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Dave Ruwe joins WestEdge Realty as broker and co-owner

Dave Ruwe joins WestEdge Realty as broker and co-owner

WestEdge Realty is pleased to announce that Dave Ruwe has joined the organization as broker and co-owner.

Ruwe brings a wealth of experience to WestEdge. He's had his brokers license since 2010 and a REALTOR(r) since 2003, serving clients along the West Michigan lakeshore. In addition, Ruwe is involved with West Michigan Lakeshore Area Realtors (WMLAR), serving as vice chair of the MLS board (which he also chaired in 2010 and has served on for three years), on the finance committee, on the grievance committee and as a trainer for new REALTOR orientation.

Further, Ruwe has a long history of serving the community as a campaign chair for the United Way, on the board of Tri-Cities Ministry Counseling, on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore and as an ambassador for the The Chamber - Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg.

Hope College Alumni H-Club to Honor James and Martie Bultman

Hope College Alumni H-Club to Honor James and Martie Bultman

HOLLAND – The alumni H-Club at Hope College will present its “Hope for Humanity Award” to President James E. Bultman and Martie Bultman on Saturday, Oct. 15, during the college’s Homecoming Weekend.

The Bultmans are being honored for their dedicated service to Hope as president and first lady of the college since 1999.  James Bultman will be retiring at the end of June.

The “Hope for Humanity Award,” first presented in 1990, recognizes Hope athletic alumni for consistent service to others and demonstrating the values of Christian commitment and service. The H-Club consists of Hope alumni who were athletic letter winners and other honorary letter winners as approved by the H-Club’s Board of Directors.

The group will honor the Bultmans during halftime of the 7 p.m. men’s soccer game with Calvin College at Van Andel Soccer Stadium.

Hope Professor Honored for Overseas Teaching

HOLLAND – Dr. Yooyeun Hwang, professor of education at Hope College, has been honored for her teaching while at the Catholic University of Korea during a spring 2011 sabbatical.

Hwang was recognized as an excellent instructor based on the teaching evaluations completed by the university’s students at the end of the semester.  She taught three courses at the university last spring, one in “Educational Psychology” for undergraduate students and two sections of “Reading and Cognition” for graduate students.

Alumni H-Club to Honor James and Martie Bultman

Alumni H-Club to Honor James and Martie Bultman

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HOLLAND – The alumni H-Club at Hope College will present its “Hope for Humanity Award” to President James E. Bultman and Martie Bultman on Saturday, Oct. 15, during the college’s Homecoming Weekend.

The Bultmans are being honored for their dedicated service to Hope as president and first lady of the college since 1999.  James Bultman will be retiring at the end of June.

The “Hope for Humanity Award,” first presented in 1990, recognizes Hope athletic alumni for consistent service to others and demonstrating the values of Christian commitment and service. The H-Club consists of Hope alumni who were athletic letter winners and other honorary letter winners as approved by the H-Club’s Board of Directors.

The group will honor the Bultmans during halftime of the 7 p.m. men’s soccer game with Calvin College at Van Andel Soccer Stadium.

Yooyeun Hwang of Education Faculty Honored for Teaching in Korea

Yooyeun Hwang of Education Faculty Honored for Teaching in Korea

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In Entrepreneurial Ideas, Liberal Arts Majors Win

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HOLLAND – A shoe company supporting fair trade farmers and an organization connecting artists were the winning ideas at the Hope Entrepreneurship Initiative’s (HEI) Fall Semester Idea Pitch and Learn, held at Hope College on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Gretchen Baldwin, who is a senior international studies major from Kalamazoo, and Amy Hattori, a junior psychology major from Los Angeles, Calif., each took home a $500 award.  Each student is now eligible for the regional idea pitch competition to be held on Thursday, Nov. 3, at Davenport University in Grand Rapids.  The event is open to the public.

Faculty member Dr. Steve VanderVeen, director of HEI, said that as noteworthy as the ideas and winners is the proportion of contestants who were liberal arts majors, including the winner.

Holland Department of Public Safety announces Reserve Officer of the Year

Holland Department of Public Safety announces Reserve Officer of the Year

The Holland Department of Public Safety announces Mike Gort as its 2011 Reserve Officer of the Year.  Chief Matt Messer presented Gort with a certificate and commendation ribbon to be worn on his uniform at the annual Holland Department of Public Safety Police Reserve Officer banquet held on October 4.  Reserve Officer Gort will represent the Holland Police Reserve Unit at various functions throughout the year.   

Reserve Officer Gort was nominated for this prestigious award by his peers.  In nominating him for this award, his peers cited him as a reserve who has adapted quickly to the reserve position and does a fantastic job.  He was described as an individual with a great disposition in life, a willingness to do whatever it takes and has used these qualities to become a reserve worthy of this recognition.