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Alumni give back to the college in many ways, including by returning to campus and sharing their talents and insight through performances and presentations. The classnotes in these pages include numerous such examples. Pictured are two from January, from master classes for music students scheduled in conjunction with concerts. In the photo at left, Dan Ebeling ’04 (center of image) sings with Nov. 6, presenting “The Algebra and Geometry of Flags.” She is a Ph.D. candidate in mathematics at Notre Dame University. Karena Schroeder ’08 of Ann Arbor, Mich., will be completing an MBA internship this summer in New York City doing global M&A advisory for Rothschild. Jeni Hansen ’08 Sincoff Gard is currently pursuing her master of fine arts in ceramics from The Ohio State University. Keith Trojniak ’08 was recently promoted to the rank of captain in the United States Marine Corps. He has completed one combat tour in Afghanistan and currently works on the commanding general’s staff for 2nd Marine Division, stationed on the Marine Corps base camp in Lejeune, N.C. Timothy Carter ’09 traveled to Kenya with Samaritan’s Purse in August 2011 to provide emergency relief for drought victims. In January 2012, he became the senior program manager for the Tana River County in Kenya, managing a variety of relief and development programs related to water, sanitation, hygiene, flooding, tribal conflict, and other members of the Suspicious Cheese Lords, an all-male, a cappella, early-music ensemble that performed in concert later that day, Friday, Jan. 18, through the Great Performance Series. In the photo at right, pianist Christopher Turbessi ’08 works with students on Friday, Jan. 11, while on campus for a guest recital he performed with soprano Anne Jennifer Nash on Sunday, Jan. 13. Jonathan Kinsey ’12 is attending DePaul Graduate School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. ministry and evangelism. Ashley DeVecht ’09 of Chicago, Ill., was a guest panelist for the Careers in Communication Panel on Tuesday, Nov. 20. She is the director of communication at Metals Service Center Institute. Christopher Erickson ’09 of Valparaiso, Ind., passed the July 2012 Indiana Bar Exam and was subsequently hired as an associate attorney for the Davis Disability Group in LaPorte, Ind. His practice focuses on social security disability and workers’ compensation law. Brett Kingma ’09 of Baltimore, Md., will graduate from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in May and then will complete a two-year residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado in pediatric dentistry. Laura Morningstar ’09 Sutton of Valparaiso, Ind., has completed two of her four years at Valparaiso University, where she is earning her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree. marriages Deb Doorn ’75 VanderLind and S. Chris Jackson, Aug. 24, 2012. Carol Van Eenam ’85 and Steven Jarvis, Jan. 3, 2013. Jill Mannor ’87 and Kenneth Konopka, April 28, 2012, Chicago, Ill. Carlos Gomez ’96 and Elisa Nikoloulias, Oct. 6, 2012, Saugatuck, Mich. Kimberly Collins ’98 and Jason Towler, June 20, 2012, Cozumel, Mexico. Taylor Werkman ’01 and Vincent Halliday, July 17, 2012. Diana Bray ’02 and James Albers, July 9, 2011. Shannon Wixson ’02 and Jeremiah Smith, Jan. 26, 2013, Richland, Mich. Susan DeLange ’03 and Carl Hudec, Oct. 9, 2010. Melissa Homakie ’04 and David Brown, July 22, 2012, San Diego, Calif. Jason Mejeur ’04 and Jacqueline Lacy, May 19, 2012. David Boersma ’05 and Tara Fisher ’09, July 14, 2012, Denver, Colo. Sarah Hartman ’05 and Brian Atz, Oct. 6, 2012, Richmond, Ind. Lindsey Kuipers ’05 and James Compton, April 14, 2012, Grandville, Mich. Emily Schlitz ’05 and Matthew Fix, Nov. 10, 2012. Megan Noll ’06 and Kevin Graves, Nov. 3, 2012. Ashley Rea ’06 and Nathan Little, Sept. 8, 2012. Kali Hess ’07 and Addison Haynes ’08, June 9, 2012. Jeni Hansen ’08 and Forrest Sincoff Gard, June 16, 2012. Brittany Berry ’08 and Kevin Kukulski, May 12, 2012. Carolyn Morse ’08 and Evan Singley, October 2010. Benjamin Pitcher ’07 and Megan McCormick ’08, Oct. 22, 2012, Grand Rapids, Mich. Laura Morningstar ’09 and Tyler Sutton, Dec. 15, 2012, Chesterton, Ind. Amy Howard ’09 and Garrett Stover, Aug. 3, 2012, Holland, Mich. Esther Joy Thompson ’09 and Joshua Jansen, Aug. 4, 2012. Steve Donkersloot ’10 and Lyndsey Visser, Dec. 31, 2012. Stephen Shaffer ’10 and Olga Noordam, May 19, 2012. Emily Sicard ’10 and Trevor Nickerson, Aug. 11, 2012, Holland, Mich. Kristi Van Dyke ’10 and Zebulin Driscoll, April 20, 2012, Holland, Mich. Joshua Zoerhof ’10 and Helen Gay ’12, Jan. 1, 2013, Petoskey, Mich. Christopher Cohrs ’11 and Cassaundra Warner ’11, July 21, 2012, Holland, Mich. Benjamin Mahaffie ’11 and Kathryn Sawyer ’11, Sept. 1, 2012, Batavia, Ill. Kori Nieuwsma ’11 and Jacob Vander Yacht ’11, July 7, 2012, Eagan, Minn. Courtney Dernberger ’12 and Alexander Porte ’12, Dec. 15, 2012. Bethany Gravert ’12 and Zach Nordhof, June 2, 2012, Zeeland, Mich. New Arrivals Jean Luttmann ’73 Riley and Mark Riley, Angel, Jan. 6, 1993; Yazmin, Jan. 17, 1995; Manuel, April 30, 1998; and Rafael, April 30, 1998. Randal Klingenberg ’83 and Jane Smart ’86 Klingenberg, Kendal Di Anne Jia. Traveled to China in April 2012 and celebrated Kendal’s third birthday while in China. Joel Schoon-Tanis ’89 and Kathryn Schoon-Tanis ’95, Beatrix Kay, Dec. 31, 2012. Bretton Folkert ’93 and Julie Bos ’93 Folkert, William Bretton Folkert, Feb. 20, 2013. Ruth Niebauer ’93 and Joerg Lattwein, Nele Sophie, Oct. 29, 2011. Allison Goins ’94 Ash and Jeff Ash, Madelyn Nicole, March 23, 2012. Karen Graham-Cannon ’96 and Mike Cannon, John Graham April 12, 2012. Alina Boyadjieva ’97 and Ivaylo Mateev, Ian Bennett, Dec. 31, 2012. Monica Mellen-Crandell ’97 and Bradley Mellen-Crandell ’98, Faith Victoria, Nov. 9, 2012. Craig Phillips ’97 and Kristin Schneider ’02 Phillips, Charlotte Alina, Jan. 2, 2013. Chad Bays ’98 and Rosemarie Bays, Gianna Grace, Feb. 11, 2013. Brian Dykhuis ’98 and Rebecca Hollenbeck ’98 Dykhuis, Harvey Kenneth, Jan. 31, 2012. Amy Lynn Halverson ’98 and Daniel Tatlock, Grace Beatrice, Oct. 23, 2012. Craig Phillips ’99 and Kristin Schneider ’02 Phillips, Charlotte Alina, Jan. 2, 2013. Margaret Klott ’00 Greshaw and 10s Allyse Watters ’10 of Grand Rapids, Mich., received Kent County’s John P. Steketee Child Advocate of the Year Award for 2012. Emily Sicard ’10 Nickerson of South Haven, Mich., is a digital and social media coordinator at Consumers Credit Union. Staci Pessetti ’10 joined CommWell Health as a family medicine physician assistant in January. She is licensed by the North Carolina Medical Board. Emily Kreichelt ’11 of Northville, Mich., is employed at Arbor Preparatory High School in Ypsilanti, Mich., as a biology, honors biology and AP biology teacher. Magdalene Reishus ’11 Mastin of Holland, Mich., participated in a panel discussion at Hope College on Monday, Feb. 25, and Tuesday, Feb. 26, regarding English degree careers. She is the operations manager at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. A total of 43 seniors graduated with honors in December. Please visit the college’s web site for the list. June 2012 April 2013 27

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