“This is my anchor of hope for this people in the future.”
Much has changed since A.C. Van Raalte used those words to describe Hope College over 150 years ago. Hope no longer houses all its students and classrooms within the walls of Van Vleck Hall, but the goal of preparing students to be a positive impact on the world of tomorrow most certainly remains.
In the fall of 1862, Hope College enrolled its first freshman class of 10 men. In October 2018, we will celebrate our first recipients (men and women) of the 10 under 10 Awards. The awards are designed to honor emerging leaders who are engaged in the local and global community and who exemplify the attributes of a Hope graduate. Full criteria can be found here. Nominations flowed in and a team of Alumni Board members, faculty and staff were presented with the task of selecting the final 10 recipients. The Alumni Board of Directors enthusiastically confirmed the selections and are pleased to sponsor this award.
We are pleased to announce the following Hope College 10 Under 10 Award Recipients for 2018:
She creates new worlds on the stage and instructs others on how to do the same.
He developed an algorithm that allows a greater understanding of facial expressions and emotions.
He oversees high profile campaigns advertising at the local, state and federal levels.
She has made significant contributions in neuroscience through her research.
She brings a voice of hope and knowledge to people living with Diabetes.
He travels North America as a photographer, writer, consultant, adventurer and advocate.
He helps to make fresh food accessible and affordable using science and technology.
He leads school staff and encourages academic and spiritual growth in students.
She creates strategies for large-scale business transformations.
Alumni, students, families and friends are invited to celebrate at the 10 Under 10 Soiree during One Big Weekend on Friday, October 19 from 7 – 9 pm at City Flats Hotel as part of Hope on 8th Street. You’ll celebrate with these recipients in a casual meet-and-greet setting with appetizers and a cash bar. No registration is required and you may come and go as you please. You won’t want to miss it!
Do you know someone who belongs on this list for 2019? We are accepting nominations! Simply fill out this short form and your nominee will be added to the list and considered for next year’s awards.