posted March 20, 2000

Student Earns Scholarship

Daniel J. Lappenga, a Hope College junior from Holland, has received the 2000 Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers" from the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).

          The $2,000 scholarship is awarded by the AAPT
  Executive Board to either high school students or
  undergraduate students who plan to teach physics.  Lappenga
  is seeking certification in physics, mathematics and Latin,
  and plans to begin his teaching career in 2001.
          Lappenga's activities at Hope have included the
  orchestra, the Sigma Pi Sigma physics honorary society and
  serving as a tutor for the college's Academic Support
  Center.  He has consistently been named to the Hope Dean's
  List.
          He is the son of John and Joan Lappenga of
  Holland.  He is a 1997 graduate of Holland Christian High
  School.
          Initially founded more than 60 years ago, the AAPT
  supports "the advancement of the physics education
  profession and the quality and effectiveness of physics
  education in the U.S. and throughout the World."  The
  scholarship is supported by an endowment funded by Barbara
  Lotze, and is normally awarded to one recipient per year.