posted August 17, 2001

New Alumni Board Members Named

The Hope College Alumni Association Board of Directors has chosen its officers for 2001-02 and appointed five new members.

The board has also made two reappointments.

Bruce Brumels of Lake City is continuing his two- year term as president, and James Van Eenenaam of Dana Point, Calif., is continuing as vice president. Marion Hoekstra of Laurel, Md., has been appointed secretary, succeeding Michelle Laverman, whose tenure on the board has ended.

The board's new members are: Holly Borgman, a 1980 graduate from Scottsdale, Ariz. (Southwest Region); Chad Carlson, a junior from Holland (Junior Class Representative); Leah Sunderlin Haugneland, a 1979 graduate from Katy, Texas (Southern Plains); Kristin Tichy, a 1992 graduate from Chicago, Ill. (Central Region); and Dr. John Witte, a 1954 graduate from Vero Beach, Fla. (Southeast Region).

Garett Childs of Breckenridge, formerly Senior Class Representative, was appointed Most Recent Graduating Class Representative. Andrea Korstange of Grand Rapids, formerly Junior Class Representative, was appointed Senior Class Representative.

Those reappointed to three-year terms on the board were Neil Petty of Honeoye, N.Y. (New York Region) and James Van Eenenaam (California Region). In addition, Beth Snyder, who had moved to the Washington, D.C., area since becoming Ohio Region representative last year, was named an at-large representative.

In addition to Laverman, the board members who have concluded their service to the board are: Duke Nguyen Browning of Houston, Texas; Claire Gibbs of Melbourne, Fla.; Linda Schaap of Barrington, Ill.; and Jennifer Trask of Elm Hall, Mich.

Borgman is business manager with Egger Publishing Inc., an educational publisher. She is currently detached from her regular responsibilities, engaged in a major project as an editor/project manager.

Prior to joining Egger Publishing, she was manager of Leadership 2000 Inc. in Phoenix, Ariz. Her other professional experiences have included serving as corporate human resources director with American Environmental Network Inc. in Phoenix; manager of the Digital Printing & Imaging Association in Scottsdale; and director of human resources and administration with the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles, Calif.

Borgman majored in business administration and communication at Hope. Her student experiences included serving as a public relations intern with the college's Model United Nations program as a junior, and as a marketing intern with Herman Miller Inc. during her senior year.

Her community activities include the Taliesin Chorus; she has attended Hope regional events in her area. Her husband is Tom Borgman.

Carlson is a social studies composite major. He is serving as a resident assistant during the college's new school year. He has been active coaching youth sports at Hope and in the community.

His hope is to join the Young Life staff after college. He is a volunteer Young Life leader at Holland High School, from which he graduated in 1999.

He is a Third Generation Hope student. His parents are Robert and Susan Carlson, and his grandparents are Lamont and Ruth Dirkse, all of Holland.

Carlson is a member of the men's basketball team, serving as captain this coming year. He was second-team all-MIAA in basketball last year. He is Hope's male student delegate to the MIAA league meetings, and is a member of the college's Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

He has participated in Spring Break mission trips to Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. He has been involved in campus Bible studies, and leads the basketball team's Bible study.

Haugneland is active as a volunteer in her church and other community organizations.

At church she has taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school; has contributed to worship through music and drama; and has served on multiple committees. She has held various offices and served on the executive board of the Lake Charles Christian Women's Club. She has been a leader in both Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, and received a Cub Scouts Den Leader Award in 1998.

In 1995, she served as a delegate to the Louisiana Republican Convention.

Haugneland has been a homemaker since 1987. After Hope, she did graduate work in microbiology/virology, and subsequently worked as a research technician first in the Microbiology-Immunology Department at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, Ill., and then at Amoco Research Center in Naperville, Ill.

She has attended Hope regional events in both Illinois and Texas, and returned to campus for her five-year and 10-year reunions. She has also called prospective students for Hope.

She and her husband, Carl Haugneland, have three children: Christian, 14; Constance, 12; and Claire, two.

Tichy is a senior research analyst with Deloitte & Touche LLP, which she joined as an information coordinator in 1999.

She holds a master's in library and information sciences and an MBA from Dominican University in River Forest, Ill. She also completed the lawyer's assistant program certificate at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Ill.

Prior to joining Deloitte & Touche, she worked in customer service with Computerized Accounting Company in Glenview, Ill. She had also been a paralegal with a number of Chicago law firms.

Tichy is vice president and director of the Brandt Foundation. Her other activities include the Junior League of Chicago and the Society for Competitive Intelligence, and professional library associations.

She majored in history and international political science at Hope. She participated in the Vienna Summer School and the Washington Honors Semester Program. While in Washington, she interned at the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institute.

Witte is a physician who has also spent more than 30 years in medical administration, research and teaching.

He majored in biology and chemistry. He completed his M.D. at Johns Hopkins University, and his M.P.H. at Harvard University.

Witte was with the Centers for Disease Control from 1962 to 1982. His responsibilities included teaching, conducting research, administering the national immunization program and serving as medical director of the Center for Health Promotion and Education. In recognition of his work, the United States Public Health Service presented him with a Commendation Medal in 1972 and an Exemplary Service Award in 1982.

He was with the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services from 1982 to 1996, and has since been in private practice.

He is a member of numerous professional associations, and is president-elect of the Vero Beach chapter of the American Cancer Society. He has written some 100 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals.

He has been active as a volunteer in the college's "Legacies: A Vision of Hope" capital campaign. He and his wife, Sandra, have been married 22 years. He has three children, Kelli, Nanci and Susan.