Caroline Hannema

Assistant to Athletic Directors/Assistant Swim Coach
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Caroline Hannema has worked as assistant to the athletic directors since fall 2011. She heads marketing and promotions for all 20 varsity athletic teams and is responsible for organizing special events for the department.

In addition to her work with promotions, Caroline serves as the advisor to the Athletes Coming Together/Student Athlete Advisory Committee, where she leads a group of student-athletes who are committed to making a difference on their teams and in the Hope athletic community.

Caroline is also an assistant coach for the Hope swimming and diving teams.


  • M.A., sports management, Western Michigan University, anticipated graduation December 2015
  • B.A., communication: media studies, Wheaton College, 2011

Professional experience

Prior to Hope, Caroline spent one season working with the St. Paul Saints minor league baseball team in St. Paul, Minnesota. She worked with group ticket sales and special events.

In addition to her work at Hope, Caroline is an assistant swim coach for the Ultimate Swim Camp in San Antonio during the summer, alongside former Olympian Josh Davis.

Why I love Hope

Caroline loves the life of the campus community. She is blessed to work with students who are passionate about their studies and want to make a difference in the world.

Outside the college

You can often find her at the beach, enjoying beautiful Lake Michigan or taking a walk through downtown Holland.


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Caroline Hannema

Phone Number616.395.7081

DeVos Fieldhouse 222 Fairbanks Avenue Holland, MI 49423-3735
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