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VanderStoep, Arie, appt to Northwestern Jr. Coll., 1939


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Date: 5/3/2021 at 23:31:14

[The two articles below, concerning his appointment as business administrator at Northwestern Junior College and Academy, contain considerable biographical information. Both articles also include a photograph of Mr. Vander Stoep.]

From the Alton Democrat, February 3, 1939

Vander Stoep to N.W. Junior College

Arie Vander Stoep, efficient deputy under County Auditor M. J. Van Wyk for the past 7Ĺ years, has resigned effective February 15, to accept a position offered him at Northwestern Junior College, Orange City, where he will take over the duties of registrar, treasurer, business administration, student promotion, and assistant to President Jacob Heemstra.

Mr. Vander Stoepís resignation is the first change in the court house staff in many years. He was offered the position by the executive board of the Junior college several weeks ago and finally decided the opportunity was too great to pass up even though his duties for a time, at least, will be beset with considerable difficulty.

A graduate of N.W.C. Academy himself, and possessor of a liberal arts degree obtained at Central college in 1922, Mr. Vander Stoep has always held a continuing interest in the Orange City educational institution where he was instructor for two years, then going to his home town, Maurice, where he was superintendent of the Public school several years, taking the position in the auditorís office in 1931.

Besides taking considerable postgraduate work at Iowa State college, Mr. Vander Stoep has specialized in higher accounting, his ability in that field making his qualifications for his new work especially valuable. He will relieve President Heemstra of many problems which have interfered with the presidentís many other duties.

A keen interest in young people is another asset which the former deputy auditor takes into his new field of endeavor. Annually he has formed many strong friendships with members of the student body and faculty and his fine qualities of leadership will be a distinct asset to the institution with which he will henceforth be identified.

The executive board members are known to feel that they are fortunate in obtaining Mr. Vander Stoepís services. The former deputy states that he is regretful over leaving pleasant associations in the court house and will miss meeting the many callers with whom he has become acquainted since starting his work there. Those who have called on his willing services so often will miss him, too.

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From the Sioux County Capital, February 2, 1939:

Vander Stoep to N.J.C. Job

After seven and one half years of service as Deputy County Auditor of Sioux County, Arie Vander Stoep, Tuesday asked the Board of Supervisors of Sioux County, and M. J. Van Wyk, County Auditor, to accept his resignation from these duties to be effective February 15th. On that date he will officially accept a position with Northwestern Junior College and Academy, which the Executive Board of that institution offered him several weeks ago.

The Executive Board of Northwestern Junior College and Academy has long felt the need for additional administration help, as President Jacob Heemstra has, for several years, been endeavoring to carry the burden of what ordinarily is considered two jobs. Mr. Vander Stoep will take over the business administration, Treasurer, Registrar and student promotion duties, and act as assistant to the President in various other departments.

Mr. Vander Stoep is a graduate of the Northwestern Classical Academy, and received his Liberal Arts Degree at Central College in 1922. He then came back to the Academy as instructor for two years, after which he accepted the position of Superintendent of the public school at Maurice, his home town. After several years other interests attracted him from the Educational field and in 1931 he was appointed to the position he has successfully held to this date. During his teaching years he took post graduate work at Iowa State and more recently has equipped himself with considerable study of Higher Accounting.

He admits he is not leaving his present position without regrets, for associations there have always been most pleasant. However he reports he is looking forward to his new duties with keen interest and enthusiasm. He has always been interested in Northwestern and has annually formed many strong friendships with a large number of the students and other young people of the community, because of his interest in them and their accomplishments.

During his years of service in public office, Mr. Vander Stoep has made a very large acquaintanceship in this county and has come to understand the people of the various communities. This fact along with his business training naturally accumulated in the office, and his knowledge of accounting, should serve as a distinct asset to Northwestern. The Executive Board considers it fortunate that a man so completely suited for the position could be obtained from their local community.


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