Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Commencement for the Class of 2021 is scheduled for Sunday, May 16. There will be two separate but identical ceremonies with graduates with last names A–K at 11 a.m. and graduates with at names L–Z at 3 p.m. Things will look a little different this year, and yet we’re ecstatic to celebrate these students’ accomplishments […]

Introducing the 10 Under 10 Award Recipients for 2020

Hope College is proud to give the 10 Under 10 Award to ten young alumni each year who are making their mark on the world. Our recipients this year are researching cancer, teaching the next generation, leading those in business, working in law and so much more. We are so proud of how these alumni […]

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Tom Gable ’13

Tom has a degree from Hope College in biology. A majority of Gables  professional experience since graduating from Hope has been in graduate school. He worked a few research positions before doing his Master’s in Biology at Northern Michigan University. In 2014 he started the Voyageurs Wolf Project where he is still active today. He […]

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Stephanie Bogema ’10

Stephanie Bogema graduated with a degree in Political Science. After graduation she served as an AmeriCorps program leader but soon left to work for Congressman Fred Upton on Capitol Hill. She has since worked as the Chief of Staff for several legislators including former State Senator Margaret O’Brien. After transitioning to the healthcare industry last […]

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Peter Stoepker ’10

Peter Stoepker earned his bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies and Political Science from Hope College. Then went on to receive his Master of Arts in Coaching Sport Performance from Western Michigan University and then his Doctorate of Philosophy in Physical Education and Physical Activity Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado. He […]

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Meagan Elinski ’13

Meagan Elinski graduated from Hope College with a chemistry degree. She then went on to get her Doctorate of Philosophy in Chemistry from Texas A&M University. Her PhD research broadly focused on experimental surface and materials chemistry. Elinski is now back at Hope College as a Chemistry Assistant Professor giving back to the students here […]

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Luis Silva ’10

After spending his high school years at Hope College in the Upward Bound Program, Luis attended Hope and graduated with a degree in management. He then went on to earn his MBA in Executive Program from Grand Valley State University. Upon graduation from Hope College, he worked as the Assistant Director of Admissions. Silva now […]

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Jordan Fuller ’10

Jordan Fuller graduated from Hope College with dual degrees in management and political science. Fuller then moved on to the University of Cincinnati where he got his MBA and Juris Doctor in Law. After graduating he worked in banking, rising through the ranks. In 2019, he switched careers and Fuller is now the Co-President for […]

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Eric Vachon ’14

Eric Vachon started his career by graduating from Hope College with a Nursing degree. He then went to Michigan State University for his Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing. He now works as a Postdoctoral Fellow in T32 Interdisciplinary Training in Cancer Prevention & Control at Indiana University. He is doing pivotal cancer research that will […]

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Charlyn Pelter ’15 DeWitt

Charlyn Pelter ’15 DeWitt graduated from Hope College with a dual degree in psychology and sociology with an emphasis in criminal justice. She then went on to work as a law clerk at various firms and as a research assistant at UC Davis School of Law as she worked towards a law degree. In 2018, […]