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The Heritage Class is made up of members of the Class of 1963 and all classes prior (or, those that have graduated 50+ years ago). There is a Heritage Class Reunion every year in June. All members are invited to any Heritage Class event. Please join us!

Upcoming Event

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Amber Warners, Calvin volleyball coach

You are cordially invited to join other members of the Calvin Heritage Class on Thursday, September 25, at 10 a.m. in the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex for an inside look at innovative volleyball coaching strategies from Calvin’s National Championship Volleyball Coach, Amber Warners.  She will talk about a new device she created that is helping athletes train—as well as share her testimony as a Christian coach in a competitive setting.  Following the lecture we will offer tours of the newly remodeled Steen conference room in the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex.

10 a.m. reception
10:30 a.m. lecture  
Classroom #280 (above the Health Center; signs and volunteers will show you the way)

$5 per person


(616) 526-6142 |

Recent Events

Heritage Reunion | June 20, 2014

"Hearing and Helping Traumatized Persons"
Ilga Svechs '58, speaker
April 9, 2014 | PHOTOS

Ilga SvechsMs. Svechs will speak about, "Hearing and Helping Traumatized Persons." The denial of trauma to the self and others is an attempt to cope with the experience of trauma. Dr. Svechs will address issues related to hearing and responding to traumatized persons in the context of different ages in life—children, adolescents and adults—noting how a Christian perspective can be particularly helpful. She will also reference her own experience as a young girl traumatized by her Latvian family’s displacement to a Nazi relocation camp in World War II. Read more about Dr. Svechs from Spark magazine.

Dr. Svechs is a currently practicing psychotherapist from Cleveland, Ohio with a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the Union Institute and was a long-time faculty member at Case Western University in Cleveland. She graduated from Calvin in 1958 in sociology and earned her master’s in social work from the University of Michigan.
The Heritage Lecture is a new undertaking of the Heritage Class of the Calvin Alumni Association, instituted to bring Heritage alumni still active in their professions to Calvin to share their expertise with us and the faculty and students of the college.

January Series brunch with Dr. Michael Le Roy | January 16, 2014

Dr. Le Roy will be the January Series speaker on Thursday, January 16, speaking on, "The Sustainability of Higher Education." Please join us for brunch and a discussion.

A Concert of Choral and Organ Music » | January 20, 2014

This concert is free and open to the public.

Music Faculty Showcase | September 19, 2013

Heritage Class Reunion | June 21, 2013 | PHOTOS

CTC Grains of Hope | April 12, 2013 | PHOTOS

Join the Heritage Alumni Network for a special Calvin Theatre Company performance Grains of Hope: Refugee Experiences in West Michigan.

January Series Brunch with Garth Pauley | January 18, 2013

Learn more about Professor Pauley and his January Series talk, "Rituals of Democracy: Inaugural Addresses in American History."

Fall Luncheon | September 24, 2012 | PHOTOS

Dr. Michael Le Roy will share some personal reflections about his arrival at Calvin and hopes for the future. There will be a generous question-and-answer time because he is eager to hear the perspective of Calvin alumni. Please join us for this opportunity to welcome and meet the new president.

January Series Brunch with Jennifer Pharr Davis | January 13, 2012

Brunch and discussion with January Series 2012 speaker Jennifer Pharr Davis

Recently, an incredible woman took an incredible journey on foot. That woman, Jennifer Pharr-Davis, covered the 2,181 mile Appalachian Trail in 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes. No one, man or woman, has ever covered the trail more quickly.