10 under 10Pictured left to right - Top Row: Hillary Delhagen ’09,  Kristin Dittenhafer-Reed ’09, Lindsey Ferguson ’09 Hanson,  Rachel Bakken ’09 Romero, Alison Garza ’10 Wicker.   Bottom Row: Adam Maley ’13, Christine Washington ’09 Michel, Diego Romero ’09, Andreana Rosnik ’13 and Matt Rutter ’12.

Hope College will honor 10 young alumni with its annual “10 Under 10 Awards” on Friday, Oct. 11, during the college’s “One Big Weekend: Homecoming and Family Weekend” celebration.

The will be honored during a reception on Friday, Oct. 11, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at CityVū Events on the fifth floor of CityFlatsHotel.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The alumni being honored are: Hillary Delhagen ’09, a correctional health services creative arts therapist; Kristin Dittenhafer-Reed ’09, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry researcher at Hope; Lindsey Ferguson ’09 Hanson, a dancer and actress; Rachel Bakken ’09 Romero, an energy engineer; Alison Garza ’10 Wicker, a humanitarian aid international consultant; Adam Maley ’13, a postdoctoral fellow and disease diagnostics researcher; Christine Washington ’09 Michel, an attorney and law office owner; Diego Romero ’09, a school principal; Andreana Rosnik ’13, a physical chemist and artist; and Matt Rutter ’12, a company founder, church planter and microenterprise training curriculum developer.

The “10 Under 10 Awards” honor emerging leaders who are making significant contributions by living out their callings; engaged in the local and global community through professional and/or volunteer involvement; and use their education to think about important issues with wisdom and clarity, communicate effectively to bridge boundaries that divide human communities and act as agents of hope living faithfully into their vocations.  Designed for alumni who are within 10 years of graduation, they are presented by the Hope College Alumni Association.

The annual awards which debuted in the fall of 2018, succeeded the Hope College Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award program that ran from 2007 through 2017.  Recipients are chosen by a committee of Alumni Board members, faculty and staff from among nominations made by members of the extended Hope community.  More information about the 10 Under 10 Awards program and a nomination form are available at hope.edu/alumni/awards.

CityFlatsHotel is located at 61 E. Seventh St., at the corner of Seventh Street and College Avenue.

More information about the events during the Oct. 11-13 “One Big Weekend: Homecoming and Family Weekend” is available at hope.edu/onebigweekend