Articles by Alayna Parsons-Valles


Philadelphia Center takes on new leadership

  Hope College’s Philadelphia Center representative, Celina Madden, shared opportunities available to the students through the domestic study program in an information session and presentation. The program is a semester-long, internship-based program. The Philadelphia Center was established in 1967 by the Great Lakes Colleges Association. The semester is an off- campus urban experimental  program that…


Nobel prize winner visits campus

  On Thursday and Friday, Hope College’s Natural and Applied Sciences Division will welcome Dr. Peter Agre, as he headlines the annual Gentile Interdisciplinary Lectureship. Agre studied chemistry at Augsburg College and medicine at John Hopkins. Agre went on to join John Hopkins School of Medicine faculty in 1984 and eventually went on to become…


Where is the motivation to attend college?

Hope College’s Dr. Temple Smith explores college-aged populations and the impact of childhood poverty on aspirations. Dr. Smith is dedicated to mentoring undergraduate students and addressing systemic educational inequities among college populations. Smith is an assistant professor of sociology and social work. She attended Michigan State University, where she received her B.A. and PhD in…


Empowering women in STEM jobs

Hope College presented biology seminar “Current Issues for Women in Medicine and Science-Let’s Discuss.” The seminar was led by Dr. Kanakadurga (Durga) Singer ,visiting from the University of Michigan medical school. Dr. Singer was hosted by Hope’s Ginny McDonough, professor of biology and department chair. She received her undergraduate degree in biophysics from John Hopkins…


StrikeTime takes the stage at the Knick

Hope College’s Dance Department’s Striketime Dance Theatre presented “Dance for Children” last Friday and Saturday in the Knickerbocker Theatre. Striketime is a pre-professional dance company that provides outreach assemblies and performances for young audiences. Striketime aims to teach. Company members include Gillian Bourke (’19), Taylor Clegg (’17), Abigail Daniels (’19), Catherine Dustrude (’19), Victoria Homann,…