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Past Recipients

If you are looking for a list of impressive Hope graduates, look no further. These alumni have received awards presented by the Alumni Association and affinity groups.

Distinguished Alumni Award

Recipient Year
Jalaa' Abdelwahab 鈥97 2022
John Abe 鈥79 1995
George E. Arwady 鈥69 1984
Lynn Davis 鈥71 Austin 2018
Kathy Button 鈥79 Beauregard 2000
Carol Bechtel 鈥81 2010
 Elizabeth Smith 鈥31 Becker  1976
 Robert Bedingfield 鈥56  1996
 Connie Hinga 鈥49 Boersma  1978
 Max D. Boersma 鈥46 1978 
 Vernon L. Boersma 鈥44 1975 
Tim Brown 鈥73 2022
Glenn Bruggers 鈥48 2000
Phyllis Voss 鈥47 Bruggers 2000
Elton Bruins 鈥50 2020
James Bultman 鈥63 1995
Warren D. 鈥51 Burgess 1994
Phyllis Brink 鈥58 Bursma 1987
Harvey J. Buter 鈥48 1977
Mina Becker 鈥36 Buys 1972
J. Scott Carpenter 鈥87  2013
Sylvia T. Ceyer 鈥74 1993
James I. Cook 鈥48 1985
Lori Siegel 鈥85 Cook 2001
Jeffrey D. Cordes 鈥80 1993
Eugene F. Damstra 鈥28 1970
Willard G. DeGroot 鈥39 1972
Richard Decker 鈥56 1998
Randall Dekker 鈥47 1987
Robert N. DeYoung 鈥56 1999
Paul DeWeese 鈥77 1994
Jack H. DeWitt 鈥32 1974
Robert Donia 鈥67 2010
Harvey Doorenbos 鈥55 1997
George C. Douma 鈥36 1999
Margaret Hospers 鈥55 Doorenbos 1997
John Dryfhout 鈥64 1996
Geraldine Dykhuizen 鈥26 1995
D. Ivan Dykstra 鈥35 1970
Linda Dykstra 鈥66 2001
Sue Bruggink 鈥73 Edema 1991
Lois Ellert 鈥36 1997
Marjorie Lucking 鈥48 French 1984
Paul G. Fried 鈥46 1984
Deb Heydenburg 鈥87 Fuller 2021
Helen Howard 鈥54 Hanson 1994
Elmer E. Hartgerink 鈥39 1988
Jack Hascup 鈥53 1984
James Hawkins 鈥64 1997
H. Sidney Heersma 鈥30 1991
William Heydorn 鈥55 2011
Renze Hoeksema 鈥48 1998
George J. Hoekstra 鈥53 1980
Harvey J. Hoekstra 鈥45 1975
Peter Hoekstra 鈥75 2001
Helen Taylor 鈥58 Hofman 2006
J. Samuel Hofman 鈥55 2006
John Charles (J.C.) Huizenga 鈥73  2014
Eugene Jekel 鈥52 1987
Warren Kane 鈥57 1984
Meredith Arwady 鈥00 Kahrl 2018
John L. Kemink 鈥71 1992
Gerrit J. Kemme 鈥26 1983
Roger Kempers 鈥49 2001
Everett Kleinjans 鈥43 1976
Owen J. Koeppe 鈥49 1979
Harvey Koop 鈥43 1979
Mary Hemmes 鈥46 Koop 1979
Donald Kroodsma 鈥68 2008
Frederick "Fritz" Kruithof 鈥61 1999
Herman A. Kruizenga 鈥30 1981
Richard J. Kruizenga 鈥52 1984
Tim Laman 鈥83 2016
Elsie Parsons 鈥46 Lamb 1984
J. Oliver 鈥39 Lampen 1972
Calvin Langejans 鈥58 2004
Janet Lawrence 鈥80 1997
Thelma Leenhouts 鈥66 2006
Harold F. Leestma 鈥39 1976
Kenneth N. Leestma 鈥52 1986
Lloyd J. Lemmen 鈥44 1990
Jennifer Liggett 鈥80 1999
Louis E. Lotz 鈥72 1992
Edwin Luidens 鈥40 1978
Ruth Stegenga 鈥42 Luidens 1978
Lara Plewka 鈥98 MacGregor 2021
Mike Magan 鈥88 2017
Beth Marcus 鈥42 1993
Gregg Mast 鈥74  2000
Jim McFarlin 鈥74 2019
Wesley S. Michaelson 鈥67 1970 
Craig Morford 鈥81 2020
Dirk Mouw 鈥29 1983 
Bernard J. Mulder 鈥23 1982 
Donald G. Mulder 鈥48 1971
John M. Mulder 鈥67 1971
Laura M. Mumford 鈥71 1985
Samuel Ndimbo 鈥69 2004
Bruce Neckers 鈥65 2002
Douglas Neckers 鈥60 2015
James Neckers 鈥23 1996
James Neevel 鈥56 1987
Everett Nienhouse 鈥58 2012
Milton Nieuwsma 鈥63 2009
Lucille Brunsting 鈥49 Noordhoff 1986
M. Samuel 鈥50 Noordhoff 1986
Eleanore Short 鈥51 Norden 1992
Russell L. Norden 鈥49 1992
Stephen M. Norden 鈥74 1989
Thomas Nowotny 鈥59 2016
Andrew G. Nyboer 鈥39 1989
Yoshie Ogawa 鈥58 1989
M. Eugene Osterhaven 鈥37 1993
Dean Overman 鈥65 2010
Alfred M. Popma 鈥28 1981
William Poppink 鈥37 2002
Jerald Redeker 鈥56 1987
James Riekse, Sr. 鈥41 2000
A. Paul Schaap 鈥67 2006
Ronald Schipper 鈥52 1994
Joel E. Schoon-Tanis 鈥89  2013
Robert H. Schuller 鈥47 1970
Sylvio Scorza 鈥45 1989
Marilyn J. Scudder 鈥60 1988
Lawrence Schut 鈥58 2003
Daryl L. Siedentop 鈥60 1990
Larry Siedentop 鈥57 2007
Gerald Sittser 鈥72 2009
Evelyn Van Dam 鈥50 Smallegan 1982
Jon Soderstrom 鈥76 2011
Watson N. Spoelstra 鈥32 1990
Richard E. Smalley 鈥65 2005
Harvey Staal 鈥43 1991
Henry J. Steffens 鈥30 1981
Vernon Sterk 鈥64 1995
Carla Vande Bunte 鈥65 Sterk 1995
A. Dale Stoppels 鈥47 1982
Marian Anderson 鈥31 Stryker 1974
Eugene Sutton 鈥76 2003
Ruth Ziemann 鈥67 Sweetser 2008
Howard G. Teusink 鈥35 1979
Norman Thompson 鈥53 2004
Barabara Timmer 鈥69 2003
Barbara Folensbee 鈥43 Timmer 1980
J. Norman Timmer 鈥38 1980
Johnnie Tuitel 鈥88 2003
Frederick E. Vandenberg 鈥53 1975
Alvin W. Vanderbush 鈥29 1974
Delbert Vander Haar 鈥44 1998
Gertrude Maassen 鈥47 Vander Haar 1998
Guy A. VanderJagt 鈥53 1973
John C. vanDerVelde 鈥52 1985
Randall VandeWater 鈥52 1986
Isla Pruim 鈥24 VanEenenaam 1974
Charles VanEngen 鈥70 1998
Eloise Hinkamp 鈥51 VanHeest 2004
Gerard VanHeest 鈥49 2004
Bruce L. VanVoorst 1970
Glenn 鈥64 and Jackie Nyboer 鈥67 Van Wieren 2012
Jeannette Veldman 鈥26 1971
Jerold Veldman 鈥55 2015
Lois Tornga 鈥56 Veldman 2015
Lucille VanderWerf 鈥23 Veneklasen 1970
Douglas Van Wieren 鈥88 2019
Carl VerBeek 鈥59 2007
John H. Versteeg 鈥65 1984
Harrison Visscher 鈥51 1991
Marjorie Dykema 鈥53 Visscher 2002
Mary Zweizig 鈥52 Visscher 1991
Maurice B. Visscher 鈥22 1980
Robert Visscher 鈥51 2002
Charles Votaw 鈥51 1997
May Korteling 鈥52 Votaw 1997
Wayne Vriesman 鈥59 1995
William Waggoner 鈥58 2005
Marie Verduin 鈥34 Walvoord 1975
Donald Walchenbach 鈥49 1973
Elaine Bielefeld 鈥46 Walchenbach 1973
Ling Chi Wang 鈥61 2005
T. Elliott Weier 鈥26 1978
Janet Baird 鈥58 Weisiger 1977
Richard F. Welch 鈥50 1973
Kenneth J. Weller 鈥48 1971
Wendell Wierenga 鈥70 2017
John K. Winter 鈥30 1992
William G. Winter 鈥30 1992
Dwight P. Yntema 鈥26 1977
Annette Kingsland 鈥86 Ziegler  2014
Ten Under Ten Award
Recipient Year
Sara Duhr 鈥12 Bazydlo 2022
Natalie Brown 鈥17 2021
Stephanie Bogema 鈥10 2020
Eden Collins 鈥12 2022
Joshua Coooper 鈥17 2022
James DelBene 鈥12 2021
Hillary Delhagen 鈥09 2019
Charlyn Pelter 鈥15 DeWitt 2020
Kristin Dittenhafer-Reed 鈥09 2019
Divya Dhaliwal 鈥14 2021
Palmer D'Orazio 鈥16 2021
Meagan Elinski 鈥13 2020
Sarah Watkins 鈥08 Fabian 2018
Larissa Fall 鈥14 2021
Jordan Fuller 鈥10 2020
Tom Gable 鈥13 2020
Lindsey Ferguson 鈥09 Hanson 2019
Allix Hutchison 鈥17 2022
Anysie Ishimwe 鈥16 2021
Alecia Ivery 鈥13 2022
Annalise Klein 鈥14 2020
Xander Krieg 鈥12 2018
Jonas Lawson 鈥13 2018
Nicholas Leonard 鈥12 2022
Adam Maley 鈥12 2019
Emery Max 鈥12 2021
Christine Washington 鈥09 Michel 2019
Maggie Mohr 鈥09 2018
Isabel Morris 鈥15 2022
Karly Murphy 鈥11 2021
Quinn Nystrom 鈥08 2018
Samantha Poon 鈥14 2022
Izzy Rhodes 鈥11 2018
Travis Reith 鈥10 2018
Chaz Shelton 鈥09 2018
Brandon Siakel 鈥11 2021
Molly Skawski 鈥15 2021
Peter Stoepker 鈥10 2020
Marco Tori 鈥12 2022
Diego Romero 鈥09 2019
Rachel Bakken 鈥09 Romero 2019
Andreana Rosnik 鈥13 2019
Carl Scholten 鈥11 2018
Luis Silva 鈥10 2020
Katherine Stritzke 鈥08 Simons 2018
Eric Vachon 鈥14 2020
Alexandra Vroom 鈥19 2022
Amy Fisher 鈥10 Weibley 2020
Allison Garza 鈥10 Wicker 2019
Meritorious Service Award

Recipient Year
James Boelkins 鈥66  2013
Connie Hinga 鈥49 Boersma 2011
Ronald Boeve 鈥60 1994
Sonja Boeve 1994
Gordon Brewer 鈥48 1996
Elton Bruins 鈥50 2009
Ronald Deenik 鈥73 1995
Robert N. DeYoung 鈥56 2014
Lamont Dirkse 鈥50 1994
Ruth DeGraaf 鈥50 Dirkse 1994
Eva Dean Folkert 鈥83 2022
Richard Huff 鈥52 2004
Norman "Bunko" Japinga 1997
Mary Lammers 鈥60 Kempker 1993
Albert McGeehan 鈥66 2009
Jacob Nyenhuis 2001
Robert Pocock 鈥77 1995
Roger Rietberg 鈥47 1998
Robert Ritsema 鈥57 1999
Tom Renner 鈥67 2012
Vernon Schipper 鈥51 1997
Kathleen Stratton 鈥78 1995
Barbara Dee Folensbee 鈥43 Timmer 2012
Robert VanDis 鈥47 1995
F. Phillip Van Eyl 鈥55 1993
Gordon Van Wylen 1998
Margaret DeWitt Van Wylen 1998
Helen Thompson 鈥45 Voogd 1994
Henry Voogd 鈥41 1994
Young Alumni Award

Recipient Year
Jalaa鈥 Abdelwahab 鈥97 2010
Meredith Arwady 鈥00 2007
Jeffrey Bates 鈥98 2009
Daniel Capps 鈥98 2012
John Conlon 鈥97 2010
Sarah Sanderson 鈥03 Doyle 2017
Josiah Dykstra 鈥02 2017
Timothy Dykstra 鈥98 2011
Jodi M. Kurtze 鈥01 2007
Emilie Dykstra Goris 鈥08 2016
Maxine Gray 鈥04 2014
Seth 鈥97 and Stephanie 鈥97 Kaper-Dale 2012
Kristina A. Kyles 鈥04 2008
Jeremy Latchaw 鈥00 2015
Jonathan Moerdyk 鈥09 2016
Luke Pinkerton 鈥97 2010
Matt Scogin 鈥02 2014
Todd Soderquist 鈥98 2011
Matt Van Der Wende 鈥05 2015
Hope for Humanity Award

Recipient Year
Kurt Avery 鈥74 2019
R. Jack Baas 鈥42 2003
James W. Baar 鈥42 1998
Kathy Button 鈥79 Beauregard 2012
Vern Boersma 鈥44 2004
Ron Boeve 鈥60 2006
Gordon Brewer 鈥48 2001
James 鈥63 and Martie Tucker 鈥63 Bultman 2011
Ekdal Buys 鈥37 1994
Russell DeVette 鈥45 2007
Robert N. DeYoung 鈥56 1995
Mary Dykema 鈥73 1992
Elinor Jordan 鈥04 2020
Jack Klunder 鈥74 1997
Herm Laug 鈥29 1990
George Moger 鈥78 1991
Dick Nieusma 鈥52 2000
Ross Nykamp 鈥78 1993
Rick Reece 鈥82 2017
Tom Renner 鈥67 2014
Jon Mark Schoon 鈥63 2005
Vern Sterk 鈥64 2018
William R. Vanderbilt 鈥61 1999
Robert Van Dis 鈥47 2002
Jaci VanHeest 鈥84 2009
Glenn Van Wieren 鈥64 2010
Kenneth J. Weller 鈥48 2008
Karla Hoesch 鈥73 Wolters  2010