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 …

Celebrating the Classes of 1990 and 1991

Congratulations on your 30-year reunion! We found some great photos of your time on campus. Do you have photos and memories to share? Email alumni@hope.edu and we’ll add to this gallery. HighlightsThe class of ’90 took Pull victory as sophomores.Hope College President John Jacobson since 1987. Athletics HighlightsWomen’s basketball national championships in 1990. Historical/News/Pop Culture …

Celebrating the Classes of 1985 and 1986

Congratulations on your 35-year reunion! We found some great photos of your time on campus. Do you have photos and memories to share? Email alumni@hope.edu and we’ll add to this gallery. Highlights:The classes of ’85 and ’86 took victory in the pull their respective sophomore years.College East apartments opened in August 1982.DePree Art Center was …

Celebrating the Classes of 1980 and 1981

Congratulations on your 40-year reunion! We found some great photos of your time on campus. Do you have photos and memories to share? Email alumni@hope.edu and we’ll add to this gallery. Hope HighlightsThe class of 1980 won The Pull as freshmen. However, as sophomores, there was a draw between the class in 1980 and 1981. …

Celebrating the Classes of 1975 and 1976

Congratulations on your 45-year reunion! We found some great photos of your time on campus. Do you have photos and memories to share? Email alumni@hope.edu and we’ll add to this gallery. Highlights: The classes of ’75 and ’76 took victory in the Pull as sophomores.Hope College gives Governor William Milliken an honorary degree.In 1976 Dr. …

Celebrating the Classes of 1970 and 1971

Congratulations on your 50-year reunion! We found some great photos of your time on campus. Do you have photos and memories to share? Email alumni@hope.edu and we’ll add to this gallery. Highlights:In September of 1967, Dykstra Hall was completed.Gordon J. Van Wylen was elected ninth president of Hope College; inaugurated, October 13, 1972.Hope College hosted …

Class of 2020 Celebration

Check out the photo gallery from this event! We would like to personally invite the Class of 2020 to an elegant evening in the Pine Grove on May 22, 2021. We are so excited to celebrate your achievements in-person and share in your time together as a class. On May 22, 2021, we will give …

Honoring a Hero: Gordon Van Wylen

Like most economists, I do not have many heroes. If asked, my colleagues might ascribe heroic stature to Adam Smith, the father of modern economics. Some would consider Milton Friedman or John Maynard Keynes as heroes worthy of appearing on an economics Mount Rushmore. But a hero of mine once lived in Holland, Michigan and …

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 …