Association Honors Two Young Alumni
The Hope College Alumni Association honored Sarah Sanderson ’03 Doyle of Tokyo, Japan, and Dr. Josiah Dykstra ’02 of Severn, Maryland, with Young Alumni Awards on Thursday, March 2, as emerging leaders who have already been making an impact through their lives and careers.
Sanderson Doyle is a Rotary International World Peace Fellow studying and researching peace and conflict resolution at International Christian University in Tokyo. A two-time recipient of highly competitive Fulbright Fellowships, she is a teacher, writer, presenter, language learner and travel enthusiast.
Dykstra works within the Research Directorate of the National Security Agency on innovation, infrastructure and analytics of USCYBERCOM. He recently received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States on young professionals in his field.
Both Doyle and Dykstra also presented workshops hosted by the Alumni Association and the college’s Career Development Center for students as they consider their lives after graduation. Doyle presented “Life Lessons from Language Learning.” Dykstra, along with Dr. Joel Toppen ’91 of the college’s political science faculty, presented “American Self Defense in Cyberspace.”