Trinity Recognizes Faculty, Staff at Annual Lunch

May 08, 2018

Every year, Trinity recognizes faculty and staff who reach special milestones in their work with the College. This year’s annual staff and faculty recognition event took place on May 7.

“Those being recognized have a combined 320 years of service to the College,” said President Kurt. D. Dykstra, J.D. “That is a wonderful testament to this place and these people.”


35 Years of Service

  • John Bakker, Professor of Art & Design
  • Burt Rozema, Director of Off-Campus Programs

30 Years of Service

  • Helen Van Wyck, Professor of Music; Director of Choral Activities

25 Years of Service

  • Nancy Fox, Social Work Program Director for Chicago Semester

20 Years of Service

  • Joy Meyer, Associate Professor or Education

15 Years of Service

  • Kevin Jacobs, Director of Technology Systems
  • Mark Jones, Professor of English
  • Jeremy Klyn, Director of Admissions
  • Craig Mattson, Professor of Communication Arts
  • James Nelson, Security Officer
  • Doug Van Wyngarden, Director of Technology Support
  • Andy Voss, Lab Manager

10 Years of Service

  • Rebecca Burwell, Professor for Chicago Semester
  • Nate Laning, Director of Advancement Services
  • Tom Roose, Associate Professor of Physics and Science Education
  • Bill Schepel, Women’s Volleyball Coach
  • Laura Schutt, Bookstore Manager
  • Bill VanGroningen, Chaplain and Dean of Spiritual Formation
  • Ryan Zantigh, Director of Financial Aid

Catherine Yonker Award

The Catherine Yonker Award is awarded 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.

During the luncheon, Troy Schemper, director of student programs, received this year’s Yonker award from Cini Bretzlaff-Holstein, DSW, assistant professor of social work on behalf of Trinity’s Campus Diversity & Unity Committee.