10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Anysie Ishimwe ’16

Anysie Ishimwe graduated in 2016 with a degree in business management and psychology. She began her career as a staffing specialist at Haworth, Inc. and she was selected as a Global Health Corps fellow, a leadership development fellowship founded by Barbara Bush. During her fellowship, she worked as a partnerships coordinator at Gardens for Health …

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Molly Greenfield ’15 Skawski

Molly Skawski graduated from Hope College in 2015 with her degree in social work and shortly after began pursuing a master’s of social work at Washington University in St. Louis. In 2017 Skawski began working as a foster care case manager at Children’s Home and Aid. There she managed a caseload of children in need …

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Natalie Brown ’17

Natalie Brown graduated from Hope College with a degree in communications and leadership. In 2018 Brown started at Sojourners Magazine as a donor services assistant in Washington DC. Then in 2018 she published her devotional book Fifty-Two Cups of Coffee: Weekly Reflections for the Contemplative Soul. Brown continued her love of writing and in 2019 …

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Jim DelBene ’12

Jim DelBene started his career as a shark biology intern at Mote Marine Laboratory. He then went on to work as a science instructor/camp counselor at Seacamp Association, Inc. where he introduced campers to the marine world. In 2014, DelBene transitioned into the field of environmental consulting as staff biologist at Perennial Environmental Services. There …

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Palmer D’Orazio ’16

Palmer D’Orazio earned his Bachelor’s of Science in computer science in 2016. D’Orazio began his career at JazzHR as a user experience designer. While at JazzHR, D’Orazio created visual designs for several product enhancements, led rigorous and contextual user research to uncover problems and was a project manager. He was soon promoted to a senior …

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Larissa Fall ’14

Larissa graduated from Hope College in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts with a degree in violin performance. After graduating, Fall interned at the Grand Rapids Symphony as a Concert Production Intern and that turned into an operations coordinator position. While working at the Grand Rapids Symphony, she remained active in her love for the …

Career Development and Lifelong Learning Courses

College is a unique time to explore and learn who you are and who you have the potential to become. That exploration doesn’t stop after graduation! Hope alumni are educated for lives of leadership and service and they live out the mission of the college in inspiring ways. This is evident in our alumni, a …

Introducing the 2021 10 Under 10 Award Recipients

The 10 Under 10 Awards will be presented at Homecoming to 10 alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years. The awards are designed to honor emerging leaders who exemplify the attributes of a Hope graduate. The 2021 10 Under 10 Award Recipients are:Natalie Brown ’17Palmer D’Orazio ’16Jim DelBene ’12Divya Dhaliwal ’14Larissa Fall ’14Anysie …

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 …