Alyssa Kerkman
Alyssa Kerkman
Year: Freshman
Hometown: South Bend, Indiana
High School: Saint Joseph
Events: Butterfly/Individual Medley
Major: Nursing


MIAA Honor Roll (2020)

Why did you choose Hope College? I fell in love with Hope on my very first visit! I chose Hope because I wanted a smaller college, and I absolutely loved the atmosphere and how friendly every single person was! 

What is your favorite pregame meal or snack? And why? Apples! They're refreshing and energizing! 

What is your favorite movie and why? Lemonade Mouth because my friends and I always sing all the songs on long car rides!

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Don't avoid something because you're afraid to fail. 

List a favorite Bible verse and why it is meaningful to you. Isaiah 41:10 - “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” This verse is so powerful to me and always reminds me that God is by my side to help me, no matter what is happening. 

Please list any service opportunities you plan to be engaged with this year: Both on campus and off campus. (i.e. Mortar Board, CASA, Dance Marathon, Boys & Girls Club). Dance Marathon