Rachel Hesselink ’77

Rachel Hesselink ’77 retired in June 2015 with 31 years of federal service. For the past six years, she worked in the finance budget office of the Surface Combat Systems Center, Dept. of Navy in Wallops Island, Virginia. Her federal career also included 18 years with the U.S. Government Accountability Office, primarily conducting performance evaluations of environmental, nuclear waste and energy programs, and six years with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission leading a budget development team. Rachel was part of the first Hope College Washington Honors Semester program in 1976, interning in the White House Press Office. She and James Noel were married on June 11, 2016, in Salisbury, Maryland.

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