HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - The 148th graduation ceremony of Hope College was held before a capacity crowd at the newly-renamed Smith Stadium in Holland yesterday. Dr. Stacy Jackson, the school’s economic department chairman, delivered the commencement address. This was the final graduation ceremony presided over by Dr. James Bultman, who is retiring as Hope’s president on June 30th. The late GW Haworth, along with his son Richard, received honorary doctorates, while English department chairman Dr. Peter Schakel captured the Hope Outstanding Professor Educator award from the Class of 2013.
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