George Boerigter ’61

George Boerigter ’61 was elected chairman of the New Mexico Angels, the local venture capital investment group in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Angels consist of 60-75 accredited investors investing in five to seven deals per year. George also helped found the NM Startup Factory that annually starts three to four high tech NM firms Continue Reading →

Gail Pennington ’63 Siefert

Gail Pennington ’63 Siefert of Morehead City, North Carolina, retired after 25 years of teaching high school German, French and English in New Jersey. She retired to North Carolina and has recently traveled to Israel and Beijing, China. Continue Reading →

Norman Ten Brink ’65

Norman Ten Brink ’65 retired as professor of geology at Grand Valley State University in 2003 and reports that he is now enjoying summers in Holland, Michigan, and winters in Green Valley, Arizona. Hiking, biking and archery are his favorite activities. Continue Reading →

Bob Dahl ’66

Bob Dahl ’66 and his daughter Rachel Dahl ’95 have published their second book, titled “The Nine A.M. Jog.” Rachel formatted and illustrated the book with original abstract watercolors of several of his poems. Their first book was “The Ten P.M. Walk,” published in 2014. Bob is a retired United Church of Christ minister living… Continue Reading →

Mary Groenewoud ’66 Hale

Mary Groenewoud ’66 Hale of San Antonio, Texas, is a retired reading specialist. She and her husband, Dwight, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in August 2017. She reports that they enjoy traveling and visiting family and friends. Continue Reading →

William Hultgren ’66

William Hultgren ’66 of Dearborn, Michigan, retired after 44 years of employment with the City of Dearborn: 20 years as city attorney and 24 years as a district judge. His wife, Julie, is retiring after 25 years with the 19th District Court and City of Dearborn. Continue Reading →

Robert Werge ’66

Robert Werge ’66 has retired as an international anthropologist with the U.S. Government and his consulting firm. He and his wife live in Denver, Colorado, close to one of their three children and three of their nine grandchildren. He moved to Colorado 20 years ago to ski, hike and bike, which he still enjoys. Continue Reading →

Marcia De Graaf ’67

Marcia De Graaf ’67 retired after 17 years as the human resources/community coordinator at DW McMillan Memorial Hospital in Brewton, Alabama. She will continue to serve on the board of directors of Covenant Alzheimer’s Services, where she has served since 2007 and plans to work with Alzheimer’s education for caregivers and their support team. Continue Reading →

Tom Renner ’67 and Carole DeYoung ’67 Renner

Photo by Alan Babbitt This fall, Hope College dedicated the press box at Ray and Sue Smith Stadium in honor of Tom Renner ’67 and Carole DeYoung ’67 Renner, and honored the couple during the H-Club Coaches’ Luncheon on Monday, Oct. 24. Tom served Hope for 47 years before retiring in 2013. He was associate… Continue Reading →

Laurie Taylor ’67 Rossi

Laurie Taylor ’67 Rossi of Fairview, New Mexico, has been studying to become a symphony conductor. She has begun playing the cello and plays with High Desert Strings of Santa Fe. She will be conducting the Santa Fe Symphony for one piece in December, the third year in a row. Continue Reading →

Pamela VanderWeele ’68

Pamela VanderWeele ’68 of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, is an interpretive volunteer at Sitka National Historical Park, Alaska. This is her second three-month volunteer position at Sitka. She is also an active Habitat for Humanity volunteer. Continue Reading →

Karen Zeh ’69 Baumgardner

Karen Zeh ’69 Baumgardner moved to Iowa in December 2007 to serve the Reformed Presbyterian Church. During 2011-12, all three of her daughters were married. She and her husband currently have six granddaughters. She reports that in addition to being a pastor’s wife, she has an ESL Bible class for Japanese women. Continue Reading →

Carolyn Westlake ’69 Sigler

Carolyn Westlake ’69 Sigler of Sterling Heights, Michigan, reports that she is currently enjoying her four grandchildren and camping. She and her husband recently celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary and have enjoyed several mission trips teaching ESL in central Europe. Continue Reading →

Dorothy Spencer ’69

Dorothy Spencer ’69 retired on Sept. 1, 2013, from East Carolina University’s Division of Health Sciences, where she served for more than 16 years as associate vice chancellor for communication and information services and director of the William E. Laupus Health Sciences Librarian. She reports that since retirement she has relocated to Loveland, Colorado, where… Continue Reading →

Myrna R. Schalekamp ’60 Kreykes

Myrna R. Kreykes was born to Bill and Grace (Reinders) Schalekamp on April 10, 1938, in Orange City. She graduated from Orange City High School in 1956 and went on to get her undergraduate degree in English education from Hope College in 1960. Myrna married Gary Kreykes on July 1, 1960. She spent several years… Continue Reading →

Robert B. Reid ’62

Robert B. Reid, 75, of Mansfield, Ohio passed away Monday, July 18, 2016, in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. He was born August 2, 1940, in Buffalo, New York, to the late Gerald and Phyllis (Wood) Reid. He graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan where he lettered in baseball and basketball. In 1964, he moved… Continue Reading →

David W. Waanders ’62

David W. Waanders, age 75, died at home on May 23, 2016. David was a long-time resident of Piscataway, NJ. and member of First Reformed Church in New Brunswick. He was born in Iowa and raised in Western Michigan. He earned degrees from Hope College, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, and Princeton Seminary. He was an… Continue Reading →

Patricia Inardi ’62 Yuill

Patricia I. Yuill, 75, of Harpursville,died peacefully March 28, 2016 at her home, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Fiume, Italy, daughter of Angelo and Thelma (Molina) Inardi. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, James A. Yuill, her son Allan Yuill (Fatima Gadson), three precious grandchildren Trinity, Jabari… Continue Reading →