Campaign News


Thursday, February 06, 2014

Charles Mason curates connections at Hope's new art museum
On paper, Charles Mason looks like an academic: degrees from Cambridge and UC Berkeley, a specialization in Chinese and Japanese art, previous jobs at museums in California, Toronto, and Florida. But in person, it's clear that the new director of the new Kruizenga Art Museum (KAM) at Hope College is a teacher at heart.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Hope College Names New Center for Musical Arts in Honor of Civic Leader and Alumnus Jack H. Miller
Hope College will name a new center for musical arts, which will be constructed on its campus, in honor of Jack H. Miller for his lifetime of generosity to the college.
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Friday, May 17, 2013

Groundbreaking and Appointment Herald New Kruizenga Art Museum
A groundbreaking ceremony and the appointment of the inaugural director both herald the beginning of the new Kruizenga Art Museum at Hope College.
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Monday, March 25, 2013

John C. Knapp of Samford University Named President of Hope College
We are pleased to announce that Dr. John C. Knapp has unanimously been named the 12th president of Hope College by the college’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Knapp is the founding director of the Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala.
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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Aaron Best Appointed to New Visscher Professorship in Genetics
Dr. Aaron Best of the Hope College biology faculty has been appointed the first recipient of the college’s new “Harrison C. and Mary L. Visscher Endowed Professorship in Genetics.”

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

New 12-Court Tennis Facility Opens
Young players who represent the future of tennis are ushering in a new era as they inaugurate the new VandePoel-Heeringa Stadium Courts at Hope College this month.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

A Greater Hope Campaign Achieves a Milestone
The $175 million A Greater Hope campaign has reached the $150 million mark in gifts and pledges raised to strengthen the college’s endowment, construct several new buildings, and meet students’ immediate needs through the Hope Fund.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Engineering the Future (News from Hope College article)
The new engineering wing being added to Vanderwerf Hall through the A greater Hope campaign will  provide outstanding—and desperately needed—space for a program that has grown from a new major  in 1997 to enrolling approximately 170 students in any given semester. Construction is underway and  expected to be complete by the fall of 2013.

Friday, October 14, 2011

New Student Center to Be Named for Jim and Martie Bultman
A new student center planned for the heart of the Hope College campus will be named for presidential couple Jim and Martie Bultman, who throughout their time at the college have placed students first.    

Hope Announces $175 Million “A Greater Hope” Comprehensive Campaign
Hope College has launched the largest single fundraising effort in the college’s history, a $175 million comprehensive campaign that will benefit every student as it adds several new buildings and provides major boosts to the college’s endowment.     

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Stacy Jackson and Anne Larsen Named to New Endowed Professorships
Hope College has appointed two current faculty members to new endowed professorships beginning with the start of the coming school year.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Hope Plans New Art Museum
Hope is making plans for a new art museum that will house and provide exhibition space for the Permanent Collection, as well as dedicated curatorial support to help care for the collection and further develop it as a teaching tool.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Hope and BCBSM Discover Shared Unity of Purpose in Supporting Diversity
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) knows that cultivating a diverse work force that reflects the customers and communities they serve is important in order to fulfill inclusive values and enhance their competitive advantage. With an intentional and focused commitment to the business imperative of diversity, BCBSM is very thoughtful of who they partner with in such an important mission.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Van Andel Foundation Gift Supports Hope Soccer Project
The Van Andel family revealed a lead gift of $3 million from the David & Carol Van Andel Foundation to help build a world-class athletic facility serving the HopeCollege soccer program and Holland-area sports and recreation community.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Library Director Kelly Jacobsma Appointed to Endowed Position
Kelly Jacobsma, who is director of libraries at Hope College, has been appointed the first recipient of the college's new Genevra Thome Begg Director of Libraries endowed chair.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Todd Steen Appointed to New Endowed Professorship
Dr. Todd Steen of the Hope College economics faculty has been named the first recipient of the college's new Granger Endowed Professorship in Economics, Management and Accounting.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

New Endowed Chair Supports Religion Program
The new "Leonard and Marjorie Maas Endowed Chair in Reformed Theology" has been established to be awarded to a faculty member whose scholarly emphasis is on the historical and philosophical development of Reformed theology through the present day.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Baseball & Softball Fields Renovated
A renovation is complete of the baseball and softball fields at the Buys Athletics Complex on the campus of Hope College.