Julie OrneeSurvey and Research Manager
Julie Ornee ’06 is the survey and research manager at Frost Center. She leads community-based research projects completed by Frost Center and manages tools that support Hope College and community research. In this work Julie works with college and community partners to achieve meaningful results that help inform decisions and future planning. She also supports Hope College faculty, staff and students who are completing research.
Julie has been with the Frost Center since 2013. Upon graduation from Hope, she joined the Peace Corps and served two years in Macedonia as a youth community development volunteer. Prior to working at the Frost Center, she worked as the community impact manager at the United Way of McLean County in Bloomington, Illinois. There her primary responsibilities included program evaluation, needs assessments and community research.
- M.A., sociology and community and economic development, Illinois State University, 2012
- B.A., psychology and sociology, Hope College, 2006
- American Sociological Society Distinguished Graduate Student Award, 2012
- Integrating Asset Building in to Existing Services and Programs, Illinois Asset Building
Group Annual Conference, November 2012
- “Great Expectations: Exploring the Experiences of Mothers of Children with Special Needs” Illinois State University Graduate Research Symposium, 2012
Why I Love Hope
Julie’s love for Hope College started as a student when she appreciated the caring faculty members, supportive learning environment and thoughtful courses. As a staff member, she enjoys working with various community members as well as Hope students, staff and faculty. She is grateful for opportunities to continually learn at Hope, whether through a new research project for a community organization or by attending a presentation on campus.
Outside the College
Julie loves being active and getting outside. When she isn’t in Anderson Werkman, you may find her teaching yoga for various campus activities, gardening or running after her three young children.