Table of Contents

Fall 2013


A San Quentin Success Story
Nursing alumna advocates for prison health care facilities

A Whale of a Tale
Biology professor Ryan Bebej researches a remarkable mammal

Being Brave, Being Faithful
The Calvin community embraces the discipline and delight of poetry

Director's Desk

Strategic Conversation
President shares key components of plan

On the Knoll

Commencement honors 850 grads
Students encouraged to invest in the future

From the Bookshelf

Alumni Profiles

Earthquake lends metaphor for medical rehabilitation
Gerben DeJong ’68

Forklift designer sees importance of his product
Bill De Vries ’88

From Cuba to Calvin to children’s advocate
Nereida “Nery” Quesada Garcia ’79

Giving moms-to-be information that empowers
Rebecca De Young Dekker ’02

Poetry Collection

Redemption visible—yes, on Wall Street
Neely Nelson Tamminga ’96

Running for clean water
Wendy Freeland Ploegstra ’03

the gatherer
Gabe Kruis '07

the grower
Leah Sienkowski '14

the listener
Trenton Heille '14

the teacher
Rod Jellema '51

Calvin Network

Awards Knight puts exclamation mark on C Club year
New alumni athletes group scores big with students

Class of ’63 packs the place
50-year reunion draws a record attendance to Calvin

Spring Classic tops 1,600 participants
5k run/walk on campus continues to grow