Distinguished alumni

Dave ’69 and Shirley (Van Maanen ’66) Van Wechel Distinguished Service to Northwestern College

In addition to sending three of their four children to Northwestern, Dave and Shirley Van Wechel have served as a home away from home for numerous Raider athletes, international students and others. They have been members of the college’s Red Raider Club and Theatre Patrons organizations, and Dave also operated the clock at football, wrestling and track competitions. Dave was a member of the initial nominating committee for Northwestern’s Athletic Hall of Fame, while Shirley represented alumni on the Campus Master Plan Committee.

Award year: 2013