Charles and Kay Spoelhof
Dr. Charles Spoelhof served as an engineer with the Eastman Kodak Company for 32 years. During the height of the Cold War, he was part of a small group of experts that helped develop the highly sophisticated camera technology used in spy satellites. Later, he worked with NASA to develop the techniques of lunar photography that identified appropriate landing sites for the Apollo missions. He also served on the blue ribbon comission to fix the Hubble Space Telescope. For many years, Dr. Charles Spoelhof has served and supported the Engineering Department as an Industrial Mentor, a Chemical Engineering Advisory Committee (CEAC) Member, a seminar speaker, an interim course instructor and a true friend. He and his wife, Kay, established this scholarship to continue their support of the engineering program at Calvin—particularaly to help prepare engineering students to participate in the global economy.