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C o NT e NTS NewS From HoPe College Volume 44, No. 4 April 2013 2 4 5 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 21 31 “Quote, unquote” Events Celebrating CASA’s impact. Activities forthcoming. Campus Scene Campus News News from the halls of Hope. Distinctive Dr. John C. Knapp Named Hope’s 12th President. Alumni Profile Portraits honor four journeys and a history of inclusion. Hope Campus Profile HASP marks a quarter century of providing learning in retirement. A Greater Hope Scholarship helps students and enhances global reach. Faculty Profile Celebrating careers spent in service to students. Winter Sports Report The season past in overview. Alumni Profile Tim Laman ’83 chronicles the colorful Birds of Paradise. Classnotes News of the alumni family. A Closing Look graduates know that the reputation of Hope College — from the competitive marketplace to top-tier professional and graduate schools — is extremely beneficial. To examine how Hope graduates get results, the college conducts an annual graduate Survey within six months of graduation. This year’s survey found 94 percent of the Class of 2012 employed, in graduate school or both. The overall unemployment rates for the nation and michigan in the same time frame (october-November 2012) were about 7.8 percent and 8.9 percent respectively. Among other results, the survey found that 94 percent of the graduates were in their first or second choice of graduate school, and that 60 percent held an internship while at Hope. The rate of response itself was good news, with 91 percent of the class participating. more about the survey is online. hope.edu/alumni/career Printed using soy-based inks. June 2012 April 2013 3

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