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.

Recent Blog Posts

  1. Death of DAA Recipient Douglas Neckers, Formerly of Chemistry Faculty

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    Dr. Douglas Neckers ’60 of Perrysburg, Ohio, a 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient whose ...

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  2. 10 Under 10 Alumni Award Recipient | Alexandra Vroom ’19

    Posted by Elsie Craig '25

    In 2019 Alex graduated from Hope College with a degree in nursing. From August 2019 to March 2020...

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  3. 10 Under 10 Alumni Award Recipient | Allix Hutchison ’17

    Posted by Elsie Craig '25

    In 2017 Allix Hutchison graduated from Hope College with a degree in elementary education with a ...

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  4. 10 Under 10 Alumni Award Recipient | Nicholas Leonard ’12

    Posted by Elsie Craig '25

    In 2012 Nicholas Leonard graduated from Hope College with a degree in art education. Following gr...

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  5. 10 Under 10 Alumni Award Recipient | Isabel Morris ’15

    Posted by Elsie Craig '25

    In 2015 Isabel Morris graduated from Hope College with degrees in civil engineering and classics....

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  6. DiscoverWork Reflections

    Posted by Marketea Abbott ‘22

    As a freshman at Hope, I knew I was going to pursue social work because of my passion for meeting...

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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.

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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 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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  • 35%Networking Connections

    35% of the most recent graduating class said networking connections helped them secure employment

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Alumni News & Events

  1. Campus Life

    One Big Weekend Photo Gallery

    Hope College celebrated “One Big Weekend: Homecoming and Family Weekend” on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 20-22, with multiple events open to the public in addition to activities for alumni and the families of current students.