Gordon J. VanderBrug Scholarship
As a 25 year old Calvin College instructor, Gordon J. VanderBrug believed that computers were vital to a college education. As a result, during the 1968-1969 academic year, he taught the first computer science class in the college’s history. Undeterred by the fact that the college did not have a computer, he found a local engineering company who was willing to let the students use its computer in the evening hours. Nearly 30 interested students and faculty, including all 15 students in his numerical analysis class completed the course. Calvin College is grateful for Gordon VanderBrug’s generous efforts on behalf of his students and the college.