Thanks for joining us for Alumni Weekend 2022. It was so great to see you! We had the chance to celebrate reunions and connections for the Fifty Year Circle and the Classes of 1970, 1971, 1972, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1990, 1991 and 1992. Here’s a link for more photos.

The Hope College Alumni Association and President Scogin ’02 presented the Distinguished Alumni Awards to Dr. Elton Bruins ’50, Craig Morford ’81, Dr. Deborah Heydenburg ’87 Fuller, Lara Plewka ’98 MacGregor, Jalaa’ Abdelwahab ’97 and Tim Brown ’73.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2020 and 2021 were presented to Dr. Elton Bruins ’50, Craig Morford ’81, Dr. Deborah Heydenburg ’87 Fuller and Lara Plewka ’98 MacGregor. Jalaa’ Abdelwahab ’97 accepted his award virtually from Geneva, Switzerland.
Dr. James Bultman ’63, Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Rev. Dr. Tim Brown ’73, President Matthew A. Scogin ’02 and Rev. Dr. Trygve Johnson at the 2022 Annual Alumni Banquet.

Learn more about the Distinguished Alumni Awards and make a nomination at

Check for upcoming events including the Bob DeYoung Hope Classic Golf Outing on June 13, 2022 and One Big Weekend | Homecoming and Family Weekend October 21-22, 2022. We’re already making plans for Alumni Weekend 2023, which will take place April 28-29, 2023. Looking for more ways to get involved and make an impact? Go to and we’ll reach out. 

And thank you for your continued support of your alma mater.

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