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1980's: Class Notes

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Mark your calendar for the 20-year class reunion:
Class of 1982 - Saturday, July 20, 2002

Linda Poit '86 completed her graduate work at Rutgers University and serves at the Director of Research for National City Corporation, Credit Card Services Division. Linda is married to Rev. Dr. James C. Poit and together raise their three children: Adam Michael (11), Elisabeth Susan (6), and Zachary James (1).

Daniel Lieuwen '87 was promoted to distinguished member of technical staff at Bell Labs and was granted his seventh patent. He serves as a reader in St. Elizabeth the New Martyr Orthodox Church in Somerville, N.J., and is treasurer for the Jail Chaplaincy of Somerset County. Daniel also is researching early missionary work in the Netherlands and welcomes correspondence from those who share his interest. His e-mail address is

David Buist '83 works with West Michigan schools for Premier, the educational division of Franklin Covey. His wife, Stephanie, is a cancer survivor who works at home and cares for their son, Dawson.

Ann Schotanus Brown '89 plays the violin with the Owensboro Symphony in Owensboro, Ky., and directs and teaches in a private, 70-student Suzuki studio in Jasper, Ind. She and her husband, David, who is chief of maintenance at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, live in Santa Claus, Ind.

Todd Wagenmaker '89 is the pastor of the First Christian Reformed Church of Oak Lawn, Ill., and practices immigration law. His wife, Julie Post Wagenmaker '90, homeschools the older of their six children.

Ronald DeWaard '87 has become a partner in the Grand Rapids law firm of Varnum Riddering Schmidt & Howlett LLP. He had been a federal criminal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's office in Miami, and was named deputy chief of the Major Crimes Division of the Southern District of Florida.

David Hasper '80 is a senior attorney in the Grand Rapids office of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. He specializes in commercial real estate and leasing law. David lives in Hudsonville, Mich., with his wife, Lana Sall Hasper '81.

Dawn DeJong Brouwers '89 recently received one of the Five Outstanding Young People of Grand Rapids award from the local Jaycees. She is the executive director of The Recuperation Center, a safe environment for people to heal.

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