posted April 10, 2001

Phi Beta Kappa

 Sixty-one of Hope College's graduating
seniors and recent graduates have been elected to the Zeta
of Michigan chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest
scholastic honorary society.

For more than 200 years, election to Phi Beta
Kappa has been a recognition of intellectual capacity well-
employed, especially in acquiring an education in the
liberal arts and sciences. The objectives of learning
encouraged by Phi Beta Kappa include intellectual honesty
and tolerance, range of intellectual interests and
understanding, not merely knowledge.

Hope faculty who are members of Phi Beta Kappa
have elected students in recognition of their high grade
point average in liberal arts courses, their exceptional
scholarly ability, and their independent and creative
scholarly activities.

A formal initiation ceremony and reception will
take place on Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. in the Maas Center
auditorium. The honorees will also be recognized during the
college's Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 26, at 7
p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

Hope College is one of only 255 colleges and
universities in the country, and one of eight in Michigan,
to have a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Hope's chapter was
chartered in 1971.

Initiates of Phi Beta Kappaat Hope College; Spring, 2001

Jonathan Bandstra; Holland

Brett Matthew Bebber; Littleton, Colo.

Kristin M. Bentivolio; Milford

Jessica Janine Berglund; Midland

Jennifer Ross Blackwell; Breckenridge, Colo.

Diane Bloem; Grand Rapids

Kelly Marie Buwalda; Granger, Ind.

Louis Telmon Canfield; Whitehall

Bradley James Chassee; Wyoming

Ryan Michael Coghill; Cary, Ill.

Timothy Sydney Cupery; Harbor Beach

Curtis Brian DeBoer; Kalamazoo

Jennifer Lee Dennis; Lowell

Stephan Dettmar; Saugatuck

Laura Karen Donnelly; Holland

Andrea Kristin Douglass; Libertyville, Ill.

Benjamin Joel Downie; Fort Wayne, Ind.

Sarah Margaret Escott; Farmington Hills

Brianne L. Fry; Saint Joseph

Kelly Alayne Getman; South Haven

Laura Ellen Grit; Fort Collins, Colo.

Kimberly Sue Grotenhuis; Holland

Michael Vincent Harris; Brighton

Ronald Joseph Heemstra; Ann Arbor

Mark Lyndon Hoekstra; New Era

Isaiah Michael Hoogendyk; Holland

Jennifer Rebecca Hoover; Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

Christopher S. Howell; Brighton

Brennan John Hughey; Elsie

Radoslav Rumenov Iliev; Sofia, Bulgaria

Rebecca Ruth Jackson; Lexington, Mass.

Katherine Lynn Jen; Hudsonville

Elizabeth Jane Jungst; Englewood, Fla.

Aaron Michael Keck; Lansing

Mery Alexandra Kendall; Mooresville, Ind.

Sara Elizabeth Lamers; Saint Johns

Daniel John Lappenga; Holland

Melanie Diane Lofquist; Marysville

Andrew Louis Lotz; Jenison

Matthew James Mahaffey; Comstock Park

Steven Edward Molesa; Troy

Kyla Michelle Moore; Kenosha, Wis.

Olga Oleksandrivna Motorna; Kiev, Ukraine

Sara Beth Oostendorp; Zeeland

Elizabeth Anne Pikaart; Zeeland

Emily Sara Poel; Grand Rapids

Jordan Ryan Schmidt; Eagan, Minn.

Whitney Elizabeth Schraw; Boyne City

Eric Michael Shaeffer; Rochester Hills

Junu Shrestha; Kathmandu, Nepal

Kirsten Erika Slotten; Grand Ledge

Sally Lynn Smits; Denver, Colo.

Kristin Anne Sorensen; Beecher, Ill.

Benjamin Mark Tennant; Holland

Joshua Jay Tibbe; Newaygo

Daniel Paul Valente; West Bloomfield

Elizabeth Lynn VandenBerg; Beverly Hills

David Timothy VanDerLaan; Lombard, Ill.

Amy Joyce Vander Meer; Holland

Daron Jon Vroon; Jacksonville,Fla.

Joel Stephen Ward; Oolitic, Ind.