Thank You Front-Line Alumni!

Are you a Hope graduate currently working on the front-lines during the COVID-19 pandemic? Or do you know someone who deserves a thank you? We’d love to give a shoutout on social media and in the upcoming edition of News from Hope College. Please fill out this simple form. Questions? Contact us at alumni@hope.edu anytime.

Spread Hope, Not Germs

The Hope College swimming & diving, track & field, hockey and women’s basketball teams have all experienced an unexpected and sudden end to their seasons due to cancellations amid measures to contain Coronavirus. Practices and competitions for our spring sports have also been canceled for the remainder of the school year. Our hearts go out […]

Thank You! 2020 Day of Giving Success

Thank you to all our alumni, families and friends who helped make this year’s Day of Giving a record-breaker! Over the course of 36 hours (February 20-21), Hope received $366,272 from 2,096 gifts . . . the most ever for a Day of Giving. We couldn’t have done it without you! What if somebody missed […]

Introducing The Hope College Connection

The Hope College Connection is an innovative online community for calling and career that brings together students, alumni and families for mentoring and experiential learning. You can: Activate your profile with your communication preferences. Explore the Alumni Directory by geography, class year or major. Make a connection and explore active users by geography, industry or […]

Refer A Student

Referrals from alumni and families make a difference. Once a prospective student is referred, one in five of them apply. Over the past four years, nearly 300 students are at Hope because they first connected through a referral from someone like you. WHY HOPE? With more than 3,500 colleges and universities in the United States […]

The Alumni Postcard Project

Here in the Office of Alumni & Family Engagement, we spend a few minutes every Tuesday morning watching a TED Talk or two. We’ve learned how to overcome fears from a man who climbed a 3,000 foot cliff with no ropes, how to find joy in everyday life, and how hilarious replying to a spam […]

The Invitation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

During the school year of 1962-63, Roland Marshall ’63 and Pete Paulsen ’64, with the permission of the administration and the support of student government, invited Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to campus. Pete contacted the Office of Alumni Engagement recently to share his story: Pete Paulsen ’64 recalls that the early 1960s were years […]

10 Under 10 Award Recipient: Xander Krieg ’12

“He developed an algorithm that allows a greater understanding of facial expressions and emotions.” Xander Krieg graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in Japanese studies and psychology. After his time at Hope, he continued his education at the University of Hawaii where he received a master of arts degree in clinical psychology. […]

10 Under 10 Award Recipient: Travis Rieth ’10

“He travels North America as a photographer, writer, consultant, adventurer and advocate.” Travis Rieth, also known as Travis Wild, has lived a life of adventure, leadership, and service within numerous communities and through various roles. He says, “I am guessing why I was nominated for this award is not due [to] what has made up […]

10 Under 10 Award Recipient: Sarah Watkins ’08 Fabian

“She creates new worlds on the stage and instructs others on how to do the same.” Sarah Fabian graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in theatre and studio art minor. Throughout her undergraduate studies, Fabian spent the majority of her time within the theatre department learning, researching, and practicing the art […]