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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - noon
Calvin Alumni in Holland’s History

with Robert Swierenga '57

We invite you to a luncheon featuring Calvin Distinguished Alumnus Bob Swierenga ’57 of the A.C. Van Raalte Institute at Hope College. Bob will share excerpts about Calvin alumni from his new book, Holland, Michigan: From Dutch Colony to Dynamic City. Swierenga’s book, published just this year, is the first comprehensive history of the city, chronicling life since 1847 when the initial band of Dutch settlers founded the community.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 12 noon
Midtown Center Study Hall (96 West 15th St, Holland; map)
Please park at the 14th Street CRC (14 W 14th St) or at the Macedonia Baptist Church (101 W 17th St).
$15 per person

Aspen Gold Investment Management Inc.This event, sponsored by Aspen Investment Management Inc., will be a great opportunity to hear Calvin/Holland stories directly from the author. Q-and-A time to follow.

P.S. Lakeshore alumni are also invited to join the Calvin Heritage Class on Thursday, September 25, 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 is utilizing to help athletes train. 

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 8 p.m.

Alumni Choir at Harderwyk Ministries
1627 West Lakewood Blvd.
Holland, MI 49424 [map]

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - Time TBA

Alumni Choir at Second Christian Reformed Church
2021 Sheldon Rd.
Grand Haven, MI 49417 [map]

Recent events

January 11, 2014 ~ 3 p.m.
Calvin/Hope Rivalry game »

January 8–28, 2014
The January Series »

12:30–1:30 p.m. daily---on campus or on the Lakeshore

April 26, 2014
5k Spring Classic »


President Michael Le Roy
Fall Luncheon | PHOTOS
September 24, 2013

We invite you to attend a luncheon to hear from Calvin’s 10th president, Dr. Michael K. Le Roy. This event, sponsored by Aspen Investment Management Inc., will be a great opportunity to get to know the new president, hear about his vision for Calvin College and participate in a conversation with him.

Join us at Midtown Center’s Study Hall.

Sunday, February 17, 2013 ~ 6 p.m.
Alumni Choir worship service

"All is Well" service with Rev. Neal Plantinga. More details here.

Friday, November 9, 2012 ~ 8 p.m.

Calvin Alumni Choir, under the direction of Dr. Pearl Shangkuan, will present their “Celebrate Life!” concert with a reception immediately following.

Third Christian Reformed Church
10 West Central Ave. in Zeeland [map] | (616) 526-6142

A freewill offering will support the Lakeshore alumni network scholarship fund. Support scholarships now!

The choir will also be performing this concert on November 11, 2012, in the Covenant Fine Arts Center on campus.

October 9, 2012 | Luncheon with Prof. Vander Linde - see photos

Calvin is leading the way among Michigan colleges and universities by implementing a new undergraduate major in public health this fall. Join the Lakeshore alumni network for lunch and get the inside scoop from economics professor Scott Vander Linde. He will talk about the importance of this discipline locally and globally and how it relates to relieving financial stress within the United States health care system. After his talk, he will provide a time of Q & A.

Midtown Center
96 West 15th Street
Holland [map]

$10 per person includes a box lunch from the Good Earth Café

RSVP to the Calvin alumni office at (616) 526-6142 by Friday, October 5.

April 28, 2012 | Calvin 5k Spring Classic

April 14, 2012 | Outing to Rosy Mound

See pictures from our outing in Grand Haven to the Rosy Mound Natural Area.


January 13 & 14, 2012 | Alumni Choir Winter Concert “Gaudete!”

January 4-24, 2012 | The January Series remote sites

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

November 13, 2011 | Alumni Choir worship service

October 5, 2011 | Fall Lakeshore Luncheon

We had a luncheon at the historic Jubilee Ministries Midtown Center which is the former Holland High School. Craig Spoelhof ’90, Jubilee Ministries board of directors, welcomed us and shared the mission of this non-profit focused on neighborhood revitalization in core-city Holland. Dr. Byker also was on-hand to talk to us.

Hemlock lodgeApril 16, 2011 | Hemlock Crossing Outing

Here, at the Ottawa County Parks Nature Education Center at Hemlock Crossing we learned first-hand about the work that the center is doing. and heard from Calvin professor and Ecosystem Preserve director Randy Van Dragt. We also went on a nature walk and had a kids’ craft and snacks.