The Van Halsema Legacy Society

The Dick and Thea Van Halsema Legacy Society is a group of like-minded supporters who have chosen to give a legacy gift to Kuyper College.

Partners in life and mission, Dr. Dick and Mrs. Thea Van Halsema invested their time and passion into their leadership roles at Reformed Bible Institute (RBI)/Reformed Bible College (RBC).  Dick served as the President of the College from 1966 to 1987, while Thea supported the College in a variety of roles during that time, including Dean of Women, Dean of Students, and Professor of Social Work.

Together, they started many innovative academic and evangelism-based programs.  These years of progress shaped the school we all deeply appreciate, today known as Kuyper College.



Become a member:

  1. Leave a legacy gift – Here are the most common ways to give a legacy gift to Kuyper College:
    • Include Kuyper College in your will.
    • Name the College as a beneficiary of your retirement assets or life insurance policy.
    • Make a gift that also provides you and your spouse and/or other loved ones with income for life.
  2. Let us know about it – if you have made a legacy gift to Kuyper College, thank you! Contact the Advancement Office at 877.229.0940 or to let us know or to find our more; or fill out the form below.

Benefits of membership:

Your example of legacy stewardship is one of the most powerful ways you can support Kuyper College.  When others see you have made a legacy gift, they will feel inspired to make a legacy gift too.

As a member of the Society you will receive:

  • Kuyper College News, a quarterly newsletter for friends of the College with practical, insightful information, along with helpful information about estate planning.
  • Inclusion in the Society membership roster.
  • The opportunity to attend an annual Society luncheon or dinner and other special events.
  • A memento inscribed with The Van Halsema Legacy Society logo.
  • And more!

Psalm 24:1-6

The Earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;

…for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters. Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place?

The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.  They will receive blessings from the Lord and vindication from God their savior.

Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob.

Majors & Programs

You will graduate with professional and biblical skills to think critically, communicate effectively as a Christ-centered leader.


You will graduate with both an academic and a work transcript detailing your work experience for future employers.


We invite you to explore Kuyper College to see if it could be where God wants to mold and shape you.

Plan A Visit

Our students, faculty, and staff are eager to meet you and help you discover how our community might also become yours.

Financial Aid

Tuition for first-year students will remain the same for four years and transfer students up to four years.


Kuyper College, community foundations, Federal and State Programs award thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants.

Residence Life

You will find comfortable and spacious suites at Schaal and Timmer Halls and Holts Apartments.

Spiritual Development

The Kuyper community will help you grow spiritually as you seek God’s direction for your life.