Kate Ralston

Associate Director of Alumni and Family Engagement
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Kate Ralston joined the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement in 2016.


  • B.A., secondary education – history, Hope College, 2009

Professional experience

Kate taught secondary social studies in Ann Arbor for four years before moving back to Holland. She served as the campus visit in coordinator in the Hope College Admissions Office from 2013 to 2015.

Why I love Hope

Hope is home to Kate. She has never felt more comfortable and welcomed in any other place. Kate feels Hope is full of faithful, intelligent, warm-hearted people who make this an amazing place for her to work and live. She met her husband and her best friends here, and it holds some of her favorite memories.

Hope's connection to the Holland community and the support it receives from its neighbors is a fun experience for Kate. She finds Hope’s campus and the Holland area to be breathtakingly beautiful.

Outside the college

Kate loves spending time downtown Holland, at the beach and at Big Lots. She can usually be found running around Holland or cooking in her tiny kitchen. Her life goal is to visit the graves of every American president, which has inspired a lot of travel around the country.

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Kate Ralston

Phone Number616.395.7403

DeWitt Floor 2 141 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423