The Voice: Winter 2003

The Voice

Alumni guest house rennovations begin

by Judy Hagey

The alumni guest house Dordt College is a home away from home for most students. While it may not offer the creature comforts of home, and mom’s cooking becomes a distant memory during the months between breaks, the family-like relationships that students develop here have a lasting influence. Roommates and hall mates forge life-long friendships; faculty and staff, by their words of affirmation or encouragement, help direct a student in a particular major or career path. And along the way, memories are made that last a lifetime.

It’s true you can’t go home again—that you can’t re-create those college days. But we are working on a place for alumni to call “home” when they come back to campus. Recently the college purchased the property located south of the classroom building formerly owned by the Roger Evans family. We are developing plans to renovate and redecorate the home and use it as an alumni guest house—a place to come home to when you come to Sioux Center. In addition to several guest rooms for campus guests, the home will provide a comfortable setting for meetings and receptions, as well as office space for business travelers. It will also house a memorabilia room—an alumni archives displaying items of interest from our past.

So now there’s a standing invitation to all alumni: come be our guest—anytime. Come see how campus has changed; introduce your children to the place that had an impact on your life.