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Hope College Graduation Activities Announced
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Hope College Graduation Activities Announced

HOLLAND - Hope College is anticipating that a record number of graduating seniors will cross the Commencement stage on Sunday, May 8.

The approximately 730 seniors surpass the previous high of 718 in 2007.  The figures reflect that the Classes of 2007 and 2011 were also the largest incoming classes in the fall of 2003 and fall of 2007 respectively.

The college's 146th Commencement will be held at 3 p.m. at Holland Municipal Stadium.  Baccalaureate will be held earlier in the day, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The Commencement speaker will be Dr. Jesus Montaño, associate professor of English at Hope.  The Baccalaureate sermon will be delivered by the Rev. Dr. Blaine Newhouse, currently pastor of preaching and leadership with Calvary Reformed Church in Holland and newly appointed executive director of Geneva Camp and Retreat Center.

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