Alumni Updates-Celebrations Winter 2014

Celebrations, Births, Weddings


Carrie L. Merchant, B.A., 1998, and Bryan M. Merchant, B.M.Ed., 1999, announce sons, Kaidyn Thomas and Kamdyn Taylor, born October 18, 2013. Kaidyn and Kamdyn are welcomed by brothers Lucas and Ethan. The family resides in Grandville.


Benjamin P. Witt, B.S., 2002, and wife Chrissy announce a son, Jack Joseph, born October 18, 2013. The family resides in Arcata, California.

Sarah C. (Kostishak) Allan, B.A., 2003, and Matthew T. Allan, B.A., 2001,announce a daughter, Brooklyn Amai, born January 1, 2013. Brooklyn is welcomed by brother Elijah. The family
resides in Bryon Center.

Laura E. (Bright) Hakim, B.S., 2006, M.S.W., 2008, and Thomas M. Hakim III, B.B.A., 2005, announce a daughter, Eloise Leanne, born November 9, 2013. Eloise is welcomed by sister Adeline. The family resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Katherine R. (Allen) Kranz, B.S., 2006, M.S.P.A.S., 2009, and Martin J. Kranz, B.S., 2004, announce a son, Alexander Thomas, born April 4, 2013. Alexander is welcomed by sisters Lillian and Charlotte. The family resides in Macomb.

Aaron J. Sanders, B.S., 2006, and wife Rachel announce a son, Matthew James, born July 3, 2013. Matthew is welcomed by siblings Andrew, Alyssabeth and Rebekah. The family resides in Grand Rapids.

Erin C. Diaz, B.A., 2007, and Herman Diaz III, B.A., 2005, announce a daughter Opal Rose, born November 3. The family resides in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Kenneth P. Leister, B.S. 2007, M.S., 2011, and wife Nicole announce a son, Colton Arthur, born July 18, 2013. Colton is welcomed by sisters Adele and Amelia. The family resides in Haslett.

Jennifer L. LeMaire, B.N., 2007, and husband Aaron announce a daughter, Julia Mae, born June 22, 2013. Julia is welcomed by sister Allison. The family resides in Muskegon.

Nicole A. (Tinsley) Mitchell, B.S., 2007, and husband Jeremy announce a daughter, Lena June, born August 1, 2013. The family resides in Linden.

Kandice J. Sloop, B.B.A., 2007, and Patrick E. Sloop, B.B.A., 2009, announce a daughter, Adeline Scott, born October 25, 2013. The family resides in Grand Rapids.

Christopher B. Brock, B.S., 2008, and Emily A. (Sharpe) Brock, B.S., 2008, on June 23, 2013.

Chelsea A. (Roe) Selbig, B.S., 2008, and husband Jonathan announce a daughter, Ellery, born May 14, 2013. The family resides in Muskegon.

Casey L. Ball, B.S., 2009, M.S., 2011, and husband Matthew announce a son, Jackson David, born, June 18, 2013. The family resides in Sault Ste. Marie.

Benjamin R. Eggleston, B.S., 2009, and Ashley M. Thompson, B.N., 2008, on September 28, 2013.

James R. Rhoad, B.B.A., 2009, and Dana Rhoad (VanTongeren), B.A., 2009, on September 28, 2013.


Kirsten M. Parrott, B.A. 2010, and Tyler Bustraan on May 5, 2013.

Amanda A. (Heinrich) Brown, B.S., 2011, and Kyle Brown on August 24, 2013.

Keith J. Collier, B.S., 2011, and Amanda N. (Fogolini) Collier, B.A., 2011, on September 14, 2013.

Kaitlin E. (Tappy) Crowe, B.S. 2011, and Kevin Crowe on September 20, 2013.