Distinctive Hope: Hope’s Winning Ways

As the season began in November, the Hope women’s basketball team held a one-of-a-kind national record: the longest active winning streak of any collegiate or university basketball program, men’s or women’s, at the Division I, II or III level. The tally began at 45, a run originating with the 2019-20 season, and as of this… Continue Reading →

From the President: Matthew A. Scogin ʼ02

Dear Friends and Family of Hope College, As I write this message, we are completing the final weeks of our semester, Christmas Vespers will soon be here, and we are looking ahead to final exams and forward to Christmas Break. Wherever you are in the rhythm of your life during this Advent season, we hope… Continue Reading →

Quote Unquote: Convocation 2021

The members of the incoming Class of 2025 were encouraged to “Listen to the Empty” during the college’s Opening Convocation on Sunday, Aug. 29, at the Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse. “Put simply, I am asserting that there is much more power and potential in the unknown compared to the known. The empty, if you… Continue Reading →

Campus Scene

JEVON WILLIS NAMED DIRECTOR OF CDI Jevon Willis has been named director of the college’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion, selected following a national search for the position that he had held on an interim basis for the past year. Willis joined the Hope staff as CDI’s assistant director in 2018 having had several years’… Continue Reading →

Hope Forward to Travel South by Southwest

President Matthew A. Scogin ’02 and the Hope Forward initiative will take the national stage this spring during the South by Southwest (SXSW) EDU Conference & Festival in Austin, Texas. Only 180 presentations were chosen out of more than 800 applications for this year’s event, which will run Monday-Thursday, March 7-10. Scogin will present “Hope… Continue Reading →

Faith Formation in Perpetuity

Hope has received a transformational gift to endow half of its Campus Ministries program and honor a long-time member of the staff for his dedicated service as a pastor, mentor and colleague. The anonymous contribution will underwrite a significant portion of the staffing and current activities and support additional programming. By providing budget relief for… Continue Reading →

World View

A new multidisciplinary global health program at Hope is building on extensive experience to help students prepare to meet an enduring and universal need. The program, which started this fall, involves 12 academic departments in the natural and applied sciences, humanities and social sciences, and emphasizes applied learning and impact through classroom instruction and collaborative… Continue Reading →

Together Again

The Pull Necessity – Virtue For those familiar with the long-running freshman-sophomore Pull tug-of-war, the smaller headline probably sounds like it could be a Puller-Moraler nickname pairing. (Perhaps it has been.) But making a virtue of necessity is also an apt way to understand this year’s contest, held on Saturday, Oct. 2. As in 2019,… Continue Reading →

A Story of Multitudes

How do you plan to spend your retirement years? Relaxing in a hammock between two giant shade trees? Traveling across the country or seeing the world? Brushing up on your golf or tennis skills? Well, that may come later for former Hope College associate vice president for public and community relations Tom Renner ’67. (Probably… Continue Reading →

Looking on the Bright Side

That life’s pace is ever-increasing has been a regular refrain for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced a lot of us into the slow lane. With that came time to consider ways we might recast our lives. Perhaps in this unusual moment, you’ve asked yourself: What makes me happy? Are there relationships I should strengthen?… Continue Reading →

Helping Hope Be the Change

Pictured from left to right are: Samantha Poon ’14, Toni Gordon ’09, Tiffany Labon ’05, Rachael Kabagabu ’15, Courtney E. Brewster ’04 and Kendall Collins-Riley ’19. If the fractious, en-factioned world is the pond, then Hope seeks to be the pebble dropped in the middle to send out waves of change. If the college is… Continue Reading →

Student. Hyphen. Athlete.

This is a sports story mainly of the mental kind. It is an exercise in appreciating a small piece of punctuation with a big effect. It is a workout in looking closer at something that seems to separate but actually unites. Because this is a story of how one young woman with a bright mind… Continue Reading →

10 Under 10

Uncommonly significant impact is a common quality of the lives led by Hope alumni, as is aptly reflected by this year’s recipients of the Alumni Association’s annual 10 Under 10 Awards, presented during One Big Weekend: Homecoming and Family Weekend in October. On the pages that follow, they reflect in turn on the impact that… Continue Reading →

Window to Hope’s History: Home-Game Road Trip

The opening of the Jim Heeringa Athletic Center at Ray and Sue Smith Stadium in August has placed first-rate locker rooms and related space for the baseball, football and softball teams literally within sight of their respective playing fields. How times have changed. There have of course been transitional steps in between, but when this… Continue Reading →