Jim McFarlin ’74
The Hope College Alumni Association will present Distinguished Alumni Awards to Jim McFarlin ’74 on Saturday, April 27, during the Annual Alumni Banquet.
McFarlin is an author and freelance journalist who has had his work published in multiple national publications and has written or edited more than a dozen books (and has an article elsewhere in this issue).
He also maintains two blogs, the award-winning “JK — Just Kidneying,” based on his experience as a kidney transplant recipient and advocate for renal awareness and organ donation, and “Big Glowing Box,”
reflecting his interest in pop culture criticism and commentary. His prior career experience includes serving as a reporter, critic and columnist at The Grand Rapids Press, The Flint Journal and The Detroit News;
editorial supervisor for a national advertising agency; information officer for the Wayne State University College of Nursing in Detroit; radio and television host; and voice talent.
Additional information about Alumni Weekend and more extensive biographical sketches of both alumni
are available online.