One Saturday morning in March, Larry and I were on Calvin’s campus for some greeter training. We were returning to our car and there was a young lady trying to get into a locked building to see a bulletin board in there. Her mom was in the car waiting for her.
During this time someone opened the door for her but in the meantime we were able to meet her (Sonja) and her mom. She was looking for housing for the summer because of a summer internship at GE Smith Industries. Knowing he had recently retired from GE, we immediately thought to contact John Zimmerman. He was still on campus and able to come and speak with her because he knew many people from his time with the company.
Sonja found housing with some girls close to her work and enjoyed her job this summer. She has now returned to college in East Lansing. We remain in contact with her and hope to connect again when she is in Grand Rapids.