posted August 3, 2004

New Alumni Board Members Named

The Hope College Alumni Association Board of Directors has chosen its officers for 2004-05 and appointed four new members.

The board also made three re-appointments.

Beth Snyder, a 1994 graduate from Arlington, Va., has been elected president, succeeding James Van Eenenaam of Dana Point, Calif. As immediate past-president, Van Eenenaam will continue to serve on the board for another year.

Vice president is Karen Navis of Grandville, and secretary is Ray Vinstra of Kalamazoo.

The board's new members are: Nancy Bassman of Scotch Plains, N.J. (New York City/New Jersey Region); Allison Pawlowski Pinckney (Junior Class Representative); Sara Van Anrooy of Castle Rock, Colo. (Southwest Region); and Mark Van Genderen of Cedarburg, Wis. (Wisconsin and Northern Illinois Region).

Elizabeth Tyndell of Livonia, formerly Senior Class Representative, was appointed representative of the most recent graduating class. Ben Sanders of Evanston, Ill., formerly Junior Class Representative, was appointed Senior Class Representative.

Those reappointed to three-year terms on the board were: Leah Sunderlin Haugneland of Katy, Texas; Kristin Tichy of Glenville, Ill.; and John Witte of Vero Beach, Fla.

The board members who have concluded their service to the board are: Holly Borgman of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Chad Carlson of Holland; Nancy DeWitt of Waukesha, Wis.; and Neil Petty of Honeoye, N.Y.

Bassman, a member of the Class of 1972, is a senior business information consultant with Independent Professional Services of Newton, Pa., a position she has held since 2001. She was previously an independent marketing and sales information systems consultant for 18 years, and had earlier held positions with Nabisco, E.F. Hutton & Company and the Dow Chemical Company.

She is an elder at Fanwood Presbyterian Church.

Her involvement with Hope has included serving as a Class Representative for the Class of 1972. She has also phoned the parents of prospective students in addition to attending class reunion events and regional events such as the area satellite party featuring the Hope-Calvin men's basketball game.

Bassman graduated from Hope with a major in mathematics, and completed a master's in mathematics at Montclair University. She and her husband, Ted, have two children, both of whom are attending Hope: Jennifer, a senior, and Peter, a sophomore.

Pawlowski, a junior, is a communication major and exercise science minor.

She is a member of the Delta Phi sorority, currently holding the Works Projects position on the Executive Board and serving as Rush chair. She ran track at Hope for a year.

During the fall semester of 2005 she will be studying in Philadelphia, Pa.

Pawlowski has been in her second summer working at Lakeland's Golf and Country Club. During the school year, she works at the college's Dow Center.

She is in her fifth year working with a muscular dystrophy summer camp, in which her younger brother participates as a camper with muscular dystrophy. Her volunteer involvement includes Dance Marathon, Relay for Life, AIDS Walk and Women in Transition.

Pawlowski is a 2002 graduate of Pinckney High School. She is the daughter of Edwin and Suzanne Pawlowski of Pinckney.

Van Anrooy, a member of the Class of 1982, has been a self-employed psychiatrist in private practice and administrative medicine for 14 years.

Her activities have included membership on the Douglas County Health Advisory Committee for the county commissions, the Douglas County Public Schools Health Advisory Committee and advisory committee for the American Psychiatric Foundation Teen Health Project. She is a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church, and has also volunteered at South St. Elementary School.

Van Anrooy was a fourth generation student at Hope. Her involvement as an alumna has included attending class reunions and recommending students to admissions.

Van Anrooy earned her medical degree from Michigan State University, and board certification in psychiatry and neurology at the University of Colorado. She majored in biology and psychology at Hope.

She and her husband, Mike Money, have three children at home, Danielle, Kayli and Eric.

Van Genderen, a member of the Class of 1990, has worked with Harley-Davidson Motor Company for six years, and is currently in charge of marketing for the Softail family of motorcycles. He had previously been vice president of trading and operations with Branch Capital Management, and had also been an admissions counselor at Hope.

He is a member of Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Mequon, Wis. His community involvement includes serving as the Harley-Davidson department organizer for the Next Door Foundation's Walk for Children program for inner-city children.

Van Genderen was a third-generation Hope student. In addition to serving on the admissions staff, his involvement with the college since graduation has included returning to campus for class reunions, attending area satellite parties featuring the Hope-Calvin men's basketball games and calling prospective students.

He completed an MBA at Northwestern University. His wife is Laura Van Genderen.