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. 10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Hillary Delhagen ’09

    Posted by Molly Hidalgo - Class of 2022

    As a freshman with an undeclared major, Hillary Delhagen ’09, questioned if Hope College was right...

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  2. 10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Matt Rutter ’12

    Posted by Molly Hidalgo - Class of 2022

    Matt Rutter ’12 was transformed by Hope College during his 4 years here. Graduating with a Bachelo...

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  3. 10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Kristin Dittenhafer-Reed ’09

    Posted by Molly Hidalgo - Class of 2022

    Seven years after her graduation, Kristin Dittenhafer-Reed ’09 returned to Hope College as a full ...

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  4. 10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Diego Romero ’09

    Posted by Molly Hidalgo - Class of 2022

    When Diego Romero ’09 first stepped on to Hope College’s campus he was a freshman in high school...

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  5. 10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Andreana Rosnik ’13

    Posted by Molly Hidalgo - Class of 2022

    What does a liberal arts education look like after graduation? For Andreana Rosnik ’13, it looks l...

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  6. 10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Rachel Bakken ’09 Romero

    Posted by Molly Hidalgo - Class of 2022

    When Rachel Bakken ’09 Romero graduated from Hope College with a Bachelor of Science in Engineerin...

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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 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. Academics

    Address to Consider Three Paradoxes about Shakespeare’s Writing

    Three paradoxes about William Shakespeare’s writing will be the focus of an address at Hope College by internationally respected Shakespeare scholar Dr. John Cox, who is a retired member of the college’s English faculty, on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the Fried/Hemenway Auditorium of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication.

  2. giving

    10 Under 10 Award Recipient | Hillary Delhagen ’09

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    As a freshman with an undeclared major, Hillary Delhagen ’09, questioned if Hope College was right for her. Hundreds of miles away from her home in upstate New York, Delhagen was struggling to find her place at Hope College and was thinking about transferring. However, after pushing through the hard adjustment of freshman year and […]

  3. campus-life

    Seven Generations of Hope

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    Jim and Barbara Neevel shared their love for Hope, the reasons why they give and their generational connections to the college in a recent visit. Here’s their story: After twenty years in ministry, the congregation of New Hackensack Reformed Church in Wappingers Falls, New York wanted to find a way to honor Jim Neevel’s service. […]