Class Notes • Sixties

Gary '60 and Phyllis Quist Vander Ark '57 of Englewood, Colo., were honored as 2003 Citizens of the Arts at the Fine Arts Jubilee in Littleton, Colo.

Wayne te Brake '69 of Ossining, N.Y., was honored by State University of New York chancellor Robert King for his expert work on how societies accommodate religious difference in the wake of civil or religious war.

Larry J. tenHarmsel '67 has been appointed dean of the Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University (WMU) in Kalamazoo, Mich. A faculty member at WMU since 1974, tenHarmsel has long been active in honors education and has served as a faculty mentor to graduate and undergraduate student researchers and as an advisor to honors college students working on their honors theses. For the past two years, he has served as interim associate dean of the Lee Honors College.

Jack Slater '68, of Seattle, Wash., has been teaching high school history in the Seattle Public Schools since 1995. In 1997 he was diagnosed with hepatitis C and is currently awaiting a liver transplant.

Leadership: Theory and Practice, written by Peter Northouse ’67, has earned accolades worldwide. The best-selling book has been translated widely and is in use at more than 250 colleges and universities. Peter is a professor of communication at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich.

A teacher and administrator for over 30 years, Jack Zondag ’67 was honored with a Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Christian education not only locally but also nationally and internationally. For the first 13 years of his career Jack taught history and civics at Sylvan Christian School in Grand Rapids, Mich. Starting in 1981, he served five years as principal of Calvin Memorial Christian School (now Beacon Christian School) in St. Catharines, Ont. Currently, he serves as principal at Dundas Calvin Christian School in Ontario.