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 updating your information, making plans to connect at a Hope event, referring a student and exploring ways you can get involved.

Recent Blog Posts

  1. Unique Reunion Celebrates Hope Professor and the Sciences

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    A unique reunion on Hope’s campus highlighted faculty-student rapport that time and distance could...

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  2. Hope Experts Guide Alumni and Friends Through Tanzania

    Posted by Lynne Powe

    By Lynne Powe ’86 The jubilant “whoop” on the plains of the Serengeti isn’t the call of ...

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  3. Milt Nieuwsma ’63 Brings History to Life

    Posted by Grace Glagola

    For this blog post, Hope student Grace Glagola ’20 interviewed Hope alumnus Milton Nieuwsma ’63,...

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  4. Engage with Hope

    Posted by Chanda Slenk

    Keeping up with Spencer Westley is a challenge. He wants to make the most of every opportunity Hope ...

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  5. Inspired by Hope

    Posted by Chanda Slenk

    Meet Diana Gonzalez. After visiting Hope, she knew it was where she wanted to be. It seemed like the...

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  6. Anysie Ishimwe Brings Hope to Global Health

    Posted by Chanda Slenk

    Anysie Ishimwe ’16 has received a prestigious fellowship with Global Health Corps. She will be...

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Hope by the Numbers

  • 3,540Alumni in the Career Resource Network

    There are around 3,540 alumni are in the Career Resource Network, an online program that provides alumni and students a way to network.

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  • 60+Events for Alumni and Families

    There are tons of events for alumni and families hosted by the Alumni Engagement team during the 2014-15 academic year

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  • 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.

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  • 39%Networking Connections

    39% of f the class of 2014 said networking connections helped them secure employment

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Alumni News

  1. Former Trustee Chair Max De Pree Dies

    Max De Pree of Holland, who served on the Hope College Board of Trustees for 12 years and chaired it for eight, died on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. He was 92.

    Former Trustee Chair Max De Pree Dies
  2. Recent Hope Graduate Anna Dowd Wins Teaching Fellowship

    Anna Dowd of Elk Grove, Illinois, who graduated from Hope College in May, has been named one of only 16 Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellows for 2017.

    Recent Hope Graduate Anna Dowd Wins Teaching Fellowship
  3. Hope-Holland Community Day 2017

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    A picnic at Windmill Island Gardens and home Hope College football and women’s soccer games will be among the features of the 52nd annual Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 9.

    Hope-Holland Community Day 2017
    $9 adults, $5 children 5 to 11, free for children under 5
    Windmill Island
    Hope-Holland Community Day 2017 All Day Event - Windmill Island
  4. Football Era Games '40s -'70s

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    Football alumni are invited to the Ray and Sue Smith Stadium to support the 2017 Hope College football team this season. This regular home game will honor football alumni from 1940-1979.

    Football Era Games '40s -'70s
    Ray and Sue Smith Stadium
    Football Era Games '40s -'70s 1:30 pm - Ray and Sue Smith Stadium