A total of 63 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 18, at 2 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium. The honorees will also be recognized during the college's Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.
Hope College is one of only 270 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.
2004 Hope College Phi Beta Kappa Inductees
Norissa Renee Aukerman; South Windsor, Conn.
Molly Jean Baxter; Kennewick, Wash.
Krystal Anne Beyer; Alpena
Sara Joy Bolkema; Flushing
Jeremy Steven Brieve; Holland
Carla Jeanne Carrozziere; Rochester, N.Y.
Kim Noel Daelhousen; Sinking Spring, Pa.
Kathleen Louise Davenport; Gainesville, Fla.
Amanda Joy DeYoung; Holland
Heidi Gene Dykema; Grand Rapids
Julie Michele Esch; Ann Arbor
Matthew Aaron Farmer; Bangor
David Michael Foster; Onekama
Kathryn Anne Goetz; Collegeville, Pa.
Jessica Mae Gumbs; Grand Rapids
Heather Lynn Hahn; Valparaiso, Ind.
Nathan Joseph Hahn; Battle Creek
Daniel Joseph Halloran; Midland
Donald Stephen Hart; Ann Arbor
Joshua Carius Hauser; St. Charles, Mo.
Timothy Christopher Heck; Libertyville, Ill.
Benjamin Bruce Hilldore; Holland
Lauren Rebecca Hinkle; Indianapolis, Ind.
Megan Elizabeth Hoeksema; Dorr
Joy Marie Hofmeyer; Oelwein, Iowa
Micah Hans Holden; Holland
Andrew John Huisman; Zeeland
Daniel Johnson James; Holland
Jason Edward Kingma; Grand Rapids
Nathan Robert Kooistra; Burnsville, Minn.
Christin Arlene Kool; Grand Rapids
Karina Cleonice Machado; Hudsonville
Jeffrey Craig Melville; Grandville
Deonnie Gai Moodie; Naperville, Ill.
Mary Jean Otterness; Schenectady, N.Y.
Emily Elizabeth Parkhurst; Lansing
Jennifer Lee Paulus; Midland
Laura Helen Pearson; Plainwell
Melinda Kay Phillips; De Forest, Wis.
Eric Arthur Plewka; Whitehall
Joy Meredith Pope; Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Jenna Beth Rabe; Holland
Richard Dale Ray; Holland
Cindy L. Reichert; Corunna
Michael James Ross; River Forest, Ill.
Kristine Rebecca Schantz; Walled Lake
Benjamin James Schoettle; Zeeland
Karen Maria Schuen; Portage
Jonathan Gentry Sedon; Midland
Jeffrey Michael Seymour; Holland
John Charles Siehling; Zeeland
Michelle Frances Smith; Olympia, Wash.
Timothy Richard Stowe; Holland
Susan Michelle Taylor; Bath
Jennifer Suzanne Troke; Grand Rapids
Steve Mark VanBeek; Hudsonville
Kristi Lynn VanDerKolk; Holland
Megan Jane Vescolani; Benton Harbor
Amanda Joy Weener; Grand Rapids
Lynette Ann Wehmer; West Olive
Sarah Ann Wilkinson; Dowagiac
Emily Joan Zeig; Sterling Heights
Stacey Jane Zokoe; Jenison