posted May 29, 1998

Retiree's Impact is Five-fold

As Jane Holman retires from Hope
College, her duties are being split among five staff
members.
Holman, whose time with the college ends in
October, holds responsibilities ranging from directing the
Dow and DeWitt Tennis centers, to handling sales of athletic
tickets, to coaching women's golf. The positions are being
assumed by current members of the Hope faculty or staff
either in addition to their present roles or as shifts in
duty.
Donna Eaton, associate professor of kinesiology,
is Hope's new women's golf coach. Eva Dean Folkert,
intramural assistant, is the new athletic ticket manager.
Brian Morehouse, women's basketball coach, is director of
the Dow Center. Karen Page and Dwayne "Tiger" Teusink are
continuing work with the DeWitt Tennis Center, sharing its
administration as director of tennis and manager
respectively.
The appointments all became effective at the
beginning of this month.
Holman's service to the college has spanned more
than 25 years, with her roles accruing piecemeal. She
joined the staff in 1973 as the secretary for the department
of kinesiology. She subsequently became athletic ticket
manager, and when the Dow Center opened in 1978 became the
building's office manager and facilities coordinator. In
1988, she succeeded faculty member Dr. George Kraft as the
building's director, when he assumed additional
responsibilities as chair of the department of kinesiology.
She has been coach of the college's women's golf
team since its debut in 1991. She became director of the
DeWitt Tennis Center when it opened in 1994.
"Jane has just had a tremendous capacity to do
work, to do a volume of work and to do it well," said Kraft.
"She just is an incredibly able person."
"She's doing so many things that it's just
unbelievable," he said. "In a sense, it's taking five
people to replace her."
Kraft noted that he is equally enthused about
Holman's five successors.
"We're thrilled with all of them," he said. "What
a team--it's a marvelous group."
Eaton joined the Hope faculty as an assistant
professor in 1984. Courses that she has taught within the
past year include "Health Dynamics," "Introduction to
Nutrition," "Sport Psychology" and "Beginning Racquetball."
She served in the past as head coach for volleyball, women's
tennis and women's track.
Folkert joined the college's staff in 1985,
serving in the public relations office as a writer and
editor. She subsequently worked in the registrar's office,
and as an editor for departmental brochures and the
college's pictorial faculty directory. She became the
assistant in the college's intramurals program in the fall
of 1997.
Morehouse joined the Hope staff as an assistant
director of admissions in 1991, a role that ends as he
begins his work with the Dow Center. He served as junior
varsity coach of the men's basketball team for two years,
and was appointed coach of the women's basketball team in
1996.
Page is assuming additional administrative
responsibilities at the DeWitt Tennis Center, where she has
been director of tennis since 1994 and teaches tennis
courses. She has taught tennis in the area since the 1970s,
including at the Holland Tennis Club. She formerly coached
the boy's and girls' varsity tennis teams at West Ottawa
High School, and currently coaches the college's women's
team.
Teusink became a tennis teaching professional with
the DeWitt Tennis Center in 1994, a role he also held at the
Holland Tennis Club. In 1989, he retired from teaching at
Holland High School, where he also had coached boys' and
girls' tennis and boys' basketball, and was athletic
director. He finished a final year as the school's girls'
tennis coach last fall.