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Distinguished Alumni Award

The Hope College Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes the accomplishments of alumni who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in their chosen profession, have made a positive impact on their community and are involved with the college.

Dr. Elton Bruins ’50
Dr. Deborah Heydenburg ’87 Fuller
Lara Plewka ’98 MacGregor
Craig Morford ’81

The Alumni Association selects recipients for this award from nominations that meet the following criteria:

  • Contributions to society through volunteerism
  • Achievements within a profession
  • Active involvement with the college
  • Have earned at least 45 credit hours at Hope College
  • Nominees for this award are eligible to be nominated for other awards
  • Current members of the Alumni Board and the Hope College Board of Trustees are not eligible for this award