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Alumni

Life after Dordt

The Office of Alumni and External Relations seeks to serve, learn, and deepen relationships between alumni and friends of the college, whether you were a part of the first graduating class or developed a love for Dordt when your children attended. Defender Nation is made up of more than 19,000 alumni effectively working toward Christ-centered renewal in their communities. Let us serve you by connecting you to alumni in your area, sharing stories of how God is using alumni, and keeping you informed of exciting things on campus.

Dordt Stories

Browse inspiring stories about Dordt students, staff, and alumni. Together, we're committed to Christ-centered renewal in all areas of life.

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At Home in Ukraine

Eric Hoeksema

It’s interesting how God directs our lives, says Eric Hoeksema ('03).

Eric Hoeksema

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Bringing "What's Out There" Home

Lee De Haan

Dr. Lee De Haan and Kernza work wonders

Lee De Haan

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A Downtown Ministry in Sioux Falls

Fred Wilgenburg

Fred turns Hairstyling school into downtown ministry

Fred Wilgenburg

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A Step of Faith to Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

Ken Verbrugge

A Step of Faith to Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

Ken Verbrugge

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Taking the Stage

Emily Hageman

Emily Hageman was exactly what Dordt wanted, way back then

Emily Hageman

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A Passion for Special Education

Michelle Adams

Michelle travels far to spread her love and passion

Michelle Adams

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Gaining in Engineering

Monique Lieuwen

Monique travels from Canada to get a Christian education and engineering degree

Monique Lieuwen

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Focusing on the "Soul of the Church"

Chuck De Groat

Chuck goes from aeronautical studies to theological studies

Chuck De Groat

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A Reluctant Politician

Mayor Paul TenHaken

Paul TenHaken hunts for whatever challenging work a color blind graphic designer can locate

Mayor Paul TenHaken

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Booming in Ag

Dr. Chris Boomsma

Dr. Chris Boomsma goes from Chicago suburbanite to Director of Education at the American Society of Agronomy

Dr. Chris Boomsma

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Looking the World Back to Grace

Sara de Waal

Sara overcomes challenging task to finish her degree

Sara de Waal

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Showing the Love of Jesus through Adoption

Liz (Friesema) Hoek

Liz shows her love for Jesus through adoption

Liz (Friesema) Hoek

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Hockey Sticks and a Few Jelly Beans

Herm Van Niejenhuis

The Van Niejenhuis brothers move from Edmonton to Sioux Center for Hockey

Herm Van Niejenhuis

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In Their Honor

Aaron van Beek

Aaron Van Beek shows appreciation for those who serve in the military

Aaron van Beek

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A Lifetime of Learning

Jane Wolterstorff

Jane Wolterstorff's experiences at Dordt leads her to a lifetime of learning

Jane Wolterstorff

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Dordt Graduates Serving in Wisconsin Politics

Terry Katsma

Dordt graduate Terry Katsma serves in Wisconsin politics

Terry Katsma

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