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Women of Color and Senior Recognition Event


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Testimonials by outstanding senior students reflecting on their experiences at Hope College will be featured during the Hope College Senior Recognition and Women of Color Celebration on Wednesday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Haworth Inn and Conference Center.

The students scheduled to speak, and their academic majors, are seniors Diana Cortes (communication) of Holland, Michigan; Sieun Ruth Lee (chemistry) of Seoul, South Korea; Naomi Scott (nursing) of Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and Curissa Sutherland-Smith (psychology) of Chicago, Illinois. Also included in the evening celebration will be a senior recognition for all graduating students of color.

The event is hosted by the college’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion in collaboration with the Student Development Office.

Advance tickets are required by Wednesday, April 4. Tickets, which include dinner, are free for Hope students, $15 for members of the Hope faculty and staff, and $20 for the general public, and may be purchased through the college’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion. The office, located in the Bultman Student Center, is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be emailed at diversity@hope.edu or called at (616) 395-7867.

The Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center is located at 115 E. 12th St., at the center of the Hope campus between College and Columbia avenues along the former 12th Street. The Haworth Inn and Conference Center is located at 225 College Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.