Alumni Weekend 2016

You answered our call to come back home! From re-connecting with classmates, celebrating the sesquicentennial, exploring new buildings and remembering our past, we hope you left with new memories and an excitement about the college’s future. Some highlights from the weekend included a full house at the Sesquicentennial Celebration premiere of “I Will Lift Up …

Become a Hope Fund Champion

On April 19, Scholarship Day of Giving raised awareness for the Hope Fund and over $140,000 for student scholarships. Since then we have received a number of questions about how to get involved with the effort to promote giving at Hope. As someone closely connected to the college and already supporting the Hope Fund, we wanted …

Scholarship Day of Giving 2016

Scholarship Day of Giving is back on April 19, and the planning team needs your help spreading the word. Most of the excitement and buzz will be shared via social media and email — that’s where you come in! Your assistance in 2015 helped bring in more than 600 gifts and $100,000+ to support Hope …

Young Alumni Make Their Mark In Chicago

Hope College has over 33,000 alumni living in all fifty states and over 80 countries. After West Michigan and Metro Detroit, the largest population of Hope graduates is in Chicago. Each year roughly 1 in every 10 graduates move to the Windy City within six months of receiving their diploma at Commencement. This week I …

Meet Erika Guijarro ’08 – Physical Education Teacher and Coach in LAUSD

Erika Guijarro ’08 has been a physical education teacher, department chair, varsity basketball coach and softball coach at Arleta High School for the past seven years. Arleta High School is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). This past fall, she applied for the UCLA Sound Body Sound Mind fitness center grant for …

Upcoming Alumni Events Near You!

Don’t miss these upcoming events for alumni! Ann Arbor Reception Join us for dinner in Ann Arbor on March 15 at 6pm. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with others in the Hope community. Help us welcome Dr. David VanWylen, Dean for Natural and Applied Sciences at Hope College. Dr. VanWylen will …

Alumni Association to Honor Two with Young Alumni Awards

The Hope College Alumni Association will present Young Alumni Awards on Thursday, March 3, to two graduates who have received national recognition for research that they have conducted as they have pursued their careers in the sciences. The association is recognizing Dr. Emilie Dykstra Goris of Holland, a 2008 graduate who is an assistant professor …

Vicki Brunn ’84 Brings Experience and Adventure to Alumni Association Leadership

As a 23-year-old and recent Hope graduate working for my alma mater, I anxiously awaited my first official “alumni visit”. The date was October 9, 2006 and the place was a popular bohemian hangout, the Rose Café, in Venice (think L.A. beaches and boardwalks, not grand Italian canals and mazelike streets). I was in California …

Call for Courageous Action by David Paul ’10

David Paul will return to his alma mater to deliver this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Lecture at Hope College, presenting “Dare to Be BOLD” on Monday, January 18, at 7 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. The public is invited. Admission is free. David Paul is a 2010 Hope graduate who is an …

Meet the Rollenhagens

Studies at Hope College extend far beyond the classroom. Whitney Heneveld ’10 Rollenhagen graduated with a degree in accounting and learned the value of relationships at Hope. The dedication of her professors and the relatively small size of the Department of Economics and Business are two factors that quickly helped her build meaningful connections with …