10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Brandon Siakel ’11

Brandon Siakel graduated from Hope College with a Bachelor of Science in exercise science. After his graduation, Siakel went to Michigan State University for two years to work as a graduate assistant in strength and conditioning coach for Olympic Sports. After he earned his master’s in kinesiology and exercise science, he began his fellowship as …

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Anysie Ishimwe ’16

Anysie Ishimwe graduated in 2016 with a degree in business management and psychology. She began her career as a staffing specialist at Haworth, Inc. and she was selected as a Global Health Corps fellow, a leadership development fellowship founded by Barbara Bush. During her fellowship, she worked as a partnerships coordinator at Gardens for Health …

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Molly Greenfield ’15 Skawski

Molly Skawski graduated from Hope College in 2015 with her degree in social work and shortly after began pursuing a master’s of social work at Washington University in St. Louis. In 2017 Skawski began working as a foster care case manager at Children’s Home and Aid. There she managed a caseload of children in need …

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Natalie Brown ’17

Natalie Brown graduated from Hope College with a degree in communications and leadership. In 2018 Brown started at Sojourners Magazine as a donor services assistant in Washington DC. Then in 2018 she published her devotional book Fifty-Two Cups of Coffee: Weekly Reflections for the Contemplative Soul. Brown continued her love of writing and in 2019 …

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Jim DelBene ’12

Jim DelBene started his career as a shark biology intern at Mote Marine Laboratory. He then went on to work as a science instructor/camp counselor at Seacamp Association, Inc. where he introduced campers to the marine world. In 2014, DelBene transitioned into the field of environmental consulting as staff biologist at Perennial Environmental Services. There …

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Palmer D’Orazio ’16

Palmer D’Orazio earned his Bachelor’s of Science in computer science in 2016. D’Orazio began his career at JazzHR as a user experience designer. While at JazzHR, D’Orazio created visual designs for several product enhancements, led rigorous and contextual user research to uncover problems and was a project manager. He was soon promoted to a senior …

10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Larissa Fall ’14

Larissa graduated from Hope College in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts with a degree in violin performance. After graduating, Fall interned at the Grand Rapids Symphony as a Concert Production Intern and that turned into an operations coordinator position. While working at the Grand Rapids Symphony, she remained active in her love for the …

Happy Thanksgiving!

Campus is showing off this fall with beautiful colors in the Pine Grove; students have been celebrating traditional fall events like the Pull and Nykerk; alumni and families joined us for One Big Weekend. We have so much to be thankful for as we look forward to the holiday season. Here’s a peek into what’s …

BIPOC Alumni Business Fair

The Alumni of Color Advisory Council is honored to highlight and support businesses led by our BIPOC Hope Alumni, or Black, Indigenous, and people of color. Join us in recognizing these entrepreneurs and support their endeavors by visiting their websites, making a purchase or by sharing their stories with your social networks! Natalie A. Brown …

Form and Function, Past to Present | Mural Painted by Ashley Mary ’07

Where once were bare walls, a playful, abstract mural now lives. Painted earlier this summer, it runs throughout the Student Development office block in the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center, greeting visitors as they arrive and traveling across the central collaborative gathering space shared by student organizations. And it’s the work of one of …