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Henry "Hank" Willis '99

Henry WillisHank is a general dentist in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. He says, "I'm privileged to live in a beautiful part of the country where I can enjoy God's creation every day. There's an abundance of outdoor activities--hiking, skiing, hunting, etc. My job allows me the freedom and flexibility to devote quality time to my family. Looking back at my Calvin years I have too many fond memories to list. Excellent professors who helped foster a love of learning, uncompromising academics, lasting friendships, and fun study abroad programs are just a few. Calvin was a formative influence on my Christian worldview--something that pervades all areas of life."

Jeff Crawford '07

Jeff is a general surgery resident at Oregon Health and Sciences University. About his education at Calvin he says, "Calvin prepared me academically and spiritually for my career. It gave me a solid basic science background and taught me to see the world and my daily pursuits as all equally capable of serving God; a worldview that has given me much joy."

Marc De Jong '96

Marc De JongMarc went to medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, did his Internal Medicine residency at Vanderbilt University Hospital and a Sports Medicine fellowship at Duke University. He is a primary care sports medicine physician whoI practices non-surgical orthopedics, taking care of musculoskeletal issues and injuries in patients of all ages. Marc says, "Every day brings something different with new challenges in the care of patients and running a medical practice."

Doug Diekema '81

Doug DiekemaDoug is a professor of pediatrics at University of Washington and Director of Education for the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics and Chair of the IRB at Seattle Children's Research Institute. He also works as an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Seattle Children's Hospital.

Jason Fader '99

Jason FaderJason is a missionary surgeon for World Harvest Mission/Hope Africa University, with an emphasis on training Burundian medical students. Of his time at Calvin he says, "I feel that Calvin really taught me how to think about integrating my work and the Kingdom of God – for that I am very grateful."

Tim Lenters '95

Tim LentersTim is the director of Shoulder/Elbow Curriculum for Grand Rapids Orthopedic Surgery Residency. He brought the shoulder/elbow specialty focus to Grand Rapids and practices with River Valley Orthopedics. He staffs and covers the uninsured clinic through St. Mary's Hospital.

Christina Rider '01

Christina Rider '01Christina obtained her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Des Moines University and works as a PA at Sunnyside Community Hospital in the Lincoln Avenue Family Medicine practice.



Chris Holstege '88

Chris HolstegeThinking About Poisons

Chris Holstege ia an Associate Professor in emergency medicine at University of Virginia Medical School and Director of Medical Toxicology.

Chris Olthoff '82

Kim Olthoff '82Chris Olthoff travels the United States performing cutting-edge liver transplants and studying ways to improve organ survival.

Brandon van Noord, MD '01 After graduating from Calvin in 2001 Brandon went to medical school at the University of Southern California. Brandon returned from a deployment as a flight surgeon on the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Persian Gulf in April 2010. He completed his military service in June and is now beginning his Residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Southern California (USC).

Jamie Paauw, MD '01 is an ophthalmologist who recently completed a glaucoma fellowship at the University of Miami Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute. Jamie went to the University of Michigan Medical School and now has a practice in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

Marvin HeyboerMarvin Heyboer '95 practices hyperbaric medicine & undersea medicine and emergency medicine in Syracuse, New York. He completed medical school in 2000 at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His residency at Michigan State University was in emergency medicine. He then did a post-doctoral
fellowship at University of Pennsylvania Health System in undersea and hyperbaric medicine.


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Building Character

Calvin's Alumni are in practice all over the world. You'll find them to be:

  • Compassionate
  • Competent
  • Courageous
  • Culturally Relevant 

Check out the Calvin College Alumni Association for more information about our alumni.