Michael Dickinson ’87
The Hope College Alumni Association will present Distinguished Alumni Awards to Dr. Michael Dickinson ’87 and Sarah Sanderson ’03 on Saturday, April 29, during the banquet held as part of Alumni Weekend.
Dickinson is a specialist in cardiovascular diseases and advanced heart failure and transplant with Corewell Health (formerly Spectrum Health Medical Group) in Grand Rapids, where he is quality lead for heart failure treatment, and is also a clinical associate professor at Michigan State University. He has held a variety of leadership positions within his specialization, with Corewell Health, and been recognized repeatedly for excellence by patients, colleagues and professional organizations.
Sanderson is a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State, and is currently posted at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, after previously serving in Uganda and China. Passionate about language teaching and learning to promote peace and prevent conflict through increased understanding and connection, she has also taught English in Japan, Brazil and China, in addition to leading a study-abroad program in Ecuador. She received Hope’s Young Alumni Award in 2016.
Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, will also feature reunion celebrations for the classes of 1973, 1983 and 1993; a 50-Year Circle Luncheon for the classes of 1972 and prior; and a ceremony inducting the Class of 1973 into the 50-year group.
More information about Alumni Weekend is available online.