posted February 18, 2013

Hope Honors Employees for Service

Pictured are Karen Barr, Joy Ortiz and Barbara Scholten, three recent retirees who attended the staff recognition luncheon. Not pictured is Phyllis Kleder Hooyman.

Hope College staff members were recognized for service during the college’s annual service award luncheon, held on Monday, Feb. 18, at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center.

Honored as retirees were Kathleen O'Connor, office of the department of history, 19 years; Barbara Scholten, office of the department of education, 22 years; Joy Ortiz, office of the department of economics, management and accounting, 29 years; Karen Barr, office of admissions, 31 years; and Phyllis Kleder Hooyman, office of financial aid, 38 years.

Honored for 45 years of service were Tom Renner, public and community relations; and Maria C. Tapia, computing and information technology.

Recognized for 35 years were Rick Middlecamp, physical plant; and Cheryl McGill Schairer, office of the dean for the social sciences.

Marking 30 years of service were Elizabeth Colburn, Upward Bound; Richard Ray, provost’s office; Maura M. Reynolds, registrar’s office; Pauline Rozeboom, computing and information technology; Paula J. Shaughnessy, Hope-Geneva Bookstore; and Edna M. Zeeff, physical plant.

Honored for 25 years of service were Abraham Z. Anaya, computing and information technology; Steven L. Bareman, computing and information technology; Karen Bos, public and community relations; Sharon K. Hoogendoorn, registrar’s office; David R. James, Academic Support Center; Douglas L. VanDyken, business services; James C. VanHeest, college advancement; Rick Wissink, physical plant; and Kristen Ann Witkowski, computing and information technology.

Twenty-year honorees were Norma J. Buursma, physical plant; Jamie L. Dewitt, kinesiology; Dianne DeYoung, college advancement; Janet Gibson, admissions; Sharon Grotenhuis, physical plant; Jeanne Marie Lindell, Academic Support Center; and Lynne Powe, public and community relations.

Recognized for 15 years of service were Gayle Bleeker, physical plant; Lori Bouwman, campus ministries; James C. Brown, physical plant; Nancy Curnick, campus safety; Patricia M. Dalman, DeWitt Tennis Center; Darlene Dirkse, physical plant; Timothy S. Drost, physical plant; James C. Marcus, transportation; and Cynthia Vogelzang, student development.

Marking 10 years of service were Anne Bakker, events and conferences; Carla A. Bender, financial aid; Patricia Ann Blankestyn, college advancement; Stephanie W. Brumels, dance; Brian L. Brunink, physical plant; Toni R. Bulthuis, health services; Adam D. Hopkins, admissions; M. Cristina Ivey, provost’s office; Jack B. Lynn, transportation; Jack A. Owen, physical plant; Moy Rasasak, physical plant; and Kristin L. Underhill, art.

Five-year honorees were Sandra Bedard, physical plant; Charletta Berry, financial aid; Mark A. Bos, transportation; Jason M. Cash, college advancement; Laura R. Clarke, campus safety; Jane Corson, business services; Julie K. Dalman, student development; Teresa DeGraaf, business services; Kristin A. Diekevers, admissions; Leah M. Dykstra, admissions; Kathleen L. Geenen, admissions; Kathie L. Hoekwater, transportation; Julie A. Huisingh, college advancement, and public and community relations; Robert B. Johnson, college advancement; Randall L. Kalmink, physical plant; Kimberly K. Mendels, Hope Academy for Senior Professionals; Carolyn Howe Mossing, health services; April A. Myler, campus safety; Derek Owens, transportation; Kristi L. Rosendahl, Copy Works; Donna L. Sova, chemistry; Mary G. Speet, campus safety; Amanda K. Stephenson, admissions; William C. Vanderbilt, admissions; and Esther Zuniga, physical plant.