Vienna Summer School Celebrates 60th

Multiple events in Vienna this summer helped celebrate the 60th anniversary of the college’s beloved Vienna Summer School. Highlights, held in conjunction with this year’s summer school, ranged from a visit to the European Union Office, to a tour of the Leopold Museum, to a violin and piano concert at the Vienna Choir Boys Auditorium. Members of the Hope family from the Class of 1957 through current students as well as faculty, staff and friends of Hope participated in the events. Pictured is a banquet at Fuhrgassl-Huber in the Vienna Woods on Friday, June 24, which more than 100 attended.

The college’s Vienna Summer School was founded in 1956 by the late Dr. Paul Fried ’46, who was a member of the Hope history faculty and Hope’s first director of international education. The program has been led since 1976 by Dr. Stephen Hemenway of the English faculty. Nearly 3,500 students from more than 200 colleges and universities have enrolled in the summer school since its beginning.