posted September 8, 1998

Fonda Green Named Executive Director of CASA Program

 Fonda Green has been appointed executive director of the Children's After School  Achievement (CASA) Program at Hope College.

          Green succeeds Connie Brummel, who retired this
  summer after serving as CASA's director since 1994.  She
  manages CASA with Bob Boersma, who is program director and
  has been with CASA since 1995.
          CASA runs year-round, providing substance abuse
  prevention, cultural awareness, academic and career
  experiences to at-risk kindergarten through fifth grade
  students.  The program is intended to improve the students'
  academic performance and help them develop healthy,
  productive lifestyles.  CASA's students meet after school
  twice per week for two hours per session throughout the
  school year, and in the mornings during the six-week summer
          The program's 1998-99 school year begins on
  Monday, Sept. 21.  Approximately 90 students from the
  Holland area will be participating.
          Established by Marge Rivera in 1987, CASA was
  originally administered by Latin Americans United for
  Progress (LAUP) and housed at First United Methodist Church.
  The program moved to the college in 1989, and is housed on
  the ground level of Graves Hall.
          Green was previously coordinator of special
  programs in the Student Development Division at Hope, a
  position that she had held since 1984.  Her responsibilities
  included creating and implementing programs for students and
  the general campus community in the areas of women, non-
  traditional students, alcohol education, and sexual assault
  prevention and education.
          During the 1983-84 school year, she was head
  resident of Kollen Hall at Hope.  She was a hall director in
  the Division of Housing at the University of Florida at
  Gainesville from 1980 to 1983.
          Green's community involvements include Bread for
  the World and Habitat for Humanity.  She is also a Project
  Charlie drug abuse prevention volunteer, and a classroom
  volunteer at Van Raalte Elementary School.
          She is active in her church, Fourth Reformed
  Church in Holland, including as a member of the Neighborhood
  Outreach Committee and as CROP Walk recruitment coordinator.
  She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Classis of
  Holland of the Reformed Church in America, and also chairs
  the classis's Discipleship and Nurture Committee.
          Green holds an education specialist and master of
  education degree, with special emphasis in student personnel
  services, from the University of Florida at Gainesville.
  She holds a bachelor of science degree from Trevecca
  Nazarene College in Nashville, Tenn.