From Michigan to Vienna: Beaver Brewing Company

David Beaver ’98 is working to take craft beer in Vienna, Austria to a new level. David established Beaver Brewing Co. in 2015 after being inspired by another alumni owned company,  New Holland Brewing in Holland, Michigan. He helped out at NHBC in the early days and is trying to take what he learned to Vienna after noticing …

When Aaron Goodyke ’16 Saved Christmas

Have you noticed the newly redesigned News from Hope College in print and online? The print editions should be making their way to your mailboxes. If not, go to hope.edu/update to make sure we have your current mailing address. The web edition is ready for you to read now. There’s a great story in the …

70 Years and Counting: Arcadian Homecoming

Brotherhood, memories, and friendships were celebrated at this year’s Homecoming for the Arcadian fraternity. October 21st through the 23rd was a time of reflection and happiness as active members connected with Chi Phi Sigma alumni. The brotherhood is made up of diverse backgrounds and experiences, and they were able to all come together as one group to celebrate …

#GivingTuesday

As part of #GivingTuesday, alumni, families and friends gave $68,240 to support Hope College student scholarships. Thank you for being part of this global event and for helping to make a Hope College education accessible to future students. For a complete list of donors, check out the donor wall. Interested in seeing gifts at work …

Tim Laman ’83 Named Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Just six months after being honored by his alma mater with a Distinguished Alumni Award, recognition of field biologist and wildlife photojournalist Dr. Tim Laman ’83 has gone global. Earlier this week, the standout Hope College graduate was named Wildlife Photographer of the Year by the world-renowned British institution, the Natural History Museum. In its 52nd year, the competition provides a showcase for …

From Bach to Bieber: Derek Brown ’06 Plays Sax on NPR

Hope College graduates often apply their liberal arts education by finding unique ways to make innovative and untraditional connections in their work. But Derek Brown ’06 is the only one combining the bass line and melody of Every Breath You Take, switching from Bach to Bieber on the same album and playing the saxophone as percussion …

Hope Graduate Wins ArtPrize Outstanding Venue Award

While at Hope, Steffanie Rosalez ’05 was referred to by her professors as a “rock star.” Today she is an artist, musician, community organizer, and now an ArtPrize award winner. ArtPrize has been recognized as the most-attended public art event on the planet and was recently highlighted in The New York Times. This year, many of …

Hope Graduate Makes National News with Innovative Drone Delivery

Jeremy Latchaw ’00 has personified a liberal arts education since uniquely combining business administration, religion and the Army ROTC as a Hope College student. He did it again earlier this week with an innovative connection between drone technology and frozen yogurt. The mechanical merger of drone and dessert was not the product of a wild promotional brainstorm, but rather …

Alumni Survey Results

In February and March we asked for alumni feedback via a comprehensive survey. We had a great response with over 4,100 alumni participating across 48 states and 45 countries. For the researchers or armchair pollsters reading, this gives us a margin of error of less than 1.5%. More importantly, the results of the study serve three …

Summer Send Off: Then and Now

Rewind to July of 2014.  As an incoming first-year student at Hope College, I was a ball of nerves and excitement. Being the type of person that needs planning and order, not knowing what was to come when I stepped onto campus in the fall was a rattling concept. Thankfully, Hope College does a picnic called …