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My Town: Jennifer Fellinger named vice president for public affairs and marketing at Hope College

My Town: Jennifer Fellinger named vice president for public affairs and marketing at Hope College

HOLLAND, Mich. – Jennifer Fellinger has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president for public affairs and marketing at Hope College.

She comes to Hope with a variety of experiences in marketing and communications in education, serving most recently as vice president for marketing and communication at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Wash., for the past three years.  She will begin her time at Hope in early July.

“We conducted a nationwide search and evaluated many highly qualified candidates for this position,” said Dr. John C. Knapp, president of Hope College.  “Jennifer Fellinger was clearly the best fit for Hope College’s mission and priorities.  I am confident her leadership will help the college develop an even stronger national and international reputation.”

My Town GR Central: Hundreds of students fill downtown Grand Rapids

My Town GR Central: Hundreds of students fill downtown Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Hundreds of high school and college students filled downtown Grand Rapids this past weekend for the Young America’s Foundation spring conference.

Organizers say more than 200 students took part in the two-day conference at the Amway Grand Plaza.  Students heard from Congressman Bill Huizenga, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Lt. Col. Allen West, Rachel Campos-Duffy and Bay Buchanan, who covered a variety of topics, including free enterprise, national defense and traditional values.

My Town:Students advance to Science Olympiad State Tournament

My Town:Students advance to Science Olympiad State Tournament

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—More than a dozen teams of West Michigan youth will head to Lansing next month for the Science Olympiad State Tournament.

The teams competed for a spot in the competition during the Region 12 Michigan Science Olympiad event held Saturday.  It was the 30th anniversary for the competition, held at Grand Valley State University.

Based on the results, the following teams will compete at the state Capitol:

            Middle School Teams (in order of place)

1.     Lakeshore Middle School

2.     Grandville Middle School

3.     Jenison Jr. High

4.     Chandler Woods Charter

My Town Holland: Hope College's student-run radio station wins four national awards

My Town Holland: Hope College's student-run radio station wins four national awards

HOLLAND, Mich.-- WTHS, the student-run FM radio station at Hope College, won four national awards during the 74th annual conference of the International Broadcasting System Inc.,  held in New York City March 7-9.

WTHS won first place among all college and university radio stations in the country for “Best Sports Talk Show,” with “Real Radio” by unior Nate Winter of Saugatuck and junior Tom Zahari of Canton, who is sports director and the news co-director.

My Town: 'Club Animalia' at Hope College receives national service award

My Town: 'Club Animalia' at Hope College receives national service award

HOLLAND, Mich. – The Club Animalia student organization at Hope College has received the national “Outstanding Community Service Award” from the American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (APVMA) for the second consecutive year.

The award was presented during the association’s 2014 Annual Symposium, held on Friday-Sunday, March 21-23, at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

The APVMA consists of nearly 100 institutions from around North America, only four of which are liberal arts colleges.  Approximately 400 students from more than 60 colleges and universities attended the symposium.

My Town: Hope College Conference to feature students' research on China missionaries

My Town: Hope College Conference to feature students' research on China missionaries

HOLLAND – Original research by Hope College history students will be featured in the conference “Cross-Cultural Encounters: China and the Reformed Church in America” on Friday, March 28, starting at 2 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The afternoon conference will feature presentations by four students who conducted independent research focused on RCA missionaries to Amoy (now Xiamen) on the southeast coast of mainland China during the latter-19th and early 20th centuries.  The event will conclude with a keynote address by Dr. Ryan Dunch of the University of Alberta in Canada.

My Town Holland: Hope College Named Outstanding Employer

My Town Holland: Hope College Named Outstanding Employer

HOLLAND, Mich. – For the ninth consecutive year, Hope College has been named one of the “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in West Michigan.

The competition is a program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA).  Hope and the region’s other 2014 winners will be recognized during the “West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” annual workforce symposium and awards program on Thursday, May 8, at the Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville.