Megan MarthensAssistant Director of Admissions
Megan Marthens started working at Hope in July 2016. Her recruitment responsibilities include working with students in Michigan and Illinois, traveling to meet students at their high schools and college fairs, meeting with families when they visit campus and active outreach with prospective students.
- M.Ed., human services and counseling, De Paul University
- B.A., French and education, Hope College, 1997
Megan has been an educator for 17 years. She started her career in Wilmette, Illinois, where she taught for 12 years. She also taught for 3 years in the Forest Hills School District and the last two years with the PATH program at Hope College. Her focus in teaching has been primarily in language arts/gifted education.
Awards and recognition
- Presenter at National Association of Gifted Children
- Professional development leader
Why I love Hope
Megan loves Hope for the community of friends and family it brings together during the college years and beyond. Her parents, aunts, uncles and cousins all attended Hope and had amazing life experiences as students here. She also appreciates the care and guidance professors provide to current students and alumni. Being part of the Hope community is a special bond for life.
Outside the college
Megan enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, volunteering at Black River School and Hope Church, reading and listening to music of all kinds. She loves meeting new people, has never met a pizza she didn't like (Lou Malnati’s is her all-time favorite), and loves the Chicago Bears!