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. The Hope Set Before Us

    Posted by Gregory Olgers

    Greg Olgers ’87 is editor of News from Hope College and director of news media services at Hope. H...

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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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. Multiple Members of Hope Community Have Work in ArtPrize Nine

    Two members of the Hope campus community and several alumni have entries in ArtPrize Nine, which is running in multiple venues in Grand Rapids from Wednesday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 8.

    Multiple Members of Hope Community Have Work in ArtPrize Nine
  2. 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
  3. The Pull - 120th Celebration Luncheon

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    Alumni and their families are invited to a luncheon to remember your experience on the rope and to honor the pullers and moralers of the past before the 3:00 start of the 120th Pull.

    The Pull - 120th Celebration Luncheon
    Haworth Inn and Conference Center
    The Pull - 120th Celebration Luncheon 12:00 pm - Haworth Inn and Conference Center, Ballroom
  4. The 120th Pull

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    The Hope College Pull tug-of-war, a 120-year tradition, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. on the banks of the Black River (near U.S. 31 and M-21).

    The 120th Pull
    Black River
    The 120th Pull 3:00 pm - Black River