Approximately 930 students participated in Calvin College’s 2009 spring commencement ceremony, which was held for the first time in the new Van Noord Arena, Grand Rapids, at the end of May.
Among the graduates was Sadie Szuminski, daughter of Thomas and Patti Szuminski of Belmont, and graduate of Rockford High School (RHS). Szuminski majored in language arts.
Denise Bailey, daughter of Daryl and Dorothy Britton, graduated with a major in Spanish. Bailey is an RHS graduate.
Lauren Betten, a graduate of Holland Christian High School, is the daughter of Henry and Deborah Betten of Rockford. Betten majored in business.
Sarah Buhr, daughter of David and Carol Buhr of Rockford, is an RHS graduate. Buhr majored in psychology and art.
Geoffrey Clarke, home-schooled, son of Robert and Valerie Clarke of Rockford, majored in chemistry.
Deborah Gray, daughter of Charles and Jeanette Gray of Rockford, is a Northpointe Christian High School graduate. Gray majored in English.
Paul Haverkamp, a City High School graduate and son of Phyllis Haverkamp of Rockford and Douglas Haverkamp of Grand Rapids, majored in biology.
Rachael Willett, daughter of Michael and Laurie Willett of Rockford, is an RHS graduate. Willett majored in international relations.