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 […]

Recordings of Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Webinars

Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Lara Plewka ’98 MacGregor sharing her story of “Turning Heartbreak into Hope” on Wednesday, April 14. At the age of 30, 7 months pregnant and a successful Associate Vice President, Lara MacGregor was diagnosed with cancer. 14 years later, Lara is still fighting Stage IV Metastatic breast cancer after 7 years […]

The 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients Webinars

The Hope College Alumni Association is proud to announce Lara Plewka ’98 MacGregor and Dr. Deborah Heydenburg ’87 Fuller have been selected to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award for 2021. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes the accomplishments of alumni who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in their chosen profession and have made a positive impact on […]

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 […]

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Tom Gable ’13

Tom has a degree from Hope College in biology. A majority of Gables  professional experience since graduating from Hope has been in graduate school. He worked a few research positions before doing his Master’s in Biology at Northern Michigan University. In 2014 he started the Voyageurs Wolf Project where he is still active today. He […]

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Stephanie Bogema ’10

Stephanie Bogema graduated with a degree in Political Science. After graduation she served as an AmeriCorps program leader but soon left to work for Congressman Fred Upton on Capitol Hill. She has since worked as the Chief of Staff for several legislators including former State Senator Margaret O’Brien. After transitioning to the healthcare industry last […]

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Peter Stoepker ’10

Peter Stoepker earned his bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies and Political Science from Hope College. Then went on to receive his Master of Arts in Coaching Sport Performance from Western Michigan University and then his Doctorate of Philosophy in Physical Education and Physical Activity Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado. He […]

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Meagan Elinski ’13

Meagan Elinski graduated from Hope College with a chemistry degree. She then went on to get her Doctorate of Philosophy in Chemistry from Texas A&M University. Her PhD research broadly focused on experimental surface and materials chemistry. Elinski is now back at Hope College as a Chemistry Assistant Professor giving back to the students here […]

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Luis Silva ’10

After spending his high school years at Hope College in the Upward Bound Program, Luis attended Hope and graduated with a degree in management. He then went on to earn his MBA in Executive Program from Grand Valley State University. Upon graduation from Hope College, he worked as the Assistant Director of Admissions. Silva now […]

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Jordan Fuller ’10

Jordan Fuller graduated from Hope College with dual degrees in management and political science. Fuller then moved on to the University of Cincinnati where he got his MBA and Juris Doctor in Law. After graduating he worked in banking, rising through the ranks. In 2019, he switched careers and Fuller is now the Co-President for […]