New Appointments Made to Alumni Board
Posted August 20, 2001
HOLLAND -- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.