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Frank Donald Kolenda, American photographer. Member Professional Photographers American, Professional Photographers Michigan (certified; certification commission 1982-1988, chairman 1987-1988, President's award 1983), Professional Photographers Western Michigan (board directors 1981-1987, Past President's award 1983).

Background

Kolenda, Frank Donald was born on March 24, 1945 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Son of Frank Albert and Estelle Stephanie (Jaworowski) Kolenda.

Education

Bachelor, Aquinas College, 1967. Master of Arts, Center Michigan University, 1972. Student, Winona International School Professor Photography.

Career

Announcer Station WGRD, Grand Rapids, 1964-1967. Photographer Radder Advertising, 1965-1966, Detroit Free Press, 1965-1966. Program director Station WZZM-FM, Grand Rapids, 1967.

Teacher Carson City-Crystal (Michigan) Schools, 1976. Owner, president, photographer Kolenda Photograpy, Grand Rapids, since 1976. Photographer International Special Olympics, Washington, 1975.

Membership

Member Professional Photographers American, Professional Photographers Michigan (certified. Certification commission 1982-1988, chairman 1987-1988, President's award 1983), Professional Photographers Western Michigan (board directors 1981-1987, Past President's award 1983).

Connections

Married Mary Jo Williamson, August 19, 1967 (divorced June 1982). Children: Kristine Marie, Steven Donald, William Francis, Mary Elizabeth. Married Dorotha Louise Brannon, October 19, 1982.

Children: Stephan Ruedger, Lisa Ruedger.

father:
Frank Albert Kolenda

mother:
Estelle Stephanie (Jaworowski) Kolenda

spouses:
Mary Jo Williamson

Dorotha Louise Brannon

children:
Kristine Marie Kolenda

Steven Donald Kolenda

William Francis Kolenda

Mary Elizabeth Kolenda

Stephan Ruedger Kolenda

Lisa Ruedger Kolenda