Bette Reynolds Goote
This scholarship was established by Bette Reynolds Goote in memory of her husband, Alfred J. Reynolds, esteemed and much loved member of Calvin’s psychology department from 1965 to 1990. In addition to teaching virtually all psychology majors for a quarter century, Dr. Reynolds served as the first Director of Calvin’s Psychological Institute, now the Broene Counseling Center. He developed and effectively taught the departments first courses in statistics, research design, and psychological measurement. Strongly committed to Christian higher education, Dr. Reynolds consistently demonstrated deep concern for Calvin students and in return received many letters of thanks and appreciation. He inspired and challenged them to achieve their potential and, at the same time, demonstrated patience, compassion, and an insightful understanding of their individual differences. In awarding this scholarship, preference will be given to a junior or senior psychology major that has demonstrated excellence in statistics and research design and plans to pursue graduate study in psychology.