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Get in touch

Email: parents@calvin.edu
Call: (616) 526-6142

Staff

Mike Van Denend
Director of Alumni, Parent and Community Relations
vanden@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6142

Susan Buist
Parent Relations Assistant
sbuist@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8520

How we do it

  1. Welcome parents and families as full members of the Calvin community through events (such as Family Weekend and Passport), publications and web-based communications (such as Calvin-Parents Newsletter);
  2. Include Calvin parents and families in the life of the campus—academic, spiritual, athletics», etc.;
  3. Develop leadership opportunities for Calvin parents through formal structures such as Parent Council and informal avenues through volunteer projects;
  4. Increase the financial support from Calvin parents to assist in meeting the college's development goals;
  5. Assist Calvin academic departments and administrative offices as they relate to Calvin parents and families;
  6. Inspire Calvin parents to be admissions ambassadors to their local schools, churches, and communities