Awards for academic achievement during the current school year were presented to Hope College students during the college's annual Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 23.
The awards presented for achievement in specific
areas of study are as follows:
Art -- Art Department Purchase Award, senior Jesse
J. Koskey of Berkley; the Herrel George Thomas Memorial
Scholarship, sophomore Carrie L. Berlin of Eastpointe; the
Holland Area Arts Council Scholarship, sophomore Erin N.
Overmeyer of Fort Wayne, Ind.; the Stanley Harrington Art
Scholarship, sophomore Matthew S. Morgan of Rockford.
Biology -- The Biology Book Award, freshman
Benjamin Tennant of Pinckney; the de Kruif Writing Prize and
the Wolterink Prize in Biology, junior Jason Roberts of
Biochemistry -- The Undergraduate Award for
Achievement in Biochemistry, senior Erin Schiller of
Chemistry -- First-Year Chemistry Book Award,
freshman Julia Koeppe of Fayetteville, Ariz.; Organic
Chemistry Book Award to the Outstanding Student in Organic
Chemistry, sophomore Jordan R. Schmidt of Eagan, Minn.;
Junior Chemistry Journal Award, junior Kevin W. Paulisse of
Grandville; the Cupery Student Research Fellowship,
sophomore John Shoemaker of Fort Wayne, Ind.; the DeVries
Summer Research Fellowship, sophomore Chris Cappa of
Naperville, Ill.; the Undergraduate Award for Achievement in
Organic Chemistry, sophomore Caroline J. Newell of Reed
City; the Visser Summer Research Fellowship, junior Matthew
Reynolds of Lansing.
Communication -- The A.A. Raven Prize in
Communication, senior Nicholas Holtvluwer of Grand Rapids;
the J. Ackerman Coles Award for Scholarship in Communication
Studies, senior Elizabeth Freeman of Oxford.
Computer Science Department -- The Russell J.
Kraay Awards in Computer Science, juniors Nathan J.
Oostendorp of Holland and James N. Vanderhyde of Comstock
Dance -- The Florence Cavanaugh Dance Awards,
seniors Lara Bremer of Grand Rapids and Anna Resele of Mount
Economics and Business Administration -- The
Deloitte & Touche Junior Accounting Book Award, junior
Elizabeth L. Yared of Grand Rapids; the Award for
Outstanding Junior Economics Student, junior Mark R. Piersma
of Caledonia; Baker Scholars, sophomores Dana F. Andrews of
Petoskey, Curtis E. Brinks of Middleville, Eric R. Goodman
of Okemos, Benjamin S. Lane of Traverse City and Kirsten B.
Morian of Shelby Township.
Education -- the Elizabeth Vanderbush Awards in
Education, juniors Julie C. Morin of Holland, Matthew A.
Putnam of Greenville, Kara M. Riley of South Lyon, Amanda L.
Vanderhill of Holland and Gregory S. Vaughan of Traverse
City; the Elizabeth Vanderbush Scholarships, juniors Rachel
E. Haveman of Fremont and Amy J. Sanders of Stanwood.
English -- the William Eerdmans Poetry Prize,
senior Sufjan Stevens of Petoskey; the William Eerdmans
Prose Prize, senior Melissa Herwaldt of Lincoln Park, N.J.;
the George Birkhoff English Prizes, senior Kristin A. Kelley
of Manistee and junior Amy J. Sanders of Stanwood; the
Stephenson First-Year Writing Prize, sophomore Claire
Krukowski of Grosse Ile and senior Sandra Snitchler
VanConant of Holland; Erika Brubaker Awards for Promising
Achievements in the Study of Literature, junior Jannelle L.
Coffey of Spring Lake, junior Corrinne J. Cravotta of
Sussex, N.J., junior Noah J. Dale of Montpelier, Vt., junior
Katherine L. Folkert of Hudsonville, junior Stephanie L.
Freriks of Zeeland, junior Emily S. Horton of East Grand
Rapids, junior Christina M. Malkowski of Free Soil, junior
Emily R. Ratering of Greenlake, Wis., sophomore Erin J.
Rodenhouse of Holland, junior Amy J. Sanders of Stanwood,
sophomore Erin R. Selmer of Seymour, Wis., and sophomore
Christine J. Trinh of Holland.
Geological and Environmental Sciences -- Geology
Freshman Award: Ancient Mystic Order of the Trilobite
Awards, freshmen Yasemin I. Tulu of Holland and Jeffrey D.
Wilcox of Saline; the Faculty Book Award, junior Erik J.
Hiemstra of Wyoming; the Tulip City Gem and Mineral Club
Award, senior Martin L. Landes Jr. of Hastings; the Michael
Visscher Memorial Book Award, junior Bradley D. Peuler of
Wyoming; the Reinking Memorial Scholarship, junior Kimberly
L. Lake of Dublin, Ohio.
History -- The Phi Alpha Theta Freshman Book
Awards, sophomore Heather A. Coverdale of Portage, freshman
Mark L. Hoekstra of New Era, freshman Joshua A. Krikke of
Hudsonville, freshman Melissa S. LaBarge of Holland,
freshman Emily S. Poel of Grand Rapids, freshman Whitney E.
Schraw of Boyne City, freshman Kristyn J. Sundstedt of
Algonquin, Ill., and freshman Noah D. Tucker of Columbia
City, Ind.; the Phi Alpha Theta Sophomore Book Awards,
sophomore Jennifer A. Baker of Hoffman Estates, Ill.,
sophomore Renne C. Lick of Shelby Township, sophomore
Caroline J. Newell of Reed City and sophomore Erica A.
Puntel of Centerville, Ohio; the Robert L. Melka Memorial
Awards, freshman Louis T. Canfield of Whitehall and
sophomore Banu Demiralp of Istanbul, Turkey; the Metta J.
Ross History Prize, sophomore Susan M. Korpela of
Kinesiology -- The Miner Stegenga Award, junior
Rebecca J. Timmer of Pella, Iowa; the Alvin W. Vanderbush
Student Athlete Award, senior Joseph Charles Zupancic of
Wyoming; the Susan Allie Physical Education Award, senior
Stacy J. Brown of Laingsburg; the Kathleen Ann White '76
Memorial Scholarship, senior Rebecca Jean Schmidt of
Holland; and the Human Kinetics Junior Book Award in
Athletic Training, junior Tasha A. Guild of Lansing.
Mathematics -- The John Kleinheksel Mathematics
Awards, sophomore Jennifer Gliesman of Macomb, sophomore
Kelly Joos of Okemos, freshman Steven Molesa of Troy and
sophomore J.R. Schmidt of Eagan, Minn.
Modern and Classical Languages -- The Classics
Prize, junior Rebecca L. Beals Bernhardt of Holland; the
Delta Phi Alpha Book Prize, senior Kathleen R. Coleman of
Abilene, Kan.; the Linda D. Palmer Memorial Award in French,
senior Martha Fenton Langmuir of Bloomfield Hills; the
Martin N. Ralph Memorial Award in Spanish, junior Emily R.
Cassell of Hastings; the Edward J. Wolters Classics Award,
senior Kristen L. Steketee of Holland.
Music -- The Grace Marguerite Browning Scholarship
in Voice, sophomore Joy Eisenga of McBain; the Robert W.
Cavanaugh Scholarship in Voice, sophomore Renee Meyer of Mt.
Vernon, Iowa; the Delta Omicron Scholarship (Alpha Chi
Chapter), sophomore Jessica Loomis of Holland; the Junior-
Senior Instrumental Scholarships, junior Syeung Mishler of
Chesaning and sophomore Josh Rasdall of Durango, Colo.; the
Junior-Senior Scholarship in Piano, junior Gwen Veldhof of
Zeeland; the Eleanor J. Palma Memorial Award, sophomore Beth
Quimby of Williamsville, N.Y.; the Jean Anderson Palmer
Memorial Award in Piano, freshman Paul Jacobs of Grand
Haven; the Claryce Rozeboom Memorial Scholarship in Organ,
sophomore David Schout of Holland; the Donald Weener
Memorial Award, freshman Laura Donnelly of Holland.
Nursing -- The Christian Service Award, senior
Renee Rose Saar of Clinton Township; the Junior Award,
junior Rachel Kemink of Grandville; the Sophomore Pre-
Nursing Award, sophomore Andrew Berdasono of St. Clair
Philosophy -- The Charles E. Lake Junior Prize in
Philosophy, junior Michael G. Cross of Petoskey; the Charles
E. Lake Memorial Prize in Ancient Philosophy, freshman
Ashley Rarick of Wildwood, Mo.; the Charles E. Lake Memorial
Prize in Modern Philosophy, freshman Jack Mulder of Grand
Physics -- The Freshman Physics Book Awards,
freshmen Steven Molesa of Troy and Daniel Valente of West
Political Science -- The Political Science
Department Book Awards, sophomore Sara E. Bishop of DeWitt;
freshman John W. Brandkamp of Staten Island, N.Y.; freshman
Marcus E. Brisbo of Lansing; freshman Paul A. Bush of St.
Louis; freshman Michael J. Feyen of East Grand Rapids;
sophomore Phillip C. Haan of Grand Rapids; sophomore Aaron
M. Keck of Lansing; freshman Andrew L. Lotz of Sioux City,
Iowa; freshman Joel S. Neckers of Grand Rapids; freshman
Seth Q. Parker of Rockford; junior Sarah J. Rutherford of
Downers Grove, Ill.; sophomore Jamie L. Sutton of Eaton
Rapids; freshman Jennifer L. Van Dyke of Alto; and freshman
David J. Van Opstall of Hudsonville. The Renze Lyle
Hoeksema Prizes in Political Science, junior Robb E. Harmsen
of Hamilton, freshman Palesa P. Mazamisa of South Africa and
senior Brittan J. Strangways of Jenison.
Psychology -- The Arthur John Terkeurst Psychology
Scholarship, sophomore Ben Swets of Grand Rapids; the Martin
E. Seligman Prizes, senior Timothy Franklyn of Wayne, N.J.,
and sophomore Dara Spearman of Jenison; the C. James
Stringer Jr. Memorial Award, senior Ellen Schultz of Maple
Religion -- The Religion Scholarship Award, junior
Joshua M. Vis of Holland. The Van Ess Scholarship Awards,
sophomore Ryan C. Atwell of Muscatine, Iowa; junior Amanda
Black of Cartersville, Ga.; sophomore Jenette M. Bongiorno
of Oxford; sophomore Kathryn A. Davelaar of Holland; junior
Kevin DeYoung of Jenison; junior Kerri L. Haveman of
Holland; junior Kathleen S. Hoffmaster of Hopkins; sophomore
Tyler J. Jansen of Delton; sophomore Cathleen M. Jaworowski
of Grand Rapids; sophomore Matthew J. Mahaffey of Montezuma,
Iowa; junior Joshua D. Metzler of Chelsea; freshman Kyla M.
Moore of Kenosha, Wis.; freshman Jack E. Mulder of Grand
Rapids; sophomore Erica A. Puntel of Centerville, Ohio;
junior Emily R. Ratering of Green Lake, Wis.; sophomore Amy
E. Rife of Hartland; junior Ronald L. Suszek of Alpena;
sophomore Katherine A. Tigelaar of Guilford, Conn.; and
junior Joshua M. Vis of Holland.
Theatre -- The Theatre Department Freshman Awards,
freshmen Jamie Raabe of Newport Beach, Calif., and Michelle
Rynbrandt of Clio; the Theatre Department Sophomore Award,
sophomore Katie Drop of Iowa City, Iowa; the Theatre
Department Junior Awards, juniors Christina Malkowski of
Free Soil and David Theune of Spring Lake.
Dean for Arts and Humanities' Awards -- freshman
Rebecca R. Jackson of Norwich, Conn.; sophomore Cynthia C.
Knight of Kalamazoo; and senior Laura E. Myers of Holland.
Beckman Scholarship -- sophomore Katie M. Horsman
of Battle Creek.
Dean of Students Peter Bol Award -- senior
Katherine Marie Barnes of Tucson, Ariz.
Dean of Students Greek Leadership Award -- seniors
Jonathan E. Charnin of Grand Rapids; Amy-Lynn Halverson of
Plymouth; Todd J. Hornsby of Grand Rapids; and Kristen L.
Steketee of Holland.
Dean of Students Race Issues Paper Contest Award -
- senior Noelle Wood of Holland.
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship -- junior Kevin W.
Paulisse of Grandville.
Jurries Family Vienna Summer School Awards --
senior Robert Dietz of Indianapolis, Ind., and junior Kelly
Martin of Oswego, Ill.
Theune Family Award -- senior Matthew Kane
Sterenberg of Hillsboro, Ore.
Paul Norman Timmer Memorial Award -- Kristine
Martino of Mt. Prospect, Ill.
Gene van Tamelen Prize for Creativity in the
Sciences -- senior Lloyd Jerome Simons of Bailey.
Mary van Tamelen Prizes for Creativity in the Arts
-- seniors Ryan G. Janus and Anna M. Resele of Mt. Prospect,
Women's Issues Organization -- The Gender Issue
Paper Contest Award, junior Amanda L. Vanderhill of Holland.
The Post Jewelry Chapel Choir Awards to the
following seniors: Jeff Amlotte of Ossineke; Kristina
Bakker of Hamilton; Ann Barry of Midland; Alison J.
Beukelman of Ellenville, N.Y.; Thomas Goodhart of Kingsman,
Ohio; Daniel Hansen of Madison, Wis.; Aubrey Howe of
Berkley; Ryan Janus of Mt. Prospect, Ill.; Kara McGillicuddy
of Okemos; Aaron Vande Wege of Zeeland; and Kathryn Wing of