Sherie Veramay has joined the Hope College staff as a regional advancement director.
Her duties include responsibility for Hope's fund-
raising efforts in geographical areas that include Grand
Haven, Muskegon, Lansing and the Middle Atlantic states. She
will make contacts with alumni, parents, friends of the
college, foundations and churches for annual and capital
support, as well as work with volunteers for events on- and
off-campus. She started at the college on Monday, Oct. 5.
Veramay was previously a member of the staff of
Albion College, serving most recently as executive assistant
to the president and secretary to the Board of Trustees.
She had been at Albion since 1995, and had also served as
director of career development and acting dean of students.
Her community activities in Albion included
serving as a Sunday school teacher with Salem United Church
of Christ, as a mentor with the HOSTS (Help One Student to
Succeed) program, and on the boards of the Albion Performing
Arts and Lecture Series (APALS) and the Greater Albion/Homer
United Way. She was a member of the Albion Rotary Club.
Veramay was director of career and student
services at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing from
1988 to 1995. She was the off-campus housing advisor and
mediation coordinator at the University of Michigan in Ann
Arbor from 1985 to 1988, and was freshman advisor at Miami
University in Oxford, Ohio, from 1984 to 1985.
She graduated from Hope in 1979, and subsequently
served the college for two years as a head resident and
housing assistant. She was a graduate assistant at the
University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa while pursuing a master
of arts in counselor education and student personnel, which
she completed in 1983.