Hope College News

2018 Jun

  1. Rocco Mularoni Named Honorable Mention All-Region

    Hope College’s Rocco Mularoni has earned honorable mention all-region honors from the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association for the 2018 season.

    Rocco Mularoni Named Honorable Mention All-Region
  2. Men’s, Women’s Teams Earn Scholar All-America Honors

    The Hope College women’s and men’s swimming & diving teams recorded two of the highest grade point averages in the country en route to claiming Scholar All-America honors for the Spring 2018 semester from the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America.

    Men’s, Women’s Teams Earn Scholar All-America Honors
  3. Body and Soul: The Haley Fischman Story

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    by Eva Dean Folkert There inside an eight-foot, concrete circle with a discus white-knuckle-gripped in her right hand, it was not readily apparent that Hope College’s Haley Fischman ’18 was coping with cancer. The senior student-athlete struck the pose of a skilled thrower ready to propel two pounds of wood and metal and carbon fiber … Continue reading Body and Soul: The Haley Fischman Story

    Body and Soul: The Haley Fischman Story
  4. Knickerbocker to Host Screening of “Inventing America’s” Episode on the U.S. Bill of Rights on June 29

    The Founding Fathers will return to the big screen at Hope College’s Knickerbocker Theatre for a final time on Friday, June 29, at 8 p.m. as they discuss the Bill of Rights during a free premiere showing of the concluding episode in the three-part “Inventing America” series.

    Knickerbocker to Host Screening of “Inventing America’s” Episode on the U.S. Bill of Rights on June 29
  5. ‘Awakening’ Faith-Formation Program for High School Students Running June 10–15

    The high school students participating in the Awakening faith-formation summer institute at Hope College don’t just learn about worship. They also plan and lead a service themselves, applying skills and perspective that they’ve gained along the way, lessons that the program’s organizers hope will make a lasting difference to them — and, through them, to others.

    ‘Awakening’ Faith-Formation Program for High School Students Running June 10–15

2018 May

  1. Hope's Gibson earns Jack Nicklaus award

    Holland Sentinel

    Hope College’s Josh Gibson has been named the NCAA Division III recipient of the 2018 Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award.

    Hope's Gibson earns Jack Nicklaus award
  2. Hope's Harrison Blackledge awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

    Mlive

    Harrison Blackledge ’17 has become the 24th Hope College student-athlete to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Currently attending graduate school at Belmont University in Nashville, Harrison will receive a one-time, non-renewable scholarship of $7,500.

    Hope's Harrison Blackledge awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
  3. Engineers Without Borders Spring Trip to Kenya

    Posted by Matthew Smith

    On March 14th, five student members of Hope College’s Engineers Without Borders chapter (Kayty Ihara, Andrew Caris, Matthew Dickerson, Owen Donahoe, and myself, Jenny Pedersen) began a 10 day trip to Bondo, Kenya. We were accompanied by two mentors Nick Frank and Joe VanBennekom.  The purpose of the trip was to monitor wells and a … Continue reading Engineers Without Borders Spring Trip to Kenya

    Engineers Without Borders Spring Trip to Kenya
  4. Three From Women’s Track & Field Claim All-Region Honors

    Three student-athletes from the Hope College outdoor women’s track & field team have earned all-region accolades from the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association for the 2018 season.

    Three From Women’s Track & Field Claim All-Region Honors
  5. Trio From Men’s Track & Field Named All-Region

    Three student-athletes from the Hope College outdoor men’s track & field team have earned all-region honors from the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association for the 2018 season.

    Trio From Men’s Track & Field Named All-Region
  6. Shonn Colbrunn Named First Executive Director of Hope College’s Boerigter Center for Calling and Career

    Hope College has named the first executive director of its new Boerigter Center for Calling and Career. Shonn Colbrunn of Zeeland will bring more than 23 years of experience in administrative leadership to the college-wide initiative that seeks to inspire students to engage in lifelong practices of career development by emphasizing discernment, preparation and pursuit. Colbrunn will begin his work at Hope’s Boerigter Center on June 4.

    Shonn Colbrunn Named First Executive Director of Hope College’s Boerigter Center for Calling and Career
  7. Annual Golf Outing Is June 11

    The annual Hope College golf outing, the “Bob DeYoung Hope Classic,” will be held on Monday, June 11, at Ravines Golf Club in Saugatuck.

    Annual Golf Outing Is June 11
  8. Hope Summer Rep Begins Rehearsals For 47th Season

    Broadway World

    Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT) has begun rehearsals for the 2018 season. With New York City theatre artist Lenny Banovez as the company’s new artistic director, HSRT is entering its 47th season.

    Hope Summer Rep Begins Rehearsals For 47th Season
  9. Designers To Watch Out For In 2018: John Praveen Ganta

    Verve

    One only has to catch a glimpse of John Praveen Ganta’s work to know that it is entrenched in magical realism. Pursuing his bachelor’s degree at Hope College opened John up to a range of subjects ranging from philosophy and psychology to music and fine arts.

    Designers To Watch Out For In 2018: John Praveen Ganta
  10. Michael Douglas: Where is truth amid the 'fake news'?

    Akron Beach Journal

    Dr. David Myers, a professor of psychology, delivered the annual Ludy T. Benjamin Jr. lecture at the University of Akron, and in doing so inspired the audience to recognize and respond to fundamental public misunderstandings.

    Michael Douglas: Where is truth amid the 'fake news'?
  11. Faith in Freiburg

    Posted by Emily Downs

    Southern Germany, Freiburg included, has been a stronghold of German Catholic Christianity for over 1,700 years, and especially after Charlemagne (742-814 AD) united Germany and France into the Holy Roman Empire under the auspices of the Pope. Even after the Reformation, the south stayed true to the Roman pontiff. In Freiburg, this history has a … Continue reading Faith in Freiburg

    Faith in Freiburg
  12. “I’ll Always Be a Student Forever”

    Sherman LaBarge started his Hope College education back in 2009, with an English grammar class taught by Dr. Rhoda Burton. It was hard but it went well, so the next semester he followed it up with a writing class, then later a literature class, then onto a religion class.

    “I’ll Always Be a Student Forever”
  13. Jacob Nyenhuis Honored through Book of Tributes and Reflections

    Dr. Jacob (Jack) E. Nyenhuis, whose career in teaching and administration at Hope College has spanned more than four decades, has been honored with a book celebrating his career, character and impact.

    Jacob Nyenhuis Honored through Book of Tributes and Reflections
  14. Three Men’s Golfers Claim All-Region Honors

    Three Hope College men’s golfers have been named NCAA Division III PING All-Great Lakes Region honorees for the 2017-18 season by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

    Three Men’s Golfers Claim All-Region Honors
  15. Two Softball Players Named To NFCA All-Region Teams

    Hope College softball players Hayley Reitsma and Sydney Jones have repeated as National Fastpitch Coaches Association all-region honorees for the 2018 NCAA Division III season.

    Two Softball Players Named To NFCA All-Region Teams
  16. Spring 2018 Dean's List Announced

    The Registrar’s Office is pleased to announce Dean’s List recipients for the spring semester. The Dean’s List is awarded to full-time, degree-seeking students who have received grades for all courses in a given semester (no incompletes) and have a semester GPA of 3.50 or above. Hope College Registrar’s Office considers this a significant achievement.

    Spring 2018 Dean's List Announced
  17. Hope College Dining Services Wins First-Place National Award

    Hope College Dining Services has won a gold award in the 2018 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards program of the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS).

    Hope College Dining Services Wins First-Place National Award
  18. Alexis Thompson: Translative Lessons From Athletics to Career

    Posted by Eva Dean Folkert

    By Eva Dean Folkert Alexis Thompson ‘17 would not quit. It was not even a consideration. Sure, her interview process was arduous — 11 interviews in all for Stryker Corporation, a leader in medical and surgical equipment and supplies — but she was used to hard work, to tenacity, to playing until the final whistle. … Continue reading Alexis Thompson: Translative Lessons From Athletics to Career

    Alexis Thompson: Translative Lessons From Athletics to Career
  19. The Search for the 14th President of Hope College

    Posted by Mary Remenschneider

    Hope College in Holland, Michigan announces a search for the College’s 14th President. Hope College seeks a president who will embody commitment to the mission, values and traditions of Hope; model Hope’s vision of leadership and service; engage Hope students, employees, alumni and supporters with great enthusiasm; and advance Hope’s commitment to “programs of recognized … Continue reading The Search for the 14th President of Hope College

    The Search for the 14th President of Hope College
  20. Commencement 2018 Media Gallery

    Hope College’s 153rd Commencement, celebrating the graduating Class of 2018, was held on Sunday, May 6, at Ray and Sue Smith Stadium.

    Commencement 2018 Media Gallery
  21. Graduating Senior Connor Gentry Receives National Miracle Network Dance Marathon Distinguished Leadership Award

    Connor Gentry of Bloomington, Illinois, who graduated from Hope College earlier this month, is one of only 20 students from 300 colleges and universities across the United States and Canada selected to receive a 2018 Miracle Network Dance Marathon Distinguished Leadership Award.

    Graduating Senior Connor Gentry Receives National Miracle Network Dance Marathon Distinguished Leadership Award
  22. Retrospective Exhibition “In Memory: The Art of Billy Mayer” to Open at the Kruizenga Art Museum on May 29

    A new exhibition opening at the Hope College Kruizenga Art Museum on Tuesday, May 29, provides a retrospective look at the artistic career of Hope College art professor Billy Mayer, who passed away unexpectedly at age 64 in November 2017. “In Memory: The Art of Billy Mayer” includes examples of Mayer’s work in a broad range of artistic genres, from ceramics and metal sculpture to collages, photographs and mixed-media installation pieces.

    Retrospective Exhibition “In Memory: The Art of Billy Mayer” to Open at the Kruizenga Art Museum on May 29
  23. Baseball Claims No. 3 Seed For MIAA Tournament

    The Hope College baseball team will be the No. 3 seed for this week’s Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament.

    Baseball Claims No. 3 Seed For MIAA Tournament
  24. A Tradition of Travel Gets a Boost

    Posted by Scott Travis

    Hope College began hosting educational tours for alumni and friends in the 1960s. The integration of learning with Hope faculty and the opportunity to connect with friends from the Hope community have always set these programs apart. Over the past few years we have had increasing momentum for lifelong learning and travel. After two recent sell-out trips … Continue reading A Tradition of Travel Gets a Boost

    A Tradition of Travel Gets a Boost
  25. Graduating Seniors and Recent Graduates Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa

    A total of 66 of Hope College’s graduating seniors and recent graduates were initiated into the Zeta of Michigan chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest scholastic honorary society, on Saturday, May 5, in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Graduating Seniors and Recent Graduates Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa
  26. Dr. Stacy Jackson
    Kenneth J. Weller ’48 Professor of Management and Chair of the Department of Economics and Business

    Dr. Stacy Jackson

    Stacy Jackson Receives Hope Outstanding Professor Educator Award

    Dr. Stacy Jackson of the Hope College economics and business faculty has been presented the 54th “Hope Outstanding Professor Educator” (H.O.P.E.) Award by the graduating Class of 2018.

    Stacy Jackson Receives Hope Outstanding Professor Educator Award
  27. Text of 2018 Baccalaureate Sermon

    Text of the 2018 Hope College Baccalaureate sermon, delivered by Dr. Gerald Griffin, assistant professor of psychology and biology.

    Text of 2018 Baccalaureate Sermon
  28. Hope Graduates Encouraged to Live with Purpose

    As she delivered her Commencement address to Hope College’s graduating Class of 2018 on Sunday, May 6, Dr. Temple Smith explained that she had considered a variety of approaches for framing her remarks.

    Hope Graduates Encouraged to Live with Purpose
  29. What Comes Next? A Snapshot of Life After Hope

    Posted by Scott Travis

    On Sunday, May 6, nearly 700 members of the Hope College Class of 2018 will walk across the stage at Commencement and begin the “lives of leadership and service” the mission of their alma mater beckons them to. But what exactly does this look like? Where do all these graduates go? What do they do? Anecdotally, we know that Hope … Continue reading What Comes Next? A Snapshot of Life After Hope

    What Comes Next? A Snapshot of Life After Hope
  30. Cheers to the seniors

    Posted by Nicole Mutua

    “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill With finals week almost over, warmer weather settling in and summer plans almost commencing we want to wish everyone good luck and farewell!  We wanted to thank the Career Advisors who are graduating this May and early next … Continue reading Cheers to the seniors

    Cheers to the seniors
  31. Spring Fling 2018 Photos

    Hope marked the final day of classes for the spring semester with a variety of activities in the Pine Grove.

    Spring Fling 2018 Photos
  32. Research Project Wins Hope Social Sciences Young Investigators Award

    A collaborative faculty-student research project that studied the accuracy of a commercially available, wrist-worn, heart-rate monitor has won Hope College’s annual “Social Sciences Young Investigators Award.”

    Research Project Wins Hope Social Sciences Young Investigators Award
  33. Having Someone on the Back Burner is More Common Than You Think

    Brides

    Jayson Dibble, lead author on both studies and an associate professor of communication at Hope, tells Brides, “Simply knowing my partner keeps tabs on back burners doesn’t say anything about how likely they are to leave me.

    Having Someone on the Back Burner is More Common Than You Think
  34. Women’s Tennis Pair Claims All-MIAA First Team Honors

    Hope College’s Amanda Bandrowski and Claire Hallock spearheaded the Flying Dutch’s repeat as Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association champions this spring.

    Women’s Tennis Pair Claims All-MIAA First Team Honors
  35. Personal Essay by Hope Senior Wade Hoag Published in “The Sun” Magazine

    A personal essay by Hope College senior Wade Hoag that began life in an introductory course has been published in the April 2018 issue of “The Sun,” a monthly magazine that features essays, interviews, photography, poems and short stories.

    Personal Essay by Hope Senior Wade Hoag Published in “The Sun” Magazine
  36. Book Examines Holland’s Boat-Building Tradition

    Holland’s boat-building heritage is highlighted in a new book by Geoffrey Reynolds, who is the Mary Riepma Ross Director of the Joint Archives of Holland at Hope College.

    Book Examines Holland’s Boat-Building Tradition
  37. Hope College Spring Film Series at Knickerbocker Starts May 14

    The Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland will continue to bring independent and international films to the West Michigan community through its 2018 Spring Film Series opening on Monday, May 14.

    Hope College Spring Film Series at Knickerbocker Starts May 14
  38. Coach John Patnott receives lifetime achievement award

    CSCAA.org

    John Patnott, founding coach of Hope’s swimming and diving program, has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America.

    Coach John Patnott receives lifetime achievement award
  39. Mark VanderStoep Named MIAA Men’s Tennis Player of Week

    Hope College’s Mark VanderStoep has been selected the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Tennis Player of the Week. The junior from Holland, Michigan (West Ottawa HS) is receiving the award for the first time in his Flying Dutchmen career. VanderStoep won both his singles and doubles matches last week to help Hope win 9-0 at Alma and clinch the No. 2 seed for the MIAA Tournament. At No. 2 singles, VanderStoep defeated Luke Van Fleet 6-0, 6-2. At No. 1 doubles, VanderStoep teamed with Danny Kroeze for an 8-4 decision against BJ Schuette and Van Fleet.

    Mark VanderStoep Named MIAA Men’s Tennis Player of Week
  40. Men’s Lacrosse Pair Sweeps MIAA Player Of Week Honors

    Hope College’s Nathaniel Hentschel and Nick Schanhals have swept Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week honors.

    Men’s Lacrosse Pair Sweeps MIAA Player Of Week Honors
  41. Women's Lacrosse Earns Four All-MIAA Second Team Honorees

    Four Hope College women’s lacrosse players have earned All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Second Team honors for the 2018 season from the league’s coaches.

    Women's Lacrosse Earns Four All-MIAA Second Team Honorees
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