The Epitome of Selfless Service

Bookended by Alumni Weekend and Commencement, the closing week of the school year was the natural time for the Hope family to thank the husband-and-wife team that stepped up and stepped in to help the college in a time of transition by serving a two-year term as Hope’s first couple. The Hope College Alumni Association… Continue Reading →

150 Years in the Making

The landmark anniversary history tome Hope College at 150 has so large a story to tell that it fills not one volume but two. Subtitled “Anchored in Faith, Educating for Leadership and Service in a Global Society,” the 1,410-page magnum opus has been published in paired hardcovers by the college’s Van Raalte Press as part… Continue Reading →

It’s a lofty ambition, but then again the college is named “Hope,” not “Settle.”

The college’s new Hope Forward initiative seeks to fully fund tuition for every student up front. While that’s the most tangible goal, it’s only one of several. “The whole world is asking why college has gotten so expensive,” said President Matthew A. Scogin ’02. “What if Hope could take the lead in solving that puzzle?”… Continue Reading →

A New Jewel in the Crown

A major addition planned for the DeWitt Center will provide essential instructional and rehearsal space for the college’s internationally recognized and nationally accredited Department of Dance, along with other improvements that will benefit everyone who is either on stage or in the audience in the adjacent main theatre. Facing Columbia Avenue near the main entrance,… Continue Reading →

“What a Four Years It’s Been”

As he made the introductory remarks during the Baccalaureate service in Dimnent Memorial Chapel on Sunday, May 7, President Matthew A. Scogin ’02 admitted to becoming a bit choked up. He explained that the day’s celebration of the graduating Class of 2023 was bittersweet. He and the members of the class had arrived at the… Continue Reading →

Major Software Gift Spurs Geophysics Expansion

A monumental grant of sophisticated geophysics software packages will provide Hope College’s students with opportunities that only a handful graduate programs can offer. The global technology company SLB has donated a total of 40 licenses, 10 each of the complete suites of Petrel, PetroMod, Techlog and GeoX state-of-the-art geophysical software packages for teaching and research… Continue Reading →