Home / People / Hope Saunders Hope Saunders Assistant Director of Student Engagement GWU is a really amazing place that will always hold a special place in my heart! I am so excited to walk alongside you and your family throughout the college admissions process in hopes that you find your home away from home too! My favorite part about college was doing life with my friends who were really more like family. I loved all of the late-night studying, movie marathons, Cookout runs, jam sessions, and adventures we went on as we grew as people, in our faith and as professionals. I’m from Lakeland, Florida and graduated in 2018 from Gardner-Webb with my bachelor’s degree in public relations and a minor in graphic design. I was a member of the women’s swimming team, Delight ministry leader, and an RA (Resident Advisor) for the suites and apartments.