You answered our call to come back home! From re-connecting with classmates, celebrating the sesquicentennial, exploring new buildings and remembering our past, we hope you left with new memories and an excitement about the college’s future.
Some highlights from the weekend included a full house at the Sesquicentennial Celebration premiere of “I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes (Psalm 21)” in the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. We welcomed the Class of 1966 into the Fifty Year Circle. The Classes of 1971, 1976, 1981 and 1986 celebrated their reunions in style throughout Holland. Thomas Nowotny ’59 and Tim Laman ’83 accepted the Distinguished Alumni Award and shared the impact that Hope had on their lives. You packed Maas Auditorium to hear Dr. Jack Nyenhuis, Dr. Elton Bruins and Dr. Dennis Voskuil share the story of Hope. Finally, we shook off our umbrellas and capped off the weekend with an elegant meal in the newly renovated Phelps Dining Hall. We’re glad you could be a part of it all. Thank you for helping us celebrate!
And it’s never too early to mark your calendars for Alumni Weekend 2017! We can’t wait to see you on April 28 and 29, 2017.