Professor of Communication Dede Johnston and John Yelding, Associate Professor of Education, have received the 2016 Motoichiro Oghimi Global Courage Award. This award is given annually to a professor(s) or academic staff
member who exemplifies the following qualities:
- deep engagement with that part of the Hope College mission that calls us to prepare students for leadership and service in a global society.
- bold risk-taking in creative new ways and opportunities to help students engage people, places and cultures different from their own.
- engagers in global initiatives that go above and beyond his or her normal responsibilities.
Dede received the award for her leadership of the Shalom Global Scholars program and John for his long-term involvement in the Phelps Scholars Program. Through these programs, as well as other initiatives on and off campus, both individuals have assisted to further Hope's faculty, staff and students' cultural engagement and understanding.