The Voice: Winter 2002
Alumni Council expands by six members
The Alumni Council is a small group representing the interests of the alumni to the college. We think they are also representative of the alumni body_representing the geographic and age diversity of the whole. Six individuals have been newly elected to the council.
Carol (Veldhouse) Ribbens ('72) is in her twentieth year of teaching at Pella Christian Grade
School. She and her husband, Bruce, ('74), have four children, two sons who are currently
attending Dordt and two daughters who previously attended.
Andy Schuttinga ('97) recently left his position as a family therapist to become an academic
advisor in the College of Engineering at Iowa State University. He is married to Bethany (Baker,
'97). Andy enjoys reading and listening to music, and for a physical workout, rehabilitating their
Paul Schelhaas ('70) is a middle school teacher and coach at Edgerton Christian School. He and
his wife, Anita (Nawyn, ex'73), are the parents of three sons, all of whom have attended or are
Doug Van Andel ('76) owns his own handyman service and appliance installation business in
Lynden, Washington. He and his wife, Noreen (Schemper, '76), have three sons, two who are
currently attending Dordt. Doug also serves on the Lynden Christian School board.
Karen (Wiersma) Kooistra ('81) lives in Lynden, Washington, with her husband,
Les, and their two children. She works part-time as a bookkeeper and is active in their church as a youth leader and a deacon.
Rose (Vander Plaats)Van Engen, ('77) is a social worker in the New London-Spicer (Minnesota)
school system. She and her husband, Tom ('79), have three sons. The youngest is a freshman at