Immersed in Hope: Nashville, Tennessee 

Hope College Spring Break Immersion Trips change students’ perspectives. This year’s trip to Nashville changed mine. Hope College Campus Ministries offers these opportunities for students to travel domestically and internationally. The goal of the short-term service-learning experience is to fully immerse students in an environment, focusing on living out our Christian faith of loving God …

Growing in Generosity

Generosity and giving are anything but boring for Hope Forward students. Some hyperextended elbows, performed 32 fouettés (famous Swan Lake ballet move), did cartwheels, solved a Rubix cube puzzle while on a balance board, impersonated zombie sounds from Minecraft and shared many other unique talents all in the name of generosity. Hope Forward program juniors …

Inspired by “Tuesdays with Morrie”

Whenever I think about Hope Forward, I am reminded of Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom.The popular book was turned into a play. In the fall of my freshman year at Hope, I was given the opportunity to see it in the theater as a part of the Hope Forward program, and man did I …

Hope Parents’ Gift will Change Lives

Nancy Estabrook walked away from a gathering in Carmel, Ind., where President Matthew Scogin talked about Hope Forward, inspired that she could be a part of changing students’ lives. She and her husband, Neil, decided soon after the meeting for friends, parents and alumni of Hope College that they wanted to give to support Hope …

The Powerful Habit of Lifelong Generosity

Imagine what could happen if you committed to taking 20 minutes out of your busy life three times a week to quiet your mind and reflect on how you could be generous and give to others. This is the challenge that alumnus Joe Johnson ’98, partner with DeLong & Brower Financial Services, issued to Hope …

Seed of Faith, Trials of Hope, Blossoming Fruits

“This is torture!” was my immediate thought each time a gust of wind blew against me, chilling me to the bone. Despite wearing a scarf and winter gloves, the tip of my nose would turn a brilliant pinkish red, and my fingertips would gradually grow numb. The only “warm” parts of my body were my …

Encouraged to Give

When Hope adjunct professor Susanna Lankheet read in this Hope Forward Blog about retired Professor Bill Moreau and how he can’t seem to retire from giving – she launched into a special kind of Hope Forward giving all her own. The two go way back to high school when Bill Moreau was her English teacher. …

A Contagious Gift

To celebrate the most generous day of the year, our students want to share with you what they would want to say to the people who have made their Hope College education possible. We currently have 80 students on our campus receiving the gift of a fully funded education because of generous people like you …

Unable to Retire from Giving | Bill Moreau ’76

Retired faculty, Bill Moreau ’76, is working to give back to the student body of Hope College. Bill didn’t know what he wanted to do after college but was always sure about one thing: helping people. He taught at Hamilton High School at the same time he was teaching at Hope. Simultaneously teaching secondary and …

Hope Forward | Growth and Gratitude

My name is Spencer Turbin and I am a current senior at Hope studying economics, global security and German. I am originally from Livonia, Michigan, and now live in Traverse City, Michigan. I started my freshman year at Hope in 2020 in the heat of the pandemic and will graduate May 2024. I have experienced …