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Endowed and Honorary Chairs at Calvin College

The Brummel Chair in Organic Chemistry

Endowed by former Calvin College board members Roger and Connie Brummel

Held by Professor Michael Barbachyn, Chemistry & Biochemistry

The Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview

Endowed by the family of former Michigan State Senator Gary Byker and his wife, Henrietta

Held by Professor Jamie Smith, Philosophy

James and Judith Chambery Chair for the Study of Ethics in Business

Endowed by James and Judith Chambery of Rochester, New York, to reflect their interest in conducting business by Christian principles

Held by Professor Jason Stansbury, Business

Arthur H. DeKruyter Chair in Faith and Communication

Endowed by friends and family of the late Rev. Arthur H. DeKruyter, graduate of Calvin Theological Seminary and founder of the St. Petersburg Theological Seminary in St. Petersburg, Russia

Held by Professor William Romanowski, Communication Arts and Sciences

Paul B. Henry Chair for the Study of Christianity and Politics

Endowed by friends and family of former member of Congress, Paul Henry

Held by Professor Kevin den Dulk, Political Science, director, Henry Institute

The William Harry Jellema Chair in Christian Philosophy

Endowed by friends and family of the late William Harry Jellema, Calvin's first philosophy professor

Held by Professor Kevin Timpe, Philosophy

Queen Juliana Chair of the Language and Culture of the Netherlands

Honorary, dedicated to the late Queen of the Netherlands

Held by Professor Herman De Vries, German

Frederik Meijer Chair in Dutch Language and Culture

Endowed by Grand Rapids philanthropists Frederik and Lena Meijer

Held by Professor Herman De Vries, German

The William Spoelhof Teacher-Scholar-in-Residence Chair

Endowed by Stanley and Harriet van Reken, in honor of the former Calvin College president

Held by Professor Micah Watson, Political Science

Other Calvin Chairs

Endowed and honorary chairs at Calvin College, including their years of establishment and donors

1952: Queen Juliana Chair of the Language and Culture of the Netherlands (non-endowed)

1994: William Spoelhof Teacher-Scholar-in-Residence Chair, endowed by Stanley ’52 and Harriet van Reken

1997: Paul B. Henry Chair for the Study of Christianity and Politics, endowed by friends and family of the late Paul Henry

2004: Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Christian Perspectives on Political, Social, and Economic Thought, endowed by friends and family of former Michigan Sen. Gary Byker and his wife Henrietta

2004: Arthur H. DeKruyter Chair in Faith and Communication, endowed by friends and family of Arthur H. DeKruyter

2006: Brummel Chair in Organic Chemistry, endowed by Roger and Connie Brummel

2006: Frederik Meijer Chair in Dutch Language and Culture, endowed by Frederik and Lena Meijer