Karl HoeschAssistant Director for Admissions
Karl Hoesch began as an admissions representative in August 2011. His passion is sharing his Hope College experience with high school students throughout the USA and Latin America.
- B.A., Spanish and international studies with minors in French and history, Hope College, 2007
Prior to joining the admissions team, Karl taught high school Spanish in Memphis, Tennessee, through Teach for America. He has also worked as Director of Operations for Small Talk World Languages for Kids and co-taught first grade Spanish immersion in Zeeland, Michigan. He has also volunteered with Young Life throughout college and while teaching in Memphis. These experiences shaped his desire to work with high school students both internationally and in the U.S.
Why I love Hope
Karl grew up in Holland, so he has always been a Hope College fan. He cheered for Hope sports as a little kid and still loves to attend any Hope sporting event.
His love for Hope really grew when he realized how his experiences in college were opening up the world to him. The professors at Hope learned his name as a student and have since become close friends and advisers. At Hope, he was challenged to grow deeper in his faith and his love of learning. As a result of his education, he feels he can go anywhere in the world and be successful, but can always come home and fit right into the Hope family again.
Favorite Hope memory
One of his favorite college memories occurred the day before classes began second semester of his senior year. He and his housemates watched all six Rocky movies (Rocky I–V and Rocky Balboa). After finishing the last movie, they drank a glassful of raw eggs and drove through the night to Philadelphia. They ran up the steps of the art museum, took a picture and drove home, just in time for class.
Outside the college
Karl loves to run, swim and cycle, though most often he’s running after his young son, Henry. He and his wife Tracey ’03 love to travel (she conquered all 50 states and Karl is working on all seven continents). They also Geocache, listen to records (especially the Beatles), play board games and read.