H09-0431. Outreach. 2008-ongoing. (electronic link)


Hope College

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Hope College has established Outreach, a diversity journal focused on proactively sharing the message of the accomplishments, progress and challenges in making the college a more diverse institution of higher learning. Outreach is distributed to a growing number of alumni, parents, friends, donors, foundations and corporations who are interested in the issues of diversity in higher education in general, and the priority that diversity has among the college leadership and within Hope’s strategic plan specifically. Outreach is the first-ever publication at Hope devoted to the intentional communication of diversity and inclusion. Published by the Office of College Advancement, the journal’s editorial team consists of an interdepartmental team with responsibilities in advancement, alumni relations, public relations and multicultural education: Eric K. Foster, advancement officer for diversity and inclusion and editor-in-chief of Outreach; Jason Cash, campaign associate for college advancement; Alfredo Gonzales, associate provost and dean for multicultural and international education; Vanessa Greene, director of multicultural education; Greg Olgers, director of news media services and managing editor of “News from Hope College”; Mary Remenschneider, director of alumni and parent relations; and Scott Wolterink, vice president for college advancement. Hilary Bosscher ‘08, student communications assistant, was instrumental in the development and production of the first issue. Taylor Hughes ‘09, student communications assistant and David Moore ‘10, student communications assistant worked on volume 2. Along with profiles, Outreach will convey for readers the notable goals for College Advancement to secure endowed funds for a variety of diversity initiatives. Those goals and needs range from providing more opportunities for Hope students to study abroad in addition to obtaining funds for attracting more international students to Hope; to securing endowed funds for scholarships; to increasing support from foundations and corporations that enable the improvement of academic programs and the institutional commitment to diversity.


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