Pamela ValkemaOffice Manager
Pamela has worked at Hope for over 27 years, beginning as office manager in the communication and history departments before transitioning to the religion department, where she currently works. In addition, she is the assistant to the head of the Mellon Scholars program and works as a desk clerk at Hope’s Haworth Inn and Conference Center. She serves faculty members and students alike and enjoys interacting with the lovely people of Hope and Holland.
Pamela has served on various church boards and was on the board of a local non-profit organization serving the troubled youth of the Holland community.
Pamela earned her associate degree in administrative assistance from what is now Davenport University.
Why I Love Hope
Pamela appreciates Hope College's Christian foundation and the family atmosphere. She loves the conversations that go on both within and outside of the classroom that stimulate one's thinking and views. The efforts of the Hope community to respect and celebrate differences is one of her favorite parts of the college.
Outside the College
Pamela enjoys working in her garden, hiking, spending time with her four children and four grandchildren, camping and traveling. She works with a local at-risk child as a Kids Hope tutor and enjoys playing cards with her husband and a group of friends.