Join us for #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a day dedicated to generosity and giving. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.  Every gift is an act of kindness. Hope’s greatest need remains […]

One Big Virtual Weekend Recap

One BIG Virtual Weekend was a great opportunity for Hope alumni and families to interact and engage with the college in a new way. If you weren’t able to join us or just want to check out what you missed, feel free to view these videos at youtube.com/HopeCollege: If you were able to join us […]

The Hope College Connection LIVE!

Thank you to all of the alumni from around the world that were able to join us for The Hope College Connection LIVE series of events, hosted by Alumni & Family Engagement and The Boerigter Center for Calling and Career. Our goal was to expand this program to include topics that would be engaging and […]

10 Under 10 Awards Soirée

Thanks to the alumni, families and friends that were able to join us live to celebrate the 10 Under 10 Awards Soirée as part of One Big Virtual Weekend. Criteria for Award Emerging leader making significant contributions by living out their calling. Engaged in the local or global community through professional and/or volunteer involvement. Serves […]

Building Resiliency Amid Uncertainty

Thank you for joining us for “Building Resiliency Amid Uncertainty” on Thursday, October 15 at 3 p.m. If you missed the live presentation, here’s the recording. This masterclass with Hope psychology professor, Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren, dives into ways to help you flourish in the midst of suffering, change and challenge.

Striving for Excellence: The Story of Ernest Haight

Ernie always regarded his education to be the foundation for all that he was able to achieve in his professional life. His final gift has established the Ernest Haight ‘51 Summer Research in Engineering Fund and provided the resources necessary for the Engineering Lab Renovation Fund.

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. […]