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.
The Hope Academy of Senior Professionals is a peer-led institute for learning in retirement constituted as a branch of Hope College. Its purposes are to enrich the intellectual, cultural and social lives of its members, and to make available a wealth of wide-ranging knowledge, talent and experience to Hope College and to the greater community area.
HASP offers special social, cultural, educational and recreational events each month to provide opportunities for meeting new people and to provide fellowship for members. Trips vary from day trips to overnights.
The HASP curriculum consists of a wide variety of courses in the areas of fine arts, humanities, social sciences, and science, medicine and technology.
Learn more about our membership process. Be our guest — we invite you to attend one of our monthly meetings, where you will enjoy a thoughtful program and meet a friendly group of interesting lifelong learners.
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
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Anderson-Werkman Center100 East 8th Street Suite 270Suite 150Holland, MI 49423
Hope by the Numbers
Our membership includes over 700 engaged retirees who enjoy life on the lakeshore and learning in our HASP classroom or virtually.About HASP
- 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.History
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.About HASP