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Scott VanderStoep Chosen for National Leadership Development Program

HOLLAND – Dr. Scott VanderStoep, professor of psychology and chairperson of the department at Hope College, is one of only 42 faculty or administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute to participate in a year-long Senior Leadership Academy.

The purpose of the academy is to prepare faculty and administrators for senior leadership positions in any division—including academic affairs, student affairs, finance, enrollment management, and advancement—in independent higher education.  As a participant, VanderStoep will attend two seminars, one in the fall in Williamsburg, Va., on Friday-Sunday, Nov. 5–7, and one in the spring in Washington, D.C.

Hundreds of Students to Spend Day Volunteering

HOLLAND – Some 375 Hope College students will participate in service projects throughout the area through the college’s “Time to Serve” program on Saturday, Sept. 11.

Most of the students will be members of the newly arrived freshman Class of 2014.  The students signed up shortly after their arrival at Hope, during “New Student Orientation,” for the mass volunteer effort.

The students will be working in groups of six to 12 at more than three dozen sites from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Projects are scheduled throughout the greater Holland area, and will range from sorting at Bibles for Mexico and Goodwill Industries, to spreading wood chips at the Critter Barn, to groundskeeping and cleaning at many area churches.

The “Time to Serve” program is designed to help new students learn about service while helping and getting to know their community and becoming better acquainted with one another.