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Dordt College invites twenty-four into Kuyper Scholars Program

Dordt College has invited twenty-four finalists to participate in the Kuyper Scholars Program (KSP), beginning this fall. Those who accept the invitation will receive a KSP scholarship and complete an eighteen-credit minor in interdisciplinary and theoretical studies and seminars.

Co-Directors Mary Dengler and Arnold Sikkema announced the recipients: Kathryn Buyck, Danvers, Minnesota; Kimberly Deelstra, Shoreline, Washington; Amanda De Jong, Goleta, California; Kelsie De Nooy, Denver, Colorado; Connie DuMez, Brookfield, Wisconsin; Grant Dykstra, Highland, Indiana; Nicole Gassman, Ames, Iowa; Sara Hanenburg, Milaca, Minnesota; Jessica Hanko, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Ann Harman, Marthasville, Missouri; Tina Heilman, Orange City, Iowa; Melissa Kallevig, Kandiyohi, Minnesota; Robert Kangas, Plymouth, Minnesota; Ashley Kaspe, Lansing, Illinois; Erin Magnuson, Wayne, Nebraska; Claire McWilliams, Champaign, Illinois; Kyle Sanniec, Chandler, Arizona; Kylie Schafer, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota; Joshua Soodsma, Hudsonville, Michigan; Justin Vander Schaaf, Baraboo, Wisconsin; Geron Van Essen, Lebanon, Oregon; Janna Vermeer, Maurice, Iowa; and Katiegrace Youngsma, Douglas, Massachusetts.

The KSP is designed to develop studentsí scholarly gifts through a program grounded in a Kuyperian perspective. It begins with courses in Rhetoric and Christian Scholarship. Students then participate in and lead a number of interdisciplinary seminars, do interdisciplinary/theoretical projects, and design independent and group projects in (or outside) their major, which they present to the academic community. These projects will prepare them for leadership in the Christian and world community.