Megan Marthens started working in the Hope College Admissions Office since July 2016. Her main responsibilities include managing a territory, traveling to meet students at their high schools and college fairs, meeting with families when they visit campus, and active outreach with prospective students.


  • B.A., French and education, Hope College, 1997
  • M. Ed., De Paul University, human services and counseling, 2003

Professional Experience

Before coming to Hope, Megan was an educator for 17 years. She started her career in Wilmette, Illinois, where she taught for 12 years. She also taught for three years in the Forest Hills School District and two years with the PATH program at Hope College. Her focus in teaching was 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 also loves meeting new people, has never met a pizza she didn't like (Lou Malnati's is her all-time favorite) and loves da Chicago Bears!

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