Hope alumni know that their relationships with the college and with each other do not end at graduation.
Alumni have proven generous with their time and advice to students and fellow graduates. Through lifelong learning and career development, relationships formed at Hope change lives both on campus and in communities everywhere. Tapping into the potential of this network is a powerful way to bring your career to life.
When you graduate with a Hope degree or complete at least 45 credits, you are officially a member of the Alumni Association. It’s free and an automatic part of your lifelong relationship with Hope. As a member, the college and alumni volunteers will work hard to keep you in touch with your inner Dutch through events, affinity connections and career resources.
You can stay connected and be an active member by activating your profile on The Hope College Connection, updating your information, making plans to connect at a Hope event, referring a student and exploring ways you can get involved.
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Hope by the Numbers
- 2,200+The Hope College Connection
There are over 2,200 mentors in The Hope College Connection, a powerful new network for alumni, families and students.Join Now
- 60+Events for Alumni and Families
There are tons of events for alumni and families hosted by the Alumni Engagement team during the yearLearn More
- 8,000+Hope College Donors
When you make a gift to Hope, you are joining more than 8,000 others who share your strong commitment and contribute to Hope’s success each year.Learn More
- 35%Networking Connections
35% of the most recent graduating class said networking connections helped them secure employmentLearn More
Alumni News & Events
Nancy Nicodemus, a professor emerita of English who after 33 years as a dedicated teacher and mentor at Hope went on to earn an additional degree of her own from the college in retirement, died on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023. She passed away peacefully two days short of her 89th birthday, after extended care at home and a brief stay in hospice care at Resthaven Care Center in Holland, Michigan.
Anne Gray, a music teacher from Chicago who helps her kids find their talents gets a sweet surprise from her adoring students with a little help from Adam Sandler and Neftlix's animated film "Leo."
Recently retired Hope College professor Nancy Kamstra has been named University Educator of the Year by SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) Michigan. She received the recognition at the same time that the statewide organization honored two of her students — seniors Clayton Dykhouse of Zeeland and Emily Dieffenbach of Grand Rapids — with Future Professional of the Year awards.