2002

The Voice: Winter 2002

The Voice

Alumni Council expands by six members


The Alumni Council is a small group representing the interests of the alumni to the college. We think they are also representative of the alumni body_representing the geographic and age diversity of the whole. Six individuals have been newly elected to the council.

Carol (Veldhouse) Ribbens ('72) is in her twentieth year of teaching at Pella Christian Grade School. She and her husband, Bruce, ('74), have four children, two sons who are currently attending Dordt and two daughters who previously attended.

Andy Schuttinga ('97) recently left his position as a family therapist to become an academic advisor in the College of Engineering at Iowa State University. He is married to Bethany (Baker, '97). Andy enjoys reading and listening to music, and for a physical workout, rehabilitating their yard.

Paul Schelhaas ('70) is a middle school teacher and coach at Edgerton Christian School. He and his wife, Anita (Nawyn, ex'73), are the parents of three sons, all of whom have attended or are attending Dordt.

Doug Van Andel ('76) owns his own handyman service and appliance installation business in Lynden, Washington. He and his wife, Noreen (Schemper, '76), have three sons, two who are currently attending Dordt. Doug also serves on the Lynden Christian School board.

Karen (Wiersma) Kooistra ('81) lives in Lynden, Washington, with her husband,
Les, and their two children. She works part-time as a bookkeeper and is active in their church as a youth leader and a deacon.

Rose (Vander Plaats)Van Engen, ('77) is a social worker in the New London-Spicer (Minnesota) school system. She and her husband, Tom ('79), have three sons. The youngest is a freshman at Dordt.