The Heart of Hope
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Hope’s faculty make a tremendous difference.
Talk to any alum, no matter the era, and he or she will share stories of a mentor — and usually many — whose enthusiasm, guidance and personal interest, running in tandem of course with their scholarly expertise, were transformative.
The eight faculty retiring at the end of the current school year have been making that difference at Hope for a combined total of 280 years, individually from 17 to 48 years — literally for generations. They’ve more than earned the next stage in their lives, but they’ll be missed.
Please follow the link below for all of the biographical sketches of this year’s eight retirees and stories by Eva Dean Folkert ’83 featuring interviews with each.
Photos by Jon Lundstrom