Student Bloggers

Abigail Pineda
Class of 2022
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Major(s): Business

Latest: A Healthier Me At Hope
Andie Alsgaard
Class of 2021
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Holland, MI

Latest: Preparing for Exams...What is it Like?
Brooke Truszkowski
Class of 2021
Hometown: Traverse City, MI
Majors: Business and Communications

Chandler Alberda
Class of 2020
Hometown: Austin, TX
Major(s): Communication

Latest: Hope You Go Greek!
Kathryn Shantz
Class of 2022
Hometown: Rockford, IL
Majors: Studio Art and Communication

Latest: Five Signs That You Miss Your Pet
Matthew Gross
Class of 2022
Hometown: Midland, MI
Majors: Biology (coming soon!)

Latest: How I knew Hope Was The Right Fit
Paige Nielsen
Class of 2022
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Major: English and Psychology

Parker Billings
Class of 2021
Hometown: Shawnee, KS
Major: Business; Concentration in Human Resources

Rachael Cerovich
Class of 2021
Hometown: Edwards, Colorado
Major: English

Latest: An Anchored Life

Recent Posts

Countdown to Hope

* Note: This post is updated annually in January for newly admitted students. It’s a new year! And a new chapter for you as well. You’ll be starting college life in just a few months. These are exciting times — but let’s be honest, these can be stressful times, too. We want to take the worry […]

Five Signs That You Miss Your Pet

No need to be in denial, missing your pets while at college is a real thing! Here’s the key signs that you’re missing the furriest part of your family and how to deal with pet withdrawals. 1. Every time you see a dog or cat around campus you can’t stop staring. I’ll admit I’ve been […]

Preparing for Exams…What is it Like?

By: Andie Alsgaard Everyone approaches Exam Week a little differently in college. It depends on where you like to study, how you like to study and what you’re doing for your final grade. As a STEM major, specifically an engineer, I rarely write papers. Instead, I’m studying for final exams. Exam Week is a unique […]

How I knew Hope Was The Right Fit

I remember very vividly getting asked multiple times about which school I was going to choose and attend. In fact, I recall that question coming at me in about eight different forms for at least a year. It is a stressful time of life, and deciding on a college is probably the biggest decision a […]

Finding My People at Hope

Finding your “people” in college was one of the most intimidating things about college. It was a fresh start for me, a fresh start for everyone. I had a lot of questions, things like:  Will I find people who like me and have similar interests? Will I grow in my faith through my friends? Will […]