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Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training as a recruitment specialist. Aaron Chew ’12 is a fourth-grade teacher at New Groningen Elementary in Zeeland, Mich. Jennifer Muisenga ’12 has accepted a full-time dance position for a high school in Yuma, Ariz. Linelly Olmeda-Santos ’12 is currently preparing to begin her master’s at Drexel University for dance therapy. Meghan Tiernan ’12 is teaching art and English at Oakland Flex Tech in Plymouth, Mich. Renee Wynveen ’12 completed her first year of graduate studies with the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna, Italy, and this summer has been working with the International Organization for Migration in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Skyler Adams ’13 has joined the admissions recruitment staff at Hope. Lauren Ahern ’13 is a fourth-grade teacher at the American Academy of Casablanca in Morocco. Briana Beyer ’13 is a sales counselor for Allen Edwin Homes, working in Holland and Grand Rapids, Mich. Erica Budge ’13 is a quality analyst at Auto-Owners Insurance in Lansing, Mich. Mindy Carlson ’13 will be teaching special education at Venetucci Elementary School in Colorado Springs, Colo. Amanda Carson ’13 has been accepted in the selective residency program with AUSL in Chicago. She will be pursuing a master’s in urban education while working side-by-side with an experienced teacher in the schools. Haley DeRoo ’13 is a second-grade teacher at Borculo Christian School. Rachel Elzinga ’13 has accepted a Fulbright Grant and will spend the 2013-14 school year as an English teaching assistant in a rural Nepali school. Erin Etter ’13 is teaching at E.P. Clarke Elementary in St. Joseph, Mich. Sharon Hecker ’13 is working with Abundant Life Christian Schools in La Union, Honduras. Jake Hedges ’13 is teaching third grade at Adams Elementary School in Zeeland, Mich. Jeannie Horner ’13 accepted a special education position at Lincoln Elementary in Demotte, Ind. Katie Kramer ’13 is teaching fifth grade in Phoenix, Ariz. Sarah Krueger ’13 is the marketing coordinator for Kregel Publications in Grand Rapids, Mich. Annalise Larson ’13 is teaching in a fifth-grade Spanish immersion program in Rockford, Mich. Virginia Ley ’13 is working in special education with the Berrien RESA in St. Joseph, Mich. Sarah Lidgard ’13 is teaching third grade in Cedar Springs, Mich. Henry Morrow ’13 has joined the admissions recruitment staff at Hope. Brooke Nienhuis ’13 has accepted a middle school physical education/health position with Zeeland Public Schools. Adam Peplinski ’13 will be teaching secondary general science in Detroit through Teach For America. Kristina Rikkonen ’13 is an assistant to Jean Marie Hansen, attorney, P.C. and is helping Hansen and staff to research and write a book on health, wellness and human consciousness. Forrest Tarsa ’13 of Cedar, Mich., received the Renner Associate SID Award from the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. He was a student assistant in Hope’s sports information office. Jessica Wells ’13 is a six-eighth-grade vocal and five-12 instrumental music teacher for the Clinton Community School District in Clinton, Iowa. Marriages Alfred Medendorp ’79 and Mary Botkin ’81, Jan. 23, 2013. Susie Thompson ’87 and Jeff Doering, Jan. 5, 2013. Rosanna Sutton ’03 and Steven Van Wyck ’09, March 24, 2012. Lauren Caluory ’05 and Ray McKolay, May 4, 2013, Traverse City, Mich. Elizabeth Horstman ’05 and Craig Morehouse, May 4, 2013, Spring Lake, Mich. Joe Mendenhall ’05 and April Suzanne Beasley, Dec. 8, 2012. Greg Borst ’06 and Christine Walsh, March 5, 2011, Holland Mich. Amber Hauptman ’06 and Scott Rynbrandt ’07, May 25, 2013, Dripping Springs, Texas. Christine Garcia ’08 and Scott Glaser ’08, June 15, 2013, Battle Creek, Mich. Katie Bennett ’09 and Michael Hobson ’09, July 6, 2013, Arlington, Texas. Katie Haines ’10 and Alex Riemann, July 6, 2013, Midland, Mich. Kirsten Schroeder ’10 and Jeffry M. Phillips II, July 6, 2013, Bay View, Mich. Amanda Bieri ’11 and Nathan Rauh, Aug 9, 2013, Holland, Mich. Colleen McIntyre ’11 and R. Jeff Largent ’11, June 1, 2013. Jeff Skaff ’10 has received a Lilly Fellows Program Award. He just finished his M.Div. at Princeton Theological Seminary and is working on his Ph.D. in systematic theology. “The Lilly Graduate Fellow Program will provide an excellent opportunity for me to interact with graduate students who have a wide range of academic interests and to think together with them about what it means to be a Christian academic and to teach at a Christian college or university,” he said. He was selected by a nine-member selection committee who interviewed 24 finalists (who were selected from 60 applicants). Michael Connelly ’12 and Natalia Granzotto ’13, June 14, 2013, Holland, Mich. Andrew Rose ’12 and Claire Triner ’13, July 6, 2013, Wauconda, Ill. New Arrivals Jeri Wissink ’81 Sayer and Steve Sayer ’81, Yulia Faith, May 17, 2002, and Victoria Grace, Dec. 12, 2002, both from Ukraine, arrived into their family on April 5, 2013. Michael Cheek ’90 and Wendy Sherwood ’92 Cheek, Caleb Spencer, born Sept. 12, 2011 and adopted Dec. 27, 2012. Travis Long ’96 and Shannon Laursen ’97, Vivian Elise, Dec. 10, 2012. Kevin Nash ’97 and Amy Nash, Jayden Thomas, June 5, 2013. Angela de Forest ’98 Houchin and Timothy Houchin, Audrey Diane, Sept. 11, 2005; Oliver Milton June 9, 2008; and Nigel Forest, Dec. 19, 2012. Todd Chassee ’99 and Amanda Peters ’01 Chassee, Elliot Jude, Nov. 1, 2012. Molly Formsma ’99 and Chris Formsma ’00, Kate Elyse, March 27, 2013. Renee Carlson ’99 Scoville and Jonathan Scoville, Noah Robert, April 27, 2013. Christa Murphy ’99 Shepard and Ryan Shepard, Graham Michael, June 6, 2012. Ross Baldwin ’00 and Rachel Baldwin, Fiona Freeman, Dec. 15, 2012. Paul Slater ’00 and Laurie Chalifoux ’01, Cameron Paul, March 17, 2013. Daniel Frayer-Griggs ’00 and Jennifer Frayer-Griggs ’01, Levi Thomas, June 1, 2013. John Tyrrell ’00 and Anna Tyrrell, Your gift matters... 40% ALUMNI GIFTS = $ 50 $ $ OR LESS The Hope Fund June 2012 August 2013 27

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