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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?”
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Robert H. Schuller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
Televangelist, Writer
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 ...more
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Sufjan Stevens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter
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 ...more
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Robert A. Schuller is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
Televangelist, Pastor, Writer
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 ...more
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Lynne Stewart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
Librarian, Lawyer
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 ...more
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Richard Smalley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
Chemist, Professor, Scientist
Richard Errett Smalley was the Gene and Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry and a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University, in Houston, Texas. In 1996, along with Robert Curl, ...more
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Brian Schipper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
Businessperson
Brian Schipper is a Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Cisco Systems. He has over twenty-five years of wide ranging HR experience. Schipper and his Cisco HR team provide the people and ...more
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Kim Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
Actor
Kim Zimmer is an American actress, best known for her television roles as Echo DiSavoy on One Life to Live and as Reva Shayne on Guiding Light. She has won four Daytime Emmy Award for ...more
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Pete Hoekstra is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
Politician
Peter "Pete" Hoekstra is a Dutch-American politician who is a former member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Michigan's 2nd congressional district from 1993 ...more
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Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
Commentator, Announcer, Baseball player
James Lee "Jim" Kaat, nicknamed "Kitty", is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, ...more
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Rob Malda is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
Rob Malda
Rob Malda, also known as CmdrTaco, is an American Internet content author, and former editor-in-chief of the website Slashdot.
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Craig S. Morford is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
Craig S. Morford is an American attorney and former acting United States Deputy Attorney General.
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Sylvia T. Ceyer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
Chemist
Sylvia Teresse Ceyer is a professor of chemistry at MIT, holding the John C. Sheehan Chair in Chemistry. Until 2006, she held the chemistry chair of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Eric Christian Olsen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Eric Christian Olsen is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his portrayals of Detective Marty Deeks on the CBS television series NCIS: Los Angeles, and of Austin in the film Not ...more
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Samuel Marinus Zwemer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
Samuel Marinus Zwemer
Samuel Marinus Zwemer, nicknamed The Apostle to Islam, was an American missionary, traveler, and scholar. He was born at Vriesland, Michigan. In 1887 he received an A.B. from Hope College, ...more
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Rachel Reenstra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
Rachel Reenstra Comedian, Actor
Rachel Reenstra is an American comedian and actress.
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Annette Ziegler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
Judge, Lawyer
Annette Ziegler is an American attorney and judge. She is currently a justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Ziegler received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Psychology ...more
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A. J. Muste is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
A. J. Muste Pastor
The Reverend Abraham Johannes "A.J." Muste was a Dutch-born American clergyman and political activist. Muste is best remembered for his work in the labor movement, pacifist movement, ...more
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Guy Vander Jagt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
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. Vander ...more
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Eugene van Tamelen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
Eugene van Tamelen
Eugene Earle van Tamelen was an organic chemist who is especially recognized for his contributions to bioorganic chemistry. Van Tamelen published five papers while an undergraduate at Hope ...more
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Arend Lubbers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
Arend Lubbers
Arend Donselaar Lubbers was president of Grand Valley State University from 1969 to 2001. He was the second president of Grand Valley, serving after James Zumberge and before Mark Murray. He ...more
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David A. Noebel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
David A. Noebel
David A. Noebel is an American religious leader and writer. He is the former director of Summit Ministries, in Manitou Springs, Colorado in the United States. Since the 1960s, he has written ...more
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Terri Lynn Land is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
Terri Lynn Land Politician
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 ...more
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Joe Miklosi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
Joe Miklosi Business development
Joe Miklosi is an American politician. He served as legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado. Elected to the Colorado House of Representatives as a Democrat in 2008, Miklosi represented House ...more
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Larry Siedentop is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
Larry Siedentop
Larry Siedentop is a U.S.-born British political philosopher with a special interest in nineteenth-century French liberalism. He is the author of Democracy in Europe, and an occasional ...more
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Robert E. Van Voorst is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Hope College Alumni
Robert E. Van Voorst
Robert E. Van Voorst is an American theologian and educator. He is a Professor of New Testament Studies at Western Theological Seminary, in Holland, Michigan, and has published scholarly works ...more