Testimonials by outstanding senior students reflecting on their experiences at Hope College will be featured during the Hope College Senior Recognition and Women of Color Celebration on Wednesday, April 17, at 5 p.m. at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center.

The students scheduled to speak are seniors: Elena Galano of Ann Arbor; Julia Fulton of Colton, New York; Deborah Kang of Northbrook, Illinois; and Maya Smith of Southfield. Also included in the evening celebration will be a senior recognition for all graduating students of color.

This event is hosted by the Hope College Center for Diversity and Inclusion in collaboration with Student Development.

Advance registration is required by Wednesday, April 11, or whenever tickets are sold out.   Tickets, which include dinner, are free for Hope students, $15 for members of the Hope faculty and staff, and $20 for the general public, and may be purchased through the college’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion.  The office, located in the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center, is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be emailed at diversity@hope.edu or called at 616-395-7867.

The Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center is located at 115 E. 12th St., at the center of the Hope campus between College and Columbia avenues along the former 12th Street.  The Haworth Inn and Conference Center is located at 225 College Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.