Student caller

Meet the team


Calvin Annual Fund Staff

Would you like to talk to someone about making a gift? One of our annual fund team members would be happy to receive your call:

Rick Treur

Rick Treur

Director of Annual Giving

Eric Kamstra

Eric Kamstra

Manager of Annual Fund Special Programs

Amanda Greenhoe

Amanda Greenhoe

Coordinator of Development Communications and Marketing

Dee Jackson

Dee Jackson

Administrative Assistant

The Phonathon Team

Naza Anens
Farmington Hills, Michigan

Ayo Ayoola
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Kaitlyn Beukema
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Anneliese Boehning
Medford, Oregon

Nora Burkhardt
Geneva, Illinois

Alexis Carter
Brookfield, Illinois
Elementary and Special Education

Kayla Dakoske
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Kayla DeWyn
Grand Haven, Michigan

Benjamin Franz
West Chicago, Illinois
Business and Youth Ministry

Bonnie Heykoop
Fremont, Michigan
Elementary Education (Math and ESL)

Elise Kaufman
Sugar Land, Texas
Psychology and Spanish

Rebecca King
Spring Creek, Nevada
International Development,
Environmental Studies and Gender Studies

Andrew Kollen
Holland, Michigan
Secondary Education (Social Studies
and Political Science)

Alicia Lanser
Alto, Michigan

Anulika Mefor
Jos, Nigeria
International Relations

Lauren Mixon
Indianapolis, Indiana
Spanish and Communications

HaEun Nam
Korea and Malaysia
International Relations and Business

Stephanie Nelson
Norway, Michigan

Calen Pos
Los Angeles, California

Jill Schmidt
Apex, North Carolina
Social Work

Kayla Scholten
Byron Center, Michigan
Biochemistry (Pre-Medicine)

Jamin Short
St. George, Ontario

Linette Taylor
Cadillac, Michigan
Social Work

Tammie Thong
Singapore and Hong Kong (Mainland China)

Tasha Thong
Singapore and Hong Kong (Mainland China)
Kinesiology (Pre-Physical Therapy)

Jackson Vanhaitsma
McBain, Michigan
Computer Science

Sara Wilcox
Ellenburg Center, New York
English Education/ESL

Chantelle Yazzie
Heart Butte, New Mexico
Social Work


Students Supporting Students

The Calvin College Phonathon exists to engage students with supporters, and to connect supporters with some of the very students they’re impacting.

Q&A with Tammie Thong, Student Caller

Tammie ThongWhy did you choose Calvin?

I decided that Calvin was a good fit for me because it offered a quality Christian liberal arts education at an affordable price.

Where are you from? What about Grand Rapids reminds you of home?

Given that I am originally from tropical Singapore but grew up in bustling Hong Kong and China, my “homes” are vastly different from Grand Rapids. Despite these differences, Grand Rapids—and Calvin in particular—is similar to Hong Kong and Singapore, in that it is supportive of diversity and harmony in a heterogeneous community.

What has been your favorite course at Calvin?

My favorite course so far is my Biology 141 course because we looked at complex worldwide issues that affect everyday people.

Where is your favorite hangout spot on campus?

Johnny’s, because it has such a cozy atmosphere, and you are bound to see at least five people you know at any given time.

Why is supporting Calvin so important?

It is so important to support Calvin because most of us cannot afford the price tag of a quality liberal arts education. Calvin is also so accommodating and supportive of its students through student organizations, free counseling, and tutoring, among many other services.