Table of Contents

Winter 2011


A Serious Love
Legendary philosopher Alvin Plantinga is back teaching at Calvin.

Bravo, Fitah!
A stunning voice from Madagascar

Renewal in Liberia
Calvin partners to rebuild war-ravaged nation through social work program.

Director's Desk

A very fast 25 years
Brian Diemer and Al Hoekstra, coaches and dynamic duo

On the Knoll

International student in the executive chair
Accessibility key to election

Lacrosse promoted to varsity status
Calvin joins MIAA in sponsoring competition for men, women

Presidential search reaches interview stage
Alumni input proves valuable

Project plots every tree on main campus
Collaborative student effort results in online map.

From the Bookshelf

Alumni Profiles

Alumnus dreams and works for a better Nigeria
Michel "Danladi" Verheijen '97

Bridging the culture gap, diplomatically
Todd Huizinga '80

Hearing voices
Dorothy Van Andel Frisch '75

Into the blue
Stephanie Kossen Koster '80

Re-Union Project
Jenna Vanden Brink '09

Shaping education policy with big ideas and faith
Fred Herfst '64

Waging a sunlight campaign
Jeremy Konyndyk '99

Calvin Network

Alumni board emphasizes connection
‘Network’ theme runs through meetings

Grads join students in service
Alumni association launches StreetFest International coast to coast

Travel brings a world of opportunities
Association renews long-dormant program