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Men's Basketball: December 28–30, 2013
See PHOTOS | #goknights | #calvincollege

December 28, 2103, at 2 p.m. (PST)
Calvin vs. University of Redlands - Currier Gym*
Post-game reception - The River CRC Church

December 30, 2013, at 7 p.m. (PST)
Calvin vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps - Ducey Gym
Post-game reception - Warehouse Pizza

Norton Simon Museum with Prof. Luttikhuizen
April 13, 2013 | See photos

Join Calvin art history professor Henry Luttikhuizen for an afternoon at the Norton Simon Museum (411 West Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA; map). The museum has invited Luttikhuizen to lead a lecture titled Sensing the Sacred in Early Netherlandish Painting — a talk that will examine some of the ways in which Netherlandish artists promoted particular religious practices by evoking deep empathy among beholders. Earlier in the day, Luttikhuizen will lead a pair of special tours for Calvin alumni and friends through the museum’s permanent collection.

Hang out at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
April 13, 2013

We will bring updates from the college and would like your input for some branding and marketing ideas we're working on. If you have an iPad, please bring it with you to view documents we'd like to share.

Women's Chorale Tour ~ Spring Break
March 16–March 22, 2013

See the Women’s Chorale Tour page.

San Diego Hornblower Yacht Lunch
Sept. 17, 2011

Newport Beach Hornblower Yacht Lunch
Sept. 24, 2011

Who are we?

Welcome to the Southern California Alumni Networks! We cover a large geographic area and represent several thousand Calvin alumni. We focus on three areas:

  • Events to bring together alumni and friends
  • Scholarships to help with travel expenses for prospective students (donate now!)
  • Recruitment to encourage our local students to brave the Michigan winters!

Scholarships: Apply | Donate

Alumni in Southern California want to encourage prospective students to visit Calvin, and our alumni network can help! If a junior or senior who lives in San Diego or Southern California (generally defined as zip codes 90000-93199, 93400-93499) and visit through Fridays at Calvin, the admissions office will give the student a $200 voucher up front to help cover a flight. If the student applies and enrolls by May 1 of their senior year and brings travel receipts to the admissions office by the end of their first semester on campus, they’ll be reimbursed for the remainder of their flight AND they will get an additional $500 scholarship.

But, we need donations to keep this program running. Consider making a donation now.

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The Southern California Alumni Network includes the counties of San Diego, Orange, Riverside, Imperial, Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernardino. To improve our outreach to alumni, our network leadership team is comprised of “liaisons” who represent various communities.

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Trena Boonstra
Charity Houston
Alana Kalinowski
Bill Stout
Karina Westra
Kathy Zuidema

Joo Eun Kim
Todd and Laura Pheifer
Katie Venhuizen

Sara Admiraal
Doug Jorritsma
Ted and Tena Mejan
Sarah Van Houten Schenkel
Gary Zondervan

Blake Hiemstra

See also: Bay Area