Hope College staff members were recognized during the college’s annual service award luncheon, held on Friday, Jan. 17, in the Maas Center auditorium.

The event celebrates five-year service anniversaries starting at the fifth year and honors recent retirees. 

This year’s service anniversaries ranged from five to 40 years:

40 years

Christine Nelson (Van Wylen Library)
Cheryl Shea (Computing and Information Technology)

35 years
Andrea Mireles (Upward Bound)
30 years

Derek Emerson (Events and Conferences)
Richard Frost (Student Development)
John Gant (Transportation)
Sally Hoekstra (Bookstore)
Michael Lafata (Campus Safety)
Barbara Miller (Admissions)
Janet Pinkham (Academic Success Center)
Pamela Valkema (Department of Religion)
Kathy Waterstone (Department of Music)

25 years

Paul Boersma (Campus Ministries)
Susan Carlson (DeWitt Tennis Center)
Patricia Gosselar (DeWitt Tennis Center)
Kristen Gray (Counseling and Psychological Services)
Linda Koetje (Department of Communication)
Todd Lynema (Campus Safety)
Carol Ray (Health Center)
Kimberly Salisbury (Development and Alumni Engagement)
Cheryl Smith (Health Center)
Randall Vereeke (Physical Plant)

20 years

Lisa Eding (Department of Sociology and Social Work)
Gregory Kern (Admissions)
Amy Otis (Fried Center for Global Engagement)
Heather Roden (Events and Conferences)
Cindy Sabo (Health Center)
Scott VanderStoep (Dean for Social Sciences) 

15 years

Martha Capestany (DeWitt Tennis Center)
Paul Chamness (Campus Ministries)
Krista Deur (Provost’s Office)
Daphne Fairbanks (Center for Exploratory Learning)
Lisa Frissora (Department of Education)
Kenneth Hough (Physical Plant)
Edward Serrano (Physical Plant)
Cathy Stoel (Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences)
Kristin VanDyke (DeWitt Tennis Center)
Hector Zuniga (Physical Plant)

10 years

Michael Fairchild (Physical Plant)
Kevin Meyering (Physical Plant)
Lance Pellow (Admissions)
Timothy Schoonveld (Department of Kinesiology)

5 years

Joshua Alleman (Physical Plant)
Bruce Benedict (Campus Ministries)
Catherine Blackburn (Development and Alumni Engagement)
Kristyn Bochniak (Student Development)
Von Bunnell (Department of Physics)
Patricia Cranmer (Development and Alumni Engagement)
Jacqueline DeBoard (Department of Biology)
Keith DeKleine (Transportation)
Jennifer Fellinger (Public Affairs and Marketing)
Stephanie Forest (Financial Aid)
Cindy Kleinheksel (Campus Ministries)
Courtney Kust (Department of Kinesiology)
Khamphosay Lotkhamnga (Physical Plant)
Maricela Mireles (Upward Bound)
Julie Ornee (Frost Center)
Adam Peckens (Department of Engineering)
Jeff Puckett (Development and Alumni Engagement)
Stephanie Schultz (Registrar’s Office)
Suzette Staal (Academic Success Center)
Craig Thelen (Bookstore)
Robert Van Meeteren (Transportation)
Becky Wernlund (Bookstore)
Gregory Widener (Physical Plant) 

The retirees honored were

Paul Anderson (Department of Theatre) (29 years of service)
Lori Bouwman (Campus Ministries) (22 years of service)
Fred Cronberg (Physical Plant) (20 years of service)
Robert Garrison (Physical Plant) (35 years of service)
Debra Hardy (Physical Plant) (24 years of service)
Cristina Ivey (Provost’s Office) (16 years of service)
Greg Maybury (Physical Plant) (29 years of service) 
Diana Morgan (Physical Plant) (21 years of service) 
Cheryl McGill Schairer (Office of the Dean for Social Sciences) (42 years of service)
Maria Tapia (Computing and Information Technology) (51 years of service)
Mary VanKlompenberg (Physical Plant) (31 years of service)