Class Notes • Nineties

Becky Hull Tidberg ’94 and her husband, Paul, moved to Mooseheart, Ill., with their one-month-old daughter to become Family Teachers. They now have nine high school boys and their baby girl.

Deborah Herich Ondersma ’93 is a trial attorney with a concentration on tax litigation, commercial business contract disputes and construction litigation. She recently was elected to firm partnership for Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt and Howlett, LLP, in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Lynette Irwin DeRose ’95 was recently appointed treasurer for the Village of Monee, Ill.

Nicholas Rogers ’99 was recently diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma. He and his wife, Sharon Vandezande ’99, live in Rochester, N.Y. Nicholas is receiving treatment and is expected to fully recover.

John Lumkes Jr. ’90, a Milwaukee School of Engineering mechanical engineering professor, was one of nine educators nationally to receive the Society of Automotive Engineers 2003 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award for outstanding teaching ethics and contributions to academic excellence.

Joel VanDahm ’93 is architectural designer for Terra Firma Design, LLC, and Terra Firma Properties, LLC. Kelly VanderBerg VanDahm ’94 is a speech-language pathologist for Select Specialty Hospital—Phoenix. They live in Tempe, Ariz.

After three years as assistant principal at Reeths-Puffer Middle School, Greg Helmer ’94 was promoted to elementary principal at Reeths-Puffer Elementary in Muskegon, Mich.

Tara Powers ’95 of Grand Rapids, Mich., has been promoted to senior associate at Lambert, Edwards and Associates, Inc. Tara provides strategic counsel and overall account direction on LE&A’s PR and media relations team, including extensive work with retail, consumer products and business services clients.

Rachel Post ’98 has joined the Washington, D.C., office of Representative Vern Ehlers (R-Mich.) as legislative assistant for health policy.

Michael Maarten Markwick ’98 and his wife, Amanda, have moved to Dordrecht, the Netherlands, while she studies at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag. While in Holland, Michael is continuing to exhibit and work full time as an artist as well as taking Dutch lessons. To see his past exhibits and current projects, visit his site at toosneger/markwick/.

In May of 2002, Sara Burde Tibbe ’98 finished a master of science degree in elementary reading from the University of Memphis in Tennessee. For the past two years she has taught at Bornblum Solomon Schechter School, a conservative Jewish Day School. After heading the elementary resource program, she recently moved into a third-grade classroom. She and her husband, Jake, attend New Hope Christian Church and are in search of other Calvin alumni interested in setting up a Hope/Calvin satellite game.