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Alumni Profiles

If you are an alumnus of this department and your listing is not included below or is out of date, please e-mail your updated information to us. (Note: the information listed here is self-reported and possibly several years old. It has not been checked for accuracy.) GRADUATES SINCE 2008 - we need your information.

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  • Andrew Mccubbin, 2013
  • Kiley Spirito, 2013

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Todd Adams

  • Graduation date: 1991
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: PhD-Particle/High Energy Physics-University of Notre Dame-1997
  • Present employer: Florida State University
  • Position: Associate Professor of Physics
  • Work Address: Physics Department Keen Building Tallahassee, FL 32306
  • Other information: I worked as a post-doc at Kansas State University for 4 years. I now teach at FSU and carry out research at laboratories outside of Chicago and Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Last Updated: 8/2012
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    David B. Aldrich
  • Graduation date:1987
  • Present employer: Texas Instruments
  • Position: Member of Technical Staff
  • Other information: Integration Engineer in the Multi-Level Interconnect Group of the Research & Develpment Section of Texas Instruments
  • Last Updated: 12/1997
  • Stephanie Allen-Statema

    • Graduation date: 2007
    • Present Employer: Maine South High School
    • Position: Physics Teacher
    • Last Updated: 2/2014

    Bassam Atallah

  • Graduation date: 2000
  • Present employer: Princeton Optronics
  • Position: Testing and Production Engineer
  • Last Updated: 4/2001
  • LaNae (Tilstra) Avra

  • Graduation date: 1984
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: MS, PhD-Electrical Engineering-Sanford University
  • Present employer: Cadence Design Systems
  • Position: R&D Engineer
  • Other information: Married to Rick Avra ('83). We have three children: Tamsin, Luke, Charlotte
  • Last Updated: 10/2001

  • Nathan Bair
  • Graduation date: 2000
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: MSME-Unviersity of Michigan
  • Present employer: Xoran Technologies
  • Position: Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Other information: I'm employee #5 at a new company.
  • Last Updated: 6/2002
  • Matthew Allen Barton
  • Graduation date: 1997
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: California Institute of Technology
  • Last Updated: 7/1997
  • Doug T. Bazuin

  • Graduation date: 1994
  • Advanced Degree(s) received:MS-Northwestern University-1997
  • Present employer: Plascore, Inc.
  • Position: Developement Engineer
  • Last Updated: 6/1997
  • Curtis Beekman

  • Graduation date: 1996
  • Advanced Degree(s) received:MS-Mechanical Engineering-University of Wisconsin-1998, MS-Business Administration-St Ambrose University
  • Present employer: CNH Global N.V.
  • Position: Design Engineer
  • Other information: Married to Rebekah Kelly of New London, IA on 6/8/2002.
  • Last Updated: 2/2004
  • Ryan S. Bennink

  • Graduation date: 1995
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: PhD-Optics-University of Rochester.
  • Last Updated: 10/2009
  • Paul Berke

  • Graduation date: 2000
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: MS-Control Systems-University of Michigan-2001
  • Present employer: Ricardo, Inc.
  • Position: Project Engineer, Emissions Control
  • Last Updated: 4/2002
  • Christopher Bigler

  • Graduation date: 1998
  • Advanced Degree(s) received:PhD-Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering- Univeristy of Michigan
  • Last Updated: 4/2001
  • Steve Boeve

  • Graduation date: 1990
  • Present employer: Johnson Controls
  • Position: Lead Test Engineer
  • Other information: Daughter Heather 5/93
  • Last Updated: 10/1999
  • Evan J. Boote

  • Graduation date: 1983
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: PhD-Medical Physics-University of Wisconsin-1988
  • Present employer: University of Missouri-Dept. of Radiology
  • Position: Diagnostic Radiologist
  • Work Address: Department of Radiology One Hospital Drive, DC069.10 Columbia, MO 65212
  • Other information: Married Nancy Brumm (83), 1984 Two children, Cameron and Ethan
  • Last Updated: 8/2012
  • Feler Bose

  • Graduation date: 1995
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: Georgia Tech
  • Other information: Graduated from Georgia Tech and now I am looking for a job.
  • Last Updated: 7/1997
  • Mark Brown

  • Graduation date: 1977
  • Advanced Degree(s) received:MS-Computer Engineering-University of Michigan-1978, MS, PhD-Bioengineering, University of Michigan-1992
  • Present employer: Medtronic, Inc
  • Position: Senior Principal Scientist
  • Other information: Staff scientist-Medtronic, 1994 National C licensed soccer coach
  • Last Updated: 2/2014
  • Al Brunsting

    • Graduation date: 1967
    • Other information: 2014- Published a book - "God Is Here to Stay: Science, Evolution, and Belief in God" by Dr, Al Brunsting and Dr. Tom McFaul
    • Last Updated: 7/2014

    Brett Bouma

  • Graduation date: 1986
  • Present employer: Harvard Medical School
  • Position: Associate Professor of Dermatology and Health Sciences & Technology
  • Last Updated: 2/2014
  • Paul Buis

  • Graduation date: 1984
  • Present employer: Ball State University
  • Position: Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Last Updated: 4/1997
  • Brian Bradley

  • Graduation date: 1978
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: MS-Health Sciences-University of Michigan, MD-University of Michigan, Post Doc residency/fellowship training in neonatology-Harvard Medical School
  • Present employer:Retired-Toledo Childrens' Hospital
  • Position:Neonatologist
  • Other information:After practicing as a neonatologist for 20 years, including a role as chairman of the Dept. of Neonatology, I retired in 2010 following a spinal cord injury.
  • Last Updated: 2/2014
  • Andrew Bunnell

  • Graduation date: 2011
  • Present employer: Hope College
  • Position: Enginnering/Physics Lab Director
  • Other information: 2013 - taught Physics lab at Hope College, and worked with Paul DeYoung to develope an online lab course. Taught at Grand Rapids Community College
  • Last Updated: 2/2014

  • Betsy Carlson

  • Graduation date: 2006
  • Last Updated: 12/2007
  • Casey Carney

  • Graduation date: 1998
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: PhD-Chemical Engineering-University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Last Updated: 9/2002
  • Greg Caskey

  • Graduation date: 1977
  • Present employer: Lakeshore Vision & Robotics, LLC
  • Position: Owner, President
  • Address: 166 E 19th St, Holland MI 49423
  • Other Information: Fall 2008 - teaching Physics at GVSU, previously taught part-time Physics at Hope
  • Last Updated: 8/1998
  • Andrew (Xin) Chen

  • Graduation date: 1992
  • Present employer: BASF Corporation
  • Position: Supply Management Analyst
  • Last Updated: 1/1998
  • Stefan Coltisor

    • Graduation date: 2007
    • Last Updated: 2007

    Jeffrey Comfort

  • Graduation date: 1996
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: MS-Mechanical Engineering- University of Michigan-1997
  • Present employer: Ford Motor Company
  • Position: Product Development Engineer
  • Last Updated: 5/1997

  • Kevin James Dahlman
  • Graduation date: 1996
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: MD-University of Wisconsin Medical School
  • Last Updated: 10/2001
  • Josh Danek

  • Graduation date: 2001
  • Present employer: Innotec
  • Position: Engineer
  • Last Updated: 7/2003
  • William J. Davros

    • Graduation date: 1981
    • Present employer: Cleveland Clinic
    • Position: Section Head, Medical Physics, Division of Radiology
    • Last Updated: 6/27/2007

    Bill Day

  • Graduation date: 1997
  • Present employer: Gentex Corporation
  • Position: Process Engineer
  • Other information: Hope to complement my degree with a degree in Japanese.
  • Last Updated: 9/1997
  • Chris DeBoer

  • Graduation date: 1998
  • Advanced Degree(s) received:MSME-Electro-Hydraulic Controls-Purdue University-2001
  • Present employer: Easton Corporation
  • Position: Senior Controls Engineer in Hybrid Power Systems
  • Last Updated: 10/2008
  • Paul A. DeYoung

  • Graduation date: 1977
  • Advanced Degree(s) received:PhD-Physics-Notre Dame-1982
  • Present employer: Hope College
  • Position: Professor of Physics
  • Work Address: Department of Physics Hope College Holland, MI 49422-9000
  • Other information: Attending Bethany Christian Reformed Church. Married in 1977 to Julie Dekryger and have two children Amanda and Nathan.
  • Last Updated: 12/1998
  • Katie Drake
  • Graduation date: 1998
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: Harvard University
  • Last Updated: 12/2001
  • Derek Duncan

    • Graduation date: 2009
    • Present employer: Christian Education Center-Barrier Island
    • Position:Naturalist
    • Last Updated: 2/2014

     


    John Eckert
  • Graduation date: 1987
  • Present employer: Raytheon Range Systems Engineering
  • Position: Systems Analyst
  • Other information: After an accident in June 1999, I had to change positions from working in Underwater Acoustics to Systems Analysis. I'm not enjoying the desk job but it pays the bills.
  • Last Updated: 9/2002
  • Jennifer Esterline

  • Graduation date: 2000
  • Present employer: Nokia, Inc.
  • Position: Mechanical Engineer
  • Last Updated: 5/2008

  • Michelle Fangmeier
  • Graduation date: 2000
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: MS-University of Minnesota
  • Present employer: Guidant Corporation
  • Position: Design Engineer
  • Other information: Guidant Corp is a medical device company.
  • Last Updated: 10/2002
  • Chris Fleming
  • Graduation date: 1983
  • Present employer: SDRC
  • Position: Sr. Product Development Engineer
  • Other information: Married to Sue Fleming (Powers, '84) Two daughters Emily and Laura
  • Last Updated: 4/1997
  • Harry F. Frissel
  • Graduation date: 1942
  • Present employer: Hope College - Retired
  • Position: Physics Professor
  • Other information: Harry Frissel died on March 18, 2000
  • Last Updated: 2002

  • Carl Gelderloos
  • Graduation date: 1989
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: PhD-Univerity at Stony Brook
  • Present employer: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
  • Position: Deputy Director of Advanced systems group, Civil&Operational Space Division
  • Other information: Principal Engineer, Civil Space Advance Programs-Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. 1994 Married Julie Smith ('89), son Benjamin born 12/25/98
  • Last Updated: 2/2014
  • Greg Gemmen

  • Graduation date:1994
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: PhD-University California-San Diego-2006
  • Present employer: Vala Sciences , San Diego, CA
  • Position: Research Engineer
  • Other information: Postdoc - University of Oregon 2008-2009, Ocusense, Inc. SanDiego, CA - Scientific Consultant/Staff Scientist, 2006 Dissertation was in single molecule biophysics.
  • Last Updated:6/2012
  • Malia Makana Havlicek Gjerapic

  • Graduation date: 1996
  • Advanced Degree(s) received:MS-GeoEnvironmental Engineering-University of Colorado-1998
  • Present employer: Qwest
  • Position: Software Development Engineer
  • Last Updated: 3/7/2007
  • Jonathon Goupell

  • Graduation date: 2004
  • Last Updated: 11/16/2007
  • Matthew J. Goupell

  • Graduation date: 5/2001
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: PhD-Michigan State University
  • Present employer: University of Maryland
  • Position: Assistant professor-Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences
  • Other information:Research associate-Waisman Center-University of Wisconsin-Madison Binaural Speech and Hearing Laboratory
  • Last Updated: 10/2009
  • Nathan Graber

    • Graduation date: 2012
    • Present employer: Miami University of Ohio
    • Position: graduate student
    • Last Updated: 2/2014

    Gary A. Gray

  • Graduation date: 1974
  • Present employer: Thermo Life Energy Corporation
  • Position: President
  • Other information: Wife: Marlene, step-daughter: Emily (20)Southwest Missouri State Univ. Company's products: thin-film battery, thermoelectric generator, electro-active polymer actuator; public company (NASDAQ: ADSX, 1994)
  • Last Updated: 2/2002
  • Carol Guess
  • Graduation date: 2005
  • Present employer: University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Other information: Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics from Michigan State University.
  • Last Updated: 8/2012

  • Ted T. Hacker
  • Graduation date: 1983
  • Present employer: 3M Company
  • Position: Lead Design Analyst
  • Work Address: 3M Company 224-4N-20 St. Paul, MN 55144
  • Other information: Married 1989 to Anne Thurin. We now have two children, Nicholas (4yr) and Peter (2yr).
  • Last Updated: 5/1997
  • Christopher Hall

  • Graduation date: 2009
  • Present employer:Colorado State University
  • Position: graduate student
  • Last Updated: 2/2014
  • Serge Hallyn

  • Graduation date: 1996
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: MS-College of William and Mary
  • Last Updated: 6/1997
  • Christopher Hamlin

  • Graduation date: 1991
  • Present employer: Georgia Tech
  • Position: Project Manager
  • Last Updated: 8/1997
  • Shane Hanson

  • Graduation date: 1998
  • Present employer: Ventura Foods
  • Position: Plant Engineer
  • Last Updated: 7/2000
  • Jeffrey Harlow

    Paul Harper

  • Graduation date: 1988
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: PhD-Princeton-1996
  • Present employer: Calvin College
  • Position: Associate Professor of Physics
  • Work Address: Dept. of Physics and Astronomy Calvin College 1734
    Knollcrest Circle SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • Other information: Member of Church of the Servant (Christian Reformed)
  • Last Updated: 2/2004
  • Lannette Wehmer Heinz

  • Graduation date:2003
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: M.ofEd-Regent University-2013
  • Present employer: Hope College
  • Position: spring 2014-Physics labs, summers-math-TRIO/Upward bound
  • Other information: Our oldest son Aidan is 10, and we adopted him when he was 7.  Our youngest son is Eason, age 3.  We have a baby boy due this October 2013. )
  • Last Updated: 2/2014
  • Hoekstra, John P.

  • Graduation date: 1979
  • Present employer: Macatawa Computer Services, Inc.
  • Position: Vice President, Development
  • Last Updated: 6/1997
  • David Hofman

  • Graduation date: 1987
  • Present employer: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Position: Professor of Physics
  • Other information: Project Manager of PHOBOS at RHIC
  • Last Updated: 8/2012
  • Hoftiezer, John

  • Graduation date: 1974
  • Advanced Degee(s) received: PhD-Physics-Rice University-1979
  • Present employer: CPSI
  • Position: Medical Physicist
  • Last Updated: 8/24/2007
  • Matthew Honkanen

  • Graduation date: 1986
  • Present employer: Fei Company
  • Position: Senior Software Engineer
  • Last Updated: 2/2004
  • Brennan Hughey

  • Graduation date: 2001
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Last Updated: 12/2001
  • Andrew Huisman

  • Graduation date: 2003
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: PhD-University of Wisconsin-Madison-Physical Chemistry
  • Last Updated: 11/2007

  • Christine Immink
  • Graduation date: 2002
  • Last Updated: 7/2003
  • Melissa S. Immink

  • Graduation date: 1996
  • Present employer: GKN Sinter Metals, Zeeland, MI
  • Position: Tool design engineer
  • Last Updated: 12/2001

  • Julie Jaasma Slezak

    • Graduation date: 1996
    • Advanced Degree(s) received: MS-Physical Chemistry-Unversity of Chicago
    • Present employer: Annie's Heirloom Seeds - www.anniesheirloomseeds.com
    • Position: Owner
    • Other information: Married to Scott Slezak, (’97), 3 kids, started internet marketing companies focused on agriculture, great food, and advanced marketing analytics.
    • Last Updated: 7/2011

    Kari Jackson

  • Graduation date: 2000
  • Present employer: Ford Motor Co.
  • Position: Layout,Automation & Material Handling Engineer - Manufacturing
  • Last Updated: 4/2001
  • Jodi James

  • Graduation date: 1997
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: MA-Dance Kinesiology-University of Utah
  • Present employer: Hope College, Department of Dance, Department of Engineering
  • Position: Professor
  • Other information: Danced in the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Last Updated: 2/5/2009
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    Matt Kalajainen
  • Graduation date: 2002
  • Present employer: GMB Architects-Engineers
  • Position: Electrical Engineer
  • Last Updated: 9/2002
  • Raina Khatri

    • Graduation date: 2011
    • Present employer: Western Michigan University
    • Position: graduate student
    • Last Updated: 2/2014

    Chad Kleinheksel

  • Graduation date: 2000
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: Indiana University School of Law-2003
  • Last Updated: 4/2001
  • Sam Klooster

  • Graduation date: 2002
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Last Updated: 2/2004
  • Katherine Koops-Powell

  • Graduation date: 1981
  • Present employer: Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy
  • Position: Attorney (corporate finance)
  • Work Address: Katherine Koops Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy 191 Peachtree St., N.E. Sixteenth Floor Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Last Updated: 2/1998
  • David Kortering

  • Graduation date: 1988
  • Position: Attorney
  • Other information: Joined his fathers law firm working in areas of general practice, Worker's Compensation, personal injury, and Social Security disability. Also, a certified snowboard instructor. Rachel, our first, was born in June.
  • Last Updated: 8/1998
  • Michelle Kramer

  • Graduation date: 2000
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: MS-Mechanical Engineering-University of Michigan-2002
  • Last Updated: 2/2002
  • Lana Krolikowski

  • Graduation date: December 2002
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: MS-Human Computer Interaction-University of Michigan-2005
  • Present employer: Ford Motor Company
  • Position: Usability Specialist
  • Last Updated: 7/2009
  • Robert Kryger

  • Graduation date: 1985
  • Present employer: Beverage Resouces, LLC
  • Position: Owner
  • Last Updated: 2/2014
  • Ed Kuyper

  • Graduation date: 1992
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: MS-Mechanical Engineering-Northwestern University-1993
  • Present employer: Intel Corporation
  • Position: Yield Analysis Engineer
  • Work Address: RR5-340 1600 Rio Rancho Blvd. Rio Rancho, NM 87124-1025
  • Other information: I am currently working in a Process Engineering group that is reponsible for thin films deposition as a part of chip manufacturing.
  • Last Updated: 9/2002

  • John Lawler

  • Graduation date: 1996
  • Last Updated: 2/2014
  • Matthew J. Lenger

  • Graduation date: 1996
  • Present employer: Michelin Tire
  • Position: Tire Performance Engineer-Handling
  • Last Updated: 11/1998
  • Kari Liljehorn

  • Graduation date: 1996
  • Present employer: Trans-Matic Manufacturing Co. Inc.
  • Position: Quality engineer
  • Last Updated: 4/2002
  • Travis E. Long

  • Graduation date: 1996
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: MS-Industrial&Operations-University of Michigan-1997
  • Present employer: Ford Motor Company
  • Position: Product Development Engineer: Chassis
  • Last Updated: 12/2001
  • Greg Lundie

  • Graduation date: 1979
  • Present employer: Micron Technology, Inc.
  • Position: Process Engineer
  • Other information: Displaytech (old employer) was acquired by Micron Technology, Inc.
  • Last Updated: 8/2009
  • Daniel J. Lydon

  • Graduation date: 1996
  • Present employer: BOSCH
  • Position: Project Engineer
  • Last Updated: 10/2001

  • Cynthia H. (Blight) McCollough, Ph.D.
  • Graduation date: 1985
  • Present employer: Mayo Clinic and Foundation
  • Position: Professor, Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
  • Work Address: Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology 200 First Street SW Rochester, Minnesota 55905
  • Other information: Married to Kevin McCollough (1985) since 1986. Children – Brian (1994), Shannon (1997). Professor of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Director of Mayo’s CT Clinical Innovation Center and principle investigator of several NIH grants dealing with advanced methods in x-ray computed tomography. Recently elected as Fellow of the American Association of Physicist in Medicine and the American College of Radiology. (http://mayoresearch.mayo.edu/mayo/research/ctcic/index.cfm)
  • Last Updated: 3/2012
  • Kevin P. McCollough, M.S.

  • Graduation date: 1985
  • Present employer: Mayo Clinic and Foundation
  • Position: Medical Physicist
  • Work Address: Mayo Clinic Department of Radiation Oncology 200 First Street SW Rochester, Minnesota 55905
  • Other Information: Married to Cynthia Blight (1985) since 1986. Children – Brian (1994), Shannon (1997).
  • Last Updated: 5/1997
  • Bill McGovern

  • Graduation date: 1996
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: MS-Analytical Chemistry-Ohio State University-1999, PhD-Analytical Chemistry-Ohio State University-2005
  • Present employer: Ashland, Inc, Dublin, OH
  • Position: Chemical Engineer
  • Other information:Married to Vicki Folta ('96), children - Ian(2004) and Julia(2007)
  • Last Updated: 7/2008
  • Daniel McNeel

    • Graduation date: 2011
    • Present employer: Western Michigan University
    • Position: Graduate Student
    • Last Updated: 2/2014

    Patrick Mears

  • Graduation date: 2006
  • Position: Graduate Student
  • Other information: Graduate Student at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Last Updated: 12/2007
  • Steve Molesa

  • Graduation date:2001
  • Other information: I'm currently doing research in the organic electronics research group at University of California-Berkeley. My project involves making transitors, inductors, and other circuit elements with an inkjet printer.
  • Last Updated: 10/2001
  • Brian Mork

  • Graduation date: 1983
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: PhD-Analytical Chemistry-University of Illinois-1988
  • Present employer:Hope College-Chemistry Dept.
  • Position: Professor
  • Other information: Air Force Pilot (1989), Air Force Senior/Instructor Pilot (1996), Air Force Astronaut Nominee (1993, 1995, 1997) and interviewed 2000. Worked at Tybrin Corporation (http://www.tybrin.com)-Electronic Warfare Directed Energy Subject Matter Expert.
  • Last Updated: 3/7/2007
  • Eric Moser

  • Graduation date: 1987
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: PhD-High Temp. Superconductivity (HTS)-NotreDame-1993
  • Present employer: Northrop Grumman
  • Position: Systems Engineer
  • Work Address: Northrop Grumman ESSS/DSD L5200 Advanced Defensive Systems - EO/IR Advanced Projects 600 Hicks Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
  • Other information: For my PhD work I was interested in low temperatures and got involved in high-temperature superconductivity (HTS) at Notre Dame. I finished in 1993 and moved to Dayton to work on HTS at Wright-Patterson AFB. In 1997, I got a new job at Intermagnetics General Corp in New York state, where we plotted to make HTS products. In 2001, I moved on to a new job (this time as a Systems Engineer) at Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Division, just northwest of Chicago. Our company web page is www.northgrum.com. I have been happily married since 1988 and have three terrific kids.
  • Last Updated: 10/2001
  • David F. Muir

  • Graduation date: 1996
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: MS-Naval Architecture and marine Engineering-University of Michigan-2000
  • Last Updated: 5/1999
  • Muturi Muriuki

  • Graduation date: 1997
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: MS-Mechanical Engineering-University of Pittsburgh
  • Last Updated: 8/1997

  • Timothy Nagi

    • Graduation date: 2012
    • Present employer: Michigan Instruments
    • Position: Project Engineer
    • Other information: Spring 2014 - teaching Physics labs at Hope College. Michigan Insturments ia a developer and manufacturer of medical devices.
    • Last Updated: 12/2001

     

    Richard C. Nolen-Hoeksema

  • Graduation date: 1977
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: PhD-Geophysics-Yale University-1983
  • Present employer: University of Michigan
  • Position: Associate Research Scientist & Lecturer
  • Work Address: University of Michigan Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering 2340 G. G. Brown Building 2350 Hayward Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
  • Last Updated: 12/1998
  • Tony Norris

  • Graduation date: 1999
  • Present employer: General Motors
  • Position: Project Engineer
  • Last Updated: 12/2001
  • Bret Norvilitis

  • Graduation date: 1990
  • Present employer: Orchard Park Central School District
  • Position: High school teacher
  • Last Updated: 9/2002
  • Jeremy Notman

  • Graduation date: 1997
  • Present employer: Denali Products, Inc.
  • Position: Project Engineer
  • Other information: Jeremy Notman passed away on January 4, 1999
  • Last Updated: 9/1997

  • Hal Ockerse
  • Graduation date: 1985
  • Advanced Degree(s) received:BSE-Electrical-University of Michigan-1986, MSE-Electrical-University of Michigan-1988, MS-Management of Technology-NTU-1995
  • Present employer: X-Rite, Inc.
  • Position: General Manager
  • Last Updated: 3/1999
  • Michelle S. Ouellette

  • Graduation date: May 1999
  • Present employer: Michigan State University
  • Position: Graduate student
  • Work Address: National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory Michigan State University South Shaw Lane East Lansing, MI 48824
  • Other information: I do research in nuclear astrophysics: in particular the electron captures on the surfaces of neutron stars.
  • Last Updated: 12/2001

  • Kenneth Papes

    • Graduation date: 2003
    • Last Updated: 11/16/2007

    Ryan Pazdur

  • Graduation date: 1997
  • Present employer: Graduate Student at Western Theological Seminary
  • Last Updated: 9/1997
  • Donald A. Peterson

    • Graduation date: 1993
    • Advanced Degree(s) received: PhD-University of Notre Dame-2000
    • Present employer: Oregon State University
    • Position: Postdoctoral Assistant
    • Other information: Married Karen Anne Connery Aug 8, 1998, Ask me about element 118!
    • Last Updated: 12/2002
    Trung Tai Phan
  • Graduation date: 1996
  • Present employer: General Physics Corp
  • Position: Associate Engineer-ME
  • Last Updated: 6/1997
  • Tina Pike

    • Graduation date: 2005
    • Present employer: University of Wisconsin
    • Position: Research Assistant
    • Other information: Working on PhD in Medical Physics
    • Last Updated: 12/2007

    Luke Pinkerton

  • Graduation date: 1997
  • Present employer: Polytorx
  • Last Updated: 2/2004
  • Christopher Ploch

    • Graduation date: 2010
    • Present employer: Stanford University
    • Position: graduate student
    • Last Updated: 2/2014

    Jill Pinter

    • Graduation date: 2005
    • Present employer: Michigan State University
    • Position: Research Assistant
    • Other information:Working on PhD in Nuclear Chemistry at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL). 
    • Last Updated: 12/2007

    Sarah Prill

    • Graduation date: 2012
    • Present employer: Perspectives Leadership Academy
    • Position: High School Physics teacher
    • Last Updated: 2/2014

     


    Russel Ramaker

    Karl Rasche

  • Graduation date: 2000
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: PhD
  • Present employer: DreamWorks Animation
  • Last Updated: 9/19/2007
  • Justin Rieth

  • Graduation date: 2007
  • Present employer: Boar's Head Provisions, Inc.
  • Position: Human Resources Technician
  • Other information: Boer's Head-In-Plant Television Programming System Operator; Spanish & English Teacher
  • Last Updated: 2/2014
  • Amy Rossio

  • Graduation date: 1995
  • Present employer: Orr High School
  • Position: Mathematics Teacher
  • Other information: Participating in Teacher's for Chicago - Working towards Master's in Education while teaching high school math
  • Last Updated: 12/1997

  • Maike Sanders
  • Graduation date: 1996
  • Last Updated: 12/1997
  • Steven E. Sanders

  • Graduation date: 1997
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: MS-Mechanical Engineering-University of Michigan-1998
  • Present employer: Steelcase, Inc.
  • Position: Product Engineer
  • Last Updated: 7/2000
  • JR (Jordan) Schmidt

    Matthew Scholtens

  • Graduation date: 1998
  • Present employer: University of Michigan
  • Position: Grad Student seeking M.S.
  • Other information: Married Hope Alum Cori Freudenburg in May 1998.
  • Last Updated: 11/1998
  • Richard M. Sedlar

  • Graduation date: 1992
  • Present employer: The Boeing Company
  • Position: Software Engineer/Programmer/Analyst
  • Other information: Working as a scientific software engineer for The Boeing Company in Aurora, Colorado. Presently enjoying skeet shooting at the local/state/nationall competition levels as well as as a Level 1 certified instructor. Want to know how to shoot a shotgun or learn how to snowboard in the beautiful mountains of Colorado.
  • Last Updated: 2/2004
  • Nathan Shaw

  • Graduation date: 1994
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: PhD-SUNY Stony Brook-1999
  • Present employer: OCLC Online Computer Library Center
  • Position: Sr. Systems Analyst
  • Last Updated: 12/2001
  • Kelly Shugart

    • Graduation date: 2011
    • Present employer: Grand River Preparatory High School
    • Position: Physics/Pre-Calculus teacher
    • Last Updated: 2/2014

    Jordan Siemon

  • Graduation date: 2006
  • Present employer: National Heritage Academies
  • Position: teacher
  • Other information: also teaching an online Physics lab for Hope College since 2010
  • Last Updated: 2/2014
  • James Slagh

  • Graduation date: 1988
  • Present employer: Herman Miller, Inc.
  • Position: New Product Development Engineer - Seating Engineering
  • Work Address: PO Box 302 - MS 0420 Zeeland, MI 49464
  • Other information: Married: Heidi 5/91 Children: Rebecca 2/94, David 2/96, Jared 6/98
  • Last Updated: 7/1998
  • Scott Slezak

    • Graduation date: 1997
    • Advanced Degree(s) received: MS-Physics-University of Chicago
    • Present employer: Farmer's Insurance Company/Annie's Heirloom Seeds www.anniesheirloomseeds.com
    • Position: Actuarial Research and Development /Owner
    • Work Address: 12123 Darby Rd., Clarksville, MI 48815
    • Other information: Director of Product Management-Farmer's Insurance. Married to Julie (Jaasma), (’96), 3 kids, started internet marketing companies focused on agriculture, great food, and advanced marketing analytics.
    • Last Updated: 2/2014

    Joel R. Smith

  • Graduation date: 1997
  • Present employer: Innotec Automation, Zeeland MI
  • Position: Jack of all trades, master of none!
  • Other information: Married with one daughter (Katelyn M. 6/02). Enjoying learing how to be a dad.
  • Last Updated: 7/2003
  • Todd T. Soderquist

  • Graduation date: 1996
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: MS-Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering-Cornell University-1997
  • Present employer: Ford Motor Company
  • Position: Program Management Supervisor
  • Other information: To be married on June 28, 1997 to Hope Alum Karen Oosterhouse Biology BS 1996.
  • Last Updated: 7/2003
  • David J. Stevens

  • Graduation date: 1980
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: BS-Civil Engineering-Clemson-1981, MS-Civil Engineering-Clemson-1983, PhD-Civil Engineering-University of Minnesota-1988
  • Present employer: Southwest Research Institute
  • Position: Senior Research Engineer
  • Work Address: Southwest Research Institute P.O. Drawer 28510 San Antonio, TX 78228
  • Other information: Married Sally Norgrove '82 Three children: Sarah, Joshua, Anna. Hobby: Woodworking with "old" hand tools Currently, I design, analyze, and test structures/devices that are "blown up" or "shot at", either deliberately or accidentally. We do a lot of work for the DoD and the petrochemical industry. Recent projects include the design and testing of an anti-mine armor system for the HMMWV (in February, the first "field test" occurred--three soldiers in Bosnia survived an anti-tank mine detonation), numerically simulating the detonation of a chemical weapon, testing and analysis of buried pipelines subjected to abnormal surface loads, and blast- and fragment-testing of industrial components used by bad guys to manufacture bad things. I've received 1 patent and have 2 pending.
  • Last Updated: 4/1997
  • Sara Ann Story

    • Graduation date: 2007
    • Present employer: Rice University
    • Position: Graduate Student - Astronomy
    • Last Updated: 12/2007

    Steven D. Sundbeck

  • Graduation date: 1997
  • Present employer: University of Chicago
  • Position: Graduate Student/Teaching Assistant
  • Other information: Married July 11, 1998 to Kristin Kelley '98
  • Last Updated: 2/2004

  • Caitlin Taylor

  • Graduation date: 2012
  • Present employer: University ot Tennessee Knoxville
  • Position: graduate student in material science & engineering PhD
  • Last Updated: 2/2014
  • Matthew Thompson

  • Graduation date: 1994
  • Position: Assistant Pastor
  • Last Updated: 6/2002
  • Ross Thornburg

  • Graduation date: 1981
  • Present employer: Visidyne, Inc.
  • Position: Physicist
  • Last Updated: 7/1997
  • Jay Thwaites

  • Graduation date: 2002
  • Present employer: University of Michigan - Graduate School of Mechanical Engineering
  • Position: Graduate Student
  • Last Updated: 7/2003

  • Dan Valente
  • Graduation date: 2001
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: PhD-Acoustics-Penn State-2006
  • Present employer: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Position: Post-Doctoral fellowship
  • Other information: Post-grad research in the MITRA lab-Pennsylvania State University
  • Last Updated: 5/2008
  • John G. VanAlsten

  • Graduation date: 1981
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: PhD-Chemical Engineering-University of Illinois-1986
  • Present employer: Pharamcia & Upjohn
  • Position: Sr. Research Scientist
  • Last Updated: 10/1999
  • Clifford VanderYacht

  • Graduation date:1956
  • Other information: I was taught by Clarence Kleis and Harry Frissel. I'm now 82 and have a new design Mitroflow® Pericardial Heart Valve installed this year -2013.
  • Last Updated: 2/2014
  • David H. VanGorder

  • Graduation date: 1985
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: BS-Mechanical Engineering-Western Michigan University-1987, MBA-University of Michigan-Flint
  • Present employer: Self Employed
  • Other information: Holder of (1) U.S. Patent
  • Last Updated: 12/1998
  • James D. vanPutten Jr.

  • Graduation date: 1955
  • Advanced Degree(s) received:PhD- University of Michigan
  • Position: Professor - Retired from Hope College
  • Last Updated: 4/1997
  • Lora VanUffelen

  • Graduation date: 2002
  • Present employer: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego
  • Position: Graduate Student
  • Other information: PhD student working on Ocean Acoustic Tomography
  • Last Updated: 2/2004
  • Roger Veldman

  • Graduation date: 1989
  • Present employer: Hope College
  • Position: Assistant Professor of Engineering
  • Work Address: Dept. of Engineering, 27 Graves Place, Holland, MI 49423
  • Other information: Married to Cheryl (Zuidersma) Veldman - Hope '88, Two children, Roger David and Hans Jacob
  • Last Updated: 4/2001
  • R. Bruce Vogelaar

  • Graduation date: 1982
  • Present employer: Virginia Tech
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Last Updated: 12/2002
  • Howard G. Voss

  • Graduation date: 1955
  • Present employer: Arizona State University
  • Position: Professor& Chair, Physics & Astronomy
  • Work Address: Department of Physics and Astronomy Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 85287-1504
  • Last Updated: 7/2000
  • John Votaw

  • Graduation date: 1981
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: PhD-Nuclear Physics-University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Present employer: Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Position: Professor/Director of Physics and Computing, Department of Radiology
  • Last Updated: 7/2000

  • David Wang

  • Graduation date: 1981
  • Present employer: Wyoming Radiology
  • Position: Radiologist
  • Other information: Amateur radio call N8BMA
  • Last Updated: 7/2000
  • Nicholas G. Ward

  • Graduation date: 1996
  • Present employer: Quantum Technologies
  • Position: Validation and Development Engineer
  • Last Updated: 7/2000
  • Joshua Warner

    • Graduation date: 2008
    • Present employer: Mayo Medical Clinic
    • Position: graduate student for M.D.
    • Last Updated: 2/2014

    Darryl Wegner

  • Graduation date: 1996
  • Advanced Degree(s) received:Boston College Law School-2001
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007
  • Luke Adam Wendt

    • Graduation date: 2007
    • Advanced Degree(s) received: PhD-UIUC
    • Present employer: Lakeshore Vision and Robitics
    • Position: Quality and Control System
    • Last Updated: 2/2014

    Nicholas Wozniak

  • Graduation date: 2012
  • Present employer: University of Nevade Las Vegas
  • Position: graduate student
  • Last Updated: 2/2014

  • Sarah Young

  • Graduation date: 1996
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: MS-Mechanical Engineering-University of Vermont-1999
  • Present employer: DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson Company
  • Position: Scientist
  • Last Updated: 3/1999

  • Karen Zienert

  • Graduation date: 1990
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: MD-OB-GYN-ST John Hospital-Detroit-1998
  • Present employer: Saint Joseph Hospital of Ann Arbor
  • Position: physician
  • Last Updated: 8/1998
  • Joseph C. Zupancic

  • Graduation date: 1998
  • Present employer: Hewlett Packard
  • Position: Design Engineer
  • Other information: Attending the University of Michigan. Working on my Masters in VLSI Electrical Engineering
  • Last Updated: 5/1999
  • Derk Zwart

  • Graduation date: 1997
  • Advanced Degree(s) received: MSME-Purdue University-1999
  • Present employer: Johnson Controls Inc, Interiors
  • Position: Product engineer
  • Other information:Married to Cindra 6/21/97, Son, Eildert Derk born 3/19/00
  • Last Updated: 6/2002
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