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Dordt Professor Speaks at Commencement Ceremony

May 11, 2001

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa; May, 2001–Nearly 300 students and four professors will cap off their college careers when Dordt College holds its 2001 commencement ceremony on Friday, May 11. The ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. Those graduating will receive diplomas in the associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, and master of education degree programs.

Seating in the B.J. Haan Auditorium has been reserved for immediate family members of the graduates, so there will be no general seating in the auditorium. Other friends and family members will be seated in two lecture halls on campus (C-160, S-101) with a video feed onto large screens.

Dr. Calvin Jongsma, Dordt College Professor of Mathematics, will present the commencement address, which he has titled “The Coinage of a Dordt Degree.” Jongsma has taught more than twenty different courses since coming to Dordt in 1982. He has been chairperson of the General Education Committee since 1993. Jongsma is an active member of the Association for Christians in the Mathematical Sciences and a co-author of Bibliography of Christianity and Mathematics. Along with his academic interests, Jongsma enjoys quality music, and is currently president of the Sioux County Oratorio Chorus.

Following the commencement ceremony, Dordt’s newest alumni and their families and friends are invited to a reception in the recreation center, hosted by the Alumni Association.

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