The 2009 Hope College "Milestone" yearbook has been honored by Walsworth Publishing Company of Marceline, Mo., with induction into the company's Gallery of Excellence.
Walsworth selects only a small percentage of the yearbooks that it publishes for the designation. The honorees are chosen as extraordinary examples of all of the parts of a yearbook working in harmony, combining a great theme with great design, and adding compelling coverage and photography throughout the book for a winning combination that tells the story of the year for each student.
Gallery of Excellence yearbooks are used by the publisher's nationwide sales force as well-crafted examples, loaned to schools across the country to serve as idea generators, and displayed at regional, state and national conventions and workshops. Spreads from many of the honorees are also used as example illustrations in Walsworth's educational materials.
The 2009 "Milestone" was co-edited by Ali Thompson, a 2009 graduate from Plymouth, Minn., and Brittany Tuiner, a current junior from Augusta. Serving as sectional editors were Amanda Borden, Christina Bowles, Lauren Clack, Katie Krueger, Karly Murphy and Colton Wright; as staff members were Lauren Bull, Matthew Day, Emily Dunning, Pete Havlatka and Gabby Johnson; and as photographers were Hilary Delhagen, Alison Garza and Jenna Hunger. The advisor was Emily Hall, formerly residence life coordinator in Dykstra Hall.
The yearbook's representative from Walsworth Publishing, Anthony Perez, is a 1998 Hope graduate who was editor of the "Milestone" as a student.