/ Alumni and Family Engagement


Hope alumni are educated for lives of leadership and service. They live out the mission of the college in inspiring ways. The Hope community works hard to recognize graduates who have exemplified the values set forth in Hope’s mission.

Josiah Dykstra '02, Sarah Sanderson Doyle '03, President John C. KnappThe Alumni Association proudly presents awards to deserving alumni at a variety of events each year.

Distinguished Alumni Award

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

Meritorious Service Award

The Hope College Meritorious Service Award is presented in recognition of contributions to the college through outstanding personable service and long-term involvement with the college.

Young Alumni Award

The Young Alumni Award recognizes extraordinary achievements in work, research or volunteerism made by alumni who have graduated within the past 15 years. Learn more about this year's recipients.

Hope for Humanity Award

The H-Club Hope for Humanity award is presented to those alumni athletes who have demonstrated the values of Christian commitment and service to others in their careers after Hope.