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Hope College August 2013 : Page 24

Class Notes News and information for class notes, marriages, advanced degrees and deaths are compiled for News from Hope College by Julie Rawlings ’83 Huisingh. In addition to featuring information provided directly by alumni, this section includes news compiled from a variety of public sources and shared here to enhance its service as a way of keeping the members of the Hope family up to date about each other. News should be mailed to: Alumni News; Hope College Public Relations; 141 E. 12th St.; PO Box 9000; Holland, MI 49422-9000. Internet users may send to or submit information via myHope at hope. edu/alumni . All submissions received by the Public Relations Office by Tuesday, July 9, have been included in this issue. Because of the lead time required by this publication’s production schedule, submissions received after that date (with the exception of obituary notices) have been held for the next issue, the deadline for which is Tuesday, Sept. 17. Health Center, and is planning to volunteer in South Africa in October as part of a medical mission trip. He remains active in Hope’s Fifty-Year Circle and the Hope Academy of Senior Professionals (HASP). Clifford Vander Yacht ’56 of Jacksonville, Fla., has a new prosthetic heart valve and reports he is feeling fine. anniversary in June. Glenda Wieman ’65 Vetter of Holland, Mich., and her husband celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June. John Mulder ’67 of Louisville, Ky., published The Spiritual Lives of Dying People: Testimonies of Hope and Courage , with Fr. Paul Scaglione. It is an account of Rev. Scaglione’s remarkable ministry with people who are dying, their stories, and what he has learned about caring for people as they walk the final journey of life. 60s Fritz Kruithof ’61 of Kalamazoo, Mich., and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June. Katherine Reynolds ’61 of Durango, Colo., toured with a select group of members of the auditioned Durango Choral Society under the leadership of Dr. Linda Mack in Croatia and Austria from June 2 to June 17. They sang the Faure Requiem in the Bazilika Srca Isusova in Zagreb, by special invitation of the Croatian Cultural Ministry, the Kodaly Missa Brevis at a Sunday mass at the Salzburg Dom Cathedral under the baton of Kapellmeister Janos Czifra, and in addition to concerts featuring the Faure and DuRufle Requiems in Salzburg at the Stiftung Mozarteum, in Innsbruck at the Großer Stadtsaal, and in Linz at the New Cathedral, the largest cathedral in Austria. The Choral Society also sang at St. Michael’s Church, featured in The Sound of Music , in Mondsee.This was her seventh tour as a member of the Durango Choral Society since joining in 2002. In 2010 she was able to visit the offices of the Hope Vienna Summer School and to meet Dr. Stephen Hemenway. J ohn Vander Schaaf ’62 and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding 70s Jon Constant ’72 of Traverse City, Mich., was inducted into the Traverse City Central High School Hall of Fame on May 31. He taught social studies for 38 years, retiring in 2010. He also coached football and basketball for the Trojans (22 years as head basketball coach) and is the winningest varsity boys’ basketball coach in school history with a 341-161 career record. Penney Morse ’72 Winter of Berea, Ohio, has retired after more than 35 years of teaching, mostly as an intervention specialist for special education students with learning disabilities and mostly at the middle school level. She and her husband Robert Winter ’57 , who also is retired, plan to renovate their home and do some crusiing on their 30-foot sloop, Rag Time . Joe Courter ’73 of Gainesville, Fla., was twice nominated for “Spirit of Gainesville” award in community service. He is the co-founder and director of the Civic Media Center. He is also the publisher of the Gainesville Iguana . Russell Gasero ’73 of East Brunswick, N.J., has collaborated with John Coakley 30s Ruth Fisher ’36 Bosworth of Scottsdale, Ariz., will be celebrating her 99th birthday in September. She is the oldest alumna living west of the Mississippi. George Zuidema ’49 of Holland, Mich., was awarded the 2013 Good Shepherd Award by Resthaven Care Community. The award was established to recognize individuals who have contributed to the well-being of seniors in the community. Dr. Zuidema, who retired in 1995 as vice provost for medical affairs and professor of surgery at the University of Michigan, served on Resthaven’s Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2012. He was also a member of the Hope Board of Trustees from 1988 to 2012, and of the Ottagan Addiction Recovery (OAR) Board from 2000 to 2012. of New Brunswick Theological Seminary on a new book, Transatlantic Pieties: Dutch Clergy in Colonial America . Max Lokers ’74 of Holland, Mich., and his brother are celebrating 100 years of business for Lokers Shoes. Ron Sanford ’74 is a pastor of Faith Reformed Church in Cedar Grove, Wis. 50s Hugh Campbell ’51 of Holland, Mich., is a retired eye doctor and presently volunteers at the Holland Free Health Clinic, Mel Trotter and St. Catherine’s A Commitment to Future Generations Glenn ’71 and Jane Voogd ’75 Lowe enjoy a long history with Hope College. They have accumulated many memories—as students and alums, as Hope parents, Glenn as an 18-year member of the staff, and Jane as the daughter of longtime Hope Professor Dr. Henry Voogd ’41—and feel blessed to have built relationships that will last a lifetime. The Lowes are firm in their belief that Hope College has a history of defying the myth that an institution of higher education cannot be at the same time academically superior and intentionally Christian—and that planned gifts have helped make Hope what it is today. As Glenn indicates, “The next generation will benefit from our generosity.” Hope is grateful to all of the 700-plus members of the Dimnent Heritage Society for their generosity in supporting the students and faculty of the college. Throughout the college’s history, planned gifts from friends like Glenn and Jane have helped shape the character of Hope College and its community. Glenn ’71 and Jane Voogd ’75 Lowe For more information contact: John A. Ruiter, J.D. Dir. of Planned Giving Voice: (616)395-7779 E-Mail: 24 24 News News From From Hope Hope College College

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