Memorial Hospital,a rural hospitalin Monticello,Ind. (north-central Indiana). She is responsiblefor discharge planning and social work. Malia Havlicek '96 has completed her master's


geo-environmental engineering


"Advanced Degrees")and is working at Laidlaw Environmental Services, an environmental firm in Boulder, Colo. She writes, "Work is work but the surroundings make up for the long days spent in front of a computer. It is beautiful out her with the ever snow-capped mountains in constant view. The winters are shorter with scattered days in the 70s throughout. NOT a bad move from the gray days of Holland'swinters. All I need now is a large body of water to play in and all will be perfect." Sarah Neller '96 of Hampton, N.H., is a third grade elementary teacher at Marston School in

Hampton. Jennifer Whitesell'96 Norder of

Grand Rapids,

Mich., is the founder and director of the praise

dance team. The Master's Hands in Grand Dance Academy and at Master Arts Company in Rapids, Mich. She teaches at Ada (Mich.) Grandville, Mich.



Redman '96 and

MAGNA CUM LAUDE Kristina Bakker, Hamilton, Mich. Ann Barry, Midland,Mich. Anita Bateman, Holland, Mich. Miriam Beyer, Holland, Mich.

Stacy Brown, Laingsburg,Mich. Sara Bush, Atlanta,Ga. Jonathan Charnin, Grand Rapids, Mich. Janet Comstock, St. Joseph, Mich. Janet Day, Lafayette, Ind. Carrie DeVries, Muskegon, Mich. Steven DeVrieze, Midland, Mich. Sara Dillbeck,Holland, Mich. Christie Eding, Hamilton, Mich. Laurie Ellison, Wayne, Mich. Elizabeth Freeman, Oxford, Mich. Cori Freudenburg,St. Louis, Mo. Miriam Garcellano, Canton, Mich. Jessica Grevenstuk,Dorr, Mich. Jennifer Grieme, Clarkston, Mich. Charity Groenhof,Holland, Mich. Theresa Hansen, Big Rapids,Mich. Shawna Hendrickson,Holland, Mich. Amanda Hill, Rochester Hills, Mich. Rebecca Hollenbeck,DeWitt, Mich. Julie Holwerda,Wheaton, III. Lisa Hoogenboom,Buffalo Grove, III. Mary Hopkins, Arlington,Va. Ellen Kassis, Ramallah,Palestine Jeanna Keinath, Dublin, Ohio Valerie Kleinheksel, Holland, Mich. Lisa Knott, East Lansing, Mich. Karie Kropp, W. Bloomfield, Mich. Matthew Kuiper, Lansing, Mich. KimberlyKuite, Holland, Mich. Mark LaChonce, McBain, Mich. Tysen Lemke, Fenton, Mich. Mary Lucas, Hillsdale,Mich. Carrie Maines, Wyoming, Mich. Meghan Meyer, Cadillac,Mich. Sarah Obermeyer, Roscommon, Mich. Brian Petroelje,Zeeland,Mich. Lara Plewka,Whitehall, Mich. Abby Pochert, Midland, Mich. Jill Pohlman, Wyckoff,N.J. Rebecca Ponka, Fraser, Mich. Nicole Rauzi, Howard, Ohio

CUM LAUDE Robert Abbott, Grand Blanc, Mich. Nasser Al-Faqih, Ramallah,Palestine Justin Albertson, St. Joseph, Mich. Elizabeth Allen, Walkerton,Ind. Frances Anderson, Staten Island, N.Y. Troy Aumaugher, Hudsonville, Mich. Amy Austin, Gaylord, Mich. Dina Bailey,Omaha, Neb. Paul Ballard,Williamston, Mich. Alison Beukelman, Ellenville, N.Y. Jessie Bicknell,Franklin,Vt. Megan Bos, Kalamazoo, Mich. Calvin Bosman, Grand Haven. Mich. Matthew Bredeweg, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Tonia Bruins, Zeeland,Mich. Kelly Bush, Holt, Mich. Ellen Byland, Fremont, Mich. VictoriaCade, Shelby Township, Mich. Christopher Caldwell, Columbus, Ohio Elizabeth Card, Lansing, Mich. Jeffrey Carlson, Wilmette, III. Casey Carney, Brookfield, Wis. Catherine Clay, South Haven, Mich. KathleenColeman, Abilene, Kan. Elizabeth Collins,Muskegon, Mich.

Tracy Datte, Auburn, Mich. Aaron Dean, Spring Lake, Mich. Elizabeth De Haan, Holland, Mich. Sara De Haan, Dorr, Mich. Erika Dianas, Holland, Mich. Elizabeth Dickinson, Kirkwood,Mo. Daane Etheridge, Grand Rapids, Mich. Corey Everts, Zeeland, Mich. Faith,Libertyville, III. Festerling,Midland, Mich. Lisa Fisher, Ludington, Mich. Jill Floyd, Pentwater, Mich. Dori Freeland, Gaylord, Mich. Kevin Freng, Kalamazoo, Mich. Jodi Frens, Fennville,Mich. Christopher Garbrecht,Battle Creek, Mich. Suzie Geerlings, Zeeland,Mich. Heidi Giddy, Holland, Mich. Rachael Goei, Grand Rapids, Mich. Lisa Goodin, Rochester Hills, Mich. Hillary



Frankfort, Ind.

Harkins, St. Louis, Mo. Katrina Harris,Holland, Mich. Elisabeth Heneveld,Grandville, Mich.


Hickey, Grand Rapids, Mich. Kerri Hoffman, Portage, Mich. Joel Holstege, Grandville, Mich. Stacie Hopkins,Muskegon, Mich. Kristen Hosford. Grand Rapids, Mich. Heidi Hulst, Holland, Mich. Matthew Johnson, Niles,Mich. Kevin Joldersma,Hillsdale,Mich. Lisa Jutte, Clayton, Ohio Kristin Kelley, Manistee,Mich. Michelle Knauff, Charlotte, Mich. Jill

Erin Knecht,Lapeer, Mich. Sarah Kooistra, Kentwood, Mich. Johanna LaGore, Yale, Mich. Martin Landes, Hastings, Mich. Martha Langmuir,Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Lori Lemorie,Hillsdale,Mich. Alexis Unscheid,Annandale,Va. Mistine Lowry, Brighton, Mich. Heather Maas, Allendale, Mich. Pamela Marz, Commerce Township, Mich. Ann Mast, Grandville, Mich. Nicole McClain,Flat Rock, Mich. Laura McCraine, Fairfield, Iowa Lyndsey McDonald, Elk Grove, Calif. Kara McGillicuddy, Okemos, Mich. David Meulenberg,Grand Rapids, Mich. Sherri Meyer, Byron Center, Mich. Jessica Mixer, Muskegon, Mich. Laura Morrison, Grand Rapids, Mich. Keiko Morse, Plymouth,Mich. Kellie Mox, Midland,MiCh. Elizabeth Neumann,Northbrook,III. Dara Nykamp, Holland, Mich. Aurora O'Brate, Holland, Mich. Jessica Owens, Clinton, N.Y. JeanettePetkus, Bellflower,Calif. Allyson Pickens, Saline, Mich. Tara Porter, Stockbridge,Mich. Rachel Postmus, Grand Rapids, Mich. Blair Richards, Okemos, Mich. Amy Romin, Naperville,III. Elizabeth Rypma, Holland, Mich. Dawn Samsell, Marysville,Mich. Simone Scher, Ann Arbor, Mich. Matthew Scholtens, Stickney, III. Joseph Schweiss, Holland, Mich. Julie Seidel, Gaylord, Mich. Theresa Spencer, Plainwell,Mich. Kara Sporer, Fenton, Mich. Maya Stough, Grand Rapids,Mich. Lori Strehler,Grosse Pointe, Mich. Melinda Tuinstra, Plainwell,Mich. Jason VanderWoude, Grand Rapids, Mich. Kevin VanderWoude, Grand Rapids, Mich. Aaron Vande Wege, Holland, Mich. Rachel VanZoeren, Zeeland,Mich. Magdalene Vasquez, Holland, Mich. Adam Vernon, Northville,Mich. Beth Volkers, Grandville, Mich. Rachael Wagner, Greenville,Ohio Jeanette Ward, Brown Deer, Wis. Maria Webb, Charlevoix, Mich. Jaime Weidner, Cadillac, Mich. Shannon Werner, Grand Rapids, Mich. Amy Wolthuis, Holland, Mich. Andrew Wright, Downers Grove, III. J. Kirsten Wuchter, Duluth, Minn. Michael Yount, McBain, Mich.

Cynthia Hofland '97

NFHC August 1998

Greg Paplawsky '97 has finished.his



'83 and Edward Berry, June Grand Rapids, Mich. Timothy Dieffenbach '84 and Brenda Kay Hoffman '89, March 28, 1998, Grand Rapids,

Gretchen Keizer

of vet school at Michigan State University.This


summer he

is working for the Michigan Departmentof Agriculture,testing cattle and deer in NortheasternMichigan for tuberculosis. Steve Sanders '97 of Byron Center, Mich., began work for Steelcase as a product engineer on June 1, 1998. He works at Steelcase's Corporate DevelopmentCenter. Lisa Jutte '98 received the 1998 William "Pinky" Newell Scholarship from the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association(GLATA). She was honored during GLATA's business meeting,held during the NATA convention in Baltimore,Ohio, in June. She is pursuing an M.S. in athletic training at Indiana State

Lynn Yonkers

Ronald A. Baltzer '89 and Edita Puisyte, Jan. 31, 1998, Vienna, Va. Rochelle J. Roerig '91 and Timothy Whippo, Dec.

Brandon Kraal '98 of Zeeland, Mich., graduated from the Universityof Kentucky in May of 1998 with a bachelor'sdegree in international economics and Spanish. Amy Strassburger'98 reports that she "actually found a job in the 'writing world'!" She is working onsite in Steelcase's departmentof



1998, Denver, Colo.



Brent Dacre '94 and Olivia Welch '97, Aug. 1998, Plymouth, Mich. Sarah DeWitt '94 and Matt Darby, Dec. 6,


Marcus J. Wasilevich '96 and ElizabethA. Card '98, May 23, 1998, Lansing,Mich. Christina Henke '94 and Erik Larsen. Cynthia Hinton '94 and Tom Smeyers, Dec.

Wagner '98.


1997, Holland, Mich.

Malachi Gallegos'95 and



10, 1998, East Lansing,Mich. Jeffery Norder '95 and Jennifer Whitesell '96,




Grand Rapids,Mich.

Brigetta Jo Anne Roys ton '95 and Stephane

Marc Vlachos, Jan. 9, 1997, Paris, France. Heather Van De Hoef '95 and Rodney Edwards, April 25, 1998, South Barrington, 111. Heather Prough '96 and Steven Edwards, May 23.


Josephine Tripoli '96 and Patrick McElyea, July 12, 1997, Brighton, Mich. Jeremy Notman '97 and Tania Sale '98, Feb. 7, 1998, Holland, Mich. Steve Sanders '97 and Beth Volkers '99, June 20.



Steven Dale Sundbeck'97 and Kristin Kelley '98, July

Neumann, July

1998, California.

Ben Staples

1998, Carlinville,III.




Jeanette Petkus '98 and Brad 18.

Duane Babinski 79 and Jan Hanson '87 Hannah Marion and Noah Anthony, May 19, 1998. Debbie Gerber 79 Stephens and Mike Babinski,

Stephens, Sarah Jeanne Valentina Stephens,


Simferopol, Ukraine. Pete Rink '81 and Merriam Crooks '83 Rink,

Andrew Christopher,


and Shannon Prough, July 25,





Sheryl Wildeboer '82 Keur and John Keur, Brady William, April 19, 1998. Sheryl Oomkes '82 Zandstra and Gary

May 8, 1998. Lynne DeMoor '83 and William Wilson, Megan DeMoor Wilson, April 24, 1998. Constance Schaefer '83 Mixter and Mark Zandstra, Jofiah Caleb,

Mixter, Emily Irene, April

Christine Cox '94 and Chase Kintz,

and Lloyd Karl Smith, Dec. 6, 1996, Amsterdam,N.Y. Ruth Oosterhof '71 and Gary Fox, Oct. 4, 1997, Muskegon,Mich. Mark Smircina 77 and Leslie Porter,June 11,


April 9, 1997; adopted April 28, 1998, from

July 11, 1998.

Wordsmiths, a creative communications firm in Grand Rapids,Mich. She is providing editorial support for Steelcase's corporatenewsletter and other publications, while sharingan apartment in downtown Grand Rapids with Rachael

Diane Hale



Judith Bayer '92 and Troy Alley, April 18, 1998, Kalamazoo, Mich. So Young Park '92 and David Eickholt. Jennifer Hand '93 and Daniel Walter, March 21, 1998, Akron, Ohio. Stephanie Reimer '93 and Steven Vanden Brink, May 16, 1998, Grand Rapids,Mich. Karen Tillson '93 and Edward Ketterer Jr., May 23, 1998, Dayton, Ohio. Karol Van Wulfen '93 and Matt Matejko,

the Michigan Republican Committee, cover-


1998, Holland, Mich.

'85 and John Boyer, May 16,

Jennifer Straley '88 and Peter Larson,April 25, 1998.

ing 13 counties in the West Michigan area.

Angelique (McDougall) Zorc '98 of Kentwood, Mich., is an elementary teacher at Cross Creek Charter Academy in Byron Center, Mich. Jeffrey Zylstra '98 of Grand Ledge, Mich., is a public finance analyst with A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. in East Lansing,Mich. Beth Volkers '99 Sanders of Byron Center, Mich., began to work for Deloitte & Touche as an actuary on May 18, 1998. She is working in the Actuarial, Benefits and Compensation Group. She internedfor Deloitte & Touche in


1998, Indianapolis, Ind.

Kristi Steketee '98 is a regionalfield director

Employee Communications for

Jeffrey A. Zylstra '98 and Tricia L. Iverson,








Michele Serrette'83 Molnar and George Molnar,Jared Michael and Logan Henry, Feb. 4, 1998.

Bryan Pijanowski '83 and Dawn Johnston, Benjamin Christopher, Jan. 26, 1998. Shannon MacBride'83 Vogelaar and Peter Vogelaar'88, Abigail Leigh, Sept. 15, 1997. Karen Dunsmore '83 Yonkers and Russell Yonkers Jr. '83, James David, April 15, 1998. James Karsten '84 and Andrea Karsten, Joel David, May 3, 1998. Michael Spitters '84 and Danielle Spitters, Benjamin Michael, Sept. 12, 1997. Paul Fazio '85 and Jennifer Engbers '88 Fazio, Joseph Dominick, April 28, 1998. Kathy Hogenboom '85 Olgers and Greg Oigers '87, Amy Elizabeth, June 16, 1998. Deborah Sterner-Krizman '85 and David Krizman, Samuel Joseph Krizman, July 1, 1997. Stephen Keizer '86 and Margo Keizer, Benjamin Scott, Aug. 28, 1997. Beth Kooienga '87 Van Dyken and Doug Van Dyken '87, Matthew Douglas, July 8, 1998. David J. Bast '88 and Diana Weisiger'89 Bast, William David, April 13, 1998. Laura Saxsma '88 Easton and Jeff Easton, Brooke Christine, May 22, 1998. Beth Gloeckler '88 Katterle and Paul Katterle, Konrad Rudolf, June 13, 1998. David Kortering '88 and Lisa Kortering, Rachel Yvonne, June 26, 1998. Jocelyn Jonikas '88 O'Brien and Joseph O'Brien, Connor Joseph, Aug. 29, 1997.

Lynette Ojala '88 Rubin and Scott Rubin, Dawson Ojala Rubin, Oct. 9, 1997. Dwight Raak TenHuisen '88 and Heather Raak '88 TenHuisen, Olivia Renee Raak TenHuisen, Feb. 5, 1998. David Bright '89 and Mary Smith '89 Bright, Malachi David, May 18, 1998. Jef Getzinger '89 and Kimberly Getzinger, Allison Anita,




Kari Schaafsma '90 Alvaro and Gerald Alvaro,

Madeleine Maree, Jan. 19, 1998. Michelle Koster '90 Maat and Kevin Maat, Curtis Jon,




Kimberly Krapp '90 McManaman and James McManaman, Abigail Anne, May 22, 1998. Kirk Slater '90 and Laura Greij '91 Slater, Austin, March 3, 1998. Wendy King '90 Spoelhof and Craig Spoelhof, Matthew Ryan, April 16, 1998. Heidi Kulunan '91 Gergely and Tim Gergely '91, MichaelJeffrey, Oct. 13, 1997. Mischelle Essex '91 King and Todd King,

Morgan Lee, May



CatherineBolks '91 Muir and William Muir '91, James Wallace, April 30, 1998. John Sedlak '91 and Julie McCormack '93 Sedlak, Connor Davis, April 20, 1998. Randy Baron '92 and Katie Kolean '95 Baron, Colin Andrew, July 15, 1996; Ellen' Catherine,




Brian Gerhardstein'92 and Yasmine David '93 Gerhardstein, Alexander,Aug.



Annette Young '92 Mueller and Dirk Mueller, Jacob Daniel, April

Tom Workman



and Erin Jungslager'94 Workman, MaxfieldHenry, Jan. 29, 1998. Vicki Freeman '93 MacMurdo and Timothy MacMurdo, Heather Lynne, April 20, 1998. Heather Hill '93 Newhouse and David Newhouse,Trevor David and Nicole Elizabeth, '92

Jan. 12, 1998.

Sarah Lovell '94 Koets and Bryan Koets, Andrew Scott, Sept. 5, 1997. Shana Ouverson '94 Moody and James Moody, Reilly Carolina, Dec. 3, 1997. Christy Troxel '94 Zoutendam and Jonathan Zoutendam '94, Zachary Jon, May 15, 1998. Brigetta JoAnne Royston '95 and Stephane Marc Vlachos, GabrielDaniel Richard,May 16, 1998.

Becky Brant '96 Emery and Matthew Emery, Sean Matthew, May 22, 1996; Joshua Steven, March 19, 1998.

Advanced Degrees Frances Gralow '68, M.A., applied linguistics, Biola University, La Mirada, Calif.,


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Mark Van Genderen '90, master's degree, Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, June, 1998. Cindy Moored '91 Bilisko, MSN, Grand

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University of Tennessee,Knoxville, May, 1998.

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Corlett 70, D.Min., McCormick Theological Seminary,Chicago, 111., June 9, 1998. Carol van Voorst 73, M.S., national security policy. NationalDefense University, Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C., June, 1998. Janet Stephan 76 Harmon, M.L.S., University of Alabama, December, 1997. Conley Zomermaand '77, Ph.D., religionand society.Drew University, Madison, N.J., May 23, 1998.

Visiting Hope1?





Michele Monroe '91 Clark, master of arts in theologicalstudies, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, 111., June 9, 1998. Eric Freiberger'93, MD, Universityof New England medical school, June, 1998. Kevin Himebaugh '93, juris doctorate, Wayne State UniversityLaw School, May, 1998. Karen Tillson '93 Ketterer, master's in social work, Michigan State University, May 8, 1998. Cynthia Kortman '93, master of music. Western Michigan University, 1994. Karol Van Wulfen '93 Matejko, master of social work, Rutgers University, May, 1998. Mark Baker '94, Wayne State School of Law (with honors).




Jennifer Kush '94, master of informationand

library studies degree, the University of Michigan,May 1, 1998. Molly O'Rourke '94, master of education in


classroom teaching, Universityof Rio Grande, Ohio, June 14, 1998. Suzanne Port '94, DOS, the Universityof Michigan Dental School, May 10, 1998. Erin Jungslager '94 Werkman, master's in psychology, December,1995; educationalspecialist (Ed.S.) degree in school psychology,April, 1997; Western Michigan University. Jonathan Zoutendam '94, DDS, University of Detroit dental school.




Kristin Freye '95, M.S., environmental health science with emphasis on cancer. Case Western

College, where he was a professor emeritus of chemistry.He was a member of the Sierra Club and the AmericanChemical Society, and had been active in the Boy Scouts. Survivors includehis wife, Catherine;three sons. Jay (Cindy) DeYoung of Traverse City, Mich., Glenn (Laura) DeYoung of Lansing,

Mich., and Thomas (Kathy) DeYoung of Portland, Maine; a stepdaughter, Sherida (Donald) Burch of St. Louis; a stepson, Paul Jay (Malva) Eldredge of St. Louis; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;three sisters, Cora (Ken) Harris of Grand Haven, Edna Vanderlaan of Wyoming, Mich., and Eileen (Verne) Wilkins of Iowa Falls, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Steven DeYoung; his parents; and a grandson, Matthew Burch.

Reserve University, May, 1998. John Jobson '95, Ms.Ed., higher education and student affairs, Indiana University in Bloomington. Karen Thomas '95 Kleinheksel,master of science, Purdue University, May, 1998. Lisa Meengs '95, J.D., University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Mich., May, 1998. Eric Skoien '95, master of arts, sociology, DePaul University, Chicago,111., June 14, 1998. Curtis Beekman â&#x20AC;&#x2122;96, master of science in mechanicalengineering, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, May 15, 1998. Kristen Douglass '96, master's of education, with an emphasis in college studentaffairs leadership, Grand Valley State University,April,

died on Saturday,April 18, 1998, of abdominal cancer.He was 76. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force during World War 0. He was a graduate of the General Motors Instituteof Technology. He was the former president of R. Dykstra & Co., a heatingand cooling company in Detroit,


Mich., for 40 years until his retirement in 1988.

Malia Havlicek

'96, master of science in

geo-environmental engineering.University of Colorado at Boulder, spring, 1998. Steve Sanders '97, M.S., mechanicalengineering, University of Michigan,April 27, 1998.

Deaths Word has been received of the death of Elmer R. Brandt '48 of Clarksville, Term., who died on Tuesday, July 14, 1998. More information will appear in the next issue of news from Hope College. Robert Brandt '53 of Grand Rapids, Mich., died on Wednesday, April 1, 1998, from pulmonary fibrosis.He was 66. He worked in the furniture industry all his life,the last 34 years with Kidel Furniture. Survivorsinclude his wife, Evelyn; sons, John and Eric; and daughter,Jane; Evelyn'sbrothers and sisters, Herbert and Sharon Lantinga, Raymond and Beth Lantinga,Peter and Millie Tegner, and Tim and Norma Huff; and aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.

He had been


psychiatristin Tacoma, Wash.,

since 1967. Survivors include his mother and father, Ruth and Harold Fortiner of Wawa, Pa.; his wife of 38 years, Priscilla, now of Spanaway, Wash.; his son, John (Stacie) of Seattle, Wash.; two daughters, Annelise (Justin) Torgerson and Elise (Tom) Barker; and a grandson.Max Robert Barker.



'26 Frei of Hendersonville,

May 8, 1998. She was 94. Her connectionsto Hope and Holland,Mich., ran deep. The daughter of Gerrit and Alice DuMez, she was born at 100 E. 13th St., just south of the main Hope campus. She was raised in Holland, and graduated from Holland High School. Her father and his brotherfounded the former DuMez' store downtown. She established the DuMez Endowed N.C., died on Friday,

Professorship in English at

Donald A. Dykstra

'43 of Bradenton, Fla.,

He had been president of the LochmoorClub Woods, Mich., where he was a former golf champion.He was a member of the Detroit Athletic Club and the DetroitAthletic Club Bowling Hall of Fame. He was a member of Grosse Pointe Memorial Church. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; a daughter, Donna Bacon; two sons, Donald and David; three brothers; and seven grandchildren. in Grosse Pointe



June of 1996.

She had also created two endowed scholarships at the college: "The Walter H. and Mabelle DuMez Frei ScholarshipFund," and "The Gerrit and Alice DuMez Memorial Scholarship." She majored in English at Hope. Prior to retirement, she had worked as a teacher of both French and English, with the YWCA, at Middle CollegiateChurch in New York City and in social services in Michigan. She was a former member of Third Reformed Church in Holland. She had lived in North

has been received of the death of Leora

(Lee) Remtema '64 Elders of Holland, Mich.,

who died on

Friday, July 17, 1998.



mation will apear in the next issue of news from Hope College.


has been received of the death of Robert H. Fortiner '55 of Roy, Wash., who died on Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998. He was 63. He was born on May 28, 1934, in Camden,

NJ. He receiveda degree

John Moerman '57 of Mayerthorpe, Alberta, Canada, died on Saturday,March 28, 1998. He was 75. He had served the following congregationsof the Reformed Church in America: First, Galt, Ontario; Emmanuel Community, Edmonton, Alberta (twice); Monarch,Alberta;and Grace Community,Surrey, BritishColumbia. Survivors include his wife, Corrie; six sons; and two daughters.

Theodore Oegema '41 of Muskegon,Mich., Monday, May 4, 1998. He was 79. He was pastor of Twin Lakes Reformed Church in Kalamazoo, Mich.; taught Bible and was college pastor at Northwestern College in died on

Carolina since 1965.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and by her husband, Walter. Survivorsinclude nieces, nephews and cousins.

Myra Wiersma '56 Geraci of New Windsor, May 15, 1998. She was 64.

N.Y., died on Friday,

Survivors include her husband, Joseph


Robert A. Luidens '42 of Holland, Mich., died on Wednesday, June 24, 1998. He was 78. Bom in Moline, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was co-owner, along with his brother, of Luidens Brothers Wholesale Foods for more than 35 years, and retired in 1980. He was a member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church. Survivorsinclude his wife, Harriet; children, Tom and Nora Luidens of Hudsonville,Mich., Mary and Steve Prins of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Kathy and Steve Ippel of Kentwood, Mich.; nine grandchildren;a sister-in-law, Marcelle Luidens of Zeeland,Mich.; brothers- and sisters-in-law. Dr. Henry and Betty Smit of Grand Rapids,Pierson Smit of Loveland,Colo., Marcia Smit of Flolland, and Marian and Dale Baker of Fludsonville; and nieces and nephews.


Geraci; children, Mary and Gus Kelder, Joseph S.

and Michele Geraci of New Windsor, Rich and Elaine Geraci of Washington, and Gregory and Maria Geraci of Newburgh, N.Y.; sisters,Mary Klomparens of Michigan,Joyce Adams of Washington, Maxine (Mickie) Mesbergen, Leona Vereekee,Stephanie Harter, Betty Gail and Sue Lynn, all of Michigan;brothers, Ronald Wiersma of Arkansas and Norman (Duke) Wiersma of Michigan; and 10 grandchildren.

Orange City, Iowa; taught at Western Michigan Christian High School in Muskegon; and served as a representative of World Vision. Survivors includehis wife, Geneva; and six children,Theodore,David, Daniel, Timothy, Stephen and Deborah.

Word has been received of the death of Jack Charles Pelon '29 of Meredith, N.H., who died on Thursday, March 19, 1998. Doris Stickle '59 Peschel died on Saturday,

Dec. 6, 1997, in Manlius, N.Y., after a three-and-a-halfyear struggle with ALS. She was 60.

Bom in medicine from the

Universityof RochesterMedical School. While sen'ing in the United States Army, he did an internship and a psychiatric residencyat Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Word has been received of the death of Linda Kay Elferink '72 Kramer of Drayton, Ontario, Canada, who died on Saturday, June 27, 1998, of cancer. More informationwill appear in the next issue of news from Hope College.

into a

large family in Palisades Park, N.J.,

she is survivedby all of her brothers and sisters;

her son and daughter-in-law,Tom and Laurie Peschel, who cared for her in their home during the last two years of her illness; and her daughter and son-in-law,Sarah and David Edison.

Lucille Boeve (Prep '33) Brondyke of Holland, Mich., died on Friday, June 12, 1998. She was 82. She was born in Fillmore, Mich., to Gerrit and Reka Boeve. She attended the Fillmore schools

in addition to graduating from Hope Preparatory School. She received a nursing degree from Grand Rapids (Mich.) Junior College and worked for 18 years at Holland

Community Hospital. She was a member of Trinity Reformed Church, the Ladies Guild for Christian Service, church choir and Evergreen Commons. She also taught Sunday school for many years and volunteered at Holland Community Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmert, in 1992. Survivorsinclude her children, Ruthann and Gordon Bouws of Hudsonville,Mich., Lois and Bob Hoving of Holland, William and Janice Brondyke of Marquette,and Chuck and Sandra Brondyke of Las Vegas, Nev.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Rena Boeve of HoUand, and Dorothy and Walter Boehner of Baldwin;brothers-in-law, Glenn and Marge Fynewever of Holland,and Ray and Kay Brondyke of Holland; and nephews, nieces and cousins.

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e-mail address

Jacob DeYoung '50 of St. Louis, Mich., died on Friday, May 1, 1998. He was 71. He was bom on May 14, 1926, in Grandville, Mich., the son of Thies and Marie (Sagman) DeYoung. In addition to Hope, he was a graduate of


State University.

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has been received of the death of Christine VerHulst'37 Brown of Middleton, Mich., who died on Monday, July 27, 1998. More informationwill appear in the next issue of news from Hope College.




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Following her graduation from Hope, Doris taught fourth grade in New Jersey. She married Thom Pescheland devoted herself to raising a family. Because of the challenges of their children's early diagnosed juvenile diabetes, Doris became interested in medical care and eventually received her RN from Syracuse University. In 1988, she moved to California, where she worked in the Veterans Hospital in Palo Alto. She was very popular with her patients and fellow workers, who were sad to see her leave when the effects of her illness made it impossible for her to continueworking. She was a member of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, and was very active in its singles ministry.

Word has been received of the death of Vernon B. Roelofs '71 of Collegeville, Pa., who died on Wednesday, July 29, 1998. More information will appear in the next issue of news from Hope College. Bernard W. Rottschaefer '34, formerly of Wyomissing, Pa., died on Sunday, April 19, 1998, in Doylestown,Pa. He was 86. Bom in Madanapalle,India, he was the son of the late Dr. Bernard Rottschaeferand Bernice Takken Rottschaefer. He attendedKodaikanal (India) International School and graduated from Holland (Mich.) High School in 1930. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from the Universityof Michigan in 1935 and 1939 respectively. His career was spent in the dyestuff industry. He retiredfrom Crompton & Knowles Corp. He was a licensed private pilot, and with his wife spent almost 30 years flying their Piper



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Tri-Pacer to destinations in all the lower 48 states

and Canada. He was a member of the American Chemical Society for 63 years, the Reading Chemists Club, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots

Association,the Experimental Aircraft Qub. He was the husband of the late Ellen Schock

Association and the DistelfinkAero

Rottschaefer, his wife of more than 61 years.


the father of Dr. Bernard L. of New Kensington,Pa.; Dr. Susan, of Hartsville, Bucks County, Pa.; and Ellen D., wife of Dr. James D. Olson, of Charleston, W.Va. He was the brother of Margaret, widow of James H. Norton, of Rochester Hills, Mich.; Jean, widow of Dr. E. Gifford Upjohn, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Helen, widow of Thomas O. Fleming, of Las Vegas, Nev.; and Dr. Robert T. Rottschaeferof Palm Desert, Calif. There are nine children and two great-grandchildren.



has been received of the death of Jay G.

Rutgers '49 of Upper Gweneddy, Pa., who died on Friday, July 17, 1998. More informationwill apear in the next issue of news from Hope College. J. Coert Rylaarsdam '31 of Chicago,HI., died on Wednesday, March 25, 1998. He was bom in Minnesota in 1906, and was a 1927 graduate of Northwestern Academy. He graduatedfrom New BrunswickTheological Seminary in 1938. He earned his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1945. Hope presented him with an honorary degree, a doctorate of divinity (D.D.),during the college's Opening Convocation on August 28, 1984. He also held honorary degrees from the other two colleges affilated with the Reformed Church in America: Central College (D.D., 1958) and

Northwestern College (doctor of holy scriptures, D.S.S.,


He began his teaching career in Basra, Iraq, in 1931, at the American School for Boys, where he was an instructorin English for four years. From 1941 to 1945, he was a professor in the Hebrew Scriptures at New Brunswick Theological Seminary. In 1945, he became a member of the faculty of the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. He served as Professor of Old Testament Theology until July of 1972, when he retiredwith

of Representatives. He was elected chair of the

Michigan RepublicanPart)' in 1961, and served in that capacity for two years. He joined the Michigan Manufacturers Association in 1963, and remained there as president until his retirement in 1978.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He was formerly a member of the Country Club



Survivors include his children,Jan and Erwin

Voogd of Sioux Center, Iowa, Kris Van Peursem of Grand Ledge, and David and Barbara Van

emeritus status.


He subsequentlyspent nine years as a professor in the Theology Department of Marquette University, also concludingwith emeritus status. He and his wife, Harriet, had two children, John and Katharine.

13 great-grandchildren: a sister, Arloa and James

Word has been received of the death of James W. Tysse '34 of Holland, Mich., who died on Wednesday,July 22, 1998. More information will appear in the next issue of Hope College. George M. Van Peursem

'34 of



Grand Ledge,

Mich., died on Saturday, June 20, 1998. He



He was a 1930 graduate of Zeeland (Mich.) High School. He attended Hope for two years before receiving his law degree from Chicago Kent College of Law in 1936. He marriedGladys Irene Dillman in 1936. She preceded him in death in 1997. He practiced law in Illinois until his return to Zeeland in 1948. He ran for the Michigan legislature in 1950, and represented Ottawa County for four terms, the last as speakerof the state House


Brighton, Mich.; seven grandchildren;

Tysse of Holland, Mich.; and nieces and nephews.

Rodney Wissink '54 of Hudsonville,Mich., died on Sunday, May 24, 1998, after a brief illness.He was 66. He began his career as a teacher at Rogers High School. He later served as principal at Clyde Park Elementary School and Jackson Park Junior High School. He retired in 1985. Following his retirement,he acted as a spokesman for the Grand Rapids Chapter of the Michigan Brain Injury Association, an organization he had previously served as president.He was a member of Parkwood Presbyterian Church. Survivorsincludehis wife, Betty Wissink of Hudsonville;daughter, Lori Wissink of Grand Rapids, Mich.; daughter and son-in-law, Jeri Wissink '81 Sayer and Steve Sayer '81 of East Stroudsburg, Pa.; grandchildren,Nathan and Christina Sayer, of East Stroudsburg;his father, the Rev. Charles Wissink of Grand Rapids;his sister, Harriet Wissink '60 Engbers and Jim Engbers of Grand Rapids; his brother, Charles Wissink '52 and Barb Wierenga '52 Wissink of Levittown,Pa.; and numerous in-laws,nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Geraldine Wissink. Sara Winter '16 Zwemer of Claremont, died on Saturday,June 20, 1998. She was



She was a long-timemissionaryto India. She went to India with her husband, Ted, in 1923, and stayed on after his death 12 years later. She retired in 1961.

Sympathy To The family of Hazel (Eleanor)Hoffman of Holland, Mich., who died on Wednesday,July 1,

1998, at age 84.

She was the widow of the Rev. Harold Hoffman '32, who died in 1989. Survivors include her son. Bob Hoffman '59 of Acworth, Ga.; two grandchildren;a sister-in-law, Lillian

Tazelaarof Holland; and nieces and nephews.

The family of Robert A. Kehoe of Cedar Springs,Mich., who died on Saturday, May 2, 1998, at age 71.

He was


husband of Nancy Plewes


Kehoe. In addition to his wife, survivors include


sisters-in-law,Barbara (John) Pratt of Mapleton,


and Fumiko



(David) Michael


and several nieces and nephews.

The family of Roger F. Murray II of Wolfeboro, N.H., who died on Monday, April 13,

1998, at age 86. a member of the faculty and an dean with the Columbia University

He had been associate

Graduate School of Business, and was vice president and economist and executivevice president and chair of the CREF Finance Committee, Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association and College Retirement Equities Fund. He was an expert witnessfor the passage of the Keogh Act and originator of the IndividualRetirementAccount concept. Hope had awarded him an honorary degree, an LL.D., in 1960. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Agnes McDede Murray, a son, Roger F. Murray III, and a daughter-in-law,Linda T. Murray, all of Wolfeboro; three grandchildren, Jennifer A. Murray of Boston, Mass., and Deborah M. Murray and John W. Murray of Wolfeboro; a sister.Maty M. Westcote of Glen Ridge, N.J.; and nieces and nephews.

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Celebrate in '98 Homecoming Weekend, FRIDAY,


11 a.m. H-Club Registrationand Reception,



Haworth Inn and ConferenceCenter.

Morning 21st Annual Run-Bike-Swim-Walk. The event will include a physical enhancement

10 a.m - 5 p.m. David Smith Exhibition: "Medals for Dishonor," gallery,

Oct. 9-11

De Free Art Center.

program in the Dow Health and

4 p.m. Department of Chemistry Seminar. Dr.


William J. Hoekstra '83 from the R.W. Johnson PharmaceuticalResearch Institutewill speak in

Education Center; a two-mile prediction walk; a 5K run; 3/4-, 3.5- and 5-mile criterium bicycling events; and quarter-mile and half-mile


swims. Starting times


vary. Please call the Center at (616) 395-7690 for more information.

B50, Peale Science Center.

p.m. Social Activities Committee (SAC) is holding its fifth annual Hoedown at Teusink's Pony Farm, 1468 W. 32nd Street. Activitieswill and



is free

and alumni are

Advanced registration


Alumni Men's






Soccer hosts Defiance College, Buys

Athletic Field.

1 p.m.

Homecoming Parade




show featuring the Belding High School marching band, Holland Municipal 1:30 p.m. Pre-game

Class of 1988 - 10-Year Class Reunion Party.

10 a.m. Reunion Brunches for Classes '83, '88, and '93. Advanced registrationrequired. Locations

Advanced registration


at registration.

10 - 11:15 a.m.

Class of 1993 - 5-Year Class Reunion Party. Advanced registration required.

Fraternity Open

1-5 p.m. David Smith Exhibition: "Medals Dishonor," gallery, De Free Art Center.




9 a.m. Alumni Symphonette rehearsal. Snow 9:30 a.m.

Class of 1983 - 15-Year Class Reunion Party.

Sorority Luncheons

Noon Women's

Auditorium, Nykerk Hall




8:30-9:30 a.m. Registration for Reunion Brunches, Haworth Inn and ConferenceCenter lobby.


include hayrides, country line dancing, food

11:30 a.m. H-Club Luncheon, Haworth Inn and ConferenceCenter. The H-Club will be honoring coaches and members of the 1958, 1968, 1988 and 1998 men's basketball MIAA championshipteams. Advanced registration required.

Alumni Chapel Choir


Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

Stadium. 2 p.m. Football hosts Kalamazoo College, Holland Municipal Stadium. Halftime activitieswill include music by the Belding High School marching band, introductionof the Homecoming Court, and crowning of the king and queen. 2 p.m. Men's Soccer hosts Adrian College, Buys

Farewell Year The weekend's "Alumni Symphonette" concert will be a

good opportunity for alumni


7 p.m. Alumni Symphonette Reunion Dinner, Alpenrose Restaurant. Advanced registration required.

extend best

wishes to Dr. Robert Ritsema '57, who is retiring at the conclusion of the 1998-99 school year. Dr. Ritsema, professor of music and conductor of the orchestra and Symphonette, has been a member

Hope faculty since 1967. The "Alumni Symphonette" concert will be held on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial

of the

Chapel. The public is invited, and admission is free. The rehearsals for the concert will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. in Snow Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music, and on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. There will also be an optional dinner on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Alpenrose in downtown Holland. Additional information about participating in the concert may be obtained by calling Dr. Ritsema at (616) 395-7652.

Athletic Field.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11 10 a.m. Alumni Chapel Choir rehearsal,Dimnent

Memorial Chapel.

Homecoming Worship Service featuring Chapel Choir, and Alumni Chapel Choir, with guest preacher the Rev. Dr. Timothy Brown '73, Dimnent Memorial Chapel. 11 a.m. the

1-5 p.m. David Smith Exhibition: "Medals Dishonor," gallery, De Free Art Center.


Alumni Symphonette rehearsal, Dimnent Memorial Chapel. 1 p.m.

p.m. Alumni Symphonetteconcert, Dimnent Memorial Chapel. 3

Additionalinformation concerning Homecoming activities may be obtained by calling the Office of Public and Alumni Relations, (616) 395-7860.

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