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Calvin-Wire: June 15, 2012

Thankful for Calvin's new president

On June 11, the Christian Reformed Church of North America voted to ratify Michael K. Le Roy as the 10th president of Calvin College. He will be inaugurated on Saturday, October 20, 2012.

Le Roy and his wife, Andrea Nelson Le Roy, who were interviewed recently, have three children: son Dana and daughters Hannah and Astrid. His family was involved in his decision to consider a move to Calvin. He discusses the discernment process and mentions this latest "adventure" for their family in the interview he gave with Synod, the governing body of all churches in the Christian Reformed denomination.

Thankful for the Byker's service

As we praise God for Calvin's new president, we thank him for Gaylen and Susan Byker's 17 years of service to Calvin, for which they were recently awarded the Spoelhof Lifetime Achievement Award. Be sure to read the online Spark story, "Generosity and Gratitude," with extra links and information about the Bykers. Watch a short video of highlights from "A Byker Farewell."

On the Bykers' last day on campus, Monday, June 25, all are invited to a farewell reception at 10 a.m. on the Commons Lawn. Contact bykerfarewell@calvin.edu with questions.

Alumni and friends

For the 17th consecutive year, Calvin has posted a top 25 finish in the final NCAA III Learfield Sports Directors Cup standings. Calvin is one of only six schools in the country to finish in the top 25 every year that the competition has been held at the NCAA III level.

And there's
no slowing down for Calvin's Most Valuable Runner, Dan Kerr. During the cross country season, Kerr was named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player and earned a spot on the All-MIAA team for the third straight year. Read more about how his season ended.

Make a difference by June 30!

Your contribution to the Calvin Annual Fund, made before June 30—the end of Calvin's fiscal year—will help keep tuition down for Calvin students. Whether you're able to give $20 or $100, your gift makes a difference in students' lives.

Please take the next step and support every student, every day with your investment.

Visit www.calvin.edu/go/give.

Alumni and friends

Join us on campus during summer to celebrate the Heritage Reunion for the class of 1961 and all classes prior.  

The travel program is open to Calvin alumni and any friends who wish to join the group. Each trip is an experience woven with education and faith. Find out more about upcoming trips.

You can already sign up for the 43rd Annual Golf Tournament which will be held on September 8.

Mark your calendar for reunions and family activities for
Homecoming & Family Weekend, October 19 & 20.

And don't forget about the Alumni Association
free mobile app. Scan the code now!

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