Class Notes • Seventies

Diane Youngsman Steenstra ’79 graduated from Shippensburg University (Pa.) with a master’s degree in counseling in May 2003. She is employed as an outpatient therapist with Adams-Hanover Counseling Services.

M. Reece Voskuilen ’79 is a civil engineer for Jacobs Civil, Inc., in Bellevue, Wash., specializing in the design of fish hatcheries, fish bypass systems and general site facilities. This spring Reece was presented with an American Council of Engineering Companies Engineering Excellence Award. He received the Grand Conceptor Award for the Lower Granite Dam Removable Spillway Weir (RSW) project for which he was the project manager. The RSW is a fish passage device designed for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and installed at the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in southeastern Washington.

Tina Sluys Shrimer ’78 continues in her career, teaching band/general music at John Knox Christian School in Burnaby, B.C. Tina also teaches flute in her studio, and is music director at Mundy Park Christian Fellowship in Coquitlam, B.C. Fred Shrimer ’80 recently joined Golder Associates in Vancouver, B.C., as senior geologist with responsibility for aggregate resources and petrographic services in Western Canada and the U.S.A. Fred plays guitar occasionally in his church’s worship ministry.

Jim Nienhuis ’70 has assumed the director of development and marketing position at United Methodist Community House in Grand Rapids, Mich. Last fall, Community House celebrated its 100th anniversary of service to the community. Karen Post Nienhuis ’71 continues her work as the coordinator of psychological services for the Christian Learning Center in Grand Rapids.