33 Notable alumni of
Hope College

Hope College is 1523rd in the world, 541st in North America, and 508th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 33 notable alumni from Hope College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Sufjan Stevens

    Sufjan Stevens
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Enrolled in Hope College
    Graduated with bachelor's degree
    Occupations
    singer-songwritercomposeroboistbanjoistrecord producer
    Biography

    Sufjan Stevens is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He has released nine solo studio albums and multiple collaborative albums with other artists. Stevens has received Grammy and Academy Award nominations.

  2. Kim Zimmer

    Kim Zimmer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    television actorstage actor
    Biography

    Kimberly Jo Zimmer is an American actress, best known for her role as Reva Shayne on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light. For this portrayal, she has won four Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

  3. Dave Brat

    Dave Brat
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in Hope College
    In 1986 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianprofessoreconomistbusiness consultantuniversity teacher
    Biography

    David Alan Brat is an American academic and politician who is the dean of the Liberty University School of Business. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the U.S. representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district from 2014 to 2019.

  4. Robert H. Schuller

    Robert H. Schuller
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-2015 (aged 89)
    Enrolled in Hope College
    Graduated with bachelor's degree
    Occupations
    pastornon-fiction writer
    Biography

    Robert Harold Schuller was an American Christian televangelist, pastor, motivational speaker, and author. In his five decades of television, Schuller was principally known for the weekly Hour of Power television program, which he began hosting in 1970 until his retirement in 2010. His grandson, Bobby Schuller, carries on the Hour of Power now airing for over fifty years. Schuller began broadcasting the program from the Neutra Sanctuary, with the encouragement of longtime friend Billy Graham after Schuller visited him in 1969. He was also the founder of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, where the Hour of Power program was later broadcast.

  5. Jim Kaat

    Jim Kaat
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    James Lee Kaat is an American former professional baseball player and television sports commentator. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a left-handed pitcher for the Washington Senators / Minnesota Twins (1959–1973), Chicago White Sox (1973–1975), Philadelphia Phillies (1976–1979), New York Yankees (1979–1980), and St. Louis Cardinals (1980–1983). His 25-year playing career spanned four decades.

  6. Pete Hoekstra

    Pete Hoekstra
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in Hope College
    In 1975 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatbusiness executive
    Biography

    Cornelis Piet "Pete" Hoekstra is a Dutch-American politician who served as the United States Ambassador to the Netherlands from January 10, 2018, to January 17, 2021. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as the U.S. representative for Michigan's 2nd congressional district from 1993 to 2011.

  7. Richard Smalley

    Richard Smalley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-2005 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    chemistprofessorscientist
    Biography

    Richard Errett Smalley was the Gene and Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry and a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University. In 1996, along with Robert Curl, also a professor of chemistry at Rice, and Harold Kroto, a professor at the University of Sussex, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of a new form of carbon, buckminsterfullerene, also known as buckyballs. He was an advocate of nanotechnology and its applications.

  8. Kevin DeYoung

    Kevin DeYoung
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    Kevin DeYoung is an American Reformed theologian and author. He is currently the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church, in Matthews, North Carolina. The church he previously pastored, University Reformed Church (East Lansing, Michigan), shifted to the Presbyterian Church in America in March 2015 after having been a member of the Reformed Church in America.

  9. A. J. Muste

    A. J. Muste
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1885-1967 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    theologiantrade unionistpastorteacher
    Biography

    Abraham Johannes Muste was a Dutch-born American clergyman and political activist. He is best remembered for his work in the labor movement, pacifist movement, antiwar movement, and civil rights movement.

  10. John Moolenaar

    John Moolenaar
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Enrolled in Hope College
    In 1983 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    politicianchemistacademic administrationbusinessperson
    Biography

    John Robert Moolenaar is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Michigan's 4th congressional district since 2015. A member of the Republican Party, he served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2003 to 2008 and the Michigan Senate from 2011 to 2014.

  11. Terri Lynn Land

    Terri Lynn Land
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Terri Lynn Land is an American politician who served as Michigan's 41st Secretary of State. In 2012, Land was elected to the Republican National Committee. She was the Republican nominee for the 2014 United States Senate race in Michigan, losing in the general election to Democrat Gary Peters.

  12. Rachel Reenstra

    Rachel Reenstra
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Enrolled in Hope College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in theatre
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Rachel Reenstra is an American comedian, actress, and wildlife conservationist from Saugatuck, Michigan.

  13. Rob Malda

    Rob Malda
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Rob Malda, also known as CmdrTaco, is an American Internet content author, and former editor-in-chief of the website Slashdot.

  14. Guy Vander Jagt

    Guy Vander Jagt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-2007 (aged 76)
    Enrolled in Hope College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Guy Adrian Vander Jagt was a Republican politician from Michigan. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

  15. Larry Siedentop

    Larry Siedentop
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Enrolled in Hope College
    Graduated with bachelor's degree
    Occupations
    philosopherauthor
    Biography

    Sir Larry Alan Siedentop is an American-born British political philosopher with a special interest in 19th-century French liberalism. He is the author of Democracy in Europe and an occasional contributor to several major British daily newspapers, including the Financial Times and The Times.

  16. Jeff Bates

    Jeff Bates
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Jeff Bates, also known as hemos, is the co-founder of Slashdot along with Rob Malda. Bates graduated from Holland Christian High School in 1994 and received a Bachelor's degree in History and Biology from Hope College in 1998.

  17. D.J. Reyburn

    D.J. Reyburn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Enrolled in Hope College
    Graduated with bachelor's degree in sociology
    Occupations
    baseball umpire
    Biography

    Daniel James Reyburn is an American Major League Baseball umpire. He wore uniform number 70 when he first came up to MLB, then changed to number 17 starting with the 2018 season.

  18. Craig S. Morford

    Craig S. Morford
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Craig S. Morford is an American attorney and former acting United States Deputy Attorney General.

  19. Nancy Torresen

    Nancy Torresen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Nancy Torresen is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine. She is the first female judge to serve in the District of Maine.

  20. Eugene Sutton

    Eugene Sutton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in Hope College
    Graduated with bachelor's degree
    Occupations
    priest
    Biography

    Eugene Taylor Sutton is the 14th and current Episcopal Bishop of Maryland.

  21. Arend Lubbers

    Arend Lubbers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-.. (age 91)
    Biography

    Arend Donselaar "Don" Lubbers was president of Grand Valley State University (and predecessor Grand Valley State College) from 1969 to 2001. He was the second president of Grand Valley, serving after James Zumberge and before Mark Murray. He currently holds the title of President Emeritus. Most of the university's growth came during his tenure.

  22. George F. Veenker

    George F. Veenker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1894-1959 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    baseball playerbasketball coachathletics competitor
    Biography

    George Frederick Veenker was an American football and basketball coach. He was the head basketball coach at the University of Michigan from 1928 to 1931 and also served as an assistant football coach at Michigan from 1926 to 1929. From 1931 to 1936, he was the head football coach at Iowa State College (now known as Iowa State University). He was also the athletic director at Iowa State from 1933 to 1945.

  23. Carol van Voorst

    Carol van Voorst
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in Hope College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Carol Lee van Voorst is an American diplomat who served as the former United States Ambassador to Iceland. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 18, 2005, after being nominated by President George W. Bush on October 28, 2005. Her mission was terminated on January 20, 2009.

  24. Gregg A. Mast

    Gregg A. Mast
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Gregg Alan Mast was a Reformed clergyman, scholar, and seminary president. Mast was the author of six books on Christian practice and theology, and the editor of a collection of sermons by Reformed minister and theologian Howard G. Hageman

  25. Robert Danhof

    Robert Danhof
    Years
    1925-2013 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    lawyerpoliticianjudge
    Biography

    Robert J. Danhof was an American jurist.

  26. Andy Ponstein

    Andy Ponstein
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Enrolled in Hope College
    Graduated with bachelor's degree
    Occupations
    racing driver
    Biography

    Andrew Ponstein is an American professional stock car racing driver. He is a former competitor in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and ARCA Re/Max Series.

  27. David E. White

    David E. White
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Enrolled in Hope College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    David Edward White is a retired rear admiral in the United States Navy. He was Chief of Chaplains of the United States Navy from August 1991 to August 1994. He earned an A.B. degree from Hope College in 1960 and an M.Div. degree from the New Brunswick Theological Seminary in 1963. White was commissioned as an ensign on March 5, 1962 and promoted to lieutenant (junior grade) after completing his training as a Reformed Church in America minister. He later received an M.S. degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1973.

  28. Donald Kroodsma

    Donald Kroodsma
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    ornithologist
    Biography

    Donald Eugene Kroodsma is an American author and ornithologist, one of the world's leading experts on the science of birdsong.

  29. John E. Visser

    John E. Visser
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1920-1997 (aged 77)
    Biography

    John Evert Visser was an American education administrator, mostly known for serving as the twelfth president of Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. Before serving as president of Emporia State, Visser was an assistant to the president at Ball State University, and held several administrative jobs in higher education. After serving as president of Emporia State, Visser served as several interim titles across the United States.

  30. John R. Dethmers

    John R. Dethmers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1903-1971 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    lawyerpoliticianjudge
    Biography

    John R. Dethmers was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

  31. Thomas J. Plewes

    Thomas J. Plewes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Enrolled in Hope College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in economics
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Thomas Jeffrey Plewes is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Army. He is a former chief of the United States Army Reserve, a position he held from May 25, 1998 to May 24, 2002.

  32. Edward Wichers

    Edward Wichers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1892-1984 (aged 92)
    Enrolled in Hope College
    Graduated with bachelor's degree in chemistry
    Occupations
    chemist
    Biography

    Edward Wichers was a US chemist and Associate Director of the National Bureau of Standards from 1958-62. He is notable for his work on atomic weights of the elements.

  33. Marianne Walck

    Marianne Walck
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Marianne C. Walck is the Chief Research Officer at the Idaho National Laboratory. She previously served as Vice President of the Sandia National Laboratories, where she led nuclear weapons stewardship.