Nicole Dunteman

Residential Life Special Operations Coordinator
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Since summer 2016, Nicole Dunteman has been the residential life coordinator (RLC) of Dykstra Hall, where she oversees daily community life through connecting with residents, holding judicial meetings, planning and attending programs, serving in an on-call rotation and supervising a team of 14 resident assistants. In addition to overseeing Dykstra Hall, Nicole supervises the resident directors of Gilmore Hall, Phelps Hall and Van Vleck Hall. She also co-teaches a First Year Seminar course with a fellow RLC.


  • M.Ed., college student affairs leadership, Grand Valley State University, 2016
  • B.A., elementary education, Calvin College, 2014

Professional Experience

Nicole served for two years as the graduate assistant for leadership development and civic engagement in the Office of Student Life at Grand Valley State University. Her favorite experience there was leading and facilitating the First Year Leadership Experience for cohorts of incoming students. In addition, she interned at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Aquinas College and at the Center for Campus Involvement and Leadership at Calvin College.

Why Do You Love Hope? 

Nicole loves Hope because of its students. She loves seeing their passion for learning and justice and their dedication to growth. Nicole also appreciates the connected community of staff, faculty and administrators. She’s a big fan of watching her residents thrive in Hope traditions like Nykerk and the Pull and cheering on Hope in the Hope/Calvin rivalry.

Outside the College

In her free time, Nicole enjoys spending time outside (hiking, water sporting, biking, snowboarding and watching sunsets), traveling, eating ice cream, snuggling with her golden retriever named Bentley, and hanging out with friends and family.