Alumni Weekend




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    On April 24-26, you are invited to celebrate your time at Hope with classmates and friends during Alumni Weekend. This spring tradition includes reunion events for 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984 and the Fifty Year Circle.

    Other weekend highlights include the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Awards, arts and athletics events, and opportunities to connect with alumni, students and Hope’s new president, Dr. John Knapp. Further information will be sent to these groups and posted here in the coming months. Registration begins in February.

    Don't wait for Alumni Weekend to Connect

    As you prepare to reconnect at Alumni Weekend, you can search the Alumni Directory online. Your search can be run by name, class year, major, current city, etc. Update your profile and search the directory.

    Thursday, April 24

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm Graduating Senior Art Exhibition “Exceptional Spaces”
    DePree Gallery (160 E. 12th)
    The annual senior art show combines works by graduating studio art and art education majors. The 14 women with work in the exhibition will be displaying art in every form.
    2:00 pm Baseball vs. Alma
    Boeve Stadium
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Engineering Senior Design Showcase
    VanderWerf 124 (27 Graves Place)
    9:00 pm Jazz Organ Artist Tony Monaco
    Park Theatre
    Presented by Hope College Jazz Studies

    Friday, April 25

    All Day Men’s Tennis MIAA Conference Championships
    Vande Poel-Heeringa Stadium Courts
    8:00 am - 8:00 pm The Kletz Café and Coffeehouse
    DeWitt Student Center, Lower Level
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
    Haworth Inn and Conference Center
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm Hope-Geneva Bookstore
    DeWitt Student Center, Lower Level
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm Graduating Senior Art Exhibition
    DePree Gallery
    10:30 am - 10:50 am Chapel
    Dimnent Memorial Chapel
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Fifty Year Circle Happy Hour
    (Registration Required)
    Rathskeller of The Warm Friend (5 E. 8th St.)

    Reunion Parties

    The dress code for all reunion parties is business casual.
    6:00 pm social hour
    7:00 pm dinner
    Class of 1964 Reunion Party
    (Registration Required)
    The Ravines (3520 Palmer Dr., Saugatuck)
    6:00 pm social hour
    7:00 pm dinner
    Class of 1969 Reunion Party
    (Registration Required)
    The Piper (2225 S. Shore Dr.)
    7:30 pm Class of 1974 Reunion Party
    (Registration Required)
    Park Theatre (248 S. River Ave.)
    6:00 pm social hour
    7:00 pm dinner
    Class of 1979 Reunion Party
    (Registration Required)
    Boatwerks (216 Van Raalte Ave.)
    6:00 pm social hour
    7:00 pm dinner
    Class of 1984 Reunion Party
    (Registration Required)
    AlpenRose (4 E. 8th St.)

    Saturday, April 26

    All Day Men’s Tennis MIAA Conference Championships
    Vande Poel-Heeringa Stadium Courts
    9:00 am - 9:00 pm Resource Center
    Haworth Inn and Conference Center
    Visit the Resource Center for information about the weekend and the college. Meet members of the Student Ambassadors, purchase a commemorative reunion mug, enjoy coffee and snacks, giveaways, and more.
    9:00 am - 10:00 am Reunion Registration and Coffee Hour
    Haworth Inn and Conference Center
    For the reunion classes of ‘64, ‘69, ‘74, ‘79, and ‘84. The Fifty Year Circle (Class of 1963 and earlier) has registration at Maas Auditorium at 10 am.


    Reunion Celebration Brunches

    The exact room location for your brunch will be shared at reunion registration. Class photos will be taken in the A. Paul Schaap Science Center Atrium.
    9:30 am (11:30 am Photo) Class of 1969 Reunion Brunch
    (Registration Required)
    9:30 am (11:45 am Photo) Class of 1974 Reunion Brunch
    (Registration Required)
    10:00 am (12:00 pm Photo) Class of 1979 Reunion Brunch
    (Registration Required)
    10:00 am (12:15 pm Photo) Class of 1984 Reunion Brunch
    (Registration Required)
    10:00 am (12:30 pm Photo) Class of 1964 Reunion Brunch
    (Registration Required)


    10:00 am registration and social hour
    11:00 am luncheon
    Fifty Year Circle Luncheon
    (Registration Required)
    Maas Auditorium
    The Fifty Year Circle (Class of 1963 and earlier) is invited to share memories while looking to Hope’s future. The Class of 1964 has a separate brunch and both groups will meet together for the Fifty Year Circle Ceremony in Dimnent at 1:00 pm.
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm Graduating Senior Art Exhibition
    DePree Gallery
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm Hope-Geneva Bookstore
    DeWitt Student Center, Lower Level
    12:00 pm - 8:00 pm The Kletz Café and Coffeehouse
    DeWitt Student Center, Lower Level
    1:00 pm Fifty Year Circle Ceremony
    Dimnent Memorial Chapel
    All alumni, especially members of the Fifty Year Circle, are invited to join together as the Class of 1964 is welcomed into the Fifty Year Circle. The ceremony includes a performance by the Hope College Chapel Choir.
    1:00 pm Men's Lacrosse vs. Trine
    Van Andel Stadium
    1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Campus Tours
    Haworth Inn & Conference Center
    Explore campus with a current Hope student. Both walking tours and golf cart tours will be available. Sign up at the Resource Center.
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Hope College “Behind the Scenes”
    (Registration Required)
    Take an inside look at exciting programs and places. Tours are limited to 20 registered guests.

    De Pree Art Gallery and Underground Collection
    Led by Charles Mason, Kruizenga Art Museum Director

    Meet Our Newest Addition: Haworth Engineering Center
    Led by Roger Veldman, Engineering Professor and Chairperson

    5:00 pm Alumni Award Recipient Meet & Greet
    Haworth Inn and Conference Center
    Connect with students and alumni, meet President Knapp and the Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, J.C. Huizenga and Annette Kinsland Ziegler, at this pre-banquet gathering. Enjoy live-music and appetizers as guests arrive for the Annual Alumni Banquet.   
    6:00 pm Annual Alumni Banquet
    (Registration Required)
    Haworth Inn and Conference Center Ballroom
    All Hope alumni are invited to this celebration. Highlights include the presentation of the 2014 Alumni Awards, as well as recognition of the Class of 1964.

    Award Recipients

    at the Annual Alumni Banquet

    Distinguished Alumni Awards

    J.C. Huizenga ’73 is a successful entrepreneur, education reformer and business leader. He is the chairman and founder of the Huizenga Group, operating diverse manufacturing, contracting, and packaging companies. In 1995, J.C. founded National Heritage Academies, a leading charter school management company that serves more than 45,000 students in nine states. He has also launched PrepNet, which operates three charter high schools. Known as an active leader in education and business, his volunteerism extends internationally as past chair of the Haggai Institute International Board and chair of the U.S. Board of Stephen’s Children.
    The Honorable Annette Kingsland ’86 Ziegler was elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 2007. After earning her law degree from Marquette University, she worked in private practice engaged in civil litigation. She has served as a pro bono special assistant district attorney in Milwaukee County, an assistant United States attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and as Circuit Court judge, becoming the first female jurist in Washington County. She has taught as a faculty member at the Wisconsin Judicial College and is active in her community, volunteering for charitable and social welfare organizations.

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