H88-1020.10. Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. Records, ca. 1980-ongoing. 0.50 linear ft.


Hope College

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The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations oversees the Alumni Association and the Alumni Board of Directors and is responsible for carrying out all alumni related events. The collection includes correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes and photographs from the Parent’s Council, several alumni surveys (Hope College, Survey of Donor, Lapsed Donor, and Non-Donor Alumni and Parents, 1988; Final Report from the Strategic Thinking Committees for Image, Public Relations and Integrated Marketing, May 2005; Preliminary Data Tables, Hope College Survey, ca. 1980; 2005 Young Alumni Survey; materials sent and given to alumni during Alumni Weekend and the celebration of the Sesquicentennial of Hope College 2016; and News from Hope College Alumni Readership Survey, August 2004). The collection also contains a deck of informational photograph cards, called Hope Traditions (2011, 2013), that document campus statues, Dutch the college mascot, president James Bultman, black squirrels, famous alum Dr. Richard Smalley, Elvis the dog, Van Vleck Hall, Lubbers Hall, the Hope College arch, the President’s Home, Pine Grove, Graves Hall, the Anchor, Dimnent Chapel, the Kletz, Knickerbocker Theatre, Frisbee golf, Reformed Church in America connection to Hope College, Van Raalte Hall, the campus’ Christian character, the campus’ original five acres, Greek life, the motto My Anchor of Hope (Spera in Deo/Hope in God), The Pull, convocation, commencement, Critical Issues Symposium, Nykerk Cup, student publications, the alma mater hymn, Spring Fling, Vespers, orientation, senior class gift, the rivalry between Calvin College and Hope College, alumni giving, scholarships, history of diversity, homecoming, and service learning.


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