TAMELINGS NAMED ALUMNI
OF THE YEAR - 12/7/05
alumni board announced Cal '72 and Marcy DeVries Tameling ex'73 as the
2005 Alumni of the Year. The Tamelings have remained closely connected
to the College since their student days, attending and participating in
events and campus activities. They will be honored at the Presidential
Alumni Dinner on Friday, February 3, along with the Honorary Alumni Award
recipients Dr. Daniel Diephouse, Lois Thomson, and Dick and Pixie Molenhouse.
"Cal and Marcy are worthy
examples of followers of Christ and, as such, typify our hopes for all
Trinity alumni," said Dennis Harms, director of alumni and donor relations.
"Whether in their roles with family, community, church, or work, they demonstrate
thoughtful, committed lives. Their love and concern for others and Trinity
Christian College today give witness to their faith."
Cal recently completed a
seven-year term on the board of trustees, the last two as president. He
served on the search committees for two Trinity presidents-AJ Anglin in
1996 and President Steven Timmermans in 2003. He is currently an owner
and serves as the CEO of SET Environmental, an environmental cleanup contractor
based in Wheeling, Illinois.
"Trinity made an impact on
my life and helped me understand that my Christianity was something that
permeated my entire being," Cal said. "Over the years, I've relied on the
principles that I learned at Trinity. The educational foundation that I
received gave me analytical skills and taught me how to make wise Christian
Marcy was a music major at
the College, which prepared her for a lifetime of music appreciation. Since
she left Trinity, she has been involved in music ministries, whether leading
worship or in a supporting role. Marcy sang the female lead in the re-enactment
of the Song of Solomon for Trinity's 40th anniversary and has often attended
the music department's concerts. She is the worship leader for Coffee Break
interfaith bible studies at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church.
"I love that the College
emphasizes that every aspect of life belongs to God," Marcy said. "At Trinity,
I learned that I was able to serve the Lord in everyday life, whether I
was taking care of children or praising God in worship. Trinity showed
me the extent of God's grip on our lives."
The Tamelings are the parents
of four sons, Joel, Micah, Jesse '03, and Lucas '05. Two of their four
daughters-in-law attended the College: Rhonda, Kim, Julie ex'04, and Tara
'05. They recently welcomed a fourth grandson to the family and are anticipating
the arrival of their first granddaughter in March. They are both active
members of their church, where Cal has been president of the church council