This year 102 incoming new Hope College students have alumni generational ties. If the information is incomplete or if we have missed someone, please send an email to alumni@hope.edu.

Fifth Generation 


Bethany Dame  (Kentwood, Michigan)
Mother - Cindy Hoffman ’85 Dame
Father - Robert Dame ’83
Grandmother - Carol DeVries ’57 Hoffman
Grandfather - Vernon Hoffman ’56
Grandfather - Paul Dame ’44
Great-Grandfather - Justin Hoffman 1922
Great-Great-Great-Grandfather – Adriaan Zwemer 1857 

Michael Hoffman  (Holland, Michigan)
Mother - Jennifer Schakel ’89 Hoffman
Father - Timothy Hoffman ’86
Grandmother - Mary Oosting ’59 Hoffman
Grandfather - William Hoffman ’59
Great-Grandmother - Julia VanOss ’30 Oosting
Great-Grandfather - Melvin Oosting ’31
Great-Great-Grandmother - Janet Jennetje 1899 Van Den Beldt

Will VanWieren  (Holland, Michigan)
Mother – Carolyn Rink ’88 VanWieren
Father - Chris VanWieren ’87
Grandmother - Joyce Vanderborgh ’55 Rink
Grandfather - Willard Rink ’55
Grandmother - Joan Van Wieren 67 
Grandfather - Clare VanWieren ’66
Great-Grandmother - Dorothy Schermer 1923 Rink
Great-Grandmother - Wilma VanWieren ’35
Great-Great-Grandfather - William Rottschafer 1905 

John VerMeulen  (Ada, Michigan)
Father - Dirk VerMeulen Jr. ’91
Grandmother - Carol Lamberts ’67 VerMeulen
Grandfather - John VerMeulen Sr. ’65
Great-Grandfather - Victor Ver Meulen ’30
Great-Great-Grandfather - John VerMeulen 1894

 

Third Generation 

Zoe Blough  (Mendon, Michigan)
Mother - Sharon Lutz ’91 Blough
Father - Ken Blough ’90
Grandmother - Janet Hollander ’63 Blough
Grandfather - Michael Blough ’61 

Steve Boerigter  (Saint Paul, Minnesota)
Mother - Christina Eisenmann ’88 Boerigter
Father - Dan Boerigter ’88
Grandfather - George Boerigter ’61 

Claire Bouwens  (West Olive, Michigan)
Father - John Bouwens ’78
Grandfather - Glenn Bouwens, Jr. ’50

Emma Cech  (Zeeland, Michigan)
Mother - Melissa Bakhuyzen ’95 Bouws
Stepfather - John Russel Bouws ’95
Great-Grandmother - Julia Klinge ’38 Bouws 

Emily Dykhouse  (Holland, Michigan)
Grandfather - Douglas Walvoord ’64
Great-Grandfather - Derwin Walvoord ’36 

Whitney Engelsman  (Grand Haven, Michigan)
Father - Thomas Engelsman ’94
Grandfather - Robert Engelsman ’66 

Maddy Eppard  (Holland, Michigan)
Mother - Jane Nordstrom ’88 Eppard
Grandmother - Eileen Nordstrom ’56

Sarah Grimes  (Plainwell, Michigan)
Mother - Julie Norman ’93 Grimes
Father - Arthur Grimes Jr. ’91
Grandmother - Marilyn DeWitt ’63 Norman

Taylor Hofman  (Holland, Michigan)
Mother - Richelle Kortering ’90
Father - Jon Hofman ’89
Grandmother - Helen Hofman ’58
Grandfather - Sam Hofman ’55 

Timmy Kleyla  (Grand Haven, Michigan)
Father - Timothy Kleyla ’88
Grandmother - Loie Heidema ’62 Kleyla
Grandfather - Vincent Kleyla ’61

Katherine Merrill  (Zeeland, Michigan)
Mother - Mary Lokers ’85 Merrill
Grandfather - Vern Lokers ’48

Grace Newhouse  (Holland, Michigan)
Father - Blaine Newhouse ’86
Grandmother - Shirley Hungerink ’55 Piersma
Grandfather - Donald "Zeke" Piersma ’53 

Audrey Redeker  (Holland, Michigan)
Mother - Joreen Domkowski ’85 Redeker
Father - Joel Redeker ’84
Grandmother - Elsie Vande Zande ’57 Redeker
Grandfather - Jerrald Redeker ’56 

Luke Ruiter  (Holland, Michigan)
Mother - Jennifer Steeby ’91 Ruiter
Father - John Ruiter ’91
Grandmother - Jane Ruiter ’94 

Thomas Sinclair  (Holland, Michigan)
Mother - Diane Peddie ’92 Sinclair
Grandmother – Gayle Rypstra ’64 Peddie
Grandfather - Thomas Peddie ’64 

Nathan Sligh  (Holland, Michigan)
Mother - Dorothy Smith ’85 Sligh
Father - Thomas Sligh ’83
Grandmother - Dolores Schaefer ’71 Smith
Grandmother - Marilyn Barkel ’52 Sligh
Grandfather - Charles Sligh ’51 

Caleb Van Appledorn  (Holland, Michigan)
Mother - Cheryl Becker ’92 Van Appledorn
Father - Kurt Van Appledorn ’90

Hogan Wierda  (Grandville, Michigan)
Mother - Rebecca Bowen ’90 Wierda
Father - Scott Wierda ’86
Great-Grandmother - Lois Dressel ’30 Bosman
Great-Grandfather - Nelson Bosman ’31  

Second Generation
 

Grace Achatz  (Cedar Springs, Michigan)
Father - T.J. Achatz ’98 

Katie Anderson  (Grand Ledge, Michigan)
Mother - Mary Gager ’90 Drew 

Emily Artigue  (Phoenix, Arizona)
Grandmother - Winifred Rameau ’43 Fylstra
Grandfather - Daniel Fylstra ’43 

Brant Assink  (Holland, Michigan)
Mother – Kristen Hoving ’96 Assink
Father - Kirk Assink ’95 

Lucas Barber  (Lake Orion, Michigan)
Mother - Joelle Nelson ’90 Barber 

Chloe Bartz  (Niles, Michigan)
Father - Kevin Bartz ’89 

Claire Benedict  (Ada, Michigan)
Father - Robert Benedict  ’87 

Josh Bergsma  (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Mother - Pam Bush ’93 Bergsma 

Abby Bilisko  (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Mother - Cindy Moored ’91 Bilisko 

Jo Boelema  (Hudsonville, Michigan)
Mother - Kimberly Fisk ’91 Boelema 

Anders Bogard  (Mattawan, Michigan)
Mother - Melissa Modderman ’94 Wielinga
Father - Jeremy Bogard ’98 

Colin Bradley  (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Mother - Martie Sharp ’90 Bradley 

Christian Breuker  (Wyoming, Michigan)
Mother - Jennifer Herron ’94 Breuker

Maddy Brown  (Hendersonville, Tennessee)
Mother - Sharon Roebuck ’92
Father - Durk Brown ’90 

Payton Carson (Goshen, Indiana)
Father – Troy Carson ’89 

Adam Chamness  (Holland, Michigan)
Mother - Heidi Slack ’91 Chamness
Father - Paul Chamness ’90 

Cameron Coates  (Stevensville, Michigan)
Mother - Stephanie Lignell ’89 Coates
Father - Eric Coates ’88 

AJ Coe  (Hudsonville, Michigan)
Father - Jonathon Coe ’89 

Aaron Cole  (Grandville, Michigan)
Mother - Suzanne Chesser ’92 Cole
Father - Stephen Cole ’92 

Kelsey Corey  (Byron Center, Michigan)
Father - Donald Corey ’88 

Kelsey Crocker  (Dowagiac, Michigan)
Father - Andy Crocker ’96 

Alex Cross  (Saint Albans, Missouri)
Father - Randy Cross ’92 

Jace De Witt  (Zeeland, Michigan)
Mother - Melissa Moroz ’94 DeWitt
Father - Steve DeWitt ’94 

Ryan DeWitt  (Holland, Michigan)
Mother - Kristen Kingma ’92 DeWitt
Father - Kelly DeWitt ’91 

Madison Dunn  (Byron Center, Michigan)
Mother - Melissa Whitcomb ’92 Dunn

Emma Duthmers (Holland, Michigan)
Grandmother – Evonne Taylor ’66 Ritsema
Grandfather – Daniel Ritsema ‘61

Maddie Edgerly  (Bay Village, Ohio)
Mother - Heather Zoutendam ’95 Edgerly 

Zach Elmore  (Cadillac, Michigan)
Mother - Alicia Mendenhall ’94 Elmore
Father - Jason Elmore ’93 

Nate Fournier  (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Mother - Pamela Maier ’82 Fournier 

Emma Gearhart  (Rockford, Michigan)
Mother - Jill Sarver ’97 Gearhart 

Mark Gergely  (Mattawan, Michigan)
Mother - Heidi Kuhman ’91 Gergely
Father - Michael Gergely ’91 

Pelle Gierlach  (Barrington, Illinois)
Mother - Doris Niehof  ’88 Gierlach
Father - Edward Gierlach ’86 

Maggie Gillich  (Byron Center, Michigan)
Mother - Julie Forhan ’91 Gillich

Kyria Gowman  (Livonia, Michigan)
Mother - Kristen DeWitt ’89 Gowman 

Keaton Grieve  (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Mother - Brecken Groendyke ’94 Grieve
Father - David Grieve ’93 

Cole Harger  (Muskegon, Michigan)
Father - Cary Harger ’94 

Blake Harlow  (Holland, Michigan)
Mother - Heidi Woehl ’87 Harlow
Father - Jeff Harlow ’85 

Tucker Hathaway  (Big Rapids, Michigan)
Mother - Amy Hathaway ’87 

Katie Johnson  (Ada, Michigan)
Father - Phil Johnson ’81 

Hayla Johnson  (Memphis, Tennessee)
Mother - Linda Haggart ’88 Johnson 

Aidan Jones  (West Olive, Michigan)
Father - Phillip Jones ’91 

Lydia Kalman  (Grandville, Michigan)
Mother - Katrina Oxender ’93 Kalman 

Eli Kane  (Holland, Michigan)
Mother - Jeanne Wesseling ’91 Kane 

Vivian Kennedy  (Hudsonville, Michigan)
Mother - Kristin Vissser ’93 Kennedy 

Collin Kline  (Hudsonville, Michigan)
Mother - Ann Bont ’91 Kline 

Nathan Koorndyk  (Springboro, Ohio)
Father - Douglas Koorndyk ’91 

Cameron Kress  (Ada, Michigan)
Mother - Carrie Clingan ’95 Kress
Father - Robert Kress ’95 

Frankie Kronewetter  (Lewis Center, Ohio)
Father - Brendon Kronewetter ’91 

Nic Kubert  (Rochester Hills, Michigan)
Father - Michael Kubert ’88 

Hope Miller  (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Mother - Beth Waalkes ’88 Miller 

Blythe Miller  (Ridgewood, New Jersey)
Mother - Danielle Anderson ’97 Miller
Father - Robert Miller ’95 

Meg Morehouse  (Zeeland, Michigan)
Mother - Liz Hain ’93 Morehouse
Father - Brian Morehouse ’91 

Macie Muntter  (Jenison, Michigan)
Mother - Laurie Sovereign ’94 Muntter
Father - Kevin Muntter ’94 

Isabella Musherure  (Cottage Grove, Minnesota)
Father - Paul Musherure ’93 

Leia Nakajima  (Holland, Michigan)
Mother - Emma Yasuhara-Gleba ’95 

Trevor Palmatier  (Zeeland, Michigan)
Step-grandfather - Demmen DeYoung ’70 

Elly Purnell (Zeeland, Michigan)
Mother – Rebecca Buning ’88 Purnell
Father - David Purnell ’91 

Robin Ragains  (Lake Leelanau, Michigan)
Step Mother - Sarah Morrow ’92  Ragains
Father - Jeff Ragains ’90 

Torey Reichert-Slater  (Holton, Michigan)
Mother - Karey Reichert-Slater ’96
Father - Aaron Slater ’94 

Jessie Rietsma  (Portage, Michigan)
Grandfather - Gary Rietsma ’65 

Reed Rosado  (Holland, Michigan)
Mother - Laura Stover ’90 Rosado 

Caroline Ryzenga  (Holland, Michigan)
Father - Robert Ryzenga ’92 

Colin Salamone  (Caledonia, Michigan)
Mother - Melanie Cook ’92 Salamone 

Eric Salisbury  (Zeeland, Michigan)
Mother - Kim Bundy ’92 Salisbury 

Timothy Schloff  (Holland, Michigan)
Mother - Brenda Laninga ’89 Schloff
Father - John Schloff ’89 

Katie Selenko  (Tecumseh, Michigan)
Mother - Rebecca Damson '89 Selenko 

Tyler Stafford  (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Mother - Susan Workman ’85 Stafford

Cam Stahl  (Bellflower, California)
Great-Grandmother - Anne Heyboer ’30 Huizenga 

Hailey Stegenga  (Overland Park, Kansas)
Father - Matthew Stegenga ’86 

Olivia Stiverson  (Allen, Michigan)
Mother - Megan Masta ’99 Stiverson 

Jackson Strabel  (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Father - Brian Strabel ’93

Tyler Swanson  (Holland, Michigan)
Mother - Debra Harvey ’83 Swanson 

Davis Van Skiver  (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Mother – Mary Postmus ’91 Van Skiver 

Case VanderZee  (Holland, Michigan)
Grandfather - Robert Mannes ’63 

Megan Vanhorn  (Walker, Michigan)
Grandmother - Shirley DeYoung ’70 Robbins 

TJ VanKoevering  (Zeeland, Michigan)
Mother - Michelle Kuyers ’96 Van Koevering 

Aaron Walker  (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Mother - Heather Housenga ’90 Walker 

Anika Wehrmeyer  (Holland, Michigan)
Mother - Anna Pomp ’95 Wehrmeyer 

Gretel Weller  (Zeeland, Michigan)
Father - Chris Weller ’91 

Lloyd Wilmer  (Columbus, Ohio)
Mother - Jenny Sharp ’87 

Aliyeh Wyatt  (Farwell, Michigan)
Mother - Cheryl Torsky ’86 Wyatt 

Tyler Zoerhoff  (Holland, Michigan)
Mother - Suanne Bergsma ’89 Zoerhoff
Father - Jarvis Zoerhoff  ’91