Company: Hope College
Location: Holland, Michigan, United States
Jacob Nyenhuis, Director at Hope College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education management.
Recognized for more than 50 years of contributions to education, Dr. Nyenhuis has both prepared students on an academic level for their futures and helped make important managerial decisions in education. Retiring as professor emeritus and provost emeritus in 2001 of Hope College, Dr. Nyenhuis has since returned to the institution to serve as the Director of the A.C. Van Raalte Institute. He started at the university in 1975, bringing a wealth of teaching and management experience from his teaching and chair positions at Calvin College and Wayne State University, and teaching classics, acting, honors and languages during his professorial career.
Dr. Nyenhuis began his career by first earning a Bachelor of Arts in Greek from Calvin College in 1956. He continued at Stanford University, earning a Master of Arts in 1961 and a PhD in classics in 1963. In 2001, he received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Hope College. In addition to his teaching, Dr. Nyenhuis has edited numerous papers and written publications such as “Centennial History of the 14th Street Christian Reformed Church, Holland, Michigan,” and “A Dream Fulfilled: The Van Raalte Sculpture in Centennial Park.”
A respected voice in the field, Dr. Nyenhuis recently received the West Michigan Dutch-American Leadership Award from Hope College in 2017. He also received a Meritorious Service Award from the Alumni Association of Hope College in 2001 and a Distinguished Service Award from the Michigan Humanities Council in 1981.
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