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2013 Calvin Annual Business Partners Awards Luncheon

The Calvin Annual Business Partners Awards Luncheon honors businesses and individuals that have partnered with our business program in creating outstanding learning opportunities for students over the past several years.

This year we were excited that Jason Hanson, former NFL placekicker for the Detroit Lions, was our keynote speaker.

Keynote Speaker

Topic: Faith, Vocation, and 21 Years in the NFL
Speaker: Jason Hanson

Jason Hanson Bio:

jasonhansonJason Hanson spent his entire 21-year professional football career with the Detroit Lions, before announcing his retirement in April 2013. Considered one of the NFL's most productive kickers, Hanson holds or shares eight NFL records, including most career seasons (21) and games (327) with a single franchise. He also holds the record for most field goals of 40 or more yards (189) and 50 or more yards (52).

Hanson was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. He attended and played football for Washington State University, where he set or tied numerous NCAA records and graduated with a bachelor's degree in pre-medical studies. Hanson was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1992. During his time with the Lions, Hanson was named All-Pro three times and also represented the NFC twice in the Pro Bowl.

Hanson and his wife, Kathleen, were married in 1992 and have three children. He is an active Christian speaker and philanthropist. Hanson's address will highlight his experience in the NFL, emphasizing the intersection between faith and vocation.

Award Recipients

This year, the Calvin Center for Innovation in Business honored four outstanding partners for their continued commitment to Calvin's business program.

Outstanding Corporate Partner Award: Gordon Food Service

Outstanding Partner Award: Elsa Prince Broekhuizen

Outstanding Partner Award: Milt and Carol Kuyers

Outstanding Partner Award: Linda McFadden

The 2013 Calvin Business Partners Awards Luncheon is hosted by the Calvin Annual Fund and the Calvin Center for Innovation in Business.

Click on the video below to view the 2013 Luncheon program.

Previous Honorees:

Max Van Wyk, Van Wyk Risk & Financial Management
Gaylen Byker, President Emeritus, Calvin College
Bob Medema, Business Department Faculty Member

Thank You Sponsors:

Superior Foods (Event Sponsor)

Colliers International
Ed DeVries Properties
Farmers Insurance
Fifth Third Bank
GMB Architecture + Engineering
Kent Companies
Leisure Living Management LLC
Legal Copy Services
Plante Moran
Rockford Construction