Student caller

Meet the team

Staff
Students

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
616-526-8442
rickt@calvin.edu

Eric Kamstra

Eric Kamstra

Manager of Annual Fund Special Programs
616-526-8405
edk4@calvin.edu

Amanda Greenhoe

Amanda Greenhoe

Coordinator of Development Communications and Marketing
616-526-7638
amanda.greenhoe@calvin.edu

Dee Jackson

Dee Jackson

Administrative Assistant
616-526-6474
akj3@calvin.edu

The Phonathon Team

Kaitlyn Beukema
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Nursing

Ethan DeVries
Wyoming, Michigan
International Relations, Pre-law

Kayla DeWyn
Grand Haven, Michigan
Nursing

Tega Ebeye
Jos, Nigeria
Nursing, Pre-med

Benjamin Franz
West Chicago, Illinois
Business/Youth Ministry

Hillary Glover
Wyoming, Michigan
Business, Accounting

Stephan Hooker
Hudsonville, Michigan
Education

Cameron Kritikos
Riverside, Illinois
International Development, Spanish

Vince Lentini
Kouts, Indiana
Film and Media

McKinley Lewandowski
Westfield, Indiana
International Development

Sara Lindquist
Granger, Indiana
Psychology

Maia Madrid
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Secondary Education, History

Lauren Mixon
Indianapolis, Indiana
Spanish and Communications

Klara Oh
Seattle, Washington
Nursing

Janette Ok
Altadena, California
Business, Marketing

Andrea Osei-Bonsu
Accra, Ghana
Economics

Jake Penning
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Biology

Breanna Pennings
Baldwinsville, New York
Public Health

Calen Pos
Los Angeles, California
Social Work

Jill Schmidt
Apex, North Carolina
Social Work

Jamin Short
St. George, Ontario
Psychology

Christina Teeuwsen
St. Catherines, Ontario
Nursing

Tammie Thong
Singapore, Hong Kong (Mainland China)
Biology

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

Jackson Vanhaitsma
McBain, Michigan
Computer Science

Rachel Vos
Alexander, Arkansas
Elementary Education

Nathalie Yanes
Shelbyville, Michigan
Biology, Pre-med

 

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.