The Voice: Winter 2002

The Voice

Alumni Council will meet during Homecoming

The alumni council meets on campus annually during Homecoming weekend. In addition to carrying out their roles as advocates in their own communities, the council members will provide leadership for a couple of projects in the near future. We're looking forward to moving ahead with plans that were approved several years ago to convert the former president's home to an alumni guest house/center. We envision renovating the home toaccommodate alumni and other campus guests for overnight stays, providing a place to display college memorabilia,and creating a home-like atmospherefor small meetings and receptions. The council will also develop plans to salvage items from the SUB and sell them as a fundraiser for the alumni scholarship program. What would the mailbox that held those important letters from home be worth to you? Or how about one of the “Dordt red” bricks as a keepsake? If a sentimental memento of your college years doesn't appeal to you, consider that a purchase provides additional fundsfor the alumni scholarship. The alumni association awards scholarships to junior students whom the council determines to be excellent representatives of Dordt's mission. Unfortunately, our scholarshiphas not kept pace with increasing tuition costs. The alumni council's long-term goal is to see a significant increase in the endowment that funds the alumni scholarship. The SUB salvage project is a first step toward that goal.

Alumni Council Members Region 1
Helen (De Groot) Bonnema '69
Orange City, Iowa
Nancy (De Wit) Meendering '92
Sioux Center, Iowa
Tammy (Schouten) Rozenboom '85Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Dave Ruter '76
Sioux Center, Iowa
Paul Schelhaas '70
Edgerton, Minnesota
Dayton Vogel '81
Rock Valley, Iowa

Region 2
Becky (Van De Griend) Graves '99
Columbia Heights, Minnesota
Rose (Vander Plaats) Van Engen '77
Spicer, Minnesota

Region 3
Carol (Veldhouse) Ribbens '72
Pella, Iowa
Andy Schuttinga '97
Ames, Iowa

Region 4
Teresa (Weidenaar) Kredit '87
Manhattan, Montana
Dave De Ridder '71
Denver, Colorado

Region 5
Henry Contant '77
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Doug Van Andel '76
Lynden, Washington
Karen (Wiersma) Kooistra '81
Lynden, Washington

Region 6
Clayton Danzeisen '75
Phoenix, Arizona

Region 7
Chuck Adams '90
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Region 8
Sylvan Gerritsma '68
St. Catharines, Ontario
Glenda (Vande Kamp) Kragt '72
Bradenton, Florida
Rhonda (Huizenga) Vogelzang '76
Jericho, Vermont