Alvin and Geraldine De Young
Calvin College and Valley Christian High School in Cerritos, California have been instrumental in the lives of Alvin and Geraldine De Young and over 30 of their family members. Al and his siblings attended and graduated from Bellflower Christian School, later known as Valley Christian School, where his own children, grandchildren, and twenty extended family members later attended. Al and Gerry, along with their families, have been involved in every aspect of the school: school board, PTA and scholarship society, madrigal singers, senior plays, editors of the yearbook, and sports. One of their daughters has taught at the high school since 1982.
Al went on to study chemistry at Calvin College (’53) and later went on to UCLA and Long Beach State College to receive his Master’s degree. He worked as a corrosion engineer for four major oil companies until his retirement. Thirty-four immediate and extended family members have attended Calvin College. Blessed by the impact these institutions have had on their families, the De Youngs are establishing this scholarship so other families from the Valley Christian School community will be blessed for many years to come by attending Calvin College.