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 […]

Alumni and Family Engagement Event Updates Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last updated on March 25 at 12:30 pm. First published on March 13. As President Scogin recently shared, “in 154 years of Hope’s history, we have not seen anything like this.” On March 11, in response to Governor Whitmer’s recommendation and to support efforts to contain the virus, Hope College made the decision to begin […]

Recruiter In A Box

Want to spread Hope near your home? Over the years, it has become apparent that Hope alumni and families are great at planting the seeds of Hope throughout the world. We appreciate everything the greater Hope community has done to encourage prospective students to consider spending four years learning and growing on our campus. And […]

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 […]

The Hope College Connection: An In-Depth Look

Each year about 800 Hope College students graduate and become Hope College alumni. As they enter the workforce or head to graduate school, we stay in touch, including through an annual graduate survey. In the most recent survey, 46% said networking connections helped them secure employment. When, in a different survey, we asked all alumni […]

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 […]

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Hillary Delhagen ’09

As a freshman with an undeclared major, Hillary Delhagen ’09, questioned if Hope College was right for her. Hundreds of miles away from her home in upstate New York, Delhagen was struggling to find her place at Hope College and was thinking about transferring. However, after pushing through the hard adjustment of freshman year and […]

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Matt Rutter ’12

Matt Rutter ’12 was transformed by Hope College during his 4 years here. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Management and Philosophy, Matt has used his education from Hope College to transform the lives of others all around the world. From Zeeland, Michigan to Chisinau, Moldova, Rutter has been running startups and helping others […]

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Kristin Dittenhafer-Reed ’09

Seven years after her graduation, Kristin Dittenhafer-Reed ’09 returned to Hope College as a full time faculty member in the Chemistry department. Dittenhafer-Reed is directly impacting current students in the same her professors impacted her just a few short years ago. Teaching and mentoring students through research is a passion of hers that she gets […]

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Diego Romero ’09

When Diego Romero ’09 first stepped on to Hope College’s campus he was a freshman in high school participating in Hope’s TRIO Upward Bound Program. Having spent the next four years on campus in the program, Diego decided to attend Hope College to study Spanish Education. As a first-generation college student and former English Language […]