Annual Luncheon Recognizes Faculty and Staff

May 22, 2019

The 2019 Faculty and Staff Luncheon continued the annual tradition of honoring those who serve the College, including for milestone anniversaries.

“Those being recognized add up to 270 years of service to this great institution,” said President Kurt D. Dykstra, who emceed the event in the Grand Lobby of Ozinga Chapel. “This is amazing and exciting to see.”

Faculty and staff recognized for years of service include:

25 Years

Sharon Robbert, Professor of Mathematics & Department Chair

20 Years

Josh Lenarz, Head Coach-Women’s Soccer

Aron Reppmann, Professor of Philosophy & Department Chair

15 Years

Bob Brickman, Head Coach—Track and Cross Country, Campus Safety Office Student Coordinator

Denise Coleman, Director of Financial Literacy Development

John Fry, Professor of History & Academic Dean

Mark Hanna, Associate Vice President for Student Life & Athletics; Athletics Director

Derrick Hassert, Professor of Psychology

Shari Jurgens, Assistant Professor of Physical Education & Department Chair

Dolores Juris, Executive Assistant to the Provost

Kathy Laning, Student Records Coordinator

Debbie Wiltjer, Bookstore Assistant

10 Years

Cini Bretzlaff-Holstein, Associate Professor of Social Work & Department Chair

Justin Huisman, Head Coach-Baseball

Anmarie Humenik, Financial Aid Specialist

Nadine Iwema, Student Account Representative

Becky Starkenburg, Vice President for Student Life

Keith Starkenburg, Professor of Theology

Mike Trochuck, Controller

Along with milestones, other recognitions included:

Catherine Yonker Award

Nicole St. Victor, Director of Multicultural Engagement, was named the recipient of this year’s Catherine Yonker Award, which is given every year to two students and one faculty or staff member for contributions toward accomplishing Christian race relations, and cross-cultural understanding within the Trinity community.

Staff Member of the Year Award

Laura Dávalos, Director of the Office of Learning Services, was the recipient of the inaugural Staff Member of the Year Award.