The Hope Academy of Senior Professionals (HASP) is a peer-led institution for learning in retirement.

Through a variety of courses, lectures, study groups, monthly meetings, and cultural and service events, members pursue avenues of study and engage in the exchange of ideas.

Lifelong learning and service opportunities for retirees have been a major emphasis throughout the history of the Hope Academy of Senior Professionals, which was founded in 1988 and is a member of the Lifelong Learning Institute Resource Network at Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel).

"HASP programs foster good listening, learning, reading, sharing and the pleasure of discussion." – Dr. John Hollenbach, HASP Founder, May 31, 1988

HASP Updates

  1. 2022-2023 HASP Membership Renewal

    Posted by Kimberly Mendels

    It’s almost time to renew your HASP membership! Membership renewal will begin on Wednesday,...

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  2. Summer Course Registration!

    Posted by Kimberly Mendels

    Summer Courses begin the week of June 20, 2022. Registration will open on Wednesday, June 1st, at...

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  3. Thank You HASP!

    Posted by Kimberly Mendels

    Although this may be my last message as your director, it is certainly not the first time I’ve ...

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  4. HASP Director Search Update

    Posted by Kimberly Mendels

    HASP Members: The search process for the HASP Director position is continuing and we want to prov...

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Hope by the Numbers

  • 700+Members

    Our membership includes over 700 engaged retirees who enjoy life on the lakeshore and learning in our HASP classroom or virtually.

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  • 1988Founded In

    HASP was founded in 1988 with 38 members by Professor Emeritus, John H. Hollenbach, with the support of Hope College President, Dr. John Jacobson.

  • 55Capacity

    There are 55 seats on the Hope bus we use for event travel – there’s always room for one more. We’ll save a seat for you.

    Membership Information
  • 150 / 50Volunteers

    Each year members fill 150 volunteer spots in Hope classrooms and 50 in the Holland community.

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