“I write these words following a memorial service in Iowa for Matilda Vermeer, a great friend of the college and supporter of our mission who went to be with her Savior this summer after 94 years on this earth. On that same day we also celebrated the life and legacy of Joe Stevens who spent his career as a prominent experimental psychologist and longtime member of the Yale University faculty and remembered Calvin faculty and students by making a bequest in his will. Normally at this time of year I am quite focused on the future, but these moments of passage also remind me of the thousands of devoted alumni and friends of Calvin who make the education of future students possible. …”
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