Hope College moves downtown
There is going to be a new look for the Hope College as it moves downtown.
To Hope College will be moving 106 3rd Avenue East, the former site of Just You & I. Dave Watson, Chief Education Officer says the new location is a positive step for the college.
“We like that it’s downtown, it gives us more visibility and it is better for mobility,” said Watson. “There are no stairs so if we get a student with mobility issues, we could better serve them.
He adds that they wanted to get closer to MH Enterprises. He says many of the people we are working with are tran- sitional and this allows the two agencies to work more closely. Classes at Hope College commence on Tuesday, September 5. They are continuing to offer its core programs which include its business administration and tourism diplomas. It also offers health studies, including Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness, and Herbal Health. It is continuing to offer its two year diploma in Justice Studies and Massage.
“We are trying to get the Massage Therapy hands on training started in January,” he said.
They have seen a bit of a jump in its enrollment so far. Last year the college had 11 students. This year they are projecting to have an enrollment of 15.
Hope College is moving to the downtown core.