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Press Releases from Hope International University (23 total)

HIU President Announces Retirement

After 50 years in vocational ministry, including 45 years in higher education and the last 15 years of service as President of Hope International University, Dr. John L. Derry has announced his retirement, effective August 15, 2019. President Derry notified the HIU community in early December, stating that the timing is now right, both for the University and for his family. “Over the past several months, Jane and I

2017 Spirit of Hope Gala Raises over $160K in Student Scholarships

On Saturday, September 23, Hope International University presented the 2017 Spirit of Hope Concert & Awards Gala, hosting more than 600 alumni and friends in the Grand Ballroom of the Disneyland Hotel for a sparkling evening of celebration, inspiration, and philanthropy. This year, the University’s annual signature event raised over $160,000 toward student scholarships, highlighting Hope’s ongoing impact, and honoring individuals and organizations that exemplify the “Spirit of Hope.” The Spirit

College of Education unveils new "Smart Classroom"

The College of Education proudly unveiled their high-tech “Smart Classroom” to better prepare future educators for the classrooms of the future; all made possible by generous donors. In this new facility, students and professors can utilize an interactive projector that enables them to interface with a giant whiteboard and multiple handheld devices, and utilize screen-share and screen-saving capabilities. “We wanted to create a classroom in which our students and professors were

First Royals Baseball Player Drafted to MLB

FULLERTON, CA – Hope International University proudly announces yet another remarkable first for its fledgling baseball program in the 2017 season – a player selected in the First-Year Player Draft of Major League Baseball. Royals centerfielder Cameron Baranek (JR/Orange, CA) was chosen by the Miami Marlins in the ninth round with the 269th overall pick. "I'm just so thankful to God for everything He's done for me, and I could

Hope International University Royals Baseball Team Advances to NAIA World Series

[ SOURCE: ] LIMA, OH :: In just their second season of the program, HIU’s Baseball team punched their ticket to the NAIA World Series by going undefeated in the Opening Round and defeating #10 Middle Georgia State in the Championship Game with a final score of 12-11. The Royals will travel to Lewiston, Idaho, for the 61st World Series that runs from May 26-June 2, 2017. The Royals came from

HIU Publication Earns CASE Award of Excellence for the Second Consecutive Year

The Hope International University Office of Institutional Advancement received notice that HIU is a 2016 Winner of another CASE District VII Award of Excellence. CASE, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, recognized HIU’s student recruitment publication, the Undergraduate On Campus Search Brochure, as one of the best in its category. HIU’s submission competed among more than 470 entries from notable contenders. CASE District VII includes such

Women’s Basketball Makes History with NAIA Ranking

Hope International University’s Women’s Basketball team has earned their first ever NAIA Top 25 ranking. Currently ranked at #24, the Royals are 11-3 going into the second half of their season. They are also #7 in the NCCAA. With 15 games still to play in 2014, the Royals are on track to have one of their best seasons in recent years. They are currently chasing the record for the most

Spirit of Hope 2013 Achieves Gala Fundraising Record

The 2013 Spirit of Hope Celebrity Concert & Awards Gala lived up to its name for nearly 500 alumni, friends, and guests who attended on Saturday, September 28. The Grand Ballroom of the Disneyland Hotel served as the elegant backdrop for an evening of inspiration, entertainment, and record-breaking fundraising. The Institutional Advancement Department reported a total of $135,000 committed for the Student Scholarship Fund, the most ever raised through

Hope International University Opens New Anaheim Campus

Fullerton, CA - Hope International University has moved its online and graduate programs into a new facility in Anaheim. The new 24,000 square foot facility, overlooking Angel Stadium, represents a major investment by HIU in the University’s graduate and online programs. The new facility includes offices for faculty and staff from the Colleges of Education, Psychology and Counseling, Ministry and Biblical Studies, and Business and Management, as well

Fullerton, CA Hope International University Welcomes Community for Mayor’s Pra …

Hope International University (HIU) will host the 29th annual Fullerton Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. The Prayer Breakfast, scheduled for Friday, October 19, is modeled after the National Prayer Breakfast, held annually in Washington, D.C. “Our campus is a community that believes in prayer, and we are honored to host our friends and partners from the larger community for the sole purpose of praying for our local, state, and national leaders,” said

Spring 2012 Commencement Marks One of the Largest Graduating Classes in Universi …

This Saturday, May 12, 2012, Hope International University’s (HIU) the 93rd Commencement ceremony will take place with over 150 graduating students graduating, marking one of the largest classes in the University’s nearly 85-year history. Spring 2012 Commencement caps a semester that included a record high number of students enrolled at HIU. Graduation also marks the first time students from Dongseo University (DSU) in Korea, who have been studying abroad at HIU

Fullerton, CA – Hope International University Makes U.S. News & World Report …

Spring of 2012 has been a semester of firsts for Hope International University (HIU). In addition to achieving the highest enrollment numbers in the University’s history, HIU is pleased to announce its ranking this year with the U.S. News & World Report as a Western Regional College. HIU ranked in the #25 position. “As the Chief Academic Officer and as an alum of Hope, I’m very pleased with our entrance onto

Fullerton, CA – HIU Celebrates Record Enrollment

Hope International University (HIU) announces a record enrollment of 1,505 students for the Spring semester of 2012. A 35% increase from the Spring semester of 2011, which includes an additional 391 students, is unprecedented. “The enrollment growth HIU has experienced in the past two years is greater than we had anticipated,” President Dr. John Derry said. “The recent restructuring into five colleges with each college having residential, online, and

Hope International University Honored for Community Service

Fullerton, CA – Hope International University has been admitted to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its work in engaging its students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the U.S. Department of Education honored the nation’s leading colleges and universities, students, and faculty members, and staff for their commitment to bettering

12/09/11 Fullerton, CA - KFSH 95.9 Christmas Concert Sponsored by HIU

Hope International University is proud to once again be the gold sponsor for the KFSH 95.9 The Fish Christmas Concert. This year’s concert will feature Dove award nominee, Kutless, and will be held at Calvary Church in Santa Ana on Tuesday, December 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available only by listening to 95.9 The Fish, so start listening today! You can also hear HIU radio advertisements played on the radio

HIU Students Benefit from Cloud Library System

12/01/11 Fullerton, CA- Robin Hartman (BA ’81), Director of Library Services at Hope International University (HIU), is a trend setter in the library services industry. Her implementation of a web based integrated library system has reaped rewards for HIU students. Hope’s Hugh and Hazel Darling Library is so far one of only 31 libraries worldwide to transition into using an online or “cloud” system. In a WebEx session on November

11/29/11 Fullerton, CA - HIU Students Share their Voices for CollegeTown Develop …

Over 400 people were in attendance on Thursday, November 17, when Hope International University (HIU) hosted its CollegeTown Preview event. Held in conjunction with Fall Preview Day, a day that shows prospective students what it means to attend a private Christian University in Fullerton, the CollegeTown event invited current and prospective HIU students to share their opinions about the expansion project by taking a brief ten-minute survey. Over 100 students

MFT Professor Publishes Article on Hope International University’s Innovative …

An article authored by Erin Parker (MA ’10) on Hope International University’s (HIU) marriage and family therapy (MFT) program was published in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy’s September/October 2011 magazine. The article, entitled “Innovations in MFT Training,” describes how HIU’s program develops Christian-principled counselors who are highly trained to help families. She also details what sets Hope apart from other MFT programs: our Professional Development Plan and

Hope International University's Halloween Happy House 2011: Oh the Places You’ …

As part of their annual tradition, Hope International University (HIU) will host its Halloween alternative event, “Happy House,” on Monday, October 31, from 6 – 9 p.m. This year’s theme is “Dr. Seuss’ Oh The Places You’ll Go.” Happy House will feature free food, trick-or-treating through the first floor of the women’s dorms, a petting zoo, pony rides, a bounce house, and a specially created haunted house in the lobby

Hope International University Again Named ‘Military Friendly’ and a Yellow R …

Fullerton, CA (10/18/11) - Hope International University in Fullerton, CA has again been named a Military Friendly School by the G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Schools ® team and on its military and veteran College Matchmaker at Out of nearly 7000 schools nationwide, Military Friendly status is only granted to a rare 15%- leaving a list of 1000 of the most qualified schools and colleges to cater to our veterans

10/17/11 Fullerton, CA- HIU Partners with Local Groups for Fullerton Mayor’s P …

On Wednesday, October 12, Hope International University (HIU) helped coordinate the 28th Annual Fullerton Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Fullerton, CA. This year’s keynote speaker was Dr. Maryalyce Jeremiah, who boasts over 35 years of experience in collegiate coaching, administration, and public speaking. In addition to partnering with other members of the Fullerton Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Committee, HIU also had a number of administrators and officials

Fullerton, CA - HIU Participates in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - OC Wa …

The 2nd annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – OC Walk is set for Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 8 a.m. The 5K walk will begin at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA. Registration is available online at or onsite beginning at 7 a.m. on the day of the walk. Join the Hope International University (HIU) team, Hope for a Cure, by signing up to

9/26/11 Fullerton, CA – Hope International University Wins International Socie …

After a competitive judging process, Hope International University (HIU) has been selected as an International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR) Library awardee. HIU is one of only 150 institutions worldwide to receive the full ISSR Library set, which consists of 224 volumes that cover not only science and spirituality but also history, social science, philosophy, the environment and more. Established in 2002, the ISSR peer reviewed over 2000 books

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