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HOPE named Nurse Ann Perez Volunteer of the Year at a ceremony at the corporate headquarters in Millwood during National Volunteer Week in April. Learn More

2016 Pacific Partnership Mission to Kick-Off in May

Project HOPE is recruiting nurses, physicians and other health care specialists to participate in specific rotations on board the USNS Mercy to teach, train, and work side by side with military personnel and host nation health care providers. Pacific Partnership mission started in 2005. The mission is executed every year and travels around Southeast Asia providing humanitarian aid and disaster response support to the host countries civilian and military populations. Pacific Partnership 2016 will be operated by the USNS Mercy and will travel to Timor Leste, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia. Each country plans specific engagements based on the government's requests. The mission will include disaster response training, direct patient care, global initiatives and more. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

First International Member Joins Alumni Board

At its February 26 meeting the Board of Directors unanimously approved the invitation for HOPE alumna, Judit Csiszar, to become an At-Large Member. Judit joined HOPE in 2000 and directed its Health Care Management program in Bosnia and Herzegovina before becoming HOPE’s Regional Director from 2002 – 2010. She is currently senior lecturer, Healthcare Management at the Business School in Manchester, England. Welcome Judit!.

Alumni Reunion

The Alumni Reunion is scheduled for the October 7-8 at the Key Bridge Holiday Inn in Rosselyn, VA just a short distance by metro from Reagan National Airport. There will be a welcome reception Friday evening, October 7, sponsored by Abbott, and the general meeting and election of officers on Saturday morning. Following a free afternoon, the banquet will be in the evening. Rooms have been reserved for $130 plus tax. The registration fee before July 31 is $125 and after August 1 it will be $140. Additional dinner guests will be $50.

Registration form and officer ballot are in the spring alumni newsletter or use the links below.

2016 Alumni Association Officer Election Ballot

2016 Alumni Reunion Registration Form

For planning purposes, if you know that you will be attending, please contact Irene Machado at or 4770 Wellington Street, Hudsonville, MI 49426.

Seeking Books and Articles of HOPE Experiences

Have you written about your HOPE experiences? Are there professional articles that have been published that are related to your work with Project HOPE? The Association would like to have hard or electronic copies for placement in its Virtual Gallery. For coordination, please contact Association VP, Debbie Reister, at

HOPE Remembers

  • Ray Flanders, DDS – Maceio, Brazil and Grenada, West Indies - January 15, 2016
  • Joan E. Johnson - San Diego - February 8, 2016

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