The Voice: Winter 2003
Alumni guest house rennovations begin
by Judy Hagey
Dordt College is a home away from home for most students. While it
may not offer the creature comforts of home, and moms 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.
Its true you cant go home againthat you cant 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 housea 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 rooman alumni archives displaying items of interest from our past.
So now theres a standing invitation to all alumni: come be our guestanytime. Come see how campus has changed; introduce your children to the place that had an impact on your life.