Hampton Receives H.O.P.E. Award Posthumously

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Capture12345Dr. Jennifer Hampton, age 48, of the Hope College physics faculty, who was killed in an automobile accident in Holland on March 14, has received this year's Hope Outstanding Professor Educator (H.O.P.E.) Award from the graduating Class of 2021.

The H.O.P.E. award, first given in 1965, is presented by the graduating class to the professor who they feel epitomizes the best qualities of the Hope College educator. This year is the first time that the honoree has been chosen posthumously.

Hampton was a professor of physics and department chair at Hope, where she had taught since 2007. She was named the H.O.P.E. Award's recipient during the college's Commencement ceremony, held at the Ray and Sue Smith Stadium on Sunday, May 16

Hampton was a member of Faith Christian Reformed Church in Holland, where she regularly participated in the worship team and had been a pastoral deacon. as well as a regular singer and clarinetist for the worship team. In addition, she loved her book group, her biking group, and the opportunity to tutor young girls in Kids Hope.
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Paul R. Kopenkoskey is a full-time freelance writer and editor for an assortment of publications including Grand Rapids Magazine, Grand Rapids Business Journal, and Faith Grand Rapids magazine. He has completed his first novel with the working title, Karl Beguiled. He and his wife, Barb, live in Wyoming, Michigan. They have three children and five grandchildren.

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