** Hope College is among the colleges and universities across the nation that have shifted to remote instruction to help stem the spread of COVID-19, with in-person instruction scheduled to resume on Tuesday, April 14.  Correspondingly, all college-sponsored events through Monday, April 13, have been canceled. For more information on the Hope College response to the virus, please visit hope.edu/coronavirus. **

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 8, at 5 p.m. at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center.

The students scheduled to speak are seniors Brittany Henkin of St. Charles, Illinois; Rebeca Masís Cubero of San José, Costa Rica; Savannah Myers Moore of Ann Arbor; and Emily Wolfe of Hartland. 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 1, 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 are available at the Events and Conferences Office located in downtown Holland in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be reached at 616-395-7890. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Audience members who need assistance to fully enjoy any event at Hope are encouraged to contact the college’s Events and Conferences Office by emailing events@hope.edu or calling 616-395-7222 on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The Haworth Inn and Conference Center is located at 225 College Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.