There is an aphorism to the effect that trees are planted for the next generation.
To teach is much the same — although the results are often more immediate and observable. Both are acts of giving and faith, a commitment to a future hoped for and unseen.
The eight faculty retiring this year have devoted a combined 249 years helping Hope students grow, together building a forest one precious life at a time.
NOTE: As with Hope’s faculty retirees of the past several years, our stories about each are online, where they will remain, a lasting tribute available around the world. Just like the thousands of current students and alumni whose lives they helped shape.
Dr. Rhoda Burton
DuMez Associate Professor of English
Dr. Peter Gonthier
Professor of Physics
Dr. Stephen Hemenway
Betty Roelofs ’53 Miller Professor of English
Dr. Vicki Isola
Assistant Professor of Biology Instruction
Genevra Thome Begg Dean of Libraries
Nancy Scholten ’82 Kamstra
Associate Professor of Kinesiology Instruction
Dr. John Lunn
The Robert W. Haack Professor of Economics
Associate Professor of Mathematics