Join us for The Hope College Connection Live! Virtual Events

The Office of Alumni & Family Engagement and The Boerigter Center for Calling & Career will launch this year’s Hope College Connection LIVE program with three exciting events in October. This program, once known as “Living & Working In,” was a series of live events in various cities that focused on networking between alumni and […]

10 Under 10 Award Recipients 2020

Four years ago, when the idea to convert the Young Alumni Awards, which honored two recent Hope graduates, into the 10 Under 10 Awards, increasing the number of yearly recipients considerably, one of the concerns brought forth was the rate at which we would deplete the nomination pool. Despite the risk, we decided to have […]

From Mentor and Student to Grad-School Peers

At Hope, Ellen Tanis ’90 Awad and Nancy Benda ’17 were mentor and student. Three years later, they have each completed graduate studies at the University of Georgia as friends and peers.Both pursued advanced degrees in student affairs at the Mary Frances Early College of Education of the University of Georgia at Athens. Awad earned […]

Welcome New Alumni Board Members and Officers

The Hope College Alumni Association Board of Directors appointed four new members and elected two new officers in May. The board’s new members are: Toni Gordon, a 2009 graduate from Perrysburg, Ohio; Mary Kempker, a 1960 graduate from Zeeland; Dr. Kiersten Krause, a 1997 graduate from Holland; and Grace Purdue, a junior from Grand Rapids. […]

Quarantined at Hope

A year ago I was in Honduras receiving my last high school class, and I said my last goodbyes to my high school teachers and friends. Everything that was going to happen in the next few months seemed so unknown yet so exciting. Going to college was already a huge step on its own, but […]

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.

Keeping Hope Alumni Town Hall

This is a time when we can come together as a community to show the world the power of resilience and hope. We are living through an extraordinary period of human history. Here at Hope, we just completed the most disrupted semester of higher education since World War II. Our faculty, staff and students, guided […]

Need a Smile Today? Upbeat Tap Dancers Might Just Do the Trick

With their dance performances across the country postponed until further notice, The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has launched #HoofersAtHome, a weekly series of short dance films designed to keep their roster of professional dancers rehearsing remotely while offering audiences some much-needed levity during the pandemic. The brainchild of Managing Director Katie […]

Lunch & Learn Recap: Career Support for Alumni

You don’t need us to tell you that the job market isn’t what it was a month or two ago. Much has changed. However, the commitment of the Hope College Alumni Association to walk alongside you remains the same. This includes steps on your journey that navigate career shifts and professional growth. In continued partnership […]