posted August 16, 2008

Generational Students in Class of 2012

This fall, Hope will welcome 120 incoming students with generational ties. From mothers and fathers to great-great-grandparents, these students will follow in the footsteps of the many family members who have graduated from Hope College before them. If the information is incomplete or if we have missed someone, please send an email to alumni@hope.edu.

Fifth Generation

Tiffany Bussies (Zeeland, Mich.)
Mother - Lisa Bock '83 Bussies
Father - Glenn Bussies '81
Grandmother - Jocelyn Fryling '58 Bussies
Grandfather - Don Bussies '55
Great-Grandfather - Justin Bussies '25
Great-Great Grandmother - Jennie Janssen (attended Prep 1897-1898) Fryling

Kaylan Davis (Richland, Mich.)
Father - Roy Davis Jr. '82
Grandmother - Jane Reus '45 Davis
Grandfather - Roy Davis Sr. '44
Great-Grandfather - William Reus '18
Great-Great Grandfather - Leonard Reus (Prep. 1882)

Alexander Griffin (Granger, Ind.)
Mother - Marianne Dykema '81 Griffin
Father - Tim Griffin '80
Grandmother - Mary Jane Adams '56 Dykema
Grandfather - Alan Dykema '55
Great-Grandmother - Edna Reeverts '25 Adams
Great-Great Grandfather - Andrew Reeverts 1892

Leslie Vaas (Wyoming, Mich.)
Mother - Stephanie Ver Beek '84 Vaas
Grandmother - Sandra Dressel '59 Ver Beek
Grandfather - Carl Ver Beek '59
Great-Grandfather - Otto Dressel '32
Great-Grandfather - John Ver Beek '26
Great-Great Grandfather - Gilbert Haan (Prep 1883-1887)

Fourth Generation

Christian Calyore (Naples, Fla.)
Grandfather - Christian DenHerder '48
Great-Grandmother - Della Hospers '18 DenHerder
Great-Grandfather - Harmon DenHerder '18
Great-Great Grandfather - Henry Hospers 1889

Jack Droppers (Maitland, Fla.)
Mother - Lori Visscher '83 Droppers
Father - Karl Droppers '82
Grandmother - Mary Zweizig '52 Visscher
Grandfather - Harrison Visscher '51
Grandmother - Jean Brondyke '51 Droppers
Grandfather - Neil Droppers '52
Great-Grandfather - Anthony Droppers '15

Joshua Droppers (Kalamazoo, Mich.)
Mother - Deborah VanHoeven '79 Droppers
Father - Kurt Droppers '79
Grandmother - Shirley Bouwman '57 Van Hoeven
Grandfather - Donald Van Hoeven '56
Grandmother - Jean Brondyke '51 Droppers
Grandfather - Neil Droppers '52
Great-Grandfather - Anthony Droppers '15

Samuel Joyce (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Mother - Nora Bauman '75 Joyce
Grandmother - Dorothy TenBrink '52 Bauman
Grandfather - Kenneth Bauman '53
Great-Great Grandfather - Jacob Bloemers 1902

Eric Lunderberg (Grandville, Mich.)
Mother - Marla Hoffman '82 Lunderberg
Father - Jon Lunderberg '82
Grandmother - Carol DeVries '57 Hoffman
Grandfather - Vernon Hoffman '56
Great-Grandfather - Justin Hoffman '22

Lindsey Sisson (Holland, Mich.)
Mother - Barbara Cochran '83 Ellis
Father - Scott Sisson '83
Step-Father - John Ellis '86
Step-Grandfather - John Lamb '54
Step-Great-Grandmother - Eddie VanTatenhove '47 Haworth

Karissa Soeter (Norco, Calif.)
Father - J. Matthew Soeter '81
Grandmother - Marianne Hageman '58 DeNooyer
Grandfather - John R. Soeter '57
Great-Grandfather - John J. Soeter '27

Rebekah Taylor (Zeeland, Mich.)
Mother - Sonia VanEyl '84 Taylor
Father - Philip Taylor '80
Grandmother - Miriam Gemmill '53 Van Eyl
Grandfather - F. Philip Van Eyl '55
Grandmother - Barbara VanNeuren '51 Taylor
Grandfather - Jack Taylor '50
Great-Grandfather - Harold Gemmill '56

Katherine Voorhorst (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Father - John Voorhorst '79
Grandmother - Reda Rynbrandt '57 Santinga
Grandfather - John Santinga '54
Great-Grandmother - Annetta Karsten '26 Rynbrandt
Great-Grandfather - Abraham Rynbrandt '22

Renee Wynveen (Des Moines, Iowa)
Mother - Margot Hoeksema '79 Wynveen
Grandfather - Renze Hoeksema '48
Great-Grandfather - Benjamin Wynveen 1910

Third Generation

Karianne Bechtel (Bellingham, Wash.)
Father - Ron Bechtel '82
Grandmother - Harriet Van Heest '58 Bechtel
Grandfather - Owen Bechtel '57

Joel Boersma (Zeeland, Mich.)
Mother - Melody Meyer '83 Boersma
Father - Paul Boersma '82
Grandmother - Connie Hinga '49 Boersma
Grandfather - Max Boersma '46

Abby Branderhorst (Zeeland, Mich.)
Mother - Nancee Schout '87 Branderhorst
Grandmother - Brenda Schout '91 Michel

Meghan Broadbent (West Olive, Mich.)
Father - John Broadbent '79
Great-Grandmother - Geneva Van Putten '15 Blok

John Buck (Flint, Mich.)
Mother - Mary Lynn McNally '84 Buck
Father - Douglas Buck II '81
Grandmother - Marlene Gouwens '61 McNally

Katherine Burgener (Flanders, N.J.)
Mother - Ruth Anne Hascup '80 Burgener
Father - Brian Burgener '79
Grandmother - Ruth Bloodgood '54 Hascup
Grandfather - Jack Hascup '53

Hannah Bush (Muskegon, Mich.)
Mother - Miriam Baar '77 Bush
Grandfather - James Baar '42

Rebekah Bush (Muskegon, Mich.)
Mother - Miriam Baar '77 Bush
Grandfather - James Baar '42

Noah Busman (Scotia, N.Y.)
Father - Kent Busman '82
Grandfather - Jacob Busman '50

Andrea Converse (Lowell, Mich.)
Mother - Marsha Stegeman '79 Converse
Grandfather - Nelson Stegeman '50

Caleigh DeVette (Holland, Mich.)
Mother - Mary Aufderheide-DeVette '78
Father - Kurt DeVette '83
Grandmother - Doris Koskamp '50 DeVette
Grandfather - Russ DeVette '45

Adam Dickerson (Muskegon, Mich.)
Step-Father - Tim VandeBunte '83
Step-Grandmother - Alida Keizer '49 VandeBunte

Amanda French (Livonia, Mich.)
Mother - Jayne Zwyghuizen '86 French
Father - Michael French '87
Grandmother - Helene Bosch '61 Zwyghuizen
Grandfather - John Zwyghuizen '59

Scott Howard (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Mother - Ruth Van Slooten '80 Howard
Father - Mark Howard '83
Grandfather - Benjamin Van Slooten '51

Benjamin Kamps (Muskegon, Mich.)
Mother - Lynn Hermenet '75 Kamps
Father - Dick Kamps '75
Great-Grandmother - Ruth Dalman '30 Roos
Great-Grandfather - Arthur Roos '23

Tommy Knecht (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Mother - Jane Vande Bunte '77 Knecht
Father - Todd Knecht '77
Grandmother - Alida Keizer '49 Vande Bunte

Bruce Kraay (Zeeland, Mich.)
Father - Kevin Kraay '81
Grandmother - Elaine Meeusen '47 DePree
Grandmother - Margaret Schoonveld '51 Kraay
Grandfather - Louis Kraay '50

Adam Morehouse (Bowie, Md.)
Mother - Linda Swinyard '74 Morehouse
Father - James Morehouse '72
Grandmother - Eleanor Schoonmaker '43 Morehouse
Grandfather - H. Paul Morehouse '48

Nielsen Christina (O'Fallon, Mo.)
Mother - Beth Visscher '79 Nielsen
Grandmother - Marjorie Dykema '53 Visscher
Grandfather - Robert Visscher '51

Caleb Nykamp (Holland, Mich.)
Father - Ross Nykamp '80
Grandfather - Robert Nykamp '55

Bryce Oosterhouse (East Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Mother - Cara Balkema '87 Oosterhouse
Father - Brian Oosterhouse '85
Great-Grandmother - Ruth Melpolder '30 Kleis
Great-Grandfather - Leon Kleis '28

Lauren Schira (Portage, Mich.)
Grandmother - Frances Kramer '57 Koets
Great-Grandmother - Marion De Kleine (Prep 1926-1928) Koets

Ingrid Slette (Holland, Mich.)
Mother - Jane De Young '81 Slette
Father - Stein Slette '87
Grandmother - Marcia Smith '55 De Young
Grandfather - Robert De Young '56

Peter Smith (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Mother - Linda Flanagan '82 Smith
Father - Albert Smith '82
Great-Grandfather - Frederick Dunnewold '28

Andrea Toren (Ada, Mich.)
Mother - Shelley Vonk '86 Toren
Father - Kevin Toren '83
Grandmother - Lucille Teninga '46 Toren
Grandfather - Chester Toren '46

Erica Toren (Lynnwood, Ill.)
Father - Carl Toren '79
Grandmother - Lucille Teninga '46 Toren
Grandfather - Chester Toren '41

Anthony Vander Kolk (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Father - John Vander Kolk '78
Grandmother - Claire Wierenga '49 Monsma
Grandfather - Anno Vander Kolk '49

Joanie VanderVelde (Grandville, Mich.)
Mother - Kerry VanKeulen '78 VanderVelde
Grandfather - James VanKeulen '51

Jake VanDeWege (Holland, Mich.)
Father - James VanDeWege Sr. '79
Great-Grandfather - Jay Peters Sr. '38

Emily Van Wieren (Grand Ledge, Mich.)
Mother - Janet Sterk '84 Van Wieren
Father - Robert Van Wieren '84
Grandmother - Merry DeWaard '61 Van Wieren

Second Generation

Andrew Abe (Naperville, Ill.)
Father - John Abe '79

Lydia Baxter-Potter (Pullman, Wash.)
Mother - Wanada Baxter-Potter '78

Michael Blauw (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Father - Daniel Blauw '77

Nathan Blauw (Holland, Mich.)
Father - David Blauw '77

Kristina Bueter (Elkhart, Ind.)
Mother - Katherine Peterson-Bueter '76
Father - Michael Bueter '76

Hilary Bultman (Hamilton, Mich.)
Mother - Judy Dunlap '78 Bultman
Father - Tom Bultman '78

Kathryn Gumpper (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Father - John Gumpper '81

Rebecca Christensen (Hastings, Mich.)
Mother - Margaret Dempsey '86 Christensen
Father - Mark Christensen '85

Abrianna Dalman (Zeeland, Mich.)
Father - Michael Dalman '81

Lorie DeGraaf (West Olive, Mich.)
Grandmother - Maria Lanning '55 Lindsay

Julia DeGroot (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Father - Edward DeGroot '84

Tracy DeKoekkoek (Martin, Mich.)
Father - Gary DeKoekkoek '81

Courtney Dernberger (Zeeland, Mich.)
Mother - Becca Reid '84 Dernberger
Father - Rick Dernberger '84

Matthew DeYoung (Coopersville, Mich.)
Mother - Ann Moored '80 DeYoung

Kendra Donze (Hudsonville, Mich.)
Mother - Kimberly Stoel '85 Donze
Father - Scott Donze '85

Ashley Drew (Spring Lake, Mich.)
Father - David Drew '85

Noosha Elami (Mattawan, Mich.)
Mother - Nancy Johnson-Elami '83
Father - Bahram Elami '82

Stewart Elzinga (Zeeland, Mich.)
Mother - Mary Stewart '82 Elzinga
Father - Karl Elzinga '84

Delaney Erickson (Farmington Hills, Mich.)
Father - Todd Erickson '81

Peter Fischer (Muskegon, Mich.)
Father - Michael Fischer

Emily Fleming (Howell, Mich.)
Mother - Sue Powers '84 Fleming
Father - Chris Fleming '83

Sarah Flinker (Leeds, Mass.)
Mother - Stephanie Klahr '82 Flinker
Father - Peter Flinker '82

Melodie Gan (Singapore, Singapore)
Mother - Bee-Chin Tan '78
Father - Gary Gan '79

Lisa Geurink (Zeeland, Mich.)
Father - Steven Geurink '83

Grace Gonzalez (Park Ridge, Ill.)
Mother - Carol Patterson '78 Gonzalez

Cory Gowman (Rochester Hills, Mich.)
Father - David Gowman '85

Andrew Gras (Holland, Mich.)
Mother - Anne Bakker '85
Father - Bryan Gras '84

Ryan Greene (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)
Mother - Ardis Kelsey '82 Greene
Father - Perry Green III '81

Eric Hallquist (Oshkosh, Wis.)
Mother - Patricia Dwyer '76 Hallquist
Father - Thomas Hallquist '75

Kristen Hasbrouck (Traverse City, Mich.)
Mother - Linda Stewart '83 Hasbrouck
Father - Matthew Hasbrouck '86

Nick Hemeren (Skovde, Sweden)
Father - Paul Hemeren '82

Ross Heneveld (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Grandfather - Lloyd Heneveld '49

Garrit Hensley (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Mother - Kimberly De Vrou '86 Hensley
Father - Daniel Hensley '86

Anne Hertel (Holland, Mich.)
Grandmother - Alice Hertel (attended 1970s)

Kyle Hoffmaster (Hopkins, Mich.)
Grandmother - Cynthia Baron '68 Hoffmaster

Chelsey Huisingh (North Muskegon, Mich.)
Father - Robert Huisingh '86

Michael Huisingh (Holland, Mich.)
Mother - Julie Rawlings '83 Huisingh
Father - Jack Huisingh '83

Erin Johnson (Slidell, La.)
Mother - Lynn Thornburg '79 Johnson

Sarah Johnson (Traverse City, Mich.)
Step-Grandmother - Bonnie Bickle '67 Johnson

Kyle Josephson (Ada, Mich.)
Mother - Kimberly Kuiper '82 Josephson

Amanda Klaus (Palms, Mich.)
Father - Brian Klaus '90

Brynn Kooiker (Holland, Mich.)
Mother - Diane Van Oss '84 Kooiker

Jennifer LaRoche (Hudsonville, Mich.)
Mother - Ann Pitsch '87 LaRoche

Jana Martin (Zeeland, Mich.)
Mother - Vonda Martin '07

Kyle McCall (Hilliard, Ohio)
Mother - Bryn Elder '84 Mc Call
Father - Gregory Mc Call '83

Kyle McKey (Stevensville, Mich.)
Mother - Brenda Bryker '82 McKey
Father - Ronald McKey '82

Adam Missad (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Father - Matthew Missad '83

Allison Nees (DeWitt, Iowa)
Mother - Cynthia Smith '73 Nees

Logan Neil (Holland, Mich.)
Mother - Kimberly Driesenga '83 Neil
Father - Matthew Neil '82

Danielle Northuis (Grandville, Mich.)
Grandmother - Arlene Beekman '52 Northuis
Grandfather - Rodger Northuis '53

Jacob Osburn (Holland, Mich.)
Mother - Barbara Arneson '80 Osburn
Father - Paul Osburn '78

Zachary Pedigo (Chippewa Falls, Wis.)
Mother - Esther Johnson '74 Pedigo

Danielle Petzak (Zeeland, Mich.)
Great-Grandfather - Erving Dangremond '27

Alexander Porte (Mattawan, Mich.)
Mother - Terri VanderWeide '82 Porte
Father - Jeff Porte '84

Heather Reece (Salem, N.Y.)
Grandmother - Evelyn Berens '55 Losee
Grandfather - Calvin Losee '58

Kristen Reschke (Naperville, Ill.)
Mother - Sally Berger '80 Reschke
Father - Keith Reschke '80

Christian Rich (Holland, Mich.)
Mother - Diane Fortier '83 Rich
Father - Mark Rich '84

Andrew Rose (Holland, Mich.)
Father - Philip Rose '83

Karli Rowe (Rockford, Mich.)
Grandfather - George Plakke '38

Jillian Schellenberg (Jenison, Mich.)
Father - Robert Schellenberg Jr. '73

Megan Scholten (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Father - Donald Scholten '73

Hannah Schouten (Oostburg, Wis.)
Grandfather - Marvin Schultz '62

Caitlin Seay (Grandville, Mich.)
Mother - Shelby Erskin-Seay (attended 1991-1993)

Stephanie Skaff (Flint, Mich.)
Mother - Kimberly Van Duyne '79 Skaff

Heather Smith (Midland, Mich.)
Grandfather - Larry Balkema '75

Isaac Sprik (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Father - Sherman Sprik '77

Eric Spytma (Muskegon, Mich.)
Mother - Donna March '75 Spytma

Christina Thoen (Marysville, Mich.)
Father - Marinus Thoen '72

Jonathan Trevino (Salinas, Calif.)
Mother - Joanne Smith '84 Trevino

Amanda Vander Byl (Williamson, N.Y.)
Mother - Anne Walvoord '73 Vander Byl
Father - Wayne Vander Byl '71

Trevor VanderHart (Caledonia, Mich.)
Mother - Robin Beckett '87 VanderHart
Father - Paul VanderHart '86

Zachary Van Noord (Hudsonville, Mich.)
Mother - Susan Wildeboer '84 Van Noord
Father - David Van Noord '84

Gerrit Veltman (Ada, Mich.)
Grandfather - Arthur Veltman '52

Lauren Welsch (Saint Peters, Mo.)
Mother - Debra Wettack '84 Welsch
Father - Dean Welsch '84

Samantha Wolffis (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Mother - Joanne Vukoje '80 Wolffis
Father - Todd Wolffis '82

Emily Wortley (Haslett, Mich.)
Mother - Mary Grant '78 Wortley