Company founded by Hope Alumnus among the 2017 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch”

Collective Idea, a Holland software development company founded by 2004 Hope graduate Daniel Morrison, was named one of the 2017 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. Collective Idea develops custom software solutions for its clients, with a goal of solving real problems for real people. Learn more about Collective Idea at, and read the Holland Sentinel’s coverage of the award at

Computer Science Alumnus receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

Congratulations to Dr. Jim Boerkoel (’05) who was recently awarded an NSF CAREER award for his work in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Jim earned his PhD from the University of Michigan in is an assistant professor of Computer Science at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California

Alumna Nicki Baumann’s teaching at Saugatuck High School featured in Holland Sentinel article

A good article on Nicki Baumann’s creativity in teaching robotics at Saugatuck High School appeared in the April 30 online Holland Sentinel.  Great to see Nicki exposing high school students to the joy of computer science and robotics! You can find the article online at