Memorial get-together for Ron Boelema on Dec. 8 in Sneden Hall

Ron smiling.

Friends, colleagues and relatives of former GRCC math professor Ron Boelema are gathering to share memories and celebrate his life from 2 – 3:30 p.m., Dec. 8 in room 108 of Sneden Hall.

Boelema taught in Wyoming and Grand Rapids public schools before starting at what was then Grand Rapids Junior College in 1968, and stayed 25 years.

“Ron was outgoing, loved a good time, loved his students, and was a popular instructor,” colleague John Dersch remembers. “He was also very kind. He taught tremendous amounts of overload and made a lot of money (for a math instructor), which he put to good use in various ways, some of which impacted students directly. This includes the Ronald J. Boelema Mathematics Scholarship, which has benefitted dozens of students over the past 25-plus years. He was also known to assist students financially using less formal avenues.”

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