The Hope College Alumni Association Board of Directors has appointed three new members and has chosen its officers for 1998-99. The board also made several reappointments. The board's new members are: Neil Petty of Honeoye, N.Y. (New York Region), Jennifer Trask of Elm Hall (Junior Class Representative) and James Van Eenenaam of Dana Point, Calif. (California Region). Claire Gibbs of Melbourne, Fla., has been appointed president, succeeding Jennifer Liggett of Kalamazoo, president since 1996, who will serve an additional year on the board as past president. Gibbs was also reappointed to the board as its Southeast Region Representative. Bruce Brumels of Lake City has been appointed vice president, and Michael Percy of Mentor, Ohio, has been appointed to a second year as secretary. Reappointed to the board in addition to Gibbs were: Michelle Laverman of Phoenix, Ariz. (Southwest Region) and Linda Schaap of Barrington, Ill. (Central Region). Kara McGillicudy of Okemos, previously Senior Class Representative, has been appointed Most Recent Graduating Class Representative; and Dan McCue of Bexley, Ohio, previously Junior Class Representative, has been appointed Senior Class Representative. In addition, three board members have concluded their service to the board: Janette Aardema of Grand Rapids; Bryan Bush of Anaheim, Calif.; and Megan Mulder of Chicago, Ill. Petty, who is a 1957 Hope graduate, is retired as principal of Martha Brown Middle School of Fairport, N.Y. He worked for the school district for 32 years as a vocal music teacher, assistant principal and principal. He has served as chair of the Perinton Arts Council and president of the Fairport Rotary Club, and on the Board of Directors of Hunt Hollow Ski Club. He was director of choirs for the First Congregational Church in Fairport for 24 years, and is currently a member of the choir of the United Church of Christ of Honeoye; he has served on committees or boards with both churches. At Hope, he majored in music education and minored in English and German. He was a member of the Chapel Choir and Cosmopolitan Fraternity, and president of the sophomore class. Petty earned his master's of education in guidance and administration from the University of Rochester. He served on the Rochester Advisory Committee for the college's "Hope in the Future" campaign. He has also been active in Hope events in the Rochester area. Petty and his wife, Janice, have three children: David and Karen, who are both 1981 Hope graduates, and Linda. Trask, a junior at Hope, is an accounting major. She has been active on the Social Activities Committee (SAC) at Hope, and during the 1997-98 school year was responsible for SAC events in the Kletz and worked on special events such as the Talent Jam. She will be SAC's director during 1998-99. Trask has been involved in Orientation at Hope, and is serving as co-director this year, planning the Orientation Weekend activities for the incoming class of 2002. She was a resident assistant in Dykstra Hall during the 1997-98 school year. She has participated in the Partners in Promise program that links Hope students with area children. She was named to the Dean's List during her freshman and sophomore years. Trask is the daughter of Jerry and Pamela Trask of Elm Hall. She is a 1996 graduate of Alma High School. Van Eenenaam, who is a 1988 Hope graduate, has been an international trade specialist with the U.S. Customs Service/Department of Treasury since 1991. He was previously an import specialist with the International Trade Administration/Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. While at Hope, he earned a business administration major with a political science minor. He was on Student Congress, was a member of the Fraternal Society and participated in the LaCrosse Club. He holds an MBA in management from Pepperdine University. Van Eenenaam will be teaching international business courses at the University of California, Irvine during the 1998-99 school year. He is an active member of the Orange County Marine Institute, volunteering as a docent and helping maintain the "Pilgrim," a replica of an 1830s sailing ship. He has been active in Hope events in California, and as a volunteer for the Admissions Office. Van Eenenaam and his wife, Sblenda, have three children, Olivia, Sofie and Claire.