Dordt College News

Mellema new Director of Annual Giving

July 20, 2006

Barb Mellema

Barb Mellema has been hired as the Director of Annual Giving at Dordt College, where she began her new role July 17.

Mellema, Sioux Center, graduated from Dordt College in May of 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. She owned and operated Mane Attraction Hair Salon in Sioux Center for 22 years, and blended her work schedule with classes at Dordt College from 1991 to 2003.

As Director of Annual Giving, Mellema is primarily responsible for planning and directing the college’s annual fund drive for operational support, the spring debt reduction drive, and fund raising and donor cultivation activities in assigned territories.

Mellema said she was excited about the opportunities this position provides for meeting people, renewing acquaintances and building new friendships. She is the wife of Brian Mellema, who works in the maintenance department at Dordt College. Barb and Brian have two children: Maggie, who will be a senior at Dordt this year; and Lee, who will be a freshman at Dordt in the fall.

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