Ann Moored ’80 DeYoung

Ann Moored ’80 DeYoung of Coopersville, Michigan, recently retired after 35 years as a teacher, principal and curriculum coordinator. She is now pursuing various education consulting opportunities. Continue Reading →

Debra Hall ’80 Tolsma

Debra Hall ’80 Tolsma of Muskegon, Michigan, left Steelcase Inc. in 2015 and formed her own company, Relevant Learning Solutions, specializing in leadership and workforce development. Most recently she signed with Harvard Business School Publishing to facilitate leadership development programs. Continue Reading →

Marcia Wolffis ’81 von Ehr

Marcia Wolffis ’81 von Ehr is currently pursuing an AAS degree in accounting at the University of Alaska. She works as a document specialist in the finance department of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. She reports that she and her husband John “Pat” ’82 von Ehr are happily living in Palmer, Alaska. Continue Reading →

Ron Bechtel ’82

Ron Bechtel ’82 is a program director at 70×7 Life Recover in Holland, Michigan, a ministry that teaches people with felonies how to do life better and places them in a job with one of more than 30 partner employers. He trains the mentors who help the participants succeed and directs the work of case… Continue Reading →

Kathy Reeder ’83 Boerigter

Photo by Jennifer Morris and Phillippe Nobile Kathy Reeder ’83 Boerigter of Los Alamos, New Mexico, has received the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), announced by the White House in August and awarded to 213 outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers this year. The winners are selected by a… Continue Reading →

Jeffrey Beswick ’84

Jeffrey Beswick ’84 was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He has practiced law in the Grand Haven, Michigan area for more than 25 years. Continue Reading →

Mark Nagelvoort ’84

Mark Nagelvoort ’84 of Holland, Michigan, was promoted to chief operating officer overseeing all divisions of Tommy Car Wash Systems, from sales, accounting, warehouse, IT and project management to construction. Continue Reading →

Will Jewson ’86

Will Jewson ’86 is in his third year as the pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church in Janesville, Wisconsin, after a 25-year career in the major appliance/electronics industry. Continue Reading →

Steve Van Harn ’87

Steve Van Harn ’87 recently started a new role as senior purchasing analyst with LG Chem in addition to launching Rinchen Ranch to raise Tibetan Yak for meat, fiber and breeding. Continue Reading →

Maureen Rand ’88 Oakley

Maureen Rand ’88 Oakley of Frederick, Maryland, was promoted to the rank of professor at Mount St. Mary’s University. She published The Bottle, the Breast, and the State: The Politics of Infant Feeding in the United States in 2015. Continue Reading →

Raymund Woo ’88

Raymund Woo ’88 of Maitland, Florida, was chosen as chief of staff at Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando, Florida, where he continues his research on robotic spinal surgery. Continue Reading →

Robin Joy Berens ’82

Robin Joy Berens, 56, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 7, 2016. Robin was the daughter of Hessel and Lucille Berens. She graduated from Holland High School and Hope College, and she worked for USF Holland. Robin is survived by her sisters, Sandy (Jason) Wolters, Soni VanDam, Kerri (Tom) Gebben; nieces and nephews, Alex Gebben, Madison Gebben, Ryan… Continue Reading →

Noreen Decker ’82 Goodbody

Noreen Decker ’82 Goodbody of Hermosa Beach, California, on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Survivors include her mother, Anite Mann ’54 Decker-Steenbergen; and sister, Ramelle Decker ’77 DeVries. Continue Reading →

Kent Alexander Smith ’84

Kent Alexander Smith, age 55, and a graduate of Albion High School Class of 1979, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at his home in Newbury Township. Kent was born January 14, 1961, to Ken and Susan (McPherson) Smith. He was very active in United Methodist Church youth programs, Boy Scouts, and the Albion school… Continue Reading →

Barry Weller ’88

From the cynical Jaques in “As You Like It” to the romantic Mr. Darcy in “Pride and Prejudice,” from a flamboyant drag queen in “Dirty Blonde” to a sober British scholar in “Shadowlands,” from a genial child molester in “Lonesome Hollow” to a suave drama critic in “The Nerd” — was there any role beyond… Continue Reading →

Daniel Hafley ’80

Daniel Hafley ’80 continues to work for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality in Portland, Oregon, as a hydrogeologist and technical lead. He is actively engaged in a variety of urban redevelopment projects and Superfund cleanup work. He reports that his free time revolves around family and the outdoors (hiking, climbing) as well as taking… Continue Reading →

Lois Lema ’80

Lois Lema ’80 and her basset hound, Dexter, have completed therapy dog training and are just waiting to head into the community in northern New Hampshire. Continue Reading →