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Hope College June 2014 : Page 28

Mackenzie Kostizen ’14 will pursue a Ph.D., in clinical psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy. Drew Krumm ’14 will be taking a gap year before medical school. Christian Leathley ’14 is serving as the assistant to Josh Byrenes, the general manager for the San Diego Padres baseball team in California. Sarah Leonard ’14 moved to Washington, D.C., for a one-year volunteer commitment for Lutheran Volunteer Corps. She will be working as a case manager, assisting the homeless population at Miriam’s Kitchen. Camerra Lightbourn ’14 will be working as a corps member with Teach for America as an eighth-grade English language arts teacher in Charlotte, N.C. She will also be pursuing a master’s in educational leadership at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Rebekah Mackley ’14 will be attending the University of Michigan for a graduate degree in social work. Sheri McCormack ’14 will be attending the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Molly McNair ’14 is a costume designer for the Heritage Theatre Company in Grand Rapids, Mich. Ellen Milroy ’14 will be attending North Carolina State University in the master’s of higher education administration program. Her assistantship will be in the Offi ce of International Education. Brina Miltenberger ’14 will pursue a Master of Social Work degree at Western Michigan University in the advanced standing program. Hilary Moir ’14 is working for BDO, USA, LLP in the Grand Rapids, Mich., offi ce. Alex Mouw ’14 will pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing at Purdue University. He is also a member of the Lilly Graduate Fellows program. Robin Neuert ’14 will be student teaching at Grandville High School and will be getting married in July. Molly O’Brien ’14 has moved to Grand Rapids, Mich., and is working for Serendipity Media, LLC. Kelsey O’Brien ’14 will be going into fi lm production and will continue to perform in orchestras as much as possible. Miranda Orlando ’14 is working as a patient care technician at a hospital in Illinois. Kate Palmer ’14 will be attending Midwestern University for a graduate degree in occupational therapy. Amanda Palomino ’14 will pursue a master’s in library science at University of Michigan School of Information Program. AnnMarie Paparelli ’14 moved to San Francisco and will be in charge of marketing and management at Wine & Canvas San Francisco. Samuel Pederson ’14 will be teaching in LaUnion Honduras at Abundant Life Christian Schools, teaching high school mathematics. Kathryn Pritchard ’14 is a community living support mentor, assisting physically and mentally disabled persons with their daily lives at Indian Trails Camp. Colleen Quick ’14 is a fi nancial advisor with Edward Jones. Emily Raetz ’14 will be attending University of Michigan’s School of Dentistry. Rachel Rebhan ’14 will pursue her doctorate in physical therapy. Matthew Ringel ’14 will be attending Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Victoria Rombach ’14 will be teaching fi rst-sixth grade Spanish at Innocademy in Zeeland, Mich. Marcy Rudins ’14 will pursue a Master of Divinity degree at Western Theological Seminary. Bethany Schmall ’14 will pursue a Master of Divinity degree at Duke University. Kaitlyn Schmidt ’14 is doing mission work in Nairobi, Africa, for the summer. Michael Schofi eld ’14 will be studying in Spain in the fall and then working for a pharmaceutical company in December. Alexis Sears ’14 is working at the Inner Door Center in Royal Oak and will be pursuing a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Michigan in the fall of 2015. Alyssa Silletti ’14 will pursue a master’s degree at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Steven Skawski ’14 will be attending Colombia University on a Fulbright Scholarship. Natalie Slechta ’14 will attend the speech-language pathology graduate program at University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. Julia Slesinski ’14 will pursue a master’s of public health degree in the dietetics program at the University of Michigan. Mallory Smith ’14 is working at the Van Andel Research Institute in the laboratory of musculoskeletal oncology, working for Dr. Matthew Steensma ’97, this summer, and then will attend Wayne State University School of Medicine in the fall. Trenton South ’14 will pursue a Master of Divinity degree at Western Theological Seminary. Allyson Stapleton ’14 has moved to Grand Rapids, Mich., and is a youth treatment specialist at Wedgwood Christian Services. Amy Stauffer ’14 will be getting married in August and then moving to Evanston, Ill., where she will be looking for a nursing job. Chelsea Tessier ’14 is the scheduler for Congresswoman Jackie Walorski in Washington, D.C. Anna Theisen ’14 is working for a non-profi t organization she co-founded called Songs against Slavery, which is currently based out of Grand Rapids. She plans to move to Nashville, Tenn., next year to start the organization there. Tom Tresh ’14 will pursue a doctorate in physical therapy at Grand Valley State University. Elizabeth Unterbrink ’14 is taking a gap year doing clinical research at Children’s Hospital of L.A. and then will be doing a Chinese immersion program. Brady Van Malsen ’14 will be studying in Liverpool, England, this summer and then will be student teaching at Zeeland West in the fall. Katherine VanDenburgh ’14 will pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry at Indiana University. Kali Van Dyk ’14 will pursue a master’s degree in occupational therapy at Midwestern University. Allison Webster ’14 will be attending the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. Catherine White ’14 will pursue a master’s in public health degree at Grand Valley State University. Meredith Whitehead ’14 will be teaching for Abundant Life Christian School in Gracias, Honduras. Sarah Wieskamp ’14 has joined World Horizons, spending a year doing mission work. Her training will begin in South Wales followed by a six-month fi eld placement, yet to be determined. Sutton Williams ’14 will pursue a Ph.D. in clinical anatomy at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Natalie Woodberry ’14 will be attending the Mayo School of Health Sciences Doctor of Physical Therapy program in Rochester, Minn. Jennifer Yerks ’14 will pursue a master’s degree in dance movement therapy at Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass. Deaths The college is often privileged to receive additional information in celebration of the lives of members of the Hope community who have passed away. Please visit the expanded obituaries we have made available online if you wish to read more about those whose loss is noted in this issue. Gertrude Jalving ’33 Kleinheksel of Holland, Mich., died on Thursday, April 10, 2014. She was 102. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Kleinheksel ’36. Survivors include her children, John (Sharon Van’tKerkhoff ’60) Kleinheksel Sr. ’60, Paul (Jacki) Kleinheksel ’63, Russell (Pamela) Kleinheksel ’66, Joanne (Paul) Hettinga, and Martha (Bill) Vander-Marel; 12 grandchildren, including Kris Kleinheksel ’83 Hegedus, and John Kleinheksel Jr. ’86; 20 great-grandchildren, including Caden Kleinheksel ’17; and sister-in-law, Bernice Kolenbrander. Donald Cordes ’40 of Des Moines, Iowa, died on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. He was 97. He was CEO of Iowa Methodist Medical Center. He opened the fi rst adult psychiatric unit in a community hospital and the fi rst alcohol treatment center in the state. He served as an instructor and assistant professor of health care administration at both Washington University and the University of Chicago. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Emerson (Bette) Cordes; sister, Lucille (Charles) Starr; wife Harriet Cordes; and daughter, Beverly. Survivors include his daughter, Karen Cordes (Bill Davis); and nieces and nephews, Cynthia (John) Helt, Tim (Vicky) Cordes, Warren (Julie) Starr and Ray Starr. Share a milestone Your Hope friends want to hear from you! Please share with us special moments, events, and updates from your life to be included in a forthcoming issue. Information may be submitted online via or mailed to: Alumni News; Hope College Public and Community Relations; 141 E. 12th St.; PO Box 9000; Holland, MI 49422-9000. 28 News News From From Hope Hope College College

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