Ben Dykema is a senior from Oak Brook, Illinois, where he attended Timothy Christian Schools. He will be graduating in May with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree with an emphasis on the Civil/Environmental Concentration. He has spent many summers working for a family-owned landfill in Ottawa, Il and just recently started working for the Kent County Department of Public Works as an intern surveyor at their South Kent landfill. At Calvin, he is a member of Varsity Track running middle distance races. Upon graduating, Ben plans to pursue a career in waste management practices.
Brandon Van Dyk
Brandon Van Dyk is a senior from Elmhurst, Illinois, where he attended Timothy Christian Schools. He will be graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with an International Designation in the Civil/Environmental Concentration and a Mathematics Minor. During the summer in 2008, he spent some time in Bremen, Germany, studying statics and dynamics and German language and culture. Brandon worked for the City of Holland, Michigan in the Streets and Engineering Department during the summer of 2010. At Calvin, he sings as a member of The Capella and the Oratorio Society. Upon graduation, he plans to pursue graduate level studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in railroad engineering.
Charles Blum is a senior from Issaquah, Washington, a suburb of Seattle. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in the Civil/Environmental Concentration and a Minor in Mathematics. Charles achieved the International Designation by studying in Bremen, Germany in the summer of 2008 and taking the "Dutch Landscapes" Interim course January 2009. He looks forward to either finding a job in the field of civil and environmental engineering and pursuing graduate level studies in Water Resources Management. In his free time, Charles enjoys photography and playing ultimate frisbee with the club team at Calvin.
Steven Kranenborg is a senior from Lombard, Illinois, where he attended Timothy Christian Schools. He is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree with a concentration in Civil and Environmental Engineering. The last two summers he had an internship with the Illinois Department of Transportation in the bureau of construction. In his free time he plays ultimate frisbee with a club team at Calvin. After graduation he is getting married and plans to pursue a career in construction engineering.
Marcus VanderBrug is a senior graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a Civil/Environmental concentration. He grew up in Elmhurst, Illinois, where he attended Timothy Christian Schools. Marcus is looking forward to finding a job, if possible, near his hometown. In the free time he enjoys playing tennis and roller hockey.