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Lori Siegel ’85 Cook of Comstock Park, Mich., won a YWCA Tribute Award on Wednesday, Nov. 2. She was nominated by members of the community. Child and family services manager at WOOD-TV 8, she is best known by her other name, Maranda. She is involved in community service projects and needs of teachers in the classroom. Steven Stokes ’74 of Canastota, N.Y., received a distinguished service award in May from the School Boards Institute of Oneida, Madison and Herkimer counties, in appreciation of his 12-year service as a trustee on the school board and his years of community service with the youth sports program, historical societies and his church. He is a social studies teacher at Fayetteville-Manlius Central School. Stephen Bergmann ’76 of Prescott, Ariz., is a medical social worker for the home health program of the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society in Prescott and the surrounding communities. Barbara Wrigley ’76 has moved to Berkeley, Calif., and is now the senior director for Out & Equal Workplace Advocates in San Francisco. Carlos Carus ’77 of Murphy, N.C., recorded a solo blues/rock album called Still Hungry for the Blues , produced by DVMedia World. It was released in April on Amazon and iTunes. David Cochrane ’77 of Grand Rapids, Mich., reports that he is working on many home projects and traveling to distant lands. He and his wife have journeyed to Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia. He retired after 31 years of teaching for Southfi eld Christian and Northview Public Schools. James Hesselschwerdt ’77 of Sparta, Mich., is the senior fi nancial consultant in Micrsoft Dynampic ERP applications. He travels internationally to confi gure and train users in enterprise fi nancial systems. His clients include Stewart-Haas, Mega-Uranium, Taser and Varoom, Ka-boom and Zap. Elizabeth Boersma ’77 Jasperse of Traverse City, Mich., is employed with Pregnancy Care Center as a client services assistant. Marie Sherburne ’77 Mercier of Tustin, Mich., retired from the Cadillac Area Public Schools in June 2010 after teaching elementary special education for 31 years. Gary Olsen-Hasek ’77 of Salem, Ore., has been focusing on creating visual artwork for various Oregon galleries and exhibits during 2011. He has won eight awards. He focused on printmaking while at Hope, and now produces digital art or mixed media. David Smazik ’77 of Morristown, N.J., co-authored the book Life Momentum with his brother. He is the senior pastor at the Presbyterian Church in Morristown. Michael Drahos ’78 of Sherburne, N.Y. received the distinguished superintendent award in May from the School Boards Institute of Oneida, Madison and Herkimer counties, N.Y., recognizing his faithful service as superintendent of Morrisville-Eaton Central School district and his efforts on behalf of Hurricane Katrina relief in New Orleans. He has accompanied teams of students during school breaks to help out since the disaster. Scott E. Dwyer ’78 of Grand Rapids, Mich., was included in the 2012 edition of the Best Lawyers in America. He works for Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones PLC. Lawyers are selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers solely on the basis of a nationally-conducted peer-review survey in which more than 25,000 leading lawyers vote on the legal abilities and professional achievements of other lawyers in their specialties. Bob Namar ’78 of Basking Ridge, N.J., has had freelance articles published in Financial Executive International magazine, on eFinancialCareers.com and in the Irish dance magazine, Feis America . Brian Stauffer ’78 of Holland, Mich., is a senior operations manager for wellness at Priority Health. He is helping to improve the health of members throughout the State of Michigan and nationally. 80s Daven Claerbout ’80 is the owner and executive vice president of sales of Dutchland Plastics in Oostburg, Wis. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame for exemplary dedication and service to the industry on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the annual fall conference Association of Rotational Molders (ARM). This is the highest honor bestowed on an individual in ARM. Bruce Cook ’81 of Aurora, Ill., spoke at Hope through the Chemistry Seminar Series on Friday, Jan. 27. A manager advanced refi ning technology with BP, he presented “BP World Energy Outlook 2030: Challenges in Sustainability.” John Weiss ’81 of Byron Center, Mich., is the new executive director for the Grand Valley Metro Council. The council is an alliance of governmental units in West Michigan and appointed to plan for growth and development, improve the quality of the community’s life, and coordinate governmental services. Julie VerBeek ’82 Drew of Dyer, Ind., is the director of children’s ministries at Crete Reformed Church in Crete, Ill. Edward Stinson ’82 of Kalamazoo, Mich., has been a partner in the COA fi rm of Gould, Stinson & Gray, PC for the past 20 years and has been practicing public accounting for the past 30 years. John Van Iwaarden ’82 of Grandville, Mich., and his wife own four VIP Pet Stores in the Grand Rapids and Holland area, and are celebrating their 23rd year in business. Linda Miller ’83 of Naperville, Ill., has been elected as the treasurer of the Naperville Junior Woman’s Club for 2012. Joel VanHouten ’83 of Greenville, Mich., has been the Greenville High School vocal music teacher at Greenville Public Schools since 1983. He is also the high school choir director. Doug Lehman ’84 of Colorado Springs, Colo., has co-authored a chapter titled “The Families and Children of Fallen Military Service Members” in Combat and Operational Behavioral Health, the next volume of the Textbooks of Military Medicine series. He is a treatment provider at Fort Carson. Tracy Ore ’84 of Saint Cloud, Minn., has recently completed a one-year appointment as associate provost of undergraduate education and student support services at St. Cloud State University. She is currently serving as interim chair of the department of social work and is president of the Sociologists for Women in Society, an international organization working to improve women’s lives through advancing and supporting feminist sociological research, activism and scholars. Kathy Kaehler ’85 of Hidden Hills, Calif., had an article posted on Tuesday, Nov. 22, on the Huffi ngton Post website regarding “A Life in Fitness Can Lead to So Many Opportunities.” She is an author, celebrity trainer and spokesperson. Diane Boughton ’85 Walker of Albemarle, N.C., has taught elementary physical education at Stanly County Meredith Arwady ’00 shared in a Grammy presented during the 54th Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12. She was a member of the cast in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Doctor Atomic , which won in the “Best Opera Recording” category for Doctor Atomic “Live in HD.” Released in January 2011, the recording features the Met’s 2008-09 production of the opera, which explores the creation of the fi rst atomic bomb. Meredith was a principal soloist, portraying Pasqualita, a Native American working for the family of scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer as a maid. Schools for 10 years. For almost four years she has coordinated Mighty Milers, a running program for children organized through the New York Road Runners Organization. She has been a member of the North Carolina Association of Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NCAAHPERD) for 10 years and has successfully coordinated a Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser at her school for six years. Steve Majerle ’86 of Belmont, Mich., was honored by Rockford Public Schools for his service and leadership on Friday, Jan. 13. He had coached the girls’ basketball team for three years and the boys’ team for 14. As reported in The Grand Rapids Press on January 6, he had retired from teaching and coaching due to Parkinson’s disease. George “Jay” Quist ’86 of Grand Rapids, Mich., has been appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder as judge for the Kent County Family Court. Beth Sanford ’87 Farwell of Ada, Mich., recently became an Employment Specialist in the REACH employment initiative at Goodwill Industries of Grand Rapids, Mich. Sandy Judson ’87 Kemink of Holland, Mich., is a licensed counselor with 8th Street Counseling in downtown Holland. Julie Maire ’88 Turner of Foristell, Mo., was recently promoted to associate professor and department chair, nonprofi t administration at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. She was also named “Professor of the Year” by the Lindenwood Student Government Association. Stephanie Juister ’89 Duggan of Gulf Breeze, Fla., is the new senior medical offi cer for Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. Steve Hughes ’89 of Hamtramck, Mich., helped open Public Pool, an art space in Hamtramck in which artists can come together to work and show off their talents and labor. He is also the publisher of Stupor and is a partner in Hughes and Lynn Building and Renovation. David Lowry ’89 of Holland, Mich., was recently featured in the Becker’s Receive the Hope College Sports Report by e-mail. It’s FREE! Catch All the Excitement of Hope Sports! To subscribe go to www.hope.edu/athletics April 2012 23

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