Ryan Havey hails from Wisconsin. A Management Major, Ryan has experiences as a Badger Boys State Delegate, a worship leader at The Rock (Holland After School Ministries), and a mentor for special needs adults at the Holland Arts Council.
Ryan Johnson come from Milford, Michigan. Ryan intends to double-major in Mechanical Engineering and (Business) Management. At Hope Ryan has been engaged in research on improving prosthetic devices. He is also a member of Hope’s Swimming and Diving team.
Ivy Keen come to us from the Lone Star State. At Hope she is a Psychology Major and a Management Minor. She is also a Mellon Scholar, Teacher’s Assistant in the Psychology Department, Writing Assistant in Hope’s Klooster Center for Writing and Research, and a Student Tutor in Hope’s Academic Support Center.
Bridget Stenger lives in nearby Grand Rapids. She is a Management and International Studies Major and a Spanish Minor, where she is also a Teaching Assistant. She also works as a tutor for Latin Americans United for Progress in Holland.
Adam VanderPloeg hails from the Chicago area. He is an Engineering and Management Major. He is also minoring in Mathematics. In his spare time he works for Admissions and Advancement at Hope.
Tyson Watson traveled from California to be at Hope. At Hope, Tyson is a Management Major. He also works as a lab technician for Hope Computer and Information Technology and as a Student Ambassador for Admissions. He is also involved in Student Congress and volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club.
Next fall (August) this talented team will attend CFL Boot Camp with Coach Laurie Bos. Following five 2-hour sessions, individual members will be assigned to project teams. Projects or chunks of projects are 2-3 month commitments of between 5-10 hours a week. After students complete a project they are evaluated. Some are promoted to become student team leaders on future projects.
Each project team is led by an experienced project leader with years of consulting and/or non-profit or for-profit business experience. The goal is for the experienced project leader to move from being the “driver of the car” to becoming a passenger in the back seat so that the students can learn how to lead meetings, how to understand and solve complex problems, and communicate with subject matter experts and the client.