Class Notes • Fifties

In recognition of his contribution over almost 40 years to Westminster Seminary and to other Christian institutions, Robert G. den Dulk '59, of Kingsburg, Calif., was given an honorary doctor of divinity degree at the graduation exercises of Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pa., on May 29, 2003.

Eunice Hop '53, a retired teacher and nurse's aide, spent three weeks in May in the industrial city of Zaporazhye, Ukraine, as part of a five-member team of North American volunteers. Hop, who lives in Baldwin, Wis., has volunteered in Florida and Turkey with Global Volunteers, a St. Paul, Minn.-based non-profit organization that offers short-term service opportunities around the world.

Smiling Thailand, mysterious India, fabled Sikkim all were part of the itinerary of four Calvin alumni on a recent 25-day tour of Southeast Asian missions. Henry "Hank" DeRooy '53, Jack Jansons '65, his son Rob Jansons '88 MDiv'92, and Mark VanHaitsma '85 MDiv'90 ministered and were ministered to at Karen refugee camps in Thailand, at a new seminary in northeast India, at a missions festival in Sikkim and at an outreach to the poor and homeless children of Calcutta.