No Place Like Hope

Hey everyone! 

It’s been awhile since I have written. So much has been going on lately. Life is going great, and I think I love Hope more and more each day. The community here is truly unlike anything I could have ever imagined. I feel so incredibly blessed with my friends. Last night we watched American Idol at Bob’s apartment. It was so much fun! He had snacks and drinks out for us. He was so excited to watch it with us and host a party. He had never seen American Idol before, but we quickly introduced him.  

Today my roommate and I walked to JP’s coffee shop together and read the book, “Pursuit of Holiness” together. We go over a chapter together weekly. I seriously love having such great conversations with her. 

I feel like my friendships have grown so much more this year. I love living among so many great people. It is truly an encouragement to be surrounded by such a strong, loving, and caring community. 

One of my favorite parts about college is that you do life with people. We study, eat, live, play, stress, and learn together. I was always told college is the best time of your life. I am especially feeling that this year! I am learning how to balance my social life along with my studies.  I feel like Hope is the perfect place for learning to live a well-balanced life. Hope is definitely not a party school, but offers several opportunities for fun. Hope also values academics and prepares students for future schooling.

The mission of Hope College is to educate students for lives of leadership and service in a global society through academic and co-curricular programs of recognized excellence in the liberal arts and in the context of the historic Christian faith.

Hope College truly is an amazing place to grow in several aspects of life.  In the words of my friend Kimberly, “I cannot imagine being anywhere else; there is no place like Hope.”

Well, this is all I have for now. I have a busy weekend ahead of me and hope to write about it soon. There is much to look forward to this weekend, and I am so excited!

 American Idol Party with Bob

And this is what Kimberly and I do when we study…

Published by Colleen Quick

My name is Colleen and I'm from Springfield, IL and am a Senior this year! I am studying International Business and Spanish. I have been involved with a variety of groups and activities on campus such as: Business Club, Student Alumni Leadership Council, Volunteer Services Committee, Student Congress, Mortar Board, Intramurals, HEI, Dance Marathon, and other activities. I love Hope College and the people here! So blessed to be living in Holland and attending Hope :]

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