Contact Parent Relations

The mission of the Parent Program is to connect parents and the college by facilitating communication, developing and nurturing meaningful relationships, sponsoring engaging programs and services, and promoting the development of the college and its students by encouraging support of the Hope Fund and other financial projects.

Contact the Office


Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
PO Box 9000 
Holland, MI 49422-9000 
Phone: 616.395.7250 
Fax: 616.395.7899 
Email: parents@hope.edu

 

Office Staff


Scott Travis '06 

Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
travis@hope.edu

Scott, a 2006 Hope graduate, previously worked as Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations.  Prior to serving alumni and parents at Hope, he was the Assistant Event and Ticket Manager for Hope's DeVos Fieldhouse.  He received his Masters in Business Administration from Grand Valley State University in 2011.  

As a student he worked extensively with various campus departments, including the Admissions Office, event management at the DeVos Fieldhouse, and summer camps and conferences for Conference Services. He played football at Hope, was a Resident Assistant, and graduated as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. 

His off campus experience includes a semester in Philadelphia as a communications intern for the Philadelphia 76ers. Prior to that, he owned and operated TEAM Youth Sports, providing sports camps for middle school youth.
 

Beth Timmer '00 Szczerowski 
Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
szczerowski@hope.edu

A 2000 Hope graduate, Szczerowski brings extensive experience in event planning, marketing and community relations to her work at the college. Most recently, she served as the Grand Rapids Children's Museum's marketing and membership manager. She had previously been with Goodwill Industries in Grandville, first as a development associate and then as marketing and development supervisor.

A native of Zeeland, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication with a minor in business from Hope. Her activities as a student included the Sigma Sigma sorority, the Nykerk Cup competition and the student-organized Dance Marathon fund-raiser held on behalf of Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. She also participated in the Chicago Metropolitan Center off-campus study program.

 

Jenna Teater
Events Coordinator
vanmeeteren@hope.edu

Jenna is a Holland native and a 2010 graduate from the Hospitality and Tourism Management program at Grand Valley State University. She began working for Hope College in 2011. In addition to working with the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, she plans regional events for Hope College’s A Greater Hope campaign. Jenna has also worked for the CityFlats Hotel and with the Development Office at Grand Valley. 

Jenna is very involved in the Holland community and has a love for attending Hope College basketball games. In 2008 she was able to spend a month in Italy, studying international hospitality. 

 

Sandy Tasma 
Office Manager
tasma@hope.edu

Sandy Tasma has over 35 years of experience serving Hope College students, alumni, parents, academic departments and administrative offices. She supports the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, as well as the College Advancement staff.