This year 135 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


Emma Hakken
(West Olive, Michigan)
     Mother - Lynda Wesseldyke '95 Hakken
     Father - Daniel Hakken Jr. '97
     Grandmother - Donna Hoogerhyde '56 Hakken
     Great Grandfather - Bernard Hakken Jr. 1920
     Great-Great-Grandfather - Bernard Hakken Sr.

Emily Mann (Norton Shores, Michigan)
     Mother - Heidi Bussies '86 Mann
     Grandmother - Jocelyn Fryling '58 Bussies
     Grandfather - Donald Bussies '55
     Great-Grandfather - Justin Bussies 1925
     Great-Great-Grandmother - Jennie Janssen 1898 Fryling

Fourth Generation


Sophia Blackburn
(Holland, Michigan)
     Mother - Cathy Johnson '89 Blackburn
     Grandmother - Margo Meengs '62 Johnson
     Grandfather - Douglas Johnson '62
     Great-Grandfather - William Meengs '27

Bethany Colbrunn (Zeeland, Michigan)
     Mother - Deborah Peterson '94 Colbrunn
     Father - Shonn Colbrunn '94
     Grandmother - Barbara Klaasen '68 Peterson
     Grandfather - Morris Peterson '67
     Great-Grandfather - Clarence Klaasen 1929

Nathan Colbrunn (Zeeland, Michigan)
     Mother - Deborah Peterson '94 Colbrunn
     Father - Shonn Colbrunn '94
     Grandmother - Barbara Klaasen '68 Peterson
     Grandfather - Morris Peterson '67
     Great-Grandfather - Clarence Klaasen 1929

Kent Colbrunn (Zeeland, Michigan)
     Mother - Deborah Peterson '94 Colbrunn
     Father - Shonn Colbrunn '94
     Grandmother - Barbara Klaasen '68 Peterson
     Grandfather - Morris Peterson '67
     Great-Grandfather - Clarence Klaasen 1929

Skylar DeWitt (Hudsonville, Michigan)
     Mother - Dawn DeYoung '92 DeWitt
     Father - Mark DeWitt '87
     Grandmother - Mary Kuiper '63 DeWitt
     Grandfather - Dennis DeWitt '63
     Great-Grandmother - Alma Cook '33 Kuiper
     Great-Grandfather - Chester Kuiper '35

Emily Dieffenbach (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
     Mother - Brenda Hoffman '89 Dieffenbach
     Father - Timothy Dieffenbach '84
     Grandmother - Carol DeVries '57 Hoffman
     Grandfather - Vernon Hoffman '56
     Great-Grandfather - Justin Hoffman 1922

Henry Evenhouse (Minocqua, Wisconsin)
     Mother - Heather Bolks '88 Evenhouse
     Grandmother - Susan Pfleeger '64 Bolks
     Grandfather - Ervin Bolks '64
     Great-Grandmother - Anna Hoekje 1911 Maatman

Trent Lamb (Holland, Michigan)
     Father - Robert Lamb '80
     Grandfather - Jack Lamb '54
     Great Grandmother - Edna VanTatenhove '47 Haworth

Allison Male (Byron Center, Michigan)
     Mother - Laura Kiefer '96 Male (step)
     Grandmother - Mary Jo Brown '72 Kiefer step)
     Grandfather - Russell Kiefer '72 (step)
     Great-Great-Grandmother - Bernice Klaasen Dykema

Leah Renkema (Grandville, Michigan)
     Mother - Kathleen Gingras '95 Renkema
     Father - Kenton Renkema '93
     Grandmother - Myra Rozeboom '64 Renkema
     Grandfather - Loren Renkema '56
     Great-Grandmother - Delia Hoffman 1928 Rozeboom
     Great-Grandfather - Garret Rozeboom 1928

Hans Siebert (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
     Grandfather - David Stryker'65
     Great Grandmother - Marian Anderson '31 Stryker
     Great Grandfather - John Stryker '32
     Great-Great-Grandmother - Ella Stryker
     Great-Great-Grandfather - John Stryker

John-Mark Torrence (Portage, Michigan)
     Mother - Sarah Lubbers '97 Torrence
     Father - Phillip Torrence '96
     Grandmother - Ruthy Sytsma '66 Lubbers
     Grandfather - Bruce Lubbers '66
     Great-Grandfather - Melvin Lubbers '27

Gordon VerMeulen (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
     Father - John VerMeulen Jr. '91
     Grandmother - Carol Lamberts '67 VerMeulen
     Grandfather - John VerMeulen Sr. '65
     Great-Grandfather - Victor VerMeulen '30

NathanVerMeulen (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
     Father - John VerMeulen Jr. '91
     Grandmother - Carol Lamberts '67 VerMeulen
     Grandfather - John VerMeulen Sr. '65
     Great-Grandfather - Victor VerMeulen '30

Tanner Wiegerink (Holland, Michigan)
     Father - Steven Wiegerink '91
     Grandmother - Paul Wiegerink '58
     Great-Grandfather - Gerrit Wiegerink '33

Third Generation

Simon Awad (Holland, Michigan)
     Mother - Ellen Tanis '90 Awad
     Great-Grandfather - Edward Tanis 1922

Alison Bache (Middlebury, Indiana)
     Mother - Michelle Meengs '91 Bache
     Father - James Bache '91
     Grandfather -William Meengs '64

Amanda Beemer (Hudsonville, Michigan)
     Father - David Beemer '91
     Grandmother - Betty Kelder '65 Beemer

Brevin Byrne (Fremont, Michigan)
     Mother - Rhonda Boelkins '90 Byrne
     Father - David Byrne '90
     Grandmother - Carolyn Heideman '63 Byrne
     Grandfather - William Byrne '63

Madisyn DeHorn (Caledonia, Michigan)

     Mother - Melissa Surian '00 DeHorn
     Father - Kyle DeHorn'97
     Grandfather - James DeHorn '70

Morgan Elzinga (Holland, Michigan)
     Grandmother - Patricia Hower '63 Elzinga
     Grandfather - Paul Elzinga '59
     Grandmother - Janet Wessels '59 Elzinga
     Great-Grandmother - Letita Hower '44

Elena Folkert (Ada, Michigan)
     Mother - Julie Bos '93 Folkert
     Father - Bretton Folkert '93
     Great-Grandmother - Maria Geerlings '62 Blauwkamp

Tanner Kraal (Zeeland, Michigan)
     Mother - Amy Haverdink '96 Kraal
     Grandmother - Ruth Boeve '91 Haverdink
     Grandfather - Cliff Haverdink '72

Eli Kuiper (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
     Mother - Mary Norden '87 Kuiper
     Father - Mark Kuiper '86
     Grandmother - Eleanore Short '51 Norden
     Grandfather - Russell Norden '49

Macy Kuyers (Holland, Michigan)
     Mother - Rhonda Hesche '89 Kuyers
     Father - Mark Kuyers '87
     Grandmother - Janet MacKay '59 Kuyers
     Grandfather - David Kuyers '57

Lillian McKenzie (Hudsonville, Michigan)
     Step-Mother – Elizabeth Staple ’94 McKenzie
     Grandmother – Louis  Garter ’64 Staple
     Grandfather – James Staple ’64     

Grace Monastra (Jinqiao, China)
     Mother - Jodi Nienhuis '93 Monastra
     Grandmother - Ruth Meyer '66 Fazzari
     Grandfather - Conrad Nienhuis '66

Emily Olson (Grand Haven, Michigan)
     Mother - Laura McCool-Graham '90
     Father - Robert Olson '89
     Grandmother - Karen Nyhuis '60 Olson
     Grandfather - Arthur Olson

Zachariah Pape (Wilmington, North Carolina)
     Mother - Stacy Weiden '95 Pape
     Grandfather - Roger Weiden '69

Jared Piersma (Wyoming, Michigan)
  
   Mother – Amy Dokter ’87 Piersma
      Father – Craig Piersma ‘87
      Grandmother – Janet Lincoln ’62 Piersma
      Grandfather – Donald Piersma ‘60

Rachel Shaw (Columbus, Ohio)
     Mother - Jennifer Chilcoat '95 Shaw
     Father - Nathan Shaw '94
     Grandmother - Carol Vanden Heuvel '68 Shaw

Samuel Sikkel (Holland, Michigan)
     Father - William Sikkel '94
     Grandfather - Robert Sikkel '71

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

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

Kaitlyn Smith (Zeeland, Michigan)
     Mother - Jill Burgess '92 Smith
     Grandfather - Harry Burgess '72
     Grandmother - Jane VanderVelde '54 Smith

Isabel Trembley (Holland, Michigan)
     Mother - Joanne Sill '95 Trembley
     Grandmother - Ruth Sevensma '68 Sill
     Grandfather - Donald Sill '66

Heather Van Dort (Sanford, Michigan)
     Mother - Heidi Clark '88 Van Dort
     Father - Paul Van Dort '88
     Grandmother - Dorothy VanVoorst '50 Van Dort
     Grandfather - Paul Van Dort '47

Trace Van Dyke (Spring Lake, Michigan)
     Father - Mitchell Van Dyke '90
     Grandmother - Janice Dykman '63 Van Dyke

Caleb Vanderbilt (Saugatuck, Michigan)
     Mother - Abby VanDuyne '91 Vanderbilt
     Father - Bill Vanderbilt '88
     Grandmother - Patricia Winchester '62 Vanderbilt
     Grandfather - William Vanderbilt '61

Annika Weeber (Rockford, Michigan)
     Mother - Jacquelyn Krombeen '91 Weeber
     Father - John Weeber '90
     Great-Grandmother - Elsie Piersma '43 Weeber

Alexander White (Lake Bluff, Illinois)
     Father - Peter White '82
     Grandmother - Margaret Radcliffe '51 White

Lilia Zylstra (Hudsonville, Michigan)
     Father - Jeff Zylstra '98
     Grandfather - Douglas Iverson '72

Second Generation

Maggie Anderle (Peabody, Massachusetts)
     Mother - Janine Post-Anderle '90
     Father – Joel Anderle '90

Jack Backus (East Grand Rapids, Michigan)
     Mother - Emily Haviland '96 Backus
      Father - Christopher Backus '94

Madelynne Baughman (Dublin, Ohio)
     Mother - Heidi Lantz '95 Baughman

John Behrenwald (Clarksville, Michigan)
     Father - James Behrenwald '85

Mishelle Bergsma (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
     Mother - Pamela Bush '93 Bergsma

Parker Bos (West Olive, Michigan)
      Mother - Rita Assink '96 Bos

JR Bouws (Zeeland, Michigan)
     Step-Mother - Melissa Bakhuyzen '95 Bouws
     Father - John Bouws '95

Carson Bretz (Grand Haven, Michigan)
     Mother - Amber Toth '96 Bretz

Cole Buller (Grand Haven, Michigan)
     Father - Randall Buller '92

Jennaka Bultman (Shawnee, Kansas)
     Grandmother -Martha Tucker '63 Bultman
     Grandfather - James Bultman '63

Angela Burke (Holland, Michigan)
     Father - Jeffrey Burke '77

Jackson Bush (Hudsonville, Michigan)
     Mother - Keri Roelofs '96 Bush
     Father - Ross Bush '95

Kayla Carpenter (Wildwood, Missouri)
      Mother - Panechanh Choummanivong '93 Carpenter
      Father - Christopher Carpenter '90

Aidan Charron (Pittsburg, Pennsylvania)
      Mother - Heather Richardson '89 Charron

Christian Clark (Northville, Michigan)
     Grandmother - Karen Blum '64 Disegna

Maya Clawson (Holland, Michigan)
      Mother - Anna Rangel-Clawson '93

Sam Cole (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
      Father - Christopher Cole '92

Olivia Cook (Clare, Michigan)
     Mother - Rebecca Whitefoot '96 Cook
     Father - Bret Cook '97

Nick Dawson (Richland, Michigan)
     Mother - Janis Sanderson '87 Dawson
     Father - Jeffrey Dawson '88

Kambree DeWitt (Norton Shores, Michigan)
     Grandfather -Donald DeWitt '50

Jordan Dillabough (Lee's Summit, Montana)
     Mother - Karin Schaefer '98 Dillabough
     Father - Jason Dillabough '96

Elsa Dondit (Rockford, Michigan)
     Mother - Jami Carboneau '96 Dondit

Rachel Morrison Douma (Ada, Michigan)
     Mother - Suzanne Stoll '92 Douma
     Father - David Douma '91

Emily Edlefson (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
     Mother - Amy Miller '00 Edlefson
     Father - Kevin Edlefson '98

Maddy Franklin (Highlands Ranch, Colorado)
     Grandfather – John Van Iwaarden ’57

Britten Glupker (Grandville, Michigan)
     Grandfather - Bruce Glupker '63

Jonah Graham (Jenison, Michigan)
     Mother - Jane Roeters '98 Graham
     Father -Brandon Graham '98

Jaxon Halbert (Saugatuck, Michigan)
     Mother - Kathryn Francomb '92 Halbert
     Father - Thomas Halbert '92

Olivia Hartman (Holland, Michigan)
     Mother - Tammy Hartman '93

George Harvey (Libertyville, Illinois)
     Mother - Annette Daniels '96 Harvey
     Father - Ryan Harvey '97

Megan Hazard (Kijabe, Kenya)
     Father - Jeff Hazard '95

Christopher Heideman (Holland, Michigan)
     Mother - Charlotte Johnson Heideman '87
     Father - Carl Heideman '88

Rylee Hollis (Holland, Michigan)
     Grandmother - Lynn Hambleton '76 Wickstra
     Grandfather - Donald Wickstra '75

Madison Holloway (Saugatuck, Michigan)
     Mother - Katherine Joostberns '96 Holloway
     Father - Ward Holloway III '93

Ryan Howe (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
     Mother - Susan Annis '92 Howe
     Father - Chris Howe '91

Faith Huff (Howell, Michigan)
     Mother - Sharon Smith '84 Huff

Anna Jipping (Zeeland, Michigan)
     Mother - Jane Hoogland '89 Jipping

Nate Jobson (Zeeland, Michigan)
     Father - John Jobson '95

Madeline Kievit (Grandville, Michigan)
     Mother - Kelly Ringold '90 Kievit
     Father - John Kievit '95

Nycole Kragt (Zeeland, Michigan)
     Mother - Wendy Viening '91 Kragt

Vanessa Krombeen (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
     Father - Ben Krombeen '97

Anna Kuiper (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
     Mother - Stacey Jekel PreFontaine '89
     Father - Thomas Kuiper '89

Jolie LaBarge (Holland, Michigan)
      Father - Sherman LaBarge '18

Duncan Lam (Holland, Michigan)
      Father - Gregory Lam '88

Kassie Lamar (Holland, Michigan)
      Mother - Monica Davis '93

Peter Lillich (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
      Mother - Marsha Usiak '86 Lillich

Annabelle Lovett (Saline, Michigan)
     Mother - Katrina Lindquist '93 Lovett
     Father - David Lovett '90

Hope Markley (South Beloit, Illinois)
     Mother - Kristina Ellis '89 Markley

Rachel McFarland (Glen Ellyn, Illinois)
     Grandmother - Louis Garter '64 Staple
     Grandfather -Jim Staple '64

Brendan Matuska (Commerce Township, Michigan)
     Mother - Shannon Riessen '91 Matuska
     Father - John Matuska '91

Ray McCall (Rockford, Michigan)
      Mother - Megan Gager '91 McCall

Emma McDonald (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
     Mother - Libby Smith '97 McDonald

Devin Meeuwsen (Rockford, Michigan)
      Mother - Susan VanderWeide '98 Meeuwsen
     Father - Michael Meeuwsen '98

Abigail Mendels (Holland, Michigan)
     Mother - Kimberly Steensma '93 Mendels

Emma Morehouse (Zeeland, Michigan)
     Mother - Liz Hain '93 Morehouse
     Father - Brian Morehouse '91

Rachel Nelson (Prescott, Arizona)
     Mother - Heather Jensen '97 Nelson

Madeleine O'Donnell (Lincolnshire, Illinois)
     Grandmother - Sandra Cady '65 Mulder
     Grandfather - Ronald Mulder '65

Lily Olthoff (Crown Point, Indiana)
     Grandfather - Harley VerBeek '59

Daniel Paul (Holland, Michigan)
     Father - Donald Paul '89

Silas Peterson (Holland, Michigan)
     Father - Jonathan Peterson '84

Hannah Peirce (Zeeland, Michigan)
     Grandmother - Jill Bolhous '74 Peirce

Lucille Pietryga (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
     Mother - Pamela Fortuin '83 Pietryga

Lilly Pietryga (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
     Mother - Pamela Fortuin '83 Pietryga

David Price (Zionsville, Indiana)
     Father - Gregory Price '88

Laura Prince (Zeeland, Michigan)
     Father - Brad Prince '96

Seth Ralph (Holland, Michigan)
     Father - Stephen Ralph '96

Madelyn Ryan (Spring Lake, Michigan)
     Mother - Heidi Pfau '97 Ryan
     Father - Michael Ryan '93

Bryce Sanders (Clarklake, Michigan)
     Father - Jason Sanders '93

Elianna Sandman (Lowell, Michigan)
     Mother - Melissa VanderJagt '92 Sandman

Jenna Schierbeek (Holland, Michigan)
     Mother - Susan Bosch '92 Schierbeek

Elijah Schoonveld (Zeeland, Michigan)
     Mother - Lisa Timmer '97 Schoonveld
     Father - Tim Schoonveld '96

Nicholas Sedlak (Birchwood, Wisconsin)
     Mother - Julie McCormack '93 Sedlak
     Father - John Sedlak '91

Lilly Shergill (Southhampton, United Kingdom)
     Mother - Margaret Babcock '99 Shergill

Rylee Snellenberger (Grand Haven, Michigan)
     Grandfather - Tyse Achterhof '67

Emma Sorenson (Rockford, Michigan)
     Mother - Gilda Van Skiver '91 Sorenson

Emma Staggs (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
     Mother - Lori Marcussen '95 Staggs

Emma Sterk (Hudsonville, Michigan)
     Grandmother - Carla Vande Bunte '65 Sterk
     Grandfather - Vernon Sterk '64

Kaityln Stid (Holland, Michigan)
     Father - Mark Stid '84

Robbie Stuursma (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
     Mother - Amy Cook '93  Stuursma
     Father - Peter Stuursma '93

Weston Taylor (West Olive, Michigan)
     Mother - Jennifer Syler '94 Taylor
     Father - Kent Taylor '95

Cadence Tennant (Holland, Michigan)
     Mother - Simone Schartow '01 Tennant
     Father - Benjamin Tennant '01

William Vance (Westfield, Indiana)
     Mother - Kristin Vonk '94 Vance
     Father - Fredrick Vance '94

Clara Voskuil (Bloomington, Indiana)
     Mother - Nancy Birch '93 Voskuil
     Father - Derek Voskuil '93

Travis Vredeveld (Zeeland, Michigan)
     Mother - Jennifer Bosch '90 Vredeveld

Maggie Wehrmeyer (Holland, Michigan)
     Mother - Jan Looman '94 Wehrmeyer
     Father - Todd Wehrmeyer '86

Ben Westrick (Grandville, Michigan)
     Mother - Valerie Matthews '81 Westrick

Gabriel Wolthuis (Champaign, Ilinois)
     Mother - Angela Taylor '96 Wolthuis
     Father - Eric Wolthuis '94

Ashley Wood (Columbus, Ohio)
     Father - Mark Wood '91

Kate Yakes (Ionia, Michigan)
     Mother - Sarah Blackburn '93 Yakes
     Father - Matthew Yakes '94

Choloe Yonkus (Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan)
     Mother - Julie Shensky '92 Yonkus

Noah Zylstra (Hudsonville, Michigan)
     Mother - Christi Noorman '94 Zylstra