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: Mechanical Engineering: Can I Actually Graduate in 4 Years?
Brooke Truszkowski
Class of 2021
Hometown: Traverse City, MI
Majors: Business and Communications

Latest: Why I Would Choose Hope Over and Over Again
Carmen Rodriguez Lobo
Class of 2022
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Latest: Finding a balance - how to keep everything together and meet deadlines?
Chandler Alberda
Class of 2020
Hometown: Austin, TX
Major(s): Communication

Latest: Hope You Go Greek!
Ethan Getchell
Class of 2023
Hometown: Portland, MI
Major: Business, Communications

Latest: A Thank You Letter
Jason Gomory

Latest: Favorite Thing To Do In Holland, MI | Message from Mattie ’20
Katie Shantz
Class of 2022, Studio Art Major, Opus Social Media Manager
Latest: Five Signs That You Miss Your Pet
Kristin Diekevers

Latest: Let’s Zoom: College Searching in the time of Coronavirus
Matthew Gross
Class of 2022
Hometown: Midland, MI
Majors: Biology (coming soon!)

Latest: Community Volunteerism
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

Let’s Zoom: College Searching in the time of Coronavirus

As I sit in my home office (aka a desk set up in my living room), conversing electronically with students, parents, counselors, and colleagues, there is no doubt in my mind that Coronavirus has changed the landscape of college searching dramatically. I don’t need to tell you twice because each of you has felt this […]

Favorite Thing To Do In Holland, MI | Message from Mattie ’20

Hope College is located in one of the best towns along the lakeshore… Holland, MI! There are tons of things to do in this awesome town, including the beach, Downtown Holland, Window on the Waterfront, Kollen Park, movie theaters and more. Downtown Holland, a.k.a. “Eighth Street”, is home to tons of incredible stores, restaurants, coffee […]

Community Volunteerism

Growing up, I was involved in many activities in my community, one of which included my church’s youth group. Throughout the year, we helped the community by participating in tasks such as bell ringing around the holidays to help people in need, and in return, the community supported us for our annual mission trips. From […]

Studying Abroad! | Message from Mattie ’20

Students at Hope College are highly encouraged to study off-campus at some point throughout their four-year experience. With more than 300 programs in over 60 different countries, there is a program for you! Many students will study abroad for an entire semester, or there is the option to travel off-campus for a May, June or […]

Moving Away from Home | Message from Mattie ’20

With just over three thousand students on Hope College’s campus, there are many who come from across the country and around the world. Each year, about one-third of the student body travels from outside Michigan to attend school at Hope College. There are quite a few students that come from different countries too – over […]