posted April 27, 2006

Seniors Receive Sigma Xi Awards

A total of 78 Hope College seniors or recent graduates were honored with Senior Sigma Xi Awards during the college's annual Honors Convocation, held on Thursday, April 27, 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
Melissa J. DeYoung; Mattawan
Mark S. Dondero; Ada
Jamin M. Dreyer; Holland
Kathyrn M. Frens; Holland
Stefanie L. Haba ; Clarkston
Mitchell P. Plosz; Big Rapids
Laura J. Rippeberger; Sylvania, Ohio
John R. Rodstrom; Mount Vernon, Ohio
Lindsay J. Rotman; Zeeland
Natalie R. Sheldon; Gaston, Ore.
Rebekah B. Shyne ; Muskegon
Allison L. Stewart; Portage
Denae M. Torpey ; Rosebush
Erica L. Van Gilder ; Scarborough, Maine
Jeff S. Weber ; Grandville
Daniel G. Winter; Stevensville

Chemistry
Zachary A. Buchan; Cedar
Lynn K. Cargill; Hart
Kyle A. Cox; Marshall
Katie L. Hinkle; Cadillac
Natalie L. Hoogeveen; Orange City, Iowa
Wendy R. Johnson; Wyoming
Corissa L. Lamphear; Grand Rapids
Christopher M. Meeusen; Grand Rapids
Mitchell P. Plosz; Big Rapids
Julie A. Pollock; Midland
Michael L. Poublon; Hemlock
Mathew G. Pridgeon; Montgomery
Mattew J. Rycenga; Cadillac
Sean M. Thurmer; Battle Creek
Darren B. VanBeek; Orland Park, Ill.
Kenenth A. VandenOever; Portage
Mary J. VerHeulen; Walker
Tyson R. Vonderfecht; Thousand Oaks, Calif.
David L. Weatherly; Shelby Township

Computer Science
Daniela Banu; Bucharest, Romania
Stephen John Gonthier; Holland
Kathleen E. Ludewig; Ithaca, N.Y.

Engineering
Kurt F. Blohm; Wilmington, Ohio
Courtney A. Clum; Howell
Matt D. Goetz; Holland
Nathaniel S. Makowski; Detroit
Benjamin L. Mannino; Lansing

Geology
Keiko Kito; Kanagawa, Japan
Kristen E. McPhee; Mason

Mathematics
Brandon W. Alleman; Morrice
Daniela Banu; Bucharest, Romania
James C. Boerkoel; Fennville
Jennica A. Skoug; Portage
Ryan T. Weaver; Saline
Kyle W. Williams; Plainwell

Nursing
Heather N. Amundson; Eau Claire, Wis.
Katie J. Dozeman; Zeeland
Lindsay J. Fach; Rose City
Amelia L. Hosford; Bath
Jana L. Wagenmaker; Muskegon
Jennifer L. Yarmer; Fennville

Physics
Brandon W. Alleman; Morrice
Elizabeth F. Carlson; The Woodlands, Texas
Brenna M. Giacherio; Union, Ohio
Utsab Khadka; Kathmandu, Nepal
Patrick J. Mears; Des Plaines, Ill.
Jordan A. Sieman; Danville, Ill.

Psychology
Amanda E. Berlinski; Worth, Ill.
Justin Z. Blazek; Portage, Mich.
Andrew J. Bredow; Greenville
Kelly M. Charland; Naperville, Ill.
Will C. Guy; Adrian
Dana M. Long; South Lyon
Negeen E. Masghati,; Naperville, Ill.
Elizabeth A. Mickalich; Shelby Township
Erin L. Poll; Holland
William R. Rekshan; Marquette
Kathleen E. Schonfeld; Howell
Jeff D. Vandlen; Kalamazoo
Laurelin E. VanGinhoven; Zeeland
Julia Vargas; Mt. Pleasant
Peter J. Wright; Palo Alto, Calif.