Student caller

Meet the team


Calvin Alumni and Annual Giving Staff

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

Rick Treur

Rick Treur

Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement

Eric Kamstra

Eric Kamstra

Assistant Director for Alumni and Annual Giving

Taylor Greenfield

Taylor Greenfield

Alumni and Annual Giving Program Coordinator

Dee Jackson

Dee Jackson

Annual Giving and Community Relations

Sally Mahoney

Sally Mahoney

Network and Reunion Coordinator

The Phonathon Team

Alayna Ikerd
Hudsonville, Michigan
Special Education, Integrated Science

Breanna Pennings
Baldwinsille, New York 
Public Health, Psychology

Calen Pos
St Legier, Switzerland
Social Work

Christian Rodriguez
Miami, Florida
International Relations, Economics, Spanish

Courtney Showell
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Psychology, Sociology

Dana Drosdick
Ballston Spa, New York
Undecided (Economics)

Issac Jacques
Napanee, Ontario Canda

Jamin Short
St. George, Ontario Canada
Social Work, Chinese

Jennifer Kamp
Tinley Park, Illinois
Social Work, Psychology

Jennifer Lee
Seoul, South Korea

Jordan Smith
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Psychology, Organizational Communication

Klara Oh
Kent, Washington

Lauren Mixon
Indianapolis, Indiana
Strategic Communications, Spanish

Liberty Kinsel
Gallup, New Mexico
Social Work

Maia Madrid
Manitowoc, Wisconsin

McKinley Lewandowski
Westfield, Indiana
International Development

Nyaradzo Sirewu
Harare, Zimbabwe
Public Health

Rachel Vos
Little Rock, Arizona
Elementary Education

Rahel Hatch
St. Louis, Missouri
International Development

Semegne Hiruy
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Shiny Samuel
Umri, India

Summer Myers
New Market, Maryland

Ericka Buitenhuis
Zeeland, Michigan
English (Writing) and Strategic Communication

Kayla DeWyn
Grand Haven, Michigan

Jackson VanHaitsma
McBain, Michigan
Computer Science

Tammi Thong
Singapore, Hong Kong (Mainland China)

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.