Destini Pulido ’16 Shares Hope. So can you.

150528DestiniPulido0001Destini Pulido ’16 will graduate from Hope College in May. As she walks across the stage and receives her diploma, she will be able to look back with pride at a full and meaningful Hope experience.

With no disrespect to her hometown of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, she shares that coming to Hope was one of the best decisions she has made. To Destini, Hope has become her second home.

Like many of today’s students at Hope, she keeps a full schedule. In addition to learning within the context of the liberal arts curriculum and working toward a double major in psychology and sociology, she has jumped right in to campus life and hasn’t looked back. She sees it as her job to take advantage of everything Hope has to offer.

During her first year at Hope she was on the Even Year Pull Team as a moraler. Her sophomore year provided the opportunity to not only participate in the Pull again, but join the Dorian Sorority, International Relations and Orientation. Throughout the rest of her time at Hope she has participated, often as a leader, in Ready for Life, Campus Ministries, Hip Hop Club, Intramurals and the Latino Student Organization. This fall, she continued to make the annual trip to the banks of the Black River, this time as a Pull coach.

As if these activities don’t give her the chance to walk around campus often enough, she joined the Admissions Office as a tour guide. It is inspiring to hear her share her own Hope experience with others that may be just beginning theirs.

No matter where you live, there are students nearby that you could share your own Hope experience with. Join Destini and refer a student at

With more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States alone, what makes Hope such a unique option? Well, let’s start with three words: mind, body and spirit. These are the anchors of the Hope College experience.

As you consider who in your life might benefit from attending Hope College, feel free to use these resources:

Why Hope?
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