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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Hope College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Hope College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Hope College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Hope College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Hope College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Hope College.

Alumni include Eric Christian Olsen, Sufjan Stevens and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Hope College?” and “Which celebrities are Hope College alumni?”
Robert H. Schuller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
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Robert Harold Schuller was an American Christian televangelist, pastor, motivational speaker, and author. Schuller was principally known for the weekly Hour of Power television program, which he began in 1970 and hosted until 2010. Schuller began broadcasting the program from the Neutra Sanctuary, with the encouragement of Billy Graham. He was also the founder of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, where the Hour of Power program was later broadcast. ...more

Age: 91

Birthplace: Alton, Iowa, United States of America

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Sufjan Stevens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
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Sufjan Stevens is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He first came to wider recognition with the 2000 album A Sun Came, which was released on the Asthmatic Kitty label he co-founded with his stepfather. He is perhaps best known for his 2005 album Illinois, which hit number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, and for the single "Chicago". Stevens has released albums of varying styles, from the electronica of Enjoy Your Rabbit and the lo-fi folk of Seven Swans to the symphonic instrumentation of Illinois and Christmas-themed Songs for Christmas. Stevens makes use of a variety of instruments, often playing many of them himself on the same recording, and writes ...more

Age: 42

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Robert A. Schuller is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
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Robert Anthony Schuller is an American author, televangelist and television executive. He was formerly a minister on the Hour of Power weekly television program broadcast from the Crystal Cathedral in Orange County, California, where he was named senior pastor in 2006. An ordained minister, Schuller is the only son of Crystal Cathedral founders Robert H. Schuller and Arvella Schuller. He is the best-selling author of Getting Through the going Through Stage, Dump Your Hang Up's, Possibility Living and the New York Times best seller Walking in Your Own Shoes. He was the senior pastor of the Hour of Power and the Crystal Cathedral for nearly three years, from January 2006 to November 2008. ...more

Age: 63

Birthplace: Blue Island, Illinois, United States of America

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Lynne Stewart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
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Lynne Irene Stewart is an American former attorney who was known for representing controversial, poor, and often unpopular defendants. She was convicted on charges of conspiracy and providing material support to terrorists in 2005, and sentenced to 28 months in prison. Her felony conviction led to her being automatically disbarred. She was convicted of helping pass messages from her client, Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, an Egyptian cleric convicted of planning terror attacks, to his followers in al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, an organization designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the United States Secretary of State. She was re-sentenced on July 15, 2010, to 10 years in prison in light of ...more

Age: 78

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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