John B. Nykerk

Content Early Life & Beginnings at Hope College Oxford’s Influence Religious Life Teaching at Hope College Bibliography By Anne O’Donnell Dr. John B, Nykerk is known most for his establishment of the Nykerk oration, song, and theatre competition at Hope College. However, his greater impact on the college was as a Western literature professor through Read More …

Philip Phelps Jr.

Content Youth & Education Seminary & Early Ministry Marriage & Family Called to Holland Holland Academy Hope Reformed Church Chartering Hope College President Philip Phelps Jr. Resignation & Return to New York Death & Legacy Gallery Bibliography By Victoria Henry and Madalyn DeJonge As the first president of Hope College, Philip Phelps’s vision and dedication Read More …

Douwe B. Yntema

Content Frisian Heritage A Family of Faith Education in Holland Marriage Return to Hope College Farming Children Community Outreach Retirement, Death, & Legacy Gallery Bibliography By Katelyn Dickerson Douwe B. Yntema was the son of Hessel O. Yntema. On February 9, 1833, Hessel married Klaaske van der Kooi. The Yntemas had nine children, but only Read More …