posted April 26, 2001

Sigma Xi Honorees Announced

Fifty-five Hope College seniors were honored with Senior Sigma Xi Research Awards during the college's annual Honors Convocation, held on Thursday, April 26, in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

Sigma Xi is the Scientific Research Society. The Sigma Xi club at Hope is one of 500 clubs and chapters in North America dedicated to the encouragement, support and recognition of scientists.

The students receiving awards were:

Biology:

David Boerema; Chicago Ridge, Ill.

Sherrie Cunningham; Waterford

Sarah Escott; Farmington Hills

Justin Grobe; Rapid City

Meribeth Huizinga; Comstock Park

David Kuhrt; East Greenbush, N.Y.

Catherine Lowe; Holland

Olga Motorna; Kiev, Ukraine

Aaron Petersen; Grand Rapids

Elizabeth Pikaart; Zeeland

Adam Reddick; East Tawas

Elizabeth Stancik; St. Joseph

Benjamin Tennant; Holland

Angela Van Erp; Bad Axe

Joseph Veldman; Sawyer

Maryann Williamson; Grayslake, Ill.

Chemistry:

Nicholas Grasman; Byron Center

Ronald Heemstra; Ann Arbor

Christopher Howell; Brighton

Nathan Ide; Spring Lake

Elizabeth Jungst; Englewood, Fla.

Julia Koeppe; Fayetteville, Ark.

Jesse McKey; Grand Rapids

Bill Murdoch; Fennville

David Nash; Lyons

Jeffrey Petkus; Bellflower, Calif.

Brandy Schenck; Grand Ledge

Jordan Schmidt; Eagan, Minn.

Junu Shrestha; Kathmandu, Nepal

David Woody; Wayne

Computer Science:

Laura Grit; Fort Collins, Colo.

Jessica Hovater; Grass Lake

Joshua Krikke; Hudsonville

Tim Vroom; Zeeland

Daron Vroon; Jacksonville, Fla.

Ben Wing; Maple City

Geological and Environmental Sciences:

Chad Ferguson; Roscommon

Yasemin Tulu; Holland

Martin Van Oort; Deer Lodge, Mont.

Jeffrey Wilcox; Saline

Mathematics:

Andrea Douglass; Libertyville, Ill.

Physics and Engineering:

Joshua Danek; Au Gres

Matthew Goupell; Mount Pleasant

Brennan Hughey; Elsie

Daniel Lappenga; Holland

Steven Molesa; Troy

Daniel Valente; West Bloomfield

Psychology:

David Bauer; Hartford

Jennifer Dennis; Lowell

Shannon Juengst; Libertyville, Ill.

Emily Koster; Kenosha, Wis.

Eric Shaeffer; Rochester Hills

Emily Sowers; Grand Rapids

Kylee Van Haitsma; Holland

Lindsey Woodall; Macatawa